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Malaysia offers plenty when it comes to holidays and tourist attractions. Urban landscapes, heritage sites, beaches, islands, nature, culture, culinary delights and more. The country is perfect for holiday styles such as family escapes, shopping trips, romantic getaways, exciting adventures and historic tours. And... enjoying time relaxing on the beach.
Geographically, Malaysia is made up of two regions separated by the South China Sea: Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Top holiday destinations such as Kuala Lumpur (gateway), Penang, Malacca and Langkawi are situated in the Peninsular Malaysia while Kota Kinabalu (Sabah) is situated in Malaysian Borneo.
The capital city Kuala Lumpur is a blend of contemporary urban landscapes and traditional charms. Hawker stalls and heritage shop houses sit alongside tall skyscrapers with modern architecture. There are numerous shopping districts, restaurants and markets. The iconic Petronas Twin Tower, one of the world’s tallest buildings, overlooks the city. Other tourist spots include the shopping malls of Bukit Bintang, Petaling Street’s night market (Chinatown), Malaysian street food stalls along Jalan Alor, Batu Caves and Thean Hou Temple. Further afield, don’t miss Taman Negara National Park and the historic town of Malacca.
The island state of Penang is known for numerous water sports, cultural sights, culinary delights and nature. You’ll be amazed at how much you can do. From walking on sandy beaches, playing with vipers in the Snake temple, or shopping in Georgetown, you’ll never have a dull moment! Other attractions include Penang Hill, Kek Lok Si Temple, Tropical Spice Garden of Teluk Bahang, Fort Cornwallis, Batu Feringghi and the fishing villages of Clan Jetties.
The island of Langkawi is one of the most beautiful tropical destinations in South East Asia. Enjoy azure sea water and warm beaches fringed with gently swaying palm trees. The island is a duty free shopping haven. For those wanting some adventures, visit the crocodile farm and take a cable car ride up to Mount Mat Cincang, Langkawi’s second highest peak.
Sabah is known for its incredible nature, long sandy beaches, paradise tropical islands, coral reefs and virgin rainforests. You’ll find this part of Malaysian Borneo ideal for diving, snorkelling or simply relaxing on the beach. Two of the major attractions include the mighty Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia and the Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort.
The largest state in Malaysia, Sarawak is located on the island of Borneo and its capital, Kuching, is best known for its extraordinary landscapes, animals and plants. Sarawak is home to the world’s largest cave chamber as well as white-sand beaches, winding rivers, thick rainforest, remote islands, distinctive culture and orangutans. A holiday to wild Sarawak is a grand adventure.
6 Days / 5 Nights from Kuala Lumpur
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur
For first timers to the city, The Best of Kuala Lumpur tour introduces you to the beauty of old and modern Kuala Lumpur. Overnight at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur
Shop until you drop at the Suria KLCC Mall, the perfect place to pick up the best high-end brands. Overnight at the Berjaya Times Square Hotel.
Days 3 - 5: Kota Kinabalu
Relax by the pool or explore the city of Kota Kinabalu and its surrounds. Visit local handicraft and night markets. Overnight at The Pacific Sutera Hotel.
Day 5 - 6: Selingan Turtle Island/Sepilok Orang Utan Centre
Fly to Sandakan and take a ferry over to Libran Island. In the afternoon watch turtles lay eggs on the beach at Selingan Turtle Island and the following day see the feeding of orphaned orang utans at the Sepilok Orang Utan Centre. Overnight at the Libran Island.
7 Days / 6 Nights from Kuala Lumpur
Day 1: Kuala Lumpur
Take in some of the city’s top attractions such as Petronas Twin Towers and KL Tower. In the evening, head out for a night of fine dining followed by a night cap at View Rooftop Bar. Overnight at the Westin Kuala Lumpur
Day 2: Kuala Lumpur
Spend a day at Pavilion KL, a retail haven with 500 outlets offering the finest fashion, entertainment and culinary delights. Overnight at the Westin Kuala Lumpur
Days 3 - 5: Langkawi
Get into holiday mode and relax by the pool for a few days or enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at TheSpa at The Datai. Overnight at The Datai Langkawi
Day 6 - 7: Langkawi
Take a leisurely sunset cruise and witness the stunning sunset over the Andaman Sea while enjoying a cocktail and romantic music in the background. Overnight at The Datai Langkawi.