35 Awesome Places To Visit In Malaysia (Read This Before Travel To Malaysia)

Top 35 Places To Visit In Malaysia

Malaysia is a colourful country where many enthusiastic travellers wish to have millennia to explore it all.

From rainforest escape, island getaway, culture exploration, fun-filled day at theme park to simply just wandering around the heritage street, Malaysia can make it all happen.

With so much fascinating destinations in Malaysia, choosing the perfect place for a vacation is really a challenging task.

So, we’ve come out with the list of 35 destinations for you to narrow down your travel bucket list!

Pick one and start packing your luggage.

Let’s go!

 

Top 35 Places To Visit In Malaysia

1. Taman Negara

Wander through Taman Negara to escape into the lush rainforest and discover the wildlife you never seen before! Being the top nature destination in Malaysia, this 130 million years old tropical rainforest is situated at the heart of Peninsular Malaysia.

Covering 4,343 square kilometre which is about 7 times bigger than Singapore, there are lots of adventure and nature activities offered inside. Hence, your trip to Taman Negara is never dull but filled with great fun.

taman negara (1)

Taman Negara Highlights:

  • Canopy walkway – Enjoy the magnificent view of greenery 40m above ground level while walking through the 1.2km canopy walkway – the longest canopy walkway in the world.
  • Night jungle trekking – The best way to check out the nocturnal creatures living inside the tropical rainforest. You might spot tapir, reindeer and wild boar.
  • Rapid shooting – Follow the boatman and ride through 6 rapids in a wooden boat. Be prepared to get wet!
  • Kampung Orang Asli Visitation – Explore and respect the remote living of local people in the jungle away from modernization. Here, you can try bamboo hunting using the blow pipe.
Taman Negara Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2OGLAnb
Best Time to Go: Best time to Taman Negara is from June to September because it’s the dry season of the year. Avoid visiting during monsoon season which falls from December to February.

2. Genting Highlands

Located on the summit of Ulu Kali Mountain, Genting Highlands aka Resorts World Genting presents you another stunning version of Las Vegas! A secret for you is, this is the only legal gambling spot in Malaysia. And beside casino, it encompasses premium shopping malls, theme parks and hotels.

The perfect location on the top means you get to enjoy the cool weather while exploring outdoors without the worry of getting tan. It’s a great place to beat the heat too.

Genting Highlands Theme Park (2)

Genting Highlands Highlights:

  • 20th Century Fox World Malaysia – A Hollywood inspired theme park expected to be opened at the end of 2018. Definitely the favourite place of thrill seekers.
  • Awana Skyway – A 10-minute cable car ride which connected to SkyAvenue Shopping Mall.
  • Chin Swee Caves Temple – It houses a 9-storey Pagoda where visitors are welcomed to climb up to the peak. The amazing views of the mountain truly leaves you in awe.
  • Genting Casino – Test your luck at the most popular venues in Genting Highlands where more than 400 table games and 3,000 slots machines are available. The entry is restricted for adults above 21 years old.
Genting Highlands Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2viUejF
Best Time to Go: March to September. It offers a cooler temperature whereby the rainfall is relatively low.

 

3. Tioman Island

Approximately 56km off the east coast of Pahang lies the hidden gems of Malaysia – Tioman Island. Fringed by swaying palm trees and surrounded by beautiful coral reefs, this island has a serene and tranquil atmosphere which is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Also read: 10 Best Haven Islands off Mersing, Johor

Pulau Tioman

Tioman Island Highlights:

  • Duty free island – Items sold here are cheaper compared to those in mainland, especially alcohol which costs only few ringgit here.
  • Diving – If you are new to diving, there are many dive schools complemented with experienced and qualified trainers to teach and train you in the friendliest way.
  • Snorkelling – Home to endless lovely coral reef, you can enjoy snorkelling at the sea right in front your resort.
  • Jungle trekking – For nature lovers, trek from Tekek to Monkey Bay orJuara to discover spectrum of flora and fauna.
  • Waterfall exploration – Enjoy a dip or swim at Mukut Waterfall or Asah Waterfall. Both waterfall has a very astonishing view.
  • Deep-sea fishing – As fishing is prohibited at marine park, all fishing trips are arranged at least 25km away from the coast.
Tioman Island Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2vgbzK4
Best Time to Go: Due to monsoon season that falls from end of December until the beginning of March, many resorts are closed during this period.So the best time to go is from March to October.

 

4. Cameron Highlands

Beat the hot weather and escape into Malaysia’s most popular highlands destination – Cameron Highlands. Filled with endless things to do, this verdant destination is truly one of the must go for all mountain person. Below are the highlight attractions in Cameron Highlands.

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands Highlights:

  • BOH Tea Plantation – A place to learn about the process of tea making. Visitors can take a sip of tea while enjoying the tea plantation view.
  • Lavender Garden – Admire the sea of purple lavender while taking a leisure walk with loved ones is truly the best moments you experience in your lifetime.
  • Big Red Strawberry Farm – Enjoy hand picking the freshest strawberries at the farm. You can have their freshly made strawberry ice-cream too.
  • Honey Bee Farm – Visit the gallery of bee nests and purchase their quality homemade honey productions.
  • Thompson Falls – A serene waterfall far away from city buzz. Best to take a dip and meditate.
Cameron Highlands Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2ncWS5Q
Best time to Go: To enjoy the coldness weather to the fullest, do visit Cameron Highlands between December and February.

5. Gunung Mulu National Park, Miri

Whether you want to physically challenge yourself trekking into the pristine rainforest or explore the mysterious cave system on the Earth, Gunung Mulu National Park has it all.

The special thing about this national park is, it can only be accessed by plane. Other mode of transport is way too troublesome and dangerous for us.

Mulu National Park View

Gunung Mulu National Park Highlights:

  • The Pinnacles – Resembling upturned knives jamming right into the Earth, the view of this magnificent limestone formations is overwhelming. Truly the most spectacular view on the Earth!
  • Deer Cave –This is the second biggest cave passage in the world that homes to myriad of wrinkled-lipped bats.
  • Mulu Canopy Skywalk – Go for it if you are not suffering from vertigo. This 480m long canopy walkway is supported by thick trunks and there are viewing platforms around the trunks.
  • Clearwater cave – Beat 200 steps staircase up to the longest cave in Asia. You can see the unusual underground river too.
Gunung Mulu National Park Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2OJ3oxT
Best Time to Go: Fully accessible all year round, there is actually no best time to visit Gunung Mulu National Park. However, a small reminder is to book the hotel as early as you can if you come during the peak season – from July to September.

 

6. Niah National Park, Miri

Do you want to know how the settlement of human looks like 40,000 years ago? Featuring one of the largest and oldest caverns on the Earth, Niah National Park offers you a fun jungle walk and wonderful cave experiences like no other.

Also read: 7 Popular National Parks In Malaysia

With merely 2-hour drive from Miri town, you will arrive at this pristine national park. A 20-minute easy trek will bring you to the cave entrance. From there, you will encounter different caves and discover ancient ways of living.

Niah National Park Cave

Niah National Park Highlights:

  • Great Cave – This is where the inhabitant of human 40,000 years ago was found, making it one of the most important archaeological sites in the world.
  • Painted Cave –The cave houses ancient wall paintings but the area was fenced as the drawings are really fragile and deteriorating now.
  • Niah Archaeology Museum –A great place to learn about the cave ecosystem, geology and the prehistoric archaeology.
  • Gan Kira – This is the burial site during Neolithic period. Lots of ornaments and potteries were discovered.
Niah National Park Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2nghv1a
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price:
Malaysian
Adult: RM10
Child: RM5

 

7. Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Meet and interact with the lovely orang utans at Semenggoh Nature Reserve! Established in 1975, this is the biggest Orang utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sarawak and it is located merely 20km south from Kuching.

Nowadays, there are not much places in the world where we can look at our jungle cousins up close like this. Here, the orang utans are either born in the protected area or were rescued from captivity. Training were given to them until they are fully ready to be released into the jungle.

Semenggoh Nature Reserve

Semenggoh Nature Reserve Highlights:

  • Orang Utan feeding session – The feeding session happens at 9:00am and 3:00pm daily. Plan your day well so that you won’t miss this golden opportunity to closely look at grown-up orang utans begging for food!
  • Spectrum of flora and fauna – Giant squirrel and different kinds of bird species can be spotted around.
Semenggoh Nature Reserve Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2AKcaZy
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 10:00am, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Ticket Price:
Malaysian:
Adult: RM5
Senior Citizen: RM3
Teenager below 18: RM2
Child below 6: Free entrance
Foreigner:
Adult: RM10
Teenager below 18: RM5
Child below 6: Free entrance

 

8. Sarawak Cultural Village, Kuching

With an attracting slogan “See Sarawak in Half a Day”, Sarawak Cultural Village stands as an award-winning museum that introduces the lifestyles and cultures of different ethnic groups in Sarawak in the most interesting way. These ethnic groups include Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau and Penan.

Currently, there are over 150 locals living here, presenting tourists the ways of processing sago, handicrafts making and many more. You can also take part in their workshops to learn and experience their customs in their original home.

Sarawak Cultural Village Kuching

Sarawak Cultural Village Highlights:

  • Traditional dance performances – Expect to be surprised by this 45-minute show which presents you numerous tribes’ dances depicted by the professional local dancers.
  • Longhouses visitation – Take a stroll to the villages of different ethnic groups and find the differences between them. Sometimes, you might be invited to join their nightly ceremonies and have a sip of their rice wine and tuak.
  • Rainforest World Music Festival – This is an annual music festival which successfully attracts performers and visitors from all over the world.
Sarawak Cultural Village Details:
Location: Pantai Damai, Santubong, 93752 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price:
Adult: RM50
Child: RM25

 

9. Sipadan Island

Internationally known as one of the world’s best scuba diving sites, Sipadan Island homes to over 3,000 species of sea creatures and hundreds of beautiful coral reefs.

Being the only marine island in Malaysia, it is also one of the few places that offer you the charming views of different species of sea turtles on the beach. Besides, this oceanic island boasts an awe-inspiring view that could easily take your breath away.

Underwater View in Sipadan Island

Image Credits: tashggw

Sipadan Island Highlights:

  • Scuba Diving – No trip to Sipadan Island is completed without taking part in scuba diving. It is impossible to list out all the fishes you might discover in the water. Feedback from the divers is sometimes they encounter sharks at close hand! However, night diving is prohibited here.
  • Snorkelling – If scuba diving is too hard for you, you can also discover the fantastic underwater world through snorkelling which offers you equal fun as the scuba diving! Sea turtles are sometimes spotted while you are snorkelling too.
  • Bird-watching – Declared as the sanctuary of birds, you can find wood Pigeons, Sunbirds, starlings, Kingfishers and Sea Eagles here.
Sipadan Island Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2O9WIYs
Best Time to Go: Satisfying weather is from April to August when there is less rain. Hawksbill turtles lay their eggs during this period too.

 

10. Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang

Known as a small New Zealand in Sabah, Desa Dairy Farm is a cattle farm that produces around 900,000 litres milk every year.

Covering 199 hectares, this is a famous tourist destination which located approximately 100km away from Kota Kinabalu. Together with the scenic mountain views, travellers always feel so satisfying to get to enjoy the fresh and delicious dairy products in the cool weather.

Desa Dairy Farm Kundasang

Desa Dairy Farm Highlights:

  • Photo taking with Mount Kinabalu as backdrop – The magnificent mountain views is excellent to take an Instagram photo. This place always serves as wedding photography destination too.
  • Food kiosk – You can try the freshest milk, ice-cream, yogurt and pudding from the farm here.
  • Calf & goat feeding – Enjoy feeding calf and got with bottled milk and grass.
  • Cow milking process – Visitors are only allowed to see the cow milking process from far. The process is very efficient and systematic too.
Desa Dairy Farm Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2OK97DB
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price:
Adult: RM5
Child: RM4

 

11. Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a marine park made up of 5 islands, namely Gaya Island, Mamutik Island, Sapi Island, Sulug Island and Manukan Island.

All these islands are just a short boat ride from one another. During weekend, lots of tourist are here for day trip, either walking through the jungles or enjoy the perfect serenity at their untouched beaches. Basic accommodations are offered at Mamutik, Gaya and Manukan.

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park View

Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Highlights:

  • Diving – The marine park offers 25 decent dive sites in total. Dive centre can be accessed all around the island. Some offer the dive trips to nearby islands like Tiga Island and Mantamani Island too.
  • Snorkelling – Sapi Island and Manukan Island offer several beautiful public beaches where snorkelling can be enjoyed.
  • Jungle trekking – At Gaya Island, there are 20km trails where you might encounter proboscis monkeys, monitor lizards and bearded pigs along the way.
  • Sailing, kayaking and BBQ dinner can be enjoyed here too.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2Mn33zk
Best Time to Go: The marine park is available all year round as it is not affected by monsoon season. Just that there will be more rainfall from November to February.

 

12. Mount Kinabalu

The first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysia – Mount Kinabalu has delighted endless nature lovers as they are able to witness spectrum of flora and fauna at different altitudes. Hence, it also serves as one of the world’s most important biological sites until the present day.

Also read: 7 Captivating Hills in Johor For Weekend Hiking

Towering at 4,095m above the sea level, climbers always find it challenging yet rewarding conquering the height. At the peak, it reveals a vast views of Borneo mountains. If you reach here before dawn, you will be blessed with the most beautiful sunrise ever.

Mount Kinabalu Sabah

Mount Kinabalu Highlights:

  • Summit trail – This is a shorter route that has many trail shelters along the way. The journey to the top takes around 6 to 8 hours.
  • Mesilau trail – Suitable for adventurous climbers, this trail is relatively slipper than any other trails especially during wet season.
  • Poring Hot Spring – You might spot Raffesia – the biggest flower on the Earth while making you way to the hot spring.
Mount Kinabalu Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2ndNLBR
Best Time to Go: It is recommended to visit Mount Kinabalu during the dry periods – from February to April. Due to the less rainfall, there are higher chances to see clearer views at the peak.

 

13. Endau Rompin National Park

Just like the Taman Negara, Endau Rompin National Park which consists one of the world’s oldest rainforest has so much to offer. If you wonder, it has its name from the 2 rivers flowing through the park, which are Endau River and Rompin River.

This national park is not that easily accessible and the trekking is quite challenging too. However,the difficulty still seduced endless adventure seekers from all over the world every year.

Endau Rompin National Park

Endau Rompin National Park Highlights:

  • Explore deep into the jungle – Guided by Orang Asli (native people) who live in the Kampung Peta, they will show you the edible plants and safe water sources along the way.
  • Buaya Sangkut Waterfall – The trek to this pristine waterfall isn’t that easy. It requires rope to assist you in climbing the steep slopes.
  • Blue water lake – Due to the sunlight reflection, the lake looks dazzling blue during the day.
  • Rubber tube rafting, night safari and night trekking are the activities you shouldn’t miss out too.

Endau Rompin National Park Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2vAJ4Gd
Best time to Go: The park is best to be visited between April and October. Due to the monsoon season, it is closed from November to March.

 

14. Legoland Malaysia

Kids rejoice! Specially designed for children aged 2-12, Legoland Malaysia is a Lego theme park perfect for a family holiday. With more than 70 exciting rides, shows, and interactive activities, it brings adventure, fun and education altogether, making your childhood dream comes true!

Legoland Malaysia Theme Park (The Beginning)

Legoland Malaysia Highlights:

  • Divided into theme park and water park, all attractions inside Legoland Malaysia are made from Lego bricks.
  • The theme park consists of 8 themes, namely The Beginning, Lego Kingdom, Lego Technic, Land of Adventure, Miniland, Lego City, Imagination and the newly added indoor themed – Lego Ninjago.
  • For the water park, there are surfing opportunities, a lazy river, exciting water slides and many interactive play structures for little ones.
  • There is also a Legoland Hotel beside which features comfortable lego-themed rooms to bring every childhood imagination comes to life.
Legoland Malaysia Details:
Location: 7, Jalan Legoland, Medini, 79100 Iskandar Puteri (Nusajaya), Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Legoland Malaysia Ticket Price

 

15. Rawa Island

You probably didn’t know Maldives do exist in Malaysia. Off the east cost of Johor lies a hidden gem – Rawa Island which is completely surrounded by majestic coral kingdom. Snow white sands, dazzling blue sea and rich marine life, the island is just like a paradise you wish you could stay here forever.

Rawa Island Tips & Info

Rawa Island Highlights:

  • Snorkelling – At just 20-30m from the shore, you can enjoy snorkelling all the way from northern to southern part of the beach.
  • Hiking – Explore the inner part of the island through hiking to the hilltop. At the summit, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the island and the surrounding ocean.
  • Island hopping – Take part in the island hopping to nearby islands like Mensirip Island and Harimau Island. You can also have a picnic there.
  • Kayaking – See the island from a different angle – from the middle of the ocean. It could be the most memorable experience in your lifetime.
  • Water slides – Splash into the sea after several twists and turns gliding down the orange slides. Best for thrill seekers.
Rawa Island Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2KssOfC
Best Time to Go: The island is closed from October to February due to the monsoon season. So, do plan your visit in the days between April to September to get the best weather so that you can enjoy water sports to the fullest.

 

16. UK Farm

In need a short getaway to the nature? At UK Farm in Kluang, Johor, you will be able to experience an agro-vacation that brings you closer to farm animals and its nature surroundings.

Choose one of the UK Farm tour packages offered and start packing your luggage. Let’s go!

UK Farm Kluang View

UK Farm Highlights:

  • Goat Milking Process Centre – See how the experts milk the goat. After that, you can have a taste of the freshest goat milk. Milks and other products are sold here too.
  • Jakun Village – Enjoy blowpipe performance, discover the self-made hunting traps and admire the interesting tree house from Orang Asli!
  • Animals feeding – Grab the golden chance to feed animals like ostriches and chicken.
  • Fruit farm – Pluck yourself some juicy fruits to stay hydrated in the hot afternoon.
  • Stunning night life – You can enjoy singing karaoke in room or releasing the stunning sky lanterns into the sky at night!
UK Farm Details:
Location: Plot 8, Project Pertanian Moden Kluang, KM13 Jalan Batu Pahat, 86000 Kluang, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Entrance fee:
Adult: RM47.70
Child: RM37.10

 

17. Petronas Twin Towers

You can’t just visit Kuala Lumpur without going to this iconic landmark – Petronas Twin Towers. Inspired by Malaysia’s former Prime Minister – Tun Mahathir Mohamad, this 88-storey twin skyscraper was once the tallest building in the world – from 1998 to 2004.

With the built of a skybridge on Level 86, it gives you the chance to touch the skylines of Kuala Lumpur. Sounds amazing? Let’s not miss the chance to see the panoramic views of city landscape from atop while you are here.

Petronas Twin Tower

Petronas Twin Towers Highlights:

  • Suria KLCC – A 6-storey shopping mall that houses top-notch brands of the world, an art gallery, a science discovery centre and a concert hall.
  • Aquaria KLCC – With more than 150 species of sea creatures, this aquarium takes you to different underwater landscapes. There’s even a 90m tunnel completely surrounded by sharks and huge stingrays.
  • KLCC Park – Visit the park at night to enjoy the amazing dancing music fountain in the middle.
Petronas Twin Towers Details:
Location: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Skybridge Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on: Monday
Skybridge Ticket Price:
Non-Malaysian:
Adult: RM80
Child: Rm33
Senior Citizen: RM42
Malaysian:
Adult: RM28
Child: RM14
Senior Citizen: RM14

 

18. Menara KL Tower

Featuring a fantastic observation deck, Menara KL Tower offers every visitor a golden chance to see the sparkling city landscape view which is so glorious regardless day and night. Together with Petronas Twin Towers, these 2 skyscrapers stand as the most recognizable landmark in Kuala Lumpur.

Menara KL Tower

Menara KL Tower Highlights:

  • KL Tower Observation Deck& Sky Deck – Both decks offer breathtaking views from top. For braver persons, head to the unsheltered Sky Deck for a more overwhelming view.
  • 360 Revolving Restaurant – Here, you can enjoy fine dining amidst the clouds – at a height of 282m above the ground.
  • Blue Coral Aquarium – This is a tropical rainforest aquarium offering spectrum of coral fishes and sharks. Different species of coral reefs can be spotted too.
  • KL Forest Eco-Park – As the tower is nestled in Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, visitors are welcomed to visit this eco-park amongst the hustling city. There’s also a 200m canopy walk offering a vista of greenery.
Menara KL Tower Details:
Location: 2, Jalan Puncak, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Observation Deck Ticket Price:
Non-Malaysian:
Adult: RM99
Child: RM52
Malaysian:
Adult: RM71
Child: RM37

 

19. Merdeka Square

A place where Malaysia’s independence was declared; a place where Malayan flag first raised; a place where annual National Day celebrations and the New Year countdown was held. Yes, Merdeka Square which literally means Independence Square is truly the most memorable landmark in Malaysia!

Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square Highlights:

  • National Day Parade is held here every year.
  • There is an enormous flag pole with fluttering Malaysian flag – one of the tallest flag poles in the world.
  • The Sultan Abdul Samad Building – Built by British, the majestic building now houses office of the Ministry of Malaysia.
  • Well-maintained gardens, fountains and terraces, the square is best for an Instagram picture.
  • It is easily accessible to other attractions like Kuala Lumpur City Gallery and St Mary’s Anglican Cathedral.
Merdeka Square Details:
Location: Jalan Raja, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

20. Sunway Lagoon

Your best day ever begins here! For every adventurers as well as water activity enthusiasts, Sunway Lagoon is a fun-filledpark featuring over 90 thrilling rides and attractions in 6 different zones.

The 6 zones are Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon, Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park. As the park is extremely big, grab a map and fully utilise it to perfectly plan your day!

Sunway Lagoon

Also read: 7 Awesome Water Parks In Johor

Sunway Lagoon Highlights:

  • Bungee Jump, G-Force X and Go Kart are some of the extreme sports available. Best for adrenaline junkies.
  • At the wildlife theatre inside the Wildlife Park, catch the wildlife multi-animal show that starts at 3pm.
  • The amusement park houses the first 360-degree rotating pirate ship in Malaysia. It takes you swivelling at 24m above the ground.
  • At the surf beach, different waves patternsare generated at up to 8 feet.The experience will definitely delight every aspiring surfer.
  • After the day, enjoy your dinner at Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall just located beside Sunway Lagoon.
Sunway Lagoon Details:
Location: 3, Jalan PJS 11/11, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Ticket Price:
Adult: RM169.80
Child & Senior Citizen: RM141.50

 

21. Batu Caves

Dedicated to the Lord Murugan, Batu Caves consists of 3 limestone caves featuring Hindu shrines and Hindu temples. Every year, Batu Caves seduces lots of tourists and worshippers from all over the world, especially when Hindu festival Thaipusam is around the corner.

As this is a religious site, avoid wearing short skirts or hot pants while paying a visit.

Batu Caves Selangor

Batu Caves Highlights:

  • There is a tall golden statue of Lord Muruga at the cave’s entrance.
  • Cathedral Cave – The biggest cave here that requires every visitor to climb 272 steps staircases to the top.
  • Museum Cave & Art Gallery Cave – Located at the foot of the hill, these 2 caves are fully filled with paintings and Hindu statues. Audio tour is available too.
  • Ramayana Cave – A place to learn about the story of Lord Rama.
Batu Caves Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2OLn3wX
Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:00am – 9:00pm
Ticket Price: Free entrance

 

22. Broga Hill

Nestled in Selangor, Broga Hill is a popular hiking trail among the locals. It gets its name from the Broga River that flows through the vicinity. Every weekend, the place is crowded since early in the morning in order to catch the sunrise. This place is best for morning person, casual hikers and trail runners.

Broga Hill Selangor

Broga Hill Highlights:

  • There are 3 hilltops in total – Among the 3 hilltops, many said the second hilltop offers the best view.
  • Striking view at the peak (400m) – You will see the view of the village and its surrounding greenery until the far horizon. Best if you reach early to catch the golden sunrise!
  • The journey is approximately 1-hour. Don’t worry about the difficulty. From easy to moderate level, you can choose the trails according to your fitness level. Along the way, you can take as many pictures as you want.
  • Coconut stall – Enjoy a refreshing coconut drink at the foot of the hill after descending from the peak.
Broga Hill Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2AHpzSa
Entrance fee: RM1 per head
Best Time to Go: Be there as early as 5am to catch the sunrise. Also, go on weekdays to avoid crowds.

 

23. Georgetown Heritage Walk

Take a heritage walk along the Georgetown and let the street tells you the story from ancient until the present day. Lined with old classic shophouses, this is where the charm of Penang lies at – delicious local delicacies, mixing architecture of eastern and western buildings and wonderful mural arts!

Georgetown Heritage Walk

Georgetown Heritage Walk Highlights:

  • You don’t need a car to get around the streets. All attractions are within walking distance from each other. However, you can take a trishaw rideto add some colours to your tour.
  • Mural arts – There are surprisingly huge amounts of mural arts in every corner of the streets. Sometimes you may need to queue up to take pictures with these mural arts!
  • Chew Jetty –Surrounded by wooden houses which are built over the water, there are lots of souvenirs shops and desserts stall lining the way to the jetty. The jetty which locates at the end is famous for photo taking too.
  • St George’s Church – Remember to pay a visit to the oldest Anglican church in Southeast part of Asia.
  • Goddess of Mercy Temple – Penang’s oldest Chinese temple which overlooks the sea.
Georgetown Heritage Walk Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2M8Q1Zz
Best Time to Go: In the morning, the street is practically deserted. You will have the entire streets for yourself.

 

24. Penang Hill

Penang Hill is probably the last remaining yet interesting part in Penang where you can have some quiet moments with the nature.

It comprises 6 peaks reachable by different hiking trails and there are numerous sights along the way.If you don’t prefer hiking, a Penang Hill Funicular Train is set up to bring you up. At the summit, you will be rewarded with a panoramic vista of the mainland and beautiful islands.

Penang Hill

Penang Hill Highlights:

  • Penang Hill Funicular Train – Malaysia’s one of a kind train that brings visitors up the hill.
  • The highest point of Penang Hill is at the Western Hill, 800m above the sea level. It is accessible via the train.
  • Old buildings from British colonial are found on the hill. The famous one would be Bel Retiro – a British government bungalow.
  • Mother nature – Immerse in the green nature wile taking leisure trek along the trails. Slipper Orchid and Monkey Cup and be spotted along the way.
Penang Hill Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2OfH9ib
Train Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am – 11:00pm
Train Return Ticket Price:
Non-Malaysian:
Adult & Senior Citizen: RM30
Child: RM15
Malaysian:
Adult: RM10
Child: RM5

 

25. Kek Lok Si Temple

Standing magnificently on the hilltopand facing the sea, Kek Lok Si Temple is the Malaysia’s biggest Buddhist temple built in 1891. Divided into 3 zones, the temple boasts hundreds of meaningful sculptures, carvings, murals, as well as the striking pagoda and archway.

It treasures not only the precious Buddha teaching and Chinese culture, but also the heritage of Mahayana Buddhism that blends with them in harmony. Every day, the temple is visited by worshippers and tourists from all over the world.

Kek Lok Si Temple Penang

Kek Lok Si Temple Highlights:

  • Grand enormous statue of Kuan Yin – Goddess of Mercy is located at hilltop.
  • Impressive Rama VI pagoda – A 7-storey high tower located at the centre of the temple.
  • Fish ponds, turtle ponds, beautiful gardens and 12 lovely animal statues representing each Chinese zodiac sign can be found here.
Kek Lok Si Temple Details:
Location: Kek Lok Si Temple,11500 Ayer Itam, Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 5:30pm
Ticket Price: Free entrance

 

26. Lost World Tambun

Located at Ipoh, the Lost World Tambun is more than just a fun-filled theme park. Instead, it is an ultimate day and night destination that offers something to every one of us – from amusement park rides to amazing eco-adventure. Educational elements are added into the park too.

Lost World Tambun Ipoh

Also read: 5 Theme Parks In Johor For Families & Kids

Lost World Tambun Highlights:

  • Water Park – Wave pool, adventure river and water slidesoffered are friendly to all ages.
  • Amusement Park – For braver ones, this area offers you array of speedy rides that will have you soaring or flying in the sky.
  • Tin Valley – A place to educate today’s generation about the knowledge of tin mining.
  • Tiger Valley – Catch the tiger feeding show and be amazed by their strength and power.
  • Adventure Park – Work as a team to overcome all challenges in the team building activities.
  • Petting Zoo – Be friends with animals from more than 55 species.
  • Luminous Forest – Immerse yourself in the world of dazzling flowers and magical creatures.
Lost World Tambun Details:
Location: No.1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway 1, Sunway City Ipoh, 31150 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday to Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday
Ticket Price:
Adult: RM58.20
Child & Senior Citizen: RM54

27. Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple

Literally means the Cave of Ultimate Blis, Kek Lok Tong is a unique cavern temple situated at the outskirts of the Ipoh city. It’s great to pay a visit in the morning because the natural lightning and the cool breeze is extremely refreshing. For Buddhism, you can pray at here too.

Kek Lok Tong Cave

Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Highlights:

  • A lotus candle can be purchased and you can write your names down. The money goes for a prayer offering.
  • The temple is located inside the magnificent limestone cave. There are plenty of wonderful Buddhist sculptures around.
  • At the garden, visitors can jog along the trails that surround the lakes. There are reflexology footpaths too.
  • There is also an elegant pond filled with fishes, turtles and waterlilies.
Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2vC0rXa
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price: Free entrance

 

28. Perhentian Islands

Located 21km off the coast of Terengganu, Perhentian Islands consist of 2 islands which are famed for their pristine nature and rich marine life. The bigger island is mainly for luxury getaway; while the smaller island offers budget accommodations, which are suitable for backpackers.

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Island Highlights:

  • Scuba diving – Despite discovering fishes and coral reefs, you may encounter harmless sharks and sea turtles while diving here.
  • Snorkelling – The popular snorkelling spots include Shark Point, Teluk Pauh and TanjungBasi. You can even snorkel right in front of your accommodation too.
  • Kayaking – You can also paddle around the island on your own. Sometimes you may discover the secluded beaches that gives you more privacy.
Perhentian Island Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2LZSSDL
Best Time to Go: Peak season falls from June to August when the weather is excellent all day long. Take note that the island is closed from November to January due to monsoon season.

 

29. Redang Island

Another elegant island located 45km off the coast of Terengganu is Redang Island. It is famous for its dazzling blue water; snow white beach and it boasts many tropical fishes inhabiting the coral reefs too. This makes the island a delightful destination for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Due to the rich marine life, the island is declared as a part of the Redang Marine Park, whereby visitors have to pay an entrance fee upon arrival. Another thing to take note is: jet skiing, water skiing and fishing are banned to protect the quality and serenity of the marine park.

Turtles, Whale Shark & Flora Found When Scuba Diving in Redang Island

Image Credits: goproprojek, Janice Tan

Redang Island Highlights:

  • Snorkelling – This is the must-do activity on the island and there are endless snorkelling tours to nearby islands. There is a shipwreck near the jetty, which is a perfect spot for exploration via snorkelling.
  • Turtle watching – The island houses a turtle conservation centre and a green turtle nursery – SEATRU. You can volunteer, help them to collect turtle eggs and incubate them.
Redang Island Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2Oa15mq
Best Time to Go: The excellent visiting season is from March to October: warm weather, calm coastal water and many resorts are available. If you come before March, sadly to tell you that many resorts are closed due to the monsoon season.

 

30. Langkawi Cable Car

Langkawi Cable Car aka Sky Cab is one of the relaxing and engaging activities you can indulge in Pulau Langkawi. Depart from the Base Station, the cable car ride will bring you up to the Mount Machincang. At the top station, lots of activities are available and it’s hard to enjoy them all in just a day.

The 15-minute cable car takes you up to a height of 708m in a very steep gradient. Along the way, you will see spectacular views of islands, waterfalls, mountains and occasional sight of birds and wildlife.

Langkawi Cable Car aka Sky Cab

Langkawi Cable Car Highlights:

  • At the top station, you can access to the SkyGlide – a unique elevator with glass panels on every side to provide a clear view of Machincang mountain. Or, you can walk on the Langkawi Sky Bridge for an unfolding mountain viewing experience.
Langkawi Cable Car Details:
Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Thursday to Tuesday: 9:30am – 7:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00am – 7:00pm
Ticket Price:
Non-Malaysian:
Adult: RM30
Child: RM20
Malaysian:
Adult: RM15
Child: RM10

 

31. Langkawi Sky Bridge

Completed in 2004, Langkawi Sky Bridge is a free span pedestrian bridge located on the summit of Mount Manchincang. The curving design is practised to maximise the mountain viewing experience.

Swinging out to offer a special spatial experience to all visitor, a walk on the sky bridge is truly the most amazing thing you can experience in Pulau Langkawi. You really feel yourself standing at the same height with the mountains around you!

Langkawi Sky Bridge View

Langkawi Sky Bridge Highlights:

  • Built by stainless steel, this sky bridge is 125m long and 1.8m wide and can accommodate 200 people at once.
  • The sky bridge is accessible through the cable car ride to the top station followed by an inclinator lift ride called SkyGlide. Or, you can choose a nature walk from the top station to the sky bridge.
Langkawi Sky Bridge Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2M1SG7e
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price:
Adult: RM5
Child: RM3

 

32. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi

Spanning over 100 square kilometres, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is a nature reserve park consists of mangrove swamps, vertical karstic hills and beautiful beaches. Several limestone formations that aged over 500 million years old are discovered here.

The park can be explored by taking a boat cruise along the Kilim river. However, if you want to explore the park at your own, there are kayaks and private boats available and can be rented at almost all of the tour operators on the island.

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Langkawi

Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Highlights:

  • When the boat takes you to dense mangroves swamps, you will see many amazing animals like monitor lizards, mud carbs, otter and sometimes crocodiles.
  • Eagle feeding – This is truly an unforgettable sight where you will see eagles catching for chicken thrown from the boat.
  • Bat Cave – A place where you will see colonies of bats flying all over your head or hanging on the wall.
  • Tanjung Rhu – The boat tour will bring you to this white sandy beach fringed by casuarina tree. You can swim or take a stroll here.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2MlmCbl
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Ticket Price:
1-hour Mangrove tour: RM250
2-hour Mangrove tour: RM350
3-hour Mangrove tour: RM450
4-hour Mangrove tour: RM500

 

33. A Famosa Fort

Built in 1511, A Famosa Fort aka Porta De Santiago stands proudly as one of the oldest surviving European remains in eastern country, making it the major tourist destination in Malaysia.

Located in Malacca, this historical sightseeing spot is built by Portuguese to defend themselves against invasion after they defeated the local Sultanate. During the time, the fort housed the entire government administration, hospital, churches as well as key towers.

Later in 1806, the fort was destroyed by British, left only the front gate which we see today.

A'Famosa Fort in Malacca

A Famosa Fort Highlights:

  • Typical tourist photo in Malacca was taken here.
  • You can learn about the history of the Portuguese.
  • This fort is the entryway to the St Paul’s Church at the top of the hill.
A Famosa Fort Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2vmXg6j
Best Time to Go: Early in the morning when the place is less crowded and the weather is favourable. With less people, you can get better pictures from different angles.

 

34. Jonker Street

If you want to enjoy the best food in Malacca, then you shouldn’t miss out the Jonker Street which is the centre street of the Chinatown in Malacca! There are many antique shops lining the street, be it clothing, crafts or local food, you can find them here.

The best part about Jonker Street is, it turns into a vibrant night market every Friday and Saturday, selling everything ranging from tasty street food to unique gifts. A lot of hotels and homestays can be found here too.

jonker street

Jonker Street Highlights:

  • Jonker Walk Night Market – Everything about the night market is colourful. Food, bars, live performances and clothes are all available.
  • There are museums along the street showcasing the culture and history of Malacca. For instance, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum and Cheng Ho’s Cultural Museum.
  • For Buddhist, do pay a visit to the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple which believed to be one of the oldest Buddhist temples in Malaysia.
Jonker Street Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2nj40Op
Best Time to Go: If you happen to be in Malacca on Friday and Saturday, the night market at Jonker Street is place you should not miss out.

 

35. Port Dickson

Port Dickson is a coastal town nestled in Negeri Sembilan which widely known as a beach resort destination. Fringed with long stretches of beaches and beautiful sea, it boasts exciting attractions like extreme park, army museum and ostrich farm too, suitable for a wholesome day.

As Port Dickson is well-connected to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur through the highway, it serves as an easily accessible family vacation destination. Besides, there are many budget and luxury resorts and hotels available for a pleasant stay.

Lexis Hibiscus Port Dickson (PD) Resort Hotel

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Port Dickson Highlights:

  • Best beaches to visit include Pantai Cahaya Negeri, Pantai Tanjung Biru and Pantai Saujana.
  • To learn about the military history and weaponry of Malaysia, go to  the Port Dickson Army Museum and take as much pictures as you can.
  • You can pet and ride an ostrich at the PD Ostrich Farm.
  • For spectacular view of the Straits of Malacca and secluded beaches from above, go to the Cape Rachado – the lighthouse at the southern part of Port Dickson.
Port Dickson Details:
Location: http://bit.ly/2viTGdz
Best Time to Go: Port Dickson is humid and hot throughout the year. Swimming in the sea can be enjoyed all year round too. Just that there will be more rainfall on November and December.

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