Malaysia has so much to offer every type of traveller. Whether you love to be surrounded by the bright lights of the city or want to go trekking through remote wilderness, Malaysia has it. Here are a few must see attractions depending on your style of travel:
The nature lover – Borneo
If you love nature and wildlife, you have to take a trip to Borneo. Here you’ll be able to see orang-utans in their natural habitat and explore rainforests rich with exotic animals. From rainforest canopy walks to exploring these incredible place by boat, it’s more than worth the cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur.
The culture buff – Penang
Located on the northwestern part of the Peninsular, Penang is rich in culture and history. The colonial city, Georgetown, was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can see historic homes, museums and a fort where tourists can learn all about Malaysia’s history. This beautiful island is also considered one of the best places in all of Southeast Asia to try an amazing array of street food. In fact, many people visit Penang just for the food, it’s that good!
The adventurer – Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia. It stands at 4,092 meters high and is located in Borneo in the northern part of the State of Sabah. For those wanting to climb the mountain, it’s advised to head to Kota Kinabalu which is the closest town to the foot of the mountain trail. While it doesn’t snow on the peak, temperatures can get quite low so come prepared!
The city explorer – Kuala Lumpur
Most people fly into Kuala Lumpur first but usually for only a few hours. This city itself is worth a visit with plenty to see and do. Visit the stunning Petronas Twin Towers, the historical Merdeka Square and go shopping at one of the many multi-level malls. This is a city that’s made a reputation as having some of the best shopping hotspots in the world.
The diver – Sipadan
Sipadan Island is easily one of the best diving spots in the world. Now a protected marine park, visitors need to stay on nearby islands during their visit. While conditions are usually very good for diving, the currents can become strong so more advanced divers are best to enjoy this incredible underwater world.