Malaysia is a friendly nation and is one of the most cherished destinations in Asia. The extremely diverse country of Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea. One side of Malaysia constitutes city life with modern towns, colonial buildings, tea plantations and the other side of the country include the widespread forests and jungles. With so much diversity in its architecture, culture, and landscapes, Malaysia has multiple perspectives that travelers can enjoy. If you are planning your travel, here is our list of the best things to do in Malaysia:
- Get a Panoramic view of the city from Petronas Twin Towers
While traveling to Malaysia, make sure to visit the incredible Petronas Twin Towers which are the world’s tallest twin structures. The twin tower is located in the Kuala Lumpur City Centre and there is no view like it. It is one of the best Kuala Lumpur attractions. The architecture of these awe-inspiring twin towers is inspired by Islamic architecture and the buildings mostly house the corporate headquarters of the Petronas Company. The buildings at Petronas Towers buildings were designed with both towers joined at the 41st and 42nd floors which is 175metres above street level by a double-decker Sky Bridge which is 58 meters long. The stunning Petronas Twin Towers is stretched on its sides to the KLCC Park which comprises of a jogging track, walking paths, a water fountain and a wading pool for children.
- Explore the Underwater Universe at Sipadan Island
Sipadan is an oceanic island in Malaysia, 600 meters above seabed. Formed by living corals, Sipadan Island is the best place for a relaxing getaway. A diving vacation in Sipadan Island is on every adventure enthusiast bucket list. The island attracts a huge amount of diverse marine life from the amazing open sea. Sipadan is a small treasure of the most diverse species of aquatic flora and fauna surrounded by crystal clear waters. The most popular diving sites in Sipadan are Turtle Cavern, Barracuda Point, South Point, and Hanging Gardens. The island offers boat safaris and snorkeling for all age groups.
- Embrace the local heritage at Sarawak Cultural Village
If you are interested in knowing about the local cultural heritage of Sarawak, visiting this Cultural village should be on top of your list. The Sarawak Cultural Village is also called “Living Museum”. It features seven different longhouses of the different native tribes. You can have a first-hand experience of its local customs and traditions which are a reminder of its rich native history. You will be amazed to witness the tribal dance, music and learn about their lifestyles. Its people are welcoming towards visitors and are happy to showcase their culture. Also, make sure to relish the traditional local food before you leave for your next spot.
- Take a trip by North Borneo Railway
One of the best things to do in Malaysia is to take a trip into the history on a 1900s steam train or a retro-styled railway carriage, the North Borneo Railway. This train rides about 83 miles from Tanjung Aru to Papar which is apt for nostalgia loving travelers. Riding this train is the best way to see local villages with old houses built on stilts and rice paddies. You can also savor the Asian and Continental cuisine meals as you journey in one of five refurbished carriages with vintage seat upholstery. It’s an experience of its unique kind which will offer you a lifetime of memories.
- Be a child again at Legoland
Legoland is a world-class theme park in Johor, Malaysia. It is the only theme park of its kind in South East and East Asia. It is a perfect place to have fun with your entire family. As its name suggests, the theme park is a celebration of those building blocks. It features attractions like Mini Land, with miniature Lego versions of iconic Asian monuments like the Angkor Wat and Taj Mahal. The theme park has something for everyone, tourists of all age groups enjoy the rides and activities. The theme park has a Water Park and Lego City for the kids to have fun and engage in roleplays.
- Go Trekking at Taman Negara
Taman Nagara, Malaysia’s National Park is one of the most ancient tropical rainforests in the world, estimated to be around 130 million years old. It is the oldest protected area in the country. The National Park is popular amongst backpackers and adventure enthusiasts as it acts as an ideal destination for river cruising, camping and jungle trekking. It is blessed with incredible lush greenery with stunning waterfalls. You can find here one of the world’s longest canopy walkways which is a must-see while visiting the National Park. It is the best place to witness nature’s diversity and abundance which makes it one of the richest ecosystems.
- Enjoy the Nightlife in Genting Highlands
Genting Highlands is a breezy resort town that is also known as the City of Entertainment. It is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia for a fun getaway with friends or family. It is located at a height in the green hills and mountains. The Genting highlands is popularly known as the Las Vegas of Asia due to its high-end casinos and amazing nightlife. Its popular tourist attractions like Snow World or the Ripley’s Believe It or Not are apt for families and groups. Do not forget to witness the fabulous Arena of Stars that often features incredible performances and concerts.
- River safari in Sabah
Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah and it is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems in the entire world, especially around its lower basin. A river safari in Sabah is one of the must things to do in Malaysia and to discover Kinabatangan's rich ecosystem along with its abundant wildlife. If you are a wildlife enthusiast, this river safari offers you the chance to witness some of the most exotic species like Proboscis monkeys, Sumatran rhinos and Asian elephants. A night safari in Sabah is the best thing to do if you love to catch a view of many nocturnal animals in their natural habitat and lose yourself in the lush green surroundings.
Our comprehensive list of incredibly fun things to do in Malaysia would help you to plan your travel and explore the main activities and Malaysia tourist spots. The country has a variety of activities to offer where you can enjoy without burning a hole into your pockets. You can explore this beautiful country with special Malaysia Vacation Package from PLM holidays and experience a hassle-free travel experience.