Malaysia travel guide
If you haven’t planned to go to Malaysia yet, then put Malaysia on your travel list-Malaysia is one of the most spectacular countries in Southeast Asia, with a proud landscape with a large number of tea plantations, pristine white sand beaches, and crystal clear. There are wild tropical rain forests on the water surface, all the scenery is in it! Malaysia also has an attractive heritage that combines Malays, Chinese, Muslims, and Christians to form thick and diverse cultural tapestry. Not only are there mouth-watering cuisines, but also vibrant customs and traditions are still preserved today.
So why should you visit Malaysia?
Kuala Lumpur has become one of the largest international flight hubs, so going to Malaysia should not be a problem. Whether you are from the far west or from other parts of Asia, you can see hundreds of planes flying to this metropolis every day. Choose their Malaysia Malaysia Airlines long-haul flights both comfortable and affordable, but budget airlines like AirAsia and Tiger Airways flights shorter, cheaper fares, especially transfers to/from the local to East Malaysia Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
Any time to go to Malaysia
Thanks to Malaysia’s equatorial location, the country’s climate can best be described as tropical’, with hot and humid weather throughout the year.
Its two seasons, dry and wet, follow the monsoons (also typhoons) in the southwest and northwest, but don’t let the monsoon disgust you, it’s worth going. Plus, the rain is warm anyway.
However, if you want to visit the beautiful islands of Malaysia, make sure to plan your journey and remember the seasons. Some ferries and speedboats may not operate, and if you plan to dive, the visibility in the water may not be so good.
The best thing about this rainforest is that no matter when you visit it, the jungle is always dense and lush, and the tea gardens are growing very well! Just make sure you bring a waterproof jacket for hiking.
Malaysia caters to all types of tourists
Whether you are visiting Malaysia during your honeymoon period or taking your family on an expedition on holiday, or you are a backpacker with a budget, your every need can be met.
For those who are struggling, the hostels there provide shared accommodation, the price is 25-50 MYR, private rooms are 60 MYR. You will find mid-range hotels and guesthouses offering comfortable suites at a price of about 75 MYR-usually breakfast and air conditioning are also included. Remember that no matter where your money is spent, some larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur are always more high-end in scale.
On islands such as Langkawi Island and Perhentian Island, you can find beautiful beach houses and high-end resorts, where there are endless turquoise seas and white sandy beaches just outside your door. The price of the house here is 90 MYR upwards. It is certainly not difficult to find luxury housing in Paradise in Malaysia.
However, the residences in national parks and jungles are not so luxurious, and material comfort may be the least high. There are open dormitories for shared living and basic accommodations are easier to book. But remember, you go there for the experience, not for accommodation, so you may bathe in a bucket there, and mosquito nets are available.
Summon all gourmets!
Another good thing about Malaysia is the food there. Those who like spices, rice, eggs, chicken, and fresh fish will definitely not go hungry here.
Multicultural traditions inspired Malaysian cuisine, so you will find Chinese rice, Indian curry, and Malay flavors combined to create that tempting food.
One of the best ways to experience this culture is to try street food – for example, you can often see women bending down, steaming pots, stirring fresh vegetables and noodles into a _meegoreng_ (the popular yellow fried noodles) ) Only RM 5 is charged. _Nasilemak_ is an “iconic” food in Malaysia and another popular delicacy worth trying. It includes deep-fried whitebait shrimp paste, chili sauce, peanuts, an egg, fried chicken, and coconut milk rice. If you want to eat it on the road, grilled Batu Maung satay (kebabs) are everywhere and delicious-not to mention very cheaply.
Where to go to Malaysia
No…not considered to have seen Malaysia
When planning a trip to Malaysia, in order to see most of the beaches, jungles, wildlife, and marine life, the three must-not-miss attractions we recommend are Kuala Lumpur, the international capital; Borneo, home of the wild jungle; and Paradise The island of Langkawi and Perhentian Island.
Spend a few days exploring Kuala Lumpur-not as beautiful as Singapore and not as busy as Bangkok -the city has traces of the British colonial period, some Muslim mosques, and a vibrant and colorful Chinatown. The Petronas Twin Towers break the city’s skyline. It is 451 meters high and can be seen throughout the city at dawn (the most important suggestion: there are some sky bars where you can enjoy the scenery and spend happy hours). Not to mention, the diversity of the capital keeps you happy from morning till night.
Twin Towers in Malaysia
It is 452 meters high and has 88 floors above the ground. It was once the world’s tallest skyscraper and is currently the world’s fifth tallest building. Designed by architect Cesar Pelli. The design pattern of the twin towers adopts the geometric shapes commonly used in traditional Muslim architecture and is a combination of square and circle. The appearance of the building is stylish and beautiful, majestic, and towering. Especially the PETRONAS Twin Towers, which are reflected by the lanterns at night, are like two giant “sky aliens” standing steadily in the city of Kuala Lumpur, becoming the most dazzling “protagonists” in the city
The PETRONAS Twin Towers are the comprehensive office buildings of PETRONAS, so it is also called the “Kuala Lumpur Petroleum Twin Towers”. It is a landmark urban landscape of Kuala Lumpur and even Malaysia. When traveling to Kuala Lumpur, the PETRONAS Twin Towers is a must-see tourist destination, and it has become a major gathering place for tourists from all over the world. Every tourist here will put a photo with the PETRONAS Twin Towers to show that they have visited Malaysia.
PETRONAS Twin Towers Guide
First of all, if you want to go to the tower, you have to line up early because the basic daily quota is limited. Of course, if you live in a good hotel, you can also ask your concierge (that’s the doorman, who is responsible for bringing your luggage up there) to help you get the scalper ticket. Generally, you have to add a little more handling fee, or you can find it yourself cattle. Queuing is really hard.
Not only do you have to get up early, but you also have to wait at the ticket office door to open. There is no stool. When the ticket office door opens, there will be two fares for you to choose from. One is the 40th floor of the bridge, and the second is the bridge in the middle and the observation deck on the top of one of the towers. . The second fare should be 40 MYR. The first one is about 20 MYR. If you want to go upstairs in the morning, you must go in early.
When boarding upstairs, everyone issues a sign, and bags and the like must be mailed to the depository downstairs. Then wait for the staff to call you up the stairs together. During the waiting period, you can watch the video about KLCC (Twin Towers) at the entrance.
The elevator goes straight up to the level of the bridge and stops, and then visitors have about 15 minutes of stay time for free movement, generally 15 minutes. But the Malay staff have a leisurely and calm attitude. After concentrating, continue to the observation deck on the top floor, here is a model of KLCC in the middle, and some telescopes around. . It feels similar to how I felt when I went to Jinmao. There are some chairs and sofas here. People who are bored can sit and rest and wait to be called downstairs.
From the real jungle to the tropical jungle, just take a short flight from Kuala Lumpur and you can reach Kuching or Kota Kinabalu to explore Malaysian Borneo: home to some of the world’s oldest tropical rainforest Can be traced back 140 million years ago. Here you can find amazing wildlife, including endangered orangutans, Sumatra rhinos, elephants, monitor lizards, pythons, tarantulas…everything!
One of the best things to do is a multi-day jungle adventure, with a guide, you can also explore the beautiful wildlife and nature on your own.
If you are looking for beach time, then Malaysia has never lacked one or two tropical islands. Go directly to Langkawi Island, which is Malaysia’s pristine letter-like paradise, an archipelago located on the west coast of the mainland, where people have gone there for many years to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beaches and blue-green sea.
But if you are looking for a place where few people go, then Perhentian Island which is located on the east coast of the mainland is a good choice. . If you calculate the travel time, you can even see turtles hatching eggs on the turtle beach (the island Famous for its turtle nest!)
If you like… then where to go
The difference between Malaysia and other neighboring countries in Southeast Asia is that there are many fun things to do there, and you can also participate in some activities to experience the diverse scenery, wildlife, and marine life.
Malaysia is “a place to appreciate”. In a diving site, there are beautiful reefs and corals for those who like to explore the underwater world. Some of the best diving sites can be found not far from the east coast of Borneo in Sipadan, where the National Marine Park and the protection measures there protect the homes of tropical fish, sharks, sea turtles, and rays. You have to book in advance to get a diving pass because the quantity sold every day is limited in order to avoid too much environmental impact. Extend the time to dive for a few days, and you can also visit nearby diving sites such as Mabul Island and Kapalai Island.
Hiking and climbing
Malaysia has some incredible mountains, where the summits and peaks call for people to climb. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia, 4095.2 meters (13,435 feet) high. Before waking up to conquer the top of the mountain and watch the sunrise, participate in a guided climb for 2 days/1 night and spend the night on the mountain. It’s difficult (we won’t lie!) but once you reach the top of the mountain, you will feel like standing on the top of the world and you can enjoy the incredible sunrise.
Another mountain-climbing adventure in Borneo is in Mulu National Park, where guided tours can take you around the national park, incredible cave structures, bush walks, and summit climbing: the incredible jagged limestone dagger. Did you know that the summit is printed on 100 MYR?
Jungle Trekking & Wildlife
The thing to be aware of on the way to Malaysia is the acceleration (and speed) of deforestation for the ruthless palm oil cultivation-this is a huge problem for rainforests or wildlife. When you can, we urge you to visit the lush green jungle, where there is so much to experience, to learn, just make sure that when you book a tour, you are supporting a sustainable and ethical company.
Some of our favorite jungle tours are to Dannon Valley, which is an important research center, where you can stay with the team to participate in jungle walks, chat, and night safari. If you want to experience the swamp, you can explore the jungle of the Kinabatangan River by boat, and you can stay in the floating camp on the pillar-right in the most crowded place!
Want to learn about history and traditions, many people visit Cameron Highlands, in order to experience a more gentle trekking adventure, you can also learn the history of the country in the tea plantation. This experience not only allows you to see the beautiful scenery but also to understand the British colonization.
If you want attractive buildings, museums, and temples to learn more about Malaysia’s rich history, then you should put the other two cities of Georgetown and Malacca into your schedule.
all the detail below are from WIKIPEDIA
A blue rectangle with a gold star and crescent in the canton, with 14 horizontal red and white lines on the rest of the flag
Shield showing the symbols of the Malaysian states with a star and crescent above it and a motto below it supported by two tigers
Coat of arms
Motto: “Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu” “Unity Is Strength”
Anthem: “Negaraku” (English: “My Country”)
Malaysia (orthographic projection).svg
Capital Kuala Lumpur 3°8′N 101°41′E Putrajaya (administrative) 2.9430952°N 101.699373°E
Largest city Kuala Lumpur
Official language and national language – Malay[n 1][n 2][n 3]
Recognised language English[n 3]
Ethnic groups (2018) 69% Bumiputera — 51% Malays
17% Native Bornean — 1% Orang Asli 23% Malaysian Chinese10% Hokkien — 8% Hakka — 5% Cantonese, etc. 7.0% Malaysian Indians 5% Tamil — 1% Telugu — 1% Gujarati, etc. 1.0% Others
Religion 61.3% Islam (official) 19.8% Buddhism
9.2% Christianity 6.3% Hinduism
1.3% Chinese folk religion 1.7% Unknown 0.4% Others Demonym(s) Malaysian
Government Federal parliamentary constitutional elective monarchy
• Yang di-Pertuan Agong Abdullah al-Haj
• Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin
• Upper house Dewan Negara (Senate)
• Lower house Dewan Rakyat (House of Representatives) Formation
• First settlement of Old Kedah c. 788 BCE
• Hindu–Buddhist kingdoms 1st century
• First Islamic sultanate 1136
• British Protectorate 1826
• Independence of the Federation of Malaya 31 August 1957
• Sarawak self-governance 22 July 1963
• North Borneo self-governance 31 August 1963
• Proclamation of Malaysia 16 September 1963
• Secession of Singapore 9 August 1965
Area Total 330,803 km2 (127,724 sq mi) (66th)
• Water (%) 0.3
Population Q1 2020 estimate
Increase 32,730,000 (43rd)
• 2010 census 28,334,135
• Density 92/km2 (238.3/sq mi) (116th)
GDP (PPP) 2020 estimate
• Total Increase $900.426 billion (29th) – • Per capita
Increase $27,287 (51st) – GDP (nominal) 2020 estimate
• Total – Increase $336.330 billion (39th)
• Per capita – Increase $10,192 (60th)
Gini (2015) Positive decrease 41
medium – HDI (2018) Increase 0.804
very high · 61st – Currency Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time zone UTC+8 (MST) – Date format dd-mm-yyyy
Driving side left – Calling code +60
ISO 3166 code MY – Internet TLD .my