Malaysia – one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia

332
Malaysia – one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia (via turnthere - WordPress.com)
Malaysia – one of the best places to celebrate Christmas in Asia (via turnthere - WordPress.com)

In a multicultural country like Malaysia, Christmas is no doubt, one of the most widely and largest holidays. Malaysia has long known as the best place to celebrate Christmas where you can admire the amazing scenery of sparkling Petronas Twin Towers, beautiful streets with colorful lights or artificial snowfall at Pavilion KL. So fascinating, right? What are you waiting for? Let’s take your backpack then go!

>>Reasons why Penang Old Town should be listed on your bucket list

Welcome Christmas at the churches

Welcome Christmas at church in Malaysia (via Twitter)
Welcome Christmas at church in Malaysia (via Twitter)

There are many churches you can visit in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia. On Christmas Eve, participating in exciting activities in here is an enjoyable experience you should not miss. After praying and hearing hymns, you also can attend tea and cake party at campus of the church.

Christmas – the festival of sharing

According to Catholicism, Christmas Eve is considered the moment when love was born. Thus, on Christmas, people will wear new clothes and with their families and friends, go to the church to celebrate the Midnight Mass. Everyone exchanges congratulations and best wishes: “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”. After that, they will come back home, drink wines and cakes, give gifts each other and take nice pictures to capture this beautiful moment.

Enjoy the Christmas dishes

Christmas is the best time to enjoy the delicious food in Malaysia (via The Yum List)
Christmas is the best time to enjoy the delicious food in Malaysia (via The Yum List)

Christmas is the best time to enjoy the delicious food. The popular dishes on Christmas of Malaysian include barbecue (turkey or lamb), mashed potatoes, salad, vegetables, desserts and beverages. They can also prepare some traditional Malaysian dishes such as curry and satay. Fruitcake (fruit and brandy) and mince pie are the favorite dessert on this occasion.

Visiting, taking pictures at the shopping malls

On Christmas days, commercial centers are often beautifully decorated with balloons, pines, colorful lights, flowers and reindeer cars. You will feel like you are lost in a ‘Christmas Wonderland’ when visiting these destinations. This is also the place where you can both shopping, eat, entertain and take nice Christmas photos.

Shopping at the Christmas market

Christmas market in Malaysia are often took place in December each year (via Hype MY)
Christmas market in Malaysia are often took place in December each year (via Hype MY)

Christmas market are often took place in December each year, which is home to hundreds of clothing stores, home decors, perfumes, handmade bakeries, accessories and a variety of local handicrafts. The market usually starts from the 10th to the 25th of December – a great opportunity for you to buy interesting gifts for yourself and your loved ones.

Great chance to shopping at cheap price

At the end of the year, the shopping centers in Malaysia offer a lot of promotions for their customers, where you can get up to discount 80%. Therefore, taking a Malaysia tour at that time, tourists also can freely shop with the famous brands in the world at the cheapest price. It is easily to understand that Kuala Lumpur is considered as one of the best shopping cities in the world by CNN.

Enjoy outdoor shows

Enjoy outdoor Christmas shows (via hairloves)
Enjoy outdoor Christmas shows (via hairloves)

Christmas is a great occasion for artists debuting new songs, performing comedy shows or fashion collections. So in December in Malaysia, especially in the capital Kuala Lumpur, you will have the chance to watch many interesting outdoor shows. These shows are offered for free, usually taking place around the downtown area. You also can go to the Theater Lounge Café – a popular music coffee shop to enjoy your favorite shows.

Ice skating

One of the most popular activities in the winter in Malaysia is ice skating (via Flickr)
One of the most popular activities in the winter in Malaysia is ice skating (via Flickr)

One of the most popular activities in the winter in Malaysia is ice skating. The capital of Kuala Lumpur in particular, has some skating rinks that are always crowded with guests. On Christmas days, these ice skating rinks are often beautifully decorated, ticket salesmen wearing clothes as Santa Claus will give you ice skates and sweet Christmas wishes.

Read more Malaysia travel guides and other tourism information, you can visit our website. Hope that you will have the most enjoyable trip in this country. Like or share if this post is useful for you! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!