Reasons to Visit
Malaysia`s picture perfect white sand beaches and year round travel season means they are the envy of their Southeast Asian neighbours! From the private island of Pangkor Laut, long quiet beaches around Kuala Terengganu, popular white sand beaches on Langkawi and hidden gems on small islands off the East coast.
UNESCO sites Malacca and George Town were once cities which rose from humble fishing villages to become major centres of the spice trade. Four centuries of European influence have left behind rich cultural icons including Dutch churches, remnants of ruined Portuguese and British fortresses and imposing town halls.
Enjoy the peace and solitude around the Cameron Highlands, following jungle trails to streams, lakes and waterfalls, or take time to visit one of the nearby tea plantations.
Explore Taman Negara National Park on foot, by boat and even 25 metres up in the jungle on a canopy walkway. Climb Teresik Hill, swim in the water holes around the rapids of Lata Berkoh or just walk amongst the flora of the oldest rainforest in the world.
A foodies delight! Malaysia is a true melting pot of cultures and the Indian, Chinese and Malay influence is strongly evident in the food. Places like Penang, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur have hawkers stalls and local restaurants on every corner. Eating really is a national hobby here so get involved!
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Penang is a mix of ancient temples, fascinating villages with thriving local markets and wonderful beaches. Penang National Park in the northwest corner of the island makes a great day trip.
The afterglow of colonialism lingers in Penang alongside ancient temples, as bicycle rickshaws ply the twisting streets of George Town, the capital.
This island is often only thought of as a beach resort but with its long British history and arguably the best food in Asia, it has a lot more to offer.
A pleasant circuit around the island takes in butterfly farms and the fascinating villages with thriving local markets as well as the funicular railway up Penang Hill with its fabulous views and gardens.
Penang National Park in the northwest corner of the island makes a great day trip from George Town or the beach resorts of the north coast. With both wetlands and dipterocarp forest it is best explored on foot or by boat. Though one of the world’s smallest national parks, it plays host to an impressive range of wildlife. Soaring in the skies above you may see brahminy kites, sea eagles and crested serpent eagles whilst the diverse flora includes pitcher plants, ferns and orchids.
The main focus is on turtle conservation: four species are known to nest here including the world’s largest, the leatherback.
A self-drive holiday to Malaysia can be an extremely rewarding experience because of the vast freedom it affords you to reach places you would otherwise not bother visiting. Good roads and driving on the left make a self-drive in Malaysia a great idea.
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