Diploma in Tourism and Hospitality Management
Course Name: Tourism Environment
Course Code: HDHT 1112
Course Hour: 3
Assignment Topic: 10 tourist spot in Malaysia
Submitted Date: 05-04-2013
Ten Tourist Spot in Malaysia
A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, or amusement opportunities. Some examples include historical places, monuments, zoos, aquaria, museums and art galleries, botanical gardens, buildings and structures (e.g., castles, libraries, former prisons, skyscrapers, bridges), national parks and forests, theme parks and carnivals, living history museums, ethnic enclave communities, historic trains and cultural events. Many tourist attractions are also landmarks.
Here is the list of 10 tourist spot in Malaysia-
1.1 Must Visit Heritage Streets:
Heeren Street & Jonker Street
Heeren Street which is also known as the ‘First Class Gentlemen Street’ or the ‘Millionaires Row’, is a road with double storey houses similar to that of the modern terrace houses, but much longer. The houses portray a rich and detailed mix of Chinese, European and Peranakan architecture. Till today, the Peranakans (Baba Nyonyas) do live in them, making this a living heritage, though there are also some being turned into galleries, cafes, hotels and eateries. On the parallel street is Jonker Street, also known as the ‘Second Class Gentleman Street’. More commercial, this street used to house mainly traders and merchants. On weekends, thenight bazaar of Jonker Walk comes alive. Malacca’s artists come out in full force selling their art paintings and handicrafts beside other Nyonya related food items like the popular pineapple tarts and Nyonya kuihs.
1.2 Must Visit Heritage Building:
Khoo Kongsi, reputedly known as ‘The Heritage Jewel of Penang’. The grand architecture is said to resemble that of the Emperor’s palace in China. Myth explained that this was the reason that the clan house was burnt down only 29 nights after its completion as a wrath from the Gods. Khoo Kongsi in Hollywood
Khoo Kongsi was used in the filming of Anna & The King featuring Jodie Foster and Chow Yuen Fatt. Apparently, Jodie Foster was really impressed with the place and left good remarks in the visitors’ book!
1.3 Must Visit Modern Structure:
Petronas Twin Towers
Visiting Malaysia is never complete, if one never visits this twin towers…. and that include Malaysians, be it from KL or any other parts of the country. The 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers is one of the world’s tallest buildings in the world, soaring to a height of 452 metres above the city skyline. Designed by Cesar Pelli in 1997 and mostly constructed with steel and glass, the towers were the world’s tallest when completed. Loved By The Cameras
The twin towers is a common feature in the skyline of the city and can be seen in many magazines and books on the country. It is also shown in movies and TV productions, most notably the film Entrapment starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta Jones. 1.4 Must Visit Mosque:
Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque
Teluk Ibai, Terengganu
Miraculously seen as floating on the water and hence the nickname The Floating Mosque of the East. The distinctive design of the mosque on a floating platform and its beautiful location on a lagoon by the mouth of Sungai Ibai creates the enchantingly floating impression to viewers.
1.5 Must Visit Cultural Site:
Sarawak Cultural Village
The Sarawak Cultural Village is...