Visit Malaysia for awesome vacation experience
Malaysia is a tourist friendly place that has numerous matchless attractions, from the condensed urban jungle of Kuala Lumpur to the unspoiled beaches of the Perhentian Islands. Malaysia is stunning in its beauty and often undervalued in comparison to its neighbors Singapore or Thailand. Its location is on Asian main land and partly in the island of Borneo. There is much more in store for you than its capital Kuala Lumpur. Visit Malaysia this August and find new tourism vistas open for you in this Federal Constitutional Monarchy.
Spend the day with an ethnic old tribe or in a tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands or ramble through the huge national parks of Gunung Mulu and Taman Negara, coming across exciting wildlife that includes Malaysian tigers and Orangutans. Make Borneo part of your itinerary and discover the jungle and dive at Sipadan island, an excellent marine habitat and one of the best diving spot in the world. Here mentioning is mandatory in regards to the great mixed ethnicity in Malaysian food from Indian curries, Chinese cuisines to Malay specialties, that’s truly savoring. Malaysia is unique in true sense.
August Overview for travel
Malaysia generally has dry weather in the month of August. The east coast of the peninsula remains sunny and dry, the islands there offer fair opportunities for snorkeling and diving adventures. The visitors throng the place in August as it is considered best time for sea sports activities. West coast islands will be humid, though drop in the temperature might be noticed after heavy showers that won’t last long. Overall August is a month to enjoy nature, wildlife and beautiful urban gardens.
Events in August that you can combine
Rainforest World Music Festival from 5th August in Sarawak, Penang has George Town Festival- a culture showcase event on 29th July to 28th August, sports lovers can enjoy Port Dickson Triathlon events on 20 & 21 August
How to reach Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is well connected by flights from most of the countries. If direct flights are not available one can reach through Singapore or Bangkok.
For distant destinations, domestic flights are available, that’s one easy way. Regular ferries, Bus and train services are available as well. For commuting within cities, one can have taxis, boats, tri-wheelers and car rentals facilities.
Hotel facilities in Malaysia
There are great numbers of hotels that facilitate all the budgets, in all the cities of Malaysia. In addition to the hotels there are short term rooms on rentals, guest houses, religious housing, upscale hostels, farm stay options etc. that can facilitate your longer stays at one place.
- National dish– Nasi Lemak a Malayan dish of rice, coconut and Pandan leaves
- National drink- Teh Tarik is a beverage, Tea mixed with creamy milk, it is very popular there.
- Chicken preparations– Chicken satay, chicken curry, Malaysian Mango chicken, chicken dry stir- fry, spicy turmeric chicken, Sesame oil chicken, chicken rice and chicken Randang etc.
- Sea food- Preparation of fishes, Prawns and shrimps in the shape of fish balls, prawn mee, Shrimp with curry leaves, stuffed crab (poo cha), Sambal Udang (Prawn sambal), Nyona Acar fish, curry fish head, chili crab,
- Noodles- BeeThai Bak (Rice noodle soup), Pan Mee (hakka flat noodle soup) etc.
- Desserts- Coffee ice cream, Pumpkin roll, Seri Muka, and great variety of cakes and pastries.
Sightseeing in Malaysia
You are likely to spend many more days in Kuala Lumpur than anywhere else. The city is a bustling jungle of the buildings and people. Here you can see vertical delight in Petronas Twin Tower about 430m tall, you can also walk on the open bridge connecting two towers and can have a panoramic view from that amazing height. The capital city has a remarkable bird zoo and about 10 well developed beautiful parks, that act like the green lungs to the city. Perdana Lake Gardens, Butterfly parks, Orchid garden and Hibiscus garden to name few gardens.
One can take flight to Kuala Terengganu or Kota Bharu, from there taxi or bus will take you to Kuala Besut Jetty, boats take 1.5 hrs. to 2 hrs. from there to reach Perhentian Island, total 330 km from the capital. Island is known for snorkeling and diving besides its amazing sea habitats, corals & reefs and aesthetic pristine sea beaches.
About 300 km from Kuala Lumpur Penang can be reached by Air, Bus or Train. Trains are more advisable, it goes up to Butterworth, from there taxis and ferries go to Penang, colonial time edifices are the identity of George Town its capital. Sights not to be missed are its lovely beaches, forests, Nature, Penang National Park and Churches. The absorbing activities one can really enjoy there are Hiking, backpack tours, surface water sports, shopping and relish amazing sea food.
Johor Bahru is 331 km from KL, one can reach easily by Air, Bus or train. It’s the capital of state of Johor at the southern tip of Malay peninsula. A causeway across straits of Johor takes you to Singapore, 300,000 locals go on it and work in Singapore. Johor Bahru is known for its nightlife, shopping malls, main boulevard of main business center Jalan Wong Ah Fook. The tourists’ favorites are Legoland & Danga Bay amusement parks, Istanana Besar palace, Pulai waterfalls, Johor Baru Chinese temple and Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque.
Malacca city is the capital of central state of Malacca. At a distance of 122 km from KL, this is one of the oldest place in the straits of Malacca. You can reach Malacca city by Bus conveniently from KL. For local transport well colorful Trishaws are available. Its attractions are breathtaking nature’s visuals, churches, street food, The Stadthuys a 17th century Dutch building, Butterfly & Reptile sanctuary, Malacca Sultanate palace, Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum, Mini Malaysia & ASEAN Cultural Park.
Sabah state’s capital Kota Kinabalu is 1623 km from KL, can be reached by air, train or bus easily. Located on Borneo Island this coastal city is surrounded by rain forests in parts. Known for boardwalks along the beaches, the city is the hub of commercial and entertainment activities, Kinabalu beaches, Kota Kinabalu mosque, Kinabalu National Park where 4095m high Mount Kinabalu is located. It is known for its excellent food and entertaining evenings.
Visit Malaysia this August and enjoy the fun filled vacation to the hilt, considering that Malaysia is one of the most economical places in Southeast Asia.