Buzzing cities, culinary sensations, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests – all of this can be found in Malaysia.Malaysia really is a potpourri of Asian cultures. From the Muslim Majority to the scores of tribes known collectively as Dayaks. Each ethnic group has its own language and cultural practices which you can best appreciate through a packed calendar of festivals and a delicious variety of cuisines.
Things to know before visit Malaysia
Malaysia has tropical weather with humidity and soaring temperatures all year through. Monsoons usually fall between May and September in the south west and between November and March in the north-east. However, the time frame between January and April is usually dry.
Located in Malaysia’s west coast, Langkawi is the largest of the 99 islands found in the Langkawi archipelago. It is one of the most picturesque islands in the vicinity surrounded by Turqoise blue waters, paddy fields and tall mountains. World renowned for its diving facilities, this treasure trove of an island is perfect for water sports enthusiasts who can be enthralled with the Underwater World, soaring cable car rides and other sporting facilities. Those wanting to unwind and relax can soak up the sun, the sand and the sea- all in abundance in this natural haven.
The metropolitan capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is a model city in Malaysia, bustling with energy, modernity and traditional places alike. Art lovers must visit, the Annexe, a place where local artists exhibit their work. For a fun and happening time, club hop at Bukit Bintang, the pubbing district of the city and those of you interested in buying traditional craftwork should definitely visit the Central market, a hub for traditional handicraft. No trip to Malaysia is complete without seeing the conic Petronas Twin Towers so plan a trip to the man made guardians of the country.
If you are looking for some fun and adventure, the theme park is the perfect place to be. It has a huge variety of attractions- from water park, amusement park, extreme adventure to wildlife and scream park. You can have a day filled with adrenaline pumping activities to excite those adventurous nerves.
Spread across an area of 2727 hecters, the national park is about 37km from Kuching. It has magnificent natural beauty and a huge range of wildlife. It has seven unique rain-forests Eco system within the park with a great jungle trek that will introduce you to the wide range of flora and fauna in the region and also take you to a secluded beach.
Visit this beautiful town of Melaka to soak in the Malay culture and tradition.A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is steeped in history, architecture and culture that is brought out beautifully through its monuments, cathedrals and museums. Some of the must see places are Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jonker Street,Malacca River, Red Square and Cheng Hoong Teng Temple.
One of the most popular tourist destination’s in Malaysia, Penang is a cultural cauldron of modernity and tradition. It is world renowned for delectable food, historical monuments as well as modern skyscrapers. Whilst in this beautiful town you must visit the Kek Lok Si Temple and see the trendy street murals in Georgetown.
Travel Advisory: For the latest information and advice on safety and entry requirements please consult your travel agent well in advance of your departure and visit the following government website:
Department of Foreign affairs and trade www.dfat.gov.au
Smart Traveler website www.smartraveler.gov.au
Electricity: While traveling to Malaysia it is advisable to carry an international power plug adapter. The standard frequency is 50 Hz and standard voltage is 230 volts. Most places have British standardized sockets and plugs.