Top 10 things to do in Malaysia

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The Petronas Towers are the big draw in Kuala Lumpur
1. Marvel at the incredible Petronas Towers at the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s skyline, whether from the base looking up or from the skydeck for an unbeatable view of the city


Stop off in the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands
2. Relish the cool temperatures of the Cameron Highlands and sleep amongst the lush tea plantations with unparalleled views of the stars


Head to Tioman Island for easy diving
3. For easy diving in crystalline waters, Tioman Island is the place to be. Easy


Relax on one of Kuala Lumpur's beautiful beaches
4. Relax in the resorts of Langkawi Island, where laid back dining and long evenings on the beach are the order of the day


Discover Malaysia's oldest active temple  - Cheng Hoon Teng
5. Visit Chinatown in Malacca, for traditional Peranakan architecture and chicken rice balls in this Chinese influenced city


Explore the colonial architecture of Georgetown
6. Explore the colonial architecture of Georgetown, Penang a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Malaysia’s largest city


You won't go hungry with the mouth watering Malaysian streetfood!
7. Try Malaysian food in the melting pot of cultures that is Kuala Lumpur. Highlights are roti canai, char koay teow and nasi lemak - from Indian and Chinese to traditional Malay, the food of KL is full of flavour and diversity


You'll find it hard to leave the beaches of the Perhentian Islands!
8. Spot nesting green turtles in the Perhentian islands and circle each tiny island by kayak in an easy and fun day trip


Take a rail journey through Malaysia and Thailand
9. Take the train through Malaysia, from Bangkok to Singapore, stopping off in KL. The budget option is extremely cheap but for a luxurious journey travel aboard the Eastern Oriental Express


Climb the 272 steps to reach the must see Batu Caves!
10. The sacred Hindu site of the Batu Caves, just outside of Kuala Lumpur, is most vibrant in February during the Thaipusam festival, when devout Hindus bring shrines all the way from the city