A Pictorial Guide To Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in all of Southeast Asia…
From its melting pot of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist cultures in the modern city of Kuala Lumpur to the expansive jungles in the untouched regions of the northern Borneo rainforest.
Here is a pictorial of the week we spent exploring and trekking the country that definitely earns itself the distinction of being called “Truly Asia”.
Everyday, a crowd of people come to
the Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo
to see the epic sunset.
At the foot of Malaysia’s tallest mountain.
Mount Kinabalu…the 4th highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago.
After climbing the stairway,
the inside the cave reveals a small opening
revealing the world outside.
Somehow this coconut vendor still manages
to have all his fingers intact,
while frantically hacking at coconuts all day, everyday.
Ahh, the “fresh” smells and the spiky exterior of the durian fruit.
The potent smelling fruit is plentiful all over Malaysia.
A closer look at the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.
At 4,095m tall at its highest point,
it is the 20th largest mountain in the world.
A young Proboscis Monkey is seen enjoying his lunch
above the trees at the Weston Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.
Still young, as the monkey gets older, their noses grow even larger.
The town of Kundasang in Sabah, Malaysia resembles an Asian Switzerland.
Complete with their own brand of chocolate and cheese
…but the Sabah region is best known for their tea plantations.
Don’t forget to look up…
The canopy of the Borneo Rainforest.
You never know what’s lurking in the rainforest trees.
Such as this family of Macaques,
who spotted me, before I spotted them.
The Sabah region in Boreno
is best known for their tea plantations.
Wonderment seen through the eyes of a child.
Along the Tanjung Aru Beach.
15As night falls, so does our quest for Malaysian street food.
In Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.
Don’t be surprised if someone decides to set off some festive fireworks.
17A calm night at the Kota Kinabalu Harbour.
Catching the sun just before it dips below the horizon,
seen from the shores of the Tanjung Aru Beach.
You can find another view of Kuala Lumpur
from the best bar in the entire city!
The Heli Lounge Bar is literally located on top of a working helipad.
A perfect place for a drink and a stunning view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline
if you’re not afraid of heights.