Langkawi is a beautiful island in the north-western part of Peninsular Malaysia; many people describe the island as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is not spoiled by tourists, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for travellers. The island is especially renowned for the many great attractions. Langkawi offers breath-taking scenery with its beautiful beaches, incredibly fine sand, crystal-clear water and coastal mangrove swamps.
The inland areas are no less striking: the tropical jungles are thick with luxuriant vegetation and extremely rich in and will impress nature lovers looking for a pristine, largely untouched rainforest. Besides that, you can shop at some of the shopping malls, you can have splendid dinners at one of the many hawkers, or you can rent a motorcycle (moped) to explore the island. The island is easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur or the neighbouring island of Penang.
Sea lovers planning to visit Malaysia should put Rawa Island on the top of their list of places to see. A coral island situated in Mersing District, Johor boasting splendid beaches, white sand, an amazingly blue, shallow sea and tall palm trees. Apart from tourists, the island is mostly uninhabited, making it a perfect place to disconnect and take in the peace and quiet. Nearby islands include Harimau and Mensirip, both accessible via ferry from the Mersing jetty.
The Rawa Islands are especially recommended to those who enjoy the sea not just for a swim, but also for water activities such as canoeing, scuba diving and snorkelling.
Located in the Strait of Malacca off West Malaysia’s north-western coast, Penang Island is a popular tourist destination due to its historic George Town and rich culinary diversity. Its position along one of the world’s most travelled shipping routes has infused Penang with a colourful array of cultures, architecture and cuisine. No visit to Penang would be complete without a trishaw ride or walk around the island's capital city, George Town, to see its British colonial architecture and historic Chinese and Indian temples
Famous for its extraordinary limestone karst formations and phenomenal cave systems, the Gunung Mulu National Park is one of the most awe-inspiring natural attractions in all of Southeast Asia. Located in Malaysian Borneo in the Sarawak State, this national park features some of the largest and longest cave systems in the world. Included in these is the world's largest cave chamber, the Sarawak Chamber, which is estimated large enough to hold 40 Boeing 747 aircraft.
Commanding an important position on the busy sea route between India and China on West Malaysia's southwestern coast, Melaka was ruled and battled over for centuries between Indian, Portuguese, British and Dutch governments. As a result, this modern day Malaysian city is now one of the best places to visit in Malaysia packed with architecture, culture, traditions and cuisine all reflecting its rich heritage. The Portuguese Settlement in Melaka is characterized by charming villas and the remains of an old fort while the Dutch district features some of the oldest Dutch architecture in the East.
Kota Kinabalu National Park is Malaysia's first World Heritage. Designated by UNESCO in December 2000 for its 'outstanding universal values', the park covers an area of 754 square kilometre and surrounds the majestic Mount Kota Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in Malaysia (and fourth tallest in Southeast Asia). The hiking of Mount Kota Kinabalu up to the Low's Peak 'summit' at 4100 meters is the goal of many trekkers. If climbers wish to go further up, the climb is on bare granite rock. The Rafflesia plant, which has the largest single flower in the world, is also found in the Kota Kinabalu National Park.
Encompassing three states across the northern part of West Malaysia, Taman Negara is reputed to be the oldest tropical rainforest in the world. A popular ecotourism and adventure destination, this national park is teeming in in wildlife from rare plants to exotic birds and scarce animals like the Malayan Tiger, Asian elephant and Sumatran Rhinoceros. One of the most popular things to do in Taman Negara is the Canopy Walk, a long suspension bridge high above the treetops where visitors can walk and glimpse exotic birds. Guided night safaris are also available to see plants that only bloom at night, glow-in-the-dark fungi and nocturnal creatures like owls, leopard cats and water dragons.
Providing a cool escape from the heat of the lowlands, the Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains are one of Malaysia's oldest tourist destinations. Developed with an English garden charm, this beautiful tableland offers lush scenery, forests, lakes, wildlife and outdoor recreation. As Malaysia's chief tea and flower producer, the Cameron Highlands also abounds in sprawling tea plantations and colorful flower farms. Many of these establishments are open to the public. Several pictorial golf courses are available for golfers
The river Kinabatangan runs through the state of Sabah in Borneo. Alongside the river, many different exotic animal species can be spotted from out of a small boat. A Kinabatangan river cruise is a great way to explore the inlands of Sabah. This region in Sabah is probably one of the best places to spot animals, birds, insects and many plant species in all of Southeast Asia.
Genting Highlands is an integrated resort development comprising hotels, casinos and a theme park in Pahang, perched on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali at 1,800 meters high. Nestled near the border of Selangor within an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur (about 35km), Genting Resort presents a popular weekend getaway from the city heat. On a clear day, the peak overlooks lush valleys of rainforest stretching towards KL, a breath-taking view for visitors as they enjoy the cooling weather and serene mountain environment. It is the one stop entertainment, hotels and the only casino in Malaysia, all on top of a mountain over 5,00o feet from sea water level