I haven't had such a friendly feeling towards Malaysia, but it became a trigger for me to learn about Malaysia after a Malaysian school girl stayed at my house for a week last year. I make a trip every summer and I decided to visit Malaysia this year to see her and her family.
For all that, the recent wave of terrorist bombings scares me. She was from Borneo island, and the east coast of the island is now designated as one of the dangerous regions by the Japanese Foreign Ministry. It issues the recommendation not to go to the eastern coast of Borneo. I had some time to determine the destination, but my wife and I wanted to see her, so we decided to visit Malaysia for the first time.
I've worked out the schedule and where to visit in Malaysia in these past weeks. My destination is Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, and Kota Kinabalu. We'll leave here next weekend and will fly into Kuala Lumpur after staying in Tokyo for a couple of days. I'll show you lots of pictures of Malaysia in September!
for all that とはいうものの
work out 予定を立てる
the latest crime wave to hit NewYork ～を襲う最近の犯罪の急増
the recent wave of terrorist bombings 最近の一連の爆弾テロ