Kuala Lumpur itself offers many exciting attractions such as the famous Petronas Twin Towers. A few kilometres out of the city are the famous Batu Caves. These are found in a a limestone hill that is 400 million years old and contains a series of caves and cave temples that are a wonder to behold.
Other interesting areas worth exploring are “Little India” in Brickfields and “Chinatown” in Kuala Lumpur. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park close to Kuala Lumpur is another great weekend getaway if you wish to to chill-out or have an adventure after a gruelling week of study.
If you are prepared to travel out of the city, the islands of Penang, Pangkor, Langkawi and Tioman offer beach holidays with the sun, sea and sand as a big part of the agenda. Penang in particular, has retained its colonial charm and you can glimpse the colourful phases of Malaysian history in restored wonders like Suffolk House, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the E&O (Eastern & Oriental) Hotel.
If you yearn for a colder climate , however, you can head up to hill resorts like the quiet and restful Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill or the livelier Genting Highlands Resort, which offers the thrill of indoor and outdoor theme parks.
Malaysia has several World Heritage Sites you may want to explore. They include the cultural heritage sites of Georgetown and Malacca, as well as the East Malaysian natural sites of the Mulu National Park and Kinabalu Park. Another place that offers an opportunity to get acquainted with paradise in the tropics is the Taman Negara National Park.
Apart from Malaysia, there are also many overseas holiday opportunities for students. Malaysia is known as the “gateway to Asia” and students will be able to travel for quick getaways to neighbouring countries. These include Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Macao, Hong Kong and many more. Affordable air travel to these countries is offered by AirAsia, Malaysia’s own regional budget airline, and Malaysia Airlines.
Paradise For Food Lovers:
One thing is for sure – if you make the decision to study in Malaysia, you will never go hungry. If there is one thing this country is famous for, other than being an education destination, itis the wide selection of cuisines available here.
Dining in Malaysia can be an unending adventure with numerous ethnic groups in the country contributing various cuisines. You will discover a fusion of culinary styles that have evolved with the arrival of migrant communities over the centuries.
Most residents of Malaysia are well-versed with the primary cuisines – Malay, Indian and Chinese – as well as the distinctive style of mixed cultures such as Peranakan and Eurasian cooking. Malaysian dishes are known for their lovely flavours, achieved by the expert blending of herbs and spices that make each dish distinctive in taste.
Today, with the influx of students, immigrants and expatriates from different parts of the world like the Middle East, Africa, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent, Malaysia has truly become a gourmet’s paradise. Food from various cultures is becoming increasingly available as there are many new restaurants opening up all the time.
Restaurants that serve Western, Continental and European food are becoming increasingly common in Malaysia, while Middle Eastern restaurants are also in abundance, serving various popular dishes like shawarmas and hummus. There are also a number of restaurants that serve African food. These restaurants tend to be spread across different locations that are easily accessible by public transport.
As far as other Asian cuisines go, there is an abundance of Japanese, Korean, Thai, Taiwanese and even Indonesian restaurants that serve many of their popular traditional dishes. These restaurants can be found right across the country.
There are also numerous international fast-food chains serving burgers, hot dogs, pizzas, fried chicken and many of them have a delivery option. The wide range of options not only exposes Malaysians to different kinds of cuisines, it also caters to the needs of homesick foreigners.