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Visiting colorful Malaysia

  • Burhanuddin Abe

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Jakarta   /   Mon, August 30 2010   /  10:08 am

Relations between Malaysia and Indonesia can be bumpy, but despite this Indonesians are still drawn to the neighboring country.

Apart from being geographically close, the people of the two countries have many similarities, which makes tourists from Indonesia feel at home in Malaysia.

One should give the thumbs up to the Malaysian government for its seriousness in managing its tourism. It has proudly adopted the slogan “Malaysia Truly Asia” as it has greatly improved its infrastructure to attract foreign tourists.

Malaysia is very smart in promoting and developing the country’s tourism. Places that used to be unkempt and rundown have been transformed into attractive tourist sites. One example is the old city of Melaka, which presents delicious culinary and ancient buildings.

What is actually interesting about Malaysia? For starters, the scenery, culture...