Due to the impact of Covid-19, Malaysians are currently not allowed to travel overseas. However, now is the time to discover the beauty of Malaysia! Here are the 10 places you should definitely visit for a short getaway.
Grab your friends, a car, and start your weekend trip!
Talking about travel and culture in Malaysia, the first place that comes to mind is always Melaka. In 2008, Melaka was recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, alongside George Town, Penang.
And for sure, we have all heard about how Parameswara found this place and named it "Melaka", thus starting the famous dynasty!
So, where should you go to in Melaka?
It would be best if you spent a whole weekend there, and explore their history from the places below:
Or you can choose to visit:
Here is the map of Melaka with all the travel hot spots.
Penang is not only about delicious food and murals, but also full of historical landmarks.
In Penang, you should explore the city by walking or cycling. You can enjoy ancient architecture by exploring deep into the narrow streets of Penang.
Here are some recommended places to visit:
If you enjoy excellent food, don't forget to visit Gurney Drive too!
People always think that Kuala Lumpur is a city full of shopping malls and modern buildings, but behind this, it has its unique history to be explored.
The Heritage Trail Kuala Lumpur is the best way to understand the history of this city.
Other historical places to visit would be:
Check the full map of Heritage Trail here.
Taiping is also known as "Rain Town", as it always rains in the afternoon. This particular weather also accumulates a unique culture. In the olden times, people place bets on when it will rain.
In this small town, they also have a lot of historical locations:
For excellent food, visit the Larut Matang Hawker Centre!
Click to know more about Taiping.
17th century’s Seremban was ruled by the Sumatran, and till today, the Minangkabau's helm roof are still seen everywhere.
If you enjoy natural views, Tanjung Tuan is also an excellent place to explore in Negeri Sembilan!
Click here to download Seremban's Travel Guide.
Located on the southern coast of Selangor, it only takes about two hours to drive from Kuala Lumpur.
Sabah is a beautiful place full of natural travel spots. Here are some recommendations for you!
Tunku Abdul Rahman Park - Composed of 5 small islands, adjacent to Kota Kinabalu. It is a place full of sun and beach.
Mount Kinabalu - Southeast Asia's highest peak with 4,095 meters high
Sipadan - the diving paradise
Kinabalu National Park - covering an area of 754 square kilometres
Download the Sabah's Map here.
If you enjoy small-town, fresh seafood and walking, Pulau Ketam is an excellent place for a weekend trip.
And their citizens are always friendly!
Sarawak is the largest state in Malaysia, and it is very hard to visit all the famous travel spots in Sarawak in just 2 days, so let's focus on Kuching town!
Kuching also means "cat" in Malay. Thus, it is also known as "Cat Town", with lots of cat carvings in the town center.
If you love cats, then don't forget to visit the cat museum!
Other travel spots:
A pleasant island with a beautiful beach.
If you like to relax with the sea in view, here are some of the best locations!
Just a warm reminder, practice 3Ws to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19.
And also don't forget to avoid 3Cs.
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