An amalgamation of cultures, colours and climate, Malaysia truly resonates the spirit of Asia in more ways than one. Located in the Malay Peninsula, Malaysia is spanned across 300,000 square kilometres. It has some of the most awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage Sites. So, what you waiting for? Read ahead and plan your visit to Malaysia. And yes, don’t forget to include these 5 top Malaysia adventures.
1. Visit the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
No visit to Malaysia is complete without a visit to this iconic sight. Located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, Petronas Towers are the true architectural marvels. Also popular for being the tallest twin towers towering at 451.9m above the street level, they feature exquisite Islamic art motifs, representing the Muslim majority in the country. One of the most breath-taking experiences at Petronas towers is to walk over the bridge that joins the two towers. The 88-storey building is a perfect blend of Malaysia futuristic prowess while maintaining its traditional identity.
2. Old Georgetown Streets in Penang
Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Georgetown street is one of the most visited tourist-visited destinations. Its landscape is pretty much engulfed in its roots of colonial traditions of Chinese storefronts. The street also boasts of some of the swankiest shopping complexed. It has a range of rowdy pubs, art-inspired boutiques, high-end cafes and marvellous studios. Food here is literally to die for – think Indian curry served along Japanese dumpling and Chinese noodles! Basically, best of all of the foodie worlds!
3. Langkawi at Kedah
If you could visit only one mesmerising island in Malaysia, then let that be the Langkawi at Kedah. This is definitely one of Malaysia’s most beautiful islands. Wrapped in the beauty of age old myths and mysteries, today, the island has some of the most shopaholic friendly duty-free destinations. Loved by both backpackers and honeymooners alike, the island has a population of over 60,000 inhabitants.
Whether you plan on renting a motorcycle, also called as moped, to explore the island in its eternity and satiate your adventurous spirit or you would want to simply has a cosy romantic dinner or sunbathe with your loved one, Langkawi is a must-visit island.
4. Taman Negara National Park at Pahang
Known for having one of the largest national parks in peninsular Malaysia, Taman Negara National Park is a paradise park for some serious trekkers. Its USP lies in the fact that it has one of the longest rope walkways in the world. The park has an estimated 100km round trip of trek, enough to satiate the souls of some serious trekkers. Abundant in flora and fauna, the park is also an exclusive home to a unique tribe named the Orang Asli or Original People. Original people are also known to be the first inhabitants of Malaysia.
5. Genting Highlands at Titiwangsa Mountains
Call it is Genting Highlands or Resort World Genting, the highland has a range of attraction to boast of. From having a range if nightclubs, restaurants, bars and theme parks, its USP lies in its cable car attraction, which is popularly called as he Genting Skyway. The best part about the cable car is that holds the world record of being the world’s fastest and East Asia’s longest gondola lift. It is also known for its abundance of fresh fruits and flowers – a well-deserved reason for all your travel junkies to visit Genting Highlands.
6. Kapas Island
This island is still one of the best off-track places to visit in Malaysia. Rimmed by a beautiful beach and clad with a lush jungle interior, it’s amazing that this stunning little islet has managed to stay off the tourist radar. There isn’t all that much to do here, besides chilling on the beach and going for a few hikes. Stay at the Captains Long House for a very cool local experience.
7. Malaysian Borneo
Dispite the fact that much of the Malaysian rainforest in Borneo has been cut to create palm oil trees (stop eating foods with palm oil!), there are still some pristine parts of this ancient rain forest. Head to the north of Borneo and check out Uncle Tan Wildlife Adventure where you can hike, cruise down the river, sleep in the rainforest and spot orangutans in their natural habitat. A truly amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experience that shouldn’t be missed.
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