Interesting Places to see around Malaysia
Malaysia is an intriguing blend of history, art, nature and food in the southeast Asian continent. Separated by the South China Sea, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia are home to an array of landscapes ranging from beaches and rainforests to UNESCO-certified heritage sites and a magnificent skyline starring the famous, Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Due to the immensity of beaches and vivid marine life, Malaysia also offers excellent scuba diving spots.
Kuala Lumpur is the most popular city of the multi cultural country, Malaysia. With skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other, Kuala Lumpur has its own night life. It is an enclave within the state of Selangor.
Langkawi is often referred to as the Jewel of Kedah, as a result of its lush natural and tropical beauty. It is a group of islands located in the clear Andaman Sea and is also a duty-free zone! Spread out with clean beaches, sparkling blue waters and forests, Langkawi is a tourists paradise. Also known as Langkawi Permata Kedah or Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, the 99 islands that make up this place are an ideal spot for some rest and relaxation. The choicest seafood, tons of spas and other fun activities will make your stay in Langkawi real fun.
Penang is located in Malaysia, and consists of two main parts. One is Penang Island, which also includes the city’s capital George Town. The other is Seberang Perai. Penang has been dubbed The Pearl of The Orient as well as The Silicon Valley of The East. It is commercially progressive and is an industrialised state with a thriving economy.
Located in Pahang, Genting Highlands is a beautiful hill station in Malaysia which is only an hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Dubbed as the “City of Entertainment” is renowned for its spirited nightlife, luxury hotels, huge shopping complexes and world-class casinos.
Kota Kinabalu, commonly referred to as KK, is the capital of Sabah. The city lies on the fringes of the South China Sea and also hosts Mount Kinabalu. KK also forms the gateway to the Borneo Island. KK is a coastal city, looking out on sparkling waters. Tourists throng this place each year and visit the many markets and beaches. Another popular landmark of this city, apart from Mount Kinabalu of course, is the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque, located on the waterfront. The city also claims to have some of the best sunsets on the continent!
Located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, Johor is a Malaysian state consisting of highly diverse rainforests and is renowned for its beaches. The jungles of Johor have a wide array of plant and animal species and there is a huge network of rivers which originate from the mountains and hills and are spread across the west, south and east. The state of Johor provides a perfect insight into the Malay culture, tradition and history and is famous for its diversity in language and ethnicity.
Located in Malaysia, Putrajaya also referred to as the Federal Territory of Putrajaya is a city situated towards the south of Kuala Lumpur. Putrajaya is known for its well built late 20th-century architecture of the Putrajaya Mosque and Iranian style architecture of the Putra Bridge which overlooks the famous man-made Putrajaya Lake.
The popular capital of Penang, George Town is a colourful Malaysian city that has also been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. George Town is the second largest city in Malaysia. You will find a very relaxed and calm atmosphere in this city, with shops opening post noon. The city is rich in architecture, in that there are several beautifully built colonial buildings here. George Town is also very famous for its food _ at the stalls of street hawkers, in particular.
Melaka was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, in 2008. It is a city that is culturally rich and also has a number of historical sites for visits. There is also a little river running through the city, providing it with a calm, peaceful aura. Melaka is a city that boasts of lots of good food, apart from its cultural attractions. From the famous Christ Church to the busy night markets, there is lots to do in the city, for every kind of traveller. When you are here, try out the Nyonya cuisine in particular, for its wonderful flavours.
Explore the Hipster Capital of Malaysia in style at Ipoh, Malaysia’s third largest city that has recently shot to fame as an offbeat destination for lovers of adventure, art, heritage, and architecture. From exploring breathtaking limestone caves and kayaking along the Kinta River to trying out the famous Ipoh white coffee and strolling through the city to find gorgeous street art, this city has much to offer!
Taman Negara is a national park in Peninsular Malaysia. It was established in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park after Theodore Hubback lobbied the sultans of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan to set aside a piece of land that covers the three states for the creation of a protected area. It was renamed Taman Negara after independence, which means “national park” in Malay. Taman Negara has a total area of 4,343 km2 and it is one of the world’s oldest deciduous rainforests, estimated to be more than 130 million years old.
Desaru Coast is a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia’s most anticipated new tourism developments creating a unique blend of globally renowned resorts and villas, a riverside dining haven, a conference centre championship golf courses and a fun-filled adventure waterpark. It provides the perfect escape for the discerning traveler, be it leisure, a golf getaway or simply for those in need of an adventure. This premium integrated destination lets you be your ideal self, anywhere along the 17km of unspoiled beachfront.