The brochures might be full of exotic and fun tourist activities this nation provides, but you being the one who will not follow the herds, might want to take the road less travelled. Whether it is the towering heights of Kuala Lumpur or awe-inspiring Batu caves, or be it the various adventure parks, absolutely nothing comes close to the earthly Asian experience that you would love to soak your spirit in. Just stay for a bit more, and you will discover an entire universe of possibilities in Malaysia.
Assuming that you would anyway be visiting the popular attractions, we have come up with some places and experiences that you can easily club with the former. We assure you that these lesser-ordinary attractions would make your holiday in Malaysia extraordinary!
How To Do Kuala Lumpur Differently
1. SEE THE FIREFLIES OF KUALA SELANGOR
The quiet town of Kuantan houses one of largest firefly colonies in the world. Take overnight trip from Kuala Lumpur to this village, to experience the most magical moments of your life. The trees come alive with twinkling lights as soon as the dusk settles in.
How to reach: 67.5 km from Kuala Lumpur
2. TAKE A HERITAGE WALK IN IPOH
With colonial architecture of amazing beauty, a walk around this old town will reveal cute surprises around each corner. This one is surely for those who like to stroll away the streets to soak in the culture. Some scrumptious food is also on the cards in this food lovers’ paradise.
How to reach: 198.7 km from Kuala Lumpur
3. EXPERIENCE THE TROPICAL RAIN-FOREST OF MALAYSIA IN TAMAN NEGARA
Pull yourself away from the urban world, and head to this national park of outstanding natural beauty. Visiting this part of Malaysia is equivalent to surrendering oneself to nature; think hiking, rock climbing, fishing, jungle trekking and much more.
How to reach: 236.8 km from Kuala Lumpur
How To Do Penang Differently
4. SEE THE VARIOUS VIPERS AT PENANG SNAKE TEMPLE
The only one of its kind in the world, this temple is chock full of a variety of pit vipers. The temple was built in the honour of a human deity, and is now famous for its snakes that are believed to be harmless, but the visitors are still warned against getting too close to these.
How to reach: 9.5 km from Penang International Airport
5. GIVE YOURSELF A NIGHT IN GEORGETOWN
This one is not to be missed at any cost, for the love of nightlife and scenic night views in this part of the country. Another big attraction is the streets buzzing with umpteen local food hawkers serving fresh sea food. In case you feel spoilt for choice and can’t decide, let the aromatic pull make the choice for you.
How to reach: 16 km from Penang International Airport
How To Do Putrajaya Differently
6. TAKE A CYCLING TOUR OF PUTRAJAYA
The green, peaceful, quiet and clean city needs to be seen the most eco-friendly way. If you’ve always dreamt of riding down the streets on your bike, this is the place for you. Putrajaya has bicycle tracks laid out in almost all parts of the city, and we are sure that you would love to take in the picturesque scenery riding past the lakes, under the shade of tropical trees.
How to reach: 32.9 km from Kuala Lumpur
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7. VISIT THE HISTORIC TOWN OF MALACCA
You might have to go slightly off the track, but it’s totally worth it. An alluring mix of architecture coming from its various rulers including Portuguese, Dutch and English, this quaint town leaves a lasting impression on every visitor. Cobbled narrow streets, ornate buildings and storybook-like setting, has won the town the stature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On your way from Purtajaya to Malacca you will get to catch a glimpse of Malaysian countryside.
How to reach: 130.2 km from Putrajaya
How To Do Langkawi Differently
8. SIGN UP FOR EAGLE WATCHING IN LANGKAWI MANGROVE FOREST
Watch one of the nature’s most amazing wonders in the form of magnificent mangroves and limestone ridges present in these jungles. Also watch three rare and protected species of eagles feed, nest and breed here. In case you are interested in bats, do visit the caves inhabited by these creatures.
How to reach: 12.2 km from Langkawi Islands
How To Do Kuching Differently
9. MARVEL AT THE WORLD’S LARGEST FLOWER IN GUNUNG GADING NATIONAL PARK
How to reach: 87.7 km from Kuching
A large part of Malaysia remains hidden from the tourism industry, thus you might not find these places in a regular itinerary. But the traveller in you would always want to go that extra mile to see the real and untouched side of a country. Hope our collection would help you attain just that and have a wholesome experience in Malaysia. If you have any suggestions, do leave your comments below.