A land of Diverse Culture
Malaysia is a well-known Southeast Asian country and has become popular Financial and business hub of this region in a very short period of time. The country is famous for its magnificent beaches, lush green highlands and jungles, delicious cuisines, picture perfect islands and its Unesco World heritage sites.
Malaysia is a federal state located in Southeast Asia. It has two main areas divided by the South China Sea, West Malaysia (bordered with Thailand in the North and Singapore in the South) and East Malaysia (the northern part of Borneo Island, which is bordered with Indonesia in the South and Brunei in the North).
Kuala Lampur is a capital of Malaysia, which is a home to busy shopping areas and colonial buildings. While Penang, Langkawi, Johor Bahru, Pahang are its famous cities and districts for its tourists to visit.
Malaysia is a multirelgious country. However, Islam is an official religion of the country majority population is Muslim, while Buddhism, Christianity and Hinduism are also common religions here. Therefore, besides Muslims, Chinese and Hindus can be seen there. The country has many cultural influences that depicts in their architecture and cuisines.The official language of the country is Malay or Bahasa Malaysia. However, English is also spoken and understandable there.
Best Time to visit Malaysia
As Malaysia has been divided into two main areas, so it has two different suitable time to visit.
December – February (WEST)
May – September (EAST)
March – September
Things to see and Activities to-do in Malaysia
Malaysia offers so much exciting things to do and see. A visitor can enjoy variety of things from hiking to diving, shopping to tasting cuisines. Therefore, here is a list of never missing activities to do and spots to visit.
Visit to Patrons Twin Towers
As we all know that these towers are a trade mark of Malaysia. This iconic sight is located in the capital city Kuala Lampur. It is also known as the tallest twin towers of the world. It shows the Islamic art and represents the Muslims majority in Malaysia. The main attraction is a walk over bridge that joins the two towers, from where a visitor can admire the bird’s eye view of the city.
Admire the amazing architect of Malaysia’s National Mosque
Malaysia’ National mosque is a marvelous piece of art that reflects the Islamic architecture. It can accommodate more than 15 thousand worshippers at the same time. It is located in Kuala Lampur and attracts the visitors all over the world. Always keep in mind the dress code before visiting this holy place.
Admire the Batu Caves –the Vibrant Rainbow Stairs
If you are in Kuala Lampur, then don’t forget to visit Batu caves that consists of 272 –step rainbow stairs that leads to lime-stone hills. In front of the caves is a large gold –colored statue. It’s a best picture perfect place for visitors. If you really want to enjoy it in less crowded timings, then be an early bird…!
See Asian culture at Little India
Little India is also known as Brickfields which is located few minutes away from KL Central, the city’s railway station. If you are fan of Indian food, then this is a best place to visit. especially, in evening its streets are lightened up and small restaurants buzz with food lovers.
Soak some sun at Langkawi
Langkawi island is famous for both honeymooners and back packers. If you really want to take a break from hustling city life, then move Langkawi and enjoy serenity among glistening sea water. You can find many souvenir shops nearby.
Langkawi Sky bridge
Langkawi bridge is the most amazing spot where you can experience views from world’s steepest cable car. The shape of the bridge provides you a chance of changing a scenery from every point. It attracts the travelers from all over the world.
Seven wells Water Falls (Telaga Tujuh)
It’s a most impressive waterfall that is near to the top of the sky bridge. The waterfall on island gets its name from the seven pools that fall creates at different levels. You can also enjoy the view of waterfall while riding on cable car.
Admire the culture in Malacca
Malacca is also known as ‘The Historic State’. If you are a history lover, then it’s a best place for you, as it has a number of museums, galleries and historic architecture. Earlier, the place was under the control of Portuguese that can be seen in its infrastructure.
Wander around Penang Island
Penang is an island and Unesco World Heritage site. Tourists visiting Penang can enjoy a variety of activities and attractions, including:
Explore Georgetown: Take a walking tour of Georgetown’s historical streets, admire its street art, and visit cultural landmarks such as Fort Cornwallis and the Khoo Kongsi Clan House.
Visit the beaches: Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, and water sports at the beaches of Batu Ferringhi, Monkey Beach, or Tanjung Bungah.
Visit the Botanic Gardens: Stroll through the lush vegetation, waterfalls, and wide variety of plants and animals at the Penang Botanic Gardens
Climb Penang Hill: Take the Penang Hill Railway to the top of Penang Hill and enjoy panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscape.
Attend cultural festivals: Participate in cultural events such as the Chinese New Year, Dragon Boat Festival, or the International Food Festival to experience the local culture and cuisine.
Visit temples and museums: Explore the many temples and museums in Georgetown, including the Kapitan Keling Mosque, the St. George’s Church, and the Penang Museum & Art Gallery.Shop at local markets: Browse for souvenirs, textiles, and local handicrafts at markets such as the Chowrasta Market or the Little India Market.
Spend some time at Pahang
Pahang is a state located in the central region of Peninsular Malaysia and is known for its natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and outdoor activities. Here are some popular things to do for tourists visiting Pahang:
Visit Taman Negara National Park: Taman Negara is one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world and offers opportunities for jungle trekking, bird watching, and rafting.
Visit the Royal Town of Pekan: Explore the historical sites and cultural landmarks of the royal town, including the Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and the Pekan Royal Museum.
Relax at Cherating Beach: Cherating is a popular destination for surfers and beach lovers, offering a variety of water sports, such as surfing and kayaking, as well as yoga and meditation retreats.
Visit the Royal Belum State Park: Take a guided tour of the lush tropical rainforest, with opportunities for bird watching, fishing, and wildlife viewing.
Enjoy the waterfalls of Janda Baik: Take a hike to the scenic waterfalls, including the Seven Wells and the cascading waters of Jeram Toi.
Visit the Royal Palace of Pahang: Explore the grand palace, which serves as the residence of the Sultan of Pahang.
Visit the Orang Asli Museum: Learn about the culture and history of the indigenous people of Malaysia at the Orang Asli Museum.
Go fishing in the river: Take a fishing trip along the Pahang River, one of the most famous fishing spots in Malaysia, and catch a variety of freshwater fish species.
Visitors can reach Pahang by flying into the Kuala Lumpur International Airport and then traveling by road or by taking a train from other parts of Malaysia. Pahang is well-connected by road and public transportation, making it easy to explore its many attractions.
Tips Before visiting Malaysia
- ack your clothes according to the weather
- Dress casually but keep in mind modesty
- Always keep your voice down, as it considers rude to speak loudly there
- Respect religious spots
- Vaccinate (Hepatitis and Typhoid) yourself before visiting the country
- Restrict yourself from drugs as it may lead to strict penalties
- Avoid Tap water
- Although Malaysia is a safe country. However, avoid to travel late at night
Hope you will be able to travel easily with our guiding tips.