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Malaysia the Truly Asia is a country with mountains, highlands, metropolitan cities, and mesmerizing islands. Malaysia is situated in Southeast Asia boarding with famous travel destinations Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia. However, Malaysia has a tourism edge on its neighboring countries in Asia.

Introducing Malaysia- The Truly Asia

Malaysia has the essence of pure Asian Culture. The country has the majority Muslim population with Malay ethnicity and then Chinese. Malaysia has always been top in tourist destinations. The country could be discovered in a good month because most of the nationalities get a visa for a month. As of now, Malaysia has also introduced E-visa facilities for most of the nations. A tourist arrives directly to the capital and metropolitan city Kuala Lumpur. For cool breeze, mountains, and chill weather Genting Highland or Cameron Highland is preferred. After breezy weather of uplands, Malaysia offers a tropical region of Penang and Langkawi.

Petronas the travel ask
Petronas the travel ask

The majority of tourists bucket at least three cities in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur capital city is a hub and arrival destination. There are options for mountainous and island regions. The most famous highland in Malaysia is Genting Highland, Cameron Highland, and less-visited Fraser Hills. For topical island excursion, the most visited city in Malaysia is Langkawi

There are fewer countries in the world that provide diverse aspects of nature. Malaysia is blessed with a proper natural tourist place with perfect infrastructure. The country is also budgeted like its neighbor country Thailand. The currency is also affordable as compared to other tourist’s destination.

Malaysia My Second Home

Malaysia also got famous for business and residential purposes after immigration and foreign office introduce Malaysia My Second Home. Many businessmen from neighboring countries start settling in the country.

Best Cities to Visit in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is an economical hub, commercial center, and capital city of Malaysia. The twin tower city is the arrival destination for the majority of tourists. The Kula Lumpur International Airport is around 1.5km from the city center. The city is just called KL among tourists and locals. KL is famous for its cultural diversity, tradition, metropolitans and contemporary architecture. The city is the settlement of different ethnicity and makes it the most diverse cities in Southeast Asia. From Hindu temples, mosques and churches KL is significantly rich in religious sites. The city has much more to offer than it seems to be. KL is famous for its Petrona Towers since it’s one of the tallest buildings in the world. It got attraction from tourists after the famous Indian movie Don featuring Shahrukh Khan shoot on site.

Things to do in KL Malaysia the Truly Asia

There are numerous activities in KL from adventures, shopping, nightlife, sightseeing, and history. There are numerous shopping districts in the city along with famous roadside eateries.

1. Petronas Tower

The modern architecture twin tower is what KL is famous for. It is 451.9metres tall and achieved the record of the highest twin towers in the world. It has a contemporary shopping mall Suria KLCC inside which is accessible for travelers and tourists.

Petronas AKA Twin Tower
2. KLCC Park

KLCC Park is in twin tower surrounding. Locals and travelers enjoy sitting and having a good evening time.

3. Batu Cave

It is a Hindu temple site famous for big golden statue of Hindu god. There are 272 steps to get inside the cave it is a historical architecture and must-visit.

Batu Caves
4. Bukit Bintang

One cannot escape the street while traveling to KL. The hustling bustling street never sleeps. Bukit Bintang has the highest number of hotels from budget to star class. The street has various food and shopping options. There are numerous malls in the vicinity and all malls have local and foreign brands. The tourist will surely regret if miss this magical street. There are local food vendors and international food chains on the street. Local manufacturers are street vendors sell garments, accessories, and another electronic items at good rates.

Bukit Bintang
5. Jalan Alor

Jalan Alor is a Chinese food street with local Chinese vendors selling all types of traditional Chinese food. The street is situated in the area of Bukit Bintang.

Jalan Alor
6. Petaling Street

Petaling Street is also known as China Town of KL. It is the huge street with locals shops selling all Chinese goods including, garments, handbags, accessories, jewelry, shoes, and local food. It gives strong vibes from China.

Petaling Street
7. Merdeka Square

Merdeka Square is Independent square of KL. The street is famous for the national march and historical national buildings. The square is for national gathering. The Malaysia flag is proudly raised at 95 meters.

Independent Square
8. Little India

Little India reflects the Indian Culture and tradition. One can experience Indian essence while visiting this place. There are around 2 million Indians living in KL for 4th generation now. The majority of them are Malaysian National and have now roots in Malaysian culture, tradition, and economy.

9. Sunway Lagoon

Last but not least the Sunway Lagoon water, theme, adventure, and zoo park is all in one magical experience. One can enjoy everything in just a day. The contemporary theme park is best for spending the whole day with family and friends. It has fun for every person. The Park started with Amusement park including the best scary park directed by famous Hollywood directors. Full splash and sparkling Water Park waits to beat the tropical heat of KL. The park is equipped with modern slides and water rides. Adventure and zoo are must-sees when visiting the park.

Sunway Lagoon

Genting Highland- Malaysia Truly Asia

Genting Highland is a cool breezy rainforest hill station. The rainforest is a million years old. The Highland is famous for its biggest First World Hotel & Plaza. There are 7,351 rooms in the hotel which ranked as the biggest hotel according to the rooms in Guinness Book of World record. The highland is 120km away from KL and it takes around 1 hr to reach the destination. Most of the tourists take a day tour for this beautiful mountain area. However, I would recommend booking a night stay in a hotel away from the loud and bustling city life. There is a strawberry farm and famous Chinese the Chin Swee Caves Temple. Most of the tourists take a chairlift ride for the hotel.

Cameron Highland- Malaysia Truly Asia

The other option for cool highlands is Cameron in Malaysia. The temperature ranges between 25°C in day 18°C at night. The beautiful highland is famous for its tea plantation and mesmerizing views from hotel resort. However, Cameron is quite a distance from the capital city and takes around 6 hours. So, it is not possible to take a day trip. If tourist wishes to go Cameron they have to book hotel for day or two.

Langkwi- Malaysia Truly Asia

Langkawi is an archipelago in Andaman Sea. Phuket and this island share the same sea and are neighboring islands. The turquoise sea and coconut water is enough for tourists to enjoy this jewel. However, there are plenty of adventurers and attractions on the Island. The diving adventure will provide you the opportunity to find the hidden treasure in turquoise blue water. Cable Car in Pantai Kok is also famous among tourists to enjoy the beauty of the Island. Cable Car provides mesmerizing aerial view. There are several options in resorts according to traveler’s budget. Langkawi Sky Bridge is another tourist attraction that should not be missed. the Island has its own international airport.

Penang- Malaysia Truly Asia

The street art city Penang is a famous city in Malaysia. It is covered in itinerary of most of the travelers traveling to Malaysia. If one wanted to visit Penang at one glance George Town is the area to cover. Architecture, roadside food, and street art all is covered in one small town area. Penang is also known as the street food capital of the country. This town is recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO.  Penang also has its own international airport. Single-day is enough to visit the town.