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Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque is located in Shah Alam. The mosque has four minarets, one erected at each of the corners

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The Blue Mosque, as it is known, has the capacity to accommodate 24,000 worshippers at any one time. - The main dome of the mosque measures 167 ft in diameter and 350 ft in height from the ground level

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Batu Caves You have to climb 272 steps to reach the main cave which is called The Cathedral or Temple Cave

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The Batu Caves are among the holiest Hindu shrines in Malaysia

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In January or February, the Hindu Festival at the Batu Caves called Thaipusam is held. The festival is celebrated all over Malaysia and in Singapore

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The Cathedral, or Temple Cave, is 180 meters long and 100 metres high. This enormous chamber has some openings in the vaulted ceilings, and the day light creates a magic feeling

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Thien Hau Temple A first class example of the beauty of Chinese architecture, it is one of the largest Chinese temples in South-East Asia

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At the entrance to the main temple area, there will be a large container for burning joss sticks or incense. The container is filled with ash and the joss sticks are placed into the ash

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Thean Hou Goddess, the Goddess of the Sea/Ocean - This main shrine is on the third floor of this four level temple

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Entering the temple grounds you have the fountain of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy and statues of gods and lions

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The fountain of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy

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The Ram

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Royal Selongor Pewter Factory

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The National Monument is a sculpture that commemorates those who died in Malaysia's struggle for freedom, principally against the Japanese occupation during World War II and the Malayan Emergency, which lasted from 1948 until 1960

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Mahsuri Well is nearby the tomb of Mahsuri. Follow Mahsuri's story below

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Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands separated from mainland Malaysia by the Straits of Malacca. Only four of the 99 islands are inhabited - Pulau Langkawi (the main island), Pulau Tuba, Pulau Rebak and Pulau Dayang Bunting

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The population of Langkawi is approximately 99,000 of which 90% are Malays

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Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur - One of the most impressive pieces of architecture in the world is the magnificent 1,483 ft high Petronas Twin Towers, that are linked by a walk-bridge at the 41st floor
 
The Legend of Mahsuri
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Mahsuri was the daughter of a Thai couple who moved from Phuket to Langkawi Island in search of a better life. Mahsuri, the most beautiful woman in all of Langkawi, was soon married to the handsome warrior Wan Darus, brother of the cheiftan

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Mahsuri's mother-in-law, jealous of her beauty, accused her of adultery when her husband went off to war. Mahsuri protested her innocence but the village elders tried the young girl, found her guilty and sentenced her to death by stabbing

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Mahsuri was to be tied to a tree and stabbed to death but, when her cheiftan brother-in-law pierced her with the ceremonial dagger, she bled white blood, a sign of her innocence

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With her dying breath, Mahsuri cursed Langkawi to have seven generations of bad luck. The kingdom was soon taken over by Siam. The villagers at Padang Mat Sirat burned their own paddy fields rather than let them fall into the hands of the Siamese

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Inilah Wan Aisyah The Seventh Generation of Princess Mahsuri. Will she end the curse?
 
Singapore
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Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia

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Jade Market

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