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Malaysia travel guide


Find out what to see and do when travelling or backpacking around Malaysia.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur
The lively capital is rich with an interesting blend of old colonial and modern architecture, cultures and traditions. This city offers many sight-seeing options, such as the famous Petronas Towers.
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Tioman Islands, Malaysia
Tioman Island
Tioman Island is a lush, green Tropical Island located off the East-coast of Malaysia, home to a wealth of marine life. This is a great place to try your hand at snorkelling or diving.
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Cherating, Malaysia
Cherating located along the coast of Pahang is the perfect place to stay to take advantage of the area's great surf, beautiful beaches and lively nightlife.
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Kuantan, Malaysia
Kuantan boasts a great location which offers each visitor the best of both worlds with nearby beach resorts and quiet coastal villages all within reach.
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Perhentian Islands, Malaysia
Perhentian Islands
The Perhentian Islands have so much to offer every visitor that sets foot on its shores; white sandy beaches, secluded lagoons, jungles to explore and amazing waters teeming with marine life.
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Penang, Malaysia
Penang is a beautiful island full of distinctive colonial architecture, its capital Georgetown has been awarded the status of an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Renowned as being Malaysia food capital, it a great place for anyone with a love of different foods.
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Langkawi, Malaysia
The island of Langkawi offers picturesque beaches and clear blue waters. Fancy a move away from the beaches? The island has a wealth of attractions to keep you entertained during a stay.
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Pangkor, Malaysia
Take some time out and relax on this island's beautiful sandy beaches. This friendly, low-key island is the ideal place for anyone who is looking for a chilled out beach break.
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Pangkor Laut, Malaysia
Pangkor Laut
This very small island just off the coast Malaysia's Pulau Pangkor is home to only one secluded resort. This helps to create a great sense of privacy and exclusivity.
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Kota Kinabalu
Kota Kinabalu is a great base for many adventure trips to visit the nearby Kinabalu National Park and the �Survivors' island of Pulau Tiga.
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Sandakan, Malaysia
This is the ideal base for a trip to the Sepilok Orang-utans Rehabilitation Centre to see the wonderful Orang-utans in their own environment. You can get a boat to visit the Turtle Island National Park from here and visit the Sanctuaries for the Green and Hawksbill Turtles or even catch a glimpse of one as it comes ashore to lay its eggs.
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Kuching, Malaysia
This city has a lively waterfront with a colourful market. It is a great base for people who want to use it as a base to visit Bako National Park or Semenggoh Wildlife Centre.
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This guide to travelling in Malaysia was contributed by Malaysia Travel Plan

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