Top Things to See & Do in Malaysia
You will never have to think twice if Malaysia has come to you mind as a holiday destination. Keep Petronas Towers on the top of your list on things to do in Malaysia. Hailed to be one of the tallest buildings in the world, the twin buildings are located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is home to offices, conference halls, a 50-acre park and a shopping complex. These twin towers are joined at the 41st and the 42nd floor through a double-decker Sky Bridge. Another popular landmark of Malaysia is the Menara Towers and offers a spectacular bird’s eye view of the entire city. The tall spindle like apex structure can be seen from almost any part of Kuala Lumpur. During the night, when the entire city is lit with sparkling lights, the view is simply mind-blowing.
Malacca was the trading destination in Malaysia before the establishment of Kuala Lumpur. The main attractions of this destination are the historic buildings. If you are a firm believer of old is gold, then this destination is the place for you, this will give you a small glimpse of Malaysia’s unique heritage.
The Georgetown city is a historic city which provides you the perfect fusion of eastern and western cultures. One of the few places where you can simply embraces modernity without compromising on the colonial traditions. The well-preserved historic buildings have been named in the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The Redang Island is situated 45 km northeast of Kuala Lumpur. This beautiful island offers a mind-blowing background, blue pristine beach with white sand. The scenic beauty is totally mesmerizing.
The must visit places to check out is the Sky Bridge, Penang Hill, the Kinabalu National Park, the Cameroon Highlands, and the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. You will have to spread out all these places over a couple of days to experience the best of Malaysia tourism.
Shopping & Nightlife
Malaysia boasts of some world class shopping destinations right from unique cultural stores, bustling street markets to futuristic malls. You should be polished with your negotiation skills to crack some really good deals. Kuala Lumpur offers a great shopping experience and gives stiff competition to its neighbors i.e. Hong Kong and Singapore. With a range of fashion and electronic goods on display from top international brands. The Suria KLCC, Sleep Starhill Gallery, Lot 10, and Berjaya Times Square offer glamorous brands. The Berjaya Times Square is a perfect family destination with its own rollercoasters and its own amusement park. The Jalan Petaling street market located in Chinatown offers a great variety of cheap and invaluable souvenirs and quality handicrafts. Electronic goods, perfumes, and cosmetics steal the show in most malls and are in demand throughout the year.
The nightlife in Malaysia is dynamic with an array of nightclubs and bars especially around Asian Heritage Row, Starhill Gallery, Bangsar, Jalan Bukit Bintang, CapSquare, Curve mall, Sri Hartamas. Muslims in Malaysia are prohibited from drinking, but the Chinese, Indian, and other foreign Inhabitants favor alcohol. In small towns, the nightlife is mostly about night markets where the people enjoy the night with drinks, food, and chit chat till wee hours in the morning.
Malaysia Food and Drink
The Malaysian cuisine is as diverse as its population and clearly reflects the multiethnic group of its population. The Malaysian cuisine is a perfect blend of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Thai, Dutch, Portuguese, and British cuisines. The result is a unique flavor and taste of the Malaysian cuisine, which is very diverse and highly complex. The Malaysian street food is something that it going to entice your taste buds with a rich taste. The char koay kak stall is held at night amid the lit backgrounds, which is going to give you a delicious makeover. So whether you taste spicy fried rice cakes with seafood, or a steamed fish curry called the otak otak. There are several street food hawkers in Malaysia and you would definitely be spoilt for choices. Belacan (shrimp paste), Chili peppers form an integral part of the Malaysian cuisine with both fresh and dried chilies used equally. Apart from this, coconut, soy sauce, and some common herbs like lemongrass are often used which gives it a unique taste.
Due to its diverse population, Malaysia hosts several events across the calendar. There are several musical concerts, water sports activities, shopping festivals, which are a part of the Malaysian calendar. If adventure is your forte, then the International Climbathon is one of the most adventurous events in Southeast Asia. The Malaysian Shopping Carnival and the Year-end sale are some of the shopping extravaganzas in Malaysia. Do polish your negotiation skills; they will be of great help to crack some really good deals.