Take a Canopy Walk at the Rainforest Discovery Centre
If you love nothing more than to immerse yourself in nature, we think that the Rainforest Discovery Centre is one of the best places for environmental education in the whole country. There are a number of attractions, including guided night time walks, and a plant discovery garden, but it’s the canopy walk that steals the show. This is a 147 metre walkway that is raised 28 metres above the ground, and as you walk across, you’ll have spectacular vistas of the whole rainforest.
Check Out the Spiritual Sculptures of Mah Meri Cultural Village
There are some lovely islands off the mainland of Malaysia, but if you fancy visiting an island that’s a little more off the beaten track, we think that Carey Island could be just what you are looking for. The main attraction here is the Mah Meri Cultural Village, where you will learn about the Mah Meri indigenous people and their beautifully intricate wood carvings, which they use for spiritual healing.
Have the Local Experience With Couchsurfing
As you travel around Malaysia, you are likely to stay in an assortment of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses, but if you fancy having more of a local experience with your accommodation then you should definitely take a look at the Couchsurfing website. The basic idea of the site is that local people offer up their spare beds or sofas at no cost to travellers. As well as being a way to save money, this is also a great way to have an authentic cultural exchange.
Enjoy Communal Eating in Penang With Some Lok Lok
What exactly is Lok Lok we hear you cry? Well, it’s actually not something specific to Malaysia but that’s popular in many places in Asia, but it happens to be called Lok Lok in Malaysia and Penang specifically. Lok Lok is a communal hotpot. In the centre of a table you’d have bubbling pots of stock and gravy, into which you cook skewers of things like squid, shrimp, cockles, chicken, pork, mushrooms, and other vegetables. It’s a lovely way to eat if you’re with a group of people.
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Malaysia is definitely better known for its savoury classics than its sweet treats, but if you do have a sweet tooth, we don’t think that Malaysia will disappoint you either. One of the most popular desserts in the country is cendol, and honestly, this dessert is plain weird, but it’s also really good, and you need to try it at least once. Cendol combines sweetened shaved ice, pandan flavoured cold noodles, coconut milk, and sometimes there are some red beans floating around in there too.
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