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Southern Region

The southern region has one of the best tourist spots around the country, or as some claimed, around the world! The southern side of Peninsular Malaysia comprises of the states of Melaka and Johor. If you are one who is interested in history, then the southern region is the place for you. Malaysia's Historical City is Melaka, a place that is filled with cultural and historical aspects. Its heritage was set many years ago, thanks to its centralized location as one of the world's most famous trading post. This was the place where many rich and important traders and European conquerors made their home many years ago. The remnants of ruined buildings and fortresses speak a thousand words. Its glorious past is still very much a part of the tourist attractions in Melaka. For those who are interested in quaint antiques and other old artifacts, Melaka is the place for you. If you have the time to spare, slowly take your time going through some of the little shops in the town center. You will be surprised at the kind of treasures you can possibly find. Melaka is also a food haven, with their popular cuisine being that of the Baba & Nyonya's or Peranakan food. Mainly on the spicy side, these dishes promise to tingle your taste buds and make you wanting more.

Johor is the southernmost state of the Peninsular. This is the state that links Malaysia to its neighboring country, Singapore. Detached via the Causeway, Johor has a lot to offer. Because of its proximity to Singapore, residents of the state of Johor gets certain perks such as Singapore television programs. Many residents of Johor are also able to find jobs in Singapore, thus traveling to and fro the country everyday. The downside of its closeness is the high-cost of living that is influenced upon the state. Eating out and purchasing goods in Johor is relatively a notch higher than most states in the country. Therefore, if you would have to spend money on products, it is better to head on over to Singapore.

On the nature end of the state, Johor is made out of huge stretches of fruits and oil plantations. It is especially famous for the production of pineapple. Since Johor is quite a big state, there are stretches of wilderness, beaches and beautiful coral islands that have never failed to woo tourists from all over the place. If you want to laze and bask in the sun, Johor is the place for you. In terms of history, Johor has a heritage dating way back to the 17th century. Just like Melaka, Johor has its own distinctive cuisine, handicraft and cultural attractions. Most of its charm and history is clearly reflected on its buildings.

The southern region has one of the best tourist spots around the country, or as some claimed, around the world! The southern side of Peninsular Malaysia comprises of the states of Melaka and Johor. If you are one who is interested in history, then the southern region is the place for you. Malaysia's Historical City is Melaka, a place that is filled with cultural and historical aspects. Its heritage was set many years ago, thanks to its centralized location as one of the world's most famous trading post. This was the place where many rich and important traders and European conquerors made their home many years ago. The remnants of ruined buildings and fortresses speak a thousand words. Its glorious past is still very much a part of the tourist attractions in Melaka. For those who are interested in quaint antiques and other old artifacts, Melaka is the place for you. If you have the time to spare, slowly take your time going through some of the little shops in the town center. You will be surprised at the kind of treasures you can possibly find. Melaka is also a food haven, with their popular cuisine being that of the Baba & Nyonya's or Peranakan food. Mainly on the spicy side, these dishes promise to tingle your taste buds and make you wanting more.

Johor is the southernmost state of the Peninsular. This is the state that links Malaysia to its neighboring country, Singapore. Detached via the Causeway, Johor has a lot to offer. Because of its proximity to Singapore, residents of the state of Johor gets certain perks such as Singapore television programs. Many residents of Johor are also able to find jobs in Singapore, thus traveling to and fro the country everyday. The downside of its closeness is the high-cost of living that is influenced upon the state. Eating out and purchasing goods in Johor is relatively a notch higher than most states in the country. Therefore, if you would have to spend money on products, it is better to head on over to Singapore.

On the nature end of the state, Johor is made out of huge stretches of fruits and oil plantations. It is especially famous for the production of pineapple. Since Johor is quite a big state, there are stretches of wilderness, beaches and beautiful coral islands that have never failed to woo tourists from all over the place. If you want to laze and bask in the sun, Johor is the place for you. In terms of history, Johor has a heritage dating way back to the 17th century. Just like Melaka, Johor has its own distinctive cuisine, handicraft and cultural attractions. Most of its charm and history is clearly reflected on its buildings.

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