One of the most distinctive caves in Malaysia with a 370-metre long limestone cave near the small town of Kaki Bukit (literally 'foot hill') and known as the Cave of Darkness. Located about 33km north of Kangar, the state capital, Gua Kelam Recreational Park is popular for its enchanting 'cave walk' where you can enter from one end of the cave and come out at a different location. The only path to the cave is via an eight-foot wide wooden suspension bridge. This bridge links Kaki Bukit to the Wan Tangga Valley, a valley on the opposite end of Gua Kelam.
Specializes in the plantation of grapes and Perlis’ legendary harumanis mangos. You don’t have to go to Australia or France to see sprawling vineyards, grape varieties like Black Opal, Black Queen, Loose Perlette and New White Malaga are grown at Bukit Bintang. The best time to visit is from April to June, during the harvest season for the harumanis mangoes.
Pulau Payar Marine Park is a popular site for snorkelling and diving enthusiasts keen on exploring Langkawi’s undersea action. Comprising four islands, the largest of which is Pulau Payar, and three smaller isles (Pulau Kaca, Pulau Lembu and Pulau Segantang) this marine park is spread over two nautical miles. None of these islands are inhabited and are strictly regulated by the Fisheries Department of Kedah to maintain their pristine condition.
The Bujang Valley is one of the most underrated archaeological sites in Malaysia and it is worth a visit to spend. Relics include inscribed stone caskets and tablets, metal tools and ornaments, ceramics, pottery, inscriptions, Buddha Statues and Hindu icons. In the Valley Bujang you'll find remains of more than 50 Hindu temples, called candi. On the grounds of the museum you'll find some of these temples. Archaeological research indicates, that there has been an ancient Hindu-Buddhist kingdom in this valley possibly as early as 300 CE.
The Tree Top Walk Sg Sedim is a 925 metres canopy walk located in the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia. It was built within the lowland of dipterocarp compartment 15 of Gunung Inas Forest Reserve. Tree Top Walk Sungai Sedim is the world’s longest rainforest canopy walk with a height of 26 metres up above the forest floor at its highest point. The walkway follows a roughly rectangular shape and crosses the river twice.
Sam Poh Footprint Temple is a temple that was built recently andlocated at the small fishing village of Batu Maung. The temple that grew out of a shrine over the water’s edge was indeed built to worship a ‘footprint’ in the rock. The footprint is believed by devotees to be from Sam Poh, the local name of Admiral Zhenghe, the Muslim eunuch that travelled to Batu Maung back in the 15th century on behalf of the Chinese Emperor.
Pantai Kerachut is located at the north-east of Penang Island along the Muka Head Cape and is one of the six beaches in Penang National Park. The best way to describe this beautiful beach is undisturbed, unspoilt and peaceful. As this place is relatively unknown, this place is normally only visited by the local who wishes to explore the lush greenery of Penang National Park and to camp at the designated campsite near the beach.
Situated on a little slice of coastline behind two giant condominiums in Bayan Lepas, Hammer Bay Restaurant is easy to miss if you’re not looking for it. Here, you can enjoy a great view of the fishing boats parked near the shoreline while digging into the restaurant’s signature dish, ikan bakar: fish barbequed in a banana leaf, garnished with fresh herbs and lemon. This alfresco dining spot gets packed with locals during dinnertime, and it’s easy to see why – with glowing lights hung in the trees and around the tables, and Malay movies playing on a projector, the atmosphere is always cheerful.
Ulu Chepor Waterfall, Chemor. Nature lovers will definitely love this place. Surrounded by lush greenery, this is a great place for a picnic. The Ulu Chepor Waterfall is located just 10km from Ipoh City and the place is surrounded by hills cloaked in a verdant tropical rainforest. Apart from locals, the area is also becoming popular among foreign tourists. The condition of clean river water, waterfalls, and large rocks plus the shady and quiet atmosphere make the river suitable for Ulu Chepor family leisure activities.
The tin dredge in Batu Gajah along Jalan Tanjung Tualang is the last witness to the prosperity of tin mining in Malaysia. Also known as Tanjung Tualang Dredge No 5 (TT5), this 4500 tonne giant floating on the excavation site is a precious remain that tells the history of Malaysia, and especially so for Perak, the home of many tin mines. “Perak” literally means silver in Malay, which was thought to resemble the silver color of tin.
The Royal Belum State Park is a huge park in the northern parts of Peninsular Malaysia. it is one of the oldest rainforest in world, dating back over 130 million years. Belum is a state park and not an official National Park. This means that local government is allowed to use the area for production forest and it is open for future development. There are efforts to get the government to gazette Belum as a national park, though up till now only a part of the huge forest is conserved and protected as state park. Belum has the potential to become one of Malaysia's premier eco-tourism destinations, if managed well.
An island mostly inhabited by the Chinese from the clans of Teochew and Hokkien. There are about 6,000 villagers and over 1,000 houses on this fishing village. It was discovered and inhabited more than a century ago. These days, most of the population that stay here are the elderly people and younger children. Though not as attractive as the other islands of Malaysia, this island is still a popular destination for family outings especially during the weekends and public holidays.
Situated between Klang and Kuala Selangor, lies a small and quiet town called Sasaran, Selangor. Paralleled as the renowned historic and photography location in Bolivia, Sasaran Beach is said to be Malaysia’s very own Salar de Uyuni. It offers panoramic views and a majestic reflection on the water surface. The beach is very known for being the “Mirror in the Sky” for it awesomely offers a very nice background and mirrors the images, thus making the photo a really picture-perfect one.
Is the only place in this region where you can witness the sight of millions of fireflies flashing in synchrony, often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. It is one of the must visit place of interest (POI) in Malaysia. You will be taken on a boat ride along the Selangor River where the fireflies inhibit around the branches of the “Berembang” trees along the riverbank. Here, up to thousands of fireflies may group together on a tree, beginning their display about one hour after sunset. A bright display lasts for about two to three hours, continuing at lower levels until dawn.
This is a first of its kind, post-apocalyptic active indoor themed park. This action park is located in a 70 000 sq.ft, indoor premise of IOI City Mall, Putrajaya. It has 10 prominent attractions and 8 function rooms making District 21 an ideal venue for corporate team building events, school group visitations and birthday parties. Some of their attractions include white-knuckle rides, slides, trampolines and aerial obstacle courses.
Kanching Rainforest Waterfall, also known as Kanching Recreational Forest, is set in a forest reserve of nearly 500 hectares in the Rawang district just north of Kuala Lumpur. Its nearby location to the city makes this forest park a very popular spot for picnics, camping, swimming and jungle walking especially at weekends. Be in awe with the natural beauty of the place, especially the stunning waterfalls that cascade a total height of around 120m spaced over seven levels.
The Ulu Bendul Recreational Park is located at the foot of the Bukit Angsi and is the perfect place for some rest and relaxation. The park is one of the 6 recreational parks in Negeri Sembilan that was developed for ecotourism purposes. Those who just loves picnic would surely find this place inviting thanks to its shady and leafy surroundings covering you from the hot blazing sun. The cool and refreshing water from the stream that flows down this park is the perfect for those looking for a quick dip.
This place is exclusively designed for those looking for a peaceful and comfortable escape from the hustle and bustle back in the city. Wake up to the beautiful view of the Berembun Forest Reserve that greets you with its morning mist. The architecture is a mix of the Dutch and Malay designs with a vision of the place being a retreat for families and friends to spend quality time in this peaceful surroundings with utmost privacy. Around the villa, you can also enjoy some tropical fruits straight from its trees such as rambutan, lime, papaya, avocado, ciku, durian, cempedak, dragon fruit and mangosteen.
This is a revolving tower measuring over 100m in height and right on top, you are offered a 360-degree panoramic view of the whole of Melaka. The tower is named after the Taming Sari keris, which was a mythical weapon said to possess magical power belonging to the legendary Malay warrior, Hang Tuah. The glass cabin can accommodate 80 people per viewing session and once it reaches the top, you will get a revolving sight of Melaka UNESCO World Heritage City and other interesting sights such as St. Paul’s Hill, Independence Memorial Building, Samudra Museum, etc.
The ruins of St. Paul’s church are located at the summit of St. Paul’s Hill. It was built of the site of the last Sultan’s palace and was constructed by a Portuguese captain, Duarte Coelho, in gratitude to the Virgin Mary for saving his life during a storm at sea. Roofless and covered in ferns, it was originally called the Nossa Senhora da Annunciada (Our Lady of the Annunciation). Though it has been in ruins for more than 150 years, it is a beautiful, breezy sanctuary (reached after a steep flight of stairs) set near the remains of A’ Famosa fort.
The Baba-Nyonya Heritage Museum is where you can find three beautifully restored houses arranged to look like a typical 19th-century Baba-Nyonya residence. These which were initially townhouses that was built back in the 1896 were transformed into a traditional Peranakan museum in later years. The museum features hand-painted tiles, elaborately carved teakwood outer swing doors and a sturdier internal door which provides extra security. Framed by Greco-Roman columns, two red lanterns, one bearing a household name and the other messages of good luck, hang on either side of the entrance.
Cruise down the river that is lighted up by fireflies that is located on the bank of River Johor or River Kota Tinggi. The first noticeable landmark inside the park is a wooden bridge, which is the entrance to Rabbit’s Farm. The farm is an island surrounded by water on all sides and connected only by the beautiful bridge. The name of the island – Love Island – is quite interesting. On the island farm, the many rabbits are accompanied by turkeys, ducks and other small creatures.
UK Agro Resort is situated in the southern state of Johor, Malaysia within the Kluang Modern Agriculture Project (Projek Pertanian Moden Kluang). Located in UK Agro Resort is UK Farm, which has the reputation of being Malaysia’s largest goat and sheep farm, with 100 acres of grazing land for 4000 sheep. It is a self-sufficient integrated farm practising the most modern techniques in goat and sheep rearing. We also have 15 acres of passion fruit and an on-site passion fruit manufacturing station. At UK Agro Resort, they aim to provide visitors an authentic and memorable farm experience while showcasing the modern techniques involved in 21st century farming.
Nestled 3km from in the rustic Waterfall area of Kota Tinggi, Johor, is a pristine rainforest that you can immerse in the peaceful country life. They offer luxurious elegant Bell Tent accommodations and exclusive hospitality. Enjoy charcoal grilled BBQ by your tent, exciting outdoor activities and an unforgetable authentic country glamping experience. Instead of being stuck in a room in any resort, glamping bring you out to be in touch with other glampers, make new friends and enjoy new conversations over the campfire,the laughs you’ll share around the nightly campfire—are memory-making experiences that the whole family or group will always treasure.
By far this is the only one organic rice farm in Malaysia with over 260 acres of farming land! Not an ordinary farm as you expect it to be, it’s your eco-friendly full with mesmerizing view and resort for those whom need a break from city’s hassle. Here they offer you a wide range of real life of eco outdoor activities to delve into like rice harvesting, fish catching, bamboo rafting, flying fox, jungle trekking and so much more.
A beach so hidden that even some locals didn’t even know existed.
Also known as the Pantai Dalam Rhu, this scenic beach is located around the village of Semarak, is perfect for surfing at certain times of the year (November to April). As for those who are not so into surfing, this beach is the ideal spot for resting under the tall casuarina trees while listening to the whispers of the wind rustling through your hair.
Bukit Keluang has some of the best coastal scenery in Malaysia with lovely beaches, a wooden walkway along the cliff edge, sea caves and a 141-meter-high hill with a superb view over the South China Sea. It is located in Terengganu about 6 km south of the town of Kuala Besut which is where travellers catch boats to the Perhentian Islands.
Lang Tengah Island is located between the two very popular tropical islands -Perhentian and Redang northeast of the Peninsular Malaysia. Compared to Perhentian and Redang it is a small island; people mainly visit the island to dive and snorkel (and relax at the beautiful secluded beaches). There are no roads on the island (except for a few jungle paths); the only way to get around is by boat. Besides the daily snorkeling and diving trips you can do some light hiking or kayaking.
Pulau Gemia is a privately-owned island, about 800 meters off Kapas Island. Pulau Gemia has white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, beautiful corals and marine life as some of its natural pristine assets. The island is only five kilometers from the east coast of peninsular Malaysia and is easily missed on a map. It is a tiny, rocky island covered in lush tropical greenery and fringed by curves of pure white sand. While this small gem may easily be overlooked, it will not be easily forgotten.
Gunung Irau is the highest mountain of Cameron Highlands, perched next to Gunung Brinchang at 2,110 meters above sea-level. A popular hiking ground for visitors, the trail to conquer its summit begins where the Mossy Forest boardwalk ends, taking between two and three hours to complete a 2.35km climb. Along the way, admire a fascinating kaleidoscope of dainty orchids, moss gardens, peculiar shrubs and pitcher plants. The trail is in fact, a continuation of the mossy forest landscape but with more pristine sights due to its inaccessibility to casual tourists.
Second biggest natural freshwater lake. Lake Chini is blessed with vast treasures of nature, which is rich in biological resources. There are 138 species of territorial flora, 300 species of non-aquatic vertebrates and 144 species of freshwater fish. Thousand of white and pink water lilies will emerge on the lake from August through September, transforming the lake into a floating multi-coloured garden.
Jerangkang Waterfall is a series of cascades along a massive gully hidden in a (previously logged) rainforest region of Pahang. The river drops multiple times over a long stretch of rocky chasms, creating intermittent sections of large pools fed by a continous torrent of cold water from mountain slopes. A spectacular cousin of Berkelah Falls, also located within the same area by a few miles apart, Jerangkang can be reached by following the old Kuala Lumpur to Kuantan trunk route, then turning off at the entry point 30km after Maran town.
A hidden beauty that is located at inland of Miri, Sarawak. This waterfall that is also known as Sela’an Waterfall and it takes at least 6 hours’ journey with 4x4 wheel drive to the nearest homestay – Selaan Segah Homestay and Kelesa Camp. It then takes another 40 minutes’ drive and 2 hours trekking to see this beauty. This river is the livehood home for native Kenyah Sela’an and Penan people and the home to an expensive fresh water fish – Empurau.
Pantai Sematan is just one-and-a-half-hour drive from Kuching and is the perfect destination for a short and adventurous holiday. Sematan is a small fishing village located at the far west tip of Sarawak, facing the South China Sea and a short distance from the Sarawak Kalimantan border. Thanks to this long stretch of clean, sandy beach, the view from this beach is absolutely breathtaking. Once you are here, you will know that all you have to do is relax and put your worries behind.
A National Park since 1957, Bako offers the perfect introduction to Sarawak’s forests and wildlife. The park covers the northern tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula and contains a wide range of vegetation – swamp forest, scrub-like field vegetation, mangrove forest, dipterocarp forest, delicate cliff vegetation and more. In fact, at Bako it is possible to see almost every type of vegetation found in Borneo. Bako also contains a rich variety of wildlife and a coastline covered with small bays, coves and beaches.
Known as the Green Canyon of Borneo is one of the conservation areas in Sabah, Borneo. Imbak Canyon Conservation Area (ICCA) is a sweeping swath of unspoiled forest, north of the famous Maliau Basin Conservation Area. ICCA is 30 000 hectares and encompasses two rigid top virgin Jungle Reserve plus Canyon Itself and makes a significant contribution to the coverage of protected areas in the center of Sabah. ICCA consist of undisturbed pristine lowland rainforest dominated by dipterocarp trees. If the weather permits you can have a chance to swim at Imbak waterfalls and other recreation activities such as picnic and photography.
Greatly loved by the nature explorers as it is an excellent site for jungle trekking and bird watching. It contains an unusual assemblage of 12 forest types, comprising mainly of lower montane forest dominated by majestic Agathis trees, rare montane heath forest and lowland, and hill diperocarp forest. The highlight of the adventure is to trek the majestic 7 tiers Maliau Waterfall, that is also the largest waterfall.
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