25 famous sites to visit you should not miss in Malaysia (Part 2)

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No matter what you want to have a romantic, family holiday, shopping or backpacking trip, Malaysia is one of the ideal destinations for you. This country offers you a lot of interesting things to explore. If you do not have enough time to visit all attractions, the list of 25 most famous sites in Malaysia will be a great suggestion for you.

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Pasar Seni (Central Market), Kuala Lumpur

It is the center of Culture, Heritage, Arts and Crafts in Malaysia. With a strategic location in central Kuala Lumpur and close to public transport hub, it is very to reach the Central Market. Outside the building is walkway called Kasturi Walk, offering visitors more shopping options. Major events are always held in here; Annexe Gallery is the place taking place many art events.

Things to do:

  • Enjoy local cuisine with many delicious dishes that are sold along Kasturi path.
  • Take part in or learn more about the exciting events held in here.
Pasar Seni (via Trover)

Petaling Street (Chinatown), Kuala Lumpur

Petaling Street or Chinatown is a bustling shopping and entertainment area. There are many shopping outlets as well as heritage buildings and temples in this street.

This area features dozens of restaurants and eateries, serving local favorites such as Fujian noodles, ikan bakar, asam laksa and curry. A green roof was built to cover the entire street, called “Blue Dragon”. Now, the street turns into a walking street and shopping place for pedestrians.

What you can do:

  • Shopping, buy gifts and souvenirs
  • Enjoy local food at local restaurants or street vendors
  • Visit heritage buildings
  • Foot massage

Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur downtown

Suria KLCC Shopping Center (via OpenBuildings)

Bukit Bintang and Kuala Lumpur City Center (BBKLCC) are the shopping paradises in the city center with a lot fashion, dining and entertainment options. Some of the best shopping center in Malaysia and even Asia are located in these areas. You can find both famous local and international brands at 9 shopping centers: Suria KLCC, Pavilion, Fahrenheit 88, Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang Plaza, Plaza Low Yat, BB Plaza, Lot 10, Berjaya Times Square.

Activities:

  • Walk from Bukit Bintang to KLCC ọn the pedestrian walkway to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of the area.
  • Visit 9 above shopping centers in the area.

Perhentian Island, Terengganu

Perhentian Island, meaning “stopping island”, is a must-visit destination in Malaysia. The island is located about 21 kilometers from the coast of Terengganu, including the two main islands: Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil. Surrounded by dense forest, white sand beaches, Perhentian Island is home to fishermen as well as migratory birds. This island is also an ideal place for scuba diving.

Perhentian Island (via top world travel destinations – blogger)

Things to do:

  • Experience scuba diving
  • Join water sports, such as windsurfing, sailing and fishing.
  • Dive at night.
  • Walk in the forest.

Tioman Island, Pahang

Tioman Island is a small island, located 56 km off the east coast of the Malay Peninsula and considered one of the islands having the most beautiful beaches in the world. The island is surrounded by many coral reefs, making it a popular diving spot.

What you can do:

  • Dive at one of diving spots in the island
  • Visit Tioman Marine Park
  • Play water sports such as sailing, kayaking and windsurfing
  • Visit local villages like Salang, Tekek and Juara
  • Trekking, rock climbing.
Tioman Island (via Vacation Key)

Legoland, Johor

The first Legoland in Asia, Legoland Malaysia Resort includes Parks, Water Parks and Legoland Parks. This is a great destination for family vacations with more than 70 trips, programs and attractions. There are seven attractive areas that suitable for all ages including The Beginning, LEGO® Technic, LEGO Kingdoms, Imagination, LEGO City, Land of Adventure and MINILAND.

Things need to do:

  • Discover all seven attractions in LEGOLAND that will bring different experiences for tourists
  • Visit all five retailers of LEGOLAND to receive gifts and souvenirs.

George Town, Penang

George Town in Penang (via Wikipedia)

George Town is the capital of Penang state located on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008. Named after King George III of England, walking the streets of Georgetown, you will feel like you are walking on the roads in the past. In addition to the colonial buildings and historic buildings in the city, George Town is also famous for its food.

What you should do:

  • Walk along heritage streets in the city
  • Enjoy street food.

(To be continued)

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