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Insight Guides: Malaysia

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Be inspired by our new edition of Insight Guide Malaysia, which has been comprehensively overhauled, with hundreds of brand-new, specially commissioned color photographs that bring the destination to life. New chapters on Malaysia’s astoundingly rich biodiversity, contemporary state, and multicultural people complement the detailed coverage of the country’s history, dazzling architecture, and fabulous cuisine, while special travel photography features focus on hawker food, ...

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Overview

Be inspired by our new edition of Insight Guide Malaysia, which has been comprehensively overhauled, with hundreds of brand-new, specially commissioned color photographs that bring the destination to life. New chapters on Malaysia’s astoundingly rich biodiversity, contemporary state, and multicultural people complement the detailed coverage of the country’s history, dazzling architecture, and fabulous cuisine, while special travel photography features focus on hawker food, Sarawak longhouses, and more.

The first part of the book details Malaysia’s rich natural landscape, fascinating history, and dynamic modern culture. The Places section contains descriptive region-by-region accounts of where to go, complemented by attractive, detailed maps linked to the key sights by numbered dots. At the back of the book, the Travel Tips section provides all the practical information you'll need to plan a memorable trip, as well as selective listings giving our writer’s pick of the best places to stay and eat.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780051079
  • Publisher: Apa Publications UK, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: Insight Guides Series
  • Edition description: Nineteenth Edition
  • Edition number: 19
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 571,890
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Siew Lyn Wong specialises in travel and environmental writing. A gourmet and nature-lover, she loves Kuala Lumpur’s eclectic blend of chaos and cosmopolitanism, and the multifariousness of Malaysia in general. She has contributed to numerous Insight Guides, including Insight Guide Southeast Asia, Insight Guide Malaysia, Pocket Guide Penang and Langkawi and Step-by-Step Kuala Lumpur.
HonYuen Leong is a documentary writer-director-producer who makes movies about Asia. Formerly a journalist, she continues to write on subjects she is deeply passionate about – travel, heritage, architecture, and the community. Her favorite thing about Malaysia is that you can never go hungry. In major cities and towns, there is always a tasty snack to be found anytime of the day or

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Best of Malaysia
A Vibrant Blend
The Natural World

History
Decisive Dates
Beginnings
British Malaya
The Making of Malaysia
Contemporary Malaysia

Features

People
Religion
Architecture
Cuisine
Arts and Crafts
Adventure Sports

Photo Features
Hawker Food
Chick Blinds
The Bangau Maritime Figureheads
The Longhouses of Sarawak

Places
Introduction
Kuala Lumpur and Environs Introduction
Kuala Lumpur
Selangor and Putrajaya
Northwestern Peninsula Introduction
Hill Stations
Perak
Penang
Kedah and Perlis
Southern Peninsula Introduction
Melaka
Johor
Peninsula’s East Coast Introduction
Mersing and Isles
Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan
Eastern Interior
Sarawak Introduction
Kuching and the Southwest
Sibu and Central Sarawak
Miri and the Northeast
Sabah Introduction
Kota Kinabalu and the West
Sandakan and the Northeast
Tawau and the Southeast

Travel Tips

TRANSPORT
ACCOMMODATION
EATING OUT
ACTIVITIES
A–Z: PRACTICAL INFORMATION
LANGUAGE
FURTHER READING

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