Malaysia is a country of contrasts. People living in bamboo huts coexist with those living in parts of Kuala Lumpur that resemble Manhattan. Malaysia consists of two separate parts, West and East Malaysia, separated by South China Sea. The Western part is more developed, and is perfect for seaside vacations, trekking and diving.
It is advised that the travelling through this area of Malaysia is taken care by buses, online bus tickets can be taken from redbus.my that are cheaper and with clean buses.
What more can you ask for? Here are some backpacking places to hike:
Sabah, adjoining Sarawak on Borneo Island’s northwestern flank, Sabah is a Malaysian state that claims a distinctive topographical makeup. Topped by the lofty granite spikes of Mount Kinabalu, the region is a lush mixture of exotic animal & plant life, wild jungle rivers, mangrove-tangled coastal areas & green paddy fields.
Johor was known in its early days as ‘Ujong Tanah’ meaning Land’s End. The present name Johor is derived from a revision of the Arabic word ‘Jauhar’ which means precious stone or jewel.
Langkawi, the Paradise Island in the north of the country, offers the best palm-and-beach resort options with sunbathing, swimming, watching monkeys and riding bicycles in the jungles.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital and the biggest city of Malaysia, has lots to offer. A visit to Perdana Botanical Garden, Kuala Lumpur Bird Park downtown gardens with kids swimming pools, Petronas twin tower and local markets, is a must. With frequent sales events throughout the year, expansive shopping malls like Pavilion KL and Suria KLCC are also among the biggest tourist attractions in the city, hosting a wide range of upmarket labels from all over the world. In addition, if you need more reasons to love Kuala Lumpur, there is the abundance of gastronomic delights – with thousands of hawker stalls, cafes, and restaurants serving every imaginable type of delicacies. Not convinced yet?
It is one of the most popular multi-cultural cities with skyscrapers on one side and shopping malls on the other. Kuala Lumpur has an exciting nightlife. The city is famous for its street food throughout the world which is a delightful mix of Malay, Chinese, Thai, Arabian and Indian recipes which is what gives the dishes it’s one of a kind taste. The use of spices is what makes these dishes special. The best time to visit Kuala Lumpur is between December to February and also between the months of May to August. It can be rightfully said that Kuala Lumpur is quit different from other Asian countries when it comes to shopping at night. By 10:00 pm it is a completely different picture in the city. The nightlife of the city comes into action and the place is beautifully lit with colorful lights. Mall like Pavillion and Surya KLCC also remain open until late in the night.
Malacca, an old town, the capital of Portuguese colonizers and cultural center of Malaysia, is known for its Old Catholic churches, lovely river tours, old mill and Chinese restaurants.