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Malaysia Travel Weblog

Mount Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu in Malay) is the highest peak in Malaysia, located in Kinabalu Park at the state of Sabah.

The UNESCO World Heritage site is rich with flora and fauna, and attracted thousands of mountain climbers every month.

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Pangkor Island or Pulau Pangkor (Malay) is the most popular holiday destination in Perak state. It attracts loads of local visitors during the weekends and during school holiday breaks.

The name Pangkor actually originates from the Thai word “Pang Ko” meaning “Beautiful Island.” Most of the island inhabitants make their living as fisherman and as tourist service providers.

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Fraser’s Hill is another popular highlands vacation spot in Malaysia besides Genting and Cameron Highland.

Fraser’s Hill is the least crowded compared to the other two, mainly because there’s not much attraction other than the cool weather.

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Cameron Highlands is located in Pahang state, and is one of local Malaysians favorite spots for a short vacation.

The major attraction of Cameron Highlands is the cool weather, and the tea plantations. Other highlights include a butterfly farm, strawberry farms, rose gardens, Chinese temple and vegetable farms.

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“Genting - City of Entertainment.” That’s the tagline for Genting official website, which is quite true.

Genting Highland is one of Malaysia local favorite travel destinations, especially for a short holiday. It also attracts visitors from Singapore during the weekend, as well as some international visitors.

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Taman Tasik Perdana or the Lake Garden is the oldest and most popular park in Kuala Lumpur. Its main attraction is the artificial lake surrounded by lush greenery in a 227 acres parkland that provides a refreshing ambience.

Locals like to come here to take a breath of fresh air, strolling along the carefully planned paths or rowing on the lake. The park also has jogging tracks and exercise stations, as well as children’s playground.

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The Kuala Lumpur’s Central Market is a main attraction to shop for local specialties in Malaysia. It’s known by locals as Pasar Seni or Pasar Budaya.

The building was built on the early 1900s by British and it was used as wet market for Kuala Lumpur citizens and tin miners that time.

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Menara Kuala Lumpur or KL Tower is one of the tallest concrete towers in the world, standing at 421m and built with 45,000 cubic metres of sturdy concrete.

Designed with vertical ribs on the external surface, the Tower weighs 100,000 tonnes and was built on no-piling, freestanding land. Menara Kuala Lumpur opulently stands as the tallest tower in Southeast Asia.

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