Where to Go in Malaysia For Nature Lovers: This Hidden Gem Has Cool Weather & It Isn’t Cameron Or Genting Highlands

There are many hidden gems to be discovered in Malaysia though, from natural reserves to an island with a fascinating history. One of the best family time you can have is taking time off busy schedules from work and school to go for a holiday! While it is a treat, it doesn’t have to cost a bomb or require painstaking planning for an overseas trip. It can be spontaneous, fun and relaxing as well. Here is an amazing place that you didn’t know that existed in Malaysia.

Take your sweaters out and escape the heat by heading for this picturesque hill in Taiping, Perak.

Bukit Larut, historically known as Maxwell Hill, is Malaysia’s oldest hill resort – relatively intact and not overdeveloped compared to famous spots like Genting and Cameron Highlands.

This secret gem may not have theme parks or malls, but it’s the perfect spot for anyone looking for a comfortable, peaceful getaway instead.
Nature-lovers will enjoy jungle trekking, bird-watching, swimming in Burmese pool near the foothills, or simply enjoy the breathtaking views while Netflixing.
The virgin forests of Bukit Larut are brimming with wildlife such as bats, squirrels, and gibbons that roam freely.

The lookout post at Maxwell Hill(Bukit Larut)
Hanging Bridge at Maxwell Hill

It’s the ideal escape for anyone looking for a nice holiday in cooler weather, as temperatures can range from 10 to 15 degrees.


When you climb to the end, you’ll come across a massive tea garden set up in 1887.
Bukit Larut’s tea plantation was eventually transferred to Cameron, because the tea leaves could not grow very well on the hill.

The only path to get to Tea Garden of Bukit Larut

An eco-trip to the heart of Malaysia’s tropical rainforest will leave you wondering why Tarzan would ever leave his home for the modern world. Not only will it capture your heart by the breath-taking beauty of an endless green landscape but also unleash the adventurous person in you to wallow in the activities offered here. Malaysia in particular, is home to an abundance of rainforests, with idyllic resorts tucked away in their nooks and crannies. While these secret hideouts are a distance away from the bustling city, they remain easily accessible and still spoil you with high levels of comfort. Furthermore, with many attractions in the vicinity, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to activities and entertainment. If you just want to chill and rest, revel in the tranquility and serenity of the lush surroundings, and spend quality time with your friends and family in the middle of the forest. It’s a rare and unique staycation experience inside a bus!

Recharge and enjoy the cool air at this adventure park, where temperatures rarely go above 28 degrees! The cool, crisp air is perfect for those wanting a quick getaway that doesn’t require long travel time. Stay at this unique stay-cation on a transformed bus. In this trip, you’ll have a perfect staycation at ATV Adventure Park Larut where you’ll find the finest comfort in the forest of rain city, surrounded by the greenery of nature. This is surely a perfect getaway from the city! Totally a new style of an outdoor stay. Relax by the nature surrounding with a cup of tea and book, or if you’re feeling a little adventurous, guided jungle trekking is also available.

For more information, visit: https://byloka.com/trip/maxwell-camper-bus/119

What to Do in Putrajaya: Explore Traditional Malay Food in Night Market

Putrajaya is Malaysia’s latest Federal Territory. Putrajaya takes over the administrative functions of the capital city Kuala Lumpur and is part of the Multimedia Super Corridor project of the Malaysian government.

The streets are elegantly designed with a European style, along with well-paved roads while the government buildings are a blend of modern architecture with Islamic arts.

Beautiful landscape of Putrajaya
One of the significant pink building: Putra Mosque
Breath-taking night view

Despite from the wonderful environment of Putrajaya, did you know that it is also a hidden paradise for foodies. Today we are going to bring you to the prosperous night market in Putrajaya. Tell us later how many of those food have you tried?

1.Satay

It is a Southeast Asian dish of seasoned, skewered, and grilled meat, served with a sauce. Mostly made of chicken and beef.

2. Apam Balik (Stuffed pancake)

Apam balik is sweet peanut pancake which is loved by people from South-East Asia. It can be prepared either in a thin and crispy variety or as a thick and soft pancake. Traditional fillings typically include a combination of ground or roughly chopped peanuts, sugar, and butter, but the modern varieties may include anything from corn, chocolate chips, and raisins to grated cheese or condensed milk.

3. Murtabak (Folded, stuffed pancake)

Crispy pastry tastes like roti canai, it covers the special prepared sauce. Murtabak is often described as spicy folded omelette pancake with bits of vegetables. It is the most common form of murtabak; which is egg-filled pancake, sometimes mixed with green onion and minced-meat, made from pan fried crepes which is folded and cut to squares. When you make your first bite, the aroma of sauce just spread in your mouth. You have to give a try!

4. Apam Beras Gebu (Fluffy Rice Cake)

If you didn’t see them in food court, you might think these are bath bombs. Actually these colorful balls are made of Rice flour. You can eat with coconut flakes as dessert.

5. Beef & Bone Marrow

The beef is boiled by all kinds of spices for hours. You have to try the essence of this dish which is bone marrow!

6. Keropok Lekor (Fish Sausage)

Fish sausage is a traditional Malay fish cracker snacks. It is originally from the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. It is made from fish and sago flour and seasoned with salt and sugar. It is slightly greyish in colour and gives off a fishy taste. This snack is eaten with special homemade chili blend. It comes in three main forms: lekor (long and chewy), losong (steamed) and keping (thin and crispy).

7. Nasi Goreng Ayam

Chicken fried rice is the safest choice when you don’t know what to eat. Every piece of rice is covered by the special aromatic sauce. With a bit of chilli, you just can’t stop eating.

8. Putu Bamboo

Steamed rice cakes in bamboo or putu bambu is a popular teatime delicacy in Malaysia and Indonesia. The cake is made of rice flour called suji and coloured green with extract acquired from pandan leaf, filled with palm sugar, and steamed in bamboo tubes, hence its name, and served with grated coconut.

9. Fried Spring Rolls

The name of “Spring Rolls” is actually a literal translation of the Chinese chūn juǎn. These are a large variety of filled, rolled appetizers in South Asian. Freshly deep-fried spring rolls are light, crispy and airy. The fillings of spring rolls can be various such as shrimps, papaya. It is all depends on the culture.  

10. Baked Tapioca Cakes

This is a Nyonya tea time treat. It is moist, tender, fragrant, and super delicious. There are also other types of traditional cakes which is made of coconut jam, kaya.

11. Tau foo fah

It is a Chinese snack made of tofu. The texture is tender like pudding. You can choose the topping whether is hot brown sugar, or hot lemon and ginger sugar. It is a very healthy snack that is full of protein.

12. Lemang (Coconut Sticky Rice)

Lemang is a Southeast Asia traditional food that made from glutinous rice, coconut milk and salt, it is cooked in a bamboo stick with banana leaves in order to prevent the rice from sticking to the bamboo. It can be served with spicy meat or any sauce theta you prefer.

13. Fried Banana

Fried bananas might be not that usual for western culture. But it is a very popular snack in Malaysia, Indonesian, Singapore and other surrounding countries. It can be served with coconut ice cream, or vanilla ice cream.

14. Putu Mayam (String Hopper)

Putu Mayam is a rice flour dessert served with palm sugar and coconut milk. The best vendors usually cycle around residential areas in makeshift mobile food stalls. This is one traditional South Indian dessert that has been “Malaysianised” and is best had with a spot of chai.

15. Fresh Mango juice

16. Milo

If you’re looking for a beloved chocolate malted beverage of Eurasia, there is Milo or Milo ice (on the right), also sweetened with condensed milk. You can see this scene very often in food courts, people are holding their drinks in plastic bags.

Check out the links to start your new experience:

https://byloka.com/trip/the-best-2-hours-tour-of-putrajaya-1st-ebike-tour-malaysia/13

https://byloka.com/trip/segway-tour-guided-eco-ride-at-putrajaya/82

即将逝去的民族——长颈族

第一次知道有长颈族的存在是在雷探长的影片里,影片中的女人各个都带着或多或少的铜圈,这让我对这个民族产生了好奇。

据搜索显示,长颈族是由泰国北部与缅甸边界的克伦族和巴东族组成,并且只能在Mae Hong Son Loop才能看到真正的带着项圈生活的长颈族。

有些人说长颈族女人这样打扮是为了使自己看起来像长颈龙,这种龙被长颈族人视为天地万物之父。另一些人则说这种怪异的装扮是为了吓跑在森林里转来转去的饥饿的老虎。还有人说克扬族男人是故意把他们妻子的脖子弄长的,为的是不让她们被敌对部族掳走。

还有一种说法是,这种装束是男权主义思想遗留下来的,因为男人只需取下一只铜圈,就可以立刻轻而易举地杀死他的妻子。不过多数人都认为这种说法不对。如今长颈族人生活在母系社会中,没有人再去探究这种习俗的由来,因为人们已主要把这看成是美丽与财富的象征。

也正是为了这个原因,长颈族人在小女孩年满5岁时开始为她们戴上铜项圈。一直到25岁结婚后才不用再继续增加,她们一生中只有几次把颈上的铜环取下来的机会,那就是结婚、生子以及去世。女人最多可以戴25只铜项圈,重量在5公斤到10公斤之间。这些铜项圈可以借助锁骨的支撑来拉长脖子,直到女孩长到青春期、身体完全定型为止。最长颈者脖子达70厘米。洗浴时,长颈人只能把稻草塞进铜圈内拉锯般擦洗。为了生活,她们套上了沉重的枷锁,向世界展示着残酷的美。

我们无法感受到铜圈取下后的感觉,长长的脖子在没有铜圈的支撑下是脆弱的,是不堪一击的。

有些笔者将长颈族与曾经裹脚的人们相提并论,在我看来两者虽都是传统文化的产物,但是却无法相提并论,因为裹脚布拆掉人能活,但是将项圈拆掉所要面临的问题我想大家应该都会想象的到吧。。。。

但是项圈成为了她们的一个困扰,现在的长颈族为了读书写字,为了能够学习,他们放弃了传统文化,放弃了禁锢的枷锁,拥抱着更美好的明天。

这就是为什么现在年轻人和小孩子基本告别项圈的原因,这也是为什么长颈族是即将逝去的民族了。

小编想在长颈族消失前亲眼去看一看,让她们成为我记忆中的一部分,如果您也这样想,那我们就来一场说走就走的旅行吧。

榴莲知识早知道

榴莲之王究竟是什么呢? 现在您的心里一定有了一个答案,但是这个答案对不对呢?请您带着这个疑问来听我慢慢和您说。。

首先为您带来一段榴莲的介绍,如果您知道,那么这段可以略过哦。

相传明朝郑和率船队三下南洋,出海时间太长,船员们思乡心切,乡愁浓郁,归心似箭。一天郑和在岸上发现一种奇异果子,就带回与大伙一起品尝,许多船员吃后对这种水果称赞不已,思乡的念头竟一时淡化了。有人问郑和,这种果子叫什么名字,他随口答到:“流连”,取对祖国大陆“流连忘返”之意,寄托思乡之情。榴莲与流连同音,后来人们就将它称为“榴莲”。

在国内大家似乎都觉得猫山王是最好的榴莲品种,那么事实上是这样的吗?

接下来我将为您亲自揭开谜底。

现在重头戏来啦!!!! 这里不容错过哦,接下来为大家介绍一下比较常见的榴莲品种,排序不分先后,无特殊含义哦。

1.猫山王

众多游客为能够吃到正宗的猫山王榴莲而来到马来西亚,可以看出它的地位和价格并不是一般“甘榜”榴莲可以相提并论的呢。

猫山王榴莲的外观呈椭圆形,并且在底部有个明显的“五星”标记哦,其味道浓郁,金黄色的果肉口感绵密细腻,味道甘甜带苦,非常有层次感呢。

猫山王榴莲

2.竹脚

竹脚也被称为“猫山后”,也是许多榴莲摊的“热销”品种呢,其外形粗大、果皮的绿色犹如未成熟的果实。竹脚的果肉饱满呈棕黄色,口感略苦。如果您喜欢苦味和肉质较湿的榴莲,那么竹脚是您正确的选择哦。

竹脚榴莲

3.红虾 

 红虾也是最受欢迎的榴莲品种之一,其果实粗大,果皮呈棕绿色,刺短而小。红虾的果肉有非常鲜明的橙红色(通常是黄橙色),肉质如奶油般香甜、厚实、柔软和细腻。

红虾榴莲

4.XO

榴莲中最特别的品种非XO莫属,因为它带有酒的味道。它的果实细小,形状也很圆,淡黄色的肉是苦的,而且非常柔软。入口时,它那香醇如酒带苦涩的味道将触动您的味蕾。对于喜欢苦味榴莲的人,XO是您不可错过的味道。如烈酒一般,越老的榴莲树将生产出越美味的XO榴莲。

XO榴莲

5.D24又称“苏丹 ”

D24或新加坡人称之为“苏丹”的榴莲是最常见和最普遍的品种,在大多数榴莲摊中都能见到它的“踪影”。它是众多品种当中最经济实惠但品质相对较好的榴莲,其肉质呈淡黄色,带有甜味和坚果的苦味。然而,我们也可从其果肉颜色探知其口感,深色的果肉代表其味道更鲜明(甜中带苦);颜色较淡者可能口感较甜。

D24榴莲

6.金凤

被称为“东甲之王”的金凤凰一般个头较小,肉厚核小,外观并不出众。这个榴莲的特点在于口感很湿润,果肉白黄色并且甜中有些微苦,吃起来苦中又带甜,让人在苦与甜中慢慢的品味着属于它的味道。金凤凰这个名字是由最开始注册这个品种的人起的。

金凤凰

7.D101

D101果肉为橙黄色,它的味道较淡,但胜在香滑甜,较易让人接受。原产自柔佛,被很多喜欢温和味道的顾客所青睐,而且口感如奶油一般,被人称为“柔佛的特殊奶油味”。

D101榴莲

8.黑刺 

黑刺是比较罕有的榴莲品种,它的味道相当独特,即更柔软、更光滑、更芳香。它和红虾的味道相似但口感更胜一筹。由于这种榴莲的底部有一条黑黑的尾巴,故此获名“黑刺”并且他和猫山王在外观上还有相似的特点哦。

黑刺榴莲和猫山王对比图

说到这里我不得不提一件事 :

中国人爱吃猫山王榴莲这是众所周知的事,但是从去年开始这个局面被这个叫黑刺的榴莲给打破了。据资料显示在2015年黑刺和猫山王的价格相同,可是时至今日,黑刺价格却涨至65令吉每公斤。在前两年黑刺的最高价格甚至达到了每公斤100令吉贵到当地人吃之前都要考虑一下呢。

可是黑刺虽然产量少,价格高,被称为树上黄金。虽然如此但还是被大家所热爱。与黑刺有缘的小可爱可以去品尝一下哦。

随着榴莲产量的逐渐增多,各商家纷纷开始进行榴莲自助的买卖,在马来西亚的小伙伴一定不要错过哦。

以上就是小编为大家整理的8种比较受欢迎的榴莲,没有提到的不代表它不受欢迎哦,众所周知人类的味蕾是很难满足的,所以多多尝试没准就会发现新的大陆哦。

对于小编而言纵使榴莲有百多种,但是最爱的还是红虾,只因为它好吃还便宜。

今天的介绍就到这里啦,敬请期待下期文章哦。

运动无极限

马来西亚不仅有美食,还有惊险刺激的高空项目哦。今天就带你走进那些肾上腺素飙升的高空娱乐项目。


  • 吉隆坡塔——Sky Box

吉隆坡塔是吉隆坡的地标之一,它于1995年被建成在咖啡山上,成为了当时的第四高塔。

在吉隆坡塔距离地面350米的高空上悬挂着两个全玻璃制作的sky box,又称天空之盒。在那里你可以光脚走进盒子,去感受脚下的吉隆坡城,还可以看到不远处的双子塔并360度全方位的欣赏吉隆坡的美以及远处此起彼伏的山峰。

  • 槟城光大大厦——Rainbow Skywalk

槟城光大大厦是槟城非常有名的地标性建筑,目前为马来西亚第七高,槟城第一高的摩天大楼,里面有很多的娱乐项目,如室内主题乐园,7D戏院以及东南亚最高的高空走道等。

Rainbow Skywalk(又称彩虹天空步道)是2016年12月开始营业的项目。它悬挂在光大大厦最高层68楼,采用全玻璃的U型设计,总长17米,距离地面249米。穿上鞋套走在上面可以全方位无死角的将槟城尽收眼底。在上面不会允许很多人哦,也就是说您的照片不会有人乱入哦。

如果觉得突然走在这上面有点太刺激,不妨先移步至65楼的室内栈道感受一下哦,那里也是玻璃制作的呢。

  • 槟城光大大厦——Gravityz走道高空漫步挑战

在这里您可以挑战世界上最高的高空走道,位于海拔239米的半空中行走;您会在专业人士的陪同并做足安全措施的情况下来到这位于光大大厦65层的室外的高空走道,在这里不仅可以同时体验六种户外极限运动,还可以感受那种使心跳加速的刺激的同时欣赏槟城的美景。

详情:

https://byloka.com/trip/the-gravityz-ropes-course-challenges-6-challenges/144

  • 吉隆坡飞机驾驶体验

飞机是现在远足必选的交通工具,我们坐在上面感受着窗外的云层与蓝天。这时您是否想过自己驾驶飞机翱翔在天空上呢?现在机会来了,在马来西亚吉隆坡推出了飞机驾驶体验,在这里您将不再是乘客,而是一名飞行员。您有机会选择在专业飞行员的陪同下完成此次飞行旅程哦,专业的飞行员只负责起飞和降落其他的任务您将在他的指导下完成。在这里您不仅可以学习飞机驾驶的知识,还可以欣赏吉隆坡的风景哦。

兰卡威高空跳伞

提到高空跳伞您怕了吗?!从10000英尺的高空一跃而下,只能听见耳边因急速下降而传来的呼呼的风声,是不是想想都有些刺激呢~~

在马来西亚的兰卡威也能跳伞哦,飞机从兰卡威机场起飞,带您从

丹绒鲁海滩下落,感受刺激的同时还可以欣赏兰卡威这个岛屿的美丽风景,是不是很心动呢?

不过说实话小编是一个也不敢玩呢。。。

以上就是小编今天整理的部分马来西亚高空极限刺激类项目啦。

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