Malaysia in ‘top 10’
MALAYSIA has been chosen as one of the world’s top 10 countries for 2010 by
the popular travel guidebook that recently published its fifth annual collection of the world’s best journeys, destinations and experiences for the coming year.
The Best in Travel 2010 presents the top 10 countries, regions and cities to visit next year, chosen by gl o ba l t e a m members c o mpri s i n g authors, travellers and writers.
Joining Malaysia in the top 10 countries list for next year are El Salvador, Germany, Greece, Morocco, Nepal, New Zealand, Portugal, Suriname and the USA.
says: “Diversity is what Malaysia is all about. From chaotic and modern Kuala Lumpur to the near-mystical wilds of Borneo, there are mountains to tackle, beaches to bake on, coral reefs to dive and malls to shop. And if this incredible geographical variety isn’t enough, wait until you meet the people. Malays live in rhythm to the mosque’s c a l l t o pr a y e r, whil e j us t around the corner garlands of marigolds are sold in front of towering Hindu temples and the sweet smells of incense emanate from ornate Chinese Buddhist clan houses. Top off a multicultural day with an Indian curry, Chinese noodles, Malay rice dishes with spicy sambal or the region’s fusion dish, coconut-curry noodle laksa.”
The listing is even more meaningful as Malaysia is the only Asian country in the top 10 countries for next year. Some of the events and festivals highlighted in the latest guidebook are the Hindu Thaipusam, Harvest Festival in Sabah and S a r a wa k , Dr a g o n B o a t F e s t i v a l i n Penang as well as the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak.
In addition, the guide has also identified Malaysia as one of the Best Value Dest i na t i o ns f o r 2 0 1 0 , pr o moti ng Malaysia as a clever choice for travellers on the lookout for a bargain.