Is Malaysia on your bucket-list? If not, do yourself a favour and add it now.
It might not be the most popular destination amongst South East Asia’s backpacking crowd (I have no idea why) but believe me, you won’t want to miss out.
Here are 7 experiences every traveller should have in Malaysia:
1. Blend in with Georgetown’s interactive street art
Georgetown is an Instagram addict’s dream come true. Not only is there cool street art everywhere, but you can actually become part of it. Yeah, that’s right. The city is covered with mural paintings of children by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic, complete with real-life swings, motorcycles and other items you can pose with. Wanna know more about Georgetown? Check out this post.
2. Admire Melaka’s salmon pink church
It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Melaka’s Christ Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is definitely a sight you won’t want to miss. It’s the oldest functioning Protestant church in Malaysia and one of Melaka’s most popular tourist attractions. It’s not difficult to see why – just look at that colour!
3. Walk through tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands
The tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands are an extraordinary sight. They’re bright green and never-ending. Standing in the middle of it all is an experience like no other. You can also enjoy a yummy cup of local tea and delicious cheesecake in one of the restaurants nearby. Once you’re done exploring, that is.
4. Get Fat
It’s official: you can’t come to Malaysia and not put on weight. There’s so much food everywhere and you can’t help but just Eat.Every.Single.Thing. Every region has its specialities, but Hainanese chicken & rice is a must-try no matter where you are. Gourmet food is also available, like this delicious fried duck that tastes ever better than it looks.
5. View Langkawi from above
No visit to Malaysia is complete without a couple days on the island on Langkawi. Take the cable-car to the second highest peak on the island and enjoy the spectacular view. There’s also a pedestrian sky bridge nearby if you wanna take sightseeing to the next level.
6. Walk through Little India In Georgetown
Another Georgetown favourite (can you tell I love this place?). Little India is an assault to the senses, but in a good way. Think blasting Bollywood music, bright colours and overpowering spicy smells. What’s not to love?
7. Stare at the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
Last but definitely not least: the famous Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. They really are one (or two?) of a kind. The KLCC park behind the towers is the perfect spot to admire the towers in all their glory. Make sure you also visit at night to see them when they’re lit up.