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Tourism in Malaysia

Group or Single Trips Malaysia

Discovering National Treasure

Human nature is discovering national treasure. One who wants to discover national treasure he or she ought to visit Malaysian national treasure. If you want to an adventure filled trip from day to night for backpackers you are welcome to Malaysia. For discovering historical sites, exploring green lavish forests, and natural cave chambers Malaysia is the best place to visitors. For tourists, here waiting the city street markets, selling the best merchandises and hundreds of delicious local street foods.

Fort Cornwallis

Fort Cornwallis is the biggest and the largest long standing site in Malaysia. It was located in Penang and it was named after Lord Cornwallis who was the Governor General of Bangla and India during the 18th Century. There is prison cell, old barracks with an ammunition storage area, a harbour light and old cannon that decorates the fort. The fort went through a renovation in 1914 and 1925. The fort was initially named Fort Point Lighthouse but lated named as Penang Harbour Lighthouse after the renovation. In 2006 Malaysian State Tourism Development Committee chairman asserted that Fort Cornwallis is the only lighthouse in Penisular Malaysia that doesn’t serve any navigational purpose and the only lighthouse in Malaysia that bear a resemblances to a ship’s pole.

Makam Mahsuri

Makam Mahsuri is a famous historical site located on the island of Langkawi in Kedah, Malaysia. This historical site includes a shrine, a garden , a traditional Malaysian house with a museum and a well. The site gained its historical significant from a famous incident which involved a young woman named Mahsuri. Mahsuri was accused of infidelity towards her husband and was killed by her family. While she was dying, it was said that, she cursed the island for seven generations of bad luck for her ill treatment. Mahsuri’s incident soon become famous and her tomb gained historical importance. Her jewellery and the weapon that was used to kill her were also preserved in the museum. Legend has it that whoever dip their hands into the well will gain beauty. There are also some food courts outside the Mahsuri’s Tomb for tourist refreshment.

Bujang Valley

The Bujang Valley is the most fascinating place for tourists. It is a world famous archeological museum. The only archaeological museum positioned in Kedah, Malaysia, exhibits collections of proof of trade and the proliferation of Hinduism and Buddhism in Southeast Asia. Many objects like pottery, stoneware, clay pottery and Persian ceramics that were dug out in this area and can be found curate in the museum. In Kedah, there are remnants viewing Buddhist and Hindu influences which have been known for about a century now from the discoveries reported by Col. Low and have recently been subjected to a fairly comprehensive investigation by Dr Quaritch Wales. Dr Wales investigated about thirty sites around in Kedah. The results attained demonstrate that this site was the location of a Hindu–Buddhist polity.

Outdoor & Sports

Explore Gunung Mulu National Park

Tourists looking for a outdoor trips in an exotic remote area in Malaysia should visit Mulu National Park. Mulu National Park is a very secluded access area; the only convenient way of getting to and from it is by air, through Mulu Airport. You will uncover one of the longest cave networks in the world in this National Park. These subversive marvels are vast. Excursions to Mulu carry on retaining the sense of quest associated with its original exploration through the stipulation of adventure caving and other exciting activities. See the Sarawak Chamber, in which you could place forty Boeing 747 aero-planes, and one of the world’s biggest cave passages, Deer Cave, which could accommodate five St. Paul’s Cathedrals. Millions of bats live in these caves and in every evening all these bats swarm out into the adjacent jungle creating an unearthly spectacular scene.

Hike At Cameron Highlands

Hiking fans and nature reverence are in for a treat as Cameron Highlands provide opportunities to do the both at the same time. You can just work around or hike in well known trails in it. Wake up early to take an early morning breath of air to find decanter plants, untamed orchids, funky fungi, tree-bound epiphytes, huge tree ferns and lipstick plants. The Cameron Highlands has a status for being one of the top trekking destinations in Malaysia, with a network of 14 well-known trails surrounding the main town of Tanah Rata. Take lovely hikes in the middle of the townships of the Cameron Highlands which is 1500 meters above sea level. Explore the legacy of the colonial English and have tea and scones at a Tudor country inn. Immerse yourself in the spectacular scenery of tea plantation, breathe the fresh air of tea plantations while enjoying the honey bee and strawberry farms, relieve yourself with cool breather from the warmth at subordinate elevations.

Climb Gunung Kinabalu

Situated in the Sabah state of Malaysian Borneo Kinabalu is one of the tallest mountains in South-East Asia. Kinabalu mountains is within the Kinabalu National Park. Its height is about 4095 miter. Thousands of tourists visit Kinabalu National Park each year and most come with the purpose of climbing Mt Kinabalu. Auspiciously, Kinabalu is one of the easiest peaks in the world to triumph over. It takes just two days and climbers don’t need any preceding know-how at mountain climbing. At sunrise, the views from the Kinabalu’s pinnacle at Low’s Peak are impressive, making the complete endeavor worthwhile. Anyone with a realistic level of fitness and the will power to drive through tiredness and uneasiness can climb to the summit of Kinabalu. Kinabalu provides all the adventure and excitement all hardcore daring tourist look forward to climbing a mountain.

Night Markets

Petaling Street aka Chinatown Night Market in Kuala Lumpur

Anybody traveling Kuala Lumpur is most likely to visit Petaling Street also known as Chinatown Night Market to find some sort of memento or knockoffs. Located in the core old town area of KL, this night market has transformed into some sort of tourist corner. Heaps of knockoff items sold by foreigners who speak multiple languages are a sight to see and experience. Though Petaling Street is open throughout the day it really comes to life at night when vendors push in their stalls to fill up the centre of the road. This results in two walkways till the main intersection where more stalls branch out in all directions. There are also restaurants which are specifically catered toward the tourists so rest assures you can enjoy delicious Chinese meal after a tour on the street. You can also found local hawkers at one of the main lanes here trying to attract local and foreign tourist.

Jonker Street Night Market in Melaka

There is a very popular Night Market in Melaka at Jonker Street. The market is open at every week on Saturday and Sundays. Tourist can find all sorts of all sorts of local stuff, food, accessories and souvenirs can be found. The beauty of this place is that it is situated along the famous historical shopping street which is nicely lit at night giving this place a stunning ambience. Some sections branch off to food streets where you can try the local Melaka foods, cakes and drinks. If you are hoping to find world class cuisine in this street you will disappointed but the local meal will be delicious enough to satisfy most food adventurer. Souvenirs hunter will be pleased to find lots of opportunities in the shopping mall here. It is highly recommended to anyone who is visiting Melaka to tour Jonker Street night market as it provide one of the most unique experience in all of Malaysia.

Wakaf Che Yeh Night Market in Kelantan

The most famous night market in the north-east coast of Malaysia is the Wakaf Che Yeh Night Market which is located in the Kota Bahru, Kelantan. This night market is enormous in size and it’s mainly cater towards food produce, local food, fruits, clothes, shoes, accessories, Muslim apparel and many other interesting things. Wakaf Che Yeh is hugely popular with tourists as it provides a wonderful opportunity to explore local cuisine, cloth, trade and culture. One of the attractions of this place is Thai-Malay merchandise as many Thai-Malay people bring their wares here to sell them. You can also find interesting jewelry and can buy them at wholesale value.

Melaka

Melaka is known as the peacock of Malaysian Cities. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site with a long colonial history. Melaka’s long colonial history has huge influence in Melaka’s local life from art to every aspect of culture in Melaka you will find something that will interest you in most unique. Way.

Museums

(a) National Museum

The museum is within the proximity to the Perdana Lake Gardens, Kuala Lumpur and gives an overall glimpse of Malaysian rich culture and history. The National Museum is a splendid construction built in the technique of Rumah Gadang, an aspect of Minangkabau architecture. Its portico comprises rudiments of conventional Malay and new features. It was opened on 31 August 1963, and it serves as a warehouse of Malaysia’s rich cultural and chronological tradition.

The National Museum is a three-story structure of 109.7 meters long and 15.1 meters wide and 37.6 meters at the central point. The museum houses four main galleries selected to ethnology and accepted history. The displays variety from free-standing tableaux viewing cultural events like weddings, festivals and costumes; to customary weapons, musical instruments, arts and crafts, ceramics, and flora and fauna. Tourists will certainly enjoy their time exploring the vastness of Malaysian prosperous unique culture and history.

(b) Penang Muslim & Art Gallery

Penang State Muslim and Art Gallery is an attractive place for people who want enjoy modern contemporary art. The Penang State Art Gallery is an all-inclusive compilation dedicated to modern and fashionable art. The non-circulating group documents canvas, statuette, drawings, prints, photography, architecture, design, performance, video, film, and promising art forms from the year 1965 to the present. The Penang State Art Gallery presents artworks spinning around ideas of distinctiveness, urbanization, globalization and the environment; these works raise relevant issues on municipal living in the modern cityscape and rapid us to reflect on how the artists have translated their visions about these issues into works of art. So this is a treasure house for people who are interested in discovering the multicultural heritage of Penang’s colonical record. This place is full of charming tidbits about the people, places, and events of this inquisitive island.

(c) Islamic Art Museum Malaysia

The museum is the biggest museum of Islamic arts in South East Asia. There are more than seven thousand artifacts from the Islamic world and it’s a major attraction for tourist destination. The Islamic Arts Museum has 12 main galleries which are classified according to the types of artifacts spread over level 3 and 4. Level 3 of the museum hosts the Quran and Manuscripts Gallery, the Islamic Architecture Gallery, the India Gallery, the Chinese Gallery, the Ancient Malay World Gallery as well as the reconstructed Ottoman Syrian Room dating back to the 19th Century. Level 4 hosts a display of jewellery, textile, arms and shield, earthenware as well as ancient Islamic glassware. Come to Islamic Art Museum and discover the glory of beautiful treasure Islamic civilization has to offer.

Cruises

(a) Boustead Cruise Centre

Located in the Port Klang, Malaysia Boustead Cruise Centre (BCC) is an enthusiastic cruise terminal. This cruise center is operated by Bestari Marine Sdn. Bhd., BCC is effectively the cruise terminal for the country’s capital Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s most-visited cities. It is a port of call for many major cruise lines including Aida Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Cunard Lines, Costa Cruises and Star Cruises, among others. BCC is often included in major World Cruise itineraries, including that of the Crystal Serenity, Voyager of the Seas, Diamond and other famous companies.

(b) Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal

Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal is equipped with all the modern facilities one cruise can ask for. The three-storey elevated building, which occupies a total area of 15,005 sqm meters is prepared with the ideal facilities for cruise passengers’ arrivals and departures. The terminal is able to cater for larger cruise vessels carrying more than 2,000 passengers and also provide facilities such as shopping lots and several modes of transportation within Penang Island. With the new Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal in operation and located within the UNESCO Heritage Site, Penang will not only be a destination for global cruises vessels but also act as a catalyst in the development of the local and international tourism industry. Located in important trade location and also in UNESCO Heritage Site Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal has the prospect to become a center for major cruise terminal.

(c) Kota Kinabalu Port

Situated in a strategically important location on Borneo’s north-west coast along the South China Sea. It is located in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah’s state capital and also the main business and industrial centre. The terminal is also situated near numerous well-known national parks and treasury, as well as the beautiful islands of Sapi, Mamutik, Manukan, Sulug and Gaya. Kota Kinabalu is also the gateway to Kinabalu National Park, home to extraordinary natural scenery and Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia.

Monuments & Architecture

(a) A Famosa

A Famosa is a historical stronghold located in Melaka, the capital city of the Malaysian Melaka state. Built in the early 1500s and continually prolonged over the course of that century, the four-towered fortress is now a ruin, with only the entrance gatehouse to see. Still, A Famosa will glint the interest of the curious and history-savvy as an illustrative symbol of the city’s past. The fortress, built by the Portuguese, later fell into the hands of the Dutch and the British, thus becoming tenure of all the Europeans who colonized the city. You can also visit Melaka City while visiting Famosa as Melaka has lot attractive sight to offer such as the Stadthuys, the 17th-century dwelling of the Dutch governor, and Jonker Street, popular for its many shops and restaurants.

(b) George Town

George Town is the capital city of Penang. It is an island state with the biggest Chinese population in Malaysia. But Penang was a significant trade centre for the British, and the city of George Town, in exacting, named after Britain’s King George III, is a mesmerizing testament to the mix of Asian and European influences that the island veteran over the course of its history. Other than oldest part of the town there skyscrapers raise high above the city George Town. George Town’s oldest part is a multicultural hub enshrined in the city’s rich and eclectic architecture, crammed with enthralling and historical buildings.

(c) Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers is the iconic towers of Malaysia located in the Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia. In a country with a rich and beautiful natural landscape, Kuala Lumpur’s PETRONAS Twin Towers place out as an unusual example of Malaysia’s urban design fineness. Designed by American architecture star César Pelli and officially inaugurated in 1999, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world until 2004. Each rise to a little over 450 meters from ground level, and with 88 floors of offices, the towers’ most extraordinary feature is the double-decker bridge that connects them on the 41st and 42nd floors. Spectators can enjoy the brilliant view of the city below their feet from the double-decker bridge which is situated at meters above ground.

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