Malaysia is a multi cultural nation that has a mix of Malay, Chinese, Arabic, Indian, European and many other cultures. The country has advanced with changing technology and modernism but has still managed to preserve its ecological beauty. There is a wide choice of eateries from hawkers to modern and air-conditioned restaurants. Malaysia has everything and there are plenty of things to see in Malaysia and world-renowned tourist attractions all across the country, which makes your trip worthwhile.
10 Things to See and Do in Malaysia
When it comes to fun and adventure then Malaysia is the right place to be, it offers some of the best experiences that you can indulge. The following article we have collected 10 top things, which you should, must see and do when visiting Malaysia.
Petronas Twin Towers
One of the top things to see in Malaysia is the Petronas Twin Towers. It is one of the tallest building in the world which was completed in 1998. These twin towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. The building is basically a complex of offices, conference halls and a shopping mall. Also 50 acre car parking is available in the towers. The towers are primarily the corporate headquarters of the PETRONAS Company, joined at the 41st and 42nd floors by a 58 meter long sky bridge. The Argentinian architects Cesar Pelli and Djay Cerico design it.
Visible from Kuala Lumpur, located on top of the Ulu Kali Mountain at about 1800 m above sea level, Genting Highlands is a hill station with resorts, hotels, casinos and theme parks. The hill station has a lot of entertainment, many dining and shopping options. The cool climate of the highland and its closeness to Kuala Lumpur make it a very popular getaway for both locals and international tourists.
Kinabalu National Park
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of East Malaysia. This city is a must thing to see in the country, as it is also home to Southeast Asia’s highest peak the Mount Kinabalu that is about 4095 meter high and the Kinabalu National Park. Whenever you are visiting East Malaysia you should definitely try to climb this peak and visit the National Park. Kinabalu National Park is the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Malaysia. The park has a huge collection of flora and fauna, the two-day travel across the landscape to the summit of the Borneo peak is definitely an adventure for many climbers but you should have a guide and a climbing permit to do that.
Cameron Highlands is a must see place and one of the most popular hill resort in Malaysia. It is located in the Titiwangsa Range at about 1500 meter above sea level. The cool and moderate climate with daytime temperatures of around 25 C and at night 18 C. The weather makes a perfect environment for the cultivation of many plants, vegetables and fruits like tea, cacti and strawberries. The highland also provides a cool escape for the city-dwellers, where you can also enjoy the beautiful view of the tea plantations.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Spanning at an area of over 80 acres, this is Malaysia’s premier theme park and one of the top tourist attraction. It is located in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya and has lots of thrills and spills for people of all age groups. The theme park is divided into three parts; the Wild Wild West, Waters of Africa and World of Adventure. Spend a whole day in Sunway Lagoon and you will sure have the experience of your lifetime.
Tioman Island is located about 56km off the Pahang coast. The Island is known as one of the world’s best beach escape. The landscape of the island is very picturesque with two volcanic peaks, soft golden sandy beach, fresh mountain streaks and cool waterfalls. The island is located in a lush tropical rainforest and the waters of the island are full of diverse range of aquatic species and colorful corals.
LEGOLAND and Hello Kitty Town
If you want to visit a place that is fun and adventure for the whole family then cutting edge theme parks of Johor has everything. LEGOLAND is the first international theme park in Malaysia, which has exciting rides, themed areas and interactive displays. The main attraction of the park is the MINILAND, where small replicas of popular landmarks of Asia, made with over 30 million LEGO blocks are displayed. Hello Kitty Town is the first Hello Kitty theme park outside Japan. The park’s main highlights include Black Wonder and Kitty House.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park
This marine park is named after first Premier of Malaysia. It is actually a cluster of five islands namely Gaya, Manukan, Mamutik, Sapi and Sulug, they were gazetted as second national park of Sabah in 1974. The park is very popular among divers and Eco tourists, the shallow waters of the park has plenty of corals and aquatic species. It is also a perfect site for snorkeling and diving. Also every island features a unusual collection of flora and fauna. Among all five Gaya has the largest and most colorful collection.
Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve
The Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve is named after two rivers that flow through it. The reserve has some of the most interesting and varied array of wildlife and plants. Mainly Dipterocarp and mangrove forests are found in the reserve. There are quite a few nature trails that walk through the forest that takes you from tropical highland forest to lowland mangrove swamps. The reserve also has the world-famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, where you can see this charming species up close.
Visit the Penan Tribe
Take some time out and explore one of the last remaining exposed areas in Sarawak. Live with the Penan tribe and learn about this most fascinating, mysterious and least understood tribes. The Penan are basically an ethnic group of Borneo and it is believed that out of the 10,000 Penan only 200 are still living like traditional nomad with a hunter-gatherer existence. This tribe is found in the state of Sarawak, Borneo.