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5 amazing places to visit in Malaysia – explore a true Asian jewel

Whether you want to reside in the city, move out to the hills or go on a shopping spree like no other, Malaysia would best serve a multitude of interests, and provided are 5 areas that must be visited.


Genting Highlands

Located about 114 km from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the thrilling yet moving scenes of Genting Highlands which will soon have you delighting in Malaysia's outdoors and leisure culture. From being able to travel by cable car through verdant mountains, pausing by to take in the atmosphere of the Chin Swee Caves Temple to spending some time amidst the pageantry which envelops Butterfly Wonderland Genting; one's thirst for adventurous pursuits will surely be quenched once within the inviting environs of Genting Highlands.


Legoland Malaysia

A visit to Legoland Malaysia ticks both the education as well as the entertainment boxes on your travel itinerary and features as a 'must do' when scheduling a holiday to the country. Comprising a selection of enjoyable rides, learning programmes for the kids coupled with an array of restaurants that serve succulent fare from across the globe including the best of Malaysian food; Legoland Malaysia can be easily covered in not more than 4 hours. Thus, for a family picnic or outing with your best friends, look no further than Legoland Malaysia and all it stands for.


Penang Island

Located on Malaysia's northwestern coast is the stunning isle of Penang. With a vast array of tourist hotspots to venture out to and unearth, one's time in Penang Island is sure to go off outstandingly well. Regardless of one being a culture buff, a keen shopper, or a passionate foodie; Penang will serve up a myriad of things to do by which you may learn of one of the country's most sought after regions in its entirety. An air of colonial charm will greet you here with a spread of colonial architectural symbols such as Fort Cornwallis appearing as an unmistakable element of the area's cultural make-up. One may also visit temples in the likes of the Goddess of Mercy Temple whose craftsmanship is topnotch whilst the brilliance & finesse of the street murals of Penang arguably, stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the more popular landmarks in Malaysia such as those found within the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.


Kuala Lumpur

No description of Malaysia would ever be complete without even the mere mentioning of its capital city, Kuala Lumpur. The bustling locale spells diversity with a capital 'D' as it is home to a number of cultures that add to the allure and charm of what makes Kuala Lumpur a truly global metropolis to stay or vacation in. For the ultimate outdoor experience in Malaysia, few would match up to the value and variety that KL boasts of. Therefore, you may see yourself shopping for local best buys along Petaling Street and further, for global brands at Bukit Bintang's glamorous mall of Pavilion Kuala Lumpur during the morning, exploring the Islamic Arts Museum and Chinatown in the afternoon before calling by the glorious Petronas Twin Tower during nighttime for a truly riveting city tour. Also, in terms of accommodation, facilities such as The Kuala Lumpur Journal Hotel which is a 4-star hotel in KL might be considered as one's base when choosing to spend time in the capital.



A far cry from the skyscrapers of corporate Malaysia, the region fondly referred to as Boreno ought to retain a considerable degree of importance and relevance ahead of your next visit to the country. This is largely in part to the fact that the island is found teeming with floral and faunal species that would make any heart melt. A good way to absorb and appreciate all there is to Borneo is to include aspects of this wonderful isle on your itinerary so that you would have plenty to look back on. As an example, call by the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where the ins and outs of this primate species can be learnt of before taking time to embark on a cruise on the waters of the Kinabatangan River.