Best Holiday Destination in Malaysia: Travel Guide
A modern city of towering skyscraper offering urban lifestyle, Visa requirements, 3 places to beat the tourist trail.
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, The white beach in the Perhentians, an Orangutans at Sepilok and Georgetown’s street art?
Yes, you are right that’s what most tourists come to Malaysia for. But wait there’s is much more mystery, treasure and adventure for those who are not just tourist but explorers. Let’s take you there if you wish to venture a bit more further.The peninsula of Malaysia lures its tourist by offering outstanding diversity in terms of tourist spots, religion, lushy jungles and pristine beaches. The currency of Malaysia is Malaysian ringgit.
There's a reason why Malaysia is one of the top holiday destinations. The cities are metropolitan and full with charming activities, while the islands and jungles are more peaceful of the lot. Here is Insight into Malaysia's most popular cities.
Kuala Lumpur managed to conserve their rich heritage, even though the modernization has changed the pace of the city.
To plan your outing or itinerary, we have listed Malaysia’s top attractions on a state-by-state basis comprising the different states plus the Federal Territories.
Kuala Lumpur is known as big city as KL with population of 91 million, being a big city sometime feels like what we can do here? Need not to worry, we have covered everything for you, let’s ride.
Kuala Lumpur’s Petronas Twin Tower probably the most popular landmark on the Malaysian islands which is frequently photographed in travel guides and magazines. This striking building was the world's tallest for a time at 452m. You can get a ticket to visit the skybridge which offer the best panoramic view of this beautiful city. But you can also admire the construction from a ground level spot in the adjoining park known as KLCC.
The Batu Caves are magnificent caves in Malaysia that are close to Kuala Lumpur. Located only 13 km from center of Kuala Lumpur.
Countless tour guides and agents run half-day trips to the Caves. But, we suggest, You do not really need to waste money on expensive tours or an organized tours. A good quality food and transport is also easily available, so no need to spend extra on transport.
Batu cave has 4 main attractions. These attractions are Dark Cave, Cave Villa and Ramayana Cave,Temple Cave (or Cathedral Cave).
Johor is a big state, one of the largest and ranked 5th in Malaysia.
Muar village is on the bank of mighty river Muar and it has temples, mosques and beautiful coast, it is considered to be the johr’s Royal town.
Gunung Ledang National Park is Just 30 km from Muar village surrounded by the legendary mountain Ophir on the Johor’s border. The park is full of exotic wildlife with tigers and elephants including breathtaking waterfalls.
The national park has resorts and camping options, you need to book in advance for pool side camping.
Kedah is not amongst the largest state in Malaysia, But it is medium size state with famous name rice bowl of Malaysia, the reason to call Rice Bowl of Malaysia, Because the state is dominated by the rice paddy fields.
Bujang Valley is the top attractions around Kedah State. It has the ruins of the Hindu Buddhist civilization, at least thousand year old.
Gunung Keriang has a mythical story of being a 250 million year old, this lump of limestone rock is considered to be in the shape of an elephant.
Langkawi is bundle of islands, Langkawi beaches are some of the best in Malaysia, ranging from quiet hidden coves to ideal stretches of sand with plenty of watersports activities. An explorer should not miss thrilling experience of a suspended pedestrian bridge and cable car at Langkawi, which is very lesser known and off beaten activity.
Perhentian Islands are listed in the top islands of the world, the reason is the crystal clear water which makes this tropical island a solid gold property to explore aquatic life. The white sandy beaches, can become your romantic destination where you can sit and enjoy the sun.
Perhentian is divided into two islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Small Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Large Island). They are located 21 km off coast of Terengganu state, on the South China Sea.
The train from the central station of Kuala Lumpur is easiest way to reach Penang State, once you get off the train at Butterworth station, Penang ferry services will take you to Georgetown in less than 5 MYR within 20 mins. Georgetown is very diverse and alluring. So, it occupies a vital place in your Malaysian itinerary.
Sandakan: Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Center
Sandakan is the second largest city on the coast of the Sabah State. It is gateway for animal lovers, climbers and hikers and very well known ecotourism destination.
Travelers come all the way around the world in Malaysia just to have close contact with “Man of the Forest” Mighty Orangutans.
Malaysia has always maintained its healthy relations with Asian countries, such as India, China, Nepal. So it’s easy for citizens from these countries to visit Malaysia by applying online visa.
Malaysia offer two types of visa eNTRI visa and eVisa. Whereas eNTRI visa is valid for 15 days and you can apply online. While eVisa is valid for 3 months for the citizens of India, China, Nepal, Myanmar and Bangladesh. Indian citizen can apply for an E-Visa here. All applications of E-Visa are subject to approval by the Malaysian Immigration Department.
Lesser Known Places in Malaysia
If you wanted to spend another week in serenity and peace, the ideal destination is Pangkor Island which is considered as budget beach and off beat destination. Full of water sport activities you can relax and enjoy your stay with this budget hotels.
We all know Japan is well known for its hot springs. But wait if you are planning to go to malaysia you can enjoy bathing in hot springs; go up north to Ipoh, to the Banjaran Hotsprings Resort. possessing several geothermal hot springs, a thermal steam cave and an ice bath,
Glittering cities, appetizing sensations, stunning beaches, unspoiled islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests – all of this can be found in Malaysia.
Malaysia has always been a jewel to Asia and most popular destination in Southeast Asia, The perfect trip is the one which is well planned the way you imagine. So explore Amazing Deals on Malaysia Tour Packages before you book your holiday.
“Discover Malaysia, Truly Asia”
By yogesh adhau| 16 Jan, 2018.