Penang – a world renowned exotic holiday destination – was known, once upon a time, as Pulau Pinang or the “Isle of the Betel Nut”. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery. Nicknamed the Pearl of the Orient, Penang is famous for its soft sandy beaches and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia. Some of the most interesting sites of Penang include the sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah, the landscape from the summit of Penang Hill and the vipers in the Snake Temple. The quaint nooks and crannies of Georgetown and the Tropical Spice Garden – the only spice garden in South East Asia – as well as Penang’s many flea markets, pasar malams’, KOMTAR and modern shopping malls also merit a visit.
Langkawi is an archipelago made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. Surrounded by turquoise sea, the interior of the main island is a mixture of picturesque paddy fields and jungle-clad hills. If you’re intent on carting off duty-free alcohol, cigarettes and chocolate, then this is the place to be. Still, nature lovers will find the island just as agreeable as the shoreline is fringed by powder-fine sand and swaying coconut trees. The island is especially recognised for its excellent diving opportunities and this tropical gem hides a treasure trove of other exciting holiday opportunities. From the expansive Underwater World Langkawi along Pantai Cenang to the soaring Cable Car in Pantai Kok, Langkawi is an electrifying locale that keeps visitors coming back for more. Not convinced yet?
Emerald tea plantations unfurl across valleys, and the air is freshened by eucalyptus – Malaysia's largest hill-station area feels instantly restorative. Temperatures in these 1300m to 1829m heights rarely top 30°C, inspiring convoys of weekenders to sip tea and eat strawberries here. Though technically in Pahang, the highlands are accessed from Perak.
There is plenty to eat, play and shop at SkyAvenue, our latest lifestyle mall! Dive into the spectacular SkySymphony show (Level 1), a free-to-public performance showcasing an extraordinary orchestra of audio, visual and kinetic winch technology. A world-class LED display spreads across the mall’s atrium, creating spellbinding multimedia content that surrounds you and create memories to last a lifetime. With more than 100 retail options, SkyAvenue is a haven for shoppers. You can get everything ranging from your everyday needs to exquisite jewellery, timepieces, shoes and gadgets.
Malacca is the historical state of Malaysia, rich with heritage buildings, ancient landmarks and colonial structures. It was here that colonial forces first made contact with Malaysia, which eventually shaped the country into its current economic and political system. Today, in Malacca, you can still see the imprints of British, Dutch and Portuguese forces left behind in forts, museums, churches and towers. Visit Malacca for the cultural experience of a lifetime.
Redang Island is one of the best islands in Malaysia known for its crystal clear blue waters which is ideal for snorkeling & diving and the best trekking trips. The white beach sand and the tropical weather add to the beauty of it.
You might be wondering what to do in Redang Island since it is a less traveled island in Malaysia. The island is perfect for beach holidays, getaway trip, romantic trip, honeymoon, diving and for those who just love the combination of water, sun & beach. Before planning your trip to Redang Island, it is important for you to know the best time to visit Pulau Redang to make most of your trip.
Pulau Tioman is an island off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, acclaimed as a geological wonder, ecological paradise and one of Southeast Asia's most beautiful travel destinations. Located 32 nautical miles off Pahang state, but connected through Mersing town in Johor, the island continues to enchant visitors with its warm beaches, lovely seas and lush rainforests.
Budget and midrange hotels provide quick accommodation at every village, but there are also luxury resorts nestled within private coves and beaches. A melting pot of cultures, Tioman Island attracts youthful travellers from around the world - a great place to make friends every season.
Sabah is known for its lush greenery, rich fauna and the stony turrets of Southeast Asia’s highest peak. The state has a wide range of forest reserves ranging from the Kinabalu National Park and the Danum Valley Conservation Area to the Maliau Basin and Imbak Canyon. Many people visit the ‘Land of the Sacred Mountain’ primarily is to scale the 4101-metre high Mount Kinabalu. The challenging yet surmountable mountain boasts slopes that are perfect for amateur climbers and granite shelves that test the skills of expert mountaineering enthusiasts. Meanwhile just off Semporna on the southeastern coast is Sabah’s only oceanic island, Pulau Sipadan – one of the world’s top diving havens.
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, occupying the northwestern coastline of Borneo. Known as the Land of the Hornbills, Sarawak is home to thick jungles, countless raging rivers, and exotic wildlife. Home to some of the country’s best-known national parks such as the Gunung Mulu National Park and Bako (the state’s oldest national park), visitors of all ages can enjoy a multitude of nature activities such as camping, hiking, caving, kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Also, be sure to visit Malaysia’s unofficial mascot, the orang utans, at the Semenggoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre. You will also be spoilt for choice when looking for a place to stay in Sarawak, which range from budget inns to upmarket resorts. With an unparalleled wealth of expansive rainforests, massive caves, fast-flowing rivers, as well as countless flora and fauna, Sarawak is a powerful force of nature in the minds and eyes of visitors.