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Malaysia
Kuala Terengganu

Kuala Terengganu, KT in short, is located at the east coast of the Peninsula Malaysia and at the mouth of the Sungai Terengganu (or Terengganu River) that empties here into the South China Sea. It is the capital of the state of Terengganu, which forms, together with Kedah and Kelatan, the heartland of Malay culture. KT is a good stop for one or 2 days before moving on along the east coast or towards the National Park / Tasik Kenyir.

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.

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Otak-Otak

snack | Indonesian, Malay a grilled snack of spicy fish paste wrapped in banana leaf

Soto

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

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)

Cendol

dessert | Indonesian traditional Javanese dessert with shaved ice, coconut milk and starched noodles

Rendang

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

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Carrot Susu

beverage | drink with fresh carrots, milk and ice

Thosai

snack | Indian, Mamak southern Indian crepe made of rice and dhal

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