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  • If you're scouting for the things to do in Malaysia, then you've quite landed at the right spot. An exhaustive guide for Malaysia, we have compiled a list of the 101 places that you can visit and the adventure activities you can enjoy while travelling to this country.Malaysia is a culturally and historically rich country with states, cities and towns like Penang, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching & Ipoh, that are a witness to prominent tourist attractions and serene natural locales.

    From visiting the Boh Plantations in Cameron Highlands to taking up the Firefly tour in Kuala Lumpur, having a flamboyant experience at the Butterfly Farm in Penang to visiting and closely understanding about the Great Orangutan Project in Kuching, Malaysia has a lot in the kitty for the adventurous tourist to explore. 

    Malaysia has successfully retained its ecological beauty and the country draws cultural inspiration from diverse backgrounds like Malay, Indian, Chinese, Arabic, European and Peranakan. The country is home to bountiful rainforests, farms, museums and beaches and is truly vibrant to visit. The gorgeous places that we've carefully curated, and the adventure activities that have been shortlisted, these are wisely picked to delight you and give you a rich and memorable travel experience of Malaysia.

    With an understanding of the culture of the country and memories that will be cherished for the years to come, we recommend exploring these places and planning a Malaysian tour.Here are our 101 picks of places to see and treks and hikes to explore, rainforests and beaches to let oneself lose at and food places and shopping markets to bargain at. Places and adventure sports that are designed by keeping adults, youngsters, children and families in mind, get set to explore and revel in Malaysian fun.
  • Must Do Activities: Thrillophilia Recomendation

  • 01Tandem Skydiving

    Tandem Skydiving

    Soar through the blue skies of Kuala Lumpur while you feel surges of exhilaration. You can be an advanced skydiver or a beginner, various companies offer packages for either. It is one of the best things to do in Malaysia.

    Tandem Skydiving harnesses you to an experienced skydiver, helpful if you’re a beginner. It is the amongst the most adventurous things to do in Kuala Lumpur.

    Majority providers of this activity provide you with equipment and videos of your adrenaline pumping flight. Keep in mind that this activity is seasonal and depends majorly on weather conditions as well.

    Price: Approximate price ranges from 800 MYR to 1500 MYR depending on the number of jumps.
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  • 02Helicopter Sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur

    Helicopter Sightseeing of Kuala Lumpur
    If you are looking for a high-adrenaline activity in Kuala Lumpur, you can try out helicopter sightseeing tours at this place. Take a tour around the capital city of Malaysia in sophisticated helicopters and enjoy the panoramic view of the place. Minimum 4 passengers are required to take up this trip. It is a fun thing to do in Kuala Lumpur and is enjoyed by all those who go for it.

    Highlights – The pilot who will steer your Robinson 44 or EC125 helicopter is highly proficient in English and trained for the job. He does the role of a tourist guide as well, sharing you some important information about the landmarks of Kuala Lumpur. Take amazing pictures while enjoying the scene from your air-conditioned choppers.

    Location – 1500 feet above sea level from Kuala Lumpur.

    Timings
    – From 10 AM to 5 PM all through the day, depending on weather conditions. The total ride takes up to 30 minutes.

    Price – Approximate RM890 per person (same price for adults and kids).
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  • 03Scuba Diving, Kota Kinabalu

    If you love fun and adventure and ready to take up any challenges than Scuba Diving in Penang is the best option for you. Dive deep into the water and explore the sea life and dive among the turtles and sharks of these region. The fun part is that you will be seeing this in live.

    Highlights: Explore the underwater flora and fauna and get a closer view of the coral reefs. The diving  in the clear blue  water is surely going to be one of the best experience for a lifetime you and your friends. If you are a beginner then there will be some professional diver who will help you dive better.

    Location: Kota Kinabalu

    Price: Approximately 120 - 400 MYR
  • 04Paragliding, Kuala Kubu Baru

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    If you are looking for excellent adventure and thrill at the same time, you must try out paragliding in Malaysia. These can be enjoyed by beginners and trained pilots too. The foot-launched parachutes go up to at least 6000 metres, making you scream with joy.

    First timers can shed all their inhibitions as they are safely tied to the parachutes and well-trained pilots take control of the machines.

    Highlights
    – You can ask for flips & flaps, cross country rides, flight techniques and be a part of flight analysis if you have the interest and experience for the same, while participating in paragliding in Malaysia.

    Location – Famous paragliding spots in Malaysia are Bukit Jagra, Bukit Sendayan, Bukit Bahau and Kuala Kubu Baru.

    Timing – Takes around 20minutes per ride. Minimum 4 and maximum 10 passengers are allowed. Minimum age of passenger should be 10 years. Paragliding is possible on weekends.

    Price - Approximately RM300 per passenger and last minute booking of RM50 per person allowed.
  • 05Parasailing, Langkawi

    Parasailing, Langkawi
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    Malaysia is one of the most-sought after destinations of adventure water sports activities. Though almost all beach resorts provide parasailing tours for their guests, this is best enjoyed in Langkawi Island.

    Highlights – It is better to choose authorised tour operators for parasailing, because one may have to go through lots of risks when choosing illegal operators. Two to three people can travel in one ride and the ride usually takes ten minutes. The thrill that you get when you are lifted close to 500feet above sea level and when you land back safely on to the boat cannot be described in words.

    Location– Langkawi Island.

    Timing – One parasailing trip takes around 30 minutes to complete. 2 to 3 people are lifted at a time.

    Price – RM80 per person on the beach for 3km; RM180 per person on the boat for 8km.
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  • 06Scuba Doo (Underwater Scooter), Kota Kinabalu

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    One of the best water sports activities that tourists enjoy when they come here is scuba doo, where one gets to enjoy the waters of the ocean,with the help of an underwater scooter.

    Highlights – Here, you can breathe normally as you sit inside a dome in your scuba bike. You get to travel to a maximum depth of 10m under the sea and enjoy the rich marine life of Malaysian waters, as you feed the fishes here. This is one of the newest activities launched by many resorts in Malaysia to provide ultimate fun to tourists. No scuba diving or swimming experience is required to take up scuba doo rides.

    Location – Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.

    Timing – Underwater scooter rides are currently offered between 60 and 90 minutes.

    Price – RM200 to RM275.
  • 07Sea Walking, Borneo

    Do you want to go underwater but are apprehensive about your swimming or scuba diving skills? You don’t have to worry anymore, as now there is a new sport introduced in Malaysia and many parts of the world , known as sea –walking. Sea Walking is one of the best things to do in Malaysia.

    Highlights – Now, you can remain dry above your neck by wearing a helmet, while walking under the sea, feeling awestruck at the marine life and coral reefs that are found here in plenty. Ideal for people of all age groups (minimum of 10 years) and for people who have absolutely no idea about swimming, snorkelling, diving and other related water sports. It is ideal to take up sea walking tours along with other water sports packages, so that you get a good deal on them.

    Location – Borneo Island; exactly between Manukan & Gaya Island near Kota Kinabalu.

    Timing – Sea-walking tours usually takes around 15 minutes.

    Price – RM250 per adult.
  • 08White Water Rafting, Selangor

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    White water rafting is one of the most common water sports activities in Malaysia. The rivers in Malaysia are graded according to the water course and the challenges faced by rafters coming here. Some are easy and are apt for beginners, whereas some are apt for people with good rafting experience.

    Highlights – The views across these rivers when you undertake rafting is something that you have to see to experience. Set at the backdrop of majestic hills, with this white water rafting, you can experience some unforgettable moments in your life. Choose a package tour, because you can get to enjoy few other activities as well with these.

    Location – Kampar (safe for beginners), Ulu Slim (good for first timers), Selangor (medium challenges and most famous) and Singoh (highly challenging).

    Timing – Most of these rafting tours can be completed within 1 to 3 days based on the complexity levels.

    Price – starts from RM150 per person and goes up to RM1500 per person.
  • 09Snorkeling, Kota Kinabalu

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    Stretch your legs and get ready to explore the tropical beaches by snorkeling in the clear water of Kota Kinabalu. The  stunning islands here are surrounded by coral reefs and a plenty of aqautic life, discover the amazing marine life by snorkeling in Kota Kinabalu. The vast ocean has so much hidden in its bosom and the best thing is that you get to feel that ultimate excitement while snorkelling underwater.

    Highlights: The underwater life is something which is totally different from what we actually see. The green plants and the marine life will attract you as you snorkel deep into the water.Feel the difference as you float through the astonishing clarity of the water and the mesmerizing colours of the underwater life.

    Location: Kota Kinabalu

    Price: Approximately 120-135 MYR
  • 10Cruising, Kuala Lumpur

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    Cruise tours are the best when it comes to enjoying beautiful places in a relaxed manner. As you cruise along beautiful waters to your desired destination, you can enjoy a sense of tranquillity that can only be felt. It is one of those things to do in Malaysia that you should not miss on your trip.

    Highlights – It is recommended to book for your cruise tours quite early because the seats get filled up fast. When you book suites, you can enjoy the luxury of a 5-star hotel in your cruise. Ocean View tickets give you a panoramic view of the city where you want to travel to.

    Location – There are five main ports from where you can take cruises to and from Malaysia. They are Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Malacca, Penang and Johar.

    Timing – Cruise packages are available for 3 nights, 4 nights.5 nights or more from Singapore on a frequent basis.

    Price – Close to RM1980 per person for a 3-night cruise tour in the Singapore – Penang – Port Klang – Singapore route.
  • 11Island Hopping

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    When you come to Malaysia, be sure to take up island hopping tours. This is the best way to explore the best of both the islands at one price. There are lots of islands in Malaysia and tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to choose their ideal locations. A group of islands can be combined for this tour.

    Highlights – Island hopping is highly recommended by travel experts, because this way, you will get to see many different islands and understand their cultures, thereby enriching your experience.

    Location – Penang and Perhentian Island are the two most preferred choices by tourists.

    Timing – When you start from Penang you can explore places like Pualu Aman, Pulau Gedung, Pulau Jerejak and Pulau Payar, When you start from Perhentian Island, you can hop between this and Lang Tengah. Ferries are used for this transport and there are 3 to 5 nights package.

    Price – For a 5 night trip, it can cost around RM335 per person.
  • 12Microlight, Kuala Lumpur

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    Want to fly freely like a bird in the skies of Kuala Lumpur for one hour at least? Try out the Quick Silver MX2 Microlight when you come to Malaysia next. It is a super-powerful aircraft that travels at a speed of 110km per hour.

    Highlights – Fly past the vast skies of Kuala Lumpur and get panoramic views the capital city. Don’t forget to capture pictures and videos as you would your posterity to go through these. Microlights are driven by experienced pilots and the machines are automatically serviced when they reach 100 flight hours. Participants get a certificate and souvenir upon completion of ride.

    Location – Kuala Lumpur

    Timing – Currently Microlights are available for weekends only from 10AM to 5PM, provided the weather cooperates. Aircraft can carry maximum of 6 people.

    Price – RM1500 per person for one hour of ride.
  • 13Become one Day Pilot at Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport

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    Has aeronautical engineering always mesmerized you? Did you have a passion to become a pilot but couldn’t pursue it for practical reasons?

    Give wings (literally) to your dreams when you visit Malaysia, as you get the chance to be pilot for a day here.

    Highlights – You get to ride the airplane of your choice after getting enough instructions on the ground. Upon completion of your activity, you will get a certificate of excellence. Cessna, Robinson, and Eurocopter are some of the common designs of aircraft that are available here.

    Location – Kuala Lumpur.

    Timing – There are 20, 30 and 60 minutes driving programs available for you to choose from. Totally it takes about 3 hours which includes the ground briefing, theory lessons, and flying sessions.

    Price – RM250per person for 20-minute flying experience on Cessna and around RM2250 per aircraft for group booking (maximum 4 guests) on an EC120B helicopter, for a 30-minute flying experience.
  • 14Hot Air Ballooning, Putra Jaya

    Hot Air Ballooning is one of the key activities in Malaysia and provides unlimited fun and excitement for tourists of all age groups. Apart from the annual Putra Jaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta, you can also enjoy generic balloon rides any time during the year, when you come to this part of the world. It is one of the best things to do in Malaysia.

    Highlights - As you travel through the skies during early mornings, you will get a remarkable view of sun-rise, which is a truly majestic sight.

    Location – Putra Jaya.

    Timing – The average flying time is one hour. It takes around 4 to 5 hours for you to start form your hotel, finish the trip and then go back to your hotel safely.

    Price – Around RM850 per person for a base package (complimentary food, 1 hour flight and certificate), RM1000 per person for 2nd package (additional services of in-flight photo, time-lapsed video, hotel transfers etc.) and RM1150 per person for 3rd package (additional services of premium gift box etc.)
  • 15Golfing, Johor

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    If you are a golf lover, you will be spoilt for choice when you visit Malaysia, as there are one too many golf courses here. All the golf courses are spacious, green, have fully equipped amenities and tourist friendly features to attract as many people as possible.

    Highlights – Located in the midst of tropical forests, rainforests, mountains, waterfalls and a lot of other scenic attractions, there are close to 200 Malaysian Golf Clubs and they are one of the best in the world.

    Location – Some of the must-go golfing clubs in Malaysia are found in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Sabah, Sarawak, Selangor and Terengganu.

    Timing – Most of the golf courses are part of luxury resorts, beach resorts and other hotels located in these areas. Therefore, the timing is different for each golf course.

    Price – On an average, green fees for weekends is RM90 and for weekends it is RM90.
  • 16Mangrove Boat Safari, Tanjhung Rha

    If you have a keen eye for nature and love to study about ecology and biodiversity, Mangrove Boat Safari is one of the best tours for you. This is a one day tour from the beautiful island of Langkawi and you will learn a lot during this tour, thanks to your knowledgeable and supportive guides.

    Highlights – This is not just boat safari, you will get to do a lot of activities like exploring deep into the mangroves of Kilim & Batu Gajah, Eagle Watching at Tanjung Rha, feeding fishes and fly-fox watching at Dangli Island, visiting the local fish farm, trekking on the bat caves, Swimming at the beach and understanding the rich natural ecology all around.

    Location – Tanjhung Rha.

    Timings – Boat safari takes around 5 to 6 hours. Starts at 9AM in the morning and tourists are dropped back by 3PM.

    Price – Starts from RM160 per person and RM110 per child. Boat can carry maximum 6 people.
  • 17Wakeboarding, Langkawi

    Malaysia is home to many adventurous water sports activities. Wakeboarding is one of them. Here you can try a few tricks in water when you go up along with your wakeboard, to which you are connected to.

    It can be scary at first; however in Malaysia, the guides are very helpful and they take out all inhibitions from you.

    Highlights – All wakeboards used by hotels & resorts in Malaysia are 100% safe. If you want to cut some costs and bring you own wakeboards here, you are allowed to do that too.

    Location – Almost all the beaches are apt for wakeboarding in Malaysia. You can choose the one that is convenient for you.

    Timing – Usually wakeboarding is allowed for one hour only. You can extend the same if you want by paying additional costs.

    Price – RM400 per boat for an hour on week days and RM480 per boat for an hour on weekends.
  • 18Bungee Jumping, Kuala Lumpur

    One of the most adventurous activities that you can try out when you come to Malaysia is Bungee Jumping. Lots of tourists from all over the globe come here to try this.

    Highlights – Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is the most famous and permanent Bungee jumping locations in Malaysia. The jump is from 22m above sea level, which might not be too much when compared to other destinations of the world.

    However it can be intimidating and exciting for first-time jumpers. You need to choose reputed bungee jumping agencies for this. You will be given a certificate once you complete the jump, which you can proudly flaunt with your family.

    Location –Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Kuala Lumpur.

    Timing – The jump actually takes about 5 to 6 seconds only ; suitable for kids aged 10 years and above. Jumps available from 10AM to 6PM.

    Price – RM 90 per kid and per senior citizen; RM130 per adult.
  • 19Go for Caving in Malaysia

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    If you love adventure and are not scared of insects, caving is one of the primary activities that you can enjoy in Malaysia. There are lots of caves here with excessive growth of stalagmites and stalactites, a complete haven for people who are interested to study about ecology and natural biodiversity.

    Higlights – The caves are completely dark; hence you need to be careful while coming here. Worms, spiders, cockroaches, centipedes and a lot of other insects are found on the cave-floors in plenty. Every evening, a large number of bats come out of the caves and leave their droppings on the floors, which forms the food for these insects. Easy, pilgrimage and adventure types caves are found here.

    Location – Batu Caves, Gua Kelam, Gunung Reng, Perak Tong Cave Temple, Gua Tempurung Cave, Gua Charas and many more.

    Timing – Caving can be done all through the year, as long as the weather is favourable.

    Price – Varies as per complexity of caves
  • 20Taman Negara National Park Jungle Trekking

    Taman Negara National Park is one of the most famous tourist attractions in Malaysia. Located at about 240km from Kuala Lumpur, this national park is rich in cultural diversity and has a tropical climate that attracts local and international tourists.

    Highlights – If you are an adventure enthusiast, you should not miss trekking at this 130 year old virgin rain forest. Apart from trekking, you can enjoy various other activities like nature trails and rock climbing, when you come here. The trekking trails in this national park are very dangerous and can be undertaken by experienced trekkers only.

    Location – Taman Negara National Park, at about 3 to 4 hours’ drive from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

    Timing – Trekking can be done all through the year due to the tropical climate.

    Price – Entry fee into the park is RM1 and from there, you can take individual tours or packages. Packages start at an average of RM300 per person.
  • 21Melaka Historic City

    If you want to witness history and cultural tradition in its fullest form, you have to come to 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.
  • 22Redang Island

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    Redang Island is becoming one of the hot destinations for beach lovers visiting Malaysia in large numbers over the years. It is known as Pulau Redang or simply Redang in the local dialect.

    Highlights – Replete with pristine waters, palm groves, sandy beaches, tropical climate and a rich marine life, Redang Island is a haven for water sports activities. There are totally 9 small islands in this area. Do not miss the rich coral reefs here. This is one of the most beautiful and scenic islands in Peninsular Malaysia.

    Location – 45km from the Terengganu coast and one hour flight from Kuala Lumpur. The island can be reached by boat ferries that are available at Kuala Terrengganu.

    Timing – Due to the pleasant climate available here, the island can be visited all through the year.

    Price - Redang Island Marine Park is the entry point into this island. RM5 is the entry fee for this park.
  • 23Penang Hill, Penang

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    Penang Hill is one of the famous hill stations in Malaysia and a favourite tourist destination for honeymooners.

    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.
  • 24Kinabalu National Park, Kota Kinabalu

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    Established during 1964, Kinabalu National Park is a major landmark in Malaysia as it houses the majestic Mount Kinabalu, one of the tallest mountains in South East Asia.

    Highlights – This NationalPark houses close to 5000 different species of plants and 90 rare and endangered species of mammals. In 2000, UNESCO, recognised this park as a World Heritage Site, the first site in Malaysia to get this honour. Do not miss to see the world’s largest pitcher plant, Nepenthes Rajah and one of the rarest orchids in the entire world, Rothschild slipper orchid, in this park. You can undertake various activities like trekking, rock climbing, bird-watching, farm tours, golfing, photography, nature trails, canopy walks and others when you come here.

    Location – Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

    Timing - Can be visited all through the year.  

    Price – RM3 and RM1 per adult and kid respectively (locals); RM15 and RM10 per adult and kid respectively (foreigners).
  • 25Cameron Highlands, Pahang

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    Are you looking for scenic hill stations in Malaysia? Cameron Highlands is the apt place for you. This place is inhabited by a diverse group of people, which has its impact on its culture as well.

    Highlights – This hill station is among the oldest Malaysia tourist places, as it was established during the 1930s. Sprawling tea estates, natural vegetation, pleasant climate, orchards, waterfalls, dense forests, pilgrimage & heritage centres, strawberry farms, lavender gardens, mossy forests, time tunnel gallery, museums and green farmlands are some of the highlights of this place.

    Location – Pahang state.

    Timing - Climate is pleasant all through the year at Cameron Highlands.

    Price – Entry fee differs according to various places.
  • 26Semenggoh Nature Reserve, Sarawak

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    Semenggoh Nature Reserve has been established to give ultimate care and protection to wildlife that have been abandoned, injured or orphaned.

    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.
  • 27Perhentian Islands

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    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.
  • 28Rock Climbing at Batu Caves

    Rock Climbing at Batu Caves

    Batu Caves is a limestone hill, located 13km north of Kuala Lumpur, famous for its temple and its crag for rock climbing. If you will ask locals about what to do in Kuala Lumpur? They will answer "visit Batu Caves". It is a place for adventure lovers. It offers residents, travellers, weekend adventures and seasoned ascensionists a pathway to explore enjoy and challenge every part of their body when climbing natural rock faces. 

    Batu Caves is the hub of climbing in Kuala Lumpur and enthusiasts from all over head to Batu Caves for a taste of adventure.

    You must keep in mind that this sport depends heavily on the weather conditions and should be avoided during rainy seasons which are April - May. Limestone rocks do dry up very quickly even after torrential storms, so avid rock climbers can access them.

    How to Reach: Batu Caves are free to enter and wander around. The great news is that you can catch a train right to the door stop. Trains leave KL Sentral every half an hour and cost 4 MYR.

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  • 29Langkawi Cable Car

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    Enjoy one of the major attractions of Langkawi Island that is popularly known as Langkawi Cable Car or Sky Cab. Take a ride on the top of Mount Chinchang and relish the breathtaking views around. Also, take pleasure of the Oriental Village shopping zone built against the mountain backdrop around a beautiful lake.

    After reaching the Oriental Village, one can have a bird’s eye view of Mount Mat Chinchang Hill by cable car and ascend Langkawi. Rejoice the cool and gentle breeze of the highlands and then shop at the village along with savouring different cuisines for lunch at various outlets. It is amongst the popular things to do in Malaysia.
     

     Highlights: It is only 30 minutes away from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from the Langkawi International Airport. It is located north of Telaga Harbour, Pantai Kok and north-west of the Langkawi International  Airport. Departs from a few selected Langkawi hotels at 9 am and returns to the original point.
  • 30Skytrex Adventure, Selangor

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    Have you heard the concept of sky-trekking from tree to tree? If it sounds like a concept out of fantasy world for you, you should visit Skytrex Adventure Theme Park in Malaysia.

    Highlights –
    You will get to enjoy various aerial adventure activities like flying, swinging, gliding, dangling and other forest adventure activities when you come here. Clear categorisation of activities based on difficulty levels – Little Adventure, Big Thrill and Extreme Challenge.

    Location – Shah Alam, Selangor.

    Activities –
    23 not so easy challenges in the Little Adventure Club, which requires kids to be minimum 1.1m tall and a host of other sky trekking activities in the Big Thrill & Extreme Challenge Segments, which require participants be at least 1.4m tall. Kids who are younger than 12 years should definitely be accompanied by parents or relatives.

    Price
    – RM35 per person (Little Adventure), RM45 per person (Big Thrill) and RM55 per person (Extreme Challenge).

    Timings
    – Open on weekends from 8.30AM to 4.30PM.
  • 31Petronas Twin Towers

    Petronas Twin Towers
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    The Petronas Twin Towers are one of the World’s famous and tallest architectural pieces and have visited by billions of people from around the world. The towers are the headquarters of Petronas, the national petroleum company of Malaysia. It is one of the best places to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

    Both the towers are 88 stories high and are identical to each other with a pyramid-shaped top fitted with a slender steel spire. The 41st and 42nd floor of the towers are linked through a skybridge allowing people to travel within the towers. 

    Apart from the headquarters of Petronas, there are various shopping malls, complexes and food courts inside the tower for the common people. They can even enjoy the skyline of the city from the towers. It is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia.

    Price: The entry fees to the Twin Towers starts approximately from 65 MYR and can be bought online from its official website.

    Make your Kuala Lumpur trip more happening with the stay at these resorts to stay in Kuala Lumpur.


  • 32Georgetown Heritage Walk, Penang

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    Georgetown is the capital of the Malaysian island Penang. This region was an important trading hub and till date, it consists of a number of Chinese shophouses. Georgetown has developed into a modern city which is still wrapped in its culture.

    The Georgetown Heritage Walk is a wonderful way to explore the various attractions of the city. A self-guided tour would help the tourists experiencing the beauty of this area in the best of forms.

    Highlights: During the Georgetown Heritage Walk one can visit the famous marvels of Leong San Tong Khoo Mansion, Kapitan Kelling Mosque, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and even the Town Hall. This area is a blend of culture and tradition that would surely impress the tourists.

    Location: Georgetown is located on the north-eastern corner of the island Penang.

    Best Time: Georgetown Heritage Walk can be availed anytime but the day hours would be the best to view the landmarks clearly.
      
    Price: No fee
  • 33Menara KL Tower

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    The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower located amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck inside the Menara KL tower is the best places in Kuala Lumpur for sightseeing and it is also the highest in the city and gives a clear and elegant birds-eye view of the city of Kuala Lumpur.

    The tower also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. One more amazing fact about the Menara KL tower is that it is ranked as the fourth highest telecommunication towers in the world. It is a famous Malaysia tourist places to visit.

    Location: The Menara Kuala Lumpur tower is located majestically on the top of Bukit Nanas, also known as the Pineapple Hill

    Price: The entry fees to the tower costs approximately 55 MYR for an adult and 45 MYR for a child.

  • 34Langkawi Sky Bridge

    Hold your breath because Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest (410 feet) free span bridge in the world, suspended from an altitude of 82 meters by a single Pylon and is 2,300 feet above the ground. Unlike any other straight bridge, the sky bridge is curved so as to give the tourists a better and more spectacular perspective of the view below - a total blood thumping expedition.

    The bridge was first constructed in the ground and was then lifted by air through helicopters to its final pylon. It is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. 

    Highlight: View of unclaimed and unexplored parts of the island, the tropical jungles and the pristine mountain Mat Cincang. Yes, it is definitely a photographer’s delight. To reach the sky bridge you will have to board a cable car from the cliff. On the way to the top, you will witness the second largest peak, Telaga Tuluj.

    Location: Ascent from Oriental Village near Pantai Kok

    Price: RM 5.00 for adults and RM 3.00 for children
  • 35Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Petaling Jaya

    If you are looking for an experience replete with fun and excitement, you must visit Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia. The place is apt for tourists of all age groups as it has a wide variety of attractions.

    Highlights
    – There are over 80 attractions in this theme park, which is set up at a sprawling area of 88 acres. Park is divided into five areas based on adventure experience – Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park.

    Location
    – Petaling Jaya, about 15km southwest of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.

    Activities
    – Vuvuzela, Little Zimbabwe, Surf Beach, Captain Kids’ Candyland, Grand Canyon River Rapids, Colorado Splash, Wildlife Encounters, Go Kart, Bungee Jumping, Archery, Nights of Fright.

    Price
    – Walk in rates for adults (12 years and above) are RM150, for kids & senior citizens it is RM120 per person. Rates of Bungee Jumping, G-Force and Go Kart are not included in this.

    Timings
    – Open from 10AM to 6PM on all days of the week.
  • 36Safari at Bako National Park, Kuching

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    Things to Do in Kuala Lumpur

    37. Canopy Walk at FRIM - Of the very many things to do in Malaysia, we recommend a peaceful canopy walk at the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM). Blooming with lush green rainforests and diverse flora and fauna, the canopy walk is suspended between trees, approximately 30 meters from ground level and offers a panoramic view of the rainforests and Kuala Lumpur.

    38. Micro Light Flying - Experience the electrifying microlight flying activity in Kuala Lumpur that is a promising adventure sport. It'll make you fly and glide in the skies! Enjoy the scenic landscapes as the cool winds caress your mind and soul. Fly like a bird in the blue skies with this unique experience!

    39. Firefly Tour with Dinner - The firefly tour is one of the best-known attractions in Kuala Lumpur. Locally known as ‘kelip-kelip’, fireflies are incandescent bugs that emit bright light from their abdomen. Enjoy a glittering firefly experience coupled with dinner with the firefly tour.

    40. Segway Ride Lake Park - The Segway Ride tour is an energizing eco-fun ride that covers an expansive 10 km sightseeing route. It is for the environment admirers who desire to partake a rejuvenating experience in and around the Lake Gardens while making stops to visit animals and scenic spots.

    41. Genting Highland Skyway Cable Car - Touted as the 'best way to go to the top', the Genting Highland Skyway cable car experience is one that is surely not to be missed! The gondola-style cable car offers incredible views of the landmarks in Kuala Lumpur. 

    42. Hot Air Ballooning - Soar with the wind with a hot air balloon ride and revel in the gorgeous flight experience that offers spectacular and adrenaline-lifting views of Kuala Lumpur. An unforgettable experience in itself, take this memorable adventure up!

    43. Cooking Classes at Bayan Indah - For the ones wishing to go beyond the normal food tasting sessions, then you can consider learning to cook with Bayan Indah’s amazing 70 cooking classes 

    44. Fish Spa - A Fish Spa reflexology is not unheard of. While in Kuala Lumpur, experience this refreshing foot spa treatment that'll leave you with soft and hygienic feet. More than what a pumice stone can do, let the fishes nibble on your feet and leave them shining clean!

    45. Off The Eaten Track -Food Tour - Discover the best of local food and delicacies with food tours in Kuala Lumpur. Take up walking tours in small groups and experience the cuisine that Malaysia has to offer! Food tasting and beyond, the best is only unexplored when you step out and experiment.

    46. Kampong Village Tour - If nature, history and culture excite you together, then the Kampong Village tour is for you! Known for its tea production, the village is reachable via a forest trek and a trail passing through tea and coffee plantations. Wooden cottages amidst the mountains, catch the insights of rural Malaysia with this village tour! Bonus: The villagers offer homestays and do not shy away from conversations.

    47. Wild River Tubing - Wild river tubing is an adventure-packed activity that promises loud whooping and cheering! Discover this thrilling water sport in Kuala Lumpur where you'll ride on tubes that free float in river waters and meet with water splashing and fun and nothing less! 

    48. Dine at Tamarind Springs - A delectably gorgeous dining getaway, Tamarind Springs in Kuala Lumpur is the dining experience that'll leave you wanting for more! Authentic Indochinese cuisine to tease your taste buds, the restaurant pulls you away from the hustle and bustle of the city and serves you in a serene verdant environment.  The flavours are strong and we're totally recommending!

    49. Bukit Tabur Hiking - Adventure awaits with the Bukit Tabur hiking! Known to be an intensely invigorating hike, the Bukit Tabur promises a splendid view from the top! The climb is challenging and rocky, but, the weather and the views are breathtakingly gorgeous! The locals and experts quote, the sunrise and sunset views are not to be missed from this viewpoint!

    Things to Do in Penang

    50. Escape Adventureplay Theme park - Fascinated by adventure seekers, Escape Adventureplay theme park in Penang defines new-age outdoor activities with engaging recreations like zip lines, climbing towers and high rope courses. Leisure activities that cater to every age group, the theme park is eco-conscious by design and enchants the visitors with gaming and more.

    51. Penang National Park Hike - Known as one of the easiest hiking trails, the Penang National Park hike bewitches the visitors! While the trails in the park are easy to follow, be all set to witness rats, lizards, snakes, birds and bats in their wild forms. Fun to experience, the national park is a new addition to Malaysia's attractions.

    52. Adventure Zone Theme Park - For adults and children alike, the Adventure Zone Theme Park in Penang calls you! A fully equipped indoor facility, experience and engage with modular play equipment and drop slides. A family-oriented entertainment centre, enjoy snacks and gaming together under one roof here.

    53. Butterfly Farm - One of the most popular tourist destinations in Penang, the Butterfly Farm enjoys such fame given its wide and colorful diversity of butterflies, insects and reptiles. The Farm enjoys international repute and is dedicated to protecting the natural habitat of these organisms. Visit the Butterfly Farm in Penang for a flamboyant experience.

    54. Ferry Ride to Butterworth - Ferry rides have their own aesthetic charm they say. Travellers say the ferry ride to Butterworth is immensely breathtaking during the night hours. (Read: town lighting). Relax and soak in the cool breeze while your ferry sails you smoothly.

    55. Jet-Skiing - Hitting the beach and no sound of water sports? That isn't quite adventurous. Plan to take up a jet-skiing in Penang where you can have fun in the shimmering blue ocean waters and enjoy other water leisure activities. 

    56. Batu Ferringhi Beach - While you're in Penang, we recommend visiting the Batu Ferringhi Beach, which is one of the best things to do in Malaysia. With soft white sand and a beach full of the whimsical jellyfishes, travellers suggest taking light strolls on the beach and watching the sun go down. Quite magical they say.

    57. Visit Penang Interactive Museum - While in Penang, a visit to the Penang interactive museum is quite an indulging activity to do. A place that's creatively designed to entertain youngsters, adults and kids, it requires visitors to understand particular angles to click pictures creatively. Colourful pictures on the walls and floors are designed and require human interaction for clicking memorable pictures.

    58. Visit Kek Lok Si Temple - The Kek Lok Si Temple is a legendary Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia that is a picturesque stop for pagodas, prayers halls, bell towers and a tortoise pond! It is a renowned temple in Penang we recommend visiting for awakening spirituality. 

    Things to Do in Kota Kinabalu

    59. Scuba Diving - While in Kota Kinabalu, scuba diving is a must-try we say. With daily diving and snorkelling trips, explore the diverse marine life in underwater with expert professional guides and undertake a refreshingly memorable experience.

    60. Paragliding - Paragliding brings you the closest to flying like a bird. A free and heartening sport, paragliding will leave you with butterflies in your stomach.A sense of freedom, a sense of achievement, experience paragliding at its best in Kota Kinabalu.

    61. Climb Mt. Kinabalu - A challenging climb and a test of your mental and physical abilities, the climb to Mt Kinabalu is popular given that it is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. With beautiful sceneries to drink in, this climb gives you a great workout and spectacular memories and pictures to last for a lifetime. 

    62. Mountain Biking - Go cycling and traverse through this adventurous mountain biking trip that brings you up-close with rivers, jungle plantations, riverside villages and coastal plains. Adventure enthusiasts who wish to explore a unique mountain biking experience, this trip is for you.

    63. Mari Mari Cultural Village Tour - Step back from the modern civilizations and explore the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Mari-Mari Cultural Village with a tour. Discover the customs of farmers, fishermen and villagers. Take the spellbinding ride amidst tranquil green interiors for the Mari-Mari cultural village.

    64. Fly Fish - Experience the sport of fishing locally in Kota Kinabalu, as it only gets more adventurous here. Fly fishing is different from customary fishing where an artificial fly is used to catch fishes. Partake this local sport, it's time for fly-fishing.

    65. Ziplining - If you're someone who loves taking on a risky adventure sport, then the zipline tour awaits you in Kota Kinabalu. Organised between two islands, ziplining offers a thrilling view of the surrounding landscapes, something you'd have never experienced before.

    66. Gaya Island Jungle Trekking - The Gaya Island Jungle Trekking is an excellent trek that teaches navigation, jungle survival skills, natural medicines & their usage and identifying diverse trees, plants and animal species. Spread across 4 kilometres approximately, we recommend experiencing these forces of nature.

    67. Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre - A rehabilitation centre that caters to the playful species - Orangutans, this is a visit we recommend for experiencing orangutans in their natural habitat. A popular tourist spot, you can watch the apes being fed bananas and milk here. Orphaned orangutans are housed with supervision in this rehab centre.

    Things to Do in Malacca

    68. Visit A Famosa Fort - A Portuguese Fort and one of the oldest surviving European architectural ruins, the Famosa Fort is a popular touristy historical attraction. Built by the Portuguese and destroyed by the British, the fort is best visited during the morning time!

    69. Jonker Street - One of the best things to do in Malaysia is to visit the Jonker Street in Malacca. A place for clothing, craft outlets and restaurants, The Jonker Street is a fancy among bargain hunters and vintage collectors. A blend of traditional and urban attractions, it reflects Malacca's and Malaysia's cultural and colourful lifestyle and history.

    70. Menara Taming Sari - The tale behind Menara Taming Sari's popularity is its revolving structure that offers a 360-degree panoramic view of Malacca town and interesting sights like the St.Paul’s Hill, Independence Memorial Building, Samudra Museum, Flor De La Mar, Dataran Pahlawan, Pulau Selat Mosque, Pulau Besar and the Straits of Melaka.

    71. Visit Melaka Sultanate Palace - With an excellent architecture, this 7-tiered palace is one of its kind in Malaysia as it provides exceptional glimpses of the ancient Malay kingdom which once thrived in Malacca. The palace is a reflectance of history and the glorious past, a must visit we say!

    72. Malacca River  Cruise - Going by the name, the Malacca river cruise is a pleasant and relaxing river cruising activity. Experience Malacca and its serenity in a leisure and comfortable river cruise as you sail smoothly!

    73. Melaka Zoo & Night Safari - The Melaka Zoo is spread offers an amazing insight into the wildlife and its conservation. A recreational activity in Malacca, enjoy an incredible zoo experience with grassy surroundings and tropical vegetation. 

    74. Visit Melaka Crocodile Farm - The Melaka Crocodile Farm is an adventurous place to explore, given the alligator ponds, reptile house, mammals house, walkthrough aviary, amusement park and herb garden there. The farm is home to over 100 species of crocodiles and is a popular tourist destination.

    Things to Do in Cameron Highland

    75. Visit Boh Plantation - Promising scenic views, tranquillity and fresh breeze all around, the Boh Plantations in Cameron Highlands are a must visit place if you want to explore nature. These plantations are the largest tea plantation in Southeast Asia that is spread over 8000 acres of land.

    76. Lavender Gardens - Lavender Gardens is a new attraction to Cameron Highlands & they're one of the touristy things to do in Malaysia. Coupled with Lavender, visitors can explore species of flowers like peonies, yellow daisies, gerberas and camellias. It's purely a flower heaven.

    77. Mossy Forest Hike - There's no stopping to Cameron Highlands delighting the visitors! One other popular attraction here is the Mossy Forest and hiking adventure activity there that promises natural breathtaking views, fresh air and serenity. The forest hike can be done via multiple trails present in the forest.

    78. Thompson Falls - The sight of the Thompson Falls in Cameron Highlands is wonderfully refreshing. These waterfalls can be seen from the road from a viewing point when passing by and work as a great photo-op.

    79. Honey Bee Farms - Cameron Highlands assure an unforgettable travel experience for every visitor. Visiting the honey bee apiaries can be an educational visit and one can know more about the life cycle of bees and the process of honey production here.

    80. Time Tunnel Museum - The Time Tunnel Memorabilia has been a tourist attraction in Cameron Highlands for nearly a decade. The museum showcases a historical timeline gallery of the Cameron Highlands. It also showcases other prized collections.

    81. Agro Technology Park in MARDI - The Agro Technology Park in Mardi is segregated into areas like the English Garden, Herb Garden, Orchid Garden, Rose Garden, research centre and an information centre. Tourists can purchases souvenirs from this place. 

    82. Sam Poh Temple - Located in Brinchang in Cameron Highlands, the temple is built on a hill and proffers a spectacular view of the Brinchang town. It is the largest Buddhist temple in the country and has a beautiful statue of Lord Buddha.

    83. Mount Batu Brinchang - Mount Batu Brinchang is the tallest mountain in Cameron Highlands and stands tall at a height of 6666 ft. The mountain can be seen from anywhere in Cameron Highlands. The watchtower at the peak of the mountain provides an incredible view of towns, valleys and mountains.

    84. Cactus Valley - The Cactus Valley boasts of having a diverse variety of cactus plants. These plants are as old as 60 years and more. A rich diversity of roses, calla lily impatiens, fuchsia, ananas, camellia, hibiscus, rhododendron, bird of paradise, glory bush, Clivia miniata, peaches and more can be easily spotted here.  

    Things to Do in Ipoh

    85. Gopeng Rainforest White Water Rafting - In the lush green Gopeng rainforests, experience the thrill of white water river rafting on the Kampar river. A bio-diverse environment, admire the scenic rainforests and raft in the pristine river waters in Ipoh.

    86. Trek Up Kledang Hill - Standing tall at 800 meters, the Bukit Kledang Hill in Ipoh is popular for trekking where multiple jungle trails lead to different locations on the hill. Experience the thrill of trekking up this hill and discovering marvel panoramic views.

    87. Visit Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village - While in Ipoh, do not miss one the scenic landmarks, the Qing Xin Ling Leisure and Cultural Village. A manmade cultural village, the place is a great one for family gathering and outing with friends.

    88. Lost World of Tambun - The Lost World Of Tambun is a wholesome adventure destination. This wonderland is surrounded by tropical jungles, natural hot water springs and eco-fun thrills. With an array of attractions and rides inside its walls, this destination is a must-visit we say.

    89. Visit Kellie’s Castle - The fame of the Kellie's Castle lies in its unfinished business. The half-done castle of William Kellie Smith, a Scottish planner bears a beautiful exterior and delightful interiors. Come explore the secret exit tunnels, the wine cellar, bedrooms and scenic rooftop views from this castle. 

    Things to Do in Kuching

    90. Sarawak River Cruise - Discover Kuching in Malaysia from a new perspective with the Sarawak river cruise. Offering a luxurious and pleasurable cruising experience, the cruise ride is purely tranquil and cruises smoothly on river waters. Experience serenity at its best with this one.

    91. Bamboo Rafting - Bamboo rafting in Kuching is a thrilling experience that one must opt for. Rafting and kayaking give you unforgettable memories! Floating above the water and using natural bamboo rafts are the speciality here that make this adventure activity popular.

    92. Skydiving - It takes courage and a heart of steel to take a freefall from an aircraft! There's no turning back, once you make a jump! A pure adrenaline rush guaranteed, experience the speed and take a dive with skydiving in Kuching.

    93. Kayaking - Explore pristine wilderness of rainforests and river waters with Kayaking in Kuching. Encounter with wildlife and sail smoothly amongst lush nature while having an adventurous ride for a lifetime. A popular sport that's rejuvenating, experience it in Kuching.

    94. Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo - Visitors at the Jong's Crocodile Farm & Zoo can experience a spectacular retreat at the crocodile farm where they get to see a diverse wildlife other than the crocodiles. Take a free walk among monkeys, leopard-cats, pheasants, barking deer's, sambar deer's, turtles and more.

    95. Kubah National Park - With crystal clear streams, small waterfalls and bathing pools, the Kubah National Park is house to varied wildlife. The appeal of this place lies in its scenic rainforest views in coupled with wildlife and water streams. A refreshing getaway, the Kubah National Park can be done as an enjoyable day trip.

    96. The Great Orangutan Project - The most fascinating and enchanting species of Malaysia, Orangutans are the focus of the Great Orangutan Project. The focus lies on conservation efforts for these great apes who are an endangered species. 

    Things to Do in Langkawi

    97. Mangrove Safari - Explore the flourishing mangroves of Langkawi in a boat safari. Ride through the dense flora and fauna and cover floating fish farms. Explore bats in the caves, tree climbing fishes, otters and other diverse organisms. 

    98. Underwater World Langkawi - Pronounced as one of the top attractions in Langkawi, the underwater world is a house to birds and animals found in tropical rainforests and is an educational world to those interested in marine life.  

    99. Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls - The local stories say that the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls are home to fairies. Well, you'll have to experience it to believe it. These waterfalls are a popular natural attraction in Langkawi and perhaps one of the best things to do in Malaysia.

    100. Natural Salt Water Jacuzzi - Natural saltwater hot springs are a rare phenomenon as opposed to fresh hot water springs. Langkawi is blessed with these natural saltwater springs at the Air Hangat Village which serves as a major and the only tourist attraction in the village.

    101. Pulau Payar Marine Park - South of Langkawi, the Pulau Payar Marine Park is a spectacular retreat for those desirous of swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving. You can experience the marine life and alluring corals, which are quite a treat to the eyes.

Attractions

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Sapi Island

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.



Location: Close to Kota Kinabalu.

Timings: March to October.

Price: RM3 & RM1 per adult and child for Sapi Marine Park (locals).
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Tioman island beach

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.
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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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Mataking Beach

Another resort island with one of the best beaches in Malaysia, Mataking Island is the furthest from Semporna in east coast Sabah where a boat trip takes nearly an hour one way. Just stroll around the island to look for your own secluded place. One of the unique things about the island is that they have an underwater post office where you can literally post a letter or postcard. Highly recommended for those who want a 'Maldives' experience in Malaysia.

 

Highlights: This is the perfect romantic getaway as the island has a spa, private bungalows, an outdoor Jacuzzi by the sea and all the romantic walks by the beach you want. Special arrangements can be made for honeymooners, weddings or private parties. The only way to get here is by booking a tour package from the resort. There are no day trips or visits here.

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

 

 

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Tabin Wildlife Reserve

If you are an adventure seeker, have a passion for wildlife photography, and you love to live close to mother nature, Tabin Wildlife Reserve welcomes you, as this place can give you a right and perfect taste of nature. Visiting the Tabin Wildlife Reserve can really be a priceless experience. Especially, if you are a birdwatching and wildlife photography enthusiast, there can no better place than the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Not only for the photographers and animal activists, but also for the normal regular visitors, this place can be a paradise


How To Reach: The Tabin Wildlife Reserve is a 7 hour drive from the main Kota Kinabalu city. Or the other option is to take the direct flight from the Kota Kinabalu to Lahad Datu, which takes around 1 hour and from Lahad Datu, you can reach the Tabin wildlife reserve in one and half hours.

Price: The day trip to Tabin Wildlife Reserve costs around 570 MYR.

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