Popular Things to Do in Malaysia | Part 1

Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia offers various captivating and exciting places. Despite having a relatively small area, this country has diverse holiday destinations, including museums, religious sites, theme parks, landmarks, enchanting islands, and other tourist attractions.

Check out some of the many of the destinations in Malaysia that you should visit.

Petronas Twin Tower | Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers is one of Malaysia’s most prominent landmarks. This tower held a record of the world’s tallest building in 1998-2004 before Burj Khalifa tower breaks the record in Dubai.

While several Malaysian companies use this tower as their headquarters, another attraction point offered by Petronas Twin Towers is the Skybridge. It joins the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors with a height of 170 m.

You can visit Skybridge to enjoy the city landscape of Kuala Lumpur, which costs RM10 for one ticket. The ticket counter opens at 9.30 a.m. However, because the ticket purchase is limited to approximately 1600-1700 visitors per day, you should start standing in line earlier, at 6.00 a.m.

Besides taking public transportation such as trains or buses, you can also reach Petronas Twin Towers by driving.

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park | Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur Bird Park is a part of Perdana Botanical Garden, located 10 minutes from the city centre of Kuala Lumpur. In this park, you can observe 3000 local and imported birds.

The birds live in their natural habitat and can fly anywhere in the park area. When you walk along this park, you will also see other fowls such as ducks, eagles, and ostrich. You can take a picture as you like, feed the birds, or observes the process of artificial incubation of fowl eggs in the incubator.

The bird show opens every day from 12.30 to 15.30. To reach Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, you can use a commuter line or bus that stop near the park location. The ticket prices range between RM29 and RM39.

Kek Lok Si Temple | Penang

The main attraction of Kek Lok Si is a seven-floor temple building designed by the diverse influence of Chinese, Thai, and Burmese culture. There are ten thousand Buddha statues made of alabaster and bronze inside the temple, and a 30.2 meters’ tall bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin.

You can pray and see the beautiful natural panorama in this Malaysian biggest temple. The ticket only costs you RM2. Kek Lok Si can be reached by taxi that costs RM25 per person, or by bus, with prices range between RM2 and RM3 per person.

Langkawi Cable Car | Langkawi, Kedah

Langkawi Cable Car offers a new sensation of riding a flying gondola over the height of 709 meters above sea level. In the twenty-minute journey, you will enjoy the enchanting panorama of tropical forests.

The gondola station opens and operates from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. To ride the gondola, adult passengers’ tickets cost RM15, while children only pay RM5.

Langkawi Cable Car is located approximately 30 minutes from the centre city of Kuah and 15 minutes from Langkawi International Airport. You can use a taxi or drive your private vehicles to reach this place.

Redang Island | Terengganu

Redang Island is famous for its diving location. Located in the South China Sea, this island belongs to Terengganu Marine Park, Malaysia.

To reach this place, you can use a 40-minute boat trip from Tanjung Merang that costs RM40 or an aeroplane that costs about RM250 if you want to arrive faster.

In addition to its numerous diving spot, Redang Island is famous for its clear sea. From the land, we can see many captivating marine ecosystems. If you are interested in visiting this place, you will need a bigger budget as the rent price of resorts in Redang Island is relatively expensive.

The reason the price of those resorts is high is that most of them include snorkelling and diving facilities in their services. And if you want to take a picture underwater, you can rent a special camera for RM30 per day.

The Habitat Penang Hill | Penang

The Habitat Penang Hill needs to be included in your holiday destination list if you want to introduce nature and forests to your children. It is an enriching tourism place with a forested view, various exciting floral ecosystems, and marine panoramic beauty.

In this place, you can enjoy The Canopy Walk, a ride that allows you to experience an incredible sensation when skywalk along with the groups of shady trees. The ride is built tree-friendly; it means that the steels of this ride will not possibly damage any plant or tree around it.

Other facilities you can enjoy besides The Canopy Walk are The Red Garden, Butterfly Bank, and Fragrance Garden.

The Habitat Penang Hill ticket prices range between RM10 and RM20. It is from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. You can ride a monorail from Penang Hill to reach this place.

Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary | Pahang

Experience the interaction with elephants in Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary. This ecotourism is a preservation park of the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). There are about 1200 Asian elephants preserved in this place.

To experience the more enjoyable moment, try to bathe the elephants in the river. Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary is 15 km from Kuala Lumpur. The ticket price is RM10 for adult visitors and RM5 for children. Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary opens from 9.00 a.m. to 4.45 p.m.

Garama Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary | Sabah

Enjoy an exciting experience in the natural habitat of proboscis monkeys (Bekantan) while tracing along the Garama River on top of a boat.

Don’t forget to bring a pair of binoculars if you want to see the monkeys more closely. Besides proboscis monkeys, you can also find other wild monkey species playing and hanging from the trees.

The trip to Garama River takes time about 2 hours. Along with your journey, you will view the beauty of tropical forest scenery. And if you are lucky enough, you can witness the sunset from the rest area explicitly provided for the visitors at the end of the trip.

In this place, you can also see groups of buffalo in the river while enjoying a delicious dinner of local cuisine. The ticket tour in Garama River costs between RM180 and RM200. The time starts at 4.00 p.m.

Malaysia National Museum | Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia National Museum is the right place for those who want to travel while learning about the history of Malaysia. There are four main galleries in this museum: Early History Gallery, The Malay Kingdom, The Colonial Era, and Malaysia Today. The museum building adopts Minangkabau architecture from Indonesia.

To reach this museum, you can use a commuter line or monorail. From the station, you still need to walk around 15 minutes through the pedestrian walk. The ticket costs RM5 for adults and RM2 for children. Malaysia National Museum opens every day from 09.00 a.m. to 06.00 p.m., except for Islamic days and Muslim Festivals.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park | Selangor

Welcome to the most lovely and pleasing theme park in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia! Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is a playground site consisting of six different theme parks: Water Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Amusement Park, and Nickelodeon Lost Lagoon.

By only visiting one place, you can enjoy more than 80 exciting rides and attractions. The distance between Kuala Lumpur and Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is about a fifteen-minute trip. To reach this place, you can use several means of public transportation such as a bus, a commuter line, or LRT (Light Rail Transit).

The ticket of Sunway Lagoon Theme Park costs RM43 for adults and RM11 for children under 11 years old. It is from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.

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