Famed for its lively cities, idyllic beaches, fascinating wildlife, outstanding food and rich culture, Malaysia is truly a traveller’s delight. Be it discovering the country’s many natural wonders, indulging in water sports, savouring authentic Malaysian cuisine or enjoying a gratifying shopping tour, a holiday to this charming country promises a fabulous time to all! Read on to know more:
Malaysia is home to some striking beaches. Kapalai Island, Sipadan Island, Rawa Island, Lang Tengah Island and Redang Island are some of the top spots in this country to enjoy the best of sun, sand and surf. Owing to the clear waters and abundant coral reef, Malaysian beaches are ideal points to enjoy scuba diving along with other water sports and recreational activities.
Whether it’s the ancient colonial emblems or modern architectural wonders, there’s a lot to sightsee in this terrific country. Petronas Towers, Mount Kinabalu, Batu Caves, Bukit Bintang, National Mosque of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur Tower, Merdeka Square, Taman Negara and Legoland are among the must visit attractions in Malaysia. Offering a glimpse into the country’s rich heritage are interesting museums like the National Museum, Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Royal Malaysian Police Museum and National Textile Museum.
Offering something for every style and budget, markets and shopping malls in Malaysia beckon tourists from all corners of the globe. Be it souvenirs, fashion accessories or antiques, there is a lot you can take back home from this beautiful country. Central Market, Berjaya Times Square, Suria KLCC, Petaling Street, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi Parade and The Zon Shopping Paradise are some of places to enjoy a fulfilling shopping experience in the country. Batu Ferringhi Night Market is undoubtedly the most popular night market in the region.
Influenced by diverse cultures and different cooking styles, Malaysian cuisine is among the most popular ones in the world. Predominated by coconut milk, rice and fish, the Malaysian food is loved for its rich taste that’s influenced by Indian, Chinese and Indonesian cuisine. Banana leaf rice, nasi daging, Hokkien char mee, nasi lemak, sang har mee and rojak are some of the dishes that are loved most by the travellers. If you have a sweet tooth, you can opt for Sago Gula Melaka, cendol, pandan cake and Tau Fu Fa. When it comes to the region’s top dining spots, you can have a quality meal at most of the restaurants in the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur and other major cities.
Malaysia has a rich wildlife, something that doesn’t miss to impress the visitors. The country is home to four big cats – Indochinese tiger, Malayan tiger, Indochinese leopard and the clouded leopard – along with a wide population of other animals and birds including siamang gibbons, red squirrels, Mueller’s gibbons, Bornean orangutans, black-browed babblers, white-crowned shamas and crested serpent-eagles. Gunung Mulu National Park, Taman Negeri Perlis and Endau-Rompin are some of the places where you can spot these animals and birds.