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Malaysia Truly Asia

Malaysian Borneo, consists of the two Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. Borneo is bountifully blessed with gorgeous beaches & diverse marine life. Home to Mount Kinabalu—the highest peak in Southeast Asia, lushest jungles on Borneo which is the natural habitat of many wildlife species. Borneo has more than 100 ethnic groups, which offers a wide range of cultural and traditional experiences, exotic cuisines, arts and crafts. Peninsular Malaysia centres around the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur home to the iconic Petronas Twin Towers which dominates the skyline, modern enclave with trendy restaurants and vast shopping malls whereas Pasar Seni exhibits Malaysian history and culture. The Peninsula also offers world-class resorts and beaches on some of the many islands.

General Information

Population: 32.66 million

Capital City: Kuala Lumpur (1.7 million)

People: Malay, Chinese, Indigenous, Indian

Language: Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese, English, Tamil, Minority Languages

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

International Dialing Code: +60

 

People, History & Culture.

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia’s most culturally and ethnically diverse nations. Many Malaysians are proud of the country’s diversity, though, and it’s not uncommon to see a Christian church within earshot of calls to prayer over a megaphone at a nearby mosque or temples.

The epicentre of Malaysia’s cultural diversity is the buzzing metropolis of Kuala Lumpur, a dynamic city as vast and varied as its population. With a collection of ethnic enclaves, commercial centres and vibrant nightlife. Beyond Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is also home to some of Southeast Asia’s most fascinating historical and cultural hubs, such as Malacca and Penang which recognised by UNESCO.

Though Malaysia is home to a host of incredible cities brimming with culture and history, the biggest draw for many travellers to Malaysia is its coastal and tropical charm. Home to countless beaches and nearly 900 islands, Malaysia is a fantastic destination for sand and sun. For adventure seekers looking to test their trekking limits, Mount Kinabalu in Sabah is one of the region’s most iconic destinations. Foodies will find no shortage of delights in the food-Mecca of Penang, which is world-famous for its incredible street food and unique flavours. Overall, Malaysia’s cultural offerings are just as diverse as its people, making it well-worth exploring firsthand.

Malaysia Destination

Destinations, Tours & Hotels

 

Sabah

Sabah the ‘land below the wind’ is located on the island of Borneo, alongside Sarawak, Brunei and Kalimantan in Indonesia, making it a place bountifully blessed with gorgeous beaches, diverse marine life and fresh and cheap seafood!

Also, home to Mount Kinabalu—the highest peak in Southeast Asia, lushest jungles on Borneo, such as Maliau Basin and Danum Valley Conservation Area.

Many wildlife species like the orangutan, the proboscis monkey, and the Bornean pygmy elephant, as well as plenty of endemic birds are also found in Sabah.Sabah presents warm hospitality unlike anywhere else in the world! It is a melting pot of more than 30 ethnic groups, which offers a wide range of cultural and traditional experiences, exotic cuisines, arts and crafts.

 

Recommended Tours

Sandakkan Wildlife Tours

Sandakan is home to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre as well as the Kinabatangan floodplain, which is famous for the high density of Borneo’s most emblematic birdlife and mammals, such as hornbills, the Bornean pygmy elephants, orang utans and proboscis monkey. A wildlife cruise along the Kinabatangan River will provide you with the opportunity to see endemic Bornean birdlife and wildlife in its natural habitat. Kinabatangan is a must-go place when in Sandakan.

3 Oranutans Sepilok

Sandakan Wildlife Encounter

The Sandakan Wildlife Encounter is a guided tour that brings you to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre, the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, the Bornean Sun Bear Conservation Centre and the Rainforest Discovery Centre. This tour package gives you the opportunity to visit the excellent rehabilitation centres and forest reserves around Sandakan before going to places further afield like the Kinabatangan River and the Turtle Island Park.

Rhinoceros HornbillSandakan Island Tours

Other than its riches in jungle and wildlife, Sandakan also holds precious island gems in the beautiful Lankayan Island and Selingan Island. A world-renowned dive paradise and honeymoon destination, Lankayan offers a serene island experience surrounded by an endless view of azure blue waters and sparkling white sands. Also, don’t miss a chance to witness turtles laying eggs on the beach during specific times of the year. It’s simply magical!

Lankayan Island arial

Tambunan & Kinabalu Park Countryside Tour

A visit to Sabah is never complete without a short stay at the Tambunan and Ranau countrysides, surrounded by verdant jungles, green paddy fields as far as the eyes can see, as well as undulating hills and valleys along the way. This tour package will take you to the breathtaking sites of the Tambunan countryside – dubbed the ‘Switzerland of Sabah’ and enjoy the crisp air of Kinabalu Park in Kundasang.

 

Kota Kinabalu-West Coast Division of Sabah

Kota Kinabalu is the city capital – strategically situated in the Northwest Coast of Borneo Island, facing the South China Sea and Tunku Abdul Rahman Park on one side, and set against the backdrop of Mount Kinabalu; this beautiful ‘Nature Resort City’ stretches for miles along the coast and towards the inland. Kota Kinabalu is a popular tourist getaway and a major gateway into Sabah and Borneo Island. Apart from featuring many tourist attractions in and around the city, Kota Kinabalu is also one of the most thriving industrial and commercial centres in East Malaysia.

 

Kota Kinabalu City & Food Tour

To experience Sabah is to experience the riches of her culinary offerings! Sample some of best local delicacies that Sabah has to offer — be it seafood, local cakes, and many others! This tour will bring you to savor some of Sabah’s best-loved food and drinks, ranging from our delectable street food to yummy kedai kopi (coffee shop) favorites. Here’s you will explore the distinctive tastes of Sabah, led by our very own local foodie guide.

 

Padas White River Rafting

If you’re looking for some wet, wild and tumbly fun in Borneo, look no further than Padas River! Offering seven swollen (Grade III-IV) rapids, Padas River throws adventure aficionados into an exhilarating 30-kilometer joyride along Borneo’s longest rafting route. Surrounding the Padas River is a verdant jungle with breath taking views of trees, birds and blue skies in the horizon!

 

Mount Kinbalu Climb

Standing majestically at 4, 095 meters above sea level, Mount Kinabalu is highest mountain in Malaysia and one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia. When in Borneo, one must conquer Mount Kinabalu and explore the Mount Kinabalu National Park, which is one of Malaysia’s famed UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Witness the grandeur of the vermilion sunrise from the Low’s Peak and be sure to immortalize it in a picture!

 

Proboscis Monkey & Fireflies Rivercruise

Just a couple of hours away from Kota Kinabalu city lies the quaint little village of Tamau, Kota Belud. The river cruise begins along the Tempasuk river where you will be able to observe wildlife, such as the Proboscis Monkey with its protruding belly and signature big nose. For the second cruise of the day along the Nanamun river, prepare to be amazed by the ‘Christmas Tree’ effect by the gorgeous fireflies on the riverbanks!

 

Mountain Biking & Cycling

Have fun cycling across rural Sabah on the dusty village trails, off roads, along rivers and through rice fields. You can either choose to have a day trip, which starts early in the morning and ending in the afternoon or choose to experience one of the longer-stay tours, either overnight or 3-day/2-nights.

 

Cycling & White Water Rafting

This adventure package gives you a chance to discover the interior of Borneo with adrenaline kicking White Water Rafting and cycling along rivers and rainforest. The tour brings you to places you can only access by river or bicycle. The mixture of adventure gives you a perfect insight into what Borneo has to offer.

 

Mari Mari Cultural Village

The Mari Mari Cultural Village is situated amidst a rustic forest setting in Kionsom, Inanam. Here, you will be introduced to various traditional homes of Sabahan ethnic communities—the Bajau, Lundayeh, Murut, Rungus and Dusun people. Be prepared to teleport back to the times of ancient Borneo through the display of unique ingenious architecture, simulated lives and ritualistic ceremonies. Also, get acquainted with each village tribe as you experience their culture.

 

Luxury Island Beach Tour

Enjoy a day at a quiet and private beach away from the normally crowded islands around Kota Kinabalu. Check-in at the Bunga Raya Island Resort’s Lounge at the Jesselton Point Jetty before being transferred by boat to Gaya Island for a relaxing trip in a secluded part on the Island. Go snorkeling or kayaking if you feel like frolicking in the sea. Otherwise, simply spend the day relaxing under the sun.

 

Nature Eploration & Jungle Skills

Designed for those with a penchant for the great outdoors and nature exploration, this tour is for you. Set amidst a lush virgin rainforest of the Crocker Range National Park, you may expect to experience the typical rough terrain of the Bornean jungle and learning jungle survival skills, as well as getting to know many facts about the Bornean jungle. Located in Kimanis, some 60 to 90-minutes’ drive from Kota Kinabalu, this forest is seldom explored, providing you a chance to explore and experience the jungle in a peaceful and natural setting.

 

Mount Trusmadi Climbing Expedition

Gazetted as a Class 1 Forest Reserve in 1962, Mount Trus Madi is the second highest mountain in Sabah and Malaysia (2, 642 meters high) after Mount Kinabalu. It is also one of the best mental and physical endurance tests in Sabah! Discover Mount Trus Madi via the rowdy Wayaan Mannan from Kampung Sinua, Sook with our 3D/4D climbing package. We promise you a thrilling adventure through and through!

 

Northern Tip of Borneo-Kudat

Our Tip of Borneo day trip brings you to the northern most point of Sabah, Borneo in the quiet town of Kudat. Kudat is well-known for its beautiful beaches and surf spots, some of which you will experience when we take you to the beach where the South China Sea meets the Sulu Sea. Kudat is also home to the Rungus people, one of the diverse ethnic groups of Sabah.

 

Community-Based Cultural & Handicraft

It is to empower rural communities through their engagement in rural tourism activities as well as to increase visitor arrivals to rural destinations in Sabah. Engage in community -based tourism & handicraft tour with us. We value people over profit and help sustain indigenous communities while experiencing another culture and another way of being.

 

Lahad Datu

Lahad Datu is located in the Tawau division, occupying the peninsula on the north side of Darvel Bay. Lahad Datu is surrounded by stretches of cocoa and oil palm plantations. Apart from that, it is also an important timber exporting port. A haven for naturalists, Lahad Datu is the gateway to Danum Valley Conservation Area, Tabin Wildlife Reserve, and Madai Caves. Lahad Datu is also the base for the Borneo Child Aid Society (locally Humana Child Aid Society Sabah) which provides education for more than 5, 000 children of plantation workers as well as others who are without access to basic education.

 

Danum Valley Conservation Area

Sabah’s premier nature and wildlife destinations. Recognized as one of the world’s most complex ecosystem, the forest in Danum Valley is home to endangered wildlife species ike banteng, Asian elephant, Clouded Leopard, OrangUtan, Proboscis Monkey and a vast range of low land fauna. The pristine rainforests attract some 340 birds, 124 mammal, 72 reptile and 56 amphibian species. These raiunforests also house some of the world’s oldest, tallest and most diverse jungle trees, making it an enchanting destination for nature lovers.

 

Recommended Hotels

Sukau Rainforest Lodge

The award-winning Sukau Rainforest Lodge offers you the best of nature and wildlife adventure, whilst offering an eco-friendly accommodation with great modern services and facilities. Wake up to the sounds of birds singing and sounds of wildlife that you will never hear in the city! Go on a river cruise along the Kinabatangan River for a chance to spot rare endemic wildlife, such as the Proboscis monkey and the comely Bornean Pygmy elephant!

 

Sepilok Nature Resort

Located in Sepilok, Sandakan, which is the ecotourism epicentre of Sabah, the Sepilok Nature Resort offers the opportunity to enjoy an eco-friendly environment, surrounded by nature and wildlife. You can make arrangements to visit attractions such as the Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, Turtle Island Park, Kinabatangan River and Gomantong Caves from here.

 

Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort

A charming resort nestled in the wilderness of the Lower Kinabatangan floodplain, the Kinabatangan Wetlands Resort is surrounded by pristine freshwater swamps and mangrove forest. It is also internationally recognized as an important wetland area and an attraction for those who find solace in the presence of stunning wildlife.

 

Kota Kinabalu Marriott Hotel

Set on the famed Kota Kinabalu Waterfront, a popular center for dining and entertainment and 15 minutes from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the Marriott Hotel indulges guests in panoramic views of South China Sea, authentic local culinary delights and thoughtful service. Everything is designed to ignite your passion during your visit to the “Land Below The Wind.”

 

Hilton Kota Kinabalu

High-tech hotel in Kota Kinabalu, boasting 4 dining options and an outdoor pool, Hilton Kota Kinabalu is located 0.6 mi from Gaya Street Sunday Market and Filipino Market. Relax by the swimming pool while the children play in the kids’ pool. We have what you are looking for an exciting and relaxing holiday.

 

Gaya Island Resort

Opened in July 2012, the Gaya Island Resort is situated on the Gaya Island, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest and fringed by white sandy beaches. Feast on the breath taking views of mangroves, canopy, Kota Kinabalu Mountains and the virgin rainforest, overlooking the vast South China Sea.

 

Grandis Hotel Kota Kinabalu

This 188-room hotel situated in Suria Sabah Mall is the perfect retreat for those wishing to explore the area’s eclectic shopping, dining, and tourist attractions. The hotel is outfitted with three dining areas: Rosea Café, Sky Blu Bar and the Piano Lounge. The most popular outlet will be the Sky Blu Bar which presents visitors a panoramic view of the cluster of scattered islands and glittering sea to relish a different kind of ‘sunset experience’.

 

Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa

Set amidst the idyllic Dalit Bay nature enclave, Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa is one of Sabah’s best offerings—a resort with excellent facilities, topped with a view to kill for overlooking two miles of white sandy beach. This state-of-the-art resort boasts 499 rooms and a wealth of recreational facilities, ranging from a health club, an award-winning spa, restaurants offering local and international cuisines, an 18-hole championship golf course, 64-acre nature reserve and many more.

 

Borneo Eagle Resort

Welcome to the Borneo Eagle Resort, Pulau Tiga. Set in a pocket of paradise away from the hustling and bustling KK city, this luxury vacation destination is blessed with clear azure waters and white sandy beach in its surrounds, as well as magnificent coral reefs in the marine reserve. Take a short hike and you will find natural volcanic mud pools within the majestic rainforest all just waiting to be discovered!

 

Bunga Raya Island Resort

Combining the two elements Sabah is mostly famous for rainforests and beaches – Bunga Raya Island Resort and Spa serves as the best destination for those looking for the best of both natural worlds. This resort’s rustic spirit makes the experience a lot like a visit to tropical island utopia. The excellent water visibility also makes it perfect for water sports, snorkelling and having a warm dip in the sparkling azure water.

 

Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai

Located just 28km from the city and 38km from Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Nexus Resort Karambunai is set amidst 3,335 acres of natural and landscaped surroundings creating the perfect background for all 485 well-appointed guestrooms, suites and luxury villas. The award-winning 18-hole championship golf course and exclusive Borneo Spa complement the superb facilities of this magnificent resort which boasts eight restaurants and bars and an almost endless array of leisure and recreational activities.

 

Borneo Rainforest Lodge

These glass and metal structured Premium Villa and Premium Deluxe Chalets combine minimalist and eco-sensitive designs offering stunning views of the pristine Rainforest.

Chalets are river fronting with its own private plunge pool, outdoor shower and a climate control system to ensure a comfortable level of humidity in the rooms.

Trekking into the Rainforests are guided to ensure quality interpretation by our in-house guides and we have a Spa offering Traditional Massages after your activities.

Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan

Located in Sandakan, Four Points By Sheraton Sandakan has easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city’s must-see destinations from Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary to Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary. The hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your travels.

Sarawak

Sarawak the ‘land of the hornbills’ is the largest state in Malaysia and one that is also located on the island of Borneo, together with Sabah, Brunei Darussalam and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Sarawak is blessed with an extraordinary mix of ethnicities, the largest one being the Iban people. Other local ethnic groups in Sarawak are the Bidayuh Melanau, Kenyah, Kayang and Orang Ulu peoples. Sarawak the ‘land of the hornbills’ is the largest state in Malaysia and one that is also located on the island of Borneo, together with Sabah, Brunei Darussalam and Kalimantan in Indonesia. Sarawak is blessed with an extraordinary mix of ethnicities, the largest one being the Iban people. Other local ethnic groups in Sarawak are the Bidayuh Melanau, Kenyah, Kayang and Orang Ulu peoples.

 

Recommended Tours

Bako National Park

Situated within close proximity of Kuching city, the Bako National Park is one of the most beautiful parks in Malaysia. For nature lovers, this park offers an proboscis monkey, silver leaf monkey and long-tailed macaque, as well as numerous species of birds. In addition to its wildlife density, displays a wide variety of endemic Bornean floras like the carnivorous pitcher plants and wild orchids.

 

Kuching Cycling City

Have fun cycling to capture the sights, sounds and smell of this compact city. This is one of the best way to explore whilst navigating through traffic and stopping at any attractions which you are interested in visit on the 3.5 hours ride. This tour ends with boat crossing across Sarawak River on a traditional water taxi.

 

Sarawak Cultural Village Tour

Experience Sarawak in half a day. Set on a sprawling 17-acre site, this unique award-winning living museum offers visitors an excellent introduction to local cultures and lifestyles. After touring the village, you can enjoy a multi-cultural dance performance in the village’s own theatre. There is also a good restaurant and a handicraft shop on-site.

 

Santubong Wildlife Cruise

Enjoy adventure through the mangrove-lined rivers for a wildlife-spotting adventure. As it gets darker, you will be able to see the adorable Proboscis monkeys hanging out on treetops. Keep an eye out for crocodiles too, crawling on the mud banks or swimming in the calm waters.

 

Semenggoh OrangUtan Encounter

A sanctuary to some of Sarawak’s protected wildlife, mainly the Orang Utans. The entire facility occupies an area of 740 acres — the only remaining green belt near the city which acts as a sanctuary for orang utans. This rehabilitation centre serves as a temporary home for young orphaned primates and displaced orang utans rescued from captivity.

 

Recommended Hotels

Aiman Batang Ai Resort

Situated at the edge of a tranquil Sarawak rainforest, the rooms and suites at this resort feature traditional native Borneo design and you can choose from a Longhouse-style room or a duplex suite. Enjoy an outdoor swim in the pool or explore the surrounding area and soak in the beauty of nature!

 

Grand Margherita

Sarawak’s first international hotel situated along the 1.7-kilometre stretch of the scenic Kuching Waterfront, the Grand Margherita Hotel promises a decadent stay with royal experience to its patrons. The Grand Margherita is located in the heart of Kuching’s shopping and financial district, merely 20 minutes’ drive away from the Kuching International Airport. Just next to the hotel is the Sarawak Plaza Shopping Complex, which features a supermarket, pharmacy and money changer.

 

Damai Beach Resort

Facing the blue-green horizon of the South China Sea and standing mightily on the white sandy beach of Teluk Bandung is the Damai Beach Resort—one of Sarawak’s most luxurious holiday offerings. This self-contained paradise is set on a sprawling 90-acre sea frontage, enveloped within one of the world’s oldest tropical rainforests, with the majestic Mount Santubong in the backdrop. The Damai Beach Resort is located 40 minutes’ drive away from Kuching city capital and 50 minutes’ away from the Kuching International Airport.

 

The Ranee Boutique Suites

The Ranee is unique in that every spacious room is different – designed to express its own individuality, charm and character.  Step into The Ranee and you will be enchanted by the magic of old and new – a fusion style inspired by Sarawak’s rich colonial heritage and mysterious ethnic cultures.

 

Hilton Kuching

A luxurious hotel chain situated in the middle of the city centre—nestled amidst the Kuching’s bustling business and shopping centre—the Hilton Kuching maintains its resort-like ambience and is one of the most popular accommodations choice for those looking for nothing short of opulence. The hotel offers a breath-taking view of the Sarawak River. It also offers excellent wining and dining options at the hotel’s exquisite buffet restaurant that offers fusion cuisines from all over the world.

 

Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa

Built in 2015, Mulu Marriott Resort & Spa is one of Sarawak’s finest resort offerings, nestled in the lush tropical enclave of the Bornean rainforest and the Gunung Mulu National Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur—KL in short—is by far the fastest-growing and busiest city in Malaysia, dotted with unique skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colochitecture and yet, an abundance of verdant greenery. Best known for the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, KL is a shopping haven that offers some of the largest shopping malls in Southeast Asia.

 

Each year, travellers and shopaholics flock to KL in search of high-end merchandise and one-of-a-kind street market picks. For the culture vulture, KL offers a sneak peek into the multicultural Malaysian life through its mosques and temples, old monuments, street food hawker stalls and more.

 

Recommended Tours

KLCC Twin Tower Tour

Discover more about the pride of Malaysia: the Petronas Twin Towers and enjoy panoramic views of beautiful Kuala Lumpur from the top of city. Walk along sky bridge of Petronas Twin Towers and admire the entire cityscape from the observation decks. This tour is especially great for families with young children.

 

Kuala Lumpur Heritage Tour

Explore the melting pot of Malaysian culture in the bustling KL metropolis with the KL heritage tour. Must-see places include Batu Caves, Jamek Mosque, the Central Market, Sin Sze Si Ya Temple, Sri Maha Mariamman Temple, Little India and Chinatown. This would be a great photography and shopping opportunity as well.

 

Kuala Lumpur Night Trail Tour

Being a rich melting pot of cultural diversity, Malaysia is renowned for its sumptuous array of gastronomics offerings, both local and international. Sink your teeth into local offerings, such as the famous Assam Laksa, Rojak, Cendol, Chee Cheong Fun and many more! Also, don’t miss the hawker food while you’re here!

 

Melaka Historical Tour

For the history buff and culture vultures, the historical city of Malacca has so much to offer – from beautiful colonial architectures and the vibrant Peranakan culture to the upbeat Jingling Nona dance of the Eurasian community. Make a point to learn more about old world Malaysia through the city of Malacca.

 

Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands in Pahang is one of Malaysia’s most popular tourist destinations, a collection of peaceful townships perched 1,500 meters high on a nest of serene mountains. Cooling resorts, tea plantations and strawberry farms sprawl lazily across lush valleys and meandering hillslopes, the perfect setting for a relaxing holiday. The sea of tranquillity, pleasant landscapes and cold climate impart a special experience upon the multitudes of visitors each year. Meanwhile, a different world lies hidden away among the natural surroundings – a rainforest ecosystem rich with the wonders of nature, long held with fascination by researchers and naturalists across the world.

 

Taman Negara Pahang

Taman Negara is the oldest primary rainforest in the world. Research has shown that this rainforest has never been influenced by ice ages and other big changes in time. With 4343 square kilometers it is the biggest National Park in Malaysia, spread out over three states at Peninsular Malaysia; Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan.

 

Recommended Hotels

Strawberry Park Resort

The Strawberry Park Resort is ideally located amidst a 7-acre hill between Tanah Rata and Brinchang. The cool temperature and fresh air in Cameron Highlands make it an ideal retreat for holiday makers and business travellers alike. Whether you are a local or international traveller, our resort is the perfect place for your getaway!

 

Four Season Hotel

Surrounded by the multicultural energy of Malaysia’s dynamic capital, Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur takes centre stage with panache. Combining extraordinary dining, sleek and spacious accommodations and legendary Four Seasons service, the Hotel is the city’s nexus of success and style.

 

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

Luxurious, elegant rooms and residences in Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle District, a 5-minute walk from Pavilion Mall. Bukit Bintang is a great choice for travelers interested in entertainment, markets and family-friendly trips.

 

Melia Kuala Lumpur

Located within Kuala Lumpur’s prime attractions, shopping malls, heritage row, art galleries and flourishing business hubs, such as The Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur Tower, and Pavilion KL shopping mall.

 

Stripes Hotel

Located within the hustle and bustle of the city center, it features an outdoor swimming pool and guests can enjoy meals at the in-house restaurant or have a drink at the bar.

Penang

Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang offers a fascinating amalgamation of East and West. One of the most-visited destinations in Malaysia, Penang offers a touch of modernity while remaining engulfed in its unique old-world charm. Penang is perhaps best known as the ‘food capital’ of Malaysia, home of the famous nasi kandar and Penang char kuey teow, thanks to its melting pot of cultural diversity. George Town is also known for its well-preserved old British colonial buildings, which led to it being accorded as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites in Peninsular Malaysia, alongside Malacca City and Lenggong Valley, Perak.

 

Recommended Tours

GeorgeTown & Penang Island Explorer

Visit the most famous attractions in George Town. Ride rickshaw, and visit places like St Georges Church, Goddess Of Mercy Temple, Joss Stick Maker, Little India, Sri Mahamariaman Temple, Kepitan Kling Mosque, Street Art, and Khoo Kongsi (KKS). After lunch, we continue to explore the island inclusive a visit to the Kek Lok Si Temple in central Penang.

 

Recommeded Hotels

ParkRoyal Penang Resort

Discover a tropical retreat along the Batu Ferringhi beach. Set in Batu Ferringhi, the island’s finest stretch of beach, PARKROYAL Penang exudes a unique “East meets West” charm. It is your private hideaway abundant with a kaleidoscope of facilities for the young and old.

 

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa

Overlooking Batu Feringghi Beach, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang offers spacious rooms surrounded by 30 acres of tropical gardens. This resort is also rated as the best value in Batu Ferringhi!

 

Hard Rock Hotel

Located in the Pearl of Orient, Hard Rock Hotel Penang is iconic, bringing the multicultural Penang to new heights with its authentic Hard Rock experience. Its fun atmosphere and clean, modern lines make this the ultimate rock retreat for all!

 

East & Oriental Hotel

Known simply as `The E&O’ – has stood as a testament to the grand elegance of the British colonial era. Also come to represent Penang itself; its story inextricably woven into the island’s history.

 

Areca Hotel

Conveniently situated within the UNESCO World Heritage buffer zone and walking distance from the central business district, Areca Hotel offers families and travellers the opportunity to experience the rich history and vibrant culture that George Town and Penang has to offer.

 

Seven Terraces Hotel

This hip and trendy resort in Penang is suitable for families, couples and singles for their relaxing accommodation in Penang.

 

The Ediso GeorgeTown

This boutique hotel boasts a chic common area, a bright courtyard and a swimming pool. Bike hire and airport transports are available upon request.

Ipoh

Ipoh used to be one of the most important cities in the world as it was the center of the world’s tin industry. Nowadays, the city is slowly developing into an important tourism destination. Ipoh are also well known with their tasty cuisines from their historical landmark – Ipoh Old Town White Coffee to their succulent kaya puffs, Lor Mai Kai, Hong Kong Dim Sum, Nasi Ganja and a lot more to choose from!

 

Recommended Tours

The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

Set against limestone hills, The Banjaran provides a peaceful wellness retreat with its geothermal hot springs and a naturally heated swimming pool. A steam cave and ice baths are also available. The space is massive and that allows you to relax in beautiful natural scenery and serenity away from the busy city life.

 

Royal Belum

Hidden in the north of Lake Temenggor is a large tract of rainforest, which has been gazetted as the Belum Forest Reserve. Practically untouched, Belum hides a wealth of wildlife such as rhinos, tapirs and tigers. Various tour operators now offer trips into Belum to uncover its natural beauty, with permission from the authorities.

 

Pangkor Island

The beautiful island of Pangkor is located in Manjung District of Perak – circa three hour’s drive away from Kuala Lumpur. Pangkor Island comprises three main islands: Pangkor Laut, Pulau Mentagor and Pulau Giam, among which, Pangkor Laut is the most famous. A mountainous island, the highest point on Pangkor Island is Pangkor Hill at 1,216 meters above sea level. Since the main island consists of just mountains, the roads are lying in a circle around the island. An island shielded by Sumatra, Pangkor enjoys the same warm and sunny tropical weather all year round. It’s perfect for honeymoons and family holidays.

 

Redang Island

Redang Island constitutes the nine islands in the Redang Archipelago. A famous holiday and scuba diving destination, renowned for its turquoise clear waters, powdery-white sandy beaches and its diverse tropical reef fish circa 50 feet off the shores. Unlike its neighbour, Perhentian Island, which oozes more of a backpackers’ vibe; Redang Island caters to a more upmarket and exclusive market. The largest beach on the island, Pasir Panjang, which is located on the east side, features half a dozen resorts. If you plan to have a quieter trip, do schedule your vacation outside of the school holiday season.

 

Perhentian Island

The Perhentian Island comprises two separate islands, namely Pulau Perhentian Kecil (Smaller Perhentian Island) and Pulau Perhentian Besar (Greater Perhentian Island). In Malay, the name ‘perhentian’ translates as ‘a sojourn’, and in the past, Perhentian Island has served as the main pit stop for traders commuting between Malaysia and Thailand. Apart from the permanent residents who inhabit the small fishing village on Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Island remains pristine and relatively removed from the outside world. There are no roads on the island, save for labyrinths that cut through the jungle. Watch out for encounters with some of the island’s elusive wildlife, such as fruit bats, monitor lizards, squirrels and mouse deer.

 

Recommended Hotels

Belum Rainforest Resort

Belum Rainforest Resort is located within the peaceful Belum-Temengor Rainforest in Pulau Banding, Gerik, Perak. One of Malaysia’s premier eco-tourism holiday destinations. It is everything nature-lovers and holiday-goers expect in a getaway destination. Complete relaxation and serenity, stunning views and surroundings, adventure and the chance to get close to nature.

 

Pangkor Laut Resort

Nestled amidst an ancient rainforest on Pangkor Island, on a private island fringed by white sandy beaches and emerald waters is the Pangkor Laut Resort. Declared a paradise by the late Pavarotti and previously voted ‘Number One in the World’ by Condé Nast Traveller; here, wooden buildings blend seamlessly into the forest, walls curve around foliage and roofs open up to allow trees to continue on their journey to the sky.

 

Coral Redang Island Resort

Coral Redang Island Resort is suitable for private parties and wedding receptions. This resort only has 26 Superior Rooms and 5 Family Rooms, which is ideal for both solo and group travellers. Located on the beautiful island of Redang, diving and snorkelling activities are a must when you are here. Other than that, there are also other beach activities for you to enjoy.

 

The Taaras Beach Resort & Spa

The Taaras is tucked away and hidden from the outside world on a small island found. Considered to be one of the most beautiful island locations in the South China Sea, the isle of Redang is home to the Taaras – a natural yet stylish resort found on one of the most spectacular bays surrounded by one of the bluest oceans on the earth.

 

Tuna Bay island Resort

Tuna Bay Island Resort is located on the south west coast of Pulau Perhentian Besar. It occupies a quiet, untouched part of the island surrounded by tropical jungle, on a broad expanse of powdery white sand and blessed with turquoise blue sea right on the doorstep. The resort commands a breathtaking view of Pulau Perhentian Kecil and the South China Sea. Even at low tide, the view from our resort is still breathtaking.

 

Bubu Resort & Villa

BuBu offers you not one but two luxuries but affordable beach resorts, both located on Long Beach of Pulau Perhentian Kecil – the smaller of the two main Perhentian islands. With its 700 metres of gently sloping powdery white sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters, Long Beach is probably the best beach in all Peninsular Malaysia. Indeed, it was rated the 13th best beach in the world in a CNN survey!

 

Alunan Resort

Alunan Resort offers you the modern and tranquil accommodations in Perhentian Island. Tucked away on a secluded beach, a sanctuary of calm welcomes you to double-storey, modern suites with stunning views, private rooftop sun decks, and personalised service and facilities.

Langkawi Island

Made up of 99 islands on the west coast of Malaysia, the archipelago of Langkawi surrounds itself with sparkling turquoise sea, with soft white sands, fringed by swaying palm trees. The interior of the main island offers a fusion of paddy fields and verdant hillside jungles. Aside from being a sought-after beach destination, Langkawi is also famous for its duty-free shopping—perfect for those who looking to cart off cheaper priced alcohol, cigarettes, chocolate, and other merchandise. For adventure seekers, Langkawi offers excellent dive sites and trekking opportunities to the Seven Wells Waterfall. While you’re here, don’t miss a chance to hitch a ride on the Pantai Kok Cable Car! If you like, you can also combine your stay in Langkawi with Koh Lipe, Thailand.

 

Recommended Tours

The Datai Langkawi

The Datai Langkawi is situated on the northwest tip of the island Langkawi in Malaysia. Located in a 10-million-year-old rainforest and overlooking the tranquil Datai Bay, awarded by National Geographic as one of the Top 10 beaches worldwide, the iconic property enchants with mesmerizing nature, visionary architecture, luxury and bespoke service.

 

Recommended Hotels

Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa

Perfect retreat for those looking for tropical tranquility and ethnic charm. Situated on the white sandy shores of the famed Cenang Beach, the 14-hectare resort fronts a kilometre-stretch of private beach. Perfect place to relax in a balmy, seaside setting.

 

The Andaman Luxury Collection Resort

The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is nestled in the lush rainforest with panoramic sea views and a private beach. The spacious and airy units feature a private balcony overlooking the garden, rainforest or the sea.

 

Four Seasons Resort

With artful design and all-pervading serenity, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi presents a tranquil retreat in the Andaman Sea, where UNESCO-protected mangroves showcase labyrinthine adventures between land and sea.

 

Casa Del Mar

A 4-star, boutique resort located on the beach at Pantai Cenang. Offering all sea view accommodations in the tourist area of Langkawi, walking distance of local restaurants, bars, and shops. It feels more like a home than a resort and makes for a peaceful beachside holiday.

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