1. Pulau Perhentian
The small archipelago is made up of two main islands; Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar. Kecil is popular with the younger backpacker crowd while Besar has slightly higher standards of accommodation and attracts families. The traffic-free islands provide the perfect spot for beach lovers.
2. Pulau Rawa
Known as the Maldives island (or some say Pearl of an island) of Johor, Pulau Rawa, otherwise known as Rawa Island, is a popular tourist spot.
Pulau Rawa is famous for its clean, clear waters, and swimming should be one of the must-do things on the island! Take advantage of the cool and refreshing waters the island has to offer – it does not cost you any fee and all you need is just your swimming costumes and good coverage of sunblock.
Langkawi has one of the world's longest and steepest cable car rides. The cable car whisks visitors up to the top of Mat Chincang (708m) from where breathtaking views over the whole island and the surrounding Andaman Sea can be enjoyed.
4. Cameron Highland
Providing a cool escape from the heat of the lowlands, the Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains are one of Malaysia’s oldest tourist destinations. Developed with an English garden charm, this beautiful tableland offers lush scenery, forests, lakes, wildlife and outdoor recreation. Many of these establishments are open to the public. Several pictorial golf courses are available for golfers.
5. Kota Kinabalu
The compact city centre is easy to get around, but most of the city's attractions lie further out. KK is an ideal base for booking your Sabah adventure, whether it be diving, wildlife watching or Mt Kinabalu trekking. Believe us, KK will soon grow on you once you get to know it.
6. Sunway Lagoon
For a day of thrills and fun in the city, head on to Sunway Lagoon theme park. Right next to the theme park you will find one of Kuala Lumpur’s most popular shopping malls: Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall (easily recognizable by the huge lion’s head in front of the complex). Just a 15-minutes drive from Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Lagoon is sure to have something to offer for everyone.
LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort is one of the six LEGOLANDs in the world (the others being in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Dubai and the United States) and the only one in Southeast Asia. The theme park, including its rides, are built to resemble the very toy building brick structure itself. Take a walk in a park with models of Asian cities and landmarks made entirely out of LEGO bricks and by the end of the stroll, we guarantee it will bring out the kid in you!
8. WaterWorld i-City
WaterWorld allows guests to enjoy i-City even in the day. Featuring a large variety of water rides, WaterWorld offers hours of aquatic fun for the whole family. Rides include the Giant Jacuzzi, Spiral and Rainbow Slides, Aladdin Adventure Pool for children, River Adventure through LED-lit grottoes and a Wave Pool with a giant LED screen, and the signature Tornado Ride. The first in South East Asia, it is the ultimate ride for a boost of adrenaline.
9. Desaru Coast
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark takes pride in having one of the largest wavepools in the world, biggest in South East Asia. It holds more than 4 million gallons of water over nearly 3 acres. Their 350-metre long Penawar River, is the longest lazy river in Malaysia, looping the Zone 2 of Desaru Waterpark with shelter from lush greenery.
10. Skytropolis Genting
At over 400,000 sq ft, this new Tron-like theme park has more than 20 awesome rides, from thrilling spin rides for the adrenaline junkies to family-friendly rides for those with young children. And they are all indoors! We think the Skytropolis Indoor Theme Park is giving outdoor theme parks a run for their money with its thrilling rides, and highlighted 10 of the rides that give the most fun.
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