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Things to do in Malaysia

Malaysia provides plenty of choice when it comes to activities. Discover the country's rich history with a visit to Malacca or George Town, quaint, multicultural cities with a rich architectural heritage.

Delicious Malay street food is a staple wherever you go and a memorable part of any trip. You could take a food tour around Kuala Lumpur or try fresh seafood in Kuala Terebgganu, where you can also admire exquisite mosques and a mid-19th century fort.

Relax on soft sands lapped by clear waters as you island hop around Langkawi, enjoy a host of water sports or head to Tioman Island for its renowned diving.

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Ideas for experiencing Malaysia

Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Malaysia, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.

  • Malacca City Tour
    Malacca,Malaysia

    Malacca City Tour

    Malacca

    Malacca City Tour

    Being an old colonial town Malacca has a lot of history with a legacy dating back 600 years. Initially it started out as a fishing village then it was used by the Chinese and Indians as a port followed by the Portuguese and the Dutch who used it during the spice trade.

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  • Langkawi island hopping tour
    Paddy fields on Langkawi

    Langkawi island hopping tour

    Langkawi

    Langkawi island hopping tour

    Highlights of Langkawi include the pretty Pregnant Maiden Island, but also various water sport activities such as snorkelling and swimming.

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  • Street food tour in Kuala Lumpur
    KL Street Food

    Street food tour in Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur

    Street food tour in Kuala Lumpur

    Enjoy a gastronomic journey of discovery via a walking tour of Kuala Lumpur. Accompanied by your local food guide, the evening tour allows you to sample some of Malaysia’s most famous dishes.

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  • Half day tour of Kuala Terengganu
    Fishing Boats and Beach near Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

    Half day tour of Kuala Terengganu

    Kuala Terengganu

    Half day tour of Kuala Terengganu

    Explore the interesting city of Kuala Terengganu. Visit its mid-19th-century fort, the sultan's palace and state mosque. A particular highlight is the island of Pulau Duyong, where you can see hand crafted wooden boats being built.

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  • Explore the Cameron Highlands
    Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Explore the Cameron Highlands

    Cameron Highlands

    Explore the Cameron Highlands

    This fascinating tour covers all the highlights of the highlands. Begin by cruising through the green carpets of Boh Tea Estate - the pioneer of the tea growers in Malaysia.

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  • Cookery Course & Market Visit
    Lemang sticky rice

    Cookery Course & Market Visit

    Kuala Lumpur

    Cookery Course & Market Visit

    Besides learning to prepare a traditional Malaysian home-cooked meal, this cooking tour will also allow you to gain an interesting insight into the cultural and social composition of the country.

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  • Penang City Tour
    Pinang Peranakan Mansion, George Town, Penang

    Penang City Tour

    Penang

    Penang City Tour

    Among the highlights of the tour is Fort Cornwallis, built on the site of Francis Light's historic landing in 1786, it today houses the Dutch Canon presented to the Sultan of Johore by the Dutch East India Company.

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  • Kuala Lumpur City Tour
    Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur City Tour

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur City Tour

    Despite the fast paced development, Kuala Lumpur has managed to draw a fine balance of multi-storey buildings, skyscrapers and historical sites amidst lush greenery. The garden city image of KL during the city tour can prove to be extremely fascinating.

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  • Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walking Tour
    Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walking Tour

    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur Heritage Walking Tour

    This tour gives you a hands on experience of Kuala Lumpur from the ground and takes you to some of the lesser known areas as well as the key city highlights.

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  • Petronas Towers Tour
    Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Petronas Towers Tour

    Kuala Lumpur

    Petronas Towers Tour

    The 88 storey Petronas Twin Towers reach 452 metres into the air. On this tour you can walk across the glass bridge between the towers, looking straight down to the ground as you cross!

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  • Taman Negara Night Walk
    Taman Negara National Park, Malaysia

    Taman Negara Night Walk

    Taman Negara Night Walk

    Be on a look out for nocturnal insects amidst the chorus of the rainforest. There are some hides you can visit and have a small chance of seeing some of the larger creatures that inhabit the rainforest.

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  • Penang National Park
    Batu Ferringi, Malaysia

    Penang National Park

    Penang

    Penang National Park

    This day long excursion will take you through the mangrove forest of Penang's north-western tip before trekking through the dipterocarp forest of the national park.

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  • Thaipusam Festival
    Kuala Lumpur by night

    Thaipusam Festival

    Kuala Lumpur

    Thaipusam Festival

    By far the most shocking and spectacular celebration within Malaysia is the Hindu festival, Thaipusam which happens every year in the Hindu month of Thai (January/February) when the constellation of Pusam is in its ascendancy.

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  • Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk
    Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

    Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk

    Cameron Highlands

    Cameron Highlands Half-day Guided Forest Walk

    This two-hour walk to Gunung Brinchang, at 6,666 feet above sea level, allows you to discover how the mossy forest plays its part in providing the surrounding area with clean water.

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