Kuala Lumpur: This modern cosmopolitan city is a fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian heritage combined with the colonial legacy of the British and Moorish influence. The famous Petronas Twin Towers is a must visit while you are here as well as Merdeka Square, China Town, the National Museum, Handicraft Center, Malay Village and Batik Factory.
Johor: Johor Bahru is a bustling commercial hub known for its beaches and rainforests. Its landscape is characterized by rubber, coconut and palm oil plantations, and fishing villages. Nature lovers will enjoy a visit to Endau Rompin National Park as it is home to a vast number of species of birds, mammals, frogs, insects and exotic varieties of orchids, herbs, medicinal plants and trees. Be sure to also visit Gunung Ledang National Park and go for the 5-6 hour hike up to the summit of Mount Ledang or just unwind and relax at Puteri Waterfalls.
Built in 1996, the Kuala Lumpur Tower was officially launched by Malaysia’s 4th Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad. Head to the observation deck at the top of this tower for a fantastic view of the city skyline at a height of 276 meters above ground level. Enjoy lunch or dinner at Atmosphere 360, a revolving restaurant with a selection of buffet meals and a la carte menu.
Showcasing the beauty and diversity of Malaysia’s local crafts, this handicraft center offers unique souvenirs, batik sarong, clothes, accessories, home decorations and furnishings. Aside from this, visit the Craft Museum to learn more about the heritage of the crafts throughout the ages, and the Craft Village to try creating your own masterpiece.
Located on Petaling Street, China Town is well-known as a bargain hunter’s paradise with a stretch of hawker stalls to try delicacies such as Portuguese grilled fish and beef noodles. At night, the street transforms into a lively and vibrant night market selling clothes, shoes, souvenirs and much more.
If you have never seen an ostrich up close, this is a must visit on your way to Melaka. The ostriches are housed in open paddocks shaded by trees and visitors can feed them with pellets to get a closer look. Here you can also find peacocks, pheasants, monkeys, jungle fowls and farm animals.
This Portuguese fortress is one of the oldest surviving remnants of European architecture in Asia. In the 16th century, A Famosa housed the Portuguese administration, hospitals, five churches and four towers. This fortress was constructed during the colonial era as a stronghold to defend themselves against foreign invasion.
This park has 100 species of crocodiles from around the world such as the African Dwarf, Siamese, Indian Mugger and Hunchback. These reptiles are kept in an environment very much similar to their natural habitat. Aside from this, visitors can walk through the Aviary Bird Park and the Reptile House to see various species of reptiles.
This national park is home to a vast number of species of birds, mammals, frogs, insects and exotic varieties of orchids, herbs, medicinal plants and trees. Covering an area of approximately 80,000 hectares, the park encompasses the Endau and Rompin River and wildlife such as the leaf monkey, long-tail macaque, white-handed gibbon and tapir.
This national park surrounds Mount Ledang, one of the most difficult hikes in Malaysia. At 1,276 meters high, it is a 5-6 hour hike up to the summit. Or you can go for a short trek along stone pathways and steps to the Puteri Waterfall, a cascade of 60 meters high with pools further downstream.
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