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Taman Negara

Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means “national park” in Malay. The total area of Taman Negara is 4,343 km².

Ipoh

Ipoh is the apital of the state of Perak and the fourth largest city of peninsular Malaysia with a population of 760,000 (Metro area: 1.4 Mil). It is scenically located amoung karst limestone hills in the Kinta Valley, about 2 1/2 hours north of Kuala Lumpur. The city is somehow forgotten by most travellers in Malaysia, however it has a lot to offer with many colonial buildings and shophouses (it used to be a very rich city around the turn of the 19th century due to tin mining) and the nature (hills, caves) around. Among Malaysians it is known for good food like the popular Ipoh Chicken Rice.

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Satay

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
marinated dices of meat on bamboo skewers grilled over charcoal fire, served with a spicy peanut sauce

Bergedel

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
mashed potato patties with vegetables (sometimes also meat)

Rendang

side dish | Indonesian, Malay
Minangkabau specialty with beef cooked with coconut and spices for hours

Popiah

side dish, snack | Chinese
fresh spring roll

Chapati

side dish, snack | Indian, Mamak
basic flat indian bread made of dough, water and salt

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Passion Fruit

fruit |
Fruit native to South America but also widely grown in Indonesia, the juicy interior has a sweet-sourish taste
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Barley

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refreshing drink with barley, water and syrup
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