The Top 10 Places to Visit in Malaysia

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Malaysia has diversity in landscapes, culture and activities. From travelling around Malacca’s historical places and the best view from Penang’s Hill. Malaysia is known with multi-racial country, to have this beautiful bond mixed well with others’ races are amazing to be learn by foreign people who lives in Malaysia. Other than that, exploring isolated islands and spending time in Borneo’s 130 million year old jungle, tourist have plenty of places to visit in Malaysia. Here are the top 10 places to visit in Malaysia.

Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands has been among the favorite places to visit in Malaysia whether for local or foreigners since the end of the 19th century. Due to the cold weather that people love for, strawberries and tea are the reasons why this place attracted for people to visit. The highlands range in altitude from approximately 1100 meters (3609 feet) to 1800 meters (5906 feet), producing a cooler and fresher climate. It’s not surprising that the Cameron Highlands became British Malaya’s largest hill station. Today, emerald green tea plantations dominate the skyline, along with strawberry and vegetable farms. Tourist enjoy the cooler climate and opportunities to go hiking.


Ipoh, the capital of Perak, has recently enjoyed a tourist boom, thanks to Perak 2017. Referred to as ‘The City of Bougainvillea,’ after the colourful flower and surrounded by rugged limestone hills, once unknown Ipoh is fast becoming a top place to visit in Malaysia. The historical core consists of colonial buildings and traditional shophouses, while a plethora of Buddhist and Hindu cave temples surround the city. Kellie’s Castle, an incomplete former colonial mansion, is a short drive from the city too.

Kellie’s Castle
Plethora of Buddhist
Ipoh Old Town
Colourful Spring

Kota Kinabalu

At first, Sabah ‘s capital, Kota Kinabalu, might not seem pretty. Yet there are miles of stunning orange-sand beaches, islands within 10 minutes and the famous floating mosque behind the malls and houses. Travel to Tanjung Aru Beach for one of the most stunning sunsets in Borneo or walk along Likas Bay and marvel at the islands and the coast. The Five Islands, renamed Tunku Abdul Rahman.

Tanjung Aru Beach
Marine Sea
Kinabalu’s Hill

Kuala Lumpur

It is the famed Petronas Twin Towers that anchor the vast Kuala Lumpur City Centre. Hailed as Kuala Lumpur’s Twin Gems, a visit to KL is simply not complete until you’ve seen these doppelganger structures. Other than that, The Colorful Chinatown is the paradise of a well-known bargain hunter who apparently never sleeps. It is profoundly imbued with the Oriental culture, heritage and history.

KLCC Twintower
Batu Cave


Langkawi Sky Bridge is a 125 meter long , curved pedestrian bridge offering an exhilarating (and often terrifying) view of the verdant Gunung Mat Cincang, Telaja Tujuh waterfalls, and several islets surrounding Langkawi. The pristine beaches of Langkawi – namely Datai Bay, Pantai Cenang and Tanjung Rhu – are also ranked among the best in the world, while the extensive roads provide easy access to its vibrant beaches.


Malacca City, the capital of the state of Malacca, is oozing with history and culture. Since 2008 the colonial city along the Straits of Malacca has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site and draws tourists for its architecture, food and popular Jonker Street Night Market. This ancient city not only endured periods under the Portuguese and Dutch, but the Sultanate of Malacca in the 15th century is commonly considered.


Penang still features as one of Malaysia ‘s best destinations to visit. The state distinguishes between Butterworth on the mainland and George Town on Penang Island, named for the pinang tree that looks like a palm-tree. George Town is a museum which is open. A large range of British homes, churches, and Fort Cornwallis are accessible in the colonial area. Cross the streets and see traditional shophouses.

Pangkor Island

Perak’s Pangkor Island, originating in Thai from ‘Pang Ko’ and translated into ‘Beautiful Island,’ consists of a small archipelago in the Malacca Strait. Formerly a haven for fishers, sailors and pirates and for decades remaining unchanged, Pangkor Island offers visitors the opportunity to explore a largely undeveloped tropical paradise. The key hobbies with a population of just 30.000 are relaxing on the beach, renting a motorbike and driving around the circumference of the island, as well as diving and snorkelling. Sunset View Chalet owner feeds up to 30 or more wild hornbills at 6:30pm each night in Teluk Nipah on the west coast.

Pulau sipadan

Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. It was formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone that took thousands of years to develop

Pulau Tioman

Time Magazine mentioned Pulau Tioman as one of the world’s most beautiful islands in the 1970s. Little has changed since the publication and Tioman Island, located off the east coast in the South China Sea, makes a top place to visit in Malaysia. With rich coral, untouched beaches and an interior filled with dense rainforest, the island offers a more secluded feel to the likes of Langkawi. Favourite activities include snorkeling and scuba diving, trekking in the jungle, touring the island on a motorbike or bicycle as well as visiting waterfalls

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