Malaysia in ‘top 10’

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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.

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