You might have traveled to lot of different countries and seen many awesome things before, but I bet you still left one country to explore. Malaysia! As being a citizen of Malaysia, I'm always proud to share the great joy of living in Malaysia to my foreign friends. I hope this blog can increase your desire of visiting Malaysia, and also gain some useful information as well.
First of all, Malaysia is a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-religion country with a population of about 20 million people who practice various religions. Most of the Malaysian are able to speak 3 languages, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, and English, so it wouldn't be a big deal for travelers to communicate in Malaysia.
Kuala Lumpur: The capital of Malaysia. If you like busy-city kind of feel, it will be the great place for you!
1. Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers are one of the most iconic building in Malaysia, it also once the tallest buildings in the world, and are connected by a skybridge. You are able to walk on the skybridge, and have a majestic view of the whole Kuala Lumpur. For ticket purchasing, click here: https://www.petronastwintowers.com.my/en/tickets
2. Menara KL Tower
Menara KL TOWER is the seventh tallest telecommunication tower in the world and the tallest in Southeast Asia. Standing at 421m and located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia, they offer a unique blend of Cultural, Adventure and Nature experience not found anywhere else in the world. For ticket purchasing, click here: https://www.menarakl.com.my/index.php/online-ticketings
Chinatown is a busy market that covered with fashion, accessory, art and food shops. Chinatown is located at Petaling Street, it also known as 'Chee Cheong Kai.' Deeply immersed in Oriental culture, heritage and history, Chinatown is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist spots in Malaysia.
4. Batu Caves
Batu Caves is located at Selangor. Site of a Hindu temple and shrine, Batu Caves attracts thousands of worshippers and tourists, especially during the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam. Its main attraction is the large statue of the Hindu God at the entrance, besides a steep 272 climb up its steps to finally view the stunning skyline of the city centre. There are only some parts of entrance needed to pay if you want to visit.
5. Sultan Abdul Samad Building
Sultan Abdul Samad Building was built in 1897, and was named after the reigning sultan of Selangor at the time. It is now home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia and sits beside the old KL Railway Station. Though it no longer serves an official purpose, it remains one of the city’s most important tourist attractions and a historical landmark in the city.
6. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is located in Petaling Jaya, and is filled with a variety of watery rides on offer and plenty of dry-land activities too, there are few more fun ways to spend a day than cooling down at Sunway. For ticket purchasing, click here: https://sunwaylagoon.com/pricing/
7. Genting Highland
Genting Highland is located in Pahang, near the border of Selangor within an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur (about 35km). It covers almost everything, hotels, casinos, shopping malls and a theme park. Due to their recent renovation, I'm not pretty sure how much is the entrance fees for all.
8. Aquaria KLCC
Aquaria KLCC is a state-of-the-art aquarium located in the heart of the city, beneath the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre and a stone’s throw from the iconic Twin Towers. An amazing showcase of 5,000 land bound and aquatic creature exhibits spread over a sprawling 60,000 sq ft square.
Sabah: It is a Malaysian state occupying the northern part of the island of Borneo. Sabah is a great place for relaxing!
1. Sabah Museum
Inside are various Galleries housing Natural History, Ceramics, Ethnography and Archaeology exhibits, among others. The Heritage Village on the Museum grounds where you can enter and experience different types of traditional houses of the various indigenous groups of Sabah. Cultural activities are held here from time to time. Click the link to check the price list, http://www.museum.sabah.gov.my/?q=content/sabah-museum-kota-kinabalu .
2. Mari-Mari Cultural Village
Mari-Mari Cultural Village allows you to experience the culture of Kadazan. The village operates as a museum that preserves Borneo ethnic culture. It aims to share the knowledge, history, culture, and tradition of Borneo with you so that it is not forgotten. Click the link to check for the price list, https://marimariculturalvillage.com/index.php/price/ .
3. City Mosque
From a distance, the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque seems to float on top of the water. Although the optical illusion is created by a man-made lagoon nestled around the mosque, the building’s reflection in the cool blue water gives the fantastic mosque an air of mystery and beauty. Taking pictures from the side of the road is FOC, unless you want to enter the temple.
4. Signal Hill Observatory
Signal Hill Observatory is one of the best place to get a good view of Kota Kinabalu. If you're a sporty person, you could can climb stairs to reach the top of this landmark. There are no charges for entrance.
5. Kokol Hill
Kokol hill is a favorite place for locals around Kota Kinabalu to relax and enjoy the wonderful scenery of Kota Kinabalu city. Kokol Hill is located at Menggatal and because of it’s strategic location, Kokol Hill offers Sunrise view of Mount Kinabalu and Sunset view overlooking the city. It took only 45 minutes drive from Kota Kinabalu city center and you will be surrounded by nature and fresh cool air. You must pay a visit to the most famous resort at Kokol Hill, it is called Kokol Haven Resort.
6. Gaya Street Sunday Market
This market is only opens at Sunday morning 6 AM - 1 PM. It is located at the Kota Kinabalu Central Business District which has served as the centre for businesses for over a hundred years. There are shops selling foods, souvenirs, arts and many other.
7. Manukan, Sepanggar, and Sulug Island
Sabah have plenty of islands, so as Kota Kinabalu as well. Manukan Island, Sepanggar Island, and Sulug Island are the islands Kota Kinabalu have. There are boats traveling from Jesselton Point to these islands. You could make your booking over there.
8. Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu is an unskippable tourist spot. Standing majestically at 4,095m (13,435 feet above sea level), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. If you can only visit one place on Borneo that exemplifies the island to its very best, then it has to be Mount Kinabalu. Click the link to check the price list, https://www.mountkinabalu.com/ .
9. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre
Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in the Malaysian Sabah District of North Borneo was founded in 1964, to rehabilitate orphan orangutans. The site is 43 sq km of protected land at the edge of Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. Today around 60 to 80 orangutans are living free in the reserve. Click the link to check the price list, http://www.wildlife.sabah.gov.my/?q=en/content/sepilok-orangutan-rehabilitation-centre.
10. Desa Dairy Farm
Located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm offers one of the most amazing scenery one could envision. Often chosen as a wedding photography destination, with the majestic Mount Kinabalu overlooking beautiful green pastures, the scenery is breathtaking, not forgetting the cool breeze that Kundasang has to offer. The price for Adult is RM 5 and Children is RM 4.
If you are looking for adventure sports to play in Malaysia, stay tune for the next blog!