Without any doubt, Malaysia is always going to be a captivating destination for any fun-loving, adventure traveler. Take aside its highly welcoming locals, and you’re still left with a country chock-full with enthralling sights, alluring scenes, and enticing activities – little wonder why tourists are always flocking into this part of Asia, despite the huge number of competitions they have to face before getting a Malaysia visa.
Thanks to the plethora of activities and destinations in this country, visitors are often spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding on the perfect location in Malaysia to spend their holidays. But unfortunately, many visitors don’t even get to experience the best parts of the country before leaving because they simply don’t know where to look and what to do. In this light, in order for you not to under-enjoy your holiday visit to “Truly Asia,” we’ve compiled a list of 5 incredibly fun things to do when you touchdown in Malaysia.
Go over the moon at the Twin Towers
For many years now, the Petronas Twin Towers has been the first name on the bucket list of most people traveling to Malaysia, and for obvious reasons too. If you’re looking to see the tallest towers on our planet, there is no better place to head than Kuala Lumpur. Right within the radiant city of Kuala Lumpur is the world’s tallest set of towers called the Twin Towers. But beyond the beauty of these towers is another breathtaking sight – the Sky Bridge. And what’s more interesting is that this sky bridge doesn’t just allow you to experience more fun at the towers, but also presents you with an opportunity to bask in the beauty of the city below. Don’t get it twisted though; experiencing the best of times at Petronas Twin Towers implies that you need to get your tickets in advance, because visitors, travelers, and tourists are always flocking to this destination. By the way, be prepared to find yourself teleporting into another realm at the sky bridge all within 41 seconds – don’t worry, there is an elevator for this.
Casino lovers? Get into Genting Highlands, Pahang
Who said that Malaysia could not feel like a home away from home? It doesn’t matter where you’re coming from, what you love to do, or what you’ve planned for your holiday vacation; the fact remains that Malaysia has got different kinds of activities to keep you fun-spoilt, and to ensure that your day never ends. While Kuala Lumpur is world-renowned for its bright lights on top of a faraway hill, Genting Highlands is well-known for its cool, calm, and relaxing offerings. It is a popular destination amongst travelers thanks to its super-cool climate, theme parks, and live performances in the evenings, and most importantly, this location also boasts the one and only casino in all of Malaysia. So, if you love trying your luck at the deck, there’s no better place to head than the Genting Highlands.
Relive your childhood at Johor
It is not uncommon to see people wanting to travel with their kids and family during the holiday season, but many times, some families just spend the holiday without really satisfying the actual desires of their kids. To avoid this on your big day, head down to Legoland and Hello Kitty Town, and your kids will forever be grateful to you. And what’s more, you can even get to relive your childhood memories at this amazing destination. Renowned as the first of its kind in the whole of Asia, be sure to bask in the exquisiteness of Legoland’s thrilling rides and a plethora of ingenious block activities.
Realize your shopping dreams at BBKLCC, Kuala Lumpur
While most people always often talk about Malaysia and its nature trails in the same sentence, there is no denying the beauty and fun that’s locked away in its evil town – the modern era shopping trails. Renowned as one of the best around the globe, the nine signature malls – that stretch from Bukit Bintang to KLCC – is, indeed, a stunning sight to catch, and the best place to shop before leaving Malaysia.
Foodies? Head to Jalan Alor
What’s a holiday vacation in Malaysia without a taste of the country’s street food? If you’re a foodie and you love to try out new cuisines, then you really don’t want to leave Malaysia without hitting a stop at Jalan Alor – Malaysia’s most famous food street. Here you get to enjoy the best of Malaysian, Chinese, and Thai cuisines and street foods anytime. Perhaps you think you may not find what you love here, don’t worry. There is always something for everyone at the Jalan Alor. What’s more? The hawkers stay up till late in the night, and the restaurants serve you alcohol till the bottles are dry.
So you see, even though you’re on holiday in “Truly Asia,” Malaysia can still feel like a home away from your home.
Uday Tank is a serial entrepreneur and content marketing leader who serves the international community at Rankwisely. He enjoys writing, including marketing, productivity, business, health, diversity, and management.