Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo.

West (peninsular) Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge (the ‘second link’) to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca.
East Malaysia (Borneo) shares borders with Brunei and Indonesia.

 

Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become one of the richer nations in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable than, say, Singapore.

  1. Petronas Twin Towers Kuala Lumpur

    Declared the tallest buildings in the world when they were completed in 1998 a€“ surpassing the 442-metre-tall Willis Tower in Chicago, U.S.A a€“ these twin wonders, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, contain a complex of office buildings, conference halls, a sprawling 50-acre park and an upmarket shopping complex. Designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates, the buildings primarily house the corporate headquarters of the PETRONAS Company and are joined at the 41st and 42nd floors (175 metres above street level) by a 58-metre long double-decker Sky Bridge.

    2.A Melaka Historic City Malacca

    Many years ago Malacca was one of Malaysiaa€™s most sought-after destinations. Before Kuala Lumpur transformed from a malaria-infested jungle into a polished high-rise capital, Malacca was one of the greatest trading ports in Southeast Asia. Over time it changed from a thriving port into a sleepy backwater city and lost its spot as a must-visit destination to its high-rolling cousins. Yet in recent years, Malacca has been revived as a top-pick holiday getaway due to its many historic attractions. Home of the well-known Nyonya cuisine, ita€™s a popular destination for tourists who want to catch a glimpse of Malaysiaa€™s unique heritage.

    3.A Georgetown Historic City Penang

    A fascinating fusion of eastern and western influences, Penang is Malaysiaa€™s most tourist-visited destination. The island manages to embrace modernity while retaining its colonial traditions; due to its well-preserved heritage buildings Penanga€™s capital, Georgetown, has been accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Although Georgetowna€™s landscape is dominated by Chinese storefronts a€“ most in need of a good paint job a€“ there are also swanky shopping complexes, refurbished Chinese manors, rowdy pubs and artsy boutiques, cafA©s and studios.

    4.A Redang Island Terengganu State

    The beautiful island of Pulau Redang lies about 45 km north-northeast of Kuala Terengganu, or 22 km off Tanjung Merang, the closest point on the mainland. The Bugis people from Celebes, Indonesia were believed to be the first settlers on the island. Many of their descendants are now working the tourist trade in Redang while others have moved to the mainland. Over the years, Redang has grown to be one of the most popular destinations for tourists and divers due its pristine nature and rich marine environment.

    5.A Menara KL Tower Kuala Lumpur

    Along with the Petronas Twin Towers, Menara Kuala Lumpur is easily Malaysiaa€™s most recognizable and popular landmark. Constructed in 1994, the tower stands at 421 metres and effortlessly trumps the Petronas Twin Towers with the highest and most spectacular view of the city. This gleaming towera€™s spindle-like apex is visible from almost anywhere in Kuala Lumpur. Menara KLa€™s viewing deck is, at 276 metres, at least 100 metres higher than the Petronas Twin Towersa€™ Skybridge; the view is marvellous during the day and even better at night when you can see the entire sparkling city centre.

    6.A Sky Bridge Pantai Kok – Langkawi

    The Oriental Village in the upper northwest of Langkawi Island, near Pantai Kok, is the entrance for the cable-car ride, which takes visitors all the way up to Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawia€™s second highest peak. Entering the village and passing through the pleasant oriental garden and souvenir shops, visitors make their payment at a counter before stepping onto an escalator which brings them to the cable-car pedestal. Look out at the side for a view of the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, which cascades down a grey rock face.

    7.A Penang Hill Georgetown – Penang

    Penang Hill, or Flagstaff Hill (Bukit Bendera) as it is officially known, rises 821 metres above sea level, providing a welcome respite from the heat down below. One of the most popular attractions in Penang, a trip up Penang Hill is something that is not to be missed when visiting this island; breathtaking panoramic views of the whole island awaits you at the top, as far as the eyes can see.

    8.A Kinabalu National Park Sabah – Borneo

    Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysiaa€™s capital city, doesna€™t really personify Borneo a€“ the capital isna€™t a jumble of leafy greens and seaside shanties, but it is the place to go for a cache of Sabahana€™s superlative sights. Home to the 4095-metre Mount Kinabalu a€“ Southeast Asiaa€™s highest peak, the Kinabalu National Park, located in northwest Sabah, is Malaysiaa€™s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. It has one of the worlda€™s largest collections of flora and fauna and the two-day journey across its landscape to get to the summit of the Borneo peak is a sure-fire adventure challenge for intrepid climbers.

    9.A Cameron Highlands Pahang State

    Cameron Highlands is the most popular of the highland retreats in Malaysia. Located at almost 2,000 meters at its highest point, Camerons offers visitors a moderate climate with daytime temperatures averaging around 25A°C and 18A°C at night. This makes the environment conducive for growing continental plants, fruits and vegetables while providing a cool escape for city-dwellers.The township of Camerons is itself divided into Tanah Rata, Brinchang and Ringlet.

    A 10.A Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Petaling Jaya

    Spanning an area over 80 acres, Malaysiaa€™s premier theme park in Bandar Sunway, Petaling Jaya, has thrills and spills to offer people of all ages! Divided into three sections; the Wild Wild West, World of Adventure and Waters of Africa, a day out in Sunway Lagoon is a fun-filled encounter to remember!