There is a reason why Malaysia has been ranked 10th in the world and 2nd in Southeast Asia for tourist arrivals. Malaysia as a country offers so much tropical variety in just one destination. Malaysia is one of the few countries which carry the flavours of many countries in Southeast Asia. The government of Malaysia has given tourism its due importance and the results are there to see – Tourism has contributed to a substantial contribution to the Malaysian economy. We would like to give you a brief about the places to visit in Malaysia which would give you a truly memorable trip to this wonderful destination.
1. Headquarters: Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur is one of the best cities in Southeast Asia in which you can experience the state of the art infrastructure, latest technological services, traditional customs, and cultures, a mixed package which has the ingredients of many of its neighbouring countries put together. The KL Bird Park inside the Lake Gardens is one of the key attractions of Kuala Lumpur. Historical caves like the Batu Caves and other cave temples in the Gombak district, there is a lot in store for explorers to check out in this truly wonderful country. This definitely has to be on top of your list of the places to visit in Malaysia.
2. Ride a Trishaw
This is one of the experiences one should not miss. Like the popularity of junk in Japan or a Vespa in Rome. The ride in a Trishaw would be one of the memorable moments in your life. You can click pictures of the wonderful city all along the ride with your camera. It gives you an amazing view of the city and would be one ride to remember. Totally worth it!!
3. Replace alcohol with Pulled tea
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Malaysia is known for its pulled tea, which you can find at one of the Indian food stalls. It is the combination of black tea and condensed milk, which is cooled using strainers. The entire process is amazing to watch. On the other hand, Malaysia is a Muslim country. There are bound to be restrictions on the selling of alcohol, and hence, although it is available freely overall it is very expensive. You would definitely like to use your buck on something memorable.
4. Visit the Cameron Highlands
The view from the Cameron Highlands is simply mesmerizing and spectacular. The gorgeous forests and fields provide you with a different experience altogether. Other than these, you can view the extensive flower nurseries, the honey bee farms, and the butterfly gardens. There are local flora and fauna available in the open markets where you can find all the local items. This is a must-visit place in Malaysia.
5. Check out the Banana-leaf Cuisine
The amazing traditional delicacies are served on a banana leaf. Rice is served on the leaf in several cultures. Singapore and Southern Indian recipes on the banana leaf are also famous for the same. They offer bold flavours with bean curd, or a fresh fish or some meat to this unique experience. They are definitely going to perfect way to tease your taste buds.
6. Perhentian Islands
The Perhentian Islands gives you the wonderful feeling of being in paradise. The white sands surrounding the clear water are enclosed dense tropical forests. Experience this wonderful terrain by hiking in the untamed jungles or chill out at the beach at night when the bonfires are lit. This vacation can be titled into any direction as you want – adventurous, romantic, etc. These places would definitely be on the cards as the places to visit in Malaysia.
7. Tasting Flatbread
You can taste heaven by eating flatbread. Hand-tossed and spun with great perfection to create a unique shape. It’s stuffed with eggs or onions or bananas. This is one of the recipes you should try if you are in Malaysia. Usually grabbed for breakfast, it is probably the perfect way to entice your taste buds at the start of the day.
8. Mount Kinabalu National Park
Known for its incredible and diverse flora and fauna. Mount Kinabalu National Park has been named as one of World’s Heritage site by UNESCO. You can get an amazing bird’s eye view by hiking to the top of the mountain. The mountain garden is wrapped by several plants, trees, flowers which have been cultivated to add to the beauty of the site. This has to be on your list of the places to visit in Malaysia.
9. A Day out in George Town
The capital city of Penang gives you a lot of options to hang around and chill out. Head to the Dharmikarama Burmese Temple or the Pinang Peranakan Museum or the Khoo Kongsi or just wander the streets to view the wonderful old British architecture. You can rent a bike and head for this wonderful experience of exploring the city. You can customize this entire trip in the way you want it to be. This wonderful place would be a truly memorable experience and keep it on your checklist of the places to visit in Malaysia.
10. Whitewater rafting
You can get your adrenaline pumping by going for a whitewater rafting on the Selangor River, Malaysia’s second-best river. The place is around an hour and a half drive from Kuala Lumpur. This experience is definitely going to tick all boxes in your adventurous trips. This wild and adventurous ride would definitely be one memorable experience you would have wished for and would remain this as one of the best places to visit in Malaysia.