Must Places to Visit in Malaysia
The Petronas Twin Tower is the most famous landmark and an iconic structure in Malaysia. The twin towers are situated on the Jalan Ampang Road in the city of Kuala Lumpur. Even though the original purpose of the towers is to accommodate the various offices that operate out of Kuala Lumpur, it is now much more than just an office centre.
Its mind-boggling height, modern architecture, and location have made it an important tourist attraction in the city. The construction of this magnificent tower started in 1993 and it was completed in 1996. The twin towers were finally inaugurated on 31st August 1999. Between 1998 and 2004 it was also the tallest tower in the world, with a height of 451.9 metres or 1,483 feet from the ground level.
The Petronas Twin Towers, which were designed by Argentina-born American architect- Cesar Pelli, is one of the tallest towers in the world. The towers were built in Postmodern-Islamic architectural style, using steel, glass and reinforced concrete and it cost 1.6 billion U.S. dollars. The Petronas Twin Towers have 88 floors, with 5 additional underground floors.
The two breath-taking Towers are joined on the 41st and 42nd floor by a spectacular double Decker Skybridge. The 192-feet-long bridge is the highest two-storey bridge in the world. The Skybridge also acts as a safety device and stabilizing structure against turbulent winds in bad weather conditions.
Apart from being an iconic structure on the Kuala Lumpur Skyline, it is also home to many world-class restaurants and breathtaking viewpoints from where you can see the entire city sprawled out under you. You can also check out the many tourist attractions, temples, mosques and the famous Malaysian markets located close to the Petronas Twin Towers.
Langkawi Cable Car
Langkawi Cable car is also known as the Sky Cab claims to be the steepest cable car ride in the world; that takes visitors at a height of 708 meters up in the sky, above the sea level. The cable car carries passengers to Mount Mat Cincang - Langkawi's second highest peak and thus is considered as one of the must-visit places to see in Langkawi.
On a visit here, tourists are advised to carry a jacket as the elevation in height invites chilled winds. The views from the top of this peak make getting onto this ride absolutely worth it and memorable.
Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, Kedah
Timings: 9:30 am to 7 pm on all days
Situated on the peak of the second tallest mountain Mt. Mat Cincang on Pulau Langkawi, one can reach here with the help of the cable car ride. Starting at the ‘end’ of the cable car ride, you can hop on to the bridge after a 15 minutes walk from the dropping point. You must reach the place as early as possible as the bridge could accommodate only 200 people at one time.
Do not forget to bring your camera to capture all the picturesque scenes around you through the transparent windows of the cable car and from the parapet of the bridge. If it is the right season, then you may even catch the glimpse of the unique flora and fauna possessed by the island. However, do not miss the nearby restaurants around the sky bridge along with all the places and things you could grab on!
The Menara Kuala Lumpur is a communications tower built right in the heart of the city, very close to the famed Petronas towers. It is one of the most recognisable structures of the entire city and is also considered to be a building of cultural importance. The tower, being a part of the World Federation of Great Towers, is often used by various organisations for their broadcasting requirements.
Besides the awe-worthy spectacle of the tower being used for Falak observation, the tower has over time also become a venue for interesting and amusing events. A race is organised here annually, where participants compete in a bid to reach the top of the stairs before anyone else. It is also used to observe the moon to declare the month of Ramadan.
As the 7th tallest freestanding tower in the world, it is visible from a majority of locations around the city. It stands at the height of 421 meters and offers the most splendid of the entire city. The original design of this tower represented the human journey for achieving perfection in life.
The architecture of the tower represents Islamic architectural heritage. With amazing restaurants, interesting entertainment centres and a great view, this tower should be a must-visit on your bucket list!
Keeping up with its official slogan ‘Your Best Day Ever,’ Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is an adventurous blend of six different lands, including, water pools, wildlife, extreme sports, lost lagoon, scream park, and cement ground. This theme park is glorious with Malaysia’s first simulator ride known as the FlowRider in 2010.
It also fancies itself as the first home to Malaysia’s first 5D Waterplexx in 2012. Amongst the water rides, Vuvuzela is perhaps the most popular amongst the visitors. It’s the world’s largest vortex water ride. Some other adrenaline pumping rides of this park include river-rapid rides, body slides, roller coasters, and tube slides.
The Sunway Nickelodeon Park is another extraordinary attraction for kids. If you think that the theme park is primarily for children, well, think again. This theme park is quite enthralling in nature. To begin with, the haunted houses located in the Scream Park will take your breath away, literally!
If that’s not enough, the wild adventures, such as bungee jumping, flying fox, archery, the Extreme Park will have you bite your nails with adrenaline rush! Witnessing the beauty of wild animals at the Wildlife Park is another reason to visit this park. There is just so much to do and experience here!
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, garfishes 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 foremost tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur involving the real depth and complexity. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia.
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.
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park, Kota Kinabalu
The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is a group of five different islands, which include Pulau Gaya, Pulau Sapi, Pulau Manukan, Pulau Mamutik and Pulau Sulug. There are various beach activities that the Tunku Abdul Rahman Park organizes. However, all these beach activities require a prior booking and it is one of the best places to visit in Kota Kinabalu.
You can also indulge in various water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, and witness the beautiful coral and marine life of the island. The island tours can be booked on the spot from where you will take your ferries.
Location: The Tunku Abdul Rahman Park is just 20 minutes boat ride from the Kota Kinabalu.
How To Reach: The Jesselton Jetty ferry terminal consistently operates the boats to the Island, which takes around 20 minutes to reach there.
Price: The approximate cost for the complete tour starts from 53 MYR per adult.
Timings: 8.30 AM to 5 PM
Bako National Park, Kuching
The park holds seven distinctive rainforests eco system. Then it’s a lovely jungle trek exploring the remarkable diversity of wildlife based here and reaching a secluded beach.
From this beach one can hire a local boat to watch sea stacks. Langurs (leaf monkeys), wild boar, flying squirrels long-tailed macaque monkeys, and monitor lizards as well as hundreds of different bird species all are available here.
There is a cafeteria serving snacks and camping area within the park for overnight stay. Location: banks of Tabo River Price: 10RM per person. Timings: 8:00am to 5:00pm
Melaka Historic City
Highlights – It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the city is filled with historic cathedrals, museums, rivers, monuments, temples, heritage centres, spas, architectural wonders and many intricately built places that are hard to miss. Do not miss top attractions like Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum, Jonker Street, Cheng Hoong Teng Temple, St. Paul’s Hill, Malacca River and Red Square when you come here, as they are top attractions.
Location – Just about 2 hours from Kuala Lumpur and a 4-hour bus ride from Singapore.
Timing – The historic city is blessed with many top tourist sites which operate at different timings. Have a guide or Melaka attractions map with you, so that you know about the timings of various places.
Price – Entry fee of various tourist spots in Melaka are different.
Some of the popular Langkawi Islands include Rebak Island - known for the luxe resort Vivanta by Taj, Pulau Beras Basah - famous for its watersports, and the Giant Lion Island - known for its teeming wildlife sanctuary. Langkawi Island is home to a myriad of picture-perfect beaches, including Datai Bay, Pantai Pasir Tengkorak, Pantai Kok, Tanjung Rhu, and Pantai Cenang.
The top tourist attractions in Langkawi include Temurun Waterfall, Gunung Raya Mountain, Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Durian Perangin Waterfall, Langkawi Sky Bridge, & Sungai Kilim Nature Park. Langkawi offers a myriad of fun & thrilling activities to enjoy including mangrove kayaking, jungle trekking, swimming, parasailing, jet-skiing, banana boating, snorkeling, scuba-diving, and cable car riding.
Highlights – Cameron Highlands is the largest hill station in Malaysia and is known for its authentic mountain climate. The trails here are suitable only for professional trekkers as they are not maintained properly.
Facts – Cameron Highlands is filled with strawberry farms and tea plantations all along its trekking trails, so that tourists can stop and take some beautiful pictures. These trails are quite tough and tourists will have to find their own way out here. It takes around 2 hours to complete this trekking route.
Timings – December and January are cold and pleasant for trekking.
Climb fee – Mount Brinchang, which is the tallest peak (6666feet) can be accessed with a hiking guide for around RM120.
Batu Caves, Selangor
The Batu Caves is located in the Selangor region of Malaysia. It has one of the famous Hindu shrines. The shine is of Lord Murugan resides in these caves. A lot of tourists visit this place as it is a religious site. The natural beauty of this place is mesmerizing.
This area has innumerable caves that are that are home to many species of animals and insects. This area has many monkeys that often snatch away things from the tourist. The caves are said to be of the 10th century that has slowly developed. The caves are protected by the Malaysian Nature Society.
There are many transportation facilities available to these caves like trains buses etc from Kuala Lumpur. The most famous festival of the Batu caves is Thaipusam festival. This is one of the ideal Hindu religious places to Visit in Kuala Lumpur.
Mount Kinabalu, Sabah
The place is ecologically rich and has a rich biodiversity to boast about.
Highlights – The flora and fauna collection at this place is considered to be one of the best in the world. Plants with roots in Himalayas, Australasia and Indomalaya are found here in plenty. With close to 800 species of orchards, 600 species of ferns, 326 species of birds and over 100 species of mammals, Mount Kinabalu is a dream come true for any nature lover.
Hiking is allowed from Timpohon Gate and Mesilau Nature Resort.
Location – Sabah, Borneo.
Timings – Open all through the year.
Price – Differs for park, climbing, permit, guides etc.
Kilim Karst Geoforest Park, Langkawi
Highlights – You can enjoy the remote and unique limestone formations, take a swim in the rivers here, enjoy the art of fish farming with the help of locals, watch flying foxes, sink in the beauty of suspended Bogak trees, observe tree crabs, bats and get inspired by the migratory birds that come here from all over the world.
With the help of a good guide, you will also be able to learn more about the medicinal plants and ecological richness of this place. It is among the offbeat places to visit in Malaysia.
Location – Langkawi, Kedah.
Timings – Early mornings are the best times to see the natural extravaganzas here.
Price – Private boats available for RM275 onwards.
Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak
Highlights – This nature reserve was established in 1975 and contains close to 10000 species of endangered wildlife in its premises. The animals are finally released into the forests to allow them to grow in a natural environment.
The place is known for its Orangutan preservation program. Hundreds of orang-utans have been sent back into the forest after being properly rehabilitated here.
Do not miss the orang-utans development cycle here – their rehabilitation process, feeding times (9 and 10 AM & 3 and 3.30PM) and other processes. Also, you can try out one or all of the 5 natural trekking trails, plant-walking tours, etc.
Location – Sarawak.
Timing – Open from 8 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Friday. Closed on weekends and public holidays.
Price – RM3 andRM1.50 per adult and per kid respectively.
Turtle Sanctuary Beach, Pulau Perhentian Besar
Highlights – There is absolutely no building or resort in the vicinity of the beach. All you get to find is the long stretch of Turtle Sanctuary Beach and the dense forests around it. The sight of baby turtles hatching, is quite rare and you get to see it on this beach, if you are really lucky.
You will see many big turtles laying their eggs here, when you take a stroll around the beach during the night hours.
Location – Pulau Perhentian Besar.
Timing – June to September is the best to see the turtles in full form here.
Price – No entry fee to get into the beach.
Taman Negara, Pahang
Highlights – Taman Negara is 130 year old and it is the oldest rainforest in the world. Being one of the top ecotourism destinations in Malaysia, the place is apt for canopy walks, jungle trekking, jungle walks in the night hours, visiting aboriginal settlements at Orang Asli, rapid shooting, Boating trips, feeding fishes, wildlife observation, fishing, exploring and visiting caves, trekking at Gunung Tahan, exploring four-step waterfalls, bird-watching and more.
Location – Pahang.
Timing – Can be visited all through the year.
Price – RM1 for entry, RM5 for photography and RM10 for fishing (all per person).
Other package charges vary depending on the activities chosen.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak
Highlights – When you come here, you can get an educational experience when seeing the ancient limestone carved caves, rainforests of Borneo, biodiversity richness and uniqueness of the flora & fauna collections found here, Threatened or endangered species are well-protected in this national park, with able support from the local government.
Mount Mulu, located inside the park, is the 2nd tallest in the state of Sarawak. Do not miss adventure caving, canopy walks, trekking, boat rides and waterfalls exploration when you come here.
Location – Sarawak.
Timing – Open all through the year.
Price – RM15 & RM5 per adult and kid respectively (locals); RM30 and RM10 per adult and kid respectively (foreigners).
The Perhentian Islands
Highlights – There are two main parts to this island – Big Island (Pulau Perhentian Besar) and Small Island (Pulau Perhentian Kecil). If you are looking for privacy, you can visit the Big Island. All the small groups that combine to make the Perhentian Island come under the control of a central Marine Park.It is this park which take care of the marine species and rated preservation methodologies.
Location – 10 miles off the Terengganu coast.
Timing – June to October is considered to be apt for enjoying water sports here.
Price – RM5 for the park. Water taxis cost around RM12 per trip.
Sungai Kinabatangan, Borneo Island
Highlights – The riverine forest that is found all along the river is home to around 10 primate species (orang-utans, Borneo gibbons, short-tailed macaque, slow loris etc.), making it the only place to Sabah to house these. Also, Sungai Kinabatangan is home to many wildlife reserves, limestone caves, freshwater forests, dry-land forests, mangrove forests, oxbow lakes and many more.
Location – Borneo Island, Sabah State.
Timing – April to October, as lots of birds and mammals can be spotted here.
Price – River Cruises and Wildlife Reserve tours at Sungai Kinabatangan start from RM500 ownards.
Penang Hill, Penang
Highlights – Do not miss Bukit Bendara, a peak which is at a height of 830m above sea level. Due to its altitude, the climate in Penang Hill is very cool, apt for tourists all through the year. Lush green plantations, colonial style bungalows, blue peaks all around and a pleasant climate all through, Penang Hill is an absolute delight for nature lovers. Some of the rare species of flora and fauna are found here in plenty.
Location – Air Itam, about 6km from the main city centre of George Town.
Timing – One can visit Penang Hill, all through the day; however the sceneries are best during early morning hours.
Price – Train fare from Air Itam costs around RM4.50 for one way.
Highlights – Do not be surprised to find monitor lizards and domestic cats in plenty when you come to Tioman Island. There are lots of white coral reefs here; hence people from all over Malaysia and the world come to Tioman Island for scuba-diving experiences. Air Batang, Juara and Genting are the famous villages here. While you are here, try out scuba diving, free diving and snorkelling.
Location – South China Sea, about 32km from Pahang.
Timing- Can be visited all through the year; however you can avoid the monsoon season (October to February), unless you want to surf. During monsoons, transportation sources become quite infrequent.
Price- RM5 towards entry to the island.
Highlights – Your trip to Sipadan Island is incomplete if you don’t indulge in scuba-diving, because the island is known as one of the better scuba diving destinations in the world. It is home to close to 3000 species of fish and hundreds of coral reefs.
It is Malaysia’s first and only oceanic island and rises at a height of 600m from the sea bed. Sipadan Island is a protected island; therefore only 120 scuba divers are allowed on a daily basis. You can also enjoy snorkelling and live aboarding when you come here. Sipadan is categorised as one of the “top 5 diving destinations in the world”.
Location – Celebes Sea, Off east cost of Sabah State in Borneo Island.
Timing - March to October.
Price – Diving permits are available from resorts at RM40, subject to terms and conditions.
Shangri-La's Orangutan Care Project, Kota Kinabalu
If you are a wildlife enthusiast and love exploring new places, which promote wildlife and its conservation, Shangri-La’s Orangutan Care Project is one that you cannot miss. The project is dedicated to the rehabilitation and care of Orangutans and it is one of the best tourist places to visit in Kota Kinabalu.
It allows the common people to get the deeper insights into the lives of these amazing creatures. You can spend quality time with the Orangutans, get very close to them and even take memorable snapshots.
During your tour, you will be acquainted about the lives of Orangutan through the short videos, both before and after the tour. After the video, you are escorted to the feeding platform, where you are allowed to feed these lovely Orangutans.
The complete duration of the tour is around 1-2 hours. The excitement of the tour burgeons especially when your children accompany with you. Apart from the Orangutans, you also get to see a few more varieties of monkeys inside the care project.
Location: The Orangutan Care Project is located at Pantai Dalit Tuaran in Kota Kinabalu.
This beautiful place is blessed with the best local restaurants. Make sure to relish the tasty staple dishes of this island. Celebrate every day of your stay here and experience an amazing snorkelling, and kayaking experience.
Location: Manjung District, Perak, Strait of Malacca, Malaysia.
Best Time: You can visit this place between January and February and from June to September.
The visitors can dance to the beats of these concerts and enjoy a good time here. Also, Merdeka is wheelchair accessible, which proves to be a boon for physically disabled visitors. Make sure to visit the Sultan Abdul Samad Building at night. This place is filled with lights on the weekend nights, making it look appealing to the eyes.
Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah, Malaysia.
Best Time: You can visit this place in August when Malaysia celebrates its independence.
It is also the first-ever Legoland themed park in the Asian continent. This theme park has numerous restaurants, beautiful roller coasters, etc and also features a 45-minute programming class for children.
Location: Jalan Legoland, Bandar, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Best Time: You can visit Legoland anytime. Visiting in the summer months will be a bonus as it has a waterpark.
Boh plantation is considered the largest tea plantation located in southeast Asia. The roads are narrow, but the view is worth it. The beauty of the rolling green hills will have you spellbound. Breathe in air the fresh and calming air of the place. Also, do not forget to visit the boh tea shops near the roads and try their delicious cakes and tea.
Location: Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
Best Time: Monsoon season, between November to February.
Must Visit Places in Kuala Lumpur
Hundreds of chutes are spotted in the sky daily. Being known for its natural habitat, Kokol Hill is home to a massive number of birds. The visitors can enjoy bird sighting here.
Location: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Best Time: The ideal time to visit Kokol Hills is between 4 to 5 pm before sunset.
This place is also filled with street-food hawkers mainly Chinese but also Indian and Bangladeshis selling some delicious recipes. There are several outdoor maze-like lanes, indoor markets or centers here where one can get lost and spend hours looking for exciting things, making it one of the topmost Places to Visit in Malaysia.
Location: Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Timing: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm.
National Mosque of Malaysia
People of other faiths are welcomed for a visit outside of the prayer timings. With intricate glass-work, mosaics, lattice, a lofty minaret, and a gigantic blue-tile umbrella-shaped roof are some of the highlights of this Sunni affiliated Mosque.
Location: Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm.
Islamic Arts Museum
There are around seven thousand artefacts which throw 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 amongst the must-visit Malaysia tourist places.
Perdana Botanical Gardens
The Gardens are also filled with pavements, fountains, gazebos as well as lakefront, natural trails and hilly landscapes that are ideal for recreational activities. There are several other attractions like the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia, the National Monument, and the National Planetarium that are in proximity as well.
Location: Jalan Kebun Bunga, Tasik Perdana, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Map of perdana botanical garden.
Timing: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
This place is reminiscent of the heritage and culture of Malaysia and displays intricate 3-d miniature models with different themes and settings like countryside, amusement park, wildlife reserve, cityscape and much more. The detailing and realistic feel to all of the buildings and elements including that of popular attractions is uncanny, thus making it one of the must visit Tourist attractions in Malaysia.
Location: Jalan Sultan Ismail, Bukit Bintang, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Timing: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm.
KL Butterfly Park
Along with butterflies there are also several other types of crawlers and creatures living amidst bushes, flowers, plants and other foliage in the garden. Moreover, it is a very hands on attraction as you can stand in an enclosure and let the butterflies sit on your arms, and flutter all around your surroundings.
Location: Jalan Cenderawasih, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm.
- Adult - RM25,
- Children (3 - 12) - RM14.
There's an additional fee of RM5 for carrying personal video cameras.
Must Visit Places in Langkawi
It is a 12 meters tall statue of an eagle positioned to take flight with the wings spread out. The details of the structure are stunning to look at and look even better with the mesmerizing views of the Kuah Bay, making it one of the unmissable Tourist attractions in Malaysia.
Location: Persiaran Putera Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
The granite rock formation is sprawling with dense forested terrains that is home to many species of animals and reptiles including - leaf monkeys, flying foxes, macaque monkeys, squirrels, mountain hawk eagles, white bellied sea eagles, and great hornbills.
You can enjoy a scenic drive to get to the top of the peak. The place is particularly famous for its jungle trek trails and unspoilt views of the entire Langkawi island, Andaman sea and more.
Location: Langkawi, Malaysia.
Pulau Payar Marine Park
The virginal marine life and the shores are under conservation and protection as well. Moreover, you can swim and spot various species of fish, corals and baby sharks at the lagoons that are perfect for experienced as well as amateur divers.
Location: Kompleks EB Adina peksn Baru Baron Kuah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia (located in Captain Laundry Langkawi).
Timing: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm.
- Adult - RM150,
- Children (3-11 years) - RM130.
Langkawi Arts in Paradise 3D Museum
You can get pictures clicked, tour around to witness the illusion of popular zones like - optical illusion, aquatic, safari, fantasy, classic, castles, landscapes, Egyptian, and Malaysian. There are over 200 meticulously designed pieces to see here.
Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.
-Adult - RM38,
- Children - RM28.
MyKad identifications: Adult - RM30, Children - RM20.
Pantai Kok Beach
There are also surrounding hills that can be explored with a cable-car ride and stunning limestone cliffs in the water. Replete with many adventures, luxury resorts, restaurants, cafés and markets, this place presents with a wholesome experience for the guests.
Location: Jalan Pantai Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.
Must Visit Places in Kota Kinabalu
This is also the most developed and accessible island known for its long trails of sandy beaches that are enveloped in tropical vegetation. Some of the clearest lagoons and rare marine life found here can be best explored by going for scuba-diving and snorkeling. Apart from that, the island is also popular for other water-sports and recreational activities.
Masjid Bandaraya is one of the best Places to see in Malaysia, and the second largest mosque in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. The most iconic highlight of this attraction is the blue and gold dome-shaped roof that draws influence from Arabic design elements. Ever since its opening in the year 2000 many Muslim and non-Muslim tourists have visited the mosque and made it a prime attractions.
Location: Jalan Pasir, Jalan Teluk Likas, Kampung Likas, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Timing: 4:30 am - 11:30 pm.
Price: RM5 per person.
Sabah State Museum
The museum complex is situated in the state capital of Kota Kinabalu with many sections dedicated to different exhibitions, a heritage village, a zoo, ethno botanic garden, the Sabah Art Gallery. While taking a tour here you can learn much about the history, archeology, Islamic civilization in the region, locally used and made ceramic and brass-ware, natural resources and much more.
Location: Jalan Muzium, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Atkinson Clock Tower
What also makes its such a popular attraction in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and even Malaysia is the fact that this clock-tower has stood the test of time and survived bombings of World War II. Apart from this, the views from the top are also mesmerizing and can be enjoyed for hours on stretch.
Location: Kota Kinabalu, 88400 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Satay Legend Lok Kawi
Laced with stalls and shops selling a variety of items and street-food, Satay Legend Lok Kawi being one of the most popular stalls in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah Malaysia. All the gastronoms should definitely visit here to try their mouth-watering food menu consisting of grilled meats, sataya, succulent beef and pork items, and much more.
Location: Gaya Street, Pusat Bandar Kota Kinabalu, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Timing: Saturday and Sunday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am.
Must Visit Places in Penang
Arulmigu Karumariamman Temple
The entire complex is ornate with colourful aspects, many idols of other gods and mythological figures. Moreover, the classic towering facade of the temple is also filled with intricate detailing, making this attraction one of the best Tourist places in Malaysia.
Location: Jalan Todak, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Timing: 6:00 am - 12:00 noon, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm.
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
The design of the mansion is traditional Hakka – Teochew and stands out on the entire Leith Street in Penang. At present the indigo coloured edifice operates as a boutique hotel and museum. You can either choose to stay in one of the 38 rooms and explore the rest of the property, or you could go on an hour long tour of one of the distinctive Tourist places in Malaysia.
Location: Lot 22, 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Timing: Tours at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.
Price: RM16 per person.
Bukit Panchor Forest Park
There is a separate 8 acres of dedicated camping ground that can be explored during outings. Apart from that are the Taman Wetland mangroves, caves like Gua Kelawar and more worth discovering.
Location: Jalan Taman Bukit Negeri, 14300 Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Timing: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.
Currently six of the villages remain which can be visited by tourists. The Chew Clan is the most popular and most welcoming amongst them, has the longest walkway and a temple that you cannot miss out on your trip.
Location: Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.
Price: Malaysian residents - RM15, Foreigners - RM30.
Must Visit Places in Ipoh
Bukit Mertajam Recreational Forest
The entire land is filled with greenery and natural topography of cascades, streams, Jungle trails and pathways. Along with that are also many picnic spots, a suspension bridge, chalets and camping site to accommodate the guests for overnight stay.
Location: Kampung Teluk Bukit, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia.
KeK Lok Tong Cave Temple
Spread across 12 acres of land, currently the temple has seen some work being done with leveled and paved paths and marble accents. Perched in the heart of the cave are idols and deities of Chinese and Buddhist gods among other carvings. You can come here to attain spiritual cleansing and peace of mind. After seeking blessings, you can also explore the stunning surroundings.
Location: Pesiaran Sepakat 3, TMN ENDAH JAYA, 31350 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia.
Timing: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm.
Perak Cave Temples
Inside the cavern sits a 40 feet tall statue of Lord Buddha along with four other guarding deities on each side. Apart from the gigantic idol, the wall murals and frescoes inside the cave are also worth your time. Once done paying respects, you can also explore the naturally opulent vistas by getting on a Pavillion next to the temple.
Location: Jln. Kuala Kangsar, Kawasan Perindustrian Tasek, 31400 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia.
Timing: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
Lost World of Tambun
This is the largest park in Southeast Asia that is also working in providing conducive learning around conservation and preservation of natural resources. There are several water-rides, seven attraction parks, the Lost World Hotel among many other features.
Location: 1, Persiaran Lagun Sunway, Sunway City, 31150 Ipoh, Negeri Perak, Malaysia.
Timing: Weekends 10am to 6pm, Weekdays 11am to 6PM | Night park 6pm to 11pm daily.
Price: Walk-in rates for Adult - RM117, Children - RM110 | Night park walk-in rates for Adult - RM75, Children - RM66.
Sam Poh Tong Cave Temple
Surrounding this beautiful work of art is lush greenery and well-maintained gardens. Inside the temple are numerous statues and idols of Lord Buddha and other deities. The name of the place translates to 'cave of triple gems' and is said to be constructed around 1912 and the current facade was added later in the 1950s.
Location: Kampung Gunung Rapat, 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Timing: 7:00 am - 2:30 pm.
Ling Sen Tong Temple
The name of the temple translates to rocks of heavenly spirits and it depicts a blend of Buddhist and Chinese cultures. Inside the cave are several statues of Lord Buddha and other deities from Chinese mythology which makes this one of the Places to go in Malaysia.
Location: 31350 Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.
Timing: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm.