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Exploring Malaysia

How to Spend Your Time

Whether you want the busy action of a thriving city, quiet lanes of a heritage town, white sand beaches with clear water, rainforests and wildlife, or a cool hill retreat, Malaysia has something to offer.

We want you to have your perfect holiday, not someone else’s. That’s why we tailor-make every holiday we sell. We’ve put together a number of sample itineraries to inspire you but the real fun begins when you get in touch. Give us a ring at UK 020 7112 0019 or email malaysia@fleewinter.com so we can create your perfect holiday. Here are just a few ways to spend your time in Malaysia:

Cities

  • See the iconic Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur lit up at night from one of the nearby sky bars
  • Pay a visit to one of the Chinese temples or clan houses such as Thean Hou temple in KL or the Khoo Kongsi house in Penang
  • Meander the lanes of George Town in search of street art
  • Hop in a colorful trishaw in the heritage city of Melaka to get between historical sites
  • Gorge on delicious Nyonya cuisine, Indian delights, Malay classics, and Chinese specialties at hawker stalls and restaurants

Beaches & Islands

  • Take in the slow pace of life on Pangkor where little has changed in decades and the quiet beaches are safe to swim
  • Dive or snorkel the clear warm waters of the east coast islands of Tioman, the Perhentians, and Redang
  • Sit by the beach, kayak through mangroves, or wander through ancient rainforest on Langkawi
  • Look for giant monitor lizards on the sands of Penang

Wildlife & Nature

  • Trek to one of the world’s longest canopy walkways high above the rainforest in Taman Negara
  • Look for dusky langurs and monkeys in the trees of Langkawi
  • Look for massive rafflesia blooms, take in the tea plantations, and otherworldly mossy forest of the Cameron Highlands
  • Go whitewater rafting and abseiling near the cultural town of Ipoh

 

Kuala Lumpur
Bustling, vibrant Kuala Lumpur is home to an incredible array of old and new. Colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers, gourmet restaurants and simple street food stalls, luxurious hotels and shops, beautiful parks, mosques, and temples fill the city. The city is truly a feast for all five senses. More
Melaka
The port town of Melaka (formerly spelled Malacca) has been influenced by Portuguese, Dutch, British, Chinese, Indian, and Malay settlers and rulers. The resulting mix of culture, food, and architecture makes Melaka an ideal spot to see, taste, and experience the diversity that makes Malaysia such a unique part of Asia. Although you can visit in a day from Kuala Lumpur, we think it's worth an overnight visit. More
George Town
On the island of Penang sits the UNESCO-designated cultural highlight of George Town. It's home to some of the best food in the country, street art fun for all ages to find and enjoy, Chinese and Indian temples, British colonial buildings, pleasant beaches, a hill with stunning views of the area, and delightful boutique hotels. George Town truly offers a wealth of options for every visitor. More
Langkawi
Formally known as Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah, the island boasts beaches, rainforest, monkeys, mangroves, and views to Thailand from an incredible hanging bridge atop Mount Mat. More
Cameron Highlands
Once the favoured hill station of British expatriates in Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands is a cool respite from the tropical heat. Tea plantations, giant rafflesia blooms, and a mossy forest that feels straight out of a story book can all be found here. More
Tioman Island
Well known to divers, Tioman is home to incredibly rich waters teeming with life, making for great snorkelling and diving. With beautiful beaches and pleasant walking trails through the jungle, it's a beautiful place to relax. Best visited March through mid-October as we don't recommend trying to reach the island during monsoon season. More
Perhentian Islands
The clear aquamarine South China Sea meets white sand beaches on the Perhentian and Redang islands. There are no roads on these islands, only foot paths and water taxis. We only recommend visiting between April and mid-October to avoid rough crossings and restaurants and resorts closed for monsoon season. More

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