Malaysia as one of the countries in Southeast Asia seems to be an exciting holiday destination besides Singapore. Many Indonesian people also choose to walk around Malaysia when the holidays come because they are quite close to Indonesia. That is because there are various tourist attractions in Malaysia that are very complete to satisfy the vacation time of the tourists.
Most Popular Tourism Spots in Malaysia You Must Visit
Nature tourism that is right for a vacation with family is Taman Tasik Perdana or also known as Lake Garden. The park, which is in the middle of Kuala Lumpur’s city center, is so large with an area of about 91 hectares and is quite well known. There are various attractions that can be enjoyed while in this park, such as national monuments, hibiscus parks, orchid gardens, and deer parks as well as many others. Other activities that can be done by visitors in this place are to rent a bicycle and ride around the park by riding the bicycle. This park is a location to cool off because the atmosphere is so peaceful and pleasant.
Visitors are not charged at all to be able to visit Lake Garden and other objects in it. Lake Garden is open and accepts visitors from 9am to 6pm every day. Deer Park receives visitors from Monday to Thursday with operating hours from 10 am to 12 noon and continued from 2 pm to 6 pm. Then specifically on Fridays the park is open from 10 am to 12 noon and continued again at 3 to 6 pm. Saturdays and Sundays also serve tourists from 10 am to 6 pm.
For those who like to go for walks as well as food tasters, an exciting place to be colonized is Jalan Alor which is most crowded at night. After a day of walking, surely at night want to eat something delicious, then please come directly to this culinary fans paradise. This road is in the city of Kuala Lumpur and is one of the famous tourist attractions that offer a variety of types of food, ranging from snacks to heavy foods that will make your stomach full half to death, The taste of these foods also no doubt because everything is delicious on the tongue. For those who want to enjoy seafood, ask the seller first about the price and try to negotiate prices before ordering food.
KL Bird Park
Kuala Lumpur Bird Park can be the most exciting tourist location for bird lovers. All types of birds are in this place because this park is not just collecting and showing it to the public, but KL Bird Park is also a breeding place for birds. This place is perfect for holidays with children. Not only can you see the birds, visitors are also allowed to feed the birds there.
Adult visitors are charged RM 50, while visitors of children aged between 3-11 years are charged RM 41. KL Bird Park starts to open and serves visitors at 9 AM every day and closes at 6 PM. Even this park is still open on national holidays though.
Petronas Twin Towers
The tour that should not be missed at all is the Petronas Twin Towers which are already famous all over the world. One of Malaysia’s mainstay attractions is the twin towers and with its location in Kuala Lumpur, it won’t be difficult to reach it. This amazing building is truly magnificent and inside this building visitor can find a movie theater following a mall for shopping after watching for example.
When vacation time be prepared to queue from morning because if you come late you don’t be disappointed because you might lose the opportunity to enter and climb into this tower, The best time to be able to take pictures is before 7 am and if you want better photos, please take pictures at night because all the glitter of light will be captured.
Petronas Twin Towers are open from Tuesday to Sunday which means that every Monday the tower will be closed. Visiting hours are from 9 am to 9 pm. Especially on Fridays, the service closes from 1 pm to half 3 noon. Adult visitors are charged RM 84.80, while for children visitors are charged RM 31.80.
Kuala Lumpur City Gallery
If you have time to Kuala Lumpur, don’t forget to visit Kuala Lumpur City Gallery which is a place that is considered a paradise for art lovers. From the name of the building, we can certainly guess that this place is an art building whose location is quite easy to reach. The gallery that can be said is not far from Merdeka Square has a very famous icon and a place for photos of many tourists, namely I Love KL. Entering the inside of the building, visitors will be amazed at the well-lit room, plus tourists can also see a miniature city of Kuala Lumpur and watch a video containing about Kuala Lumpur. Visitors are not charged entry fees to the gallery. Kuala Lumpur City Gallery is open daily from 8am to 6pm.
Museum of Islamic Art
Religious and art tourism can be done simultaneously when coming to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which is precisely at the Islamic Arts Museum. The bustle of this museum is not only because it is easily accessible by its location in the heart of the city, but also because there are various historical Islamic civilizations that can be found in this museum building. There are 3 floors that visitors can explore at the Museum of Islamic Art and this is where all the relics of Islam and the history of Islam in the world and Malaysia can be seen. The Museum of Islamic Art serves visitors every day from 10 am to 6 pm including on national holidays. Adult visitors are charged an entrance fee of RM 14, while students and the elderly over the age of 55 are subject to RM 7. Especially for children aged 6 years and under are not charged an entrance fee.
Bukit Bintang Walkway or the Golden Triangle
One more thing that can satisfy tourists with a hobby of eating, namely Bukit Bintang Walkway, If previously we had Jalan Alor, which was open, it was specially visited at night, for the afternoon this place could be a great culinary location because all kinds of food were here.
This hill is very crowded and quite famous among tourists, because besides tasting food and drinks tourists can shop to their heart’s content. Many malls are lined up at this location and branded items are for sale, but not infrequently these items are offered at special discounts.
A bridge can be a tourist attraction in Malaysia and Putrajaya Bridge is not just any bridge. This bridge is a masterpiece of art that makes everyone amazed because it was built with attractive lights that are combined perfectly and beautifully. If you want to visit this bridge, it is recommended that visitors come at night because it will be more beautiful moments that can be immortalized.
The bridge, which is located in the Putrajaya complex, known as the Malaysian government area, has a very Islamic building concept. When searching for this location by asking local residents, use the name Jambat Putra to make it easier to get guidance. This bridge is located on a lake named Putrajaya which covers up to 650 hectares. Take a tour if you want to explore the Putrajaya Bridge, which only needs to pay RM 1. This tour is available every weekend, ie Saturday and Sunday at 11 noon or 3 pm each takes 2 hours.
Attractions in Kuala Lumpur seemed immeasurable and Berjaya Square is another tourism object choice that can be comfortably enjoyed by tourists who vacation with family or friends. This is a fun place to hang out because the square in Malaysia is different from the one in Indonesia. Maybe in our minds, the square is a large open green field where there are always a number of banyan trees and grasses.
Especially for the square in Kuala Lumpur is known as a large mall building that has a number of places to eat, children’s playgrounds and cinemas. The visitors also clearly can shop to their heart’s content in this building. Many items are offered inside the building so that tourists can wash their eyes while shopping.
The tourists who are looking for the best spots in Malaysia to settle for shopping, there is a Chinatown located on Jalan Petaling that sells a variety of items at bargain prices. Shopping and food tasting can all be done at this place, especially snacks.
Various kinds of snacks such as beans can be purchased in Chinatown and can also be used as souvenirs, such as kwaci, pistachios and all kinds of other processed peanuts, even including chocolate are available there. Besides food, there are many sellers of accessories, clothes and souvenirs typical of Malaysia that can be purchased.
Thean Hou Temple
Temple tour in Malaysia is certainly incomplete if you haven’t visited the old temple in the Malaysian capital. Thean Hou is a temple that is so broad inside and many places that can be used as a photo taking location. Do not be afraid if during the tour you suddenly feel hungry because in the basement of the temple there is a place to eat. The place to eat is located not far from a shop that sells prayer equipment and souvenirs.
Most of the foods that are sold at the basement dining place are special food for vegetarians, so those who want to taste vegetarian-style food can try it. To go to this temple from the Petronas Twin Towers is actually not so far, just take a few hundred meters rarely. For Buddhists in Indonesia who want to vacation in Malaysia, this temple is worth visiting because it is very clean and well-maintained.
Brickfields or Little India
If we usually know and are more familiar with Singapore’s Little India, this time we will discuss, of course, the Little India in Malaysia. Malaysia has Brickfields which is an Indian shopping and culinary paradise. This place in general is a gathering place for many communities of Indian descent who live and live in Malaysia. Those who like to collect Indian goods can come here right away because there are many shops that sell them. Indian food and beverages are also available, including street food that will appear precisely at night.
The tour that will also perfect your vacation while in Malaysia is Lake Symphony where visitors are advised to arrive late in the evening or night. A livelier atmosphere will be seen on weekends because more visitors come. The cool air around this area is so pleasant that it won’t be a problem to arrive early and wait for the show to start while sitting there.
The light show is the attraction of this tourist location, especially the lights that are played accompanied by a number of accompanying songs. Come early before the show starts so you have time to choose the best spots to get the show comfortably.
House of the Upper Abu Seman
This is in one of the oldest traditional house buildings in Malaysia because it was built from 1901 and 1930s. Its original location is in Kampung Sungai Kechil which is known to be in the northern area of the Peninsula. Because it is an old building, the Malaysian Heritage Agency has taken an important step by relocating it in 1996 to 1997. At this tourist location, tourists can also be content to look at various unique souvenirs and get more insight into the culture and history of a nation.
Visitors can get a guide by taking a tour that has been provided to get to know Rumah Penghulu Abu Seman better, starting from home knowledge and lifestyle that lasts about 40 minutes with an optional 20-minute video. This house is open to visitors, especially from Monday to Saturday from 11 noons to 3 pm. The house will be closed every national holiday and Sunday.
Many tourists who go to Malaysia and always capture the moment in front of a large statue in Batu Caves. To visit this place is not difficult because it is only about 13 kilometers on the north side of the Malaysian capital. Not only Buddhists can visit Buddhist temples, but Indonesian Hindus who go to Malaysia can visit Batu Caves.
Batu Caves is a sacred spot for Hindus who are in Kuala Lumpur and to enter this tourist area tourists do not need to spend money on admission because it is free. Although it is a holy place, it is a tourist attraction that anyone can visit. However, be prepared to be exhausted because there are about 272 fairly steep stairs so you have to be careful when walking.
The uniqueness of these steps is the number in each step so that visitors who pass through the stairs will find out easily how many steps have reached. Automatically, by seeing these numbers, visitors will forget their fatigue because they will be more motivated to continue walking up the stairs. Apart from the stairs, quite a lot of monkeys roam around and try to take the food of the visitors so they must be vigilant.
Right on Jalan Tun Terak, tourists who are hungry for religious tourism can come to the Jamek Mosque and worship at this place. To be able to enter the mosque, visitors can enter without paying anything, so they just go in, worship, and then continue taking pictures while inside. If you want to get a better view, come when it is dark because the light from the mosque will appear and attract our attention. The mosque is arguably included in the popular tourism object in Malaysia because it is part of the history of Kuala Lumpur and the history of Islam in the capital city. So, you can imagine how great the historical value of this building. The Jamek Mosque is open every day and receives visitors from 9 am to 5 pm. Avoid visiting hours on Fridays at 12:15 to 2.45 because this is the time to worship, except if you really want to join in the worship as well.
Another tour that is very fun to visit especially by visitors who like to take pictures is Merdeka Square. In this complex you will find many old buildings which are historical relics. Various types of buildings exist in this place and to reach the Merdeka Square area, you can drive a taxi. There is a museum that can also be visited without having to pay an entrance ticket. If you visit this place during the day, it is recommended that visitors do not forget to bring a hat or umbrella because the weather around is so hot. This is a large open area so tourists will definitely like it.
This tourist attraction is a religious site of Hindus. So, aside from Batu Caves, Sri Mahamariamman can be visited as a historical and religious tourism destination. Located in the center of the capital, tourists can easily reach this place because it is not far from Chinatown. This temple is a place where all complicated architecture is shown and can be enshrined. Attractions around this temple are Jalan Petaling which is a night & day market and Merdeka Square.
Visitors do not need to pay an entrance ticket, but specifically for those who want to keep shoes in a safe place when entering the temple area, they have to reach into some Malaysian Ringgit to pay. This is because visitors are prohibited from entering if they do not take off their footwear. Sri Mahamariamman is open every day from 6 am to half 9 pm (on Saturdays to 9 pm and on Fridays to half 10 pm). During festival celebrations, the operating hours of this temple may change at any time.
National Palace Royal Museum
The Royal Museum is located in the location of the old State Palace and this building stands on a vast land with a magnificent structure and design and a high fence. Like the Queen of England Palace, the guards at the Royal Museum ride horses. National Palace Royal Museum is open every day with operating hours from 9 am to 5 pm. Adult visitors are charged RM 10, while visitors of children aged between 6-12 years are charged RM 5.
So, are you increasingly impatient to immediately leave after looking at a number of tourist attractions in Malaysia? To be able to enjoy each of the maximum tourist locations, it is recommended to maintain health and hopefully you get lots of valuable experiences while in Malaysia.