Home to prehistoric rainforests and a melting pot of culture, Malaysia is an amazing country to discover.

    Here are our Top 25 picks of what to see, do and experience in Malaysia.

  • World’s tallest twin towers – Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

    It takes all of 41 seconds to shoot up to the midpoint of Petronas Twin Towers. Tickets to the skybridge run out fast, but it isn’t every day that you get to feel on top of the world.

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  • Shop till you drop – BBKLCC, Kuala Lumpur

    There are nature trails – and there are shopping trails. Nine signature malls stretching from Bukit Bintang to KLCC provide the perfect backdrop to shopping ambitions of any size.

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  • The gastronomic hunt – Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

    If you’re up for a foodie adventure, head to Jalan Alor for an authentic street food experience. Enjoy a plate of char kuey teow or BBQ chicken wings amidst the sound of clanging woks and waiters shouting out orders.

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  • A kaleidoscope of culture – Central Market, Chinatown and Little India, Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur’s cultural enclaves are some of the city’s most popular tourist hotspots. Central Market, a prominent heritage landmark with its 1930s Art Deco style, is a great place to find local arts and crafts.

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  • Entertainment that never stops – Genting Highlands, Pahang

    Visible from Kuala Lumpur as a bright light atop a faraway hill, Genting Highlands beckons visitors with its cool climate, theme parks, casino, and nightly live performances.

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  • Heritage trails and hawker food – George Town, Penang

    Penang, food capital of Malaysia. But it’s not just steaming woks that draw the visitors in. George Town is a cultural beacon all on its own, reflected in its UNESCO World Heritage Site title.

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  • Mystery, myth, legend – Langkawi, Kedah

    Located just off the coast of Kedah, Langkawi is as much shrouded in age-old myths and legends as it is filled with natural beauty.

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  • Scale new heights – Kinabalu Park, Sabah

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kinabalu Park is home to Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia’s highest peak. Adventure seekers may also take on the world’s highest via ferrata, located at 3,800 metres.

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  • Drop off to an underwater universe – Sipadan Island, Sabah

    Jacques Cousteau declared Sipadan to be an “untouched piece of art”. This is the most beautiful diving spot in the world, and for good reason.

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  • Mangrove swamps and orang utans – Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve, Sabah

    Follow the trail from tropical highland forest to lowland mangrove swamp, and find nature’s secrets along the way. The reserve is also home to the world-famous Sepilok Orang Utan Rehabilitation Centre.

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  • River safari – Kinabatangan River, Sabah

    How many proboscis monkeys, hornbills, Asian elephants and other wildlife can you count from point A to point B? A river safari along the longest river in Sabah makes for an exciting way to find out.

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  • Afternoon tea and scones – Cameron Highlands, Pahang

    The British came and left, but not before passing on their penchant for a cuppa tea. Sip on hot Cameronian tea while nibbling freshly baked scones at this cool hill station.

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  • A walk through prehistoric rainforests – Taman Negara, Pahang

    At an estimated 130 million years old, the feeling you get as you enter one of the world’s oldest rainforests and richest ecosystems is nothing short of amazing.

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  • World’s largest cave chamber – Mulu National Park, Sarawak

    Nature seems to have made a disproportionately generous deposit in Mulu. Recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the park is filled with an astounding collection of natural wonders, including the world’s largest cave chamber.

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  • Seafaring tales, old world charm – Melaka City, Melaka

    Under its sleepy façade, lies a fascinating tale of what was once the most important trading port in these waters. Unearth the history of this colonial UNESCO World Heritage City.

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  • The perfect beach life – Tioman Island, Pahang

    Towering twin volcanic peaks, soft golden sands, refreshing waterfalls. Mother Nature ensures that romance is always abundant on this mesmerising island.

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  • An unforgettable walk in the park – Bako National Park, Sarawak

    Almost every plant species native to Borneo can be found at Bako, Sarawak’s oldest national park. Adding to that catalogue are panoramic rocky shorelines filled with beautiful natural formations.

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  • Where fun is serious business – Sunway Lagoon, Selangor

    Five different theme parks, over 80 rides and attractions, one amazing destination. With so much to experience and do, our advice is to start your day here early.

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  • Play time for all – LEGOLAND and Hello Kitty Town, Johor

    If you need an excuse to be a kid again, this is it. The first of its kind in Asia, LEGOLAND offers thrilling rides and uncountable blocks of ingenuity, while Hello Kitty Town appeals to fans of Sanrio’s famous feline.

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  • The living cultural museum – Sarawak Cultural Village, Sarawak

    Situated at the foothills of the mythical Mount Santubong, this award-winning living museum reenacts scenes from Sarawak's rich tribal past.

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  • Where fashion and value collide – Johor Premier Outlet, Johor

    Some serious retail therapy is to be had at Johor Premium Outlet, the first outlet mall to open in Malaysia. Go wild with over 80 designer and brand name outlets.

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  • Dine, with the world at your feet – KL Tower, Kuala Lumpur

    Once in a while, heights and appetites do mix. Savour sumptuous offerings while enjoying a 360° view of the city, a few hundred metres above ground.

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  • Witness the procession of a million people – Batu Caves, Selangor

    Every year, more than a million people throng Batu Caves during Thaipusam. Devotees carry kavadis hooked into their skin, cheeks and tongue; the atmosphere, intense.

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  • Luxurious underwater living – Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Sabah

    Imagine shallow waters, teeming with colourful corals and aquatic life. If you’re a novice diver or snorkeler, this cluster of five islands will probably prove an ideal starting point.

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  • Wreck diving – Redang Island, Terengganu

    Beneath the clear waters of Redang Island, lie a mesmerising bed of live corals, amazing sea creatures, and 31 spectacular dive sites, including two World War II historic shipwreck sites and a black coral garden.

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