Malaysia Won Award of Leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards

Malaysia has been declared as the leading Travel Destination of Asia at 22nd Annual World Travel Awards ceremony which was conducted in Hong Kong. The competition was among other 9 countries which are Singapore, Korea, Macau, Sri lanka and Thailand.Malaysia

Also, tourism board of Malaysia was awarded with the Leading tourist board award. The board memebers were praised for structuring high standard of tourism around the country.

The winner among Asian countries, that is Malaysia, will compete against the winners of other categories. Grand Final of 22nd World Travel Awards will be held in Morocco in December.Malaysia


World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke said:

“It is an honour to recognise the leaders in Asian and Australasian hospitality here in Hong Kong this evening.

“InterContinental Grand Stanford has been a wonderful host for our Gala Ceremony this year, while it has been a privilege to be welcomed here with such warmth to Hong Kong.

“Congratulations to all our winners tonight and I look forward to greeting many of them in December when we will celebrate our Grand Final 2015 in Morocco.”

World Travel Awards was constituted back in 1993 to acknowledge tourism around the world, the judges who chose the winners consists of a team of top notch tourism consumers and proficient travelers.

Other winners include: AirAsia, which received the glorification of being Asia’s Leading Cabin Crew. One World Hotel, Located at Selangor, Malaysia, won the award of Asia’s Best Leading Meeting and Conference Hotel.



In the category of Leading Wedding Venue, Pangkor Laut Resort was declared winners. Resort World Genting was titled as Asia’s Leading Themed resort.



Full List of World Travel Awards winners for Asia can be seen here.Malaysia



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Places to visit in Kota Bharu, Malaysia

Kota Bharu is the capital city of the state of Kelantan, and also serves as the Royal seat for the current Sultan. It was established in the late 19th century, and was made the capital by Sultan Muhammad the second. There are many amazing places to visit in Kota Bharu, as it is full of unique Kelantanese Malay architecture, and natural beauty. Moreover, it was the place where the Japanese first landed and later captured Singapore, being the battlefield of World War II, it has great stories to tell too. We will be enlisting some of the wonderful places to visit in Kota Bharu.

Amazing Places to Visit in Kota Bharu

Kota Bharu has a lot of amazing and beautiful places to be visited and enjoyed. Having a rich history, and a naturally beautiful region, it has been a tourists attraction point, and a great place for a movie shoot too.

Istana Johar

Istana Johar is the former official residence of the Sultan, but now it serves as the Museum of Royal Traditions and ceremonies. It shows the way of living of the Sultans and their families. The Museum is an amazing place to know the rich history of the rulers of the state, their traditions and cultures. The legacy that the current house carries on, and the way they have adopted to rule, which inspires and motivates the citizens of the state. It is worth the money, and the time.

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Bank Kerapu (World War II Memorial)

Bank Kerapu’s building was believed to be the first ever building opened in the city. From a bank, it later transformed into a World War II memorial, when the then Sultan visited the placed and decorated it with photographs and other materials left behind of the war and the battles fought in the area. It has amazing stories to tell in its own beautiful way. Marking itself as another amazing place to visit in Kota Bharu.

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Temenggor Lake

Kota Bharu isn’t all about old buildings and stories, if you have had enough of buildings for a day, back your bag and get your self into a picnic spot and enjoy the beauty of a great man made lake, and in the middle of it, a great man made island. Which is a great place for recreational activities and outing.

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Handicraft Village and Craft Museum

Machines can make things, but can never be compared to those made by hand. Everyone enjoys the beautiful of a handicraft shop, but how a bout a whole village of handicraft talent? Visit the Kelantan Handicraft village and Museum, where you can buy amazing handicraft of local talented artists, and enjoy the views of ancient art too, and bring home some memories of amazing Places to visit in Kota Bharu.

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Pesar Siti Khadija

After all the visits and a adventures, don’t just get to your bed, go out to the Pesar Siti Khadija, or the “Siti Khadija Market”, and enjoy the relish of local cuisine and amazing local bakery in the level. And go into the next two level and buy your people at home some Malay traditional presents. And as you are in the neighborhood, explore the Fort Bamboo Bazar too.

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Enjoy the amazes of Kota Bharu, and don’t forget to share your experiences with us in the comment section below.