Much as we’d all like to travel for the rest of eternity, unearthing hidden treasures, opening our perspectives to new things, and appreciating the sheer variety of life on this planet, for nearly all of us this is not possible. Instead, we work away and with what money we save we are able to get away for a two-week holiday once a year – during which, of course, we have a wonderful time. But if you feel a little starved of foreign cultures this spring, you can take a little virtual tour of one of Southeast Asia’s hidden gems – the wonderful Malaysia. This can prepare you for your trip, if you are planning on going, and can inspire you if you are considering it as a destination.
One of the most incredible digital developments in recent years has been the mass digitization of some of the world’s most splendid and treasure-filled museums – from the awe-inspiring British Museum to those unique spectacles from other nations as far spread as India, Egypt, and Guatemala. The very same exists for the unique cultural treasures that exist in Malaysia – and by searching online, you’ll be able to view this special history online as if you were actually there in the museum.
As well as the museums where the relics are stored, Malaysia is proud of its incredible local artistry that’s traditional to the core – maintained by generation upon generation of wise artisan. You can check out the wonderful range of souvenir items that can be found in this stunning location by looking on certain websites on which users can share their favorite finds. From ghostly masks to slim statuettes and wall-hanging papyrus scrolls, you’ll find this modern, yet traditional cultural produce is as beguiling and unique as the ancient culture celebrated in Malaysia’s museums.
Blogs and Vlogs
While there are plenty of wonderful documentaries on media platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, you’ll be equally inspired by the tremendous output from serious film-makers who happily publish their own films on YouTube. The people who’ve visited Malaysia are likely to want to share their time there – which is great news for you. You’ll be able to Google for blogs, vlogs and amateur photographs of this stunning location, as seen through the perspective of a tourist.
Music is sometimes considered a minor element to global cultural output – when in fact it is one of the most significant. Who cannot feel the spirit of Africa in their upbeat and colorful gospel music, or the thrill of Bollywood in the sitar-plucking brilliance of some of India’s finest pop music? The same can be said for Malaysian music which, if you take the time to find a few of the best artists from the past and present, is sure to blow you away. With a little research as to what to be listening to, you’ll find more than enough musical accompaniment to get you excited about eventually visiting Malaysia.
If you’re a culture vulture who’s not found themselves able to attend to a new country in recent months, don’t fret. You’ll still be able to sample Malaysia’s finest culture simply by following the tips provided above.