Top 10 Things to Do in Malaysia – A Jewel of Asia

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

The exciting, diverse natural and cultural environment of Malaysia makes it a country where those who prefer relaxation can enjoy calming sceneries and pampering care, while those who are in for outdoor activities or visiting monuments can equally find what they are looking for.

1) A Tour of Mosques

If you are interested in Malaysia’s cultural and religious heritage, a tour of Malaysia’s mosques offers an unforgettable experience. The Tranquerah Mosque in Kuala Kangsar, the State Mosque in Seremban, the Ubudiah Mosque, the Kuching’s Sarawak State Mosque, with its breathtaking domes, or the futuristic building of the An’nur Jamek Mosque should all be on your list.

2) Visiting Historical Sites

If you are keen on history, you will be surely fascinated by the archeological diggings in Gua Niah and Lembah Bujang, or the atmosphere at Malacca or Sarawak.

3) Jungle Trekking

The Taman Negara National Park awaits the tourist with marked trails and special canopy tours with expert guides.

4) Sightseeing

If you are interested in urban sights, the busy, yet invigorating atmosphere of Kuala Lumpur will fascinate you. Little India and China Town reflect the multicultural spirit of the country, while the world-famous Petronas Towers impress with their height and space-age design, offering an extraordinary view of the city from a viewing deck on the 41st floor.

5) Climbing Mount Kinabulu

The highest peak in Southeast Asia, Kinabalu offers its beauties to the less experienced climbers as well. The sunrise is amazing on the summit, and the tourist is very likely to spot rare animals and the famous Rafflesia plant, the world’s largest flowering plant.

6) Visiting Wildlife Sanctuaries

Malaysia is home to numerous sanctuaries for rare animals. On the Elephant Conservation Farm at Kuala Gandah and the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on Borneo, the tourist can observe these animals in their natural habitats and explore the rain forest.

7) Scuba-Diving

Diving is another major attraction of Malaysia. The country is home to several of the world’s finest diving spots including Sipadan, where the enthusiasts of marine life and macro photography can encounter rare sharks, rays and other sealift in unparalleled richness.

8) Unusual sports

Exoticism manifests itself in the recreational sports played in Malaysia as well. You can try the national skill games called gassing, also known as top spinning or striking match.

9) Shopping

Kuala Lumpur’s Petaling Street is one of the most frequented shopping paradises in the world. The market comes to life after dark and the goods are sold incredibly cheap.

10) Savoring Special Malay Dishes

If you like exotic ingredients and unusual tastes, you must try Malay dishes as well. Multicultural, often hot and always tasty, the staple ingredients of traditional Malay cuisine are rice and noodles with all kinds of meat and lots of tropical fruits.

The cultural and natural richness of Malaysia makes this country a really fascinating place, with a lot to see, to do and to experience – no wonder most visitors can hardly wait for their next vacation to come back here and explore the possibilities and assets of this exciting place.