Archive for March, 2006

Mataking Island, Semporna – Sabah

Tuesday, March 21st, 2006

Real Malaysia - The Reef Dive Resort

Mataking Island, another hidden gem off Sabah east coast in the Celebes Sea. Its located approximately 1 hour speedboat ride from Semporna, Sabah. On a sunny and calm sea day, it’s a pleasant and breathtaking boat ride. Mataking is make up from 2 relatively small islands which are connected by a sandbar. The only resort, The Reef Dive Resort is located in the bigger island.

Real Malaysia - Mataking Island

Mataking Island is an ideal place for people seeking quiet and relaxing holiday. The scenery over Mataking island is simply breathtaking with it white and soft sandy beach surrounded by dark blue sea. For a little bit of adventure, one can choose to do diving off the island.

Semporna Town – Sabah

Wednesday, March 15th, 2006

The town of Semporna in the east of Sabah, lives up to its name: Semporna – which is a Malay word meaning perfection.
A perfect beach holiday spot it is indeed, Sempurna is pristine and panaromic. Do not be surprised to find crystal clear sea water around Semporna, which is clearer than many beaches in Peninsular Malaysia.

Island lovers will love Semporna, for it is a gateway town to all famous islands in eastern Sabah. Pulau Sipadan, which is one of its best, will definitely ring a bell. When visiting Semporna, you must not miss its buzzling town. Visit the town’s main market for delighful, fresh seafood. The main difficulty any visitor will find when in Semporna is the language as the population mainly is Bajau. Many local people in Semporna live in sprawling stilt villages over the water on the outskirts of Semporna town.

To reach Semporna from Kuala Lumpur, visitors need to take a domestic flight from KLIA (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) to Tawau. The direct flight from KLIA to Tawau takes approximately 2 hours 40 minutes. After arriving at Tawau airport, board a taxi to Semporna which is about 1 hour away.

Alor Setar Tower – Kedah

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Tower

Updated Alor Setar Tower of Kedah is the 2nd tallest tower in Malaysia and 19th tallest communication tower in the world. It stands at a height of 165.5 metres above ground level. There are two levels which are opened for visitors’ preying eyes. On one of the levels you will find Seri Angkasa Restaurant, where one can indulge a meal at the height of 100 metres. For those who would like to have a bird’s eye of Alor Setar, they can purchase a ticket and take a high speed lift to the observation deck at the height of 88 meters. Across the clear sky on a sunny day, visitors can see as far as Langkawi Island and enjoy the green scenery around Alor Setar.

Alor Setar Tower

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City of Alor Setar

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Downtown

Alor Setar is founded in 1775. Alor Setar is the state capital of Kedah or better known as Rice Bowl of Malaysia. On the 21st of December 2003, Alor Setar has been accorded the status of city in Malaysia. It is an achievement that made the people of Alor Setar proud.

Real Malaysia - Alor Setar Skyline

Although Alor Setar has been accorded the status of a city but in comparison with other cities in Malaysia, there still are lots of improvement to be done. Nevertheless Alor Setar remains as one of the cities in Malaysia with low living cost. It is relatively easy to find a meal which costs below RM2.00 and a drink for less than RM1.00. For the past 2 years, a handful of 7-Eleven convenience store have mushroomed throughout the city of Alor Setar. However, one is yet to find Starbuck or Coffee Bean in Alor Setar…

Welcome To Real Malaysia

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

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