Known For : Petronas Towers Menara Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Kuala Lumpur is the most popular city of the multi cultural country, Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur has its own night life. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor. Kuala Lumpur is famous for its street foods all over the world, the street food of KL is a vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai and Arabian and that is what makes it special, what else can you ask for.
Best Time: December to February, May to August
Known For : Kuching Waterfront Sarawak Cultural Village Bako National Park
The state capital of Sarawak and the largest city on the island of Borneo, Kuching is a bustling, diverse city which has old colonial buildings and modern towers and houses. With the Sarawak River on one side, the city has street food vendors and locals selling handicrafts and paintings. It has 19th century landmarks like The Astana (former palace of White Rajas) and Fort Margherita along with wildlife sanctuaries with rich flora and fauna.
Known For : Dataran Lang Langkawi Sky Bridge Langkawi Cable Car
Langkawi is often referred to as the Jewel of Kedah, as a result of its lush natural and tropical beauty. It is a group of islands located in the clear Andaman Sea and is also a duty-free zone! Spread out with clean beaches, sparkling blue waters and forests, Langkawi is a tourists paradise. Also known as Langkawi Permata Kedah or Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, the 99 islands that make up this place are an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation. The choicest seafood, tons of spas and other fun activities will make your stay in Langkawi real fun.
Best Time: January to March
Known For : Gohtong Jaya Genting Highlands Premium Outlets Awana SkyWay
Located in Pahang, Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia which is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the "City of Entertainment" is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos. Resting on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands incorporates the First World Hotel which was listed in the Guinness World Book of Records for being the largest hotel in 2006. The only place in Malaysia that offers legal gambling, Genting also has cave temples, amusement parks and water park.
Known For : Penang Hill Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion Pinang Peranakan Mansion
The popular capital of Penang, George Town is a colourful Malaysian city that has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Town is the second largest city in Malaysia. You will find a very relaxed and calm atmosphere in this city, with shops opening post noon. The city is rich in architecture, in that there are several beautifully built colonial buildings here. George Town is also very famous for its food _ at the stalls of street hawkers, in particular.
Best Time: November to January ; February to April
Known For : Kek Lok Tong Cave Temple Lost World of Tambun Birch Memorial Clock Tower
Explore the Hipster Capital of Malaysia in style at Ipoh, Malaysia’s third largest city that has recently shot to fame as an offbeat destination for lovers of adventure, art, heritage, and architecture. From exploring breathtaking limestone caves and kayaking along the Kinta River to trying out the famous Ipoh white coffee and strolling through the city to find gorgeous street art, this city has much to offer!
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Known For : Kota Kinabalu City Mosque Mount Kinabalu Manukan Island
Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. The city lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to the Borneo Island. KK is a coastal city, looking out on sparkling waters. Tourists throng this place each year and visit the many markets and beaches.
Best Time: September to December
Known For : Jonker Street St Paul's Church Melaka Stadthuys
Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura. Melaka is a city that boasts of lots of good food, apart from its cultural attractions. From the famous Christ Church to the busy night markets, there slots to do in the city, for every kind of traveller.
Best Time: April to May; October
Situated on the hilltop at Air Itam near Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si is one of the largest Chinese Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia. It is a chief pilgrimage centre for Buddhists from Philippines and Singapore. Kek Lok Si translates as the Temple of serene Bliss from Hokkien. It attracts thousands of visitors with its striking seven-storey white and gold Pagoda of Rama VI, millions of magnificent images of Buddha, different sculptures carvings in both interior and exterior and the elevated position of the Temple which provides an extraordinary view overlooking George Town and Penang.
Located on the man-made Malacca Island, Melaka Straits Mosque, also referred to as Masjid Selat Melaka, is a floating mosque built on stilts above the sea. The mosque appears to be floating during high tide and foggy times providing an awe-inspiring sunrise and sunset views along with the splendid view of the Strait of Melaka.
Around 130 million years old, the Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia boasts of being the oldest one on the entire planet, and this exotic location is the site for the Taman Negara National Park. Covering a total area of 4343 square kilometers, the national park is renowned for not only its rainforest but also for its birds and insects. At Taman Negara, visitors get to traverse the longest rope walkway in the world, and enjoy the sights of the birds and the animals in their natural habitat.
Pangkor Island is a group of islands situated in Perak off the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Pangkor being the main island of the cluster, other small islands include Pangkaur Laut, Mentagor Island and Giam Island. Most of the interior of this mountainous resort island is covered by a lush jungle. Pangkor Island has everything packed for a refreshing vacation right from a vibrant Chinatown to quiet lovely beaches. Trek lovers will find the uphill trek through the jungle quite overwhelming.
Around 130 million years old, the Taman Negara rainforest in Malaysia boasts of being the oldest one on the entire planet, and this exotic location is the site for the Taman Negara National Park. Covering a total area of 4343 square kilometers, the national park is renowned for not only its rainforest but also for its birds and insects.
Counted in the world’s top 10 diving spots, Sipadan Island is a natural abode and a stunning honeymoon destination of Malaysis. The island is famous for its rich ecosystem, fishes, birdwatching and diving. A specialised yacht, M/V Celebes Explorer, lets the visitors discover the island through a cruise. The island also has best resorts offering remarkable hospitality. The well-equipped water bungalows offer a great view of the shoreline. However, only certified divers can undertake diving in the island.