If you are thinking of visiting the beautiful country of Malaysia, then there are some things that you just can’t miss. Check out my guide below to make sure you get the best break possible.
Did you realise that Malaysia is made up of the Malaysian peninsula and part of the neighbouring island of Borneo? Make sure you account for this in your planning and work out how you will get to others if you are in one of them.
When travelling to places in Asia from the UK, it is often the flights that cost the most money. By eating street food and shopping around for your accommodation, you can spend a little and live a lot. To find budget hotels in Malaysia, compare prices that your travel agent offers with online deals to save even more money.
Of course, no visit to Malaysia is going to be complete without a trip to the capital Kuala Lumpur. There are lots to do in the vibrant and sparkling city. If you are into a bit of retail therapy, check out the Petronas Towers. The world’s largest twin towers you can shop, grab a bite to eat and see the views of the city from here.
Another excellent place to visit is the Bird Park. With thousands of exotic birds, the Bird Park this is a great chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Another place that needs to be on your visit list is Malacca. Check out the Malacca Straits Mosque. A gorgeous, white imposing stature, with a beautiful stained glass arc set in the front. Remember that it is important to conduct yourself in a respectful manner so women should cover the arms and head when entering.
If you are in Malaysia, then you cannot miss the Batu Caves. A series of huge limestones caves, Batu is impressive on a grand scale. Do not miss the huge gold statue that stands sentry at the entrance to the caves, although it is pretty hard to miss as it is so big!
Pulau Dayang Beach
If all that exploring is tiring you out, why not head to the beach for a while to relax. There is lots of sandy coastline in Malaysia to choose from. One of the most beautiful places is the Pulau Dayang Beach. Crystal blue waters white sands and palm trees await you here. Perfect for a relaxing few days after the hectic pace of Kuala Lumpur.
If you’d like to experience a city other than the famous Kuala Lumpur, why not take a trip to Penang? With a growing arts scene, museums and temples to visit it is a much overlooked but impressive addition to any Malaysian tour.
The great thing about Malaysia is that not only is it a mix of cultures and religions but also of different and stunning landscapes. One of the most impressive ways to experience some of these landscapes is by taking a walk over the Sky Bridge in Langkawi Island. 700 ft above sea level, you get to walk above the tree canopy and look down at the landscape and forests below. I just hope you have a head for heights!