Malaysia / wonderland is just nearby

Malaysia // wonderland is just nearby

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Almost 50% of our stay here in Malaysia is over… A few of us are very happy that they can return home to their family and friends in a while; but a hand of people would love to stay in this part of the world. If you don’t understand the behavior of them maybe you’ll understand after the following. In my last post I promised that I’ll inform you about the trips here in Malaysia that you can do and what we did so far. I already mentioned that Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and because of that it is a very good place to come around and visit other interesting and wonderful places.  Out students are totally into making pictures and videos and in my last post, I’ll just create an impression page, with a few words to every part of it. – Stay tuned.

In our first weeks we explored Kuala Lumpur (I already showed a few photos) and the Batu Caves. Batu Caves is a limestone hill with a lot caves and cave temples; 13 km north of Kuala Lumpur. This cave is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside of India. You have to walk a lot of stairs up to get to the Caves. A lot of monkeys live here and you have to watch out, because they love to eat human food, steel your bags or just make fun of you. We also made a tour through the Dark Cave, 70 minutes through darkness, just with a helmet and a little flashlight. Amazing to see the stalactites that formed for over than thousands of years.

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(Photo credits: Laura Holder)

One part of our students here decided to visit Langkawi. Pulau Langkawi  is at the northwest coast of Malaysia and an archipelago made up of 99 islands. This breathtaking place is surrounded by turquoise sea, coconut trees and your feet will stand in powder-fine white sand. This island has an excellent treasure in Underwater World.The same group went to Singapur, a city state in Southeast Asia. – It’s a huge city where you can party day and night. Something they had to enjoy.

 

The German exchange group was also able to take part in the Global Classroom in Melaka. For this 1 week program a few of us went to the Unesco World Heritage town, to visit another Limkokwing Campus. This Campus is in the Portugease Settlement in Melaka and is next to the ocean. It was just an awesome feeling, when you woke up and saw the ocean right underneath you, although you had university. The city has a lot of museums, for example the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and the Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum; we got a tour through this historical part of Malacca and we also visited a few of the museums. A very common thing in this city are the heavily decorated bicycle rickshaws that cruise through the non-smoking town and bring you from one place to another. The goal of this 1-week program was to get in touch with this World Heritage City, get to know new people of Limkokwing University and to bring out a design package for the city.

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(Photo credits: Laura Holder)

The next stop had been Perhentian Islands. Perhentian Islands exist of two main islands; Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil – but we decided to visit Perhentian Kecil, the smaller island. The crystalline water is home of a sea turtles, jellyfish, small sharks, reef fish and has a wide variety of coral reefs. Dreamland, wonderland, just awesome and everyone was so happy to be there (No one wanted to leave). Turquoise clear water, white sand and a jungle.  This group made a snorkeling trip, they had been swimming with a turtle and baby sharks and spent their other precious time on getting tanned in the sun. Every night you could see an awesome Fire show at Long Beach. To give you a better impression of this wonderful place, I’m going to upload a video of this 3-day trip and post the link to it in he next Blogpost.

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(Photo credits: Laura Holder)

 

Right now another group is in Bali and enjoying the midterm break. After this break we have to submit a lot of assignments and also write exams. So I hope they enjoy the holiday and as you can see on the pictures – Bali seems to be very interesting!

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(Photo credits: Sophia Gisinger)

I’m not able to write more about our trips, but I’ll promise that the next post will be longer.
I hope everyone is happy, best regards from Malaysia.