Are you planning to take a trip to an Asian country? Being one of the top three countries visited in Asia, Malaysia can be a great choice. The country is divided into two major landmasses and the South China Sea is between them. The western part, West Malaysia is a part of a peninsula neighboring with Thailand and the eastern part, East Malaysia is situated on the Borneo island. Different colonial rule has created a unique ethnic diversity with a peaceful mixture of culture, cuisine and religion. This country abounds in a great deal of geographical diversities such as tropical rainforests, fertile highlands, islands, mountains, sea beaches and coast lines. So, here’s a list of places to visit in Malaysia to modify your plan clearly and then apply for Malaysia Tourist Visa.
1. Melaka (Malay Peninsula):
Melaka, a southwest coast situated next to Malacca Strait, is an important sea route to reach India and China. For this particular reason, Melaka was an apple of discord among Indian, Portuguese, British and Dutch governments. In the 15th -century during Malacca Sultanate, Melaka witnessed it’s ‘Golden Age’ but the post colonialists added the beauty to a great extent.
St Paul’s Church, A Formosa Fort, the official residence of the Dutch governor and a plenty of museums are top attractions of Melaka. For historical value, Melaka was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008.
2. Cameron Highlands (M P):
When you are in Cameron Highlands, you are in the midst of unending greenery. In 1885, the place was discovered by William Cameron, a British surveyor and it is still a place of tourist attraction. Rise of temperature in the day and fall at night is a unique climatic feature here.
Besides tea garden, you will see strawberry and vegetables farms, butterfly gardens, greenhouse flower gardens here. It is also a place for trekking and hiking. Golf playing is a great opportunity since golf courses are available.
3. Kuala Lumpur (M P):
It is one of the top visited cities in the world. If you are flying to Malaysia you will definitely descend on Kuala Lumpur. It was a small village earlier but now it has turned into the country’s federal capital and largest metropolis. You don’t have to flee from Kuala Lumpur as soon as you get there because the city is worth visiting.
You can visit Merdeka Square, Chinatown and the famous Petronas Towers, Perdana Lake Gardens, and Menara KL Tower shortly after you reach there. You can also enjoy a variety of culture and food in the capital as the place is a combination of Malay, Chinese and Indian people.
4. Penang (M P):
Like Melaka, Penang is also situated near Malacca Strait. It is a northwest island in the Malay Peninsula. The name Penang came from penang tree which is similar to palm tree. Francis Light established Georgetown in 1786 and after Strait settlements it became a British Crown colony. It is also known as the ‘Silicon Valley of the East’.
It was entitled as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008 because it combines both eastern and western culture. Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion, Fort Cornwallis, Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Botanic Gardens, St George’s Church, The Queen Victoria Memorial Clock Tower are some of the tourist spots in Penang. It is a city of festivals, museums, architecture and cuisine especially street foods. Gurney Drive in Penang will serve you a rich variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines which is pretty tempting.
5. Kota Kinabalu (East Malaysia):
Kota Kinabalu is the capital of the Sabah State in Malaysian Borneo. Tourism and industrialization have made KK one of the fastest growing cities in Malaysia. Behind the commercial buildings, there are national parks, rainforests, tropical islands, wildlife refuges and Malaysia’s tallest peak, Mount Kinabalu.
Not so far from the city, the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park including five small islands provides you with swimming, snorkeling and diving. The magnificent floating mosque, some
untouched jungles and beautiful orange-sand coastline will soothe your eyes.
6. Langkawi (M P):
The Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi Island was given a World Geopark status by UNESCO in 2007. Langkawi is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea. Besides these islands, there are some mentionable beaches such as Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Burau Bay, Pantai Kok, and Datai Bay. After sunset you can enjoy music in the bars and restaurants to make your evening more colourful.
Cable car and sky bridge at the top of the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang can be a fascinating experience and a visit to Art in Paradise, a 3-Dimensional art museum will add your pleasure. The Kilim Karst Geoforest Park is a notable place for biodiversity. Your trip is incomplete without a cruise on a yacht and it is possible in Langkawi.
7. Tioman Island:
Accompanied by eight nearby islands, Tioman Island has been declared as marine parks and marine reserves. It has also been rated as one of the world's most beautiful islands by TIME Magazine in the 1970s. It is situated off the southeastern coast of Malaysia in the South China Sea. It is similar to Langkawi in many ways. The island provides affordable hotels with basic accommodation. It is full of tourist attraction such as Tekek Village, Air Batang also known as ABC, Minang Cove, Asah Waterfall, Bagus Place Retreat, Juara Turtle Project, Salang, Panuba Bay.
A quick ride on a speed boat, snorkeling and scuba diving can be chosen in water. In the interior rainforest hiking and trekking sounds fun. You can also hang around the island on a motorbike or bicycle.
8. Selangor (M P):
Among the 13 states of Malaysia, Selangor is the most developed. Containing more than one city establishes it as a modern city. A large number of shopping malls are found here. Some attractive places in Selangor are I-City, the National Zoo of Malaysia, the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah Mosque, Sunway Lagoon and Sepang International Circuit, a place for Formula One racing. Casino de Genting – Malaysia’s only casino that is situated in Genting Highlands can give you a flavor of Vegas in Malaysia. Selangor is also a place for massage and spa.
Apart from its urbanistic qualities, Selangor holds a great natural appeal as well. Bagan Lalang, Sepang Gold Coast, Batu Laut Beach and Morib Beach are located in Selangor. Batu Caves is a sacred place for the Hindus. Other places to carry you to the lap of nature are the Firefly Sanctuary, Kuala Selangor Natural Park, Malaysia Agriculture Park Bukit Cerakah, Commonwealth Forest Park etc.
9. Gunung Mulu National Park (East Malaysia):
After Mount Murud, Mount Mulu is the top highest peak in Sarawak state in Malaysia. It has been enlisted by UNESCO as World Heritage Site in 2000 because of its having a unique rock formation known as The Pinnacles. It is the world’s largest cave chamber by surface area, as well as one of the largest cave passages on Earth. The Sarawak Chamber is nearly 2,000 feet long and over 260 feet high and it is a pretty huge space. Another large cave, the Deer Cave is the is one of the largest single cave passages in the world. Benarat Cavern, Cave of the Winds, and Clearwater Cave are also located nearby.
Gunung Mulu National Park is rich in flora and fauna. You can see gibbons, orangutans,
rhinoceros hornbills, Sumatran rhinoceroses, sun bears and some species of bats here. You may get there by taking a fly from Mulu Airport after you have completed Malaysia Visa Online Apply.
10. Perhentian Islands (M P):
The Perhentian Islands is situated off the coast of northeastern Malaysia near the Thai border. The name Perhentian means "stopping point" in Malay and it is used by traders traveling from Malaysia to Bangkok. The islands consist of two islands, Pulau Perhentian Besar is the bigger one and Pulau Perhentian Kecil is the smaller one. The big one used by the ‘big guns’ such as wealthier visitor, honeymooners because of its higher class of accommodation and services. On the other hand, the small one is for the budget seekers.
Most of the people enjoy swimming, sunbaking, sitting on the sand here. You can also enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, sea-kayaking and turtle conservation volunteering. It is a seasonal place to visit and July is the busiest month but it remains empty in the winter season.
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