12 Mind Blowing Facts About Malaysia That Would Raise its Tourism Quotient

hile Malaysia is topping the list of the best tourist destinations in the world, there are many other reasons that make this country stand apart that just the amusement for which it has become an eye candy for! Endowed with geographical beauty and modern infrastructure, this country houses many facts that are still unknown to many tourists who visit here. Let us have a look at the reasons why this country can be termed as one of the best locations to travel to:

1. The Archaeological triumph! The oldest remains of Modern man In Southeast Asia were found in Niah Great Cave in Borneo.

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2. The Religious Corners! The oldest Anglican Church in Southeast Asia is St. George church which is located in Penang.

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3. I am too scared to talk about this! The king cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake and the greatest number of king cobras in the world is found in Malaysia. You dare to visit and see them?

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4. Time for some historical study! Situated in the foothills of Gunung Jerai, the Lembah Bujang is believed to be the location of an old Malay Langkasuka empire, housing ruins that may date back 1,500 years.

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5. Do you know? The village of Wang Kelian in Perlis is the only place in the world where large-scale cave tin-mining was conducted.

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6. Don’t miss to visit this the next time you go to Malaysia! The largest cave chamber in the world is the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak.

 

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7. The Clean tourism hub! Malaysia shares with Qatar the world's lowest death rate of respiratory diseases, at 7.5 death per annum per 100 000 people.

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8. Ah, the beauty! SABAH is home to the Rafflesflower in the world.

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9. For those who love diving! Sipadan Island off Sabah is one of the world’s top diving spots.

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10. This will make you fall in love in love with Malaysia! The country is home to 14,500 species of flowering plants and trees, more than 200 species of mammals, 600 species of bids, 140 species of snakes and 60 species of lizards.

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11. Sheer magnificence! The Penang Bridge is the third longest in Asia at 13.7 km.

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12. And ofcourse how can we forget this iconic tower! At 421 metres high, the Kuala Lumpur Tower is the fourth tallest in the world and tallest in Southeast Asia.

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So which is the most interesting fact for you? Let us know.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
NEHA KAPOOR NEHA KAPOOR

A lover of literature, Neha wants to understand world through the prism of books. Nuances of words, spoken or written, entice her to delve into the human psyche. A voracious reader of Partition and feminist literature, she desires to deconstruct and unlearn the congealed forms of knowledge system.

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