6 Cool Places In Malaysia For Your Next Holiday

LIFESTYLE  |  July 17, 2017
  • Kota Kinabalu
    1 / 6 Kota Kinabalu

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    Kota Kinabalu is an increasingly popular holiday destination thanks to its proximity to tropica islands and of course, Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in Southeast Asia. But Kota Kinabalu is worth a visit in its own right. Over 30 ethnic groups make up the city’s cultural DNA, best explored through its attractions, cuisines and people.

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  • Gunung Mulu National Park
    2 / 6 Gunung Mulu National Park

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    Known for its majestic karth features, the forest of razor-sharp limestone spires in particular, there’s more beauty than meets the eye at Gunung Mulu National Park. Beneath, climb through mosacially nature-studded caves, tropical rainforests, waterfalls and more. A variety of tours cater to different levels of climbers and trekkers – tour to the summit usually takes about four days.

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  • Ipoh
    3 / 6 Ipoh

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    Take a whiff of this city brimming with culture at every turn of the street, with shophouses, heritage restaurants and local amenities lining the streets. Ipoh is known far and wide for her food, and that aside, there’s tons to do as well. Got kids? They’ll love the Lost World water theme park. Or explore the temples and museums for a blast from the past of this charismatic old town.

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  • Langkawi
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    Take to the waters in Langkawi, an island off the coast of northwestern Malaysia. Blue waters and white-sand beaches circle expansive parks on this vibrant beach destination that promises an intimate escape back to nature. Take a jetski tour to explore the waters, trek through the verdant rainforests or simply lounge your day away by the beach.

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  • Cameron Highlands
    5 / 6 Cameron Highlands

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    The hilly highlands are blanketed in green at this beautiful, naturesque getaway destination. Take in the view at the tea plantations, pick fresh strawberries at the fruit farms, and when night falls, take delight in street food and bits and bobs at the pasar malam in the region’s Brinchang Town.

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  • Bukit Tinggi
    6 / 6 Bukit Tinggi

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    This French-themed holiday village sits on natural forestland some 800m above sea level. Which, first of all, means cool weather! With the caress of the cooling breeze as you stroll through the resort, it’s not hard to imagine yourself as holidaying in a European countryside – perfect for bringing life back to the weary traveler.

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