Tourism and Travel Guide Introducing Malaysia Travel
We want to introduce all these places in Malaysia Travel – dynamic cities, fabulous food, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests.
Why Travel to Malaysia?
Start exploring stunning Malaysia’s dynamic cities, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands, national parks in the rainforest and the fabulous Malaysian culinary heritage. Stunningly diverse, Malaysia is Southeast Asia’s shiny gem with hidden trails, full of surprises for holidays and adventure seekers.
You’ll find a wide range of attractions from backpacking, jungle trekking, hiking, snorkeling, surfing and diving off remote islands, a full cultural and gastronomic immersion in the colorful cultural heritage of the Baba Nyonya. Many of Malaysia’s highlights are perfect for family holidays and are easy to reach by rail or bus.
You can easily spend a week traveling between the UNESCO-listed towns of Penang and Melaka, with stop in Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur midway. We want to help first-time travelers to Malaysia to get the most out of each of your trips.
Most Malaysian travelers begin with big questions to see and do as much as possible.
Malaysia Travel Highlights
Most first-time travelers to Malaysia land in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) from here; you could visit the West Malaysia or East Coast on the Peninsular.
Malaysia the peninsula is affordable to easy to move around safely. The distances are short with easily available buses, trains, ferries, and flights.
For your next holiday, you could plan another trip to visit Sabah and Sarawak in East Malaysia.
Malaysia’s lush national parks, caves, and remote island paradise are the absolute highlights of a perfect holiday.
Popular Malaysia Travel Destinations
Before Penang Assam Laksa was ranked no.7 on the World’s 50 Best Foods by CNN, Malaysian have for decades made a beeline island’s real attraction, it’s Food & Drink.
Penang is highly developed with the northeast district crammed with holiday resorts and dotted with high-rises condos. What visitor love about the island is her street murals, artsy cafes, culture, heritage and again, food!
Penang’s events calendar has many highlights for its cultural Festivals that you won’t want to miss.
Taman Negara (National Park) is the oldest primary rainforest in the world at 130 million years (same age as the Amazon) has stood throughout human history when the dinosaurs roamed the earth. Best for adventure travel, you can trek with a guide into the rainforest.
The beautiful pristine Perhentian Islands on the East Coast are perfect for honeymoon & romance island holiday of snorkeling, diving in the turquoise crystal clear water.
Travel to Malaysia’s Popular Cities
Kuala Lumpur is the modern capital city of Malaysia, has the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers, expansive mall Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL. Gleaming skyscrapers are juxtaposed with 400 million years old Batu Caves, colonial architecture and the gastronomic delights of Jalan Alor Night Food Street.
Start your journey to visit Malaysia from Kuala Lumpur. You can see lots on a day’s layover on a multi-stop itinerary.
Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Surrounded beautiful beaches and towering limestone karsts, the duty-free island is home to many luxury resorts perfect for honeymoon and romance.
The Royal Langkawi International Regatta and Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) are annual events that draw an international community here.
Melaka is the historical trading port in the Straits of Melaka, rich with ancient landmarks; colonial structures a rich past and eclectic mix of cultural influences.
Visit the Portuguese Settlement, a unique community of Malaccan-Portuguese with their signature Kristang cuisine and creole language.
Pulau Pangkor is a relatively small island. The total surface area is only about 8 square km.
The quaint Chinese fishing village offers visitors a quiet stay with sandy shores, emerald waters – as the perfect quiet weekend getaway.
Kuala Terengganu retains the rustic and idyllic charms of rural villages.
Terengganu Malays have a strong state identity and kinship, love their local food and speak the same local dialect, Base Tranung.
Kuching is the main holiday destination in Sarawak evolved from a history fearsome tribal head hunters, and a white monarchy, to waterfront city with quality day trip options, museums, and Orangutans Wildlife Rehabilitation Centres.
Kinabalu Park in Sabah is Malaysia’s first World Heritage Site. The majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia standing at 4,095-metre.
The ultimate bucket list goal for many travelers is to attempt the challenge of climbing the iconic Mount Kinabalu.
Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia. It is formed by living corals growing on top of an extinct volcanic cone. Renowned for its abundant underwater biodiversity, this marine paradise is home to large pelagic species. You can see manta rays, sea turtles, barracuda, and sharks.
Kinabatangan River known for its remarkable Wildlife & Nature sustains one of the world’s richest ecosystems and home to Borneo’s indigenous Orangutan and Proboscis Monkey in the wild.
Danum Valley Conservation Area is a naturalists’ paradise. You will find the world’s most complex ecosystem and protected endangered wildlife species here.