- Get a taste of Portugal on a visit to Kuala Lumpur

May 19, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News can reveal that anyone who is staying in Kuala Lumpur hotels will soon discover that Malaysia is home to a varied mix of cultures.

For those who want to get under the skin of one of these in particular, it could be worth travelling south of the Malaysian capital to Melaka for the San Pedro Festival.

Held for one week from June 23rd to 29th, it is the biggest celebration in the country for the Portuguese community.

Described as a "vibrant and colourful" event, visitors to the city will be treated to processions and cultural dances that represent the Portuguese heritage.

People who want to make sure that they sample all the best cuisine on offer in Malaysia should be sure to taste some of the fare available during the festival.

According to Tourism Malaysia, the region is famous for its spicy, Portuguese-style cuisine.

Other attractions at the festival include a fun fair and street stalls selling food and trinkets.

The highlight of the week is the parade of Saint Peter, which sees a statue of the saint carried through the streets, as well as a ceremony to bless the boats of the village, which has a strong fishing community.

For more information on this event visit the Tourism Malaysia website.

Posted by Delia Jones

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