To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia. A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture.Malaysia is divided into 13 states and 3 Federal Territories, separated by the South China Sea with 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) in Peninsular Malaysia and two states and 1 federal territory (Labuan) in East Malaysia.
One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
*Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government’s official portal, http://www.tourism.gov.my/en/my/malaysia360
Sama-Sama Hotel , Sepang (Conference venue & Excursion)
Some suggestions worthy of your consideration:
1. Enjoy a round of golf at Nilai Springs Golf & Country Club. With three interconnecting courses set amidst the lush tropical surroundings, there’s no shortage of challenging holes for the amateur or seasoned golfer.
2. Revel in the high-speed action at Sepang International Circuit. This famous race track is home to the pinnacle of motor sport, the Fl Malaysia Grand Prix, as well as a host of other races including MotoGP and the Malaysia Merdeka Endurance Race.
3. Majestic by day and dazzling at night, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers is Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel. Walk across the sky-bridge and admire Kuala Lumpur at 170 meters above ground. Meanwhile, on the observation deck at level 86, you literally reach the skies at 360 meters.
4 Standing at a staggering height of 421 meters, the KL Tower is ranked the 7th tallest communication tower in the world and is the tallest in Southeast Asia. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Kuala Lumpur with an exquisite fine dining experience amidst the tranquility of a nature retreat.
5. Kuala Lumpur is a shopping paradise and you will be spoilt for choice with the many exciting shopping malls all over the city, each with its own distinctive attractions. From Pavilion Kuala Lumpur to Starhill Gallery, Suria KLCC to Midvalley Megamall, there’s always a sale or special event you cannot afford to miss!
6. Mitsui Outlet Park is 5 minutes’ drive away from Sama-Sama. The Mitsui Outlet Park is a mall that offers a huge variety of more than 100 outlets of leading luxury brands including local, international and Japanese brand’s off-season items, overstocked items, discounted items and trial products.
7. For last minute shopping, hop on a 3 minutes’ train ride via the Express Rail Link (ERL) and head to klia2 or the Gateway Shopping Mall. Indulge in a rich variety of Food and Beverages from around the world.
8. Spend the day wandering through the quaint surroundings of Central Market. You’ll discover a cultural hub for local handicrafts, art and batik as well as a delicious selection of Malaysian delicacies.