Hailed as the cultural metropolis of the east, Malaysia is one of the most visited countries for holiday goers. By virtue of its horizon-touching tea plantation, luscious beaches, urban cityscapes, and cultural mix, Malaysia is truly a global destination. Apart from the stunning Petronas Twin Tower which Malaysia is so well known for, there are tons of activities and sightseeing options in this sub-pacific nation. With that said, here are 10 must-visit places and crazy stuff to do in Malaysia.
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The capital city of the country is also the most happening place for tourists. The downtown architecture of KL is something to mesmerize at. The decades of traditionality mixed with the local and colonial architecture is something to truly mesmerize. Do not forget to visit Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur.
But the best thing about KL has to be its food and shopping districts. There are over 70 shopping destinations in KL, each within a reachable distance from the others. From Ayam Goreng to Masak Mera, travelers will be spoilt for choices when it comes to the exquisitely rich and flavorful local dishes.
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Now let's move on to the west coast of Malaysia – especially the large islands that surround it. Among these islands, Penang stands out for tourists because of the sightseeing attraction. Due to its geographical location, Malaysia has always been graced by trade since the early Middle Ages. The island is home to murals and temples that marks the presence of different cultures over the centuries in these humble plain lands.
Once filled with the architectural beauty of the coast, head over to the Gurney Drive heading to downtown Penang. The road is lined with all kinds of street foods starting from local to middle eastern and Indian cuisines. It’s a multicultural feast bonanza that is highly recommended.
It would be a waste to visit an island nation and not experience the sea. The Perhentian islands comprising of two islands – Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar are a must visit. Kecil island is more geared toward adventure lovers. There’s scuba and snorkeling along with water jets to take the thrill of the seas, up close and personal.