Malaysia is an exciting blend of cultures with a variety of things to see and do. World famous islands, fabulous cuisine, and iconic structures quite rightly make it one of the most frequented tourist destinations in the world.
Here are 5 things you shouldn’t miss out on –
The Perhentian Islands
A popular travel destination for families and backpackers, the Perhentian Islands are famous for their palm-fringed white coral sand beaches & turquoise blue waters. Popular tourist activities like snorkeling and scuba diving are sought after here given that the waters are shallow with many rays, cuttlefish, and parrotfish.
Regarded as the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, Taman Negara, which means “national park” in Malay, is estimated to be more than 130 million years old. It is famous for its rainforests, wildlife-spotting, treetop walkways and treks.
The cooler temperatures & pleasant soothing breeze make the Cameron Highlands a perfect getaway for those who’d like to take a break from the unforgiving heat. The numerous jungle trails, strawberry fields & tea plantations around the area make it worth a visit.
The highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago, Mount Kinabalu, and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world. It houses between 5000 and 6000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species.
#ezeeTip – To the adventurous ones; you can take to climbing to get that adrenaline pumping, action packed holiday. However, make sure you’re accompanied by accredited guides at all times due to national park regulations.
The Petronas Towers
Malaysia’s most famous twin skyscrapers, the Petronas Towers are a landmark not just in Malaysia, but all across the globe. A must visit the site during your trip to Malaysia. They were the tallest buildings in the world for six years until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004.