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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Dont ask me whats inside those caves
    Once you arrive at the 'top' you walk past some trinket shops (Hindu trinkets) an then on to a larger area which has a temple where people get their forehead rubbed for a few quid - not tourist-oriented but anyone can go and have it done.
    Further on there are more steps up and loads of monkeys and not much else aside from an 'open top' which shines on the lush vegetation quite nicely

    It's definitely worth it . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    Genting skyway is the worlds fastest mono cable car system, making genting highlands more inteesting.
    It's cool, isn't it! We try t get up to Genting or Cameron Highlands once a month to savour the cool air . . . KL can get quite HOT

    Quote Originally Posted by terry57
    As far as the rest of the country goes they just cruise along. As a Tourist one wont notice any religious problems. The farang that live there more than likely have a different story.
    Nope, never been hassled and have never heard of individuals getting hassled.

    Currently there is a bit of brouhaha because the Selangor state religious authority raided the Christian printing offices and confiscated Malay language bibles that contain the word 'Allah' for 'God'.
    It's quite a long story why they exist and why they are allowed in Borneo but not on the peninsula . . . long story short the government went to town on JAIS (the Islamic Council) and the bibles were returned and the radical fruits got a black eye.

    When Malaysia advertises itself as the moderate Islamic country it really is the case.

    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    at least there is a decent selection of dark beer as well.
    Ah, Guinness be brewed here matey

    I do quite a bit of consultancy work for Tourism Malaysia and the Malaysian Tourist Board and it's quite astounding how different the tourists are that arrive here as opposed to Thailand . . . and Malaysia ranks 8th in the world in tourist entries.

    Still there's lots to do to ramp up the infrastructure to cope with the ever-increasing numbers.

    Love the place

    Malaysia Boleh!

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    It does have a lot going for it i reckon, varied and tasty food, plenty of things for the kids to do, quite modern and clean, all of those things were my reason for going to malaysia this time,and the cheap ticket from vientiane to KL with airasia clinched the deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    It does have a lot going for it i reckon, varied and tasty food, plenty of things for the kids to do, quite modern and clean
    Definitely several of the advantages this place has over its neighbours, especially Thailand, where we couldn't wait to get out of once we found out what living there is really like

    Another advantage is that you can actually be a working expat here, not just a tefler or teacher, though there are many openings for qualified English teachers at the many international schools.

    Ah - fairly well everyone speaks English from so-so to very, very well

    When next you plan to spend some time here let me know and I'll recommend some places for you to see . . . perhaps Borneo (Sabah and Sarawak next?)

    Hmm, maybe I'll set up a Malaysia picture thread.

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