5 Reasons to Visit Malaysia

As their tourism slogan goes, Malaysia is truly Asia. Though this country is not being flocked by tourists, especially if you compare it to it's neighbor Southeast Asian countries, it doesn't mean Malaysia doesn't have it's gems.

Like any other Asian country, it has a bustling metropolis as a capital city, and developing rural villages and towns. In Malaysia, you will find that a trip to both Kuala Lumpur and the smaller towns or villages are both worth the trip.

1. Selfie with the Petronas Twin Towers

PETRONAS Twin Towers, Foursquare.com

A selfie with the Petronas Towers is a must! Plus, how can people believe that you've been to the capital city of Malaysia if you didn't take this selfie. The Petronas Towers is located in the bustling Kuala Lumpur metropolis. This is the ninth tallest building in the whole world. After you’ve taken a selfie, you can choose to have a tour of the towers and be as high as 452 meters above ground.

Name:
PETRONAS Twin Towers
Address:
Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 3-2331 8080
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

2. Feel like a kid again! Visit Legoland and Sanrio Hello Kitty Town.

LEGOLAND Malaysia, Foursquare.com

Nothing spells out childhood better than Lego and Sanrio. If you grew up playing these toys, it will be a dream come true for you. This amusement parks are not for the faint-hearted though, they have roller coasters and rides for adults and not just children.

Name:
LEGOLAND Malaysia
Address:
Medini Iskandar Malaysia, 81550 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 7-597 8888
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

3. Eat Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak Atan, Foursquare.com

Nasi Lemak Atan, Foursquare.com

In the local language, nasi means rice. So yes, this dish includes rice, which is cooked in coconut milk, with a lot of side dishes. Depending on which part of Malaysia you order it, the side dishes will differ. Some are served with hard-boiled egg, sweet and salty fish, chicken, beef, peanuts, cucumber, etc.

Name:
Nasi Lemak Atan
Address:
Lot 1185 1A Lorong Haji Hussein 3 (Chow Kit), 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 17-302 1957
HP:
Foursquare.com

4. Swim in Redang Island.

Redang Bay Resort, Foursquare.com

Asia has the world’s nicest beaches. And though Redang Island isn’t as popular as Bali or the Koh islands in Thailand, it’s one of Malaysia’s best kept secrets.

Name:
Redang Bay Resort
Address:
Redang Island, Terengganu, Terengganu, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 9-620 3200
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

5. Trek Mt. Kinabalu.

Mount Kinabalu, Foursquare.com

Mount Kinabalu, Foursquare.com

With the height of 4095m, you're more than welcome to trek it all the way up for only two days. Do try, after all, it’s the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia.

Name:
Mount Kinabalu
Address:
Kinabalu Park (4095m above se level), 88000 Kundasang, Sabah, Malaysia
TEL:
+60 88-342 059
HP:
Official Foursquare.com

Conclusion

Go visit Malaysia and experience all of these for yourself. You'll see that in spite of its low popularity compared to Cambodia or Thailand, it's definitely still worth a visit.

Author

Geninna
5 things I can't live without: coffee, books, my iPod, wifi, and my husband :D Born and raised in Manila, Philippines but I've lived in Qatar, Indonesia, and the UAE. I am currently living in Romania, and I have been on vacations to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam :) And does a stop over in Bahrain and Germany count?