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Visit These 5 Hidden Gems of Malaysia Before They Become Mainstream

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Formerly known as ‘Malaya’, Malaysia is like two countries in one, severed in half by the South China sea. With bustling cities, remnants of colonial architecture and paradisal islands; Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. In Spite of the bloom of Malaysian tourism, there are still a few places that have managed to stay hidden. Here are a few of them.


Visit These 5 Hidden Gems of Malaysia Before They Become Mainstream:

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Day 1. Visit Malaysia’s largest mirror at Sasaran, Kuala Selangor

Visit Malaysia’s largest mirror at Sasaran, Kuala Selangorsource: tripzilla.com

Visible during the low tide (and only during 1st and 15th of the lunar calendar) the salt flat of Sasaran is a masterpiece of nature, the locals call it ‘Mystery Island’. Do not forget to check out the  Kuala Selangor Nature Park and the Kampung Kuantan fireflies known for its magical fireflies that are only available at two places in the world.

Day 2. Relax in paradise at Gem Island

Relax in paradise at Gem Islandsource: amitravel.my

Just a short taxi ride or a ferry ride is the untouched paradise of Gem island. Indeed a gem with sandy beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful coral reefs and fascinating marine live. The Gem Island or Pulau Gemia is an exotic island which is perfect for a beach vacation sans the crowd.

Day 3. Wander around the quaint town of Balik Pulau

Wander around the quaint town of Balik Pulausource: journeymalaysia.com

Ever had a do nothing vacation? The small hamlet of Balik Pulau is a perfect place to wander around the town, laze on the beach or indulge your stomach with traditional Hakka dishes at Hakka Village or enjoy a bowl of Penang laksa. Go cycling with your little ones and explore the countryside. 

Day 4. Sublime beaches and delicious seafood at Teluk Senangin

Sublime beaches and delicious seafood at Teluk Senanginsource: wikimedia.org

Sit back and relax with the unsurpassed ocean view and soothing sea breeze at Teluk Senangin. Rent a boat and go fishing, educate yourself at Turtle Conservation and Information Center. Relish the freshest seafood at Pantai Remis which is just 10 mins away from Teluk Senangin.

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Day 5. Laze in mother nature's lap at Kanching Recreational Forest

Laze in mother nature's lap at Kanching Recreational Forestsource: staticflickr.com

Located 13 km from the town of Black River Road is 500 hectares of untouched forest reserve known as Kanching Recreational Forest. Hike your way up to the gorgeous cascading seven-tiered Kanching waterfall. The forest has countless walking trails too.

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