Why visit Malaysia?
on 26 May 2017
Malaysia, one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations, offers a wide variety of unique attractions. Whatever the reason for your visit – a romantic escape, a fun-filled family holiday, an all-out shopping spree or a quiet retreat at the heart of nature – Malaysia has it all!
Listed below is the recommended Top Six list of many things to put on your “must do” list to discover more on your next visit to Malaysia.
1. Enjoy an exhilarating cable car ride all the way up to Mount Mat Cinchang in Langkawi
Langkawi Island is as much shrouded in age-old myths and legends as it is filled with natural beauty. Indulge in water sports, jungle trekking or take a day trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park, a popular diver’s paradise.
2. Shop till you drop at BBKLCC, Kuala Lumpur
One of the best places to secure yourself some fabulous bargains is Kuala Lumpur. Voted by CNN as the world’s fourth best shopping city after New York, London and Tokyo for the last couple of years, KL is home to over 120 malls throughout the city, plus a diverse and eclectic mix of shopping precincts selling everything from luxury brands through to local handicrafts and batik. The Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur City Centre (BBKLCC) is a shopper’s paradise.
Shopaholics, heed the call! The Malaysia Year-End Sale (1 November – 31 December) is the perfect time to experience some of Malaysia’s best shopping and dining, including year-end promotions and school holiday specials for the entire family – and some amazing Christmas and New Year sales.
3. Discover food, culture and heritage in Georgetown, Penang
Go on one of the city’s heritage trail on foot or via trishaw and sample the many hawkers’ delights on the streets of Georgetown such as char kuay teow and satay. Discover the street art in UNESCO World Heritage Buffer Zone, the unique wrought-iron caricatures with anecdotal descriptions.
4. Take a river safari at Kinabatangan River, Sabah
Discover Kinabatangan’s rich ecosystem and abundant wildlife. Spot a Proboscis monkey, Sumatran rhino and Asian elephant as you cruise along the river. Try to spot all the eight species of hornbills and stay with the local folk at a homestay.
5. Be amazed at the world’s largest cave chamber at Mulu National Park, Sarawak
Walk along the 480m Mulu Canopy Skywalk and the four main caves – Deer, Lang, Clearwater and Wind. Discover the impressive razor-sharp limestone pikes, The Pinnacles. Witness the hundreds of thousands of Wrinkle-lipped bats emerge from the Deer cave in long spiraling streams to spend the night hunting for insects.
6. Enjoy fun and adventure at LEGOLAND Malaysia, Johor
If you are looking for fun and adventure for the whole family, Johor is the place. Enjoy all the thrills and experiences at the seven attractions within LEGOLAND and watch live performances at Sanrio Hello Kitty Town and The Little Big Club. Find fashion and bargains under one roof at Johor Premium Outlet – take your time and unwind with a little retail therapy at factory direct prices.
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