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13 Things must do in Malaysia

Assalamaulaikum, how are you doing? How is your Ramadhan? The best things now is I already at my hometown. Hoorey! I know all of you must get very excited for Eid celebration. So do I ! For those who are thinking a holiday for this Eid holiday, maybe this article can help you plan a wonderful holiday in Malaysia. While balik kampung why not go for a short holiday to discover the beauty of Malaysia.

13 States - 13 Things to do in Malaysia

All you will ever need to satisfy your wanderlust is just a hop across state lines to see our country like you have never seen it before. Each state has a wide myriad of offerings. So, here is a quick list of 13 things to do in Malaysia to help you decide which incredible state is going to be your next travel destination.

Malaysia’s first international theme park located in Nusajaya, Johor has over 40 attractions including a water theme park, a retail store and the Legoland Hotel. It promises fun for the entire family. If you are not a fan of theme parks, then try the Firefly Valley Leisure Park on the bank of the Johor River. It is a fun detour you should take when in the Kota Tinggi area. It’s an exciting boat trip that includes a visit to the mini farm/petting zoo that houses rabbits, goats and other cuddly creatures.

Kedah – LANGKAWI Island

Langkawi, the sparkling Jewel of Kedah, is an island off the coast of Kedah and the largest island of the 104 islands in the Andaman Sea. The island is host to a number of attractions like Underwater World Langkawi, Langkawi Sky Bridge, Langkawi Bird Paradise and Langkawi Cable Car. This cable car ride takes you to the top of Mat Cincang, a breathtaking mountain that offers picturesque views of the rainforest, islands and the beautiful waters below.


The Thai Buddist temple of Wat Phothivihan, is one of the 25 temples in a holy village called Tumpat. Completed in 1979, it houses the country’s longest reclining Buddha, which is a whooping 40 meters long. It is also the home to statues like the Wheel of Dharma and Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara with 18 arms. And entry to the temple is free.


Genting and Cameron Highlands are two of the most popular highland retreats in Peninsular Malaysia. Cameron Highlands was a British hill station set up for officers to escape the humidity of the country. Today, Cameron Highlands is Malaysia’s largest tea plantation and boasts numerous vegetable, fruit, and herb farms. Genting on the other hand, is a bustling highland town that houses the country’s only casino. There’s also the Genting Theme Park and the upcoming 20th Century Fox Theme Park.

Malacca – A FAMOSA

If you love historic architecture then A Famosa is the place for you. Colonized by the Dutch, Portuguese and British, Malacca is surrounded with remnant colonial-styled buildings like the ruins of Porta De Santiago built in 1511, St. Peter’s Cathedral and more. As for something more current, the A Famosa Resort boasts attractions like the A’Famosa Animal World Safari, which is home to more than a hundred species of animals. There is also the sprawling 20-acre A Famosa Water World and the A’Famosa Cowboy Town, which features amenities like restaurants, retail and outlets.

Negeri Sembilan – PORT DICKSON

If you’re looking for a beach getaway close to Kuala Lumpur, then Port Dickson is the way to go. Along the 18-km stretch of beaches, you will find Cape Rachado, which is a small wildlife reserve that also has an old lighthouse that you can explore. It is also home to a special ostrich farm. The Port Dickson Ostrich Show Farm is a great place for anyone to learn about ostriches and also how these great birds are reared.

This incredible theme park is located at the foot of the ancient Tambun Caves and built within the surrounding limestone hills. The Lost World of Tambun features ruins of a lost and ancient civilization. If you don’t feel like hitting the water rides at the theme park, you can have fun on the dry rides, visit a petting zoo or relax at the hot springs and spa. The Lost World Tin Valley is where you can learn about Malaysia’s rich heritage of tin mining.


Calling all wildlife lovers! This is one of the more unique attractions not only in Perlis, but also in the whole of Malaysia. This 12-acre farm and research facility is dedicated to the production of anti-venom and aids the Institute of Medical Research’s studies on anti-venom treatments. It showcases about 200 snakes (10 of which are venomous) from 34 different species from Malaysia and all over the world. It is the only snake farm ever built in the country. Here you will also have the chance to see other reptiles and animals like crocodiles, lizards, horses and turtles.


Penang Island, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, is famous for its local food, unique architecture and culturally rich townscape. George town (capital of Penang Island) is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site is one of Malaysia’s oldest cities. Littered with pre and post war buildings and relics, it is fittingly home to the Jurassic Research Centre. Here, there are a myriad of interactive exhibitions and displays that are both educational and entertaining for everyone. This exhibition also includes an impressive archaeology section with half-unearthed dinosaur fossils and eggs.


It was founded in 1964 to rehabilitate orphaned orangutans with the wider mission of conservation. This facility provides medical and rehabilitative care to not only orangutans, but also to other species of animals. This place is an amazing platform for you to interact with orangutans during feeding time and also learn more about the importance of conservation in general.


You can choose to rough it out at one of the kayaking or trekking trails or just immerse yourself in the lush forests of the Semengoh Nature Reserve. It’s absolutely a wonder of nature. You’d be lucky if you spot the miniscule Matang narrow mouthed frog here, one of the smallest frogs in the world. The adult males grow to a maximum of 10.6–12.8mm and tadpoles measure only 3mm long. They live and grow in the water of tropical pitcher plants. You might not see them but you will surely hear them as they produce exceptionally loud mating calls.


Recognized the world over as an icon of Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia, the Petronas Twin Towers was completed in 1998. These towers stand majestically at 88-floors high and remain as the tallest twin towers in the world to date. You must visit the Twin Towers and walk on the Sky Bridge that connects the two towers on the 42nd floor. The Kuala Lumpur Forest Eco Park, formerly the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, is the oldest reserve of its kind in the country, offering urbanites a green retreat from the bustling city.

Terengganu – REDANG ISLAND

A diver’s dream, Pulau Redang Marine Park is a cluster of islands that is protected under the cause of marine conservation. Here you can marvel at the sight of beautiful corals, fishes and the other denizens of a coral reef habitat that thrive in the clearest of emerald waters. Terengganu state includes a number of picturesque islands that have been attracting beach lovers and avid divers for decades: Redang, Perhentian (which includes two islands, Besar and Kecil), and Kapas are famed for white sandy beaches and gorgeous sunset views. With all of the above to offer, from all these beautiful states, you can rest assured that you will never run out of things to do in Malaysia.

If you’re planning to turn this adventure into a road trip to enjoy with friends and family, make sure you have the all travel essentials down. Plan ahead on best routes to take to your preferred destination and be sure that you have a valid motor insurance with 24/7 roadside assistance which will come in handy for long drives.

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