Malaysia has diversity in landscapes, culture and activities. From walking around Penang’s UNESCO-listed George Town and Malacca’s historical core, to exploring isolated islands and spending time in Borneo’s 130-million-year old jungle, tourists have plenty of places to visit in Malaysia. Here are our favourites.
Selangor Encircling the city of Kuala Lumpur, Selangor is the place that is unmissable in Malaysia. One of the major attractions, Selangor offers so many places to be sighted and explored by the tourists. The state is home to the retail and commercial hub of the country, I-City in Shah Alam, where one has a snowalk indoor park. It also houses, Malaysia’s largest zoo, Negara in Ampang Jaya. The state is also home to Formula One International Circuit in Sepang and has another tourist attraction in the form of the mosque named, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah, which by the way is one of the most beautiful buildings in Malaysia. The Batu Caves are yet another major places to see in Selangor. For leisure travellers, it is worth noticing, that Selangor is also the best spa centre in the country with parlours exclusively for reflexology.
Kuala Lumpur It is here in Kuala Lumpur you get to see the best of Malaysia. Even though, the city is struck with modernity, it did manage to keep the rustic charm intact. When we talk about KL, we ought to think about its scrumptious food, skyscrapers, shopping malls and markets, lively nightlife and of course the Petronas Twin Towers. The city has incredible experience to impart and there is no way you can give Kuala Lumpur a miss while visiting Malaysia.
Melaka One of Malaysia’s biggest tourist draw, Melaka is steeped in history with being amongst the greatest trading ports in Asia in 15th Century. Recognized as the World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Melaka today is bustling with weekend night bazaar, ancient buildings and attractive showy trishaws. Melaka also has some pristine beaches, lush forest covers; and family-friendly tourist attraction in Alor Gajah and Ayer Keroh.
Gunung Mulu National Park Another best place in Malaysia to fulfill your dream of exploring a tropical rainforest is Gunung Mulu National Park. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, GMNP is situated in Borneo and is home to 3500 species of vascular plants and exceptional 109 species of palm. What catches the eye in the national park are the 295 kms stretch of caves that reflect a geological history of more than 1.5 million years. The Sarawak Chamber, which is 600 m by 415 m and 80 m high, is the largest known cave chamber in the world and is housed in Gunung Mulu National Park. Aside this, canyons, wild rivers, rainforest-covered mountains, and limestone pinnacles all add to the mesmerizing beauty of this must see national park in Malaysia.