Malaysia, a country endowed with a rich historical narrative from an unknown land, to a sought-after port of olden days trade, the days of the Malaccan Sultanate and forays of the Portuguese and Dutch. Then it became a British colony, except for a brief period during the war when it was under Japanese occupation. Having gained independence Malaysia has never looked back, emerging as a shining star of the Southeast Asian nations. Although Malaysia is moving rapidly towards modernization and is quick to embrace all that comes with material progress, it still celebrates and keeps a strong attachment to the traditions and cultures of its peoples.
With its many visitors throughout the centuries, it was inevitable that Malaysia transpired into a melting pot of race, language, culture and religion. The cornucopia of influences of all the past settlers is thoroughly evident in its legislations & regulations, social & economic infrastructure, design & architecture and most especially its food & eating landscape!
Eating is one the favourite pastime of Malaysians. It is easy to indulge in this pursuit for there are plenty of eateries and 24-hour restaurants with Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and most western cuisines to be found in the city or suburbs. Also, due to the varied cultures and colourful customs of the many different people that make up its population, it is not surprising that Malaysia has a delectable array of cuisines from local to international fare so appealing that you will be tempted to try most of them.
For a truly Asian experience, Malaysia is the perfect destination. You will not only learn about culture and tradition, see monuments and natural attractions, but you will also get to do some seriously delightful shopping, experience a great night life and have a taste of some of the most mouth watering delicacies ever.