Are you interested in a thorough Malaysia vacation trip?
There are 13 states and 3 federal territories in Malaysia waiting for your exploration.
Each place has its specialty in a way.
Let’s take a brief look at places other than Perak before setting up your Malaysia vacation plan.
Johor - It’s the southern gateway to Malaysia. Just over a bridge, you’ll reach Singapore. There has the famous Desaru beach and some reserved national parks. However, I will always think of pineapple when someone mention about Johor. Because, it was taught in my geography book in secondary school, haha.
Kedah - If you are a fan of cycling, I’m sure you’ve heard about Le Tour de Langkawi. And Langkawi Island is the famous island in Kedah. Beside the sun and beaches, Kedah has the largest paddy fields in Malaysia. I really enjoy the view of the greenery paddy fields along the highway, whenever passing by Kedah to Penang. They even have a museum for it, the Paddy Museum.
Langkawi Beaches - The Very Best of Andaman Beaches >>> This website provide information about the Langkawi beaches, which have plenty of sun-soaked sands and so much to offer for everyone. It's your tranquil retreat from the real world!
Kelantan - The state that keep most Malay traditions and cultures alive. 95% of the state population is Malay. I’m sure you will be interested in their Malay kite flying (Wau), shadow puppetry (Wayang Kulit), top spinning (Gasing), Malay art of self defense (Silat) and giant drum playing (Rebana) activities. Besides this, there are interesting handicrafts, like the traditional embroidery, songket weaving, batik printing, silver work and wood carving.
Melaka - The historical city. First, there was the great Malacca Empire. Since it has a strategic location at the Malacca Strait, it was then conquered by other foreign forces, such as the British, Portuguese and Dutch. In 2008, Melaka is awarded as World Heritage City by UNESCO. So, how can you left this out of your Malaysia vacation plan? Besides all sort of historical things, I am in love with its Nyonya food.
Negeri Sembilan - The state of nine (with Seremban as the capital city) is populated by a special group of migrants from Sumatra, the Minangkabau tribe who practices the matriarchal society. It has a popular beach, Port Dickson. Since it's the nearest beach available, having BBQ party at the Port Dickson beach is one of the most popular weekend activities for Kuala Lumpur residents. Cape Rachado Lighthouse, built in 16th century by the Portuguese, is another must see. You can see the marvelous view of the Malacca Strait by going all the way up to the top.
Pahang - Kuantan, the capital city of Pahang state, has nice beaches. The Malaysia Club Med is located there too. Here is another beautiful island, the Tioman Island. In addition to beaches and islands, Pahang has the best highland vacation destination in Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands and Genting Highlands. Not enough yet? Then, let me introduce you to the great National Park of Malaysia. Here is where you get a taste of the tropical rain forest.
Penang - The World Heritage City announced by UNESCO in 2008 together with Melaka. Penang (also known as the Pearl of Orient) is definitely one of the most famous Malaysia vacation spots. Its food, beaches and temples always bring visitors can’t get enough of it, which can easily make them the regular visitors.
Penang Heritage City - a UNESCO's historic city, buildings, art and culture >>> Visit this website to discover Penang Heritage City with its UNESCO historic city status. Heritage buildings and landmark, diverse people, art and culture developed for over 200 years.
Travel-Penang-Malaysia.com >>> Visit this website for the travel guide to the beautiful Island of Penang, Malaysia (Pulau Pinang) - The tourist attractions, beaches, hotels & old Georgetown. The must sees on a holiday in the "Pearl of the Orient"
Perlis - The smallest state in Malaysia which is located at the northern region. It has quite a great influence from Thailand since it’s just laying at the border of Malaysia and Thailand. Even though it’s small, but there are places worth to put into your Malaysia vacation plan too, such as the Gua Kelam, Snake Farm, Herbs Garden and don’t forget the tasty Kuala Perlis Laksa.
Sabah - Kota Kinabalu is the place where we have our highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. Climbing up to the top of the mountain is a great challenge, will you take up this challenge? After that, you can visit the biggest Orang Utan Sanctuary in the world. If you love to dive, Sabah will be your favorite diving spot.
Mount Kinabalu Summit Climb >>> This website provide useful online climbing information, tips and guidelines for climbers who planned to travel to Sabah, in the Island of Borneo and climb Mount Kinabalu, the highest summit in South East Asia.
Sarawak - Kuching (state capital) means cat in Malay language. Thus there is a Cat Museum in Kuching. This Land of Hornbill has wide land, which most of it covered by forest. It has the longest river in Malaysia, Rajang River. So, exploring any of the 11 national parks is a must. You can see Rafflesia, the biggest and smelliest flower in the world by yourself. You can even open your eyes to the Niah Great Cave, where human have lived there at least 30,000 years ago during the early stone age.
Selangor - The most developed and populous state in Malaysia. An important commercial and industrial hub, with the most valuable real properties area in the whole country. During Thaipusam Festival, Batu Cave is the hotspot. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is another exciting place for youngsters and family with kids. Wondering what to buy as the souvenir of your Malaysia vacation? Think about the Royal Selangor Pewter.
Terengganu - This state (Kuala Terengganu as state capital) is hardly known to Malaysian, but the fact is that it has quite a few of wonders. Such as the world largest and oldest Cengal Tree, the largest man-made lake in South East Asia, the highest waterfall in Malaysia, the longest panoramic beach in Malaysia and the largest museum in South East Asia. Wow, it’s amazing even by just listing these here. Ah, don’t forget the famous Redang Island with the most beautiful beach, coral and underwater world in Malaysia. I can’t think of a reason how could you exclude Terengganu from your Malaysia vacation plan.
Kuala Lumpur - As the country capital, Kuala Lumpur is a modern city with skyscrapers and busy traffic. Out of all, the Kuala Lumpur Tower and Petronas Twin Towers (tallest twin towers in the world) are the symbol of Kuala Lumpur, the symbol of Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a shopping paradise too. And, the heart of night life in Malaysia.
Putrajaya - As the ruling hub of the government of Malaysia, Putrajaya is located at the outskirt of Selangor. It is just next to the hightech development hub, Cyberjaya, which consists the Multimedia Super Corridor. This place is very good for photographing. Many things are nicely designed, such as the lamp posts, the bridge, the Prime Minister's office building etc. You may take some pictures as a memory of your Malaysia vacation.
Labuan - Located adjacent to Sabah and Brunei. It’s a duty free island, which makes it a shopping paradise! Furthermore, it’s a paradise for all kinds of water activities too, such as sport fishing, eco diving, snorkeling, wreck diving, dinghy sailing, jet skiing, sea snake watching and kayaking. You can even enjoy a unique way of sight seeing by horse riding.
Phew~~~ Finally finish this long page, judge yourself if it's worth for a Malaysia vacation in the near future.
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