1. Soak up the night life in Malaysia's top party destinations
Dance till dawn and watch the sun rise over turquoise sea waters at Langkawi, one of Malaysia’s top party islands.By day it may seem like any other island––complete with pristine beaches and clear, cool water––but by night it transforms into a buzzing hub of activity.Pulsating bars line the beach, music plays from every corner and the streets are filled with people. Malaysia’s islands have some of the most affordable food and drink in the world all with the backdrop of gorgeous beaches and rainforests. Here, you can enjoy the balmy night air while taking in the atmosphere.So grab a cocktail, let your feet sink into the sand and dance the night away.
2. Experience majestic marine life off these top scuba diving islands
Dive into the crystal-clear waters of Malaysia's blue oceans and explore the gorgeous coral reefs and diverse marine life just below the surface. Considered one of the best diving spots in the world, Malaysia’s reefs are home to over 3,000 marine species.Experienced divers will want to check out Malaysian Borneo where some of the big fish call home.The Perhentian Islands, Redang Island and Tioman Island, are ideal for all skill levels where even a novice can take in the beautiful underwater scenes, just off from the white sand beaches and lush tropical forests.
Discover the world’s oldest rainforest in Borneo, the third-largest Island in the world. Dating back 130 million years, this ancient forest will captivate you with its beauty and diversity.Its rich history means you can discover orchids and rhododendrons you will not find anywhere else in the world. The rainforest also acts as a sanctuary for endangered animals like hornbills, Sumatran Rhinos, and primates such as Proboscis Monkeys, tarsiers, and orangutans. For nature lovers, a visit to Borneo is a must.
4. Take a look at Malaysia's tribal history and religious roots
Learn about Malaysia’s diverse ethnic heritage from the Mah Meri, a tribe that lives in villages along the Western side of the Malaysian peninsula.For those interested in the culture, the tribe offers invaluable insight into the traditions and customs of the indigenous people.Each year, the tribe celebrates festivals in accordance with their animist religions, including the Hari Moyang Festival and Puja Pantai Ceremony, both in Carey Island. Buddhist gardens are a unique delight, carefully planned to encourage reflection and produce feelings of serenity and calm. Malaysian temples are no exception. Visitors to the temple garden in Sandakan city on Borneo Island will be treated to a carefully orchestrated symphony of colour as they meander along its gently sloping contours.
5. Ride rapids, scale mountains and enjoy extreme sport in these adventure locations
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Malaysia has this in spades.Explore caves in Gunung Mulu National Park, scale the mammoth 4km tall rock face at the Iron Road of Mount Kinabalu, jump on a boat at Kilim Nature Park or battle the current on a whitewater rafting adventure in Kuala Kubu Bharu––whatever your thrill you will find it in Malaysia.
6. Fun for the whole family in these child-friendly locations
Malaysia is the perfect destination for kids. With theme parks, water slides and activities galore, your children will be begging to go back after they have visited Malaysia. Be sure to check out Legoland in Johor Bahru which includes a water park and hotel.After a unique Island experience to call your own? Find the best deal and book your next getaway with AirAsia.