Malaysia is a beautiful country full of natural wonders and a rich cultural heritage. It is one of the most diverse countries in Southeast Asia – a melting pot of different cultures with ethnic Indians, Chinese, and Malays living in harmony. There are plenty of natural attractions, ranging from the world’s oldest tropical rainforest to the world’s largest cave chamber. It also has some incredible wildlife and is home to over 14,500 plant species and hundreds of animals, including 140 species of snakes alone. And there are plenty of modern wonders as well, including the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers. If you are looking for Malaysia travel packages, we can help you plan the most memorable vacation ever.

Why Visit Malaysia?

Malaysia is one of the few countries where culture, food, and nature thrive on every corner. You can spend an entire month in Malaysia and not repeat a meal during the trip. And no, Malaysia isn’t only about orangutans and proboscis monkeys; the rainforests support hundreds of rare animals, insects, reptiles, and marine species. As for the culture, Malaysia is a mosaic of different influences and an eclectic population spanning various ethnicities.

Before looking for our Malaysia travel packages, we list a few reasons why the country must be on your bucket list:

Malaysian Culture and Traditions Are the Most Unique in the World

Malaysia’s rich ethnicity makes it a unique country where you can experience a variety of cultures, some of which you may have never heard of in your life. For instance, the Bidayuh and Iban tribes of Borneo are the largest indigenous group still preserving their centuries-old culture and traditions. Also, while most Malaysians follow Islam, people from different ethnicities celebrate their festivals fervently. You can celebrate Diwali, enjoy a religious parade on Chinese New Year, enjoy bubur lambuk on Ramadan, and celebrate Christmas.

Malaysia Has Some of the Best Beaches in the World

If you’re in the mood for a beach vacation, Malaysia isn’t going to disappoint you. With over 878 islands and 2989 miles of coastline, you will never be bored of the sandy beaches and turquoise waters. You can admire the green turtles and stay on one of the best beach resorts at the Teluk Dalam Kecil Beach, or head to Penarik Beach to watch up and close how locals get about their daily life. And if you’re in the mood for water sports, head to Juara Beach to enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling on the crystal clear waters. The Sultan Iskandar Marine Park on Rawa Islands is ideal for families looking for all-inclusive packages that cover the best restaurants, resorts, and hotels in Malaysia.

Malaysia Has the Best Tropical Forests in the World

Malaysia is one of the world’s best wildlife destinations, with rainforests covering two-fifths of the country. The ancient rainforests are incredibly diverse, supporting hundreds of animals, plants, and insect species, including several endangered animals like the Malayan tiger, black shrew, the Malayan tapir, and the Bornean pygmy elephant. The Danum Valley Conservation Area is a 434 sq km rainforest over 130 million years old and home to an incredible variety of plant and animal species, like the Bornean rhinoceros and the Bornean pygmy elephant. If this park is on your bucket list, make sure you book Malaysian travel packages between March and October. If you’ve only heard but never seen rafflesia, the world’s largest flower, head to the Taman Negara National Park. It is also home to rare reptiles like the monitor lizard. And if you’re in Kuala Lumpur, don’t miss the KL Eco Park to admire the park’s numerous animals and birds, including civet cats, silver leaf monkeys, and macaques. But the park’s highlight is the 20-meter elevated walkway that winds through its rainforest.

Malaysia Has Some of the Best Manmade Wonders of the World

Malaysia is a modern country with several architectural wonders that are a testament to the country’s wealth. The Langkawi Sky Bridge is suspended over 2,000 feet above sea level and offers a scenic view of the Gunung Mat Chinchang forest. The steel bridge is held together by a single massive pylon with thick steel cables holding the elevation together. Similarly, the Floating Mosque in Melaka stands tall on the man-made island of Pulau Melaka. The mosque is called so because of the stilts that hold the building together, which, when the water level is right, looks like the mosque is floating on water. Another modern-day architecture is the 88-storey high Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin towers. And if you love vintage architecture, visit George Town, a historic town awarded the UNESCO World Heritage Site status because of its beautiful Chinese shophouses, churches, temples, mosques, and grand mansions. The cable car ride on Genting Highlands is equally fun, offering a breathtaking view of the tropical rainforest.

Fun and Cool Things to Do in Malaysia

  • Visit the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
  • Visit the BOH Tea Garden and Factory on Cameron Highlands
  • Visit the Cat Museum in Kuching, Malaysia’s cat city
  • Admire street art on Bukit Bintang Street, Kuala Lumpur
  • Enjoy the wonderful street food on KL’s multiple streets
  • Watch carnivorous pitcher plants trap tiny insects and even small animals like lizards, frogs, and birds.

Cool Things to Buy in Malaysia

There are plenty of souvenirs to shop from Malaysia. The country is famous for its handwoven crafts made from bamboo and rattan, tropical fruits, and batik print shirts. Some of the things to buy in Malaysia include:

Kaya Jam

Kaya jam on hot buttered toast and dipped in runny eggs is one of Malaysia’s favourite breakfasts. The jam is made by slow-cooking coconut milk with palm sugar and eggs with pandan leaves added as an option. This caramelized coconut jam is also sold in India, but is expensive and doesn’t quite taste the same. If you’re looking for unique souvenirs for a loved one, buy a few bottles of kaya jam – Yeos Original Seri Kaya is Malaysia’s most popular brand.

Durian-based Products

Durian is a notoriously smelly fruit loved throughout Southeast Asia. The smell is so atrocious that it’s banned in public places in most countries. While you cannot carry the fruit back, you can buy durian-based souvenirs, including chocolates, mooncakes, cakes, and chips. And if you like sticky food, you should try Durian dodol, a toffee-like confection. Lempok durian, a sweet cake-like dessert, is equally popular. And if you believe your friends wouldn’t like durian in any form, there are plenty of other options, ranging from durian stress toys to pillows.


Beadwork is a traditional Malaysian craft that helps bedazzle a wide range of accessories, including sandals, bags, hats, belts, and even necklaces. The Iban women from Sarawak are famous for their beadwork and sell them through little souvenir shops across Malaysia.


Songket is a traditional Malaysian handwoven fabric spun by women in Sarawak and the Malay Peninsula. The term refers to a weaving technique where gold or silver thread is inserted between base threads to create an ornamental effect. The fabric is woven using kek, a two-pedal floor loom and a technique that dates back to the sixteenth century and is often passed on through generations.

Dried Chilli Paste

If you’re looking for souvenirs for a foodie friend, buy dried chilli paste or chilli kissar, a condiment and base ingredient for many Malaysian dishes, including sambal.

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