Adopt a Baby Orangutan
When you adopt an orangutan baby, you can fund this life-changing rehabilitation process for these beautiful creatures. One of the places where you can do this is at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre, where they will send you regular updates and photos of your adopted orangutan throughout the year for you to keep track of their progress.
Location: Sabah Wildlife Department, W.D.T. 200, Sandakan, Jalan Sepilok, Sepilok, 90000 Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 11: a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Visit the Niah Caves in Sarawak
The entrance of the cave is over 60 metres high and more than 250 metres in width, which leads to an even larger chamber within. Apart from the beautiful natural structure of the cave, you can also discover stalactites and stalagmites that have existed for thousands of years and animals that reside inside the caves.
Location: 98200 Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
Timings: Saturday to Tuesday (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.), Wednesday to Friday (8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
Seek Blessings at Thai Temples
These temples uphold a mixture of cultures that is unique to Malaysia and are loved by tourists because of their elaborate architecture and surrounding natural beauty. One of the most famous Thai temples in Malaysia is the Wat Chetawan in the Petaling District in Selangor.
Location: No.24, Jalan Pantai 9/7, Seksyen 10 Petaling Jaya, 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.)
Visit the Snake Temple
This Chinese temple, which is also known as the Temple of the Azure Cloud, is one of the most beautiful structures in Malaysia, constructed in authentic Chinese style with distinct Malaysian influences. The reason the temple is known as the Snake Temple is that it is full of pit viper snakes in the snake pool section of the temple.
Location: Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas Industrial Park, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.)
Explore the BOH Tea Garden and Factory
You can watch how tea is processed and packaged at the factory as well. Eating a meal, combined with the delicious local homegrown tea at the estate’s open-air restaurant after a tour is truly one of the most unique things to do in Malaysia.
Location: Boh Road, Habu, 39200 Ringlet, Pahang, Malaysia
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Feel Religious at Crystal Mosque
It is one of the grandest structures in Malaysia, made of glass, crystal and steel and is a centre for prayer and learning. You can learn a lot about the Muslim community in Malaysia and explore the stunning architecture of the mosque.
Location: Pulau Wan Man, Losong Panglima Perang, 21000 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.)
Visit the Amazing Kuching Cat Museum
You can also catch an incredible view of Kuching City from the observation deck inside the museum. Apart from cats, the museum also has several other exciting exhibits on display that showcase the history and culture of Malaysia, especially with regard to its indigenous flora and fauna.
Location: Bangunan DBKU, Jalan Semariang, Petra Jaya, 93050 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Have Fun at Bamboo Playhouse
The entire structure is made out of bamboo shoots bound together in an 5aesthetic way. You can climb through this structure and experience the beauty of the botanical gardens from your vantage point. It is one of the most exciting and offbeat things to do in Malaysia.
Location: Perdana Botanical Gardens, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: Monday to Sunday (6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.)
Dine at Dining in the Dark
When it comes to doing offbeat things to do in Malaysia, no other experience can beat dining in total darkness in one of the most remarkable restaurants in the country - Dining in the Dark. The restaurant is located in the bustling entertainment street of Kuala Lumpur.
The focus in this restaurant is on the taste, texture and aromas of the food instead of the appearance, which creates a different sensation when you are eating it. It is the perfect place in Malaysia for adventurous foodies.
Location: 50A, Changkat Bukit Bintang, Bukit Bintang, 50200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timing: Tuesday to Sunday (6:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
Merdeka Square Flagpole
The Merdeka Square Flagpole is one of the most recognizable structures in Malaysia. It is located in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur is the bustling Merdeka Square that is surrounded by other impressive high-rise buildings. The flagpole itself is 311 feet tall and is one of the tallest of its kind in the world.
This is the spot where originally, the Union Flag was replaced by the Malaysian Flag to signify independence, and visiting and exploring this structure is one of the most interesting and offbeat things to do in Malaysia.
Location: Jalan Raja, City Centre, 50050 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Explore Royal Malaysian Police Museum
This includes evidence collected by the police over the years, the weapons they use, documents from many secret societies and much more. You can also see a cannon on display, along with several other exhibits that could excite people of all ages.
Location: 5, Jalan Perdana, Tasik Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Timings: Tuesday to Sunday (10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
See Gomantong Caves
The massive population of bats and cockroaches that reside here and the limestone cliffs that make the caves unique. It is a thrilling and adventurous experience, exploring these caves, and is not for the faint-hearted.
Location: 9000, Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Thursday and Saturday to Sunday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.), Fridays (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Visit Hang Jebat Mausoleum
Despite somehow managing to escape the death sentence, he was heartbroken and was ultimately slain by his closest companion in a battle. It is a wonderful piece of history that you can relive when you visit this mausoleum.
Location: Jalan Kampung Kuli, 75200 Melaka,
Tua Pek Kong Temple
People come here not only to pay their respects but also to observe the beautiful architecture. Some of the fixtures inside the temple have been imported directly from China or brought here by Chinese immigrants, which makes this a beautiful sanctuary for the community.
Location: Jalan Pasir Panjang, 32000 Sitiawan, Perak, Malaysia
Timings: Monday to Sunday (7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.)
It is a brilliant example of immigrant architecture that is a vital part of Malaysian culture. The place is also known for its surrounding natural beauty which is defined by the green hills of Malaysia.
Location: Jalan Parameswara, Bandar Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka, Malaysia