Malaysia is a unique travel experience that is much different from its neighbours. From the dense urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur to the pristine beaches of the Perhentian Islands, Malaysia is a beautiful and often underrated country. Spend the day with a traditional tribe or in a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands or trek through the huge national parks of Gunung Mulu and Taman Negara, encountering incredible wildlife including tigers and orangutans. Malaysia has a ton of stuff to offer travellers. Adventure seekers can take a ‘flying coffin’ riverboat up the Batang Rejang River, or to the fascinating Bat Caves and extraordinary rock formations of Gunung Mulu National Park. The state of Sabah also lure tourists with its turquoise-fringed islands having mesmerizing coral reefs.
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur boasts a shimmering skyline, which is dominated by the world’s tallest twin towers – Petronas Towers. The sky bridge of Petronas Tower was filmed in many Hollywood and Bollywood movies . Hollywood movies like Entrapment, Independence day, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, etc. and Bollywood movies like Hamraaz, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, etc. It is also the tourist hub of the country with magnificent attractions like Aquaria KLCC, Merdeka Square, Batu Caves, Istana Budaya, Thean Hou Temple and a dozen museums, parks and shopping centres. The mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influence means that you’ll have no shortage of culinary exploits in Malaysia’s capital city.
Kuching is set alongside the Sarawak River and is often said to have a calm and relaxed feel to it and tours along the river are a common pursuit for visitors. There are also many examples of colonial architecture such as Fort Magherita and an abundance of cat statues that celebrate the city’s namesake.
Langkawi is the top island destination in Malaysia for both foreign tourists and Malaysians. With both an airport and ferries connecting it to the mainland, as well as a large tourist infrastructure, Langkawi could be called Malaysia’s version of Phuket, the busiest island in Thailand. The main settlement at Pulau Langkawi is in the main town of Kuah (the best place for duty-free shopping), while Pantai Tengah, Pantai Cenang, Padang Matsirat, Pantai Kok, Tanjung Rhu and Datai Bay mainly play host to upmarket resorts. Just off the coast of Pantai Cenang is Pulau Rebak Besar, home to the exclusive Rebak Marina Resort, which offers 150 spacious and elegant chalets and a 200-berth marina. The most popular beaches in Langkawi are Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Tanjung Rhu. The movie ‘DON’ was shot in Langkawi. The best thing in Langkawi is you can take a vehicle on rent and drive it yourself to explore Langkawi in your own way.
Malacca city is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The state of Malacca is one of the smaller states in Malaysia, rich with history and tourist attractions. You can see many historical places such as Christ Church, the Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Hill, Dutch Fort, Portuguese Settlement and many more.
Though referred to as a hill station, Genting is a modern and heavily developed resort 2000m above sea level, it’s in stark contrast to the Old English style of other Malaysian upland resorts. With attractions based on movies such as Ice Age and Night At the Museum, the new theme park is part of a RM5 billion development project. It offers indoor and outdoor theme parks, an 18-hole golf course, a casino, and Malaysia’s biggest strawberry farm, all of which are set amidst a majestic 100 million-year-old rainforest. You can ride South East Asia’s longest and the world’s fastest cable car system roll the dice at the exclusive Casino de Genting Malaysia’s only casino or experience adventurous activities such as abseiling, indoor rock climbing and flying fox activities are available.