With the unforgettable tagline of “Truly Asia”, Malaysia can give an Asian experience that other countries couldn’t. It is a great country that successfully adapted the Asian customs and traditions to modern times. If you are going soon to this country, expect to be amazed at the views of nature, architecture, and adventure. Here are some Malaysian travel destinations.
The Legoland Malaysia Resort
This is the first on the list just in case traveling with the family could be a great idea. This is Asia’s first Legoland and the first theme park in Malaysia. It has more than 80 shows, attractions, and facilities that include the theme park, a water park, and the SEA Life Aquarium. There is also a Lego-inspired hotel nearby that has different themes depending on the one you would choose.
Petronas Twin Towers
Taking a photo under this skyscraper will complete your visit to Malaysia. This iconic landmark is the tallest twin building in the world, which is also one of the highest in the world. It has 88 stories that are visible in different places across the city. Suria KLCC, a shopping mall, is located on the ground floor of the building. Visiting the top of this architectural masterpiece will require tickets.
Sri Maha Mariamman Temple
This South Indian temple is known as Malaysia’s oldest functioning Hindu temple. It looks similar to Singapore’s Sri Mariamman temple. The attention to detail and design is an attraction itself. Early Indian immigrants consider this temple as one of the important places of worship, which now plays a role as a national and cultural heritage of Malaysia. When visiting, make sure to respect the temple by following its rules and regulations.
Leong San Tong Khoo Kongsi
This intricate building masterpiece is well-known across the globe for its 650-year-old ancestry, as well as its tightly-knit and protective congregation of structures and a splendid clan house. It participates in some of Malaysia’s important events such as Chinese New Year celebrations, where they open all the lights to accommodate the artists and performances.
For mountain climbers, try to reach the peak of the highest mountain in Borneo. It has been given a UNESCO World Heritage Status and houses thousands of different species of plants and animals. It is required as per the national park regulations for climbers to have an accredited guide, as they may experience altitude sickness.
The best hawker food can be seen on the Jalan Alor at Bukit Bintang. Located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, this is famous for foodies as restaurants offer inexpensive foods like the national dish – Nasi Lemak. There are a variety of foods available as the city has a significant number of immigrants, catering to different cuisines. Some say that this is one of the red-light districts in Malaysia.
Located in Gombak, Selangor, this is known to be one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. It is referred to as the ‘10th Caves’ as this is one of the four holy shrines that can be found in Malaysia, while the remaining 6 are in India. It is believed that the limestones that formed in the Batu Caves are estimated to be 400 years old. Two additional cave temples, Art Gallery Cave and Museum Cave are located at the foot of the hill and are also filled with Hindu statues and murals.
Panorama Langkawi SkyCab
This cable car ride is located at Langkawi Island, which will take riders up to 708 meters above sea level. The ride will take you up Machincang mountain from the base station, which is located at the foot of the mountain. This is said to be the most visited place in Langkawi, as it gives exhilarating 360 views of the area. It is available in different Gondolas at different prices.
If you are in Singapore, visiting Malaysia is just one bus away. This is the most affordable version instead of flying but may take 5 to 7 hours depending on the traffic situation. Take this opportunity where the country delivers the feeling of ‘Truly Asia’, as it was able to embrace the immigrants that have shaped the culture and tradition of the country.