4 Reasons Why Lonely Planet Named Malaysia Top 10 Travel Destinations For 2014

Lonely Planet ranked Malaysia in 10th place on its list of Top 10 Travel Destinations For 2014! These are their reasons why...

Lonely Planet Named Malaysia One Of The Top 10 Travel Destinations For 2014

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Malaysia has been named as one of the Top 10 travel destinations for 2014 by Lonely Planet.


Malaysia Is The ONLY Asian Country On The List

Malaysia is the only Asian country on Lonely Planet's Top 10 Travel Destinations For 2014.

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REASON 1: Lonely Planet Says "The Headline-Grabbers" Are The Malacca Bird Park, Legoland Malaysia And Hello Kitty Land In Nusajaya

The Malacca bird park is the largest bird park in Southeast Asia.

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The Malacca bird park is the largest bird park in Southeast Asia. Photo from Astro Awani.

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The Malacca bird park is the largest bird park in Southeast Asia.

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Legoland Malaysia is a theme park that has opened in Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia on September 15, 2012 with over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions.

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Hello Kitty town is the first Sanrio Hello Kitty theme park outside of Japan, consists of various walk-through attractions, interactive activities and rides which follow the Hello Kitty theme.

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REASON 2: Lonely Planet, "Amazing Experiences Await In Malaysian Borneo, From Exploring Off-The-Beaten Track Kudat To Indulging At The Luxurious Gaya Island Resort On Pulau Gaya."

Pulau Gaya is a sizeable Malaysian island of 1,465 ha, just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and forms part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park.

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Pulau Gaya derived its name from the Bajau word "Gayo" which means big and occupies an area of 15 km² (3,700 acres) with an elevation of up to 300 metres.

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Kudat Sabah Tanjung Simpang Mengayau.

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REASON 3: The New Low Cost Terminal, KLIA2, Was Another Major Factor In Attracting More Visitors

KLIA2, the hybrid airport, is expected to operate from May 2, 2014, onwards.

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REASON 4: "Cycle Tourism" Was Highlighted For Active Travellers Who Can See Malaysia Through Guided Tours And Mapped Out Cycling Routes

Borneo is home to some of the world's most accessible unspoilt tropical jungle. With miles of uncongested roads and a network of country routes that go past some of the most striking scenery in the region it is a perfect destination for cycling.

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The Guide Book Described Malaysia As "Like Two Countries In One, Cleaved In Half By The South China Sea."

Map of Malaysia.

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Every Year, Lonely Planet's Book Highlights The Best Of The Best Of Travel

Each year, Lonely Planet gives it's take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday (29 Oct 2013) highlights the best of the best of travel - countries and cities to visit, the best budget spots, the best family spots, everything.


Lonely Planet is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.

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