Top 10 Places to visit in Malaysia

The crowning jewel of Southeast Asia, Malaysia is like a magical country. The country, jutting out with the Malaccan Straits is divided into two parts, the western and the eastern side. The natural attractions of the verdant eastern side and the multicultural UNESCO towns of the western side draw tourists and travelers from all across the world. Malaysia is like a melting pot of ethnic cultures and well-known for its diversity. There is so much to do and see here as it boasts of islands, mountains, tropical rainforest, and fertile highlands. Plan a trip to Malaysia right way and pick from one of the Sabah hotels for a comfortable and affordable stay. You would never be far away from the different attractions here in Malaysia.

  1. Kuala Lumpur
    Kuala Lumpur is the first city to explore. The two magnificent spires of the Petronas Towers simply cannot be missed. Explore its markets, and hawker bazaars along the Petaling Street packed with markets and throbbing with energy. Enjoy Portuguese fish barbeques, Indian thali or the Chinese chow mien in one of the world’s great multicultural metropolises.
  2. Penang
    Penang boasts of a breathtaking view and remains one of the most popular tourist destinations ever. Visit some of the iconic locations here such as Georgetown and the Kek Lok Si Temple. You just cannot resist the watering street food and hawker fare or the cultural cauldron of tradition and modernity of Penang.
  3. Sabah
    Sabah is located in the northern Borneo Island and borders with Sarawak.
    There is plenty to do and see here such as Kinabalu Park, the Tabin Wildlife Reserve and Turtle Island Park. Make a trip to the Tip of Borneo. Stay at Sabah Oriental Hotel which is not far away from the city’s bustling marketplaces and other attractions.
  4. Melaka
    Melaka, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is another popular tourist destination in Malaysia. It boasts of famous historical landmarks such as Famosa Fort and Christ Church. Enjoy delicious Malaysian delicacies and Nyonya cuisine.  Explore the Portuguese Settlement and the Dutch Heritage area to learn of the past here.
  5. Langkawi
    Langkawi, located in the extreme north of the country is laid back and lazy place. Dotted with iconic beaches, it is a watersports haven for those looking for beach fun and water sports. Laze around on the beaches or go for scuba diving. Enjoy exploring the panoramic SkyBridge atop the jungles or trek to the gushing Seven Wells.
  6. Cameron Highlands
    Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s oldest tourist destinations. The beautiful tableland was developed with an English garden and boasts of lush scenery, wildlife, and lakes. It is an excellent area for those looking for outdoor recreation. Home to colorful flower farms and sprawling tea plantations, it is a chief tea and flower producer.
  7. Malaysian Borneo
    Visitors to Malaysia make a trip to Malaysian Borneo filled with green rainforests and abundant wildlife. You will remain in awe looking at the natural wonders far away from the mainland. Enjoy the rainforest canopy walks and look at the endangered orangutans.
  8. Ipoh
    Ipoh, located in the state of Perak is known for its incredible natural scenery and great food. The Lost World of Tambun is the famous water theme park here. You will enjoy visiting the Temple Gardens, Kek Long Tong Cave, and the Gunung Lang Recreational Park. Fall in love with the beautiful natural scenery of Ipoh!
  9. Semenggoh
    Semenggoh, located on the outskirts of Kuching city, is seen as one of the legendary natural jewels of Borneo. Explore those virgin rainforests and peaks of Sarawak as you walk amidst the swinging jungle vines and towering teak. You will find yourself surrounded by blooming papayas and banana trees.
  10. Taman Negara
    Taman Negara, noted as one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world lies in the northern part of West Malaysia. The national park is a popular ecotourism and adventure destination. Teeming with exotic birds, rare wildlife and pants, you can watch out for Malayan Tiger, Asian elephant, and Sumatran Rhinoceros.