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Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

Tioman

Largest island of Malaysias east coast. It’s located 32km off the coast and is some 20km long and 12km wide and the highest peak is Gunung Kajang with 1038m. In the 70ies TIME magazine selected Tioman as one the world’s most beautiful islands but lost some flair in recent years due to do development. The island has eight main villages, many beaches and is densely forested and is surrounded by numerous coral reefs, making it a scuba diving haven.

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Soto

noodle dish, Soup | Indonesian, Malay
Soup with meat and vegetables which is originated in Indonesia but also commonly found in Malaysia

Tom Yum

main dish, Soup | Thai
sour and spicy soup originating from Thailand

Asam Laksa

main dish, noodle dish, Soup | Fusion, Nonya
sour-spicy fish-based soup with noodels

Bak Kut Teh

main dish, Soup | Chinese
popular Chinese pork soup with tofu and salad leaves

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Fruit native to South America but also widely grown in Indonesia, the juicy interior has a sweet-sourish taste
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drink with fresh carrots, milk and ice
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