Malaysia is counted among the top holiday destinations of Southeast Asia. Apart from admiring the natural beauty of the country, tourists can also indulge in several activities, be it water based, adventurous or aerial.
For enjoying adventure sports like rock climbing, white water rafting and trekking, Sabah that is located in northern Borneo is the ideal spot. Adventure sports like rock climbing can be done at Bukit Takun and Kelantan. Gunung Mulu National Park and Clearwater Caves are ideal for trekking. The Sungkai River in Perak is ideal for kayaking.
Scuba diving is another popular activity in Malaysia. Richest marine habitat, Sipadan Island in Malaysia is one of the world's top five diving sites. For scuba diving, one can also visit Lang Tengah Island (Terengganu), Mabul Island (Sabah) and Pulau Rawa (Johor). Beaches in these areas are good for swimming also.
Cave Exploration is another popular activity as the country has the largest and longest cave in the world. March to October is the ideal month for caving as it is the dry season. Some of the popular caving sites in the country are Bako National Park (Sarawak), Batu Caves (Selangor) and Gunung Mulu National Park (Sarawak).
Malaysia is also home to the world’s oldest rainforest and observing flora and fauna is a major activity. Malaysia has around 286 species of mammals, 150,000 species of invertebrates and 4,000 species of fish.
Along with these, around 15,000 species of flowering plants and 1,180 species of birds can be observed in the country. Gunung Gading National Park (Sarawak), Cameron Highlands (Pahang) and Lambir Hills National Park (Sarawak) are among the famous places for spotting wildlife and birds.
Owing to the warm weather all round the year, theme parks and water parks can be found in abundance in the country. Some of the popular theme parks are Sunway Lagoon and Genting Theme Park.
Popular sports that can be enjoyed in the country are golf, racing, fishing, badminton, football and hockey. One can also indulge in traditional sports like sepak takraw, silat and wushu.
We are senior couple, from New Delhi we will travel to Singapore and stay put from 28th Dec.2013 to 7.01.2014. From 7th Jan we want to travel to Malaysia for 5/6 nights and fly back to New Delhi. Have been to KL before and visited Kangkawi in July this year. Could you suggest some nice destinations?
My wife does not want too many flights. Thanks!
I would like to spend 2 nis and 3 days at a beach resort in Malaysia close to Singapore during the second or third week of Sept 2011 . We are a family of 4 elders and 2 Kids . Please provide information about anu available packages for stay boarding and lodging and food
I was planning to go on a holiday to Far East in sometime for about a week or so. Can anyone please suggest me a good package according to my budget which is around Rs.80-90,000. Also do tell me which places should i include in my package which can make my trip interesting. Thank you !
We are planning for a 7-8 day holiday trip to Malaysia and/ or Singapore in May'09. My query is that since we would be travelling with 2 young kids (2yr old and 6 yr old), what are the best places to visit/must see in these countries? Its their first trip abroad. Is it a good time to visit these countries during May? Will the weather be too Humid and hot ? Also, would pure vegetarian fare be easily available in these Far East countries?
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