PLACES OF INTEREST
Malaysia has much to offer the traveller. Visit Kuala Lumpur, the "Garden City of Lights" and shop till you drop at its many modern shopping complexes or colourful bazaars at Chinatown and Central Market.
Malacca is the oldest town in Malaysia. Visit Jonkers Street for antiques; watch cultural performances at Portugese Square; or visit Stadthuys; the oldest Dutch building in the East.
For food lovers, a trip to Penang is a must! There are many stalls selling local delicacies. You can reach Penang via the Penang Bridge. While there, visit the Snake Temple or take the funicular train up Penang Hill for a panoramic view of the island.
Langkawi boasts of beautiful beaches and interesting legends. There is the Mahsuri's Tomb which has a tragic tale behind it, the Beach of Black Sand, The Lake of the Pregnant Maiden and more.
lovers will love Sabah, a mountainous
place with lush tropical rainforests. Visit
Sipadan island or the Mount Kinabalu (4,101
metres), located at Kinabalu National Park,
is popular with climbers, orchid lovers,
bird and butterfly watchers . Near the National
Park headquarters is Poring Hot Spring,
a refreshing refuge to visitors.
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, is a riverine town with beautifully landscaped parks and gardens, historic buildings, colourful markets and an intersting waterfront.
Terengganu also has many natural delights. Visitors can witness giant leatherback turtles lay their eggs at Rantau Abang between May to September each year. Those who love the sea, sun and sand can visit Tanjung Jara whose resort is designed after an old Malay palace. Other enchanting beaches can be found at Pulau Tioman and Pulau Sibu on the South China Sea, and Cherating in Pahang.
Discover adventure unlimited at Taman Negara in Pahang. One of the world's oldest tropical rainforest, Taman Negara is the embodiment of nature's conservation at its best. For a rejuvenating experience, take to the hills! Stay at one of Fraser's Hill's bungalows or hotels and wake up every morning to fresh, cool air.
At Cameron Highlands, visit the many fruit and vegetable farms. Visitors who want both the relaxing surroundings of a hill resort and the excitement of city life will like Genting Highlands. This is the only place in Malaysia where gambling is legal. There is also an amusement park for a day of fun rides and more.