Malaysia is an exciting blend of cultures and 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 during your time there –
“Boats at Perhentian Kecil jetty” by adiput
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 water. Popular tourist activities like snorkeling and scuba diving are sought after here given that the waters are shallow with many rays, cuttlefish and parrotfish.
Taman Negara - Regarded as the world’s oldest tropical rainforest, estimated to be more than 130 million years old. Taman Negara which means “national park” in Malay is famous for its rainforests, wildlife-spotting, treetop walkways and treks.
Cameron Highlands - 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. That’s not all, the areas numerous jungle trails, strawberry fields & tea plantations make it worth a visit.
Mount Kinabalu - The highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago, mount Kinabalu and its surroundings are among the most important biological sites in the world, with between 5000 and 6000 species of plants, 326 species of birds, and more than 100 mammalian species identified.
EzeeTip - To the adventurous ones; you can take to climbing for that adrenaline pumping, action packed holiday. However, make sure you’re accompanied by accredited guides at all times due to national park regulations.
“Petronas Towers by Day” by Luke Watson (Lukeaw) – Own work.
The Petronas Towers - Malaysia’s most famous twin sky scrappers, the Petronas Towers are a landmark not just in Malaysia, but all across the globe. They were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Taipei 101 was completed in 2004. A must visit site during your trip to Malaysia.