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15 Fun Places To Visit in Malaysia 2023

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Travelling to Malaysia should be on your bucket list for many reasons. A melting pot of most of the world, this beautiful country has much to offer that sets it apart from the rest of Southeast Asia.



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In today’s travel guide, we curated 15 best places to visit in Malaysia. This is the ultimate must see guide for those who are researching awesome things to do in Malaysia!

Related: 30 Things To Do in Penang

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1. Try All The Street Food in Penang

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Eat like the local in the Food Paradise of Asia – Penang. Here is the ultimate food guide in Penang.

2. Getaway at Pulau Sipadan Sabah

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Sipadan is the only oceanic island in Malaysia, rising 600 metres from the seabed. It is located in the Celebes Sea off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. Divers are required to stay on neighbouring islands such as Mabul Island or Kapalai island and take a boat over to the Sipadan dive sites.

3. Pulau Perhentian – Terengganu

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Gather your family and head to the inviting sea for a swim. For those who enjoy snorkelling or scuba diving, this is the must visit place in Malaysia.

 4. Mount Kinabalu: Borneo’s Highest Mountain


Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain on the island of Borneo in the east Malaysian state of Sabah. Kinabalu is the fourth highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago. It is an ultra-prominence peak with 13,435 feet (4,095 meters) of prominence, making it the 20th most prominent mountain in the world.

5. Trekking in the Kelabit Highlands Sarawak

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Straight out of an explorer’s dream. It’s home to the tallest mountain in South East Asia, the largest underground cavern in the world, and mile after mile of the wild rain forest. It’s amazing as it looks, put it in your bucket if you brave enough to conquer it.

6. Trip to Taman Negara Pahang

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Taman Negara simply refers to National Park. It encompasses a sprawling tropical rainforest that’s said to be 130 million years old. Kuala Tahan, the main entry point, is a base for the nearby canopy walkway, river trips and treks through the jungle to the top of Mt. Tahan.


In fact, the park is home to tigers, macaques and birdlife, as well as the enormous flowers of the Rafflesia plant.

7. Sunbathing at Pulau Langkawi

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Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be.

8. Have Fun At Jonker Street Melaka

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There is a saying that if you haven’t visited Jonker Street, you haven’t been to Melaka!


9. Petronas Twin Tower Kuala Lumpur

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Anchoring the sprawling Kuala Lumpur City Centre, are the iconic Petronas Twin Towers. Hailed as the Twin Jewels of Kuala Lumpur, a visit to KL just is not complete unless you have visited these doppelganger structures.

10. Cameron Highlands Perak

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The next point of interest in Malaysia is Cameron Highlands. In fact, it is Malaysia’s most extensive hill station. It occupies an area of 712 square kilometres.

11. Visiting Longhouses in Sarawak

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Be sure to visit the spectacular longhouses if you’re visiting Sarawak.

12. Tasik Melati Perlis

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Perlis is the home of Tasik Melati which is located in a partially lowland area which has more than 150 sandbar islands all over the lake. These can be reached via sampans. There are also elevated walkways which enable visitors to sit back and enjoy the picturesque view of the lake as well as its surrounding.

13. Legoland Amusement Park

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Next up on our popular destination in Malaysia in Legoland Amusement Park which situated Johor, Malaysia. A happening and must visit place, bookmark it now for your next family gateway.

14. Sekinchan

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Sekinchan, as its name depicts, is a quaint town located along the sea at outskirts of Selangor. If enjoying sea breeze at the centre of a paddy field sounds like your thing, this place is not to be missed!

15. Batu Caves

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Last but not least, we featured Batu Caves on our best attraction in Malaysia. Hike up the fleet of stairs and we guarantee it’s one of the most unique experiences you can have in Malaysia.

Guide: 15 Places To Visit in Malaysia

Hope you enjoy our guide “top 15 places to visit in Malaysia“. As usual, feel free to suggest us if we missed out any cool places on the list.

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