To cover all the aspects of Malaysia Tourism you’ll need some time. This is a vast country with so many attractions that it was a difficult task to put in an article the most important ones.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.
Malaysia has diversity in landscapes, culture and activities. From walking around Penang and Malacca’s historical core, to exploring isolated islands and spending time in Borneo’s 130-million-year old jungle.
Satellite view of both Regions of Malaysia
Important Facts on Malaysia
Mulu Caves in Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo
They are located in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Malaysian Borneo. The park features amazing karst formations and caves in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting. The Sarawak chamber found in one of the underground caves is the largest cave chamber in the world.
It has been said that the chamber is so big that it could accommodate about 40 Boeing 747s, without overlapping their wings. The enormous colony of Wrinkle-lipped bats in the nearby Deer Cave exit almost every evening in search of food in a spectacular exodus.
The capital of the State of Malacca is full with history and culture. Featuring the colonial city along the Straits of Malacca which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008
It attracts visitors for its architecture, food and famous Jonker Street Night Market. Not only has this historical city experienced periods under the Portuguese and Dutch, but the 15th-century Malacca Sultanate is widely considered to be the ‘Golden Age’ for Malay culture. St Paul’s Church, A Famosa Fort and Stadthuys, the official residence of the Dutch governor, are top attractions.
George Town for Malaysia Tourism
Located in Penang, one of the top touristic spots in Malaysia, this town is an open museum. The colonial district presents a wide selection of British buildings, churches and Fort Cornwallis.
Walk the streets to see traditional shophouses, each with their own style and design. Street art and murals decorate the walls too. Add to this the temples, including Kek Lok Si, famous food courts, a vibrant shopping scene and the country’s longest coffee shop. Named after Britain’s King George III, most of its population is of Chinese origin.
The small archipelago called the Perhentians, located in the South China Sea is one of the most beautiful places in Malaysia.
The main activities, besides relaxing, include snorkeling, scuba diving and canoeing. Avoid the Monsoons between March and October when anyway most hotels and guest houses are closed.
This is Malaysia’s # 1 holiday destination. It is an archipelago of about 100 islands in the Andaman Sea. The largest of the islands is Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 65,000, being the only other inhabited island nearby Pulau Tuba.
Covered with white sands beaches and amazing jungles and mountain peaks, it is easy to see why its such an important site of Malaysia Tourism.
Located in Sabah, is the best place for visitors practicing ecotourism in 130 million-year forests with incredible biodiversity with hundreds and thousands of species in the vegetal and animal kingdoms.
The most attractive is the lack of human settlements. Deforestation has occurred in Savah but not in this protected area.
With a summit height at 4,095 meters, this is the highest mountain in Borneo. The mountain is known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity.
Here you’ll find over 600 species of ferns, 330 species of birds, and 100 mammalian species that have been.
Located in Perak it consists of a small archipelago in the Strait of Malacca, in the past a heaven for pirates, fishers and sailors.
Here the tourist will experience a true laid back and relax atmosphere. With a population of only 30,000, the main activities are relaxing and more relax.
But those in need of more action can rent a scooter and drive around the perimeter of the island and doing some scuba or snorkeling.
Alor Setar, Kedah
Located not far from Langkawi is this attractive and unexplored city called Alor Setar. The central square features the intricate Zahir Mosque, the Big Clock Building, the Royal Hall and the Sultan Museum, with a fountain as the centerpiece.
Close to it visit the 218-metre and 250 million-year-old Gunung Keriang limestone hill.
The Cameron Highlands
Located in Pahang, this is one of Malaysia Tourism favorite places since the 19th century. Discovered by British William Cameron, it has since grown as a tourist popular spot. They range in altitude from approximately between 1100 to 1800 meters, with a cooler and fresher climate.
Today, emerald green tea plantations dominate the skyline, along with strawberry and vegetable farms.
It literally means “national park” in Malay. It is one of the oldest tropical rain forest in the world. It features jungle treks of various duration, massive trees, waterfalls, and the world’s longest canopy walkways.
Taman Negara is a haven for endangered species such as the tigers, leopards, rhinos and Asian elephant.
Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings before being surpassed in 2004 by Taipei 101. However, the towers are still the tallest twin buildings in the world. The 88-floor towers are constructed largely of reinforced concrete, with a steel and glass facade designed to resemble motifs found in Islamic art, a reflection of Malaysia’s Muslim religion. The Petronas Twin Towers feature a sky bridge between the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors.
Flag of Malaysia Description
Also known as the Malay it is composed of a field of 14 alternating red and white stripes along the fly and a blue canton bearing a crescent and a 14-point star known as the Bintang Persekutuan. The 14 stripes, of equal width, represent the equal status in the federation of the 13-member states and the federal territories, while the 14 points of the star represent the unity between these entities.
The crescent represents Islam, the country's state religion; the blue canton symbolizes the unity of the Malaysian people; the yellow of the star and crescent is the royal color of the Malay rulers.
images for malaysia tourism
malacca by adiput
georgetown by daniel berthold
perenthian by adiput
danum by rob and stgephanie levi
kinabalu by david haslip
pangkor by saravanan
alor setar by ktan
tamama negara by rob
petronas by king of thinking
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Map or Malaysia and its neighboring countries