In Malaysia, there are several options that you can choose from when travelling. In fact, you might just enjoy the most complete set of attractions in any country for that matter.
Something of everything for everyone in Malaysia
This is because Malaysia has a broad range of choices for almost anyone. There is perhaps only 1 attraction that Malaysia does not have which is snow. Besides that, it has everything else. We tell you why!
Among all the countries in Asia, Malaysia is one of the safest. In fact, it has been known that Malaysia is one of most geographically protected countries in the world. Peninsular Malaysia is protected on the west by Sumatra of Indonesia and Borneo island while Sabah and Sarawak is protected from Kalimantan on the east. This makes the country very safe from natural disasters like hurricanes, tsunami and such which are extremely rare.
Malaysia has one of the most rapidly developing environments in the world. The government is constantly promoting all types of infrastructure from internet access to modern skyscrapers. From the Petronas Twin Towers to the beautiful buildings of Putrajaya, Malaysia has it all. Furthermore, the government has been constantly upgrading infrastructure like broadband internet access, public transportation and other public amenities.
Full range of natural attractions
If you are a nature lover, you will like the many attractions here. This includes the Taman Negara National Park, one of the oldest rainforests in the world, Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia and lots of seaside resorts like Port Dickson and Batu Feringghi in Penang. Among the highlights that you might find in Malaysia include:
- The cooling Cameron Highlands
- Beautiful islands like Tioman and Langkawi Island
- Hiking trails across Broga Hill, Mossy Forest and others
- Diving spots in Sipadan Island
- Caving in Mulu
For shoppers, there are countless shopping malls and entertainment outlets around the country. Shopping malls like MidValley Mega Mall and Pavilion Kuala Lumpur are places to go for shopaholics who like luxury goods, fashion brands and all other items. In the Klang Valley alone, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to shopping. This includes shopping at places like:
- 1 Utama Shopping Centre
- Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre
- Sungei Wang Plaza
- Suria KLCC
- Avenue K
Heritage and history
Malaysia has come a long way since the 15th century of the Malacca Sultanate. Today, a lot of these remnants are still around like A’Famosa, the the Stadthuys, St John’s Fort and many more in Malacca while each state has their own set of historical landmarks. Besides Malacca, Georgetown in Penang has been certified as a UNESCO World Heritage City. This is just one of the many places you can go to appreciate history at its best in Malaysia.
Buildings and Structures
For those who like architecture, Malaysia is not short of options. Landmarks like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Dayabumi and the Petronas Twin Towers are among the most iconic structures here. Meanwhile, there are many like the Old KL Railway station which were designed many decades ago and are still standing majestically today. All the historical buildings in Malaysia have stood the test of time while newer ones have been designed and built by world-renowned architects as well.
Strong religious practice
Malaysia is a multicultural country which means people from all faiths can freely practice their religions here. As such, one can see many mosques, temples, churches and places of worship around the country. Apart from being houses of worship for the devotees, they are very popular tourist attraction sites as well.