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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.

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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Satay

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

The satay skewer of chicken, beef and mutton (sometimes even liver, heart or fish) are served with a peanut based sauce (a complex mixture of various ingredients), onion, cucumber and sticky rice.



What's good?
well balanced taste of the peanut sauce (not too sweet)

What's not good?
meat too fat, or not tender

Where to find?
at different restaurants throughout the country (grills are usually set up by the road side), night markets (pasar malam), festivals and celebrations

Satay on Wikipedia:

Satay is a very popular delicacy in Indonesia and Malaysia; Indonesia’s diverse ethnic groups’ culinary art have produced a wide variety of satays. In Indonesia, satay can be obtained from a travelling satay vendor, from a street-side tent-restaurant, in an upper-class restaurant, or during traditional celebration feasts. In Malaysia, satay is a popular dish - especially during celebrations - and can be found throughout the country. A close analogue in Japan is yakitori, shish kebab from Turkey, chuanr from China and sosatie from South Africa are also similar to satay.

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