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Melaka

Melaka (a.k.a. Malacca) is the capital of the Malaysian state of Malacca.
Traditionally, the spot where Melaka stands today was the center of Malaccan history. It was the capital of the Malaccan Sultanate and the center of the Malay world in the 15th and the 16th century before it fell to the Portuguese in 1511. Centuries of colonization by the Portuguese, Dutch and the British have shaped the architecture of the town.

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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TGs Nasi Kandar

address: 3, Tengkat Tong Shin, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
tgs-nasi-kandar.jpg, Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food
Mamak-style restaurant in Bukit Bintag offering Indian, local Thai and Pakistani food

Tgs Nasi Kandar

Indian food buffet

 

Tgs Nasi Kandar

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