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Top 10 Things To Do On Holiday In Malaysia

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Malaysia, where vibrant cities, breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage await.

Situated in the heart of Southeast Asia, this beautiful country blends the warm hospitality, fine culinary techniques and rugged landscapes of Thailand with the modernity, luxury and well-kept streets of Singapore to create its own unique charm. Tick off some of Asia’s most inspiring temples, trek through ancient rainforests, and bask in endless sunshine on serene beaches. With a plethora of exotic wildlife, dazzling cities, and mountainous hikes waiting to be explored all over the country, a multicentre holiday could be the perfect option for you.

Here are our top 10 things to do in Malaysia

Petronas Twin Towers

1. Marvel at the Petronas Twin Towers

An iconic landmark in Malaysia’s captivating capital city, Kuala Lumpur, are the awe-inspiring Petronas Twin Towers, also known as the KLCC Twin Towers. Standing at over 450 metres tall, these impressive beacons were not long ago named the tallest buildings in the world, until 2004. They still remain as the highest twin skyscrapers on the globe, and therefore stand as a major tourist attraction that draws a plethora of tourists every year. This architectural attraction is backed by a luxurious shopping mall and lovely park gardens to watch the mesmerising Symphony Lake Water Show, making it a perfect sight to see with the whole family, day or night.

Orangutans in Borneo

2. Meet Orangutans in Borneo

For the ultimate wildlife experience, Borneo, the world’s third-largest island, is a treasure trove of natural animal habitats where unique memories can be made. Glide down the renowned Kinabatangan River in Sandakan, northeast of Sabah, on a wildlife safari tour and spot orangutans in the wild, as well as a variety of other glorious animals, such as gibbons, crocodiles, blue kingfishers, and so much more. If you choose to visit an ethical conservation centre, you may get the opportunity for an up-close viewing of feeding times with orphaned baby orangutans, which is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience.


3. Go Temple-Hopping

Wherever you are staying in Malaysia, you can uncover an array of beautifully crafted ancient temples filled with the country’s enriching history. The Kek Lok Si Temple in George Town, Penang, is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia and a key pilgrimage centre for Buddhists across Southeast Asia. In Kuala Lumpur, visit the 6-tiered modern Chinese Thean Hou Temple or head to the famed Batu Caves, comprising a series of limestone caves and eye-catching temples in Gombak. Easily accessible by public transport, the Batu Caves are an important site for Hindus and a popular spot for tourists, where you can spot wild monkeys roaming around.

Cenang Beach

4. Watch the sunset at Cenang Beach

Adorned with picturesque coastlines, the exotic island of Langkawi rests between Malaysia and Thailand, making for an excellent beach holiday destination. A particular favourite for all ages tends to be Pantai (Beach) Cenang, with heaps of dining, drinking and water sport options. Here, you can stay as long as you like and watch the sky become blessed with hues of pink and purple. Offering pristine sands and azure waters, Pantai Kok is a more secluded stretch of beach which beckons those who crave endless sunshine and a peaceful atmosphere.

Armenian Street

5. Stroll down Armenian Street, George Town

Discover a realm of quirky cafés and quaint shops in Penang’s capital, George Town, keeping your eyes peeled for striking street paintings along the way. Renowned for its cultural richness and artistic allure, the narrow Armenian Street and the surrounding area is a lovely place to walk around, sample an artisanal coffee and purchase some charming souvenirs. As the daylight fades, embrace the vibrant nightlife at the outdoor bars, where you can enjoy ice-cold beers, local street food and the mild evening temperatures.

Penang Hill

6. Reach the top of Penang Hill

Penang Hill, a haven for nature enthusiasts and avid explorers, boasts a choice of trails to reach the top, varying in difficulty and duration. As the steep ascent may challenge some in the roaring heat, this tourist attraction is not confined to avid hikers only - a scenic funicular train ride through lush greenery is an idyllic alternative. Once you’ve reached the top (more than 700 metres above sea level!), not only can you admire the panoramic views over Penang from the Skydeck, but also enjoy local food and refreshments, catch sight of Dusky Leaf monkeys, and take a look at historical sites, religious places, and children’s areas.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

7. Visit Langkawi’s Sky Bridge

Named the world’s longest curved suspension bridge, the Langkawi Sky Bridge is 125 metres in length, approximately 660 metres above sea level, and located at the peak of Gunung Mat Cincang. After a thrilling cable car ride, you can discover spectacular vistas of the lush rainforest and bright blue ocean waters and feel the adrenaline rush as you step over the transparent sections of this architectural marvel. For those who can appreciate magnificent man-made structures and the planet’s natural splendour, this attraction is for you.

Cameron Highlands

8. Be amazed by the Cameron Highlands

Nestled between Kuala Lumpur and Penang, the bewildering Cameron Highlands could be the perfect stop on your way up north on a multicentre holiday around Malaysia. Boasting unexpected natural pleasures like magical forests, awe-inspiring tea plantations and strawberry farms, this district showcases a rustic sanctuary of tranquillity for tourists who are looking for an immersive experience. For jaw-dropping scenery and a myriad of hiking opportunities, the Cameron Highlands offers something a little different.

Escape Penang

9. Prepare to be thrilled at ESCAPE Penang

If you are travelling with little ones, go mad for adrenaline-fuelled rides, love a climbing challenge, or want an exciting way to cool off, head to the number one theme park in Malaysia, ESCAPE Penang. Jam-packed with thrill-a-minute rides, twisting slides and amazing attractions, this fun-filled day out will provide your family holiday with an abundance of joy, laughter and excitement. With a host of international culinary delights and delicious comfort foods, you can keep the whole family fuelled with energy all day long.

Luxury Shopping

10. Luxury Shopping in the Capital City

When roaming around Kuala Lumpur, you won’t be short of opulent malls to choose from. These ultra-modern and lavish shopping centres are brimming with an array of designer boutiques, international branded stores, huge book stores, food courts with fast-food chain favourites, as well as family-friendly entertainment, kids play areas, cinemas and quick snack spots. Alternatively, if you are staying in Langkawi, you can enjoy duty-free shopping, with discounted delights ranging from fine alcohol to delectable confectionery.

Discover all of this and more with an amazing holiday in Malaysia. Let Destination2 take you there.

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