Русская версия Having arrived in Kuala Lumpur from Penang, we learned that we were lucky to come in the right time: the next day the Tamil festival of Thaipusam was supposed to take place in Batu Caves nearby. This festival is celebrated only in India and in some places with high Hindu population outside of India. The festival marks the mythological occasion when Parvati goddess gave Murugan god a spear, so he could vanquish the evil demon Soorapadman.
Русская версия The island of Penang and its capital Georgetown is a favorite for many tourists due to pre-Second World War British colonial architecture as well as the 19th century churches, temples, mosques, and colonial buildings. George Town is a UNESCO World Heritage. According to Wikitravel, “the city is clean, safe, well managed, and very walkable”, although we do not quite agree to that. However, first things first.
Русская версия If you’ve been to Malaysia, but haven’t been to Langkawi, this means you actually haven’t been to Malaysia! Heavenly beaches, cheap Airasia flights from Kuala Lumpur and duty-free shops leave no excuse for you to miss it.
Русская версия Taman Negara, in which the dinosaurs once walked, is translated from Malaysian as “national park”. That is why many locals were quite confused when we talked about this place – there are quite many national parks in Malaysia. Nevertheless, Taman Negara is a very popular ecotourist destination, visited to see the ancient forest, and, in case of good luck – even some animals (tiger, elephant, or rhino).