Selamat Sejahtera! Welcome to the land of multiethnic and multicultural charms. Multiculturalism made Malaysia a land of colorful festive, celebrations and of course a gastronomical heaven.
That’s not all, the geographical diversity of Malaysia is a must visit for a perfect holiday surprises. From the rainforest of Kinabalu Mount to the contemporary city of Kuala Lumpur, street food paradise of Penang and Malacca, the city with opulent historical values, Malaysia has more to take your breath away.
- Merdeka Square, Kuala Lumpur
The place you must first visit when you arrived in Malaysia. Known as one of the historical icons of Malaysia, Merdeka Square holds the respectable recognition for the historical moment of Malaysian Independence.
- Genting Highland, Pahang
Best place to drop by if you are looking for theme park adventures and some exciting indoor activities. The largest hotel in the world situated here with more than 7000 unit of rooms. Get your jaw dropped with the magnificent breezy mountain-city view from the window of your hotel room at the 28th floor.
- Putra Mosque, Putrajaya
Situated exactly opposite of the prime minister’s house, this mosque is one of the most visited place by tourist in Putrajaya. The architecture of this building has resemblance of King Hassan Mosque in Morocco as well as influence of the Sheikh Omar Mosque’s design which is in Baghdad.
- FlowRider IUtama, Selangor
If you’re looking for a sport tourism center, then this place is for you. FlowRider is Malaysia’s first indoor flowriding that is built in a mall.
- North Borneo Railway, Sabah
Indulge yourself in the ambient of 1900s steam train ambience, here at the North Borneo Railway. Chugging from Tanjung Aru to Papar about 83 miles, grab your opportunities to see the local village houses simultaneously enjoying the Asian cuisine meals along your journey.
- Petronas Twin Tower, Kuala Lumpur
The most iconic monument of Malaysia, Petronas Twin Tower is a one stop tourism point and shopping paradise for you if you are stepping in Malaysia for the first time. Guess what, the Petronas Twin Tower was nominated as the world’s tallest building from 1998 to 2004.
- Langkawi Sky Bridge, Kedah
Feel the slight and slowly dropping temperature, where the cold breeze will start gently blows at your hair through the ventilation slits as the cable car ascends. You will be disembarked at few stations throughout your journey, and enjoy the breathtaking view of every stops.
Historical and cultural attraction
- Batu Caves Temple, Selangor
During Thaipusam festive season every year, this place would be the foremost preference by local and international tourists, including the local Hindu community. Get your shoe laces tighten and ready to climb the 272 steps!
- Baba Nyonya Museum Malacca, Malacca
To explore about Baba Nyonya community and culture including their traditional belief, ethnic attire, and knitting aesthetics, this is the best stop for you. Get your cameras ready and get astonished by the beauty of Baba Nyonya cultural elements.
- Linangkit cultural village, Sabah
Here, you will stand an opportunity to witness the social culture of Lotud Tribe in Sabah. Don’t miss the chance to see how Lotud men’s fishing skills and hunting techniques as well as the ornate traditional attire of Lotud Women.
- Kellie’s Castle, Perak
Not adrenalized enough? Get your Goosebumps here at Malaysia’s most popular castle. It’s basically an abandoned castle, but something that people always talk about when they visit the Perak State.
- Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
Dating back to 1891, Kek Lok Si Temple is considered as one of the most prominent Buddhist temple in Southeast Asian region. It is also the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia which known as The Temple of Supreme Bliss, the astonishing sight and its prominence attract pilgrims across Southeast Asia. Temple of Rama IV that has 10 000 Buddha Carvings is the main attraction of this Temple.
Stop there! Malaysia is not only known for the geographical and historical aesthetics, but also for some items that you may not actually find somewhere else other than Asian region. These items resemble Malaysia and our people.
This is a type of cloth embroidered with gold or silver thread, mostly hand weaved. Songket is well known as the traditional attire among Malay community from the era of Malay Sultanate
This is an item that you can never separate from local Malaysian culture. This is a fabric that is either printed with motive patterns or through wax drawing method.
- Baba Nyonya weaved shoes and crafts
Don’t miss this masterpiece that created with lots of patience and precision, manually without any automated machine. It’s the symbol of Baba Nyonya culture that is nice to see, nicer to have one!
- Rattan based weaved crafts
Easy on the eye, and purposeful too. That’s the uniqueness of the rattan based woven crafts, which includes various items such as basket, mat and event hats too. This is something that you must possess before you leave Malaysia.