Truly Asia: Malaysia

Situated right in the heart of Asia, Malaysia is considered to be the leading tourist destination in the continent. It is very well known for its towering landscapes, exotic beaches, and stunning natural wonders. It is also home to some of the best diving spots in the world. Its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, offers its tourists with so many avenues for sightseeing, shopping, and entertainment. With the various culture, tradition, and lifestyle in its different states, this country gives its visitors with something new to discover as they go from one part of it to another.

The country is blessed with rich culture and heritage along with unique and natural beauty. The Waterfront Arena and Town Square are the best places where tourists can get a glimpse of the history of the country. Other historical attractions include St. Paul’s Church, Jonker Walk, St. John’s Fort, and many more. Malaysia is also teeming with beautiful beach destinations, particularly in Pualu Besar and Air Keroh in the city of Malacca. These beaches boast of long sandy beaches for lounging and water sports.

Sabah, another popular place in Malaysia, also offers its tourists with historical landmarks in the places of State Mosque, Atkinson Clock Tower, and Signal Hill Observatory. It should be a haven for nature lovers with wildlife parks containing exotic animals and plants in places like the Kinabalu Park, Tawau Hills Park, and Crocker Range National Park. The Langkawi archipelago should also be a good place for nature lovers. Composed of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, it is filled with verdant beaches, lush forests, and breathtaking mountain ranges. This place is known as “Malaysia’s best kept secret.” Another natural wonders of Malaysia is the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls in Langkawi. It is one of the premier waterfalls of the country which is believed to have a mystical quality as its streams are believed to possess healing powers. It is also packed with fauna and flora like lime plants, macaque monkeys, and hornbills.

Aside from its natural attractions, Malaysia is also overflowing with man-made tourist attractions. One of these is the renowned Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. This is one of the tallest buildings in the world, towering at 452 meters with an architectural design that has become a representation of the country. In between the two buildings is a sky bridge which is 58.4 meters in length and is 170 meters above the ground.

There are so many things to anyone can do in Malaysia. Sightseeing should be one of them. A stroll around the street into the suburban areas treats visitors to unique works of architecture and historical monuments. There are the breathtaking view from the Petronas Twin Towers, a trip to a network of caves in Sarawak, an exciting trishaw ride in Panang, a visit to the apes in Sepilok, and a trekking adventure in the Mt. Kinabalu Park, among many others. Tourists can also enjoy a variety of water activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, wind surfing, and sailing.