Malaysia, Java & Bali
We would like to have our honeymoon in Java and Bali, Indonesia, with a stop in two of the major cosmopolitan cities of the globe, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is the capital and largest city of Malaysia.
It is the economic, cultural and business throughout Malaysia, and among the most visited cities in the world.
The Petronas Twin Towers or in Malay language Menara Petronas are 452 meters high, and constitute one of the most impressive works of human engineering. Built between 1995 and 1998, they became the symbol of economic progress of Malaysia. The Skybridge at 171 meters above the ground connects the two buildings of the complex allowing users to move from one tower to another without having to go down to the ground floor.
Singapore is a city-state in South-East Asia, located on the extreme southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 152 km north of the equator. It spreads over an archipelago of about 60 islands, the largest and most important of which is the island of Singapore which houses the metropolis. The city-state is the fourth largest financial center in the world and is a major cosmopolitan cities of the globe.
The name is derived from the Malay word, Singapura, "Lion City". Studies indicate that lions probably never lived in this region and the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, founder of Singapore, was most probably a Malaysian tiger.
Java is one of the major islands of Indonesia and it is home to the capital Jakarta, which is located on the northwest coast of the island.
Java is covered by a volcanic mountain chain that includes 121 volcanoes, 25 of which are still active.
It is the most populous island in the world and if it were a unitary state it would be the second in the world for population density, excluding small city-states.
Bali is an island of Indonesia east of Java, which is separated by the Strait of Bali.
It is much smaller, but it is the most important tourist destination in Indonesia, known for surfing and crystal clear beaches, forests and and rice terraces.
Bali is part of the Coral Triangle, the area with the highest biodiversity of marine species. The island is surrounded by coral reefs.
When most people think about Bali they think about pristine, white sandy beaches but Bali is also home to stunning black volcanic beaches thanks to the volcanoes that are still active on the island.