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Five must-see places in Malaysia

If you’re looking to visit an amazing country with a unique blend of cultures, customs, and landscapes, Malaysia is the place for you. This beautiful destination is split into two landmasses covered in a variety of terrains, including mountains, fertile highlands, and tropical rainforests.


Even better, Malaysia’s countryside is dotted with some incredible cultural and historic attractions. Malaysia’s tropical weather is also a bonus if you aren’t a big fan of the cold. So warm up with these wonders...





This incredible island is a combination of cultures, cuisine and architecture. It’s located along one of the world’s most travelled shipping routes, making it a centre of tourism and diversity.

In fact, Penang is regarded as one of the best places in the world to retire because of its tropical climate, low cost of living, high standard of healthcare, diverse food options, and welcoming immigration laws.

The island is also known for its historic capital city George Town and the iconic trishaw rides that are available there.


Kota Bharu

Coffee shops, trishaws, and busy marketplaces characterize this charming city. Kota Bharu is the capital of the Kelantan State and is located in Peninsular Malaysia near the Thailand border.

The city is considered a logical stop for people on their way to the tropical island of Perhentian, but for those who choose to stay for a day or two, Kota offers a great cultural experience. Features include museums, bustling marketplaces, beaches, and diverse food experiences.


Gunung Mulu National Park

Imagine beautiful sandstone mountains filled with vast cave networks, massive cliffs, tropical forests, and incredible rock pinnacles. All that and more feature throughout this incredible national park in Sarawak.

In addition to at least 27 species of bat, the park has the world’s largest known chamber, or room, in the Gua Nasib Bagus cave.

The park is also famous for the expeditions that have been undertaken to explore its cave systems and surrounding forest.


Cameron Highlands

This area of Malaysia is one of the country’s oldest tourist destinations. It offers lush scenery, lakes, forests, and wildlife. It is also covered in sprawling tea plantations, vibrant flower farms and picturesque golf courses.

The region evolved into a tourist hotspot after being “discovered” by British surveyor William Cameron in 1885. Its climate and terrain are favorites among tourists due to lower temperatures than the valleys and boundless hiking opportunities.





This archipelago of 99 islands boasts tranquil beaches, forested mountains, rainforests and mangroves. The islands now possess tourist facilities like resorts, hotels, and restaurants, so they’re a great place to visit during your trip to Malaysia.

Langkawi’s main island is especially known for its incredible diving opportunities, scenic beaches, and electrifying holiday activities. Some of those must-see adventures include the Langkawi Sky Bridge, Dataran Lang (Eagle Square) and the Langkawi Cable Cars.


The Amazing Beauty of Malaysia

Regardless of which region in Malaysia you choose to visit, you can’t go wrong. Just pick the ideal time to plan your trip. Its rich history and diverse culture will pull you in and capture your heart, so make sure to add this incredible country to your must-visit list, and start planning your trip today.


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Written by: Emily McAnally
Published: 13 August 2018

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