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  • 1 Chinatown, Georgetown Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    MAL - Georgetown

    Georgetown owes much of its charm to its Chinatown. Chinese lanterns and rickshaws have survived the passing centuries and the shophouses are full of traditional skills and expertise. Little India, a small enclave in the heart of Chinatown, is dotted..

  • 2 Khoo Kongsi Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    18 Cannon Square 18 MAL - Georgetown

    Khoo Kongsi, literally the house of the Khoo clan, in Georgetown, provides a good example of how the immigrant Chinese community once operated. The clan houses welcomed and supported all new arrivals of the same name. As the Khoo family was wealthy, ..

  • 3 Jungle Railway Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Tumpat

    If you want to head into the heart of the virgin forest and enjoy an unforgettable experience, then take the Jungle train from Tumpat, near Kota Bahru. The train crosses through some extraordinary scenery and stops at various isolated hamlets. Local ..

  • 4 Lake Chini Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Kampung Chini

    Tasik Chini - twelve lakes covering an area of 20km2 adorned with lotus blossoms and a circuit of canals running through the heart of a luxuriant forest inhabited by gibbons. The lakes are all the more stunning for being difficult to access. The Jaku..

  • 5 Matang Forest Reserve Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Kuala Sepetang

    Through information panels dotted along the boardwalks which cross the Matang Forest Reserve near Taiping, visitors can learn all they need to know about mangroves. Migratory birds gather further north in Kuala Gula.

  • 6 Endau-Rompin National Park Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Kahang

    Less popular than Taman Negara, Endau-Rompin National Park is still home to the Sumatra rhinoceros. Covering an area of 900km 2, the forest of endemic species can be explored by following paths of varying difficulty. Make sure you don't bump into the..

  • 7 Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Sepilok

    You'll have more chance of seeing orang-utans close up at the Sepilok Rehabilitation Centre than walking through the Kinabalu National Park. Founded in 1964, this reserve looks after sick and injured orang-utans and reintroduces them to the jungle. B..

  • 8 Kelabit Highlands Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Bario

    Don't leave Borneo without having met the Kelabit, the inhabitants of the Kelabit Highlands, an area perched on a plateau on the border with Indonesia. Amid an enchanting landscape of fields and rice paddies, follow some of the most beautiful footpat..

  • 9 Chinatown, Kuala Lumpur Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Medan Pasar MAL - Kuala Lumpur

    The narrow streets and shophouses of Chinatown still bustle with activity, although banks and boutiques have replaced the bars and cafés in Market Square or Medan Pasar. After nightfall, the stalls along Jalan Petaling are lit up and business continu..

  • 10 Klang Valley

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Klang

    To the southwest of Kuala Lumpur, the Klang valley, known as the Multimedia Super Corridor, demonstrates the modern face of Malaysia. Despite this, the shophouses and Sultan Suleiman mosque in Klang, a former royal capital, the huge blue Shah Alam mo..

  • 11 Seribuat Archipelago

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Mersing

    Diving enthusiasts and those who love picture-postcard scenery will be in their element on the Seribuat archipelago with its many idyllic islands, which are less busy than neighbouring Tioman Island. Head from one island to another, exploring their s..

  • 12 Kenong Rimba State Park

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Kuala Lipis

    The native Batek are the only inhabitants of Kenong Rimba State Park, situated next to Taman Negara. Accessible by train and boat from Kuala Lipis, the park's isolated location has preserved an extraordinary flora and fauna which can be discovered by..

  • 13 Sarawak Cultural Village

    Museums and art

    MAL - Kuching

    You'll know all about the costumes and traditions of the Sarawak people after a visit to the Sarawak Cultural Village near Kuching. Admire the traditional housing, both native (including three longhouses) and Malaysian, watch demonstrations of local ..

  • 14 Niah National Park

    Nature and gardens

    MAL - Miri

    Head down the steps of the Great Cave then turn around and appreciate the massive dimensions of this cave (250 x 60m) inhabited by bats and salanganes (a type of swallow). These caves in Niah National Park, which have been inhabited since the prehist..

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