Malaysia is more than its kaleidoscopic mega-cities, delicious street food, and decadent retail emporiums. Its vibrantly authentic old-world enclaves, culture-rich experiences, and nature-kissed wonders make it a nation that is endowed with a multitude of UNESCO-listed gems. Here are some things you can’t miss out on!
Once an imperial port city forming the backbone of a 15th-century Sultanate and then a stronghold of Portuguese invaders until they were ousted by the Dutch, this history-riddled town is as pretty as a picture, graced with fairytale vintage buildings in a vivid cacophony of colours and a fusion of Eastern and Western motifs that present an unforgettable site for culture-loving eyes.
Gunung Mulu National Park
If your appetite for soaring heights and dizzying hikes is combined with an appreciation for ancient karst formations rising out of an emerald rainforest ocean like otherworldly towers, you don’t want to miss Gunung Mulu’s natural adventureland of gargantuan caves, intriguing sinkholes, stunning pinnacles, and sinuous rivers.
Visit George Town for a quaint and artistic prowl through colourful streets rich in multi-cultural delights, such as harmonious pastel-hued Sino-European mansions and shophouses, retro-chic cafes, striking artisan hideouts, and deliciously nature-kissed sanctuaries. If you’re looking for a sophisticated Penang business hotel, venture no further than the likes of Citadines Connect Georgetown Penang.
Wind through the velvety emerald passes and climb the rugged trails of Malaysia’s highest mountain to attain a sublime vantage of cloud-capped tropical forests and majestic wildlife-rich ecosystems.