Top things to do in Malaysia
Malaysia, a land of ready smiles and incredible contrasts beckons the visitor with a rich diversity of experiences. A charming, fascinating land of warm, friendly people, here you get a taste of all of Asia in a single destination. Experience the enchantment of Malaysia’s idyllic islands and golden beaches – Pantai Kok, Cenang, Tengah, Datai and Burau Bay. Nature lovers will enjoy soaking up the diverse ecosystems that have existed for centuries and food lovers will be spoilt for choice.
Fly non-stop to Malaysia in comfort and style with Singapore Airlines from London Heathrow or Manchester. Depart the UK on any of our flights and enjoy seamless connections in Singapore. Connect via Singapore on our regional wing, SilkAir, via several direct flights to Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Langkawi and Penang.
Top things to do in Malaysia
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Gunung Mulu National Park
The most popular beach in Peninsular Malaysia’s west. Its proximity to the nation’s capital and ample accommodation facilities make it a preferred destination for a host of events and recreation.
Port Dickson has an almost unbroken coastline stretching up to 18km. Its sunny beaches, lined by tall palm trees and shady casuarinas, are washed by the gentle waves of the Straits of Malacca, Teluk Kemang and the Blue Lagoon beaches are popular tourist spots. This charming coastal town has a variety of attractions, from nature-based temptations to historical monuments.
Ideal for a wide spectrum of beach activities and water sports like parasailing, canoeing, yachting and speed boat rides. Relaxing spa treatments can be enjoyed at larger resorts. Enjoy a lovely meal of seafood as you watch the sun set against the Straits of Malacca.
Port Dickson is located along the coastal road an hour's drive from Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang. Connect via Singapore with SilkAir to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. SilkAir operates several daily flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
Escape to a cool, picturesque getaway! The largest hill resort in the country, situated about four hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur, is a refreshing retreat with majestic hills and undulating valleys. Situated at about 1,524m above sea level, Cameron Highlands is home to sprawling tea plantations, terraced flower gardens, orchards with colourful exotic blooms and lush vegetable farms.
Visitors can play a round of golf in the cool weather. Accommodation in Cameron Highlands include charming cottages and chalets reminiscent of the British era.
Camreron Highlands is located approximately 150 miles from Kuala Lumpur International Airport and is accessed by road via Tapah in Perak, Gua Musang in Kelantan or Sungai Koyan/Pos Beatu in Pahang. Connect via Singapore with SilkAir to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. SilkAir operates several daily flights from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur.
Gear up for round-the-clock entertainment and excitement! Perched some 1,800m above sea level, Genting Highlands is tremendously popular among locals and visitors for its outdoor and indoor theme parks. Enjoy a cable car ride, try out Sky Venture (Asia’s first skydiving simulator), try your luck at the casino, or watch live performances.
Easily accessible from Kuala Lumpur via the Karak Highway. It is about 51km northeast of Kuala Lumpur or about an hour’s drive. Daily bus services to Genting are also available from the KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur. Early reservations for accommodation is a must during peak seasons.
Stunning tropical islands and luxuriant nature makes Sabah the ideal destination for eco-adventures. The state’s most famous icon is the majestic Mount Kinabalu, reputed to be one of the highest in Southeast Asia.
The capital of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu. It is the gateway to eco-adventures such as diving, river cruising, mountain climbing, white-water rafting and caving. Kota Kinabalu was formerly known as Jesselton. Most parts of the city have been reconstructed after World War II and there are only three surviving buildings from the war.
Places of interest: Mount Kinabalu (Malaysia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site), Poring Hot Springs and Turtle Islands Park on Sandakan island.
Connect via Singapore with SilkAir to Kota Kinabalu International Airport, the gateway to Sabah. SilkAir operates daily morning flights from Singapore to Kota Kinabalu.
Traditional Longhouse Visits
Longhouses are the traditional dwellings of the natives. These are communal dwellings and many families live in the same longhouse and share their tasks together. A stay at the longhouse offers a chance to experience this interesting way of life.
Visitors can stay with the Bidayuh and Iban ethnic group at the Annah Rais Longhouse, Padawan or Iban Longhouse in Batang Ai, Lemanak and Skrang.
Traditional Longhouses are located 1.5 to 4 hours drive from Kuching. Connect via Singapore with SilkAir to Kuching International Airport. SilkAir operates 4-times weekly flights from Singapore to Kuching.
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*Terms and conditions: the above fares are per person in Economy, Premium Economy or Business and includes the price of the air ticket, as well as associated taxes and surcharges, correct as at 17 May 2017. Fares quoted are available for sale from now to 07 June 2017, for travel out of London Heathrow and Manchester, to Malaysia from 15 May 2017 till 31 December 2017, subject to seat availability. Terms and conditions apply. Note that timings advertised are subject to change. Copy courtesy of Tourism Malaysia, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia.