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Top Destinations in Malaysia

Islands and mountains, architectural masterpieces, adventurous expeditions, the beauty of wildlife, or serene beaches, Malaysia has it all. Hence it is truthfully said, that Malaysia is truly Asia, letting you explore the best features of the whole continent with just a visa to Malaysia. Here are some top destinations to travel to with a Malaysia visa, to make you fall in love with the country.

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Petronas Towers

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A pair of 88 interlinked super-tall skyscrapers, the Petronas Twin Towers is one of the best destinations. Consists of many places for tourists to visit including the Suria KLCC, with a shopping center, one of the largest shopping malls in Malaysia, featuring mostly luxury brand goods, it also has a Science Center, an art gallery, and an underwater aquarium. The decorations flaunted at the main entrance during celebration days are a major tourist attraction.

The Towers have a Skybridge that connects the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors. It holds the record for the highest 2-story bridge in the world.

Langkawi Island


An archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi lets you feel the warmth of being in the arms of nature. At the Langkawi Sky Bridge, 660 meters above sea level, you will see panoramic views more beautiful than your laptop’s wallpaper. Near the top of the sky bridge, the Seven Wells Waterfall, or the Telaga Tujuh, forms seven pools of water at different levels, justifying its name. Though Langkawi consists of several beaches, the most popular beach to go to is the Pantai Cenang with its 2 kilometres of white sand. Do not forget to stay to watch the sunset at the beach if you follow my advice and visit.

Legoland Malaysia Resort

Couldn’t buy your girlfriend Lego Roses this Valentine’s? Take her to Legoland Malaysia Resort and make it up by spending time in a world of imagination. The Legoland Hotel lets you choose themes of rooms to live in such as Pirate or Ninjago. The park consists of 8 themed areas and several interactive rides catering to kids and adults as well. The sea life aquarium provides an educational as well as entertaining experience to visitors uniquely and differently. If you ever dreamt of becoming a robot scientist, but all you could do was dream about it, building your own robot at Lego Mindstorms might be a game changer. 

Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu is a perfect adventure for hiking enthusiasts, with its distinctive landscape, due to primarily consisting of granite. It is a biodiversity hotspot hence spectacular diversity of flora and fauna is the main highlight of the mountain. The mountain holds cultural importance for the local people as it is believed to be the final resting place of spirits. Climbing Mount Kinabalu is seen as a spiritual experience. The sunrise with the break of dawn is a spectacular sight adding a moment of magic to the adventurous as well as spiritual experience.

Sipadan Island

Over 400 species of fish and hundreds of corals, along with green and hawksbill turtles thriving here might entice you if you are a diving enthusiast, or might help you fall in love with diving. Beneath the island lies a unique feature, The Turtle Tomb, an underwater limestone cave with various tunnels consisting of skeletal remains of lost turtles. Sipadan is a part of Kinabalu Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site hence you will need permission issued by Sabah Parks, 178 of which are available per day.

George Town

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During the British colonial era, George Town was the administrative centre for Straits Settlements, a British territory. The town reflects a diversity of cultures influenced by Chinese, European, Indian and Malay communities. Its historic centre was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. The town is famous for its vibrant street art scene including “Little Children on a Bicycle '' by renowned Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic. The diversity in the cuisine with a wide array of flavours offers a mouth-watering experience for foodies. The Colonial era architecture provides a live museum-like experience for tourists.

Aquaria KLCC

The main highlight is a 300ft underwater tunnel that lets you marvel at the beautiful and exotic Malasian aquatic creatures including Sand Tiger Sharks, Green Sea Turtles and Giant Groupers. The evolution zone lets the visitors embark on a journey through time, exploring the evolution of life on Earth. It covers 60,000 feet across two levels housing 250 different species from Malaysia and all over the world, giving a spectacular scenery of wild and marine life.

Taman Negara

For someone who is done with city life and wants a break from the hustle-bustle, this is the perfect place to enjoy nature. The world’s longest canopy trails are situated here. Consisting of about 380 species of birds, wildlife observation sites provide an opportunity for bird watchers and wildlife lovers to light their eyes with the colors of the beautiful flocks arriving here from May to August. This is the perfect place for those who want to escape city air, car honks, and brick and cement buildings for a while.

Turtle Sanctuary Beach

Another destination for diving enthusiasts is the Turtle Sanctuary beach. Along with crystal clear waters and a white sandy beach to get a tan on and relax, this place is best known for snorkeling. The marine diversity and corals along with the beautiful turtle species mark a picturesque view underwater. This beach is associated with turtle conservation hence one might see beautiful sea turtles swimming in their natural habitats. 

Sri Malathandavar Aalayam Maran Temple

About 120 years old, this temple is flooded with devotees coming for pilgrimages. It has a rich history and is extremely popular among Malaysian Hindus. The best time to visit is during March or April when the temple celebrates Panguni Uthiram. With its beautiful Dravidian architecture and scenic view due to it being surrounded by a forest-like area, it is one of the most popular destinations for people seeking some time to explore spirituality. Visitors receive free food and other amenities. It is said that all the prayers made in this temple are sure to be answered.

Bottom Line

Malaysia has a bit of everything, be it hiking trails and adventure parks for venturesome people, sanctuaries, nature, and wildlife parks for nature lovers, temples for people seeking some time exploring spirituality, scenic mountains for mountain people, or beaches with crystal clear waters and underwater activities for beach people. Hence, if one ever decides to plan a trip, of course, it should be a long vacation because Malaysia is not just a country, but, it is truly Asia!

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