Touted to be one of the best tourist nations in Asia, Malaysia is a culturally rich and a friendly nation to have a comfortable vacation after months of hectic work. This country is known for its ecological beauty and has a mixture of varied cultures including Malay, Indian, Chinese, Arabic, European and Parenakan cultures that enhance its cultural value. The landscapes here are dotted with multi-cultural mash-ups that make this country unique and worth a visit.
The food, architecture, leisurely venues to attract and comfort make Malaysia one of the most tourist friendly cities in the world. Let us guide you as to how to spend the best time in Malaysia with your loved ones and family.
Enjoy the Heights of Petronas Towers
Constructed in 1998, the Petronas Towers are located in Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur. When constructed, the towers surpassed 442 meter-tall Wills Tower in Chicago, USA and were declared as the tallest twin towers in the world. These towers are home to many offices, conference halls and a sprawling 50-acre park. It also includes an upmarket shopping complex. The main attraction of these towers is the skywalk over the sky bridge that connects the two buildings together. While taking a walk through the stretch, you get to witness an aerial view of the Kuala Lumpur, which is truly enthralling.
Visit Melaka Historic City
When Kuala Lumpur was a malaria-infested jungle many years ago, Melaka was one of the most sought after tourist destinations of Malaysia. However, after Kuala Lumpur transformed into a polished high-rise capital, Melaka was one of the busiest trading ports in the country. Over time, it changed from a striving port into a sleepy backwater city and lost its charm as a quite city. However, over the years, this city has come up as one of the most picked holiday destinations and historic attractions. You have the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Cheng HoonTeng Temple, Christ Church, Jonker Street and a few museums where you can spend some enlightening time with your family and loved ones.
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Spend a Soothing Evening at the Redang Island
Not just the historic places or architectural marvels, Malaysia is also known for its natural scenic beauty. The beautiful island of Palau Redang lies about 45 km north-east of Kuala Terengganu or 22 km off Tanjung Merang, the closest point on the mainland. It is 7 km long and 6 km wide and has emerged as one of the best tourist destinations in the world. You have a series of activities to indulge in on this small island. You can spend some amazing time by going for a jungle trek, explore the marine park, and witness some beautiful sides of the sea life.
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Watch the City through the Menara Luala Lumpur towers.
Another high-rise that takes your breath away is the Menara Towers in Kuala Lumpur. After its completion in 1994, it became a tourist symbol of Malaysia. This gleaming towers spindle-like apex is visible from almost everywhere in Kuala Lumpur. The viewing deck of this tower is at 276 meters and is at least 100 meters higher than the Petronas Twin towers sky bridge.
Walk on The Sky Bridge
Take off from the ‘oriental village’ at TelukBurau and rise to the majestic heights of Mount Machingchang, where you will also find the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The journey by cable car takes around fifteen minutes and offers visitors panoramic views of the island. On a clear day, you can even see all the way to the island of Sumatra in Indonesia. After around 600 meters, the cable car reaches the first station, where you disembark to either take another cable car up to the peak or lull around the observatory deck and admire the magnificent surroundings. Most will not spend too long here, as the view from the peak is even more amazing. This brings you closer to the nature.
Dive in at the Perhentian Islands
If you truly love nature then you will love spending time at the Perhentian Islands. The islands can be visited by ferry and water taxis that run between the various islands, giving visitors the chance to island hop at their leisure. Key attractions in the Perhentians are the pristine beaches, and scuba diving is considered a favorite activity in these parts. At night, dine on freshly caught fish, cooked over coconut husks on the beach.
Observe the Orangutans in Sepilok
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, East Malaysia, is found outside of the city of Sandakan. It was the first orangutan rehabilitation centre of its kind in the world when it opened in the 1960s. The aim of the centre is to rescue orphaned orangutans who have been left to fend for themselves due to illegal poaching and logging, or who have been found being kept as pets (which is illegal in Malaysia). The center administers healthcare and training to the mammals so that they are able to reintegrate and survive in the wild. Once they are able to do so they are released. Visitors can observe the orangutans in the centre and tours are aimed to coincide with feeding times when the animals are usually present on the feeding platforms.
Trek at the Taman Negara National Park
Taman Negara National Park is located in the state of Pahang and has several claims to fame that attract a steady stream of visitors. One of these is that this is the largest national park in peninsular Malaysia, as well as the fact that the park features the longest rope walkway in the world. The park also has some serious treks, as long as 100km round trip as well as more gentle hikes for beginners. There is a wide array of wildlife and plant life in the park for nature lovers. The area is even home to an indigenous tribe named the Orang Asli or Original People, who are said to be the first inhabitants of Malaysia.
So what are you waiting for? Just do not think. Go ahead and book your tickets to visit this Asian paradise. Whatever might be your interests, Malaysia would not disappoint you.