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Malaysia: An Assortment of Surprises
A multi-cultural gem of Southeast Asia tucked in the north of the equator, Malaysia is one of the most developed and tourist-friendly countries. Unquestionably, it is on the top of the travellers’ bucket lists. The major reason being its variety of offerings that cater to all kinds of travellers- be it honeymooners, backpackers, families or solo vacationers.
Malaysia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo, shares a border with Thailand and is connected by a bridge to the island state of Singapore. Over the years, this beautifully diverse country has gained popularity as one of the most visited destinations in Southeast Asia. With the cities that ooze nothing but charm, Malaysia boasts a rich variety of places that make your travel itinerary more than interesting.
What adds to the excitement is the fact that Malaysia is one of the most budget-friendly places to travel in Southeast Asia with a generous visa policy. Now that this ‘truly Asian’ country has become hugely popular among tourists, it has tightened its focus on promoting the off-beat destinations along with the key highlights. Keeping that in mind, Dook Travels has designed several Malaysia Holiday packages which have been a reverberating success with our customers. From fun and adventure to rejuvenation and the necessary me-time, our thoughtfully created Malaysia tour packages offer everything!
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Languages: English, Malay (Bahasa Melayu), Tamil and Chinese
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
Driving Side: Left
Best Time to Travel: Round-the-year destination. Make sure you carry an umbrella as the seasons can differ across destinations
Call it a crowning jewel of Southeast Asia or a melange of cultures, cuisines and vivacity; Malaysia is an incredible experience! Just a glance at this marvellous country is enough to understand why so many opt for a Malaysian trip round the year.
If a Malaysia trip is on the cards, mind that the cities here come with a ‘do-not-miss-out’ warning. Whether it’s the jolly spirit surrounding the ‘Hari Raya’ festival, the pulsating city life, gastronomic and shopping delights or verdant spreads of the beautiful highlands– the list just goes on!
1. Kuala Lumpur: The buzzing and boisterous capital
Set in the heart of magical Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is much more than just a stopover city. Once a small tin-mining village, Kuala Lumpur today has grown as busy, vibrant metropolitan featuring the best of five star hotels, towering skyscrapers and some of the greatest shopping marvels.
It is one of the largest, culturally diverse and certainly the liveliest cities in Malaysia. KL is always packed with bustling markets, hawker bazaars down the streets that display the never-stopping energy of the city. While the live music playing on the Bukit Bintang streets keeps the city moving with light-hearted vibes, the chic food lanes serving shawarmas and sizzlers take away the bonus points. Kuala Lumpur also owns enormous shopping malls with all the favorite brands on display. The mega malls like Pavilion and KL Sentral are the most popular.
If you love open-air parties or enjoy the sundowners, KL has the best variety of rooftop bars many of which offer the closest views of the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
On The Wander-List: Petronas Twin Towers, Batu Caves, the Central Market, China Town, Petaling Street market, Heli Lounge Bar
2. Kota Kinabalu: The city of scenic calm
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah, is not just one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia but also an increasingly popular tourist destination. Sitting on the northwest coast of Borneo, this Malaysian city has a scenic waterfront and considerable charm for nature lovers.
Besides its peaceful vibes, what makes the city bustle with life is the thriving arts and culture. From stunning mosques set on a water bay to cultural villages wrapped inside lush jungles, travellers can always find something interesting here. Apart from climbing the iconic Mt Kinabalu, you can choose to trek around the Kinabalu National Park, which is a UNESCO Heritage Site.
On The Wander-List: Mount Kinabalu, Manukan Island, Tanjung Aru Beach, Mari Mari Cultural Village, KK Waterfront are just a few marvels on the list
3. Ipoh: A gem tucked into steep hills
The capital city of the state of Perak, Ipoh, is beautiful and worth visiting for many reasons. It is at a distance of around 200 kilometres to the north of Kuala Lumpur and is an easy drive to the top tourist attractions.
Though not a popular choice for tourists yet, the little cafes dotting the street, impressive cave temples and boutique resorts have still showcased the destination’s appeal. Imagine a resort set in the centre of towering hills and limestone outcrops or a pleasant stroll around the old town with street art. Dreamy, right? This lesser-explored gem will certainly be an impressive addition to your usual Malaysia trip itinerary.
On The Wander-List: The Lost World of Tambun, Kinta Riverfront walk, Cameron Highlands (in close proximity), Perak Tong Cave Temple, the Kellie’s Castle
4. Putrajaya: The lesser-explored marvel
To the south of Kuala Lumpur is Putrajaya, which is another ‘waiting-to-be-explored’ city in Malaysia. It is the new administrative centre of government built 35 kilometres to the south of the capital city, still reachable by the airport train from KL Sentral.
While Putrajaya may not be a touristy city yet, it surely has a lot of highlights worth exploring. It is, for a reason, counted amongst one of the promising upcoming destinations today. It is well-known for its 20th-century architecture and monuments that are impressive sights like no other. Putra Mosque made from rose-colored granite is one exceptional example. What makes it even more attractive is the spread of greenery spaces, including parks and gardens.
Keep a keen eye on your next Malaysia package and be sure of adding Putrajaya to your itinerary.
On The Wander-List: Putrajaya Lake, Putra Mosque, Putrajaya Botanical Gardens, Millennium Monument
5. Johor Bahru: Home of adventure
Apart from being the capital of Malaysian state Johor, the city of Johor Bahru is acknowledged as the adventure capital. Already the home to famous visitor attraction-Legoland Malaysia, Johor Bahru has been constantly developing to stand out in the tourism market.
Thanks to the promotional initiatives of the Malaysia Tourism Board in India that aimed at introducing newer experiences to the Indian market; Johor Bahru being one of them! As the city has persistently reinvented itself in recent years, things from a tourism point of view have bent towards a brighter side.
Vibrant nightlife, bustling shopping malls and a myriad of adventure activities - Johor Bahru is a must-experience destination, especially for the families out for fun.
On The Wander-List: Legoland Malaysia, Angry Birds Activity Park, Desaru Beach, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, shopping at Johor Premium Outlets, Johor Zoo and the list awaits more exciting options
Top Travel Experiences in Malaysia:
1. Soaring Selfies at Petronas Twin Towers
No trip to Kuala Lumpur is ever complete without a mandatory iconic photograph or a selfie in front of the Petronas Twin Towers. Today, they stand as one of the tallest twin towers and are indeed the identical marvels to look at. Tower one comprises Petronas’ headquarters and associate offices and the other tower is taken up by various multinational companies.
The sky bridge connecting both the towers on the 41st floor is accessible to visitors, while the actual surprise is a visit to the observation deck on the 86th floor. All that matters is choosing the right time of the day; experiencing sunset or catching the best 360-degree sights of the city in the evening are highly recommended. What makes the visit more amusing are the beautifully landscaped walking paths stretching out to the side of the towers, where you get many chances for selfies with the soaring towers on the backdrop. Finishing your day with a visit to Suria KLCC Shopping Centre or a relaxed visit on the rooftop of Heli Lounge bar will be the ultimate choice.
2. The whiff of fresh air and amusement at Genting Highlands
The whiff of fresh mountain air, cable car whizzing through the lush rainforest cover, casinos, luxury hotels and indoor theme park - this is why people flock to Genting Highlands more often. Around 45 minutes from Kuala Lumpur Genting Highlands is one of Malaysia’s premier hillside stations, preferred by both weekend warriors and tourists alike.
Having abundant options for entertainment, this stunning resort-town is often acknowledged as an Asian-style Vegas or the city of entertainment. Apart from having an array of touristy hotels that are quite affordable for everyone, Genting Highlands has both indoor and outdoor theme parks, making it an ideal visit for families. Also, boasting unique attractions like Genting Highlands Premium Outlets, which is the world’s first hilltop open-air shopping mall and Strawberry Leisure Farm, list it as a town full of surprises.
3. A splendid tour to the Batu Caves
Once you tire of doing shopping and strolling around Kuala Lumpur, Batu Caves await to be explored. One of the most frequently visited destinations across the capital, Batu Caves, is the most important Hindu religious site and a focal point for Hindu Malaysians. This 100-year-old temple features idols and statues erected inside the main caves and around it.
The first thing you observe while approaching the caves is a gigantic golden statue of Lord Murugan, which was erected in 2006. This statue further leads towards the cave entrances for which one has to hike the 272 stairs. There are three major caves and a few smaller ones that are incorporated with interior limestone formations. The colorful entrance becomes even more vibrant around the annual three-day festival of Thaipusam when thousands of pilgrims unite marching to the caves. It is truly one of the most precious Malaysian treasures!
4. Relish the foodie tales
When it comes to the gastronomic wonders, the land of Malaysia is truly a blessed one. Ranging from the local Malay food to Chinese and Indian, the country offers gastronomic delights and presents some of the ethnic cooking styles that are unique in their own way. Amusingly, the favourite pastime of the Malaysians is eating food.
Malaysians are very proud of their cooking and most towns have their delicious specialities. Cendol and Rendang are the few favourites on the list. While the former is a famous Malaysian dessert, served in a bowl with rice flour noodles, red beans and coconut milk, the latter is the meat stewed for hours. Satay, the spicy barbecued skewers of meat and shawarmas are other must-try local delights. You can also find a scrumptious spread of seafood both in fine dining restaurants or the small shops in food bazaars.
If you intend to travel around Malaysia trying out the local food and take back home the food memories, it is not a bad idea at all!
5. Soak in the laid-back vibes at Langkawi
Popularly known as the Jewel of Kedah or Malaysia’s most popular beach destination, Langkawi offers some of the most immeasurably rewarding experiences. It is an archipelago of 104 islands in the Andaman Sea and has an array of rich tourism experiences that are both rejuvenating and thrilling.
Be it the uninhabited islands, crystal blue waters, lush forest covers, breathtaking peaks and meadows, chic resorts or choicest seafood- this chunk of paradise never fails to impress. Even though Langkawi is small with a comparatively laid-back vibe, there are numerous activities to enjoy like cable car visit, sky bridge tour, traditional markets, aquariums and craft villages.
6. Visiting during the ‘Raya time’
The Muslim community in Malaysia celebrates Hari Raya Aidilfitri, also known as Hari Raya Puasa, to conclude the Ramadan holy month of fasting. When you see the streets thronged with ketupat leaves, people out in traditional outfits, bright lights adorning the mosques/houses and spreading smiles all around - it’s probably the Raya time in Malaysia.
Hari Raya Aidilfitri is regarded as one of the most cheerful festivals in Malaysia. Throughout the festivities, many families hold open houses for an entire month where friends and neighbors are invited over for talks, laughter and traditional delicacies. Luckily, the tourism boards have started to take the initiatives that bring the tourists/ travel agents closer to the Aidilfitri open house experience. This includes the festivities involving cooking the traditional meals, enjoying the local dance performances and cherishing the assortment of Malaysian cultures and deeply religious ambiance.
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Malaysia has some of the most prominent tourist attractions that make a trip great and gratifying. Be it a gastronomical tour, a family vacation, an exciting honeymoon outing or a cultural tour, the interesting sights in this truly Asian paradise are worth your time off the usual schedule.
But what makes it a memory worth cherishing forever is booking your kind of trip through the right source. And a tailor-made Malaysia tour package with Dook gives you all good reasons to book with us again. Because we are not just your agents, we are your travel buddies!
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