Faces of
Malaysia
Perhentian Islands

The Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian in Bahasa Malaysia) lie approximately 10 nautical miles (19 km) offshore the coast of northeastern Malaysia in the state of Terengganu, approximately 40 miles (64 km) south of the Thai border. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar (“Big Perhentian”) and Perhentian Kecil (“Small Perhentian”). Popular for it’s beaches, snorkeling and driving. Like a real postcard.

Gunung Mulu National Park

The Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo (near Miri) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with caves and karst formations. The caves are home to over 5 million bats who exit the caves in search for food every evening in a spectacular way.

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Vesak Day

Vesak Day is a Buddhist festival and a public Holiday in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also known as Buddha's Birthday or Buddha Day.

Next / Recent Occurances:
2018: 29 May (Tue)
2019: 19 May (Sun), holiday is moved to Monday except Johor, Kedah, Melaka, NegeriSembilan, Sabah & Sarawak
2020: 7 May (Thu) 

The of Vesak days is based on a lunar calendar and is celebrated on the full moon day of the Vaisakha month of the Buddhist calendar.


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Otak-otak
Food & Drinks
Soto

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

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