Places to Visit

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Places to Visit

AIMST University, Malaysia

Address: AIMST University, Malaysia, 08100 Bedong, Kedah Darul Aman, Malaysia

AIMST University, located in Semeling near the city of Sungai Petani, Kedah, which spread over on a 230-acre land, purpose-built modern green-garden campus equipped with cutting-edged technology and well-planned infrastructure that distinguishes it as a world-class University. AIMST University is registered with the Ministry of Higher Education, Government of Malaysia, as a tertiary educational institute under Sections 38 and 39 of the Private Higher Educational Institutions Act of 1996. It formally began its operations on 30 October 2001, coinciding with its registration with the Department of Private Education under the Ministry of Higher Education. Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan. One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts which further add to this theme of ‘diversity’. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just meters away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Kuala Lumpur

Address: Kuala Lumpur

The mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influence means you'll have no shortage of culinary exploits in Malaysia's capital city. The cultural diversity is a big part of KL's allure. Take a short walk or jump on the extensive train network and you can see the delights of numerous cultures. Kuala Lumpur has no shortage of unique neighborhoods to explore. Interesting sights such as the Petronas Towers, the Perdana Lake Gardens, and the Menara KL Tower provide plenty of enjoyable distractions before you head farther afield in Malaysia.

Penang

Address: Penang

Malaysians are proud of their big island on the west coast — and they should be! The colonial city of Georgetown was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty to offer in the way of museums, a seaside fort, historic homes, and most importantly, a famous street-food scene. Numerous artists have left their marks in the form of murals along the streets of Georgetown. Cafes, shops, and things to do can be found dotted throughout. Penang is considered one of the best places in Southeast Asia to sample delicious street food of all types. The waterfront esplanade known as Gurney Drive in Penang is lined with stalls and eateries for trying local Malay, Chinese, and Indian treats, among others.

Selangor

Address: Selangor

Selangor actually describes Malaysia's most developed and populated state that leads up to Kuala Lumpur's urban sprawl. Here you'll find a Formula One racetrack, the National Zoo of Malaysia, and enormous theme parks including an indoor snow park. Selangor is busy and booming; shopping malls sprawl in many directions. When you can't possibly shop anymore, head to the nearby Genting Highlands — Malaysia's version of Vegas perched on top of a mountain. The First World Hotel and Plaza is the world's largest hotel with 7,351 rooms and a theme park. But Selangor isn't just about concrete and glowing signs: The famous Batu Caves there are a Hindu shrine with the largest statue of Lord Murugan (the god of war) in the world. The Batu Caves draw large crowds, especially during the Thaipusam holiday.

Langkawi

Address: Langkawi

Located off the northwest corner of Malaysia, Pulau Langkawi is the top island destination in Malaysia for both foreign tourists and Malaysians. With an airport and ferries connecting it to the mainland, as well as a large tourist infrastructure, Langkawi could unfairly be called Malaysia's version of Phuket, the busiest island in Thailand. Langkawi has many tourist attractions on offer such as Malaysia's largest indoor aquarium, a cable car, and the Sky bridge that allows views across the island. Unfortunately, the drone of jet skis cause the busiest beaches to be less serene. Duty-free status means that beer is sometimes barely more expensive than bottled water! Flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi can be found for as cheap as US $20! Getting to the island is fast and inexpensive.

Malacca

Address: Malacca

Embark on this exciting trip that provides you with an awe-inspiring experience. Start this exciting tour at 9.00 AM after getting picked up from your hotel within Kuala Lumpur. Arrive at 11.00 AM and visit ST Peter's Church-oldest Catholic Church, Stadthuys - Malacca's Historical Museum, Christ church - oldest Protestant Church of Dutch architecture and Cheng hoonteng Chinese temple. Visit the famous Joker Street which is well known for Antiquities of Malacca's rich past. At 5.30 PM return back to the hotel and delight in a refreshing swim at the pool or the beaches. You can also indulge in an array of beach activities as in Para Sailing, Banana Boat, and Jet skiing that can be availed on a prior request. End your tour next day at 12.00 PM by departing for airport or back to Kuala Lumpur.

Petronas Twin Towers

Address: Petronas Twin Towers

One of the top places to visit in Kuala Lumpur, standing tall at 452 metres, the Petronas Towers were once the tallest buildings in the world, now replaced by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. The 88-storey building is connected at the 41st and 42nd floor by the double-decker Sky Bridge, which offers brilliant views of the entire city.From the 86th floor of the tower, you can enjoy an awe-inspiring view of the tower’s spire, as well as, a peek into its history. Timings: Tuesday to Sunday - 9:00 - 21:00 (CLOSED between 1.00 - 2.30 on Fridays) Location: Near Concorde Hotel Monorail stop, in between Jalan Ampang and Jalan Raja Chulan Entry fees: Adult (13 - 60 years) - RM 80 , INR 1335 Child (3 - 12 years) - RM 33 , INR 550 Senior Citizen (61 years & above) - RM 42 , INR 700

Islamic Arts Museum

Address: Islamic Arts Museum

An art is the best way to express a thought, idea or a solution. The Islamic Arts Museum was opened to the public on 12th December 1998. The art museum is located in Perdana Botanical Garden which is at the heart of the city. You would be surprised to know that it is the largest Islamic Art Museum in South East Asia. There are around seven thousand artefacts which throw a light on the Islamic world. Altogether there are 12 galleries in this museum and they are divided into groups based on their levels. The Quran and Manuscripts gallery is at Level 3 along with Chinese gallery, Indian gallery and Islamic architecture. There are jewellery, textile, ceramic work and armour at Level 4. The Islamic glassware is also displayed at Level 4. The museum is open from morning to evening and is amongst the must-visit Malaysia tourist places.

Langkawi Cable Car

Address: Langkawi Cable Car

Enjoy one of the major attractions of Langkawi Island that is popularly known as Langkawi Cable Car or Sky Cab. Take a ride on the top of Mount Chinchang and relish the breathtaking views around. Also, take pleasure of the Oriental Village shopping zone built against the mountain backdrop around a beautiful lake. After reaching the Oriental Village, one can have a bird’s eye view of Mount Mat Chinchang Hill by cable car and ascend Langkawi. Rejoice the cool and gentle breeze of the highlands and then shop at the village along with savouring different cuisines for lunch at various outlets. It is amongst the popular things to do in Malaysia. Highlights: It is only 30 minutes away from Kuah town and 15 minutes drive from the Langkawi International Airport. It is located north of Telaga Harbour, Pantai Kok and north-west of the Langkawi International Airport. Departs from a few selected Langkawi hotels at 9 am and returns to the original point.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Address: Langkawi Sky Bridge

Hold your breath because Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest (410 feet) free span bridge in the world, suspended from an altitude of 82 meters by a single Pylon and is 2,300 feet above the ground. Unlike any other straight bridge, the sky bridge is curved so as to give the tourists a better and more spectacular perspective of the view below - a total blood thumping expedition. The bridge was first constructed in the ground and was then lifted by air through helicopters to its final pylon. It is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia. Highlight: View of unclaimed and unexplored parts of the island, the tropical jungles and the pristine mountain Mat Cincang. Yes, it is definitely a photographer’s delight. To reach the sky bridge you will have to board a cable car from the cliff. On the way to the top, you will witness the second largest peak, Telaga Tuluj. Location: Ascent from Oriental Village near Pantai Kok Price: RM 5.00 for adults and RM 3.00 for children

Menara KL Tower

Address: Menara KL Tower

The Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower is a 421m high broadcasting and telecommunication tower located amidst the city of Kuala Lumpur. The observation deck inside the Menara KL tower is the best places in Kuala Lumpur for sightseeing and it is also the highest in the city and gives a clear and elegant birds-eye view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. The tower also houses the highest McDonald’s outlet in the world. One more amazing fact about the Menara KL tower is that it is ranked as the fourth highest telecommunication towers in the world. It is a famous Malaysia tourist places to visit. Location: The Menara Kuala Lumpur tower is located majestically on the top of Bukit Nanas, also known as the Pineapple Hill Price: The entry fees to the tower costs approximately 55 MYR for an adult and 45 MYR for a child.

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Petaling Jaya

Address: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Petaling Jaya

If you are looking for an experience replete with fun and excitement, you must visit Sunway Lagoon Theme Park in Malaysia. The place is apt for tourists of all age groups as it has a wide variety of attractions. Highlights – There are over 80 attractions in this theme park, which is set up at a sprawling area of 88 acres. Park is divided into five areas based on adventure experience – Water Park, Amusement Park, Wildlife Park, Extreme Park and Scream Park. Location – Petaling Jaya, about 15km southwest of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Activities – Vuvuzela, Little Zimbabwe, Surf Beach, Captain Kids’ Candyland, Grand Canyon River Rapids, Colorado Splash, Wildlife Encounters, Go Kart, Bungee Jumping, Archery, Nights of Fright. Price – Walk in rates for adults (12 years and above) are RM150, for kids & senior citizens it is RM120 per person. Rates of Bungee Jumping, G-Force and Go Kart are not included in this. Timings – Open from 10AM to 6PM on all days of the week.

Aquaria KLCC

Address: Aquaria KLCC

The Aquaria KLCC is said to be the world’s largest aquarium, holding over 5000 freshwater and marine creatures, which include massive arapaimas, giant groupers, garfishes and many more. Some of the major attractions of the aquarium are the scary tiger sharks, bright coral fishes, lethal sea snakes, seahorses, and blue rays. The Aquaria KLCC is one of the foremost tourist attraction in Kuala Lumpur involving the real depth and complexity. It is one of the most popular places to visit in Malaysia. Location: The Aquaria KLCC is located on the concourse of the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Price: The entry fee approximately starts from 64 MYR for an adult and 53 MYR for a child.

Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Address: Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Are you looking for scenic hill stations in Malaysia? Cameron Highlands is the apt place for you. This place is inhabited by a diverse group of people, which has its impact on its culture as well. Highlights – This hill station is among the oldest Malaysia tourist places, as it was established during the 1930s. Sprawling tea estates, natural vegetation, pleasant climate, orchards, waterfalls, dense forests, pilgrimage & heritage centres, strawberry farms, lavender gardens, mossy forests, time tunnel gallery, museums and green farmlands are some of the highlights of this place. Location – Pahang state. Timing - Climate is pleasant all through the year at Cameron Highlands. Price – Entry fee differs according to various places.

Georgetown Heritage Walk, Penang

Address: Georgetown Heritage Walk, Penang

Georgetown is the capital of the Malaysian island Penang. This region was an important trading hub and till date, it consists of a number of Chinese shophouses. Georgetown has developed into a modern city which is still wrapped in its culture. The Georgetown Heritage Walk is a wonderful way to explore the various attractions of the city. A self-guided tour would help the tourists experiencing the beauty of this area in the best of forms. Highlights: During the Georgetown Heritage Walk one can visit the famous marvels of Leong San Tong Khoo Mansion, Kapitan Kelling Mosque, Pinang Peranakan Mansion and even the Town Hall. This area is a blend of culture and tradition that would surely impress the tourists. Location: Georgetown is located on the north-eastern corner of the island Penang. Best Time: Georgetown Heritage Walk can be availed anytime but the day hours would be the best to view the landmarks clearly. Price: No fee

Penang Hill, Penang

Address: Penang Hill, Penang

Penang Hill is one of the famous hill stations in Malaysia and a favourite tourist destination for honeymooners. Highlights – Do not miss Bukit Bendara, a peak which is at a height of 830m above sea level. Due to its altitude, the climate in Penang Hill is very cool, apt for tourists all through the year. Lush green plantations, colonial style bungalows, blue peaks all around and a pleasant climate all through, Penang Hill is an absolute delight for nature lovers. Some of the rare species of flora and fauna are found here in plenty. Location – Air Itam, about 6km from the main city centre of George Town. Timing – One can visit Penang Hill, all through the day; however the sceneries are best during early morning hours. Price – Train fare from Air Itam costs around RM4.50 for one way.

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