What to See in Malaysia
Malaysia is a much sought-after tourist destination in South East Asia. With its tropical climate, lush landscapes and ultra-modern cities, this multicultural country provides a plethora of visual and sensory experiences for travellers. When choosing Malaysia hotels, make sure your choice of accommodation is geared for comfort and is well-located.
- Elephant Conservation Farm at Kuala Gandah – the elephant conservation farm is based in a lush tropical forest setting and located only 30 minutes from Kuala Lumpur.
- The Petronas Twin Towers – The towers are linked through a sky bridge at the 41st and 42 floors. You can admire the famous towers complex in the front plaza or head up to the sky bridge of the Observation Deck for some stunning views of Kuala Lumpur.
- Batu Caves – only 13kms from Kuala Lumpur, the Batu caves are a sacred place for the Hindu people in Malaysia. These limestone caves are striking to behold.
- Genting Highlands – this hill resort is populated with lots of places for eating, a theme park, a casino, and over 90 labelled outlets for keen shoppers.
- Chinatown – very popular with tourists, Chinatown has lots of stalls for food and souvenirs.
- Penang Hawker Food – Penang is famous for its distinctive and world-famous hawker food.
- Penang Hill – 821 above sea level, Penang Hill is a very popular place to catch some great views of the whole island.
- Kek Lok Si Temple – Reputed to be of the largest Buddhist temples in South East Asia, this beautiful temple is also home to the Pagoda of 1,000 Buddhas.
- Penang War Museum – this museum was built by the British Army and later transformed into a Japanese army base. The pre-existing underground tunnels and bunkers remain intact. This important historical site is purportedly haunted.
Sarawak and Sabah
One of the two Malaysian states on Borneo, Sarawak is the largest Malaysian state and is filled with natural beauty, verdant forests, stunning beaches and islands.
- National parks – Gunung Mulu, the Niah Caves and Bako. The Similajau National Park has excellent beaches: Turtle Beach and Golden Beach.
- Sarawak Cultural Village – to experience the multiethnic cultures on Sarawak, visit this cultural centre.
- Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Center – visit this rehabilitation centre to see orangutans and other endangered animal up close.
Like Sarawak, Sabah is a paradise for nature lovers. Opportunities abound for keen divers, hikers, and wildlife-lovers.
- Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary – here you can get close to the unique proboscis monkey species, as well as do a bit of birdwatching.
- Danum Valley – one of the most stunning hiking terrains in the world, Danum Valley offers a true jungle experience to travellers.
- Sipadan – one of the top dive spots in the world and a protected area, so there’s a quota on how many guests can dive per day.
Locals will advise travellers never to leave Malaysia without visiting Malacca. With its traditional streets and cheap and plentiful food, Malacca provides an unique flavour to any trip to Malaysia.
- Malacca River – take a picturesque boat tour down Malacca River.
- Jonker Street – leave two or three hours for a thorough stroll down Jonker Street for food and other interesting shopping opportunities and sights.
- St Paul’s Hill – see the famous A’Famosa Fort and St. Paul’s Church, remnants of the Portuguese era.
This is just a quick glance at the variety of things to see and to do in Malaysia. Like other popular destinations such as Doha hotels in Malaysia can be booked out at peak seasons so do plan your trips and book accommodation well in advance.