Recommended things to do in Malaysia
1. Mount Kinabalu
Catch the sunrise on Mt Kinabalu, and challenge yourself to new heights on the world’s highest via ferrata located at 3,800 metres.
2. Dive at Sipadan Island
Jacques Cousteau declared Sipadan to be an “untouched piece of art”. This is the most beautiful diving spot in the world, and for good reason.
3. Observe KL from the World’s Tallest Twin Towers
It takes all of 41 seconds to shoot up to the midpoint of Petronas Twin Towers. Tickets to the skybridge run out fast, but how often do you get to feel on top of the world?
4. Delicious Hawker Food, Gurney Drive
If Penang is the food capital of Malaysia, Gurney Drive is the best of Penang on a plate. Hawkers fire up their woks and dish out street food fit for a king.
5. Cave Exploration at Mulu Caves
A massive network of caves, the Sarawak Chamber is capable of accommodating 40 Boeing 747 airplanes while the Deer Cave can fit five cathedrals the size of Saint Paul’s in LondonBuzzing with eager shoppers all day and all night, Jonker Street is a treasure trove of antiques, delicious street food and quirky keepsakes.
6. Homestay with the Locals
Experience first-hand the kampung (village) life, where time passes slowly, food is harvested from the backyard, and entertainment and games come sans batteries.
7. Proboscis Monkeys, Bako National Park.
With its long, protruding nose and large belly, the proboscis monkey strikes a comical figure. However, as an endangered species, sighting one is a rare treat.
8. Visit a Durian Farm
Nicknamed the king of fruits, the durian either commands gushing praises or leads to upturned noses. Savour the fruit fresh from the farm - and find out where you stand.
9. Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary
Bring along a spare change of clothes, and enjoy the experience of bathing with baby elephants while learning about the sanctuary’s rescue efforts.
10. Jungle Tracking at Taman Negara
At an estimated 130 million years old, the feeling you get as you enter one of the world’s oldest rainforests and richest ecosystems is nothing short of Amazing.
11. Afternoon Tea and Scones in Cameron Highlands
The British came and left, but not before passing on their penchant for a cuppa tea. Sip on hot Cameronian tea while nibbling freshly baked scones at this cool hill station.
From cheap night markets to high-end malls, Malaysia is a shopper’s paradise. Malaysia was recently ranked fourth best for shopping in global news network (CNN) survey.
13. Ecounter Orang Utans in Sepilok, Sabah
They may be nicknamed the “Wild Man of Borneo”, but orphaned or displaced orang utans have trouble surviving in the wild. The Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary helps them relearn basic survival skills.
14. Dinner with a city view
Dine at atmosphere 360o, an elegant revolving restaurant situated 282m above ground level located at the tallest tower in southeast asia – Menara Kuala Lumpur.
15. A garden in the heart of the city
Lake gardens Kuala Lumpur (Taman Tasik Perdana) is a two lake tropical park covering 91.6 hectares in the centre of Kuala Lumpur. Attractions includes butterfly park, bird park, orchid park, petting zoo, playground and many more.