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Top 10 tourist attractions in Malaysia – Simply extraordinary

Named after Britain’s King George the III, Georgetown is found in the Penang Island of Malaysia. The island has a strong Chinese influence and the population is mostly of Chinese origin. The colonial style architecture of the town’s houses still remains the same due to the strict government control. It is considered to have the mostunique architecture of Southeast Asia. The Penang national park, Snake Temple, KekLok Si Temple and WatBuppharam are some of the local attractions here.

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Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands

Ocean lovers need to put Perhentian Islands on the top of their travel itinerary to Malaysia. There are two islands here, the Perhentian Kecil that is the smaller one of the two and the ParhentianBesar. Boasting of fabulous beaches, amazing turquoise blue water and tall palm trees this is the ideal place for a seaside holiday. Snorkelling, swimming and diving are some of the adventure activities to enjoy during the daytime. In the evenings crowds gather at the resorts to enjoy a night of partying.

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Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands of Malaysia is and extensive hillside station named after British surveyor William Cameron who is said to have found the area in 1885. The soft, curvy hillside hosts the biggest tea plantations in the country. The cool and calm climate here with plenty of lush scenery and trekking trails attracts plenty of tourists each year.

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A Famosa

A Famosa

A historical fortress found in Malacca a state in Malaysia, ‘A Famosa’ translates to ‘The Famous’ in Portuguese. The fortress was built during the Portuguese reign in the early 1500s and continued to expand over the course of that century. Although today what is left is only the entrance gatehouse, it still stands as a symbol of the city’s past. In later times the Dutch and the British took possession of the city including A Famosa. The Malacca City has some other interesting sights such as the Stadthuys and JonkerStreewhichis popular for it’s historical sights.

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Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre

This is a great place for the whole family especially if you are travelling with kids. The Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre was opened in 1964 to reintegrate the lives of orphaned baby orangutans. Most of the animals in the centre were rescued from logging sites, plantations and illegal hunting. These orangutans are trained to survive in the wild and released back to their homes once they are prepared. There are nearly eighty animals living free within the reserve and the centre attracts a high number of visitors during the year.

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Langkawi

Langkawi

It is correct to say that Langkawi is the most popular island in Malaysia. Each year millions of visitors flock to embrace the natural beauty of this island. What’s interesting about the island is that it never feels overcrowded, so you can always look forward to a quiet beachside getaway. The highlight of Langkawi is the sunny beaches but there are also plenty of things for culture vultures and wildlife enthusiasts.

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Penang, Georgetown

Penang, Georgetown

Named after Britain’s King George the III, Georgetown is found in the Penang Island of Malaysia. The island has a strong Chinese influence and the population is mostly of Chinese origin. The colonial style architecture of the town’s houses still remains the same due to the strict government control. It is considered to have the mostunique architecture of Southeast Asia. The Penang national park, Snake Temple, KekLok Si Temple and WatBuppharam are some of the local attractions here.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur is an example of modern and developed Malaysia. When on holiday many visitors stay in Sepang Hotel, this gives them a chance to be close to the traditional life of Malaysia while being in convenient distance to Kuala Lumpur. The Petrona Towers were designed by an American Architect and was the world’s tallest twin buildings from 1999 to 2004.

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Taman Negara

Taman Negara

One of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world, Taman Negara features massive trees, hiking treks, waterfalls and the world’s longest canopy walkways. Some of the trails here permit visitors to walk without a guide. The Taman Negara is home to few of the world’s endangered species including the Asian elephant, rhinos, leopards and tigers. The sightings of the wild animals are rare unless you go with very, very experienced naturalist.

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Sepang International Circuit

Sepang International Circuit

Built for speed and adventuretheSepang International Circuit is one of the best racing tracks in the world. The complex occupies accommodation, shopping, golf as well as other exciting sport facilities. Many visitors who come for races at the circuit stays at AVANI SepangGoldcoast Resort.

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Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu

Raising up to 13,435ft the Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain inBorneo, a part of Malaysia. The mountain is known for it’s complex bio diversity with over 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds and 100 mammal species. Those who are physically fit, can easily climb the mountain without the aid of mountaineering equipment however it is important for a specialist guide to accompany the climbers at all times.