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10 Incredible Places You Didn’t Know Existed in Malaysia

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Posted on 13 March 2019

10 Incredible Places You Didn’t Know Existed in Malaysia

You can discover famous places in Malaysia such as A Famosa in Melaka, Penang Hill in Penang, and Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur which is found on many travel itineraries.

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From natural reserves to an island with a fascinating history, there are many hidden gems to be discover in Malaysia.


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Here are some fascinating places that you didn’t know existed in Malaysia:


1. Kek Lok Si Temple

One of the largest and most outstanding temples in Southeast Asia and a definitive heritage treasures of Mahayana Buddhism. Here, you can see hundreds of tortoise swimming in the pond by the temple entrance.

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Kek Lok Si Temple consists of detailed carvings, sculptures and murals representing the Buddhist teachings and Chinese culture and rituals of daily life which is exhibited in the interior and exterior of temple halls, pagodas and archways.


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2. Belum Temenggor

Existed for more than 130 million years, one of the world’s oldest rainforests and home to a wide array of flora and fauna and indigenous people.

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Hop on the boat cruise from __ across Temenggor Lake or join the Belum Adventure Camp and take part in adrenaline activities such as high rope and zip-line challenge. You can also catch sight of the beautiful birds at Royal Belum or go fishing at the lake.

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3. Semporna

Located in Borneo, Semporna guides you to Tun Sakaran Marine Park (an archipelago of eight islands) and Sipadan National Park where you go island hopping and scuba diving in the beautiful coral reefs.

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Hike along the Bohey Dulang Island trail to see the panoramic island views surrounded by turquoise waters, followed by a visit to the beautiful bird sanctuary.


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You can also get to know the locals known as the Bajau Laut, who lived their traditional lifestyle here with their beautiful stilt houses built above the clear waters.


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 4. Chemorong Forest Reserve

Hike through the forest, from the park entrance to the majestic waterfall, and witness the crystal clear rivers and pools. Explore the multiple tiers of waterfall where you will catch the stunning forest views.

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Here, you can camp by the crystal clear rivers that pass through the forest and pools leading to the waterfall. You’ll discover various sandy and emerald pools including at Jeram Lesung and Bangan River.


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5. Sasaran Sky Mirror

Known as the Malaysia’s ‘Salar de Uyuni’, located off the coast of Jeram Fishing Village. The perfect view at Sasaran Sky Mirror occurs twice a month (full moon and new moon).


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You can get here by a boat ride, once you reach this amazing place, step on to the sandy bank island and you’ll be able to see your whole reflection - a great photo opportunity for your Instagram-worthy post!


6. Kundasang

A quaint little town located behind Mount Kinabalu. Visit the Desa Dairy Farm to meet the cattle and witness the majestic view of Mount Kinabalu with its green pastures, learn how dairy food and drinks are produced, and quench your thirst with local dairy products.

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Explore this beautiful valley along the winding roads, visit the Kundasang War Memorial to learn Kundasang history and enjoy the scenic beautiful gardens.



Just a short drive from Kuala Lumpur to enjoy the countryside and fishing village lifestyle. Soak in with the wide scenic views of paddy fields followed by visiting the Wishing Tree where you can make your own wish. Unbelievable, isn’t?

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Witness and learn about rice production by works and technology at the Paddy Processing Gallery. Make a stop at N. 16 Cafe for your meals and coffee whilst enjoying the scenery of the paddy field.


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Drop by the Bagan Fishing Village to learn about the daily lives of a fisherman - don’t miss the opportunity to savour delicious and affordable seafood dishes.


8. Kenyir Lake

The largest-man made lake, surrounded by 340 islands in Southeast Asia. The lake is near the luscious rainforests and limestone caves including Taman Negara, consisting of 25 waterfalls and 25 fish species.

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Explore the  lake by boat or canoe and witness the breathtaking hilltops and highland views. You can challenge yourself to some jungle trekking and visit the fish farm on the lake. Admire the wondrous multi-tiered Lasir Waterfall surrounded by rainforest canopy.


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9. Sungai Lembing Rainbow Waterfall

Hike your way through the forest to visit one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Malaysia. Here, you can catch glimpses of the mesmerising Rainbow Waterfall in the early morning as the sun seeps through the flowing waters.

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Hop on the 4x4 pickup trucks that will take you to the sandy hills to watch sunrise and to have an enjoyable ride through the forest.


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As you reach your destination through the trees and rocky paths, reward your adventurous hike by dipping right beside the waterfall and soak in with the view of Rainbow Waterfall.


10. Tiga Island (Pulau Tiga)

Hop on a boat ride from Kuala Penyu jetty to go to Pulau Tiga. Reality TV series Survivor fans may know that the contestants were sent to Pulau Tiga, known as the Survivor Island.

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The island has wondrous flora and fauna, beaches, and marine life which provide exciting recreational activities for travellers to enjoy.


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Hike through the rainforest with different levels of trails, walk along the sandy beaches, and go snorkelling in the beautiful coral reefs. Enjoy a therapeutic experience at the mud volcanoes.


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Packist hopes these helps to feed your curiosity on your ‘Wonders of Travel’ to Malaysia!


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