Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has probably made an appearance in every traveller’s dream itinerary. It is hardly a surprise that tourism is one of the highest revenue earners for this relatively small country. And why should that not be? A place as beautiful as Malaysia deserves all the attention that it gets.
The country has 13 states and 3 federal territories and needless to say, they are all full of wonderful places that offer great adventures. We have handpicked only a few of the many options available, and believe us, once you step your foot on the Malaysian land, you’d want to do much, much more.
Away from the land of Kedah, an archipelago of 99 islands offers an amazing plethora of experiences. The Langkawi Island has it all: beautiful landscapes, cheaper shopping places than you could ever imagine, amazing infrastructure and all the goodness of nature.
It is believed that a beautiful lady called Mahsuri had cursed the island that had a lingering effect for over seven generations on its inhabitants. The mystic aura of her presence can still be felt around the island and particularly at Makam Mahsuri.
You can step out and go for adventure sports and trekking through the rainforests that drape most of the island. Other places that might hold your interest are Telega Tujuh (the seven wells), The Field of Burnt Rice, Hot Springs and the Beach of Black Sand. Boat rides are also conducted to Tasik Dayang Bunting (Lake of The Pregnant Maiden).
If you are always keen to know about the culture of the places you visit, Sarawak Cultural Village will be a treat for your eyes. Sarawak Cultural village was established to safeguard and sustain Sarawak’s culture and beautifully so.
Also known as the ‘Living Museum’, the village and its people demonstrate various activities carried out by different tribes. They wear clothes that are culturally inherent to their tribes and also dance for the visitors. The village has a handicraft store and a theatre and one can even marry in Sarawak Cultural Village if they so please.
For a person who loves animals and nature, Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary is a beauty to behold. The Sanctuary provides you with the opportunity to look at Malaysian wildlife up close. For the more courageous ones, there’s also a wonderful chance to bathe the elephants in the lake!
Fraser’s Hill is another cool opportunity for nature lovers. Just in the middle of Pahang Rainforest at a height of a whopping 1,524 metres above sea level, the place is a paradise for those who wish to watch nature just as it is. One can get involved in nature-based endeavours such as trekking, bird watching, camping, horse riding et cetera. Popular as the best place for bird watching, Fraser’s Hill also hosts the annual Fraser’s Hill International Bird Race. It is a competition amongst bird watchers to spot and identify as many birds as they can in a limited period of time. To unwind themselves, visitors can use the resort’s Golf Club and boating at Allan’s Water and take a stroll around the gorgeous looking flower gardens around the resort and even take a bath in the Jeriau Waterfalls.
Nobody is old enough to be too old for Lego, right? Make your childhood fantasies come true: visit the only Legoland in Asia in Nusajaya, Johor. With over 40 rides and regular shows, Miniland is one of the most sought after experiences in the Malaysian Legoland. Lego blocks are used to make a number of world’s most famous monuments such as Taj Mahal, The Petronas Twin Towers, Singapore Flyer, et cetera. There is a water park, a number of Lego Kingdoms, a train and even an observation tower – there’s so much one can do here!
Malaysia has a lot to offer, it is as good as impossible to list everything in just one article. So, you can simply follow our exclusive OYO Instagram Channel and discover everything about this amazing destination.
Apart from the amazing places mentioned above, there are also places like The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Aquaria KLCC, i-city (aka City of Digital Lights), Melaka River Cruise, Gurney Drive, Kek Lok Si, Kellie’s castle and many others.
While for many a person international travelling is a distant dream, thanks to these amazing OYOs in Kuala Lumpur, your Malaysia trip is now more affordable and delightful, now that it has launched its hotels in the city.
Now, nothing can hamper your travel plans, can it?
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