Below a list with ten of the best to do's when visiting Malaysia. Many visitors enter this website without much knowledge about the great attractions and highlights that Malaysia has to offer. In order to make it easier for you to get an impression, we have listed the main must-visits and must-sees on this page. Of course these are only 10 great attractions in Malaysia, there are many, many more. Check out our section with attractions to read up on even more places you can visit. You can use these 10 to do's as components when planning your trip to Malaysia.
1) Visiting the island of Langkawi
Langkawi is a beautiful island in the northwestern part of Peninsular Malaysia; many people describe the island as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is not (yet) spoiled by tourists, which makes it a perfect holiday destination for travelers. Accommodation is affordable on the island. You can stay in a resort for a mere $30 a night, but also for $3000 for a single night. The island is especially renowned for the many great attractions. Besides that you can shop at some of the shopping malls, you can have splendid dinners at one of the many hawkers, or you can rent a motorcycle (moped) to explore the island (RM40 for 24h). The island is easy accessible from Kuala Lumpur or the neighboring island of Penang. Read more about Langkawi.
2) Perhentian Island
Perhentian is a great island for scuba diving and snorkeling. Especially great are the affordable prices of accommodation, you can stay at the island for a mere $15, - a night. Because of these great prices, Perhentian is a very popular island among tourists. Add the crisp marine water to that, and you will be having the time of your life at this island. If I would rate all Malaysian islands, Perhentian would probably score a 9/10. Read more about Perhentian.
3) Shop till you drop in Kuala Lumpur
The capital city of Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur - has much to offer for tourists. Shopping in this great metropolis is very popular. Malaysians usually go to the shopping malls during weekend as past time. Shopping in Malaysia is an awesome experience for most tourists. Where else can you find ultra luxurious malls with affordable products? It is not that common to try to bargain for lower prices in shopping malls. You could always try your luck, but on regular clothing and other low priced products, you will probably have zero chance of getting lower prices. When you are planning to buy more expensive products (like jewelry or electronic devices); always bargain for a better price. Read more about shopping in Kuala Lumpur.