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Malasysia, Truly Asia: A Travel Review Series (page 2)

|Turn to Series I, Security and Freedom in this Truly Asian Country | Turn to Series IV and Series IV, Cleanliness and Beaches in Malaysia| -- This series, I used to author it and submitted this review to a certain travel site. Since I posted it more than a year ago, I deem it is fair enough to post it here in y travel blog as well. This series is divided into 8 parts and one part is posted every two days from the first day of posting. Watch out and be guided when you plan to travel n Malaysia. Don't forget to enjoy as well.... Series II. Malaysian Food Choices ... Food..food and food! I am so glad to know that in this country, their priority in life is food. Of course food is important to all but in Malaysia, the Malaysians make it the most affordable of all the things that one can purchase around. I remebered eating a whole dish with RM1.20 which is equivalent to less than a dollar. We set aside the taste because this is relative and subjective but wherever we went, we found the food to be of abundance and to be of low price. It is aboundant and with a wide variety because Malaysia has become a meeting point for Arabs, Indians, Chinese and Malays. This means that in this country there are lots of food variations served by these various national/ethnic groups. We also tried all and on the same building as our hotel, we had an Indian food court named Maulana Food Court. It was in Jalan Pudu Malaysia. I remember to have eaten there at least 6 times because the food choices were so wide and the tastes were really great. A caution though, if you cannot handle very hot and spicy food you better ask before taking any food in an Indian restaurant.

Chinese restaurants were the ones we frequented the most. It is due to the fact that it is legal for Chinese to sell liquors and since my partner had a need for few beer cans each meal time we found Chinese restos to be of best choice. Muslims are supposed to be not alcoholic drinkers thus, they don't sell these drinks.

When it comes to fruit, they are very affordable as well. Or maybe we just happen to visit when fruits are in abundance but I have to say I bought some tropical fruit at $0.25 a kilo.

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Series III.Afraid of Getting Lost? Don't Worry, You Wont!

Anywhere in Malaysia that I have visited have their tourism promotional tools. Be it in a bus terminal in Seremban, an airport in Selangor, a hotel in Kuala Lumpur or in a mall in Melaka, they have something to offer to the tourists. The best of these facilities are the free phone booth with direct dials to all Melaka hotels and tourist destinations. This was in the Melaka bus terminal and there are two telephones available in the self-service booth, together with the names of the hotels/attractions and their descriptions and rates.

Most of the steets, if not all, in Malaysia are with very reliable signage and I have presumed that the word "jalan" means street. It's because they have the streets as Jalan Imbi, Jalan Ismael and Jalan Petaling among others. Even it's quite tricky in Kuala Lumpur for its streets, we learned fast because of the abundance of various kinds of free maps and tourism brochures available for free in hotels and bus terminals and of course, as I have mentioned, with the reliability of the street signages.

5 comments:

EddieGarcia said...

Another very informative post. You make me want to hop on a plane and visit this wonderful culture. I can see that our foods likes are about the same and I can enjoy some of that hot and spicy dishes. Who knows, me and misses just might make it in that direction one of these days and your series will be very helpful. Thanks again for sharing!

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Matt said...

A vacation to Malaysia definitely sounds appealing. Based on what you have mentioned it seems like they really cater to tourists which is something I was unsure about. I partiuclarly like how you mention the food and so cheap. The pictures look delicious. Could that possibly be under one dollar USD? That is incredible!

I Love Philippines! said...

@ EddieGarcia,
Even I want to do the same thing as you. It's cold here in Netherlands. Indeed spicy and Asian food, I like them too. Good luck and it's really great to set foot in Asia.

@Matt,
I advise you let the whole series unfold before you decide so that you can weigh in the good and the not-so-good depending on your judgment. ^^

Karachi Hotel said...

Nice recipe and very informative.

Rizwan Ali said...

A vacation to Malaysia definitely sounds appealing.and also their food i love that nice and spicy taste is also superb.
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