Malaysia Travel Guide: Things to Do, Hotel & Eat

Last Updated: July 14,2020

Malaysia at A Glance

Name of the countryMalaysiaMajor ReligionIslam(official)              
Official languagesMalayArea
330,803 km
Largest cityKuala LumpurPopulation32,730,000 (2020)
Capital cityKuala LumpurCurrencyRinggit (RM) (MYR) 
Major citiesKuala Lumpur, Malacca City, PenangTime zoneUTC+8 (MST)
125px-Flag_of_Malaysia.svg.pngCalling code+60
Coat of arms85px-Coat_of_arms_of_Malaysia.svg.pngTemperature20 °C - 30 °C (i.e. 68 °F - 86 °F)
UNESCO World Heritage Sites Archaeological Heritage of the Lenggong Valley (2012)     Melaka and George Town, Historic Cities of the Straits of Malacca (2008)                
Gunung Mulu National Park (2000)              
Kinabalu Park (2000)               
National DayHari Merdeka (31 August)
Traditional festivalsHari Raya Puasa(Eid)              
Maulidur Rasul                
Chinese New Year              
Wesak Day              
Traditional martial artSilat Melayu (art of Malay Silat)

When to Visit Malaysia

Malaysia has consistent hot and humid weather most of the time throughout the year. The best time to visit Malaysia is between December and February during the dry season. These months are quite pleasant. Plenty of outdoor activities become available then. The hottest months are May and June.

The rainy season or the low season is from April to October when the thundershowers provide a relief from the humidity while also make the water too choppy for watersports and beach activities.

Malaysia has two peak seasons. A peak tourist season is from early December to the end of January, covering the main winter holidays - Christmas, New Year's Day and Chinese New Year.

Best Things to Do in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur will inspire every single visitor immediately! Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. Veiled women, mosques, Chinese temples, Indian districts, and, of course, super-modern twin towers, all you will see in this magic city which boasts gleaming skyscrapers, colonial architecture, charming locals, and a myriad of natural attractions.

Giant Buddha in Batu Caves

Batu Caves is an awe-owing attractions in Malaysia. It's a limestone hill that has a series of caves and cave temples along cliff, all of them are full of Hindu statues and paintings.

Batu Caves is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. This place will getting far over popular during Thaipusam, a Hindu festival.

Malaysia Must-See Attractions

  • Petronas Twin Towers – a shopping complex in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

  • Melaka Historic City - the oldest Malaysian city

  • Menara KL Tower - the world's fifth tallest structure. boasts spectacular views of the city

  • Sultan Abdul Samad Building - originally served as the secretariat for the colonial British administration

  • Malaysia Chinatown - a well-known bargain hunter's paradise

  • Batu Caves - best known as the focal point of the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam

  • Georgetown Historic City - well-preserved heritage buildings that mix modernity and colonial traditions

  • Redang Island - pristine nature and rich marine environmen for swimmers and divers.

  • Langkawi Sky Bridge -  allowed visitors to take a scenic stroll high above the lush forests and mountains

  • Kinabalu National Park - Malaysia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Cameron Highlands - highland retreats

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