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  • Take a walk through the calm and serene beaches in Malaysia. On the east coast you will find one of the most expensive islands of Redang, a true paradise for people who want to see the sea turtles. You can also try some snorkeling in the beach. The island of Redang is well known for its turtle sanctuary.

    For more than just beach sports, it is best to visit Langkawi which attracts some of the active travellers. It features some of the luxurious hotels too for you to relax and spend some time alone. If you are looking for lesser known beaches then Borneo can be the place to be and is located between Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia where you can find many turtles too.

    Here are some of the best beaches in Malaysia:

  • 01Kapalai Island Beach

    Kapalai Island Beach
    Located at just about 15km from Sipadan Island, Kapalai Beach is known as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world. There is only one resort here. The rest of the beach is not inhabited at all. Today, much of the beach has eroded off and only a few sand bars are remaining.

    Highlights – Many years of erosion has reduced Kapalai Island where only a few Malay style wooden chalets are seen. It is not exactly a beach, but a sand bar, on which you can undertake walks during low tides, to feel the water splash all over you. Located on the Ligitan Reef, Kapalai Island excellent diving spots in Mid Reef and The Jetty. Do try out the house reef dives at this island.

    Location – A couple of hours away from Borneo Island and is connected to the more famous Kota Kinabalu by daily flights.

    Timings – April to September.

    Price – Varies as per diving course.
  • 02Sipadan Island Beach

    Sipadan Island Beach
    Located at 600m from the sea bead, Sipadan Island has the unique distinction of being the first and only oceanic island in Malaysia.

    Highlights – The waters of Sipadan Island are home to over 3000 species of marine life and coral reefs, making the island one of the top five diving destinations of the world. Don’t miss spotting green & hawksbill turtles, bumphead parrotfishes, barracuda, whale sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, scalloped hammerhead sharks and many more varieties of marine life here. At the sea bed, you will find a turtle tomb covered by limestone caves, containing the skeletal remains of turtles. During 1933, this Island was declared as a Bird Sanctuary. When you dive here, you will drop 2000metres down to the sea bed.

    Location – Celebes Sea, off east cost of Sabah state in Borneo Island.

    Timings – March to October.

    Price – Island permits are available from RM40 onwards at some resorts, subject to terms and conditions.
  • 03Rawa Island Beach

    Rawa Island Beach
    Rawa Island is known for its amazing coral reefs, which makes it a sought-after scuba diving destination. It was a lesser-explored beach in the earlier years; however, due to heavy word of mouth advertising, people from all over Malaysia and Singapore have started visiting this place for adventure water sports activities.

    Highlights – Unspoilt beauty, white sandy beaches, lively corals, clear waters and exotic marine life are some of the major features of this island. White doves (Rawa in local dialect), reptiles, sea eagles, jellyfishes, octopuses, squids, Blacktip reef sharks etc. are some species that you can spot here. The island can be reached by ferries from Mersing daily. Enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, swimming, beach volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, fishing, canoeing and sunbathing here.



    Location – about half an hour’s drive from Mersing district in Johar.

    Timings – April to October.

    Price – No permit fee; however course fees varies based on the activities.
  • 04Lang Tengah Island Beach

    Lang Tengah Island Beach
    A small fishing village with excellent marine life and an abundance of corals – this description fits Lang Tengah Island the best. This island is marked by its blue, placid waters and white sandy beaches.

    Highlights – Snorkelling and scuba diving are the two most important activities at the Lang Tengah Island. Apart from this, wildlife lovers too find this island a haven because one can spot green turtles, hawksbill turtles, monitor lizards, lots of varieties of fishes and rays, colourful species of local and migratory birds, frogs and insects during specific seasons here. Do not miss to volunteer incubate the eggs hatched by sea turtles during the night times.

    Location – around 40km from Kuala Terengganu.

    Timing – March to October.

    Price – Varies as per package and activity.
  • 05Redang Island Beach

    Redang Island Beach
    Known for its exquisite marine life, Redang Island is one of the biggest islands in Peninsular Malaysia and a popular destination for water sports activities among local and international travellers.

    Highlights – One of the major trademarks of this island is its lively coral reef which is seen at just 50feet of the shores. This is a totally a group of 9 islands, which are all well preserved by the Redang Marine Park. It is the biggest island in the marine park. White sandy beaches, pristine waters and an excellent upmarket ambience are some features that are found in Redang Island. Sea turtle conservation, snorkelling & scuba Diving are the main activites that can be carried out here. Luxury, budget and mid-range resorts located all along the beach to suit people of various tastes.

    Location – South China Sea, off Terengganu Coast.

    Timing – March to October.

    Price – RM5 need to be paid at the Redang Marine Park for entering into the island.
  • 06Mataking Island Beach

    Mataking Island Beach
    Home to the world’s first “underwater post office”, Mataking Island Beach is known for its pristine waters housing abundant hard and soft corals.

    Highlights – The island is located at a distance of 40 acres and is known for its exotic underwater world. Divided into 2 parts – Big Mataking (Mataking Besar) and Small Mataking (Mataking Kecil). They are located close to each other. Suitable for snorkelling, scuba diving, relaxing and taking excursions along with friends and families. This is one of the lesser-explored islands, hence it is known for its unspoilt beauty and mystical reefs.

    Location – Celebes Sea, in the Sabah State.

    Timings – March to October .

    Price - Depends upon the water sports activity that you choose.
  • 07Sapi Island Beach

    Sapi Island Beach
    Image Credit : Alexander Synaptic - Flickr
    Sapi Island is one of the smallest yet one of the most exciting islands in Peninsular Malaysia. Due to the large number of activities that this small place offers, peak seasons and weekends gets too crowded here. You can come here on weekdays if you want a relaxing atmosphere.

    Highlights:  When you are here, try out the coral flyer exercise, which takes you in a zipline from island to island. You will get the longest zipline in the world in Sapi Island. White sandy beaches, clear waters, dense forests, great marine life and quiet beaches make this 25-acre island, a wonder, indeed. You will get to see wild boards, monitor lizards and macaques in plenty when you come here. Swimming, snorkelling, sea-walking, scuba diving, coral flying, exploring hidden beaches and cliffs and camping are some of the activities that you can do here.

    Image Credits : Talisen - Flickr



    Location: Close to Kota Kinabalu.

    Timings: March to October.

    Price: RM3 & RM1 per adult and child for Sapi Marine Park (locals).
  • 08Mantanani Island Beach

    Mantanani Island Beach
    Image Credit : Mark Hung - Flickr
    Mantantani Island ( a group of 3 islands) is a paradise for ornithologists as different species of birds come here during the migratory period.

    Highlights – Mantanani Besar, Mantanani Kecil and Lungisan are the 3 islands that make up this group. The beach of this island runs up to 2500m. The island itself is shaped like a knife and provides great opportunities for marine life viewing up to 40m in depth. One of the major beauties of this island is that it is not visited much by tourists. Therefore, you can view the unspoilt beauty of the island in its fullest form when you come here. Do not miss to see the Scops Owl when you come here, as it is the only place in Sabah where you will get this chance.

    Image Credits : Mark Hung - Flickr



    Location – Sabah State, north Borneo Island.

     Timings – April to November.

    Price – Activities start from RM20 per person
  • 09Cenang Beach

    Cenang Beach
    Image Credit : Katja Hasselkus
    Turquoise blue waters, white sandy beaches and a host of local and international tourists, Cenang Beach in the scenic Langkawi Island, is one of the busy beaches in Malaysia. There are lots of resorts here in various ranges to suit the travellers.

    Highlights – This is one of the upmarket beaches in Malaysia as you will find tourists from Asia and abroad in large numbers, especially during weekends and school holidays. Apt for water sports activities like swimming, parasailing, jet skiing, para-motoring, banana rides etc. To cater to the tourists, many foods stalls are put up all over the shores. While swimming, watch out for jellyfishes.

     Location - Langkawi.

    Timings – Beach can be visited all through the year.

    Price – depends on the activity of your choice.
  • 10Mabul Island

    Mabul Island
    Image Credit : Eric Montfort - flickr

    A tiny island off the south-eastern coast of Sabah boasting fine beaches of coconut trees, soft white sand and aquamarine waters, Mabul Island is one of the world’s top rated destinations for muck diving. What’s more, Mabul Island also boasts one of the world’s most concentrated reserves of small marine life that includes species like frog fish, scorpion fish, cuttlefish and various shellfish. Visitors here can easily stroll around the island within an hour to explore attractions like the traditional villages with their thatched huts.

     

    Image Credits : johnjodeery - flickr

    Highlights: Mabul Island is a popular place to stay for travellers that plan to dive at one of the worlds' best dive spots and also venture out to the more secluded areas, you will find some truly fantastic beaches.

     How to Get There: It is about 40 minute’s boat ride from the mainland of Semporna.

     

     

  • 11Layang-layang Island

    Layang-layang Island
    Image Credit : Mark Hung - Flickr
    Also known as Swallow Reef, Layang Layang is one of the islands located towards the north of Sabah Coast in Borneo Island.

    Highlights – This is a very remote island, as it located in highly deep waters. The diving spots are close to 2000m deep. There is a naval base here and tourists are prohibited from entering into this area. There are lots of restrictions for tourists in these waters, due to which marine life is well-preserved. You will be able to spot Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and abundant coral reefs here. Scuba diving is the main activity here, with the island providing maximum depths of up to 40m. Some famous diving spots in Layang Layang are Crack Reef, D-Wall, The Point, Pier Diving, Dog Tooth Liar and Wrasse Strip.

    Location – 300km towards the north the Sabah Coast, Borneo Island.

    Timings – March to August.

    Price – Depends on the package.
  • 12Tanjung Rhu beach

    Tanjung Rhu beach
    Image Credit : Patty-OH! - Flickr
    One of the beautiful island beaches in Langkawi, Tanjung Rhu is known for its crystal clear water and white sands. This is a delight for tourists who love to come here for a vacation with their friends and families.

    Highlights – Wildlife lovers are in for a treat as this beach can be accessed only after passing through dense forests. The flora and fauna at this place are simply exotic and rare, giving you lots of busy moments with your camera. This beach is completely secluded; therefore it offers tourists a great deal of privacy. Limestone cliffs are found in most of the places in the borders of this island. Due to its unexplored character, this beach has pollution-free air and waters, a rarity in a hot island destination like Malaysia. Do not miss boat cruises to explore the mangrove forests here.

    Location – Next to Patai Pasir Hitam, Langkawi.

    Timings – Can be visited any time during the year.

    Price – No permit fee to enter this beach.
  • 13Turtle Beach

    Turtle Beach
    Image Credit : nadiology - Flickr
    Located in Pulau Perhentian Besar Island or Big Perhentian Island, Turtle Beach, as the name indicates, is famous for its sea turtle preservation and wildlife reserves.

    Highlights – During the night hours (from 9PM to 5AM), green turtles are seen coming and laying their eggs on the shores. You can volunteer with various groups to help in incubation of these eggs. This is the widely preferred island amongst all the islands found in Perhentian Island. Snorkelling, scuba diving and sea turtle watching are some of the great experiences that you can get from here. Perfect spot for families and honymooners.

    Location – Perhentian Island.

    Timings – March to October.

    Price – Water taxis are available to this island at RM50 to RM70.
  • 14Tioman island beach

    Tioman island beach
    Image Credit : Alison Druhan - Flickr
    With its crystal clear waters and great choices of dining stalls available all along the beach coast, Tioman Island is one of the best islands in Pahang State offering incredible facilities to guests at affordable rates.

    Highlights – The beach is considered to be paradise on earth as it buzzling with activities all around the year. Visit the beaches during the night hours to visit a large number of food stalls that have been set up along the shores of this beach. Jungle trekking, swimming, scuba diving etc. are some of the main activities to be done here. Paya Beach, Salang Beach, Juara Beach, Monkey Beach and Melina Beach are some of the breathtaking beaches in Tioman Island.

    Location –Pahang.

    Timing – May to July.

    Price – Dependent on the activity of your choice.
  • 15Perhentian Islands

    Perhentian Islands
    Image Credit : rarb1950
    The serenity and natural beauty of Perhentian Islands can blow the minds off any tourist who comes here. This is a group of small islands that have rich coral reefs and are part of a well-preserved marine park, which ensures that the exotic marine life is given due protection & preservation.

    Highlights – There are 2 islands here - Small & Big. The small island is known as Pulau Perhentian Kecil. It is the busier of the two, as it offers great features at affordable prices. The bigger island is known as Pulau Perhentian Besar. Water taxis are the only modes of transport to get to different places in the island. Do not miss kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, sea-turtle watching, sunbathing and other water sports activities when you come here.

    Location – 10 miles off the coast of Terengganu.

    Timing – June to October is the best time to visit this island.

    Price – Entry fee of RM5 fort the marine park.
  • 16Mantanani Island Scuba Diving Experience Flat 20% off

    Mantanani Island Scuba Diving Experience Flat 20% off
    • h11 Hours
    • lKota Kinabalu
    • NNNNN40 ratings
    • Sabah Book
      Supplier
      Sabah Book
    Mantanani Island is a group of three isolated islands, located northwest of Kota Belud. This island features crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches surrounded by coconut palm trees. Due to its picturesque scenery, cool breezes, and serene environment, this island is very much popular among locals and tourists. 

    About the tour:
    - You can enjoy the first dive with beach dive to familiarize yourself with the equipment at the big Mantanani Island.
    -Then followed immediately by the second dive, which is a boat dive.
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    You'll be provided 1 oxygen cylinders. For those who are a qualified diver with certification, please notify us that you will take part in leisure dive upon booking, your second oxygen cylinder will be provided by free.
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    Diving equipment included: weights, weight belt, BCD, regulator, mask, fins, scuba tanks.
    -The whole diving trip is guided by professional PADI Dive Instructor / Master, and we do provide a translator who can communicate in Mandarin and Cantonese.
    -After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.
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    After taking the lunch and if weather permitted, you can get the life jacket and mask from staff to do beachside snorkeling. However, this does not accompany by guide/staff and snorkel at your own risk.
    -Back to Manatanani Island for lunch.

    Itinerary:
    07:00 am: Pick up
     at the hotel.
    07:30 am: Depart to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
    10:30 am: Learn diving at the beach (beach dive) - first dive and then begin with the first boat dive
    10:50 am: 
    Take a boat to dive in open water - second dive.
    12:00 pm: Back to Mantanani Island for lunch.
    13:30 pm: 
    Free and leisure, unlimited snorkeling from the beach.
    15:00 pm: Depart back to Kota Belud Jetty or Jesselton Point Jetty.
    18:00 pm: Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to the hotel.

    Pick-up time and location:
    Kota Kinabalu city North: 7:30 am
    Kota Kinabalu city Center: 7:15 am
    Kota Kinabalu city South: 7:15 am
    Airport area: 7:00 am
    1Bornea area: 8:00 am
    Outskirt area: :8:30 am
  • 17Snorkelling at Mantanani Island Flat 10% off

    Snorkelling at Mantanani Island Flat 10% off
    • h11 Hours
    • lKota Belud
    • NNNNN23 ratings
    • Sabah Book
      Supplier
      Sabah Book

    Mantanani Island is a beautiful island with clear and warm water. The coral reefs for your open water activities are nearby and offer a great variety of marine life. You will definitely enjoy the activity-snorkeling here. The islands are well away from river outflows and urban pollution resulting in great visibility. The reefs are shallow, so easy to observe with fantastic coral cover. Plus, because you are off the beaten track your trip will be shared with about 10 other guests guaranteeing no crowding. The island itself is coral sand, resulting in blinding white beaches and achingly beautiful turquoise lagoons.

    Itinerary:
    07:00 pm: Pick up at the hotel.
    07:30 pm: Depart to Kota Belud jetty
    09:30 pm: Reach jetty, take a rest before taking the boat to the island
    10:45 pm: Arrive at Mantanani Island, start snorkeling at sea after the briefing
    12:00 pm: Back to basecamp for lunch
    13:30 pm: Free and leisure, you may swim at the house reef
    15:00 pm: Depart back to Kota Belud jetty.
    18:00 pm: Arrive Kota Kinabalu and transfer back to the hotel.

    Pickup time and location:
    Kota Kinabalu city North- 7:30 am
    Kota Kinabalu city Centre- 7:15 am
    Kota Kinabalu city South- 7:15 am
    Airport area- 7:00 am
    1Bornea area- 8:00 am
    Outskirt area- 8:30 am

    Note:
    -Free of charge for the kid who is below 3 years old. Staff will be assigned to look after your kid at the boat when you are snorkeling.
    - Due to the unpredictable rough sea conditions, expecting mothers (especially during the early stage of pregnancy) is not suitable to join this tour.
    - The road to Kota Belud jetty from KK is very hilly and curvy, the guest was not used to the elevation and winding roads might get dizzy.

  • 18Malacca Full Day Tour with Lunch

    Malacca Full Day Tour with Lunch
    • h8 Hours
    • lMalacca City
    • NNNNN29 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 8557485
    About the Activity:
    • Embark on this exciting trip that provides you with an awe-inspiring experience. 
    • Start this exciting tour at 9.00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel within Kuala Lumpur.
    • Arrive at 11.00 AM and visit ST Peter's Church-oldest Catholic Church, Stadthuys - Malacca's Historical Museum, Christ church - oldest Protestant Church of Dutch architecture and Cheng hoonteng Chinese temple.
    • Visit the famous Joker Street which is well known for Antiquities of Malacca's rich past.
    • At 5.30 PM return back to the hotel and delight in a refreshing swim at the pool or the beaches.
    • You can also indulge in an array of beach activities as in Para Sailing, Banana Boat, and Jet skiing that can be availed on a prior request.
    • End your tour next day at 12.00 PM by departing for airport or back to Kuala Lumpur.
  • 19Banana Boat Ride in Tanjung Rhu Beach

    Banana Boat Ride in Tanjung Rhu Beach
    • lLangkawi
    • NNNNN35 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7479551
    About the Activity:
    • Enthrall in an amazing 10 minutes banana boat ride and relish the true taste of riding over vibrant waves.
    • Start this exciting activity after reaching the tour locality.
    • Get transferred by a tender boat to the Banana boat for a joyous ride.
    • Delight in the scenic views while engrossing in this fun ride - a perfect activity for friends and family.
    • Spend some leisure moments while enthralling in this delightful banana ride.
    • End this exciting activity with a thrilling experience.
  • 20Ride in the Yamaha Rhino 4X4 at Tanjung Rhu Beach

    Ride in the Yamaha Rhino 4X4 at Tanjung Rhu Beach
    • h1 Hour
    • lLangkawi
    • NNNNN37 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 7479551
    About the Activity:
    • Enjoy a ride on the Yamaha Rhino 4x4, starting from Tanjung Rhu beach.
    • Get picked up from your hotel at Langkawi and reach the Tanjung Rhu beach.
    • You will be guided by a tour supervisor who will take the lead.
    • You will also be given a routing map to enable you to drive safely along the moderately rough terrain and back to the start up station.
    • Witness the stunning view beautiful paddy fields, fisherman jetty, mangrove, coconut plantation and spot different species of bird.
    • Enjoy the ride in this vehicle with comfortable bucket seats and automotive-type controls.
    • Ride through the rough terrains with its super strong four-wheel disc brakes.
    • End this exciting tour after 1 hour.

Attractions

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Aquaria KLCC

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, gar fishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the country’s foremost sightseeing attractions involving the real depth and complexity.


Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.



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Islamic Arts Museum

History: An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December, 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia.



About: There are around seven thousand artefacts which throws a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is a must visit tourist place.




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Sin Sze Si Ya temple

History: This is a Chinese Temple in Kuala Lumpur and is dedicated to Sin Sze Ya and Si Sze Ya. It is said to be the oldest Chinese Temple. Beautiful objects are used to decorate the Temple. The Temple was inaugurated in 1864, where 10,000 people attended the ceremony.



Speciality: Want to know your fortune? Purchase the fortune sticks and find what the number says about your life. There are staff members to translate the meaning to the devotees. There are wooden chair which are used during religious processions to carry the deity statues. Witnessing these processions is said to be holy.

Location: The Temple is located at Jln Tun HS Lee. The nearest metro is Pasar Seni. The Temple is open between 7.00 am to 5.00 pm for all the devotees. You are sure to find it very peaceful inside the Temple.


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Merdeka Square at night

Merdeka Square or the Dataran Merdeka is a very well known recreational park or the historical place situated in Kaula Lampur. In the year 1957, the Malayan flag was hoisted here. It has a wide and green field just close to the Merdeka Square. This makes it a great picnic spot with a very spacious playground for the kids.

Location: In close proximity to the Merdeka Square there are a number of historical building such as the Old KL Train Station, Galeri Kuala Lumpur, Royal Selangor Club Complex, and the Sultan Abdul Samad Building.


 
Highlights: The vicinity of the Merdeka Square is well lit and the cool nigh breeze there makes it an exceptionally ideal place to relax after a busy day.

Best Time: In order to actually enjoy the night life of the Merdeka Square, one must visit the place post mid night especially during the weekends.


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Cooking Classes at Bayan Indah

Bayan Indah is a rustic two-storey bungalow that doubles up as a cooking school, located in the middle of idyllic lush greenery of a Malay village. If you’re looking to mix things up while you’re in Kuala Lumpur indulge in this unique experience at Bayan Indah, a culinary retreat that offers over 70 cooking classes all different in its own special way, ranging from your typical mouth-watering Malaysian dishes to more complicated ones such as pies and tarts. Rohani Jelani, a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef heads the class, with impressive skills on the chopping board and enthusiasm to match.


Location: Kampung Penchala Indah, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

Timings: Classes start as early as 9:30 AM

Price: Approximate price starts from 280 MYR onwards.




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Changkat Bukit Bintang

Changkat Bukit Bintang is often associated with the London’s Piccadilly Circus and New York City’s Times Square. It is one avenue, where one can come across a number of KL’s most popular bars and restaurants. This trendy place is ideal for pub crawling. Jalan Alor happens to be an extremely busy area especially during the weekends and the public holidays.



Location: Nestled behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is very easy to get to especially if you are staying near the Golden Triangle area.

Highlights: Buildings on the Jalan Alor Street are unique. Originally the buildings belong to the pre-war, colonial shop-houses that were later remodeled and converted into the up market pubs and restaurants that usually serve the Western food. There are a number of hawker stalls and Chinese seafood restaurants too. Dining options here are endless. This street has the most vibrant scene in the downtown of KL.

Best Time: 10 PM – 3 AM in the morning.
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Petaling Street Night Market

Looking for a subtle Kuala Lumpur Chinatown nightlife experience? Head from the main road (Jalan Petaling) to the narrow side and get to the Petaling Street Night Market. The thriving street market with the stalls cluttered close to one another stock everything from the Hello Kitty watches to fake-label Gucci clutches. To get your stuff at the best price, you can stroll along doing ‘window-shopping’ first and then return back to the stall that gives you the best price. All the prices quoted by the seller are usually marked up by approx 50%.



Location: Situated along the Petaling Street at the intersection of the Jalan Hang Lekir

Highlights: Referred simply as the Petaling Street by locals this is your go to place to satiate your every need from the local handicrafts, souvenirs to batik-print shirts. You can also get a range of designer apparel, handbags, shoes, watches and even, pirated DVDs at a much cheaper price.

Best Time: 09:00 – 12:00 & 18:00 - late
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Jalan P. Ramlee

Jalan P. Ramlee is the best and the most eccentric alternative to Changkat Bukit Bintang. Famous for its glitzy cocktail lounges, tropical-themed bars and pubs and the chic nightclubs adorning the streets of bustling Kuala Lumpur city centre, Jalan P. Ramlee is always packed with backpackers, business travellers, expats, and a handful of locals.



Location: The night life district of Jalan P. Ramlee is easily accessible within a 10-minute walk from the Petronas Twin Towers as well as the five star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Night life is vibrant and lively. There are a number of venues here that host events like live bands playing radio-friendly covers and DJs spinning a medley of electro, hip-hop, and retro tunes. Jalan P. Ramlee os known to be the hottest locale as it is a great place to unwind with a pint of ice-cold beer.

Best Time: Visit after 21:00 to experience the active nightlife.
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Pisco Bar

The capital city of Malaysia is famous for its night life. There are a number of bars & night clubs which are tagged as the best in Asia. Pisco Bar in Kuala Lumpur has a poised ambience which is loved by the visitors. The dinner hours at Pisco Bar offer an exclusive range of Spanish Tapas and Peruvian cuisine. The interior of this bar is quite amusing that is best suited for social gatherings and cocktails.



Location: This bar is situated in Jalan Mesui, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Highlights: Pisco Bar has become the main hub for international travellers and trendy locals. This place is known for live music performances which have attracted a lot of customers. Pisco Bar is home to the coolest DJs in town.

Best Time: Monday to Thursday 5pm-2am and Friday & Saturday 5pm-3am. Sunday Pisco Bar is closed.

Price: There is no fixed price for this place.
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Sarawak Museum

Sarawak Museum is one of the major attractions in Kuching. Built in 1891 by Charles Brooke, the museum has a wide range of collections comprising of stuffed animals of various areas, handicraft works, model of old boats, archeological materials, Chinese furniture, animals traps, fish traps, musical instruments etc. There are several buildings in the premises and each one has some new attractions to share. Pearl, Brassware, Pottery, the collection is huge and worth exploring. In a nutshell it is a showcase of various tribes of Sarawak and their cultural traditions which forms the major part of their lifestyle. The same is quite interesting and a must visit for all travelers.



Location: Jalan, Tun Haji, Kuching

Timings: 9:00am to 5:30pm

Price: Entry free for all.
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Kuching Waterfront

One of the most peaceful yet refreshing zones in Kuching is the fascinating Waterfront. This waterfront previously was just a riverbank with old warehouses and dilapidated buildings but later with the decision of city council it was beautified with a paved pathway of 1km to facilitate leisure walking and making it so popular for both locals and tourists. With innumerable light bulbs, cool refreshing air and some refreshments café this is transformed into one of the preferred romantic destination in Kuching. The nighttime is especially attractive in this place. Apart from scenic beauty the gigantic heritage buildings like The Sarawak Steamship Company and the Square tower also add up to the charm of the location



Highlights: Boat or cruise ride to capture some photos of the beautiful place

Location: Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Kuching
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Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Established in 1975, the 740 acre Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is the largest Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre located in Sarawak which takes care of the injured and sick or may be orphaned orangutans along with the very famous Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah. Being such a big rehabilitation centre it is a prominent tourist destination for all the people visiting the country. The location of the Rehabilitation Centre is only at a distance of 30 minutes drive from Kuching and here one can gather enough knowledge about the same. There is a special visitor’s platform from where one can witness the feeding of the orangutans. The rehabilitate animals are nurtured and taken care in this centre and when ready they are released in the forest.



Timings: 8am and 12.30pm & 2pm and 4pm

Price: RM3 per entry, RM40 for guide Kuching Wetlands National Park
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Berjaya Times Square Theme Park

Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is the Malaysia’s largest indoor theme park. This theme park is located on the 5th and the 8th floors of the Berjaya Times Square in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Conceived as the largest indoor park for all ages and all weather, this entertainment destination of the region is also the largest indoor theme park in Asia.

Highlights:
Spread over an area of 133,000 square feet, the Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is purely dedicated to excitement and fun. Packed with thrilling activities the rides, the park caters to everyone of you irrespective of the age. Thrill seekers amongst you can satiate your appetite over the Galaxy Station’s 6 adrenaline pumping rides. You can even take a leisurely stroll and spend hours with your family at the magical Fantastic Garden that has 8 rides available.

Location: Berjaya Times Square Theme Park is located at 1, Jalan Imbi, Imbi, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Timings: The Berjaya Times Square Theme Park remains open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Price:
Normal Adult (13 years old and above): RM 51.00
Normal Child (3 to 12 years old): RM 41.00
MyKad Adult (13 years old and above): RM 41.00
MyKid Child (3 to 12 years old): RM 30.00
Senior Citizen (55 years old and above): RM 16.00
Special Needs: RM 11.00
Infant (below 3 years old): Free
Family Package (Normal): RM 147.00
Family Package (MyKad/MyKid): RM 113.00
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Chinatown

Located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur is the place which never sleeps and is always filled with colors and bustles all the time - Chinatown of Kuala Lumpur. If ever visiting Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown must definitely be in your ‘to-visit’ list, especially if you are a true bargain hunter, as it is also famously known as the ‘Bargain Hunter’s Paradise.’

You can find everything here, from the Chinese herbs to the imitation goods. Especially at night, the place is a shopper's’ paradise and turns into a lively and vibrant night market.

Location: The Chinatown is located on the Petaling Street, also known as ‘Chee Cheong Kai (Starch Factory Street.)



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Sultan Abdul Samad Building

History: Longing for some Moorish-styled building in Kuala Lumpur? Sultan Abdul Samad Building is towards the east of Merdeka Square. It was named after sultan of Selangor and was constructed in the year 1897. It was designed by AC Norman, one among the finest architect who has designed other historical buildings as well. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building serves as a home to the Ministry of Information, Communications and Culture of Malaysia. Earlier, it was mainly considered for official purpose, but today it is mostly a historical place serving as a tourist spot. It is also used as avenue to host the Independence day parade.



Specialty: The building is entirely made out of brick and the arches are very graceful. There is a clock tower which is 41.2m- high.

Location: It is located at Jalan Tun Perak which can be easily reached. There are several signages to guide the visitors.



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Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is one of the most famous nightlife spots in Kuala Lumpur. Housing a number of hawker stalls and seafood restaurants, the street is one of the most famous in KL for food. Jalan Alor is an ideal after clubbing dining spot in the Golden Triangle area.



Location: Situated behind the Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor is a small stroll away from the Changkat Bukit Bintang.

Highlights: The variety of food available is huge. You can get everything from the barbecued meats, noodles to desserts at the best and the most cost effective rates in the city. Hawker stalls at the Jalan Alor are the city’s favorite food joint. Largely different from the trendy Jalan Bukit Bintang and Changkat Bukit Bintang, Jalan Alor has a traditional charm associated with it courtesy its atmospheric air-conditioned Chinese seafood restaurants, mini red Chinese lanterns and bright fluorescent restaurant signage lighting.

Transportation: You can easily get here via monorail.

Best Time: Hustle Bustle starts from 6 PM in the evening

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