Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country along with Borneo’s East Malaysia. It is a multi-cultural destination in the region. Most of the population is Malay in ethnicity; some minorities are Chinese and Indian. Few indigenous people are minorities here. The region was a colony under the British Empire and has some remains of this colonial past in various places. This is mostly in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia is home to several natural beauty spots, tall skyscrapers, shopping destinations, and a variety of food joints. About 4 million tourists visited this country in 2020. It is greatly popular among tourists for its rainforests, beaches, rock climbing, skydiving, and underwater experience in aquariums.
Geographically, the country is separated into two parts. One in the main Malay peninsular. The other is East Malaysia with Sarawak and Sabah districts. It is a tropical country closer to the equator. The climate is influenced by the water bodies surrounding it. Eastern Malay is more influenced by the ocean.
Tourists love to visit Malayasia and indulge in this fun-loving and tourist-friendly destination. Here is a peek into the must-do things in Malaysia.
1. Look Up To The Skyscraper
Click a few pics with the Petronas Towers in the background. This tall structure needs no separate introduction. The twin towers stand at 452 meters above ground with 88 floors. This is most notable for its engineering marvel; a sky bridge at the 41st and 42nd floors connects the twin towers. Visit the Suria KLCC, one of the largest shopping centers in Malaysia. Built as the headquarters of the National Petroleum Company, Petronas. It is one of the most-visited structures in the world. The tourists can enjoy the shimmer of lights on this building after dark.
2. The KL Tower Experience
In Kuala Lumpur, the KL Tower is another tall structure that cannot be sidelined. It stands tall as the 7th tallest self-supporting structure in the world. It is 421 meters tall to the tip, with 22 levels and 4 elevators. Few tourists race up the 2000-plus steps as a challenge. Buy KL Tower Tickets to get to the observation deck. Get the 360-degree panoramic view of the city from this high point in Kuala Lumpur. This is a very popular tourist spot. So purchase your KL Tower Tickets in advance. See the city in the daytime and after sunset for lasting memories of the panorama. Get into the glass cube, the Skybox, or be in the open-air sky deck. It is sure to be a unique experience.
3. Venture Into The Underwater World
A new experience awaits tourists at the 60,000-foot oceanarium. Buy the Aquaria KLCC Tickets to venture into an amazing world of aquatic creatures. It will mesmerize you with the 15 displays spread out in 8 areas. Purchase Aquaria KLCC Tickets to walk through the 90-meter underwater tunnel. The creatures here will surely leave you gaping. The Green Sea Turtles, Sand Tiger Sharks, and Giant Groupers will catch your attention. Peek into some of the efforts taken by KLCC for the conservation of the oceans here.
4. Glide With The Cable Car Ride
The Langkawi Cable car ride is a must-do activity in Malaysia. It is a 2.2 km ride for 15 minutes in a gondola-type glass bottom cable car. It originates at the base station in an Oriental village and reaches up to the top of Gunung Machinchang mountain. The entire journey is 708 meters above the ground. Venture further into adventure with the Skywalk stroll at 2,170 ft and catch the breathtaking surrounding views. The island’s waterfall and turquoise waters are worth the time and effort.
5. Deep Into The Tropical Rain Forest
The Bako National Park Borneo is a closer look at the equatorial greenery and ecosystem. It is a sprawling area of 2727 hectares in the Sarawak district of Borneo. It will require a bit of effort to reach the place from the Peta Jaya bus to Kampung Bako. From here is a 20-minute boat ride to reach the destination. There are about 16 marked trails to walk through in the jungle. Explore the unique flora and fauna in the region on this beautiful walkthrough. The Lintang loop and Tajore Trail are two popular walking paths. Encounter the remarkable wildlife of the region here. The langurs, flying squirrels, macaque monkeys, and monitor lizards are awaiting your arrival.
6. Exploration Into Caves
The Ipoh Caverns are limestone caves. It lies in Perak state and has some amazing limestone formations. There are viewing platforms to see these formations from a closer range. There are huge chambers here with an underground river. The Sam Poh Tong Cave temple has several Buddhist Statues. The Panjang cave has 5000-year-old Neolithic paintings. The place calls for a visit to experience the thrill of a cave visit.
7. Climb Up The Rocks
Mount Kinabalu in Borneo is the highest hill in the region. It is a place for hikers with a knack for thrill and adventure. Climb up to the summit to catch some amazing views of the surroundings. A further kick to thrill is the zipline activity one can enjoy.
8. Rock Climbing Adventures
Batu Caves, about 13 km from Kuala Lumpur, are great for the thrills of rock climbing. There are limestone formations all over. Enthusiasts from all over descend on the place to experience the climb atop these formations. However, the months of April-May can be avoided due to unfavorable climatic conditions. Besides this, the Batu caves are well-known for the huge Hindu deity Lord Muruga statue.
9. Cruise Into Wildlife Safari
The Kilar River cruise and fireflies tour is an attraction in Malaysia. Experience the wetlands at Kilas Kinabalu. The day-long tour will take you through the habitat of the proboscis monkeys and langurs on the river. At dusk, enjoy the village’s local cuisine and the sight of the fireflies.
Malaysia has much more to offer. Take time out of your busy schedule to enjoy this beautiful place on your vacation trip.