5 breathtaking Instagram-worthy spots in Malaysia
Instagram is a fun way to share your adventures with family and friends. The best photos bring your memories to life so why not make the effort to choose the best location for that great snap?
Here are some Instagram-ready spots you can check out the next time you book a flight to a great Malaysian destination.
Kwai Chai Hong
This new attraction in Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown is a labour of love; a formerly neglected back alley now transformed into the hippest new Insta-spot in town.
With gorgeous murals, colourful paint and lovingly restored old shophouses, Kwai Chai Hong is a living museum that’s also conveniently near all the other attractions on Petaling Street.
Tip: Best visit in the mornings when the sun is less harsh. It’ll also give you more time to take photos as it’s only open from 9am to 6pm.
Getting there: Take the Rapid KL Putra line and stop at Pasar Seni, then walk to Petaling Street. If you’re using a ride hailing service or taxi, set your destination as Bubble Bee Cafe. Kwai Chai Hong is right around the corner.
Desa Dairy Farm
Dubbed the ’Little New Zealand’, Desa Dairy Farm is a local fixture in Sabah, producing nearly one million litres of milk a year.
What people come is for one of the most beautiful views at the foot of Sabah’s highest peak, Mt. Kinabalu. It’s also surrounded by lush pastures as well as the farm’s very photogenic Friesian dairy cows.
Tip: Plan to be there early or at least before 8.30am. The fog will be low on the mountain, perfect for those selfies with Kinabalu in the background. Weekdays are best to beat the crowds.
Getting there: The farm is 2.5 hours drive from Kota Kinabalu International Airport and 5km from the nearest town, Kundasang. You’ll need to hire a car or book a taxi as there are no direct bus routes.
This little town by the sea is most famous for its paddy fields. During pre-harvest season, the gold and yellow fields make a stunning backdrop against the town’s clear blue skies.
What’s also worth enjoying is the seafood, courtesy of local fishermen. Take a walk along the wharf and choose one of the many seafood restaurants in the area.
Tip: Visit during the months of March/April or September/October as this is when the fields turn gold. Best to head there early to beat the afternoon sun and then grab a tasty fresh seafood lunch nearby.
Getting there: The town is 1.5 hours drive from KL city centre or you could grab a bus that heads directly to Sekinchan from Pudu Sentral bus terminal.
Just 30 minutes drive from Sekinchan, the Sky Mirror in Kuala Selangor is a unique natural phenomenon. Emerging during the new moon and full moon (the 1st and 15th day of a lunar month) the sand bar creates a mirror like reflection on the ground. As you can imagine, the pictures are amazing!
Tip: To access the island, you’ll need to book a tour as a boat will have to ferry you to the spot.
Getting there: Kuala Selangor is approximately 1.5 hours away from Kuala Lumpur and 5 hours from Singapore.
The two Perhentian islands, Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil are the most popular East Coast destinations – for good reason! – entrancing blue seas, white, sandy beaches as well as affordable scuba diving are all excellent reason to visit. Needless to say, they’re made for captivating pictures for your Instagram!
Tip: Visit the islands during the dry months from March to November, but try and avoid July which is peak season.
Getting there: The nearest airport to Perhentian is Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bharu, Kelantan. From there, make your way to the Kuala Besut port and catch a ferry.
So get your plane ticket and smartphone ready to make memories worth sharing with the world!
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