Selamat Detang (Welcome) to Malaysia, a country which is considered to be the gateway to discover what Asia has to offer. From beautiful landscapes and pristine beaches to sky-rocketing buildings, Malaysia has everything you wish to travel during vacations. Here are few places which can’t be missed out in Malaysia:
The twin sky-scrappers, known as PETRONAS Towers hold the status of being the tallest in the world since 1998 to 2004, the tower represents the skyline of Kuala Lumpur’s Central Business District. The KLCC Park, KLCC Aquaria and the sky bridge connecting the two towers are must visit attractions here.
The Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which is famous for having world’s largest cave chamber and 7,795ft tall Mount Mulu Mountain. The forests here are breeding grounds for many species of flora and fauna, including Sun Bears, Sumatran Rhinoceroses, and Hornbills. Other popular National Parks in Malaysia are Kinabalu Park and Niah National Park famous for having protected species of Malayan Tigers and Malaysian Mahseer as well.
Located in Jalan Puncak, the 1,099 feet tall Menara aka the Kuala Lumpur Tower is a member World Federation of Great Towers. From the revolving restaurant at the top, you’ll get magnificent views of Malayan landscape. The Menara is located in Jalan Puncak.
Located in the serene Lake Garden, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a wonder world for birds and nature lovers. the park is popular for world’s largest free-flight walk-in aviary. Sprawling across 29 acres of land, the park is home to more than 3,000 birds of approximately 200 species living in a free-flight concept.
The gracefully designed colonial building having Moorish and Indian architectural influence dates back to 1910, here you’ll get a glimpse of how Malaysia shares a history with India.
Discover the inspiring story of faith and perseverance at Cheng Hoon Teng Temple which is one of the finest Chinese Temples in Malaysia. This temple also won award for best architectural restoration by UNESCO. Other temples which holds historic and religious heritage of Malaysia are Thean Hou Temple and Kok Lok Si. There are few perfect places to spiritually connect with the religious and cultural atmosphere of Malaysia.
The place where the Malaysian flag was hostel for the first time, the monument is inspired by Indian Mughal architecture and is one of the most important landmarks made by the British. The A 95-metre flagpole which is one of the tallest in the world is something which can’t be missed out.
Being one of the west coast’s prettiest and most tranquil beaches, Pangkor Island attracts a lot of tourists during the weekend. With authentic fisherman villages and a Dutch Fort located in this small Island, you’ll get a chance to trek the 8km long island and spend luxurious time at the beach resorts. Some of the attractions here are traditional hand-crafted boat building, Pulau Sembilan, Kali Amman Temple and the Batu.
Officially known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 small islands. These castaway islands have a lot of places to explore as a tourist, the most popular ones being The Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, Crocodile Adventureland and the Laman Padi Rice Garden. These islands are well connected to ferries and by air from the mainland; you can also rent a car/scooter here to roam around exploring the natural beauty.
The Batu Caves in Selangor attract thousands of Hindu pilgrims every year during Thaipusam festival to visit the holy Hindu shrines and temples. A steep climb here will take you to at the top from where you can witness the stunning skyline of Malaysia.
Located at a stone throw distance from Kuala Lumpur is the Putrajaya city which is mostly covered with Palm Trees, the land is considered to be intelligent garden city which makes Taman Putra Perdana, Millennium Monument and Putrajaya Boulevard a few must to check out spots.
Also known as Starhill, the Bukit Bintang is the one stop destination for shopping spree in Kuala Lumpur. Here you can shop at the Berjaya Times Square, Starhill Gallery and Fahrenheit 88, whereas for fine dining you may visit Chulan Square or Changkat Bukit Bintang.
The only legal gambling outfit in Malayasia is the Genting Highlands which extremely massive place overlooking the lush green vegetation. This is a one stop destination where you can have a gala time at the theme park and casino. It has its own mini Vegas too at the mountain top where youll find some finest restaurants, shopping outlets and five 5star hotels including the former largest hotel in the world. All this adds up to make the Genting Highlands a shining star of Malaysia where you are most to have a time of your lives.
Central Market of Kuala Lumpur is an award winning tourist destination which is full of livelihood and shops to shop around and blend with Malayan culture. Places to visit here are the Central Annexe Market and Kasturi Walk. Another exciting place to visit is the Little India of Kuala Lumpur aka Brickfields, here you will feel at home around so many Indians residents, here you can pay a visit to the Vivekananda Ashrama, The Chinese Temple, Sri Kandaswamy Temple and the Buddhist Maha Vihara Temple.
Known as the food capital of Malaysia, the state of Penang is popular for its restaurants especially the Hawker food centre at Gurney Drive. Apart from food, you can even shop around at the 1st Avenue Penang or at the Penang Times Square, and visit the Penang Botanic Gardens and the very famous Kek Lok Si Temple. A notable place especially for the ladies!
Estimated to be world’s oldest tropical forest, Taman Negara is the hotspot for ecotourism in Malaysia. This national park is a wild habitat to some of the rare mammals like Malayan Tigers, Asian Elephant, Sumatran Gaur and Sum Bears. The major attraction here is the canopy walkway, Gua Telinga and bird watching near the Tahan River.
Sprawled over 88 acres of land with more than 80 rides, the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park offers a nonstop entertainment for all age groups, here you can enjoy surfing at Waters of Africa, and dive into the depths of Vuvuzela which is the world’s largest water ride. Chindren can have a riot time enjoying at the Little Zimbabwe., the park is also being awarded as Asia’s best waterpark which makes this place a worth visit.
18. Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia | National Museum
Located in the beautiful greenery of Perdana Botanical Gardens, the Islamic Arts Museum in Malaysia has many galleries to explore where you can visit the Islamic Architecture Gallery or the Indian/Chinese Galleries along with the Ancient Malay World Gallery. Nearby attractions are Bird Park and National Planetarium.
Apart from spectacular shopping experience and enjoy the city life, Malaysia also offers leisure time to celebrate in its beaches and islands. Sipadan Island here is an untouched natural beauty, where diving has been voted among the best 5 in the world. The crystal clear blue water is a treasure trove the marine species here and the greenery of the Island is a home to many bird species including Sea Eagles, Kingfishers, and Parakeets. Other similar places to explore are Langkwai Island, Pulau Redang and Pulau Perhentian.