Malaysia, a land of diverse destinations, offers more than meets the eye. For those seeking to wander off the beaten path, it unveils hidden gems that promise unique experiences that promise a journey filled with discovery, culture, and natural wonders.
Street Art in Georgetown
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Georgetown may be known for its historic charm, but it also conceals a vibrant street art scene. Those staying in the city centre at properties such as Citadines Connect Georgetown Penang can easily explore key locales such as Armenian Street and Lebuh Leith home to many of these amazing creations. From Georgetown-based serviced apartments, Penang sightseeing in the city should include must-see murals like ‘Kung Fu Girl,’ ‘Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur,’ and ‘Boy on Motorbike.’
Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur
Escape the bustling streets of Kuala Lumpur and explore Kampung Baru, a charming village that preserves the traditional lifestyle of rural Malaysia. Witness wooden stilt homes, some more than a century old, amidst coconut groves, and banana trees juxtaposed against the city’s skyscrapers. On weekends, a night market known as Pasar Malam Kampung Baru comes alive offering traditional crafts, clothing, and jewellery as well as authentic Malay dishes for a truly rewarding experience.
Mossy Forest in Cameron Highlands
Beyond the famed tea plantations, Cameron Highlands is also home to the ancient Mossy Forest, a 200-million-year-old ecosystem! The journey to this site near Mount Brinchang’s summit is part of the adventure transporting you to an enchanting world where thick moss envelopes every tree amidst mist and clouds to create an ethereal landscape. Seasoned trekkers can look forward to travelling along an elevated boardwalk with wooden platforms near the peak offering more surreal views.
Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Sabah
Nestled in the serene forest of Kionsom, the Mari-Mari Cultural Village in Sabah invites travellers to explore the traditional houses of five indigenous tribes. Beyond enjoying folklore and cultural performances, visitors can witness the intricate process of tattoo artistry and the art of blowpipe-making. The village tour includes tasting delicacies from each tribe, adding a culinary dimension to the cultural odyssey. Conclude the journey with a refreshing dip in the nearby Kiansom Waterfall, completing an immersive experience.