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1. Posted by Traveloid (Budding Member 19 posts) 7y

Me and a mate will be landing in Kuala Lumpur before making our way North towards Thailand.

I have a friend who went through Malaysia last year whilst backpacking...he basically said there wasn't anything to do and the quicker I can pass through the better...

Is this true? I've heard some good things about the place and would like to judge for myself.

Where are the best places to visit in between KL and the Thai border?

2. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 7y

I find it strange how your mate would say there is nothing to do in Malaysia - there is loads to see and do. I spent a month there and there are still loads of places I haven't been to.

I'd recommend KL, Melaka, Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara National Park and then head up to the Perhentian islands for a few days. This is fairly close to the Thai border so after the islands you could cross into Thailand.

3. Posted by Traveloid (Budding Member 19 posts) 7y

I would like to visit the Perhentian Islands particularly however I've read that it will basically be monsoon season when I'm there (January)

4. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 7y

Quoting Traveloid

I would like to visit the Perhentian Islands particularly however I've read that it will basically be monsoon season when I'm there (January)

You could try the other side then, and go to Penang or Langkawi instead where I don't think it's monsoon at that time of year.

5. Posted by puileng (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y


here are a few suggestions on what to do in Malaysia...

1.) Jeram Besu (Located in Pahang state, for challenging white water-rafting activities)
2.) Cameron Highlands (Located in Pahang state, nice cool place, check out link for more info. )
3.) Bukit Tinggi, (Located in Pahang) -
4.) Taman Negara (Located in Pahang) - oldest tropical rainforest (worth the visit if you are into nature)
5.) Kuala Lumpur - shopping (KLCC, Mid Valley, 1 Utama, Pavillion, etc)

here's a website about the many places in Malaysia that might be useful to you..

a few recommendations of other places in Malaysia if you have the time and not raining season.

1.) Club Med Cherating (Pahang state)
2.) Sipadan Island (Sabah state) - great place for diving
3.) Perhentian Island or Redang Island ( Terengganu state)
4.) Mount Kinabalu (Sabah state)

hope it helps...have a nice holiday in Malaysia

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1837 posts) 7y

Pulau Langkawi is quite nice.... Duty Free island.... And there's ferry between the island and Satun, Thailand....

7. Posted by rupart (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

there are many places to visit in malaysia. Depends what part of malaysia you are talking about. Malaysia is divided into West and East(Sarawak, Sabah and Borneo) Malaysia

Prominent places in West Malaysia
1. Melaka @ Malacca - Historical State. Ruled by Portugese and Dutch before.
2. Pulau Tioman or Perhentian ( Awesome beaches). Ranked top in the world. Scuba.Check monsoon season.
3. Pulau Langkawi. Duty free and awesome beach. Scuba.Check Monsoon season.
4. Genting Highland - Theme park, fun fair. Gambling as well.
5. Cameroon Highland. Chill place to relax.
6. Penang - Varities of food itself will keep you drooling.
7. Kuala Lumpur City - City life. KLCC tower. Capital of Malaysia.
8. Taman Negara

East Malaysia
1. Sipadan - Awesome beach. Scuba.
2. Climb Mount Kinabalu - Highest peak in SEA at 13000ft.
3. Orang Utan - unique type of monkey in Asia
4. Long house - native people's home and unique culture.
5. Taman Negara/ Niah Cave.

Hope that helps... enjoy your trip...

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