Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is located both on the peninsula of the Asian mainland, as well as on the Northern part of the island of Borneo. The country is diverse, and both a mix of a developing nation and the modern world. Traveling to Kuala Lumpur and then to the island of Borneo may make you feel like you’ve been to two different countries.
Here are some things to see and do in Malaysia, and some great ideas for Malaysia multi centre packages:
Kuala Lumpur is a hugely multi-cultural city, and the three biggest cultural influences are the Malaysians, Indians, and Chinese. Chinatown is a fun place to wander, and you’ll find excellent food both here and little India.
The Petronas Towers are also the largest twin towers in the world, at 451.9m, and also the fifth tallest skyscraper.Visiting the skybridge on the 41st floor and the viewing deck on the 86th floor is a must-do, however you’ll want to get tickets a few days in advance-maybe even before you arrive as they’re often sold out. Be sure to check out the massive mall inside the towers, which has a huge variety of shops and restaurants.
Known as “The Jewel of Kedah”, due to the clear waters, intact jungle, and pristine beaches, tourists are drawn beyond the main beaches, to the rural kampungs (villages). Along with plenty of spas, beach bars, and seafood restaurants, you’ll also have plenty of chances to interact with the locals.
Penang is a fascinating mix of both western and eastern influences, and it’s the most-visited destination in Malaysia. What makes it so popular? The island has somehow managed to embrace modernity, and still retain its colonial traditions. Georgetown is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, and you’ll find plenty of Chinese shops, old-fashioned colonial-era mansions, ornate temples, as well as forests, beaches, and lakes.
Kinabalu National Park
Kota Kinabalu is the capital city of East Malaysia, and it’s a good place to relax before heading into the Kinabalu National Park. This is another of Malaysia’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and has one of the largest collections of fauna and flora in the world. The adventurous will want to take the two-day trip across its landscape to the summit of the Borneo peak.
Cameron Highlands are around 1,500 metres above sea level, and since it’s only four hours from Kuala Lumpur, it makes the perfect side-trip if you won’t be in Malaysia for long. You’ll find it a lot cooler her, as temperatures usually range between 22-25º Celsius during the day, and 15-22º Celsius at night, making it the perfect weather for trekking, camping, and picnics.
The highlands are where you’ll find the best produce in Malaysia, and you can visit strawberry and tea plantations, and tour the many agricultural farms. Be sure to visit the Cameron Highlands if you’ve got a few extra days in Malaysia.