Friday 14 March 2014

Malaysia On My Mind!

The explorer in me has always wanted to visit Malaysia ever since I was in school. 
For me, Malaysia is like India - a Kaleidoscope of cultures, races and religions where many languages are spoken. 
Also, like India, Malaysia upholds 'Unity in Diversity'.

Being a HUGE Travel & Hindi Movies fan, I never miss the glimpses of Malaysia that I get to see in the Travel Shows on Television and in our Hindi films. Its picturesque locales have me hooked! Filmmakers have cashed in on Malaysia's exotic locales. 

Here is a list of some of the Hindi movies that have been filmed in locations in Malaysia:

Paa - Edward VII School
Don - Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kuala Lumpur
Dil Maange More - Pahang, Putrajaya
Don-2 - Malacca Prison, Kuala Lumpur
Yaadein - Langkawi Island
One Two Ka Four - Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi Island

The Malaysia -Truly Asia advertising campaign gave enough reasons to gape! 
I really want to visit the magical place...

5 Things I Want To Experience In Malaysia

1. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

There was a TV-Series about the World's ‘Megastructure’. I sincerely watched the construction of the Petronas Twin Towers. I bit my nails in anticipation when they showed how challenging it was to build the skybridge linking the towers as the architects had to deal with high wind-speed & pressure and other technical issues.

I  wish to stand on the skybridge and enjoy the superb viewing platform in this 451.9 metres above street-level, iconic 88-storey building. 

Taking photographs of and with Malaysia’s most famous attraction features on my Must-Do List!

2. George Town, Penang

I want to experience the heritage trails & hawker food in the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is Penang. 

Historical architecture appeals to the art and culture-lover in me. 

Further, the foodie in me will have a gala time at George Town that is famous for its delicious food. 

The believer in me will be delighted to revel in the celebration of faith there... 

Check out Penang Hotels here.

3. Mulu National Park, Sarawak

It’ll be wonderful for the photographer in me to visit the Mulu National Park, Sarawak & capture the great sights. 

This UNESCO World Heritage Site has natural wealth such as razor-sharp limestone spikes called The Pinnacles and the world's largest cave chamber- The Sarawak Chamber that is capable of accommodating 40 Boeing 747 aircraft!

I have read that the Deer Cave has the world's largest cave passage. I would love to see the unique rock formation with a silhouette resembling the profile of my idol- the 16th U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln.

4. LEGOLAND & Hello Kitty Town, Johor

Johor's theme parks are wonderful for the happy-go-lucky innocent kid in me who loves fun and adventure. 

I am a great fan of the Sanrio cartoon character- Hello Kitty & will love the interactive experience. Visiting the Hello Kitty Town, the first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan, will be visiting my childhood.

LEGOLAND is the first of its kind in Asia and the first international park in Malaysia. I will love its rides, interactive displays and themed areas.

How lovely it will be to find miniature replicas of Asia's popular landmarks made with more than 30 million LEGO bricks in MINILAND there!

5. Langkawi, Kedah

I want to be a part of the mystery, myth, legend and natural beauty that is Langkawi Island…

It will be awesome to visit this part of an archipelago of 99 tropical islands near the coast of Kedah.

Its 500 million years old varied and amazing geological heritage has earned it the Global Geopark status by UNESCO. 

Langkawi is also famous for duty-free shopping where I can pick up mementos for my near and dear.

Just listed five experiences....
But, there are many for the senses!

Malaysia has lots more in store
That I really want to explore!

Three months ago, I wrote a post 'KUALA LUMPUR CALLING!
Expressing a chance to visit Kuala Lumpur - I was hoping!

Earned a lot of good wishes from my friends- 'May dream be true'!
I know I'll be there very soon as Malaysia beckons me and you!
Top post on, the community of Indian Bloggers
Note- Images Courtesy- Tourism Malaysia, BlogAdda & Traveloka.
Unseen Malaysia | 41 Bucket-list-worthy Destinations
Unseen Malaysia | 41 Bucket-list-worthy Destinations. View the interactive version here


  1. Indeed some cool places to visit!
    Good entry and I hope you win this. :)

    1. Thanks a lot Indrani! For my last Malaysia post too, you had wished me the same! :) I believe all the wishes should come true now. Fingers crossed!
      Do submit your entry too :)

  2. Now, Malaysia is on my mind too thanks to your wonderful post.
    Hope you soon get to visit Malaysia.

    1. Thank you Kiran for your hearty wish & comment :)

  3. Wow you have enticed me further to visit Malaysia !! All the best for the contest Anita !

    1. Thanks Naba! Very kind of you :) Wishes much needed :)

  4. I liked how you related the researched information with things like movies and some of the things that you like to do. That is what makes a post interesting rather than blindly collating information and reproducing as some others have done. Best of luck for the contest.

    1. Thank you so much, Karthik :) I am so delighted that you found it interesting!
      Actually, written it from the heart :)
      Best wishes to you too :)

  5. indeed a nice post .. all the best for contest :).. thanks for your advice on indispire .. i reedited the post to include one image of my dream library and made it active on indispire .. thank you again :)

    1. Thanks a lot Ankur :)
      I just read your Library post! Really cool with the added art-work :)

  6. Wow, that is a comprehensive post. Good luck for the contest.

    1. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog, Rachna :) Appreciate your nice words :)
      Do visit often :)

  7. Very well researched and passionately penned post. Supe.

    1. Thanks Rio for the recognition! Delighted that you liked it! :)

  8. Some good work of R&D can be seen over here. Indeed Malaysia is a beautiful place to visit. I wish you all the best Anita. :)

    1. Thanks Namrata for your appreciation & wishes :)
      Effort feels well-worth it! :)

  9. wow good post with awl pretty gud info!!

    1. Thanks Aparna! Delighted it appealed to you :)

  10. Lovely post.. Loads of info :) ... ATB :)

    1. Thanks Menachary :) Wishes much needed to win :)
      They just wanted 5...else would have had more info!!!
      It was tough to choose just 5 experiences :)

  11. Malaysia ... Truly Asia...!! *sings*

    Very Very well written one... looks like you have been dreaming for this place for years...Good luck with the contest :D

    1. So cool Namrota! Bang on! You guessed it right!
      Dreaming of my Malaysia visit for looooong now :D
      Thanks for your appreciation & good wishes!

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  13. This is really nice post. All the best for the contest :-)


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