Thinking about your next trip? Consider Malaysia. It's more than just beautiful scenery and lovely beaches. It's a country rich in culture and tradition, waiting to be explored. As a traveller, if you want to get a real feel for a place, you should try and soak up as much of the local cultures as possible. Resorts World, with its various spots across Malaysia, is an excellent place to start. In this article, we'll show you how you can truly enjoy and engage with the local cultures at Resorts World locations in Awana, Langkawi and Kijal. Let's dive in!
Delving into Local Delights at Resorts World Awana, Malaysia
Resorts World Awana, nestled in the cool highlands of Malaysia, serves as the perfect starting point for an array of local experiences, truly allowing you to immerse yourself in the richness of the region.
One nearby attraction that's worth a visit is the Orang Asli Museum. It provides an enlightening peek into the history and culture of Malaysia's indigenous people, known as the Orang Asli. The museum's extensive collection includes treasured artefacts, traditional tools and tribal art, all telling the fascinating story of the Orang Asli's way of life, from ancient times to the present.
For nature enthusiasts, the surrounding Genting Highlands provide a wealth of opportunities for exploration and adventure. There are several trekking routes, each varying in difficulty level, leading you through a breathtaking landscape of lush greenery, sparkling waterfalls, and abundant tropical flora and fauna. You can also spot different species of birds, insects and even monkeys in their natural habitat, making it a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. The cool climate of the highlands makes it a comfortable trek, even for those unaccustomed to such activities.
A three-kilometre guided walk through the Montane Oak Forest is available on Clearwater Way, a valley between rocky mountains. This journey reveals uncommon native and endemic plants and concludes with the beautiful Fishtail Falls. The stunning scenery, escorted by devoted guides, captivates hikers of all skill levels. This unique experience requires comfortable clothing and sturdy footwear. Nature's hidden gems and breathtaking panoramas await, promising to leave you with unforgettable memories.
Post your day's adventure, the region presents a culinary journey that's every bit as rewarding as a physical exploration. For instance, the famous Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms not only offer the freshest produce you can find but also allows you to hand-pick your own strawberries, ensuring a fun and engaging experience. The local cuisine, too, is a treat for the senses. In particular, the local steamboat dishes are a must-try. These hot pot meals are cooked at the table and feature a delicious mix of vegetables, meat and seafood – a comforting end to an exciting day of exploration.
As the day draws to a close, Resorts World Awana extends its warm welcome to you to retreat and rest. Nestled in the comfort of your room, you can peruse your photos captured during the day, reliving the vivid experiences as you prepare for another exciting day of local discovery. The blend of local culture, adventurous treks and satisfying food, all easily accessible from Resorts World Awana, promises an enriching experience for every traveller.
Immersing in Cultural Wonders at Resorts World Langkawi, Malaysia
Resorts World Langkawi, perched on the breathtaking island of Langkawi, is a haven of culture and natural wonder. The island, rich in folklore and radiant with natural beauty, opens up a world of exploration for its guests.
One of the highlights of Langkawi is the famed Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, formed by 99 islands that make up the legendary Langkawi Archipelago. This geological wonder, spread across 478 square kilometres, is home to some of the world's oldest rock formations. Guided tours here can help you uncover the marvels of nature, from stunning sea stacks to distinctive limestone caves. The park, with its three main conservation areas – Machincang Cambrian Geoforest Park, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park and Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park, is a living museum, showcasing the island's geological history spanning over 550 million years.
Field of Burnt Rice: Travel back in time to a historical site where local villagers valiantly burned their rice supplies to repel Siamese invaders during a battle. Admire the exquisite construction of traditional Malay houses, which reflect the region's cultural heritage, while strolling through the lovely village. Nearby booths have attractive selections of batiks, sarongs and handicrafts – ideal for souvenir buying. The site has historical plaques that enhance the experience and deepen respect for the locals' bravery. Aside from shopping, it's an opportunity to connect with the past while immersing yourself in the local culture. This one-of-a-kind excursion combines history, art and culture to create an enchanting destination where time stops, stories come to life, and lifelong memories are made.
When it comes to local cuisines, Langkawi presents a tantalising fusion of Malay, Thai and Indian flavours. Seafood lovers will find an array of dishes featuring the day's freshest catch, cooked to perfection with local herbs and spices. Dining by the beach as the sun sets, with the aromatic allure of seafood grills wafting through the air, absolutely is an experience not to be missed.
Moreover, Langkawi's azure waters provide ample opportunities for water-based adventures. You can zip across the water on a thrilling jet-ski ride or embark on a serene island-hopping trip, visiting secluded islets and perhaps even spotting a dolphin or two!
At the end of each immersive day, Resorts World Langkawi stands ready to envelop you in comfort and luxury, serving as the perfect base for your cultural and natural exploration. With its close proximity to these local attractions and activities, your journey into the heart of Langkawi's unique charm becomes a seamless and enriching experience.
Discovering the Local Charm at Resorts World Kijal, Malaysia
Our journey culminates at Resorts World Kijal, a tranquil beach resort that perfectly encapsulates the local Malaysian culture. Here, guests can delve into the rhythms of local life and engage with the richness of Malaysian heritage.
A short trip away from the resort lies a traditional fishing village, offering an intriguing glimpse into the everyday life of local fishermen. Watch as they set sail in the early morning light, casting their nets in a dance as old as time. Their return to shore is a sight to behold, with the day's catch ranging from shrimps to a variety of fishes. This experience offers a vivid connection to the local way of life, allowing you to feel a part of the community.
Explore the enthralling world of Kijal Lemang, a classic Malaysian delicacy beloved for its nuanced flavours and cultural significance. This culinary marvel blends glutinous rice, coconut milk and a hint of salt in a bamboo tube wrapped in banana leaves. The slow cooking time allows the flavours to combine naturally, resulting in an aromatic blend that permeates your senses. Kijal Lemang has a significant place in festive celebrations, representing unity and brotherhood. This delightful delicacy may be found in Kijal, Terengganu, sold by street vendors and cafes. Accept this wonderful culinary experience, and relish the taste and rich legacy it represents. So, travel to Kijal and satiate your taste buds with Kijal Lemang, then return with cherished memories of this Malaysian traditional and gastronomic treasure.
No cultural exploration can be complete without visiting the Terengganu State Museum, recognised as the largest museum in South East Asia. A short drive from Resorts World Kijal, this museum houses an impressive collection of cultural artefacts. The exhibits, ranging from traditional costumes and royal regalia to ancient weaponry and crafts, shed light on the region's vibrant history and cultural evolution. Visiting this museum allows you to journey through time, adding depth to your understanding of Malaysia and the state of Terengganu.
Resorts World Kijal isn’t just about cultural immersion – the beach resort is also a hub for water-based activities. From a refreshing swim in the sea to an enjoyable paddleboarding session at sunset, the beach offers a delightful mix of relaxation and adventure.
With Resorts World Kijal as your home away from home, you’re perfectly placed to immerse yourself in the local culture, savour the unique flavours of the region, and partake in a range of water activities. Each day brings a new opportunity to weave yourself into the vibrant cultural tapestry of Malaysia.
Exploring local culture is an enriching experience that adds depth to your travels. Each Resorts World location, steeped in the richness of local cultures, provides an avenue for you to enjoy a comfortable stay and immerse yourself in local traditions, cuisines and activities. So, why not travel deeper and richer? Make the most of your resort experience with Resorts World, where local culture meets global comfort.
For more information, check out the websites of our resorts to commence your journey into the heart of cultural immersion. Unearth the beauty and richness of local experiences at each Resorts World location and let these stories inspire your future travels. We encourage you to delve into the narratives of local culture, traditions and cuisines that are waiting to be discovered. Let's embrace the beauty of culturally immersive travels and continue to expand our horizons. Wherever your travels may take you, we wish you a safe and enriching journey. Start planning your getaway with Resorts World today, and create memories that’ll last a lifetime.