Monday, 28 November 2011

Places Of Interest

The Botanical Gardens in Penang is a popular attraction. You can see many different kinds of flora and fauna there. It was created in 1884 by the British in honour of Charles Curtis. He was the first superintendent who collected botanical specimens from the surrounding hills.


The name Langkawi is coined from the Malay words - "Lang" and "Kawi". "Lang" is a brown eagle and "Kawi" is a local manganese stone. It is believed that ancient fishermen must have seen eagles clutching the manganese stones.
This island is unique because it is known for its legends and myths. The most well-known legend is that of Mahsuri. According to the legend, the beautiful maiden who was unfairly accused bled white blood at her execution as a sign of her innocence. She is said to have laid a curse on the island for seven generations. The period of this curse is over now and Langkawi has become a popular tourist destination.

 The Batu Caves in Selangor is believed to be a 400 million-year-old limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples. Before 1860, local people used some of the cave mouths as shelters. Today, Hindu devotes celebrate the annual Thaipusam festival there.

 Founded by Parameswara, Malacca is a city rich in historical and cultural heritage. You can find architecture built by the Portuguese and the Dutch when they took over Malacca. For example, the ruins of A Famosa were left by the Portuguese. The red thick-walled Stadhuys is belived to be the oldest Dutch building in the East.

Sabah is home to the famous Mount Kinabalu National Park. The main attraction of the park is the majestic Mount Kinabalu. At a height of 4,095.2 metres, it is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and the Snow Mountains of New Guinea Island. Mount Kinabalu is such a might feature in Sabah that its capital was renamed Kota Kinabalu (Kinabalu Fort) in 1964.

Have you been to any other places of interest in Malaysia? List at least three of them below, and explain what you can see or do there.
Places of interest
What you can see / do there



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