Best Sightseeing Places in Malaysia
There are several scenic sightseeing places in Malaysia, without which your Malaysia
trip is incomplete. Read on to know more about them:
People of Malaysia are proud of their big island situated on the west coast, which has
"the colonial city of Georgetown", which was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and
has ample to offer in the way of museums, historic homes, a fort and most importantly,
delicious food. The waterfront esplanade known as "Gurney Drive" in Penang is lined
with great places to sample local Malay, Chinese, and Indian recipes.
Cameron Highlands :
Malaysia's green Cameron Highlands are one of the cold places in Southeast Asia.
These highlands have plenty of verdant scenery, beautiful tea plantations, and access
to decent trekking trails, which weave through plantations and around volcanoes. While
enjoying the green journey, you can indulge in strawberry farms, flower greenhouses
and butterfly gardens.
Out of over 104 islands of Malaysia, amidst which Langkawi is the only habited one that
makes it the centre piece of an ocean paradise. This island is famous for its sun-kissed
beaches, calm blue lakes and thick green forests. That is why; it is named as the 'Island
of Legends' with a myth and story hidden in each curve and contour of the island.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Kuala Lumpur (Petronas Twin Tower), Malaysian Borneo, Melaka (Malacca), Christ
Church, Terangganu, Sarawak, Kuching, Miri, Sabah, Taman Negara National Park
(Pahang), Thean Hou Temple, Perak, Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur) etc.
are some of the other worth visiting tourist attractions during your Malaysia travel.
Best Time for Holidaying in Malaysia
The best time to visit Malaysia depends upon weather, festivals and crowds. Due to
this country's geographical shape and location, seasons differ from one side of the
peninsula to the other. The weather is often different in East Malaysia (Borneo) than in
Peninsular Malaysia. It majorly enjoys tropical weather. The best time to visit Malaysia
is between the months of May till September (when the average temperature remains
around 28 degrees Celsius). But, if you want to enjoy the Malaysian Mega Sale Carnival
and year-end festivities like Christmas, New Year's Eve, Hari Raya Puasa and Chinese
New Year, then you should visit here from mid-October till January. Whatever may be
your reason, plan your Malaysia vacation according to the time mentioned.
Must Buy Things from Malaysia
Often referred to as "shopper's paradise", Malaysia fulfils its pride in true manner. You
can get almost anything and everything at competitive rates and mostly, duty free too.
In large cities such as Kuala Lumpur have large department stores from where you
can get international brands including designer labels, which are readily available.
Moreover, on your Malaysia tour don't forget to explore exclusive stuff from unending
smaller shops, emporia and art galleries from where you can buy the traditional
Malaysian handicrafts. Some of the exclusive items you must buy from here include,
Electronics, Batik Fabric, Pewter Ware, Traditional Chinese Medicines and Herbs and
Malaysian Snacks. A unique feature of all the Malaysian cities are the 'pasar malam'
(night markets) set up by vendors, who move their caravan-like stalls from place to
place. Also, 'tamus' (town markets in Sabah) or 'Sunday markets' are other regularly
large crowds, where you can try your bargaining knack on items of your choice.
Explore Options to Reach Malaysia
Prior booking your Malaysia holiday package, you should be aware of the ways to
reach this beautiful country. To know more, read on:
Malaysia is very well connected to the rest of the world by air. Most of the major airlines
regularly fly to Kuala Lumpur International Airport, which is about 70 KM south of the
city. Besides this, travelers can also fly from some of Malaysia's neighboring countries
including Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia - either directly or through a connecting
flight to some cities other than Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia is well connected to its neighboring countries Singapore and Thailand. There
are daily train connections from both countries to Malaysia. The train takes around 2
days to reach Bangkok and 7 – 10 hours to Singapore.
There are regular bus service to Malaysia from both Thailand and Singapore. You can
also hire taxis or cars for the trip. In addition to the comfortable experience on good
roads, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the region.