My Best Malaysia Moments

My Best Malaysia Moments

There are many interesting and beautiful places to visit in Malaysia. Here are some of my favorite top 5 destinations I have visited with my family.

1. Suria KLCC / Petronas Twin Towers is one of my favorite destinations because as a Malaysian, I feel proud of my country for achieving great success. This is the most iconic landmark in Kuala Lumpur and was once the tallest building in the world. Standing at an incredible height of 451.9m, the 88-storey Petronas Twin Towers are a stunning masterpiece. At 41st and 42nd floor, there is a link bridge and the view from up there is simply breathtaking. I brought my family there once and we really loved this place. Besides the Petronas Twin Towers, there is Suria KLCC where we did a lot of shopping. My family and I also visited Aquaria KLCC which is ranked as one of the top 5 aquariums in Asia. I love the underwater tunnel walkway where we saw sharks, sting rays, sea snakes and lots more. On the 4th floor of Suria KLCC, there is Petrosains where we learnt a lot about petroleum and science. Visitors can touch, view and explore science and technology like never before. There were many activities and workshops here too.

2. I love Redang Island, Terengganu because it is one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. The water was crystal clear and the sand was very fine and soft. The snorkeling activity was my best moments because I could see the fish and sea creatures up close. The corals were also very beautiful. I was lucky I brought a water proof camera to take photos and videos of my experience there. Relaxing on the hammock with the wind blowing onto my face and hearing the sound of the waves made me feel calm and happy. The scenery here was just so mesmerizing.

3. Gua Tempurung, located at Gopeng, Perak is a very beautiful and unique limestone cave. It is the largest limestone cave in Peninsular Malaysia and is estimated to be around 400 million years old. Visitors can enjoy an adventurous walk along the walkway and see the formations of stalactites and stalagmites. The walkway can be slippery and it is advisable to wear comfortable walking shoes. I enjoyed taking beautiful photos and videos of my journey there. If you go in a large group, you can request for guided tours.

4. Lost World of Tambun, Perak is my family’s favorite theme park because we love the natural beauty of limestones and the hot springs. A dip in the hot springs is very relaxing. My children loved the petting zoo the most where they can feed and pet the animals there. The rides were fun and not scary, suitable for young children. For the more adventurous, there is glamping where you can camp in a nice, big tent and feel closer to nature. It’s a great experience to feel the cool night breeze and hear the sounds of insects and nature.

5. My other best destination is Melaka, a famous historical city and UNESCO World Heritage site. Melaka’s famous historical buildings are Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church and A’Famosa. The popular Dutch Square Melaka is the most famous and were build between 1660 and 1700. My children were excited to ride the beautifully decorated trishaws there. Some of these trishaws were decorated with  cute cartoon characters such as Hello Kitty, SpongeBob, Doraemon and Superman. There are many museums where visitors can learn about the Baba Nonya culture and the history of Melaka. If you love to eat delicious authentic food, you can visit Jonker Street which is a popular place for tourists. I enjoyed cendol, authentic Baba Nyonya cuisines and satay. Jonker Street is not only famous for food, it is also famous for their antique shops, handicraft and souvenir stores.

These were the best destinations where my family and I had our best moments in Malaysia. We really hope that the pandemic would end soon so we can travel again.

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Written by Ed Yee