Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that offers a diversity of landscapes, cultures and experiences. Here are five destinations not to be missed in Malaysia:
Kuala Lumpur : Malaysia’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a dynamic and modern city that combines gleaming skyscrapers, bustling shopping districts and cultural sites. Points of interest include the Petronas Twin Towers, Central Market, Chinatown and the Bukit Bintang area for shopping and nightlife.
Penang : The island of Penang, nicknamed the “Pearl of the Orient”, is renowned for its rich history, delicious cuisine and well-preserved colonial architecture. George Town, the island’s capital, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the alleys decorated with street art, taste local delicacies in the street markets and visit the Kek Lok Si temple.
Malacca : Another city steeped in history, Malacca, offers well-preserved Dutch and Portuguese colonial architecture. The historic district is a walk through the ages, with sites such as Porta de Santiago, A Famosa, and Jonker Street, famous for its antiques and street food.
Borneo (States of Sabah and Sarawak): The island of Borneo, shared between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei, offers spectacular nature and unique wildlife. The Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak are home to Mount Kinabalu, the Mulu Caves, and the Sepilok Wildlife Sanctuary, where you can watch orangutans.
Langkawi : This archipelago in the state of Kedah is made up of 99 islands, offering pristine beaches, dense rainforest and impressive rock formations. Langkawi is also a great place to explore the UNESCO Global Geopark, with attractions such as the Langkawi Sky Bridge and the Langkawi Cable Car.
Whether you’re interested in vibrant city life, history, nature or relaxing on the beach, Malaysia has something to offer every type of traveler.