Malaysia Photo Gallery

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Members of an Indian classical dance troupe at the Gawai World Heritage Festival in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo. Though most Malaysian Indians descend from immigrants who arrived during British colonial rule, Indian cultural traditions have deep roots in Malaysia. As far back as the 9th century, Tamil merchants conducted trade in the Malay Archipelago, and over the years, many settled permanently.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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A Chinese dragon sculpture on the waterfront in Kuching. Historically a commercial area (and the site of White Rajah James Brooke's 1839 landing), the waterfront was renovated in 1993 to create a landscaped park and esplanade.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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A caretaker of the Hong San Si temple in Kuching. The temple was originally built in 1848 by Hokkien Chinese from Fujian Province.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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Trawlers on the Sarawak River in Kuching. Since its renovation in the early 1990s, the waterfront doesn't see much commercial fishing activity.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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A rickshaw parked in front of a Chinese shophouse gate in Penang's historic Georgetown district. Founded in 1786 by East India Trading Company trader Francis Light, Georgetown quickly grew into a busy center for international trade, attracting a diverse, multiethnic population that left a diverse cultural and architectural legacy. In 2008, UNESCO designated Georgetown a World Heritage site, noting the city's distinct and well-preserved mélange of shophouse, colonial-era, and religious architecture.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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A Dayak hornbill carving at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Datai. The hornbill, traditionally considered a symbol of purity by the Dayak, is Sarawak's state symbol.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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A serene beach on the island of Pulau Langkawi, the largest of 99 islands that make up Langkawi Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago within the greater Malay Archipelago. Noted for its clear waters and white-sand beaches and home to both budget and four star accommodations, Langkawi is a popular destination for Malaysian and foreign tourists alike.

Langkawi Family Travel Guide  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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The soaring Petronas Twin Towers. Measuring more than 1,400 feet from base to antennae, the towers held the title of world's tallest building from 1998 to 2004. Now only the world's third-tallest structure, the towers remain an emblem of the construction boom that transformed Kuala Lumpur into a city of skyscrapers and of the controversial prime minister, Mahathir Mohommed, who spurred the growth.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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Making lunch at a street stall in Penang. Street food is a vital part of Malaysia's culinary culture, and Penang especially is renowned for a number of local dishes that blend Chinese and Southeast Asian influences.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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Traditional Dayak houses at the Sarawak Cultural Village in Datai.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
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The Sri Mariaman temple in Georgetown, Penang. Known for its rich architectural heritage, Georgetown is home to an incredible diversity of religious structures, including mosques, churches, Taoist and Buddhist temples, and Hindu temples such as this one.  
Credit: David Zuckerman 
 
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