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05 Places to Visit in Malaysia – Discover the Undiscovered

Malaysia is undoubtedly one of Asia's top tourist destinations but did you know that apart from the promoted locations the country harbours a number of not well known but equally fascinating places.

1

Visit Selangor

Selangor is the first state you encounter when arriving by air in Malaysia. This peninsula circles the capital of Kula Lumpur and is home to some very interesting eco-tourism spots. The best known attraction in Selangor are the Batu Caves but you may find visiting Kuala Kubu Baharu (KKB) equally thrilling. Enjoy the beach vibes there or head into the jungles for some adrenaline pumping action. KKB is for the lovers of nature and outdoorsy tourists there you can look forward to river tubing and trekking around lush jungle trails. The place is also home to the Sunway Lagoon Theme Park and a fabulous collection of shopping malls.

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Sepang Coast

Also in the state of Selangor is the beautiful coast of Sepang. Home to the AVANI Sepang Goldcoast Resort this area is a for all nature lovers. Most famous is the Sepang International Circuit host to the Malaysia Grand Prix. Indulge in some extreme sports at this circuit while all manner of water sports are yours to savour along the golden coast. Known as the 'Hidden Gem of Malaysia' this coastal area is just the ticket for relaxing, chilling on endless golden sand beaches, heading out on wildlife tours, discovering eco villages and exploring the elephant sanctuary. Look for hotels in Sepang that hug the coast and you will be rewarded with sights of fiery sunsets, swimming in a turquoise blue ocean and the freshest seafood the area has to offer.

3

Langkawi Island

This is one of the better known locations that does deserve to be a part of this list. Although Langkawi is best known for its beaches, cable car rides and islands there are others such as eco-tourism. This comprises of mangrove tours in Tanjung Rhu as well as bird watching adventures. The best way to explore the island is by renting out a bicycle or motorcycle and heading into the forests where you can discover an exotic range of flora and fauna.

4

Maliau Basin in Sabah

Located on the island of Borneo Maliau Sabah is a basin found in the middle of the rainforest reserve in Sabah. The place promises loads of adventure, nature treks, bird watching and a chance to encounter unique wildlife. Mind you this is a location suited for adrenaline junkies and extreme sportsmen out for an adventure. The treks may take over a couple of days to complete and will prove to be very rewarding. One of the most exceptional places in Sabah one needs to reserve 3 to 10 days depending on your abilities, to explore Maliau Basin thoroughly.

5

Nusajaya in Johor

Nusajaya was thrown into the limelight when Malaysia's first Legoland was opened there. This is the last state on the southern strip of the country. The place is also home to Hello Kitty Town and the more recent Angry Birds Park. As you can guess Nusajaya is ideal for a family adventure.

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