22 Best Things to do in Malaysia

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Exploring the world and zeroing in one Malaysia for the next vacation is the perfect thing to do if you want some adventure and nature blended holiday. Malaysia is not just a luxury vacation, but also a paradise for the ones who wish to come at close quarters with azure waters and vast skies.

From having some great Malay food to understanding the rich history of this place, you are in for a lot more during this scouting time in Malaysia. The amazing ecological balance is yet to be seen at another place as much as it has been retained in Malaysia.

There are numerous places and things that you can reconnoiter and make your trip a memorable one.  Scroll below to find some of the unique and popular places that can be visited on your holiday.

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Awana Skyway:

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Just like the Genting Skyway, The Awana Skyway is a gondola lift that connects you to Awana Transport Hub, Chin Swee Temple and the Genting Skyway. So this cable car would allow you to explore the heights in the city and its beautiful structure.  When you look from above these artistically designed structures you would get a sense of being in the air and enjoying the cable car experience.

Best Time to visit:

To get a great view, visit between December and February and see the lush greens from above.

Top Attraction:

The glass bottom of the cable car gives you a feel like you are literally in the air.

Interesting Facts:

You get to see the skies as you pass through them.

Where To Stay:

Resorts World Awana, Concorde Hotel & Resort, Awana Genting Highlands Golf & Country Resort.

Things to do:

Enjoy the temple structure and its bird’s eye view.

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Tandem Skydiving:

tandem skydivers malaysiaCascade down the in the sky with the flow of the air and feel absolutely blissful. Skydiving in Malaysia is a popular adventure sport and has all levels from a beginner to an advanced level. After a little pre-requisite training you are ready for a Tandem Skydiving in the clear blue skies of Malaysia where you can do the air writing and talk and make lots of videos for you cherish.

Best Time to visit:

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on any clear day.

Top Attraction:

Jumping off from the airplane to float in the sky is the best thing to experience

Interesting Facts:

You are trained for the first time and the trainers allow you only once they are confident

Where To Stay:

Plan your stay somewhere in Langkawi, or Malacca so you can be on time for the training as well as the actual experience.

Things to do:

Get equipped to fly and enjoy the winds move past your body.

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Sightseeing Through Helicopter:

Sightseeing during a vacation is common, sightseeing on a helicopter is certainly not. A holiday with distinctive aspects is always remembered, and bragged about 🙂 Get on to this helicopter ride designed for 4 passengers and experience entire Malaysia and its circumference from a height of about 1500 feet above the sea Level in Kuala Lumpur. The pilots assigned are the guides too and explain what you are viewing so you can take notes and pictures.

Best Time to visit:

Any clear day between 10: 00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Top Attraction:

The most amazing lights and structure of Malaysia from top.

Interesting Facts:

The pilot is not just a pilot, but also your guide who speaks well in English who takes you for a ride for 30 minutes

Where To Stay:

Bukit Bintang is the area where you can stay in Areena Star Hotel, Travelogue Guesthouse, Izumi Hotel Bukit Bintang and a few more.

Things to do:

Observe the most popular places and click pictures.

Scuba Diving, Kota Kinabulu:

scuba diving malaysiaAqua life is mesmerizing and to understand it best Scuba diving is suggested water activity. When you are in Malaysia do visit Penang and enjoy the Scuba dive where you swim with the turtles and enjoy the coral reefs too. Seeing the sea creatures from a distance is one thing, and swimming with them is absolutely another! This experience is unforgettable and most certainly gives you the confidence to do such an activity again.

Best Time to visit:

July to August have the best visibility and hence are the preferred months.

Top Attraction:

The turtles and the fishes when swimming in parallel to you.

Interesting Facts:

You are trained before you do it all by yourself, and else, divers accompany you for the experience.

Where To Stay:

George Town, Northern Dive Shop and some more are some places to stay.

Things to do:

Enjoy the turtles, the fishes and the life underwater.

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Paragliding, Kuala Kubu Baru:

paragliding in malaysiaGliding just like a bird in the blue sky would be fulfilled through the adrenaline rushing activity called paragliding. When you have chosen Malaysia for your vacation, you better chose paragliding too. This does not require any special skills and just a little training can get you to reach above the sky.

Best Time to visit:

Clear skies are best, you may choose any time of the year. Preferred timings are between 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and then up to 5: 0 p.m. For extra adventurous people, you may opt for a midnight sail too.

Top Attraction:

The height from where you glide can go up to as high as 6000 meters.

Interesting Facts:

You don’t need to be perfect to indulge in this sport as the machine is controlled by aficionados.

Where To Stay:

Sarang by the Brook and numerous Homestays are available allowing you to enjoy a lot more than just parasailing.

Things to do:

Be fearless and have your enthusiasm at the top level to enjoy the otherwise intimidating ride.

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White Water Rafting:

whitewater rafting in MalaysiaAll the water activities aren’t just sailing or diving, some of them are really into the gushing waters. White water Rafting is common for the tourists who visit Malaysia primarily because the spot is often amidst the mountains and the view offered is absolutely breathtaking. But when you are rafting you forget all the views and simply flow with the gush!

Best Time to visit:

Summers are the best for this sport. These are between June and August.

Top Attraction:

The views of the majestic hills which circumference the river.

Interesting Facts:

There is a different site for every level of rafters.

Where To Stay:

Regalia Suites, Furama Bukit Bintang, Summer Suites KLCC apartments and a lot more options.

Things to do:

Wear your life jacket and remain undaunted.

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Sea Walking, Borneo:

sea walking in malaysiaScience has solutions for every problem and one such solution has been realized as a marvel in Malaysia. For those who fear swimming, diving and snorkeling can now try this wonderful solution where you wear a helmet above your head and don’t get wet! So step down into the waters and walk your way to observe the coral reefs, the colorful fish, turtles and other aqua flora and fauna.

Best Time to visit:

When the waters are clear, between the summer months of June to August

Top Attraction:

You walk with sea creatures under the water.

Interesting Facts:

You don’t even need to know how to swim and can step into the waters

Where To Stay:

Sepilok Nature Resort, Gardenia Resort, and Spa and Swiss Belinn Singkawang are some of the places in Borneo

Things to do:

Do not worry for pictures you get a  DVD for the walk you did. So just observe the reefs. the flora and the numerous creatures that will entice you.

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Cruising Kuala Lumpur:

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With a lot of water and water-based sports in Malaysia, cruising Malaysia is an absolutely delightful way to enjoy the waters without getting wet. Just relax and enjoy the tranquility of the waters while you also cover the travel on this cruise.

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Best Time to visit:

If you traveling to the west coast, then choose December to April else, April to October when on East Coast.

Top Attraction:

While cruising you can on the way admire Petronas Twin Tower, the caves and the Menara.

Interesting Facts:

The cruise ships are usually big and can accommodate about 5000 people including the crew.

Where To Stay:

Opt for a star cruise package, else on the ground numerous five-star luxurious places are waiting for you. Choose among the brands of Casa Del Rio, DoubleTree by Hilton, and many others

Things to do:

Click pictures, enjoy the cruise food with Malay Specialties.

Mangrove Boat Safari:

mangrove boat safari in malaysiaThis is a distinctive safari with not such a relaxed tour. This is more like exploring the biodiversity, the ecological system and natural elements of flora and fauna. This would certainly be one of the best opportunity for someone who loves nature and enjoys every feature that nature as bestowed upon us.

Best Time to visit:

Start as early as 9:00 a.m. and enjoy the day tour among the Tanjung Rhu Bay of Malaysia in Langkawi.

Top Attraction:

Lizards, Mud Crabs, Crocodile, and a lot more fauna you can manage.

Interesting Facts:

Eagle watching is yet another important sport.

Where To Stay:

Bambu Getaway, Villa Paddy, Alamanda Villas Langkawi are some of the places in Langkawi where you can stay.

Things to do:

Enjoy the floating restaurants on the river.

Langkawi:

langkawi MalaysiaThe place is known as the Jewel of Kedah and opens up for tourists for adventurous activities and relaxing stays. Enjoy the turquoise water and some beautiful resorts in Langkawi which also offers numerous water sports and amazing places for spas and relaxation. So when in Malaysia, you must enjoy your visit to Langkawi. Besides if you need some duty free alcohol, cigarettes, and chocolates then this is the place to be.

Best Time to visit:

Langkawi being on the west coast, it is good to visit between January and  March so you can get the tan.

Top Attraction:

Water sports and lot of water activities.

Interesting Facts:

There is no public transport on this island of Malaysia

Where To Stay:

Bambu Getaway, Villa Paddy and numerous places to stay and enjoy the sun and water.

Things to do:

What not to do here? Enjoy the spas, the sun, the tan, the waters and the sports.

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Batu Caves:

batu caves MalaysiaBatu, Gua Kelam, Tong Cave Temple, Gua Tempurung Cave are some of the limestone caves that are infamous for tourists from all over the world. The caves impersonate the religious aspects of Malaysia, especially the Batu caves which is also the most eminent heritage sites in the north of Kuala Lumpur.

Best Time to visit:

Between December to February

Top Attraction:

The limestone caves and the Murugan Statue at the Batu Caves

Interesting Facts:

The Batu caves represent the historical victories of the Gods of Malaysia.

Where To Stay:

Homestays are prominent places and some of them are La Ritz Homestay Gombak, Homestay Batu Caves and Haji Hamzah Homestay

Things to do:

Visit the Art Gallery and the Museum Cave at the base of the Batu Caves.

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Becoming a Pilot at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport:

If your desire to fly a plane isn’t yet fulfilled, then come to the Sultan Abdul Shah Airport and manifest it. Become a pilot for a day and fly like a stellar! You will not just get basic training, but would also be fulfilling a long term desire to fly high in the sky.

Best Time to visit:

From Early June to September and then from December to March

Top Attraction:

The certificate which is a proof of your valor as you get to fly a Cessna, Eurocopter, and Robinson planes.

Interesting Facts:

The training for flying a plane is given on the ground

Where To Stay:

U3 Hotel and variety of OYO hotels are in abundance at this place.

Things to do:

Drive for 20, 30 or 60 minutes according to your choice.

Putrajaya:

putrajayaIf flying above the sea is what you like and fear the deep sea waters, then opt for this safer water sport. Your parachute will be tied to a motorboat which would be controlled by a professional. This would take you against the wind and lashes of the air on your face would hit you back to reality. You will find nature as the supreme power as air gushing in the sky is far more than on the ground. So enjoy and wear your safety suit

Best Time to visit:

June, May and April are the best summer months for this activity.

Top Attraction:

The height and the flying are unmatchable to any other experience. You may also enjoy Hot Air ballooning.

Where To Stay:

Pulse Grande, Shangri-La, Marriott Hotel and a variety of budget and luxurious places

Things to do:

Visit the Putra Mosque, Seri Wawasan Bridge and of course the Putrajaya Lake

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Bungee Jumping:

bungee jumping in MalaysiaFrom kids to adults everyone wishes to do this sport once in their lifetime. And if you are in Malaysia, this could be that time to have a kickass jumping experience. Choosing Malaysia is ideal as the centers are certified and the jump is from 22 meters height, which is apt for beginners and kids. Go ahead and be at the brim to enjoy the jump!

Best Time to visit:

Its best to do in the daylight if kids are doing, so 10: 00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the evening is best. But adults usually seek to have this experience after 6:00 p.m.

Top Attraction:

The Jump lasts as long as 60 to 90 seconds and gives a lot of adrenaline rush.

Interesting Facts:

The beginners may try their luck and get over the fear at the Sunway

Where To Stay:

Sunway Pyramid Hotel, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa and many other villas and hotels for stay.

Things to do:

Jump, and enjoy other rides such as Lost City Scream coaster which are rather not for the faint-hearted.

Jungle Trekking at Taman Negara National Park:

Jungle trekking at taman nagra national parkThe Canopy of trees, along with waters as the bed can be found nowhere but at Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia. Along the water bed, the ropeway and some mud way need to be passed to be able to cover the trek.

The reason is it called Jungle Trekking is due to its landscape and the way the trees are bent and shaped. The trek is slippery and dangerous and only professional and experienced trekkers must plunge to taking this into consideration.

Best Time to visit:

Any time as the weather is tropical here.

Top Attraction:

The complexity of the trekking trail is one thing that attracts the experienced trekkers.

Interesting Facts:

This place features the longest rope walkway in the world and is about 130 years old rain forest.

Where To Stay:

Mutiara Taman Negara, HAN Rainforest Resort Taman Negara, and a few others in the region.

Things to do:

Enjoy the Night Jungle Walk, Fishing, Rapid shooting, and a hike to the Gunung Tahan can be done.

Melaka, Historic City:

malacca malaysiaGet to know the roots of Malaysia by visiting the Historic City of Melaka. The place has an old-world charm to it with the beautiful brick red structures, and small canopies selling some local stuff. Full of numerous old buildings with significance the historic city of Melaka brings a lot of enthusiasm for the history lovers.

Best Time to visit:

Dry months are best to visit, April, May, and October.

Top Attraction:

Jonker Street, Cheng Hoong Teng Temple, and St. Paul’s Hill are some of the top attractions.

Interesting Facts:

It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Where To Stay:

Hatten Hotel Melaka, River View Guest House,  Modern Cave Boutique Style and a few more can be chosen according to your budget.

Things to do:

Shop some antique goods, and visit the Night market.

Cameron Highlands:

cmaeron highlands malaysia Among the coastal areas of Malaysia, this hill station stands out for its greenery, and the lovely waves the mountains are made in naturally. The place is worth visiting and enjoying the sprawling landscape which looks very beautiful. The place also has a time tunnel and amazingly pretty farmlands.

Best Time to Visit:

All through the year is good as the weather is always pleasant.

Top Attraction:

Waterfalls, the landscapes are alluring and absolutely like a dreamy land.

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Interesting Facts:

It was established in 1930 and is one of the oldest places.

Where To Stay:

Heahtitude, The Lakehouse Cameron, Rain Forest Inn and lots more allowing you a vast choice to make.

Things to do:

Visit the Mossy Forests, Tunnel Gallery, museums and the green farmlands are breathtaking.

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Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak:

samenggoh nature reserve malaysiaA superb entrance and a gateway to unveiling wonderful fauna, you have reached the right place. Your visit here displays the philanthropist in you as you will be happy to see orphaned and injured animals being taken care of beautifully. The reserve takes special care of orangutan and has so far seen many orangutans going back to their natural homes.

Best Time to visit:

Best time to visit is during the feeding time that is morning 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and then 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Top Attraction:

The orangutans, the way they are fed and their development cycle.

Interesting Facts:

Established in 1975, the reserve has about 10000 species.

Where To Stay:

The Imperial Hotel, Kuching, a few OYO homestays and hotels are also available. Choose from the various options!

Things to do:

Learn how to feed the animals and what to feed them.

Petronas Twin Tower:

twin tower malaysiaCreating and then ticking the bucket list gives a joyful feeling which becomes manifold when you actually visit the place. Upon visiting the Petronas Twin Tower, you will feel like a speck as you climb the height of this 452-meter tall building.

With the surroundings of the building even more mesmerizing, a day falls short when visiting this astonishing wonder that touches the skyline. As you go up, a thrill is instilled in the body by looking towards the starting point.

The lifts take you to the sky bridge faster than expected and give an overwhelming view of the city. With one view over, you will be all the happier to be on the 86th floor and get the next 360-degree view from the deck. This usually is the first time for some experiencing height, therefore, it becomes a memorable moment.

Best Time to visit:

Visit any time of the year and any time of the day. If you wish to enjoy the light show then visit the Petronas Twin towers between 7 pm to 9 pm

Top Attraction:

The Sky bridge that is on the 41st floor and the light show.

Interesting Facts:

Petronas Twin Tower is made from glass facade and steel making the building the tallest twin structure in the world.

Where To Stay:

Holiday Inn Express, Oasis Suites Double Tree By Hilton are some of the popular luxurious stays in Kuala Lumpur.

Things to do:

Enjoy the light show, the restaurants at the premises and just the sky bridge would be enough to mesmerize you.

Menara KL Tower:

Menara KL Tower malaysiaThe highest point in the city of Kuala Lumpur is this broadcasting and Telecommunication tower in Malaysia. When you visit this tower on the Bukit Nanas do see the observation deck inside the tower. The tower provides a majestic and enticing view from the top and the city seems very beautiful.

Best Time to visit:

9:00 a.m. to 10: a.m.

Top Attraction:

The McDonald eating at the Tower.

Interesting Facts:

The building is 421 Meters High that has the highest McDonald’s in the city.

Where To Stay:

Yemala Suites, Alila Bangsar, the Ruma hotel are some of the wonderful places that you may choose to stay in.

Things to do:

Enjoy the food at the restaurants that are open there along with the one hour tour of the tower.

Aquaria:

aquaria malaysiaThe onset of a journey to Malaysia is a new beginning to comprehend the importance of marine life. You will be happy to know the positive results of maintaining the ecosystem by conserving marine life. Here you can expect not just sea creatures, but a lot more about them and the facts that amaze children.

You will be surprised to see easy access to some of the most dangerous species such as tiger sharks, lethal sea snakes, and bright coral fish. It is one of the places where you experience witnessing aquatic animals in their natural habitat.

Best Time to visit:

From Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Top Attraction:

Besides the sea creatures, you will witness the advanced technologies that are used to maintain the place.

Interesting Facts:

At Aquaria, that’s voted among the top five aquariums of the world you will understand how sea creatures live and the way they are fed.

Where To Stay:

Hotel Maya Kuala Lumpur, KLCC Apartment Suites, and Impiana KLCC Hotel and a lot more. Choose according to your budget.

Things to do:

Visit the KLCC park, Pavilion KL and numerous other places nearby

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Kuala Lumpur Night Tour:

The Nights in Kuala Lumpur is surely very interesting and worth being up all night. Being here is never like before experience as your infinite number of fireflies which not just enlighten the atmosphere but also your mind as you will know the reason why they are here. Not just that, along with the breathtaking view of the fireflies, you may also get some scrumptious seafood during the tour.

Best Time to visit:

Nighttime during the summers.

Top Attraction:

The fireflies and the amount of light they bring.

Interesting Facts:

Search for fireflies around the Berembang Trees.

Where To Stay:

Beautiful and Luxurious places such as PNB Perdana Hotel & Suites, Pacific Express Hotel Central Market, Arena Star Hotel.

Things to do:

Enjoy shopping,  partying and a lots more in KL.

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Malaysia can be deemed as a place of recreation with lots of natural elements. The coastal places, and the hills and even some historical evidence found at this place, make it a destination fit for tourists and travelers. Make the most of your sojourn in Malaysia while you take the tan and eat well and go back with some fresh and eternal memories only to come back again as one visit ain’t enough and two is too less.

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