Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wonders of Malaysia

Have you ever seen a flower that is more than a 35 inches in diameter? Or caught a glimpse of the world’s largest undivided leaf? These and many more are some really interesting facts that Malaysia has to offer.

Walk into the dense jungles of Sabah and if you’re lucky enough you can see the mystic red beauty, the giant Rafflesia flower. Spot a million white warts on a carpet of its soft velvet petals. The Rafflesia, an extremely rare species in the world and found only in Southeast Asia challenges the traditional definition of a plant with its inability to store chlorophyll. Besides, the Rafflesia lacks any observable leaves, roots, or even stems. Interesting? Read further;

Wish you’d seen the tallest tower in the world? You have just seen the Petrona Twin Tower. Situated at a dizzying height of 1,381 feet, the Petrona Twin towers makes for the fifth tallest tower in the world and the tallest tower in South Asia. Walk into the beautiful stairway, dine in style at the plush revolving restaurant and savour your meal over a fantastic view, you’re on cloud nine in KL city.

Are a curious traveller? Then you cannot miss seeing the largest underground caves in the world. Go to the Gunung Mulu National Park in the heart of Sarawak state, Borneo to catch a glimpse of the huge chamber in Gua Nasib Bagus. How big is the cave? The Sarawak
Chamber measures around 2,300 feet long, 1,300 feet wide and atleast 230 feet high and can almost accommodate 40 Boeing 747's. How to reach the cave? To reach the Sarawak Chamber, all you need to do is just follow the river upstream from the cave entrance.

Are a trained diver or novice? Ranked by experts as one of the top dive sites in the world, the Sipadan Island makes for an awesome diving spot. Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Sipadan Island and have an intimate conversation with the most rare marine life. Come up and close with sea turtles, resident schools of jacks, bumphead parrotfish and barracudas gracing the tiny coral island.

Still in awe of the unique wonders? Go see them for yourself.












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