As far as travel destinations go, Malaysia is right up there with the best. If you are on the lookout for an outstanding travel experience, this amazing getaway should be first on your mind.
From the food to the sights, weather and other important features that make up a fantastic holiday, this country has it all. Ready to treat yourself? Here are our top reasons why you should visit Malaysia for your next trip.
Malaysia offers a variety of gorgeous landscapes from mountains to jungles, beaches to hills that will certainly appeal to you, even if you are the most finicky landscape and photography junkie.
In Malaysia, you’ll fall in love with the tea plantations of Cameron Highlands and the jungle of Taman Negara. The Perhentian Islands and the Gunung Mulu National Park are other scenic spots you can add to your list of things to do in Malaysia.
Great Trekking Spots
Exploring Malaysia’s natural beauty on foot is a great way to get closer to nature, even though trekking may not be the first thing that you think about doing in Malaysia. The country affords plenty of trekking opportunities for you to enjoy with a guide or by yourself, at the risk of getting lost. Discover lengths of trekking trails on Mount Kinabalu, trek around the Penang Hill or explore the jungle of Taman Negara.
On Mount Kinabalu, your walk will take you past six different vegetation zones at varying elevations. Climbing the entire summit can take two days of hiking with a night of camping in between. You’ll also see Langkawi, a tropical island paradise with great beaches.
Beautifully Diverse Culture
Few countries are as culturally diverse as Malaysia, with its unique blend of Asian cultures. These cultures live together in Malaysia and add to the rich heritage of the country. The country’s population is made up of Malays, who make up about half of the total number, one-quarter Chinese and a strong Indian community.
The cultural diversity in Malaysia is clear as you walk around the cities, seeing mosques, Taoist pagodas and south Indian temples spread out evenly in the city. To explore Malaysia’s heritage, visit sites such as churches, the Mahamariammam temple, which is located in Kuala Lumpur, as well as the snake temple in Penang.
Great Healthcare Industry
Have a health concern that needs high quality care even on holiday? Malaysia has an advanced healthcare system because of extensive support from the Malaysian government. A lot of the top specialists in the country studied abroad, and a number of them are highly experienced and have worked on ground-breaking research and acquired international recognition during their careers.
Caregivers and nurses are attentive and polite and come from around the world through meticulous agencies like Gifted Healthcare and others known for carefully selecting qualified travel nurses.
Medical facilities are top-notch, with governmental overseers consistently performing standard inspections to ensure high quality. Malaysia has therefore become a well-liked destination for medical tourism, offering reliable treatment or surgical procedures for a variety of ailments.
Malaysia is famous for being a melting pot of culture, and it celebrates a wide variety of festivals as a direct consequence of its cultural diversity. Depending on the time of year you visit, you can find an opportunity to witness unique festivals such as Malaysia Water Festival, Thaipusam, Chinese New Year, Wesak Day, Hungry Ghost Festival or Tadau Kaamatan, the harvest festival, among others.
There are festivals round the country each month, from sports to cultural, religious or secular events. If you visit at the start of the year, you’ll be able to celebrate the Chinese New Year and Thaipusam festivals. The Chinese New Year lasts for 15 days between January and February, and it is traditional for families to cleanse the house in order to sweep out any ill-fortune and prepare for incoming good luck. If you are in Malaysia this period, Penang is the place to be.
Malaysia Water Festival
One of the many highlights of a trip to Malaysia is the wide variety of delicious food available which showcases the country’s uniqueness and specialities. In ancient times, Malaysia was one of the designated stops featured on the trade route for spices in the world.
Therefore, Malaysian food presents a distinct flavour that can only be found there because local foods bring together flavours from around the world. A typical holiday meal in a day could start from an Indian breakfast followed by a Nyonya lunch, with a Korean dinner to round up the day.
We can’t talk about a travel destination without touching on the climate, and if you aren’t convinced already, the absolutely breathtaking beach-lounging weather is sure to get you packing your bags. Because Malaysia is located right on the equator, it has a tropical humidity, a mix of high heat and unexpected rains – all part of the charm.
Ready to visit? We can’t wait to hear about all your fabulous adventures in Malaysia!