Malaysia. Modern hotels and interesting facts
13:24Malaysia. Modern hotels and interesting facts
Malaysia - To know malaysia is to love Malaysia, A bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where malays, indians, Chinese and many othes ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
Located between 2º and 7º north of the Equator, Peninsula Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsula Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are north of Indonesia in Borneo while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.
* Distance to Malaysia
London, United Kingdom to Kuala Lumpur : 6,557 miles (10,552 km)
Paris, France to Kuala Lumpur 6,483 miles (10,432 km)
Rome, Italy to Kuala Lumpur : 6,038 miles (9,716 km)
Stockholm, Sweden to Kuala Lumpur : 5,812 miles (9,353 km)
Berlin, Germany to Kuala Lumpur : 5,979 miles (9,622 km)
Madrid, Spain to Kuala Lumpur : 6,885 miles (11,079 km)
New York, USA to Kuala Lumpur : 9,400 miles (15,126 km)
Los Angeles, USA to Kuala Lumpur : 8,790 miles (14,144 km)
Vancouver, Canada to Kuala Lumpur : 7,944 miles (12,783 km)
The ancestors of the people that now inhabit the Malaysian peninsula first migrated to the area between 2500 and 1500 B.C. Those living in the coastal regions had early contact with the Chinese and Indians; seafaring traders from India brought with them Hinduism, which was blended with the local animist beliefs. As Muslims conquered India, they spread the religion of Islam to Malaysia. In the 15th century, Islam acquired a firm hold on the region when the Hindu ruler of the powerful city-state of Malacca, Parameswara Dewa Shah, converted to Islam.
British and Dutch interest in the region grew in the 1800s, with the British East India Company's establishment of a trading settlement on the island of Singapore. Trade soared, with Singapore's population growing from only 5,000 in 1820 to nearly 100,000 in just 50 years. In the 1880s, Britain formally established protectorates in Malaysia. At about the same time, rubber trees were introduced from Brazil. With the mass production of automobiles, rubber became a valuable export, and laborers were brought in from India to work the rubber plantations.
Very interesting and nice country. I'm sure, you know that Malaysia isn't the most developed countries in the world, but he is famous for his places of interest. Now I'd like to speak about where to relax in Malaysia ?
Since 1995 Malaysia became one of the most important places where tourist were traveling. Now tourism in that country is much developed: There're very nice and wonderful hotels. Let's go !
1. InterContinental Kuala Lumpur
A jewel in the heart of Malaysia, InterContinental Kuala Lumpur offers one of the most sought after locations in the city, making it an ideal urban retreat for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel is just steps away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and within walking distance to countless other shopping and entertainment activities.
Choose to work in comfort or luxury in the 473 spaciously designed rooms, including 110 newly renovated Grand Premier Rooms that feature modern, earth tone furnishings and state-of-the-art enhancements. Wine and dine in style with a selection of restaurants including the award-wining Tatsu Japanese Restaurant, Toh Lee Chinese Restaurant, Serena Brasserie and Bentley's Pub. Lowest price $300.
2. Gayana Eco Resort - Sabah
Gayana Eco Resort is dedicated to creating an island paradise that is as much a haven to guests as it is to our aquatic friends. They take simple but effective measures in maintaining an ecologically-friendly environment that is both practical and luxurious. Partake in any of a number of activities that will bring you closer to the marvellous sights and sounds of nature.
52 overwater villas are architecturally designed to enhance the sounds of the surf below while capturing the enduring vistas of Mt. Kinabalu on the horizon. At its heart, the resort is about protecting our precious Marine Ecology, and the only property with an on-site Marine Ecology Research Centre passionately propagating endangered Giant Clams and restoring natural coral reefs; where guests of all ages participate in restoring vibrant life back to once damaged ocean floors. Lowest price $290.
3. The Andaman Langkawi
The Andaman Langkawi is built in the heart of a 50 million year old rainforest. This unique environment is a marvelous, self-contained world of nature that has evolved over a long time with a fascinating variety of flora and fauna. The exclusive resort contains 186 rooms in a stunning setting with world-class dining, entertainment, sports and leisure facilities.
All rooms and suites of the resort boasts sizeable bedrooms with full en-suite facilities and standing balcony that offer superb views of the natural surroundings. Satellite televisions, individually air-conditioning, ceiling fans, minibars, coffee/tea making facilities, IDD telephone lines, hairdryers and in room safes, are standard features for added comfort and convenience. Lowest price $310.
4. Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur
Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place to stay, whether for business or pleasure. Located adjacent to the world famous, 88 storey Petronas Twin Towers, with far reaching views overlooking the lush 50 acre KLCC Park. Our hotel rooms, suites and apartments are truly extravagant. Our restaurants and bars, award winning and innovative. And our spa and leisure facilities are a relaxing diversion from the hustle and bustle of the city. Over 300 original works of art feature throughout the hotel. Ancient and contemporary artefacts contrast, yet complement, the high specification technology to be found in every guest room and meeting room. Lowest price $350.
5. Pangkor Laut Resort - Kuala Lumpur
Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has been 2 million years in the making, and here you will find one of the world’s premier resorts nestling in the shade of forest giants as old as the land. Comfort, warmth and contemporary elegance find a unique home on the private island of Pangkor Laut. This one-of-a-kind resort nestles comfortably into its jungle island habitat, offering guests beautifully appointed accommodation. Signature Sea Villas stand elegantly on stilts above playful waves, while the Garden and Hill Villas place you within a few steps of nature's abundance. Lowest price $340.
6. Rasa Ria Resort - Shangri La's
The Garden Wing offers 330 rooms and suites. All ground floor rooms have private lanais accessible through verdant gardens while all the upper floor rooms offer private balconies with views of the lush landscape and sea, and have a two-level layout with daybed, creating an ensuite feel while the Ocean Wing offers 90 square meters that comes complete with a private outdoor bathtub on each balcony that presents sweeping views of the sea. Guests staying in the Ocean Wing have the exclusive use of its own private swimming pool. Malaysian culture resonates in each guest room with soft earth tones and intricately carved panels to make you feel at peace in the serene surroundings and luxurious ambience. As part of our ecological commitment, the leafy coconut placed in your Garden Wing rooms will be replanted in our gardens after your departure. Lowest price $360.
7. Four Seasons Langkawi
The Resort Compromises Of 91 Generously Sized Guest Pavilions And Villas That Offers A Fusion Of Standard Setting Resort Features And Contemporary Malaysian Design Elements. All Will Contain The Most Modern Electronic Amenities. The Resort Is Also Suitable For Small Meetings And Incentives. There Are 2 Meeting Rooms With Superb Views That Can Be Accustomed As Per Preferred Set Up Style. Special Evetns, Cocktails And Receptions May Also Be Staged In The Verandah And On The Beach. The Main Restaurant Serai Has Innovative Cuisines From Southeast Asia, China And The Indian Subcontinent, While "ikan-ikan" Offers Seafood And Asian Specialties. The Pool Cafe Is Ideal For Light Refreshments, Pizzas And Sandwiches In A Relaxed Atmosphere. The Rhu Bar Offers The Finest Cocktail Mixes And Traditional Afternoon Tea Served With Authentic Traditional Asian Delights. Lowest price $390.
8. Shangri La Hotel Kuala Lumpur
The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's 662 newly-renovated guestrooms, including 101 luxuriously-appointed suites, are appointed with modern amenities to offer only the very best in comfort, making the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur as the hotel in the city to have the most number of suites. The Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur's 662 newly-renovated guestrooms, including 101 luxuriously-appointed suites, are appointed with modern amenities to offer only the very best in comfort, making the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur as the hotel in the city to have the most number of suites. Lowest price $410.
9. The Westin Langkawi Resort and Spa
Nestled amongst 104 acres of lush tropical gardens, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa features 202 spacious rooms and suites, providing you with the most renewing stay. For those who would like to enjoy an indulgent getaway with a loved one, the Resort has 20 ultra luxury Ocean View Pool Villas which are equipped with your very own personal pool. Focused on personalized service and offering the utmost comfort for all guests, the Resort's guestrooms, suites and villas feature luxurious amenities such as the iconic Heavenly Bed(r), 42" plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player and surround sound system, amongst others. Lowest price $370.
10. Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia's First Luxury Boutique Hotel, the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur Provides The Unmatched Personal Service Guests Have Come To Expect From Our Hotels Worldwide. Discerning Business And Leisure Travelers Appreciate The Superiority Of Our Elegant Accommodations, Stylish Dining Facilities And Modern Business Amenities. Above All, the Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur Strives To Create A Satisfying And Memorable Experience For Every Guest. Lowest price $350.