Malaysia Travel Guide

In depth guides on destinations in Malaysia
plus honest reviews of attractions, accommodation, and restaurants.

The Ultimate Malaysia Travel Guide 2022

Malaysia makes up part of the Malaysia Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, food and the bustling capital, Kuala Lumpur.

We have so far visited Penang, Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur but hope to travel back to Malaysia once travel restrictions are lifted.

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Arrival into Malaysia

Foreigners need to provide biometric fingerprints of thumbs and index fingers on arrival.

Children aged younger than 12 years and visitors with finger disabilities don’t have to do this.

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Why Visit Malaysia

These are my top reasons for visiting Malaysia:

Cheap Street Food
Diving & Snorkeling – some of the best sites in the world
Wildlife & Nature
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Diverse Culture

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Things To Do in Malaysia

Some of the best things to do in Malaysia are:

Visit the Petronas Towers in KL
Lie on a beach in Langkawi
Taste the delicious food in Penang
Visit Batu Caves KL
Dive at Sipadan Island
Discover the Cameron Highlands
See wild orangutans in their natural habitat
Climb Mount Kinabulu

Tours in Malaysia

If you are looking for tours to do in Malaysia, we usually book ours through Viator for instant confirmation and free cancellation on most experiences. Take a read of their cancellation policy.

Accommodation in Malaysia

We use for most of our accommodation needs. Not only are they competitively priced but their website is easy to navigate and provides photos, descriptions, and reviews.

Malaysia Posts

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