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1. Posted by tmilne (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My friend and i will be travelling in malaysia for a month in december, and want to know good places to visit and stay

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

You have come to the right place. We have several posters that live in Malaysia and will steer you in the right direction. 'Danalasta' will give you good advice on what to see/do.

It will help if you specify what interests you; beaches, island hopping, mountains, diving, cutlure, etc. Then a poster can guide you in the right direction. Have a great trip.

3. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3914 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


As Mike says it would be good if you coul be more speicific about the kinds of things you like, but for me the following would be must sees in Malaysia:

- Taman Nagara national park
- perhentian islands
- cameron highlands
- melaka
- a few days in Kuala Lumpur
- if you can, get the jungle train between KL and Kota Bahru (from here you can go to the Perhentians).

4. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Penang is great too.

5. Posted by wi123 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Sabah is recommended if you r a adventure addict.

6. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Borneo states of Sabah and Sarawak are a must go if u r an adventure addict and love nature, adn you could try to arrange a hike up Mt Kinabalu, which ranks as one of the most scenic and impressive walk-up mountains in the world.
Flights bw peninsula and Borneo can be cheap through local carriers such as air asia.

Peninsular wise, penang, kuala kangsar, kota bahru, colonial kuala luumpur and melacca are the cultural gems and you could cover it all while travelling SOuth to Senai for a flight to Sabah.... The Taman Negara and Cameron Highlands are great for the unspoilt natural beauty. And is ure an avid climber, a trek up Gunung Tahan in Tmn Negara takes a few days but is well worth it. Yeah, as Bex said the jungle train and river ride to the park is a good experience.

Genting is way overrated and one mishmash of garish lights and amusement park noises, give it a miss. As for beaches, try tranquil Pulau Pangkor in Perak where PAvarotti reportdely cried after seeing its beauty, and perhaps Tioman off the coast of JOhor and its outlying islands for snorkelling/diving...

Hope this helped, and by the way the floods in JOhor and ALor Setar now may disrupt yr travel plans, but should not be too big a hindrance. I hope tt helped and youll enjoy yr stay in Malaysia...