Tourist attractions in Malaysia offer a very different experience, namely the Peninsula and Borneo (the beautiful island that is shared with Indonesia and Brunei). Peninsula is a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavors with an efficient and modern capital, Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian island of Borneo has some of the most attractive places with wild forests, orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes. Combined with several beautiful islands, luxury resorts and colonial cities, Malaysia is the destination for most visitors to travel. The following is 10 favorite and famous tourist attractions in Malaysia which you must visit.
1. Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands is one of the most extensive tourist hills in Malaysia, first developed by the British in the 1920s. It has a population of more than 34,000 people, consisting of Malays, Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups. Cameron Highlands is famous for its trail of adventurers. Visitors through jungle waterfalls and other quiet places. In addition to the forest, there are tea plantations and visitors can order tea.
2. Georgetown Inner City
Named after the British King George III, Georgetown is located on the northeast corner of Penang Island. Most of George Town’s residents are of Chinese descent. Due to tight control, George Town retains many of the colonial shophouses that it has today. It is officially recognized as having a unique architectural and cultural townscape without parallel anywhere in Southeast Asia. The town really has a lively spring at night, when most of the locals head to the nearby street hawkers for food and drink.
3. National Park
Taman Negara, which literally means “National Park” in Malay, is one of the oldest tropical rainforests in the world. The hotel features huge trees, waterfalls, forest tracks and the world’s longest canopy walkway. Several trails allow visitors to explore the forest without a guide. The National Park is a haven for endangered species such as elephants, tigers, leopards and rhinos, but numbers are low and these whales are extremely rare.
4. Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
Orangutan Rehabilitation in Sepilok was opened in 1964 to save orphaned baby orangutans from logging, plantations, and poaching. Orphaned orangutans trained to survive again in the wild will be released as soon as they are ready. Orangutans are located in the Kabili-Sepilok protected forest, mostly rain forest. Around 60-80 orangutans live in shelters. It is one of the popular tourist spots in Sabah and a great stopover in Malaysia.
5. Mulu Cave
Mulu Cave is located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Borneo, Malaysia. The park includes a magnificent cave with karst formations in a mountainous rainforest setting on the Equator. The Sarawak Chamber found in one of the underground caverns is the largest cave chamber in the world. The space is so large it can fully accommodate about 40 Boeing 747s. Large colonies of bats in caves and nearby deer come out almost every night in search of food.
6. Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the tallest buildings in the world before being surpassed in 2004 by Taipei 101. However, the twin towers are still the tallest in the world. The 88-storey tower is built mostly of reinforced concrete, with iron and glass designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion. The Petronas Twin Towers have an air bridge between the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. Of course, when traveling to Malaysia, it is mandatory to visit this tourist spot.
The most famous tourist destination in Malaysia, namely Langkawi consists of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. The islands are part of the state of Kedah, which borders the Thai border. It has a population of around 65,000, the only other inhabited island being near Tuba Island. Surrounded by long white beaches and with an interior covered in forested hills and rocky mountain peaks, it is easy to see it become the most promoted tourist attraction in Malaysia. The most popular beaches to be found on the West Coast with a wide selection of restaurants and food stalls and some of the best resorts in Langkawi.
8. Tioman Island
Tioman is a small island located off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia. In 1970, Time magazine selected Tioman as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists have continued to increase to the island since seeking pleasure. The island is surrounded by many white coral reefs, making it a paradise for scuba divers while the interior is densely forested. Visitors outnumber the residents outside of the rainy season (November to February), but Tioman can be quiet at other times.
9. Mount Kinabalu
With a peak elevation of 4,095 meters (13,435 ft), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Borneo. Mountains are renowned worldwide for their extraordinary diversity of botanical and biological species. More than 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds and 100 species of mammals have been identified on Mount Kinabalu and its surroundings. The main peak of the mountain can be climbed easily by people with good physical condition. Without the need for mountaineering equipment, even though climbers must be accompanied by a guide.
10. Perhentian Island
Located off the East coast of Malaysia not far from the Thai border. Perhentian Island is a must place in Malaysia for tourist travelers. It has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and diving with lots of cheap lodging. The two main islands are Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Both islands have palm white sandy beaches and turquoise blue seas. Interested in visiting the beauty of nature in this place?
That’s about 10 of the best and favorite tourist attractions in Malaysia which you must visit. There are still many unique tourist attractions in this country. Hopefully it will add to your insight and thank you.