A visit to a neighboring country

Why Malaysia? Why choose a tourist destination that is so close to your own country? There may be one thing you don’t know about the best thing about traveling itself: discovering the secrets of a place that only locals know. That’s why Graphic Designer MATOA, Bhakti, chose Melaka, a small city in Malaysia that holds so much beauty.

Melaka River Cruise
Just think of Venice, but styled in Melaka style. This tourist spot is a river that cuts the road in the city of Melaka with architectural buildings such as old churches, mosques, bridges, houses, and temples along the river banks. Once you get on the boat, you can feel the buildings that are closely related to the multicultural and historical ones that exist in Malaysia. As night approaches, all the lights in the city will reflect on the rows of buildings and bridges. It was like Disneyland! Oh yes, there is a Ferris wheel here too. The boat ticket price itself is not too expensive. You could say, sightseeing on a boat is one way to enjoy Melaka without having to spend too much.

Klebang Beach
If you are planning to visit Melaka, you cannot miss Klebang beach. It used to be a beach and it’s still technically the same, it’s just wider. Locals tell how Klebang turned into a kind of desert with a beach in the distance. So, if you use Google Maps or Waze, both apps will show that you are actually above water. The beaches are not the best in Malaysia, but the scenery is very beautiful. Sand dunes will always be there wherever you look, with the wind blowing your hair. Stay longer until the sun goes down to capture a photo of the sky adorned with an orange tinge.

After Bhakti experienced traditional life in Melaka, he continued his journey to Kuala Lumpur, the bustling center of Malaysia.

No vacation is complete without a culinary tour. If you are a traveler who likes snacks, then #KLFTF is the right place for you to visit in Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur Food Truck Feast is held twice a month, on the first and second weekends, in front of the DBKL Stage near Dataran Merdeka. This festival is a hawker center that is attended by several popular food trucks serving a variety of delicious food. It doesn’t matter if you are a picky eater. Here, you can try a variety of local, international, and even a combination of the two.

Central Market
Of course, there are reasons why the Central Market is also called the Art Market. In this market, you will find a row of boutiques and stalls selling handicrafts and souvenirs. This is the right place for those of you who are hunting for souvenirs at affordable prices. Art and cultural performances are also often exhibited here. Precisely on the stage outside the market. During certain holidays, the area is usually enlivened by festivals that showcase traditional Malaysian dances and music.

Batu Caves
Located in Gombak District, Batu Cave is a limestone hill that has 3 main caves and several temples. Before you get there, make sure your valuables are stored in the bag as there will be lots of monkeys welcoming you. Located in the middle of a cliffside, the giant statues look majestic amidst the green scenery of the surrounding lush trees.

Even though he only spent a few days in Malaysia, Bhakti still wanted to explore a little deeper. Let’s wait for the next trip, OK!

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