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.
Penang War Museum | Penang
Penang War Museum is in Batu Maung Hill, the southeast part of Penang Island. From Georgetown, you can drive along the Jelutong freeway to the intersection at Penang Prawn Village.
Take the straight way from the intersection until you see a road sign pointing at Penang War Museum. Follow the steep road to Bukit Batu Maung, and then arrive at the museum. It is from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The ticket costs between RM15 and RM30.
The main attraction of this museum is its building, the old fort from England colonialism era. There are various historical artefacts and a dungeon inside the building.
For special tours such as Tunnel Tour and Observation Tower, the visitors will be charged an additional fee that costs between RM5 to RM15.
Gunung Mulu National Park | Sarawak
Gunung Mulu National Park is one of the most famous travelling destinations in Sarawak. The central location can only be accessed by an aeroplane, but you can continue the trip by renting a car after arriving at the local airport.
The main attractions of Gunung Mulu National Park are Cave of the Winds and Deer Cave, two caves in the location which are uniquely formed by nature. In the Cave of the Winds, you will see fascinating stalactites and stalagmites hanging on the cave walls. Meanwhile, in the Deer Cave, you can find numerous bat nests hanging around 2 km from the cave ceiling.
Another unique thing you can find on this site is a river that flows between the two caves. You can rent a boat or motorboat to explore the river. The ticket costs RM10. If you want to rent a boat, you only need to pay an additional charge of RM5. The national park opens from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Legoland Malaysia | Johor
Treat your kids by visiting the most famous theme park in Malaysia, Legoland. Legoland has two main attractions: Legoland Theme Park and Legoland Waterpark. Each attraction has a different ticket price.
If you want to visit both places, you can buy a Combo ticket that costs RM140 for visitors over 60 years old and children under 12 years old. For visitors in the age group of 12-59 years old, the ticket costs RM174.
Sophisticated facilities and rides complete this theme park. Like its name, most of the buildings in this theme park are constructed from Lego stacks. Legoland opens from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
Legoland can be reached by flight to Senai Airport or Changi Airport, Singapore, and then continued by land transportations. If you depart from Kuala Lumpur, you can rent or ride private cars. The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Legoland takes time about 4 hours.
Kuala Lumpur Tower | Kuala Lumpur
Another skyscraper in Malaysia besides Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur Tower, the icon of Malaysia capital city. The rooftop of this tower can move in a circle at 360 degrees. Some luxurious restaurants serving Malaysian cuisines are available on the rooftop.
From the top of the tower, you can also see the incredible city landscape of Kuala Lumpur. The best time to visit this tower is at night because you can watch the fascinating and gleaming lights of the city lamps. Kuala Lumpur Tower opens for the public from 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
The ticket entrance costs between RM13 and RM52. Due to its strategic location, Kuala Lumpur Tower can be reached by any public transportation such as taxi, bus, and train.
Manukan Island | Sabah
Manukan Island is the second biggest island in Taman Tunku Abdul Rahman tourism centre. Geographically, this island is in the eastern part of Malaysia, or in Sabah, to be exact.
To go to Manukan Island, you must reach Kinabalu City initially. Jetti Jesselton Point is available in Kinabalu to buy a ship ticket for getting into Manukan Island. Ship departure from Kinabalu to Manukan Islands opens between 8.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
You can choose several tour packages with a different price for each package, depending on how many islands you want to visit. For the one-island tour, the boat price costs about RM23, not including the terminal ticket with an additional cost of RM7.63.
When arriving in Manukan Island, you still need to pay the entrance ticket that costs RM10 for adults and RM6 for children under 18. The main attraction of Manukan Island is its clear sea. You can explore the undersea world on this island by diving or snorkelling.
Sam Poh Tong | Perak
Sam Poh Tong is a natural temple cave located about 5 km from Ipoh. In this Buddhist temple, you can find some Gods and Goddesses statues, also natural stalagmites and stalactites on the cave walls. Prepare to be astonished by its natural beauty.
From Kuala Lumpur, you can ride a bus or train to reach Ipoh and then continue the trip by renting a car or riding a taxi to Sam Poh Tong cave temple. It is from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
The visitors are only given an hour to explore the inside part of the cave. You don’t have to buy a ticket to get to this place. However, it would help if you donated to Buddhist monks and nuns who manage the temple.
Desaru Fruit Farm | Johor
Feel the exciting experience of picking the fruits directly from their trees in Desaru Fruit Farm. You can find various tropical fruits such as durian, jackfruit, guava, and soursop in this place. The Desaru Fruit Farm has more than 100 types of fruits from 10 different species.
The Desaru Fruit Farm is found about 39 m from Kota Tinggi. From Senai Airport, you can ride a taxi or drive a car through Kota Tinggi. The entrance ticket costs between RM22 and RM27. You can also choose several package tours for different prices. This place opens from 8.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Malaysia Islamic Arts Museum | Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Islamic Arts Museum is a house for Islamic culture and history in Malaysia and around the world. The ticket only costs RM12. You can explore various historical relics presented in this three-floor building.
To visit Malaysia Islamic Arts Museum, you can ride a taxi from Kuala Lumpur that costs RM8. The museum opens from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Putra Mosque | Putrajaya
It is broadly known that most Malaysian people are Moslems. Therefore, if you are interested in visiting this country, don’t miss the chance of visiting Putra Mosque in Putrajaya.
Middle-east architecture influenced the mosque building. Its location juts out into the Putrajaya Lake. Because of this, Putra Mosque is called the floating mosque.
You don’t need to buy a ticket to gain access to the mosque, but you are obliged to wear covered and proper clothes. The mosque can accommodate up to 1500 visitors and opens for 24 hours.
Besides praying, you can also rent a boat for a trip along Putrajaya Lake surrounding the mosque location for RM10. But if you want to ride a bigger boat, you can rent Kapal Belimbing Sightseeing Cruise Boat for RM30. The ship is facilitated with air-conditioning and can accommodate up to 76 passengers. Putra Mosque can be reached by private vehicles, taxi, bus, or train.
Penang National Park | Penang
Penang National Park is a famous ecotourism park with a width of 1213 ha. The main attraction of this park is turtle conservation in Kerachut Beach and Kampi Beach, mangrove forests and a beautiful natural lake.
Penang National Park is home to thousands of tropical flora and fauna ecosystems. Between September and April, you can witness the migration wave of rare species of birds. You can enjoy all of them for free. However, the visitors must initially sign up to the administrator for safety reasons.
To reach Penang National Park, you can use the Rapid Penang Bus series U101 or U501 or drive private cars through Teluk Bahang.