One of Malaysia’s most treasured landmarks is the Petronas Twin Towers or Mt. Kinabalu, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Natural wonders, colourful cities, and fun festivals.
Malaysia’s strategic position in Southeast Asia and it is multi-ethnic demographic made it the multicultural nation it is today.
Malaysia is Asia. It has everything you need, including the colours, the tastes, the sounds, the sights and the customs. Its long history of Western colonial influence has made it more diverse. It is a fascinating country that you should visit and explore.
1. Petronas Twin Towers
One of the most famous landmarks in Asia, the Petronas Towers, is in Malaysia.
The Petronas Twin Towers, at 452 meters tall, were the highest buildings in the world before Taipei 101 was constructed in 2004. The Petronas Twin towers are still the highest in the world.
Cesar Pelli designed both towers, which have 88 floors and are reinforced concrete. They also feature a steel-and-glass facade that is inspired by Islamic patterns. The 41st and 42nd floors are connected by a double-decker Sky Bridge that spans 58 meters. This bridge offers excellent views of Kuala Lumpur’s city centre.
Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country bordered by water, is known for its beautiful coastal landscapes. Langkawi, made up of 99 islands, is one of Malaysia’s most popular tropical attractions.
There are pristine beaches of white sand on the island, including Tanjung Rhu, Pantai Cenang and Datai Bay.
The Underwater World and the turquoise beach at Pantai Cenang are the main attractions in Pantai Cenang. This massive aquarium is home to over 500 species of freshwater and marine creatures.
The aquarium also features a 3D theatre and an underwater tunnel that measures 15 meters. For snorkelling or scuba diving, visit Pulau Kaca and Pulau Payar for close encounters with sea animals.
3. Melaka City
Malacca, Malay’s small city, charms its visitors with its wealthy heritage and breathtaking sights.
Melaka City, the oldest city in the Straits of Malacca, is the birthplace and centre of Peranakan culture. It is also Malaysia’s unofficial capital. The city was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2008.
Melaka is a melting pot, a melting pot, of European, Chinese, Indian and Malay influences. A mixture of historic structures such as the A’Famosa and Christ Church, Dutch Square and St. Paul’s Church can coexist with more modern museums, galleries and shophouses.
4. George Town
Malaysia is known for Melaka and George Town, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. George Town, Penang’s capital, is named after King George III. It is reminiscent of Melaka’s old city centre, which gives off a feeling of being frozen in time.
Streets are dotted with Chinese shophouses, clan jetties and colonial churches, temples and mosques, historical Peranakan mansions and European-inspired homes.
Street art in George Town is the most famous attraction in Penang. Penang hired Ernest Zacharevic, a Lithuanian artist, to create a street-art project called “Mirrors George Town”. Since then, more than 100 street paintings have been made, and wrought iron sculptures have been added to the collection.
5. Mount Kinabalu
Malaysia is known for Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s highest peak.
This mountain, which is 4,095 metres high, can be found in Sabah, Borneo. It is Kota Kinabalu’s most visited destination. It is the heart of Kinabalu National Park in Malaysia, Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.
This majestic mountain is distinguished by its granite spires, post-glacial slopes and other distinctive features. It is a challenging task to climb and descend Borneo peak. The hike can take several days, depending on how you choose to go about it, the weather, and your fitness level.
Malaysia is known for its rich biodiversity. Borneo, East Malaysia’s largest island, is home to Mt. Kinabalu and is also home to the only great ape in Asia, orangutans.
These primates are now in grave danger and can only be found in Sumatra, Indonesia, Borneo, and Sumatra.
Orangutans share 97% of their DNA and are intelligent mammals. Bornean orangutans are the second-largest of all apes after the gorilla. They are also the most tree-dwelling animals. Its grey skin and orange-brown hair characterize it. Their existence is at risk due to deforestation, habitat loss, and hunting.
7. Taman Negara
Malaysia is known for its diversity of wildlife and national parks. This is more apparent in the Malay Peninsula than in the 434-hectare Taman Negara.
Taman Negara in Bahasa Malaysia literally means ‘national park’.
This rainforest lies between the borders of Pahang and Kelantan. It is thought to be more than 130 million years old. This rainforest is home to Malaysia’s fantastic range of flora, fauna, and fungi. It is home to Asian elephants, tigers, leopards and rhinos, flying squirrels and deer, and monkeys.
8. Gunung Mulu National Park
The Sarawak Chamber, under Gunung Mulu National Park, is Malaysia’s most famous cave chamber. This 52,865-hectare national park in Borneo is also known as the Gunung Mulu World Heritage area. It boasts a variety of natural wonders.
Three mountains are notable among its features: Mount Mulu and Mount API, as well as Mount Benaras. Mount Mulu is Sarawak’s second-highest peak. Pinnacles are a forest of sharp limestone spires that is the park’s most prominent feature. It boasts 17 vegetation zones and is estimated to be 600 million years old.
Malaysia is known for having the first Legoland park in Asia. Malaysia’s first international theme parks are Legoland Malaysia Resort, Johor Bahru.
Sultan Ibrahim Ismail, Sultan of Johor, officially opened the 76-acre park in September 2012. The park features colourful Lego giants, more than 70 thrilling brick-patterned slides and rides, and shows and activities for children and families of all ages.
The park’s eight zones are The Beginning, Technic Kingdom, Kingdom, Imagination and Ninjago World.
These are just a few reasons Malaysia is so popular with tourists. This is the ideal place to take your family to enjoy the beauty and wonders of nature.