Being a multicultural and multi-ethnic country, Malaysia is known as a “miniature Asia”. Come to Malaysia, you will be completely fascinated by its cuisine and stunning natural scenery. Let’s take a look the next tourist destinations that you must visit in this country.
Redang Island, Terengganu
Situated 45 km off the coast of Terengganu, Redang Island is the largest of a group of nine protected islands in the South China Sea off the Terengganu coast. Redang Island offers crystal clear water and 31 scuba diving spots. The island is home to hundreds of coral species and thousands of marine species such as rays and sharks. At noon, you can see the brilliant colors of coral, anemones and fish through clear water.
There are two historic ruins in the Redang Island: H.M. Prince of Wales and H.M. Repulse Boat which was sunk here in the World War II. This island is an ideal place for diving, swimming, picnicking in the forest and kayaking.
Things need to try:
- Go swimming and snorkeling
- Explore all the 31 diving spots in the island.
- Stroll along the beach 800m long.
- Explore forest and climb mountain.
Pangkor Island, Perak
Pangkor Island is an island for relax off the coast of Perak, Malaysia. The island is famous for beautiful white sand beaches such as Pantai Puteri Dewi, Pantai Pasir Bogak, Teluk Nipah, and the charming fishing villages nestled on the beach. Some other tourist attractions visitors can visit in the island are: the Dutch Fort, Batu Bersurat and the traditional resorts.
What to do:
- Go swimming, diving, fishing and kayaking
- Learn how to build a boat in the traditional way
- Enjoy fresh seafood and snacks.
Sipadan Island, Sabah
Considered as one of the best diving sites in the world, Sipadan Island offers te beautiful ocean scenery. This island is surrounded by many interesting dive sites such as Hanging Garden, Barracuda Point and Turtle Cavern. Located in the heart of the Indo-Pacific basin, the island is the center of one of the richest marine habitats in the world.
Things you can do:
- Diving at 13 major diving spots in the island
- Bird watching
- Visit Mabul and Kapalai island
KabiLi Nature Reserve – Sepilok, Sabah
Named after two rivers flowing through, the KabiLi -Sepilok Nature Reserve is home to a range of wild animals and plants, mostly are dipterocarpus and mangroves. There are several natural trails through the forest, taking you from rainforest in the upland to mangroves in the plains. It is also home to the famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center, where you can learn more about the animals.
What needs to try:
- Walk along the natural trails such as the Water Hole Trail and Mangrove Forest Trail
- Visit Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Center
- Visit the Rainforest Discovery Center and learn more about rainforests and triopical forest conservation.
Kinatabangan River, Sabah
The Kinabatangan River is the longest river in Sabah which has the most diverse ecosystem in the world, especially in its downstream. The lowland covered by forest in Kinabatangan is a famous wildlife sanctuary. There you will find rare animals like Proboscis monkey, Sumatran rhino and Asian elephant. The Kinabatangan River is the best place to explore the rich Kinabatangan’s ecosystem.
Things to do:
- Watch wild animals
- Overnight at local houses
As part of a group of 99 tropical islands off the coast of Kedah, Langkawi island is well-known for its natural beauty. Langkawi was recognized as Global Geopark in 2007 by UNESCO. To immerse yourself in nature, walking through the rainforests or taking a boat through the mangroves are the best ideal. In addition, you also can go diving or play golf at some 5-star resort in this island.
Things to do:
- Join a day trip to Pulau Payar Marine Park – a famous paradise of divers
- Play water sports like sailing or surfing
- Walk through the forest
- Shopping at Kuah
- Visit Taman Lagenda, Kota Mahsuri and Langkawi Wildlife Park
- Get Gunung Mat Chincang by cable car.
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