Things to do in Malaysia | Top Attractions Travel Guide

When I think of the most under-rated countries to visit in SE Asia Malaysia comes to mind. With a rich culture and diversity – unlike any other nation in Southeast Asia – there is something for everyone. Some of my favorite places to visit in Malaysia include Kuala Lumpur, Malacca, Penang and the Cameron Highlands. The following is a top attractions travel guide for the best things to do in Malaysia:

1) Few architectural wonders can compete with the Petronas Towers. Equally as impressive by day as they are at night, it is an absolute must landmark to visit in Kuala Lumpur.

2) Night markets in Malaysia are well worth a visit. My personal favorite is the Jonker Street Night Market located in Melaka. On the weekends Jonker street shuts down to traffic and turns into a sea of people and stalls selling everything from trinkets to street food. While we were there we made sure to cool down with Cendol, which is our favorite Malaysian street food snack.

3) The Batu Caves are of my favorite attractions that is absolutely free! Taking the commuter train from KL Sentral we arrived early in the morning before all of the package tourists. The caves themselves, an important Hindu shrine dedicated to Lord Murugan, are worth the 272 step climb to the top. You'll notice many of cheeky monkeys along the way.

4) The KL Bird Park is a quirky attraction worth checking out. Its claim to fame is being the largest walk in aviary. Home to thousands of birds you'll be able to spot peacocks, flamingos and many other exotic ones. It's not the cheapest attraction but I would say it it worth the price of admission if you plan to stay for several hours.

5) While you're in Georgetown, Penang consider visiting a recently opened cat cafe! The Purrfect Cat Cafe in George Town is home to some adorable cats just waiting to be petted. For the price of a small meal or drink you'll be able to sit down and play with them.

6) Whenever I head back to Malaysia I can't help but break out in a smile because I know I'm going to get a chance to eat dim sum again. My favorite place is in George Town and along with Chinese tea I can't really control myself.

7) When I mentioned Malaysia was a diverse country, I was referring to the people and cuisine. Indian food is one of my favorite cuisines and having the opportunity to eat a delicious banana leaf thali set is something I wouldn't miss for the world. Loaded up with rice, dal, vegetables, roti, papad, chutney and pickles. Coming in at only 22 Ringgit (for the two of us) it's an inexpensive but delicious meal.

8) Want to visit the biggest Buddhist temple in all of Southeast Asia? Would you be surprised to learn that it is in Malaysia? Kek Lok Si temple, also known as the Temple of Supreme Bliss, is located in Air Itam. The temple combines Mahayana Buddhism and Chinese rituals. To visit take bus 201, 203 or 204 from Komplex Komptar in the heart of George Town, Penang.

9) The Petronas Towers are brilliant by day but 'wow' do they ever shine bright at night. They have really cool light shows that takes place.

10) You can't visit Malaysia without having Roti Canai for breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or a snack. An Indian flat bread, similar to a pancake, it comes in all different sizes, shapes and flavors. Our two favorites being cheese and banana. Dip in curry using either you hands or utensils.

11) While in Malacca it's a great idea to take a Melaka River Cruise at night as the city really lights up at night. You'll notice wonderful old colonial architecture and street art along with traditional homes alongside the Kampong.

12) The Clan Jetties are an important part of George Town's heritage and the last bastions of old Chinese settlements.

13) Georgetown is one of the most hot and humid cities I've ever visited. If you're looking to escape that for a while head over to the Botanical Gardens just outside of the city. In shady conditions you'll have the opportunity to walk around this massive park where you'll surely spot monkeys and other wildlife.

14) When visiting Malacca be sure to check out a Baba-Nyonya restaurant. A mixture of Chinese and Malaysian cuisine at its finest. Some of our favorite dishes included Nyonya Laksa, Rojak and Popiah.

15) Bling. Bling. That's not the sound of a horn but instead the decorations on a rickshaw in George Town. For around 30 to 40 Ringgit you can take a full one hour city tour. It certainly beats walking around in the heat. Highlights for us included going through Little India.

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  1. Nizaris1
    Nizaris1 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    why you only visit Chinese and Indian places? There are a lot of Malay

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  2. Raneeta Arumugam
    Raneeta Arumugam 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Iam glad you guys enjoyed your stay in malaysia!!! Hahaha u guys must be
    really full after eating all kinds of delicous foodss!!!

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  3. Moon Rider
    Moon Rider 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    hello there.. as malaysian people.. i recommended Langkawi Island, Tioman
    Island & Redang Island for beach and scuba activity.. Zoo Negara Kuala
    Lumpur, Taman Negara Pahang, Taman Negara Bako Sarawak & Taman Negara
    Kinabalu Sabah for nature beauty & wild animal.. Malay Traditional food
    “Nasi Lemak, Nasi Dagang, Keropok Lekor, Sata, Otak-Otak, Pisang Goreng,
    Laksa, Masak Lemak Cili Api which is u choose chicken, beef or fish for the
    dish and asam pedas which also comes with other kind of choices..” Chinese
    food “Char Kueh Teow, Yong Tao Fu, Pau, Dim Sum & Mee Hailam..” Indian food
    “Roti Canai, Tossai, Roti Naan, Ayam Tandoori, Curry & Soup.. Shopping mall
    well mostly in Kuala Lumpur which is Mid Valley, Pavillion, Sunway Pyramid
    and The Mines Serdang.. and for theme park you can go to Genting Highland,
    Sunway Lagoon, Bukit Merah Laketown Resort and Legoland Johor Bahru.. i
    also recommend u to go neighbour country like Indonesia and SIngapore which
    is almost same with us.. the food, the culture.. :D

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  4. Tourism Malaysia Nordic
    Tourism Malaysia Nordic 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    *Things to do in Malaysia | Top Attractions Travel Guide*

    “When I think of the most under-rated countries to visit in SE Asia
    Malaysia comes to mind. With a rich culture and diversity – unlike any
    other nation in Southeast Asia – there is something for everyone. Some of
    my favorite places to visit in Malaysia include Kuala Lumpur, Malacca,
    Penang and the Cameron Highlands.

    The following is a top attractions travel guide for the best things to do
    in Malaysia:”

    – YouTube

    #Malaysia #Travel #Sightseeing #Malesia

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  5. Raffaele Colucci
    Raffaele Colucci 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    is malaysia safe id love to go there?

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  6. Amin Travelfreak
    Amin Travelfreak 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    thanks for coming! since you ate a lots of chinese and indian foods, you
    must try malay foods too. most of the traditional foods of Malaysia are
    from malay. also my chinese friend always eat Bak Kut Teh. Next time make
    sure you guys go to Putrajaya, Genting Highland, Sunway Lagoon, and
    Redang/Perhentian island. :)

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    QIELA SAM 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Waitt..coconut milk in a ABC??my mom always use condensed milk instead of
    coconut milk

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  8. chris firmansyah
    chris firmansyah 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Visiting Wonderful ~INDONESIA ~Please…?

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  9. taorisha eun
    taorisha eun 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    The place you visited, though very nice, is not really that popular as a
    tourism attraction. I think the next time you visit, you should ask a local
    about famous places rather than a tour guide. Anyway, love your video! I’m
    on marathon of your videos and it got me hungry LOL

    Reply this comment
  10. Mohammad Ferdous
    Mohammad Ferdous 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    21time i visit Malaysia but never i visit your travel video area , i like
    your video

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  11. Lucas Wong
    Lucas Wong 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    it’s not carrot cake actually, it’s called “char koay teow”, a very famous
    Malaysian dish

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  12. Aliashim Albani
    Aliashim Albani 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    I think your travel agent is a chinese. That is why he or she brought u to
    chinese heritage site.. But if u want to feel the real Malaysian culture, u
    should go to Malay heritage site and u will see the different between
    India, China, Laos, Thailand etc.. Malaysia meant Malay Asia.. i think u
    just waste your time.

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  13. rocking hisham
    rocking hisham 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    I Love your Videos :)

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  14. yves-st Dorian
    yves-st Dorian 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Hi. I am Malaysian and love your video. Seems you both had fun especially
    enjoying the foods..hehehe…you mentioned you been in Melaka ( malacca )
    in 2008. Melak is a nice place. I enjoy the boat ride too. . if you dropped
    by again in Malaysia, have a go at Langkawi. Nice clear beaches and not
    too overcrowded beaches as in Phuket or Kok Samui.. 

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  15. James Knowles
    James Knowles 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Hi Sam – Audrey

    I would like to start by saying i did not want to watch your entire video
    here. It is a Saturday morning and i have things to do today and it is an
    hour long! You have stolen my Saturday morning with your entertaining and
    informative video. I am glad you started in Singapore and have hits all the
    places we will be heading to. Morning Dim sum looks Ace.

    The message is just a thanks for the video loads of detail and is exciting
    me about our trip 

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  16. SmillingCat
    SmillingCat 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Some people in this video not even malaysian citizen. Mostly they come from
    pakistan, Bangladesh and indonesian

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  17. Zoey Jusko
    Zoey Jusko 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    So you two have also been to Laos? That is awesome. Do you often travel
    around Asia? What do you two do?

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  18. Polly N
    Polly N 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    do vist Germany

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  19. Nabil Tohoin
    Nabil Tohoin 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    i hope malaysia will be more fun and entertaining place to lived and to

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  20. Nota Pengarang
    Nota Pengarang 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    mostly cafe u go is “mamak” cafe… in the corner of one building.. full
    pax when fooball match. :)

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  21. Khairuz Zahid
    Khairuz Zahid 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    i think both you should travel to East Malaysia too….to Sarawak and
    Sabah….more variety , more diversity more various delicious and exotic
    food and multiracial people…both of u are welcome here…hihihi

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  22. ismail mazlan
    ismail mazlan 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Hutan lipur sungai tekala(come early and go to the Top),Hutan Lipur
    Sedim,Titi Ayun this is truly natural waterfall in Malaysia and a lot
    more.Broga hill is the place for having Sunset and Dawn.Thanx coz visit

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  23. Jimmy Lager
    Jimmy Lager 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Nice vid! Been to KL 5 times, but have missed many of your seeings. 🙂
    What time of the year were you there?

    Reply this comment
  24. Bill Briggs
    Bill Briggs 24 March, 2015, 08:35

    Things to do in Malaysia | Top Attractions Travel…:

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