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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is the capital and the largest city of Malaysia. Being a young city (founded only in 1857) it developed fast into a bustling metropolis of 1.5 million people (6 million including the satellite cities in the Klang Valley). Kuala Lumpur, or simply KL (as it is it called by Malaysians), literally means “muddy estuary” in Bahasa Malaysia. With good and cheap accommodation, great shopping and even better food in this multi-cultural melting pot, increasing numbers of travellers are discovering this little gem of a city.
Having been in the shadow of other big cities in the region like Bangkok and Singapore, KL was put back on the map for good with the opening the Petronas Twin Towers in 1997, until 2004 the highest and still one of the most impressive buildings in the world. Though, the sights are not what makes this city unique, it’s KL itself and it’s mixture of people and visitors.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is the state capital of the state of Johor and the second largest metropolitan area in Malaysia. Most tourists don't stop here and just pass through the city on their way to or out of Singapore. JB is a major local transportation hub however. Since it is just across the causeway from Singapore, some travellers use it as a hub to visit Singapore from here (lower accommodation prices) or to board the train, bus or airplane.

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Laksa Terengganu

noodle dish | Malay
Laksa Terengganu, the white Laksa Terengganu
the white Laksa Terengganu
The Terengganu version of Laksa comes with a thick fish-coconut gravy
also known as:


ingedients:
Coconut Milk, fish, onions, curry, tamarind, plus the raw ingredients: cucumber, cabbage, bunga halia

Laksa Terengganu, the sauce (brown version) and the raw ingredients
the sauce (brown version) and the raw ingredients


Laksa Terengganu, Laksa Teregganu before adding gravy
Laksa Teregganu before adding gravy


Laksa Terengganu, the brown version of Laksa Terengganu
the brown version of Laksa Terengganu






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Laksam

Laksam is a rice noodle dish from the east coast of Malaysia with a white thick fish-coconut gravy and Sambal

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