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Taman Negara: A fantastic rainforest getaway

This 130-million-year-old rainforest holds a diverse range of tree and animal species, and offers a myriad of activities for diehard hiking and trekking fans.

Datuk Manila Tomb: Burial place of Filipino Muslim scholar

It is believed this saintly man taught the virtues of Islam to the locals in Melaka and was greatly admired for his kind heartedness and good nature.

An informative and interesting visit to Teratak Zaaba Museum

This is a good opportunity to visit inside a traditional wooden Malay home and learn about the distinguished Malay scholar Za'aba.

Hiking up Penang Hill and descending by funicular train

If you take the 'safer' Jeep Track, be prepared for a very steep and tiring hike up, covering five kilometres and taking roughly two and half hours.

Islamic Arts Museum: Arguably the best in all Malaysia

What sets this museum apart from all others is the sheer quality of the exhibits from the Middle East, China, India and the Malay world.

Make your own souvenir at the i-Box Glass Museum Penang

After watching a demonstration of glass making and decorating techniques, you can try your hand at creating your own souvenir glass product to take away.

Gunung Stong State Park: Adventurers’ paradise

The State Park is classified as a high conservation value forest and is surrounded by other forest reserves.

Kedah Paddy Museum: Beautiful murals capture history of paddy

Museum explains rice cultivation process, displays varieties of rice, and showcases equipment and tools used in rice cultivation.

Welcome to the Chinatown Walking Tour

This walking tour covers Chinese temples, Hindu temples, Central Market and quaint old cafes and clan association buildings, all steeped in history.

Semenyih Eco Venture: Who’s up for some outdoor activity?

Semenyih Eco Venture Resort has a slew of fun activities for just about anyone including a range of rather quirky accommodation.

Brush up on history at the Penang Tunnel Museum

There is also a 3D Mural Art Gallery upstairs that seems to be a hit with the younger crowd.

Top attractions at Tasik Kenyir, Malaysia’s largest man-made lake

From bird-watching to kayaking to visiting butterfly, bird and orchid parks, this spot is teeming with interesting and fun things to do.

The fascinating history of the Chitty’s of Melaka

A Chitty Village stands to this day, home to some 20 to 30 Chitty families. Also in the vicinity is the Chitty Museum of artefacts, handicrafts and old photographs.

Bujang Valley: Historically significant and worth a visit

A museum here houses various historical artefacts while its surrounding grounds is home to various Hindu and Buddhist structures called candi.

The beautiful historical attractions of Jugra

From palaces in ruins to mausoleums, museums and old schools, Jugra in Kuala Langat is filled with fascinating sights for the curious traveller.

World’s longest canopy walk in Kulim is simply thrilling

Located in the Sungai Sedim Recreational Park, this rainforest canopy walk is 925 metres long at 26 metres high.

Apeh Waterfall: A long hike up but worth the effort

Be ready to hike for at least four hours on this challenging hill slope located in the Cheras area.

Gunung Angsi: Not exactly a stroll in the park

The hike up can be a very hot and sweaty hike if there is very little wind and therefore exhausting. Take plenty of water with you.

Bukit Broga: Hikers’ paradise in the city

400 metres high and easily climbed in an hour, Bukit Broga is however steep and challenging enough to get the heart pumping and lungs puffing.

Miri’s many picture-postcard beaches

The coastline south of Miri is really just one long beach stretching 40km and more, but there are several beaches easy to access by car.

The impressive limestone curtain formations of Gua Kelam

The caves of Gua Kelam, a few kilometers from the Thai border are an interesting find as is the recreational park there.

Excellent tourist attractions along the Johor Bahru Heritage Trail

While some are located close together to enable a pleasant walk, others require the use of transportation to get there.

The amazing attractions of Luang Prabang of Laos

Designated a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1995, Luang Prabang's temples, hotels, scenery and markets are definitely worth a visit.

Reasons why the Brickfields Heritage Walk is worth it

Covering a distance of 4.75 km and taking around three hours to complete, the route is filled with eateries, places of worship, including art and culture centres with plenty of soul.

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