Genting Highland

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From a distance, the Genting Highland stand aloof shrouded in mists that blanket jungle covered hills high above Kuala Lumpur. Genting Highland, otherwise known as Resort World Genting is a hill resort in Malaysia developed by Genting Group. Here is the mystical palace of pleasure perched on top of the Barisan Titiwangsa mountain range that runs down the center of peninsula. It is at an average of 1,740 meters (5,710 feet). This all-modern and civilized hill station houses the Malaysia’s only casino, where Western gambling games are played among traditional Chinese games like tai sai. Neckties are compulsory, or you can opt for a traditional Malaysian dress. A sign over the door of the casino is a warning from the Sultan of Selangor and Pahang that Muslims are forbidden to enter and try their luck here. Gambling continues around the clock every day.

Set in a lush countryside, Genting Highland has several modern hotels and resorts which include First World Hotel, Awana Hotel, Theme Park Hotel, Genting View Resort, Genting Grand, Hotel Seri Malaysia Genting Highland and Ria Apartment. Tourists are advised to make an online booking during the peak season. There is also an artificial lake, a golf course and an indoor and outdoor family theme park, which features roller-coaster, boat rides, monorail, pirate ship, snow world and more exciting games here. Save your jungle shoes for the other hill stations.

Kajang Satay

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About 26 kilometers (16 miles) south of Kuala Lumpur, on the old highway to the south, is a small town called Kajang. If you are hungry – and even if you are not – stop a while, as Kajang boasts that it served the best satay in all Malaysia. The meat is not better here than in other parts of the country, but Kajang offers the best sauce. Satay is often called the hamburger of Southeast Asia – chicken, mutton or beef is cut into bite sized pieces, mixed with spices, salt and sugar and marinated for at least six hours. The meat is then threaded onto thin bamboo skewers and grilled over a charcoal fire. Kajang satay has spread its name all over Malaysian and became the favorite for tourists and the local as well.

Anyway, Sate Kajang Haji Samuri is the undisputed brand of Kajang satay; with close to over 20 outlets all over Malaysia now. The number is constantly on the rise, with new chain opening out up in the other states. Bangunan Dato’ Nazir, Jalan Kelab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan, the main branch for of Kajang satay restaurant. If you are in Kajang, pick a taxi and show that address, taxi drivers are surely familiar with this address. So, if you see any restaurant with a name of Kajang Satay, why don’t give a try. I promise it would be the best satay you ever try.