10 Things To Do In Malaysia
By Cindy Png
3 Feb, 2021
01 – Visit the PETRONAS Towers in Kuala Lumpur!
One of the most iconic sights in the world, the PETRONAS Towers are located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur and are the tallest twin towers in the world.
02 – UNESCO World Heritage Sites
The UNESCO has designated four World Heritage Sites in Malaysia. Among the famous heritage sites are located at Malacca and Penang. Melaka and George Town, Penang reflect a multi-cultural heritage that evolved from their strategic location along the trade routes from Great Britain and Europe through the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, and the Malay Archipelago to China. The two cities were also shaped by colonization from the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British.
03 – Rainforest World Music Festival!
The Rainforest World Music Festival is a unique festival that brings together on the same stage renowned world musicians from all continents and indigenous musicians from the interiors of the mythical island of Borneo. The festival is held in the grounds of the Sarawak Cultural Village and not-to-be-missed occasion, guarantees a smashing time in the heart of the Borneo Jungle.
04 – Wander through China Town in Kuala Lumpur
Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is our favourite area of the city. Bustling markets, street kitchens and old architecture are what makes these streets so appealing and there are plenty of things to do in Chinatown Kuala Lumpur to warrant multiple visits.
05 – Go for a night out at the Golden Triangle!
An area of Kuala Lumpur known for its nightlife, bar, clubs, restaurants and hotels. The area also includes a large shopping center for those looking for some retail therapy before a night on the town.
06 – Enjoy the theme parks
If you are looking for some fun and excitement, you may want to head over to Sunway Lagoon. Offering a myriad of water rides and dry land activities, you will be spoilt for choices on how you should spend your day.
07 – Climb Gunung Kinabalu!
If hiking is more to your liking, take a short trip to the iconic Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest in Southeast Asia. You can also spend a few nights at the Kinabalu National Park to enjoy the breath-taking scenery during daytime, simply admire the dazzling stars at night, or simply experience its tropical rainforest’s rich biodiversity.
08 – Get away to the highlands
At about 1,500 metres above sea level, Cameron Highlands, Pahang – located only four hours away from Kuala Lumpur – is set along a mountain plateau high above the river valley. Temperatures on this hillside fluctuate between 22° and 25° Celsius during the day and between 15° and 22° Celsius at night, making it easier than in the lowlands to jungle trek, camp and picnic.
These days the Highlands are home to agricultural farms and there’s no place better in Malaysia to get fresher-than-fresh produce. These farms and plantations make good sightseeing spots when you’re here – to best enjoy Cameron Highlands’ offerings, visit a sweet-smelling strawberry plantation, a sprawling tea estate or a prickly cactus farm.
09 – Enjoy water sports
Malaysia is mostly famous for its surrounding waters, and beckons scuba and snorkelling enthusiasts from all over the world. However, those who discount Malaysia’s rivers are missing opportunities for some of the best white water in the region. Challenge your inner competitive souls by taking part in adventurous water rafting at the famous destinations in Selangor, Perak and Sabah.
10 – Dive at the islands
The diving spots in Malaysia are so excellent that it has been named one of the top five scuba diving destinations in the world. Now, you have no excuse but to get your diving certificates done right in your home country. Among the top diving spots in Malaysia is Redang Island, Perhentian Island and Sipadan Island.