Actually Top 5 is not enough when you are visiting Malaysia. There is so much to offer. However, due to the Group Writing Project organised by Darren Rowse, I have to limit to Top 5 only. Here are My Top 5 To Do when visiting to Malaysia:

1. Visit Petronas Twin Tower, KLCC
The 88-storey building is the world's tallest twin structures. Located in the heart of the capital city, the crown of the Kuala Lumpur contains a complex of office buildings, conference halls, a sprawling park and an upmarket shopping complex.

Inspired by the geometric shape found in Islamic architecture, this mega-structure was designed by Argentinian-American architect Cesar Pelli. Stretching out to one side is the spacious and beautifully landscaped KLCC Park. Other attractions at KLCC are Suria Shopping Complex, Petronas Philharmonic Hall, Petrosains Science Centre, Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, where The Aquaria Oceanarium is situated. Even, the "french spiderman" was very much interested at the twin tower, caught twice trying to climb the tower, 1st attempt in 1997 and 2nd attempt in 2007.

A Famosa

2. Join heritage tour at Malacca
The city of
Malacca famous with its history. The Portuguese colonised Malacca from 1511 to 1641. The first thing they did was build a fort overlooking the river, calling it A'Famosa. A seven-month attack by the Dutch just about destroyed the entire fortress, leaving only the entrance fa├žade and the structure of a church at the top of the hill. The Dutch then built The Stadthuys in 1650 as the official residence of the Dutch Governor and his officers, it is a fine example of Dutch architecture of that period. It is believed to be the oldest Dutch building in the East. Then came Chinese leaded by one of the great Chinese explorer, Admiral Cheng Ho. They slowly adopted Malay culture and now they are known as the Baba and Nyonya. Today, they have become the main uniqueness of culture in Malacca. Other attractions are Jonker walk, kampung mulu's mosque, portuguese square, St. John Fort, St Peter church etc.

3. Climb the Mount Kinabalu
Mount Kinabalu is South East Asia's highest peak at 4,095 m. Within its boundaries are found lowland rainforest of the tropical zone at its lower level, the montane oaks and fig trees, the rhododendron shrubs and wild berries of the temperate zone at its medium level, and the conifers an other alpine-like associations of the summit zone at its upper level. Where else in the world can you find a complete ecological system such as this, compacted in one small area? The best time to visit the park, especially for climbers, is during the March and April dry season.

4. Live like local at Sarawak Culture Village, Kuching
The Cultural Village is located at Pantai Damai, Santubong, just 32km from the state capital, Kuching. It is the perfect place to get introduced to local culture and lifestyle. There are about 150 people living in the village, demonstrating traditional daily activities like the processing of sago and the making of handicrafts. They wear traditional costumes and also put on dances for visitors. There are replicas of buildings that represent every major ethnic group in Sarawak;
longhouses of the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu, a Melanau tall-house and a Chinese farm house. The village also has a theatre, where you can enjoy a multicultural dance performance. You can even get married at the Sarawak Cultural Village, in traditional Iban, Malay, Bidayuh or Orang Ulu style.

5. Snorkelling at Perhentian Island
The island is situated 21km off the coast of Terengganu which consists of the islands of Pulau Perhentian Besar and Pulau Perhentian Kecil. The island has superb white sandy beach, cristal clear water and unspoilt jungle. It is a sanctuary for fishermen, migratory birds and tourists.
Located just off the edge of the Pulau Redang Marine Park, Perhentian got excellence underwater seascapes for snorkelling and scuba diving. Tourist also enjoy windsurfing, sailing, canoeing and deep-sea fishing.

Special thanks to Tourism Malaysia

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  1. rangga // May 10, 2007 at 9:08 AM  

    5 reason must visit malaysia:

    1. you can eat chewing gum, cannot do it in Singapore where I'm staying now;
    2. malaysian people are nice and polite
    3. nasi lemak is awesome =);
    4. go petronas tower, up and up!
    5. because we're neighborhood, I'm Indonesian =)

  2. Steve Madsen // May 10, 2007 at 4:27 PM  

    I lived in Penang for two years but I obviously have a lot of experiences left in Malaysia.

    I did stand atop Mt Kinabalu in 1985, a highlight of my time there.

  3. Merkal // May 11, 2007 at 5:47 AM  

    Very nice country!

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Please let me know beforehand if you are planning to visit to Istanbul.I can guide you better than a guided tour :)

    Have a nice weekend!

  4. Em Dy // May 11, 2007 at 6:52 PM  

    Was happy to read your comment on my blog. And more happy when I visited your site. It's just the information that I need as I intend to visit KL soon.

  5. Shonnie // May 14, 2007 at 8:31 AM  

    Wow, Malaysia sounds (and looks) like a beautiful place to visit. Having lived overseas (France) at one time, I know that foreign travel and living can be truly transformative. Thanks for making it easy for us to get ideas on Malaysia's "must see" places. Peace.

  6. Anonymous // January 7, 2009 at 3:26 AM  

    What are must-see places to visit in Malaysia for 1-day family trip? Can you also guide me on how to go to these must-see places in Malaysia from Singapore.
    Appreciate your inputs. Thanks.

  7. Tuan Rumah // January 8, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

    1 day is quite tough for visit must see places in Malaysia. I will try my best.
    You can head to Melaka, it is approximately 3 hours from singapore by car. you should visit the old town and the historical building around melaka town. there are also woter world for family leisure, night zoo for kids.. the latest attraction is the Malaysia Eye.. a ferris wheel in the centre of the town.. enjoy yr trip to melaka..

  8. Anonymous // July 20, 2009 at 4:52 AM  

    help travelling with 2 children for 4 days in singapore ,5 days in malaysia kualalumpur SO I NEED TO VISIT interesting place for both kids and adults asap .any info is very welcome.

  9. ashwin // October 10, 2009 at 10:01 AM  

    Hello am Ash from Mauritius
    I am planning to visit Malaysia for my honeymoon in Dec and will be there for 7 days.. 3 days in Thailand and 2 days in Singapore.. Can anyone give me hints about the best places there and what should we not miss... best place for shopping and sight-seeing also...
    Any suggestions are most welcome..
    Thanks in advance friends..

  10. Tuan Rumah // October 12, 2009 at 6:35 AM  

    2 days in Malaysia is too rushing. Your best bet is Kuala Lumpur. Heaven to shopping.

  11. Anonymous // October 27, 2009 at 2:39 AM  

    I'm planning to visit kuala lumpur in dec '09 with my family.3 day trip.Could you please tell me must see places there and places for best bargain shopping. Also, is genting theme park worth a visit? Would appriciate u'r reply. Thank you.

  12. Anonymous // October 27, 2009 at 3:13 AM  

    Hi,I'm Rose.I'm planning on a 6 day trip to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore at the end of nov(during Eid hols) with my family.I know it's a very short time but could u suggest some must see attractions and bargain shopping places there(kuala lumpur & singapore).Is genting theme park(KL) worth a visit(for my 6 yr old kid)? How about Sentosa island? Is the Singapore zoo and Jurong bird park in the same area? Is the Singapore Chinatown or KL Chinatown better for bargain shopping?Would appriciate your reply.Thank you .

  13. Rukmini // December 2, 2010 at 2:32 AM  

    i am from India, Bangalore. Am planning to visit Malaysia for 8 day. Could you please help me with a good itinerary i.e., places to visit, where to start and end and how many days to spend in each day.

    Thank you

  14. Fourteen-14 // December 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

    My name is Kunal and i am from India. Iam coming to Kuala Lumpur on 17th afternoon and leaving on 26th night. We are a group o 6 friends. I have been reading over the internet about things to do in Malaysia and i have ended up completely confused on what not to do. I did figure that the east coast and malaysian borneo will be a no-no because of the heavy rains. But on the west coast, what do you suggest i should do for the days i have. We are all about 25 yr olds and are interested in a combination of sightseeing, shopping, food and culture, watersports, adventure sports and nightlife. Really appreciate your advise

  15. Tuan Rumah // December 5, 2010 at 6:14 AM  


    You guys can opt for Langkawi or Penang for the watersport and island escape.

    Then, finish yr visit at KL for shopping and nightlife. visit KLCC and Bukit Bintang area. Nice

  16. Anonymous // March 15, 2012 at 9:03 AM  

    Undoubtedly Malaysia is worth visiting place..Malyasians are too polite and nice and i always wanted to visit there..and now through i am getting a chance to WIN a ticket to 'Grand Prix 2012-Malaysia'...! this is a contest on their facebook page just check it out if interested in Grand Prix like me...and book tickets through them. Have a joyful Yatra