Description - Malaysia by Lorien Holland
This stunning travel pictorial and Malaysia travel guide highlights, the landscapes, architecture, food, culture and people of Malasia. Lying just north of the equator, Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah Sarawak on the island of Borneo. A blend of east and west, of different lifestyles, cuisine's, architectural styles, peoples, religions, and attitudes, Malaysia is a fascinating and at times, bewildering country. The dynamism of Malaysia's cities contrasts with the tranquility of its diverse landscapes. The adventurous visitor can ascend Southeast Asia's tallest building or climb the regions highest peak; taste the delights of the capital's cosmopolitan restaurants or sample Penang's famous hawker food; explore Asia's largest caves or trek through the oldest rainforests; browse in night markets or shop in the world's newest malls; relax in luxury hotels or sunbathe on perfect white sand beaches. This travel book presents the many faces and facets of Malaysia through stunning photographs--from the capital of Kuala Lumpur and Penang Island to historic Malacca and culturally rich Kelantan. Malaysia's diverse flora and fauna, colorful festivals, and the charm of its people are also vividly captured in this pictorial memento.
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Author Biography - Lorien Holland
Lorien Holland is an Asia-based writer and journalist. She has lived in Kuala Lumpur since 2000 and enjoys being at the interface of different cultures, religions and histories that together make up Malaysia. Prior to Kuala Lumpur, Lorien Holland lived in Beijing for eight years. She has written for a number of regional publications, including the Far Eastern Economic Review and Newsweek. PhotographerT. S. Bok, originally from Melaka but now based in Kuala Lumpur, runs his own photo image library, Ultra Dimension Sdn Bhd. A graduate in graphic design, he eventually ventured into photography. He has an extensive collection of images on Malaysia, ranging from aerial to land to underwater shots. His photographs have received high commendation and are regularly featured in newspapers, magazines, books and calendars.