With interstate travel open once again, our favorite tourist spots are starting to look like their old busy selves. Escaping the crowd has always been something to look forward to when travelling and with the new normal here to stay, it’s fast becoming something we all should be considering to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe and healthy. Luckily, Malaysia has a myriad of beautiful places that you can visit without having to run into large crowds. So, here’s 10 beautiful places in Malaysia you can visit for safe travels!
Escape the Crowd and Visit These 10 Beautiful Places in Malaysia For Safe Travel
1.Hike Gunung Tahan, Peninsular Malaysia’s Highest Peak, at Taman Negara
Though not as well-known as the other mountains, don’t underestimate the challenge of climbing Gunung Tahan, as it has a mix of both flat and steep sections with lots of ridges and river crossings! Gunung Tahan is a tough climb but it’s also great if you want to build your stamina for your other climbing expeditions, such as to climb Mount Kinabalu.
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2.Get in a workout at Broga Hill, Selangor
Broga Hill may not be as popular as Penang Hill or Fraser Hill but it’s a great place to visit if you want to beat the crowd and get a work out. It stands at only 400 metres high but don’t be fooled by its height! Though the trail is well-maintained, the steepness of the hill is enough to get hearts pumping!
3.Recharge your energy at Aman Island, Penang
Home to a small fishing community, Aman Island or Pulau Aman is a little, less known island paradise that can be seen from the Penang Bridge and it’s as idyllic as it gets. Locals have goats and deer as pets; fresh seafood is in abundance and stars fill the sky once night descends, a far cry from the blank night sky of the big city.
4.Be in awe at Tasik Cermin, Ipoh
If we’re talking about out of the way attractions, then Tasik Cermin comes to mind. This hidden stunning lake is surrounded by majestic limestone hills called Gunung Rapat and is easily one of the most beautiful natural settings in Malaysia. Because it is so hidden, curiosity has hit some visitors, making them wonder if there are any endemic plant or animal species isolated within this spot.
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5.Marvel at the floating lilies of Lake Chini, Pahang
Located 85 kilometres from Kuantan, Lake Chini is far away from all the crowds! The lake is a natural treasure box, rich in biological resources and flora and fauna. From the months of August to September, the lake itself becomes filled with white and pink water lilies, perfect for a photo op! If you are keen to know about aboriginal culture, you can visit Kampung Gumum to learn about the Jakun tribe and their traditional way of life.
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6.Relax and unwind at Kapas Island, Terengganu
A laidback tropical hideaway is something we all need to unwind. Located only a few miles from the Terengganu mainland, Kapas Island will make you feel like you’re in paradise. The number of activities you can do here are endless. Go swimming! Try your hand at windsurfing! Go for a short trek to the eastern coast of the island. If all you’re looking for is to relax, sunbathe to your ideal tan on the white, sandy beaches.
7.Explore the otherworldly Pulai Princess Cave at Kampung Pulai, Kelantan
Cut off from the outside world, Kampung Pulai is a little village surrounded by foggy hills and rubber plantations. And the views here will make you feel like you’ve just entered a Studio Ghibli movie, especially if you’re up at Pulai Princess Cave! If you’re looking to get more of an idea about the country’s history with Buddhism, there’s no better place to visit!
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8.Admire the beautiful Madai Waterfall, Sabah
Sabah is home to many beautiful waterfalls and Madai Waterfall is definitely one of them. Standing at 40-metres in height, the waterfall is far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, making it the perfect choice to relax and unwind. The waterfall also has a canopy walk located 100 feet above ground with jungle trekking trails you can choose to undertake.
9.Get your dose of adventure at Bau, Sarawak
If there’s a better time to visit Bau, now’s the time! Known as a gold mining town in Kuching, Bau is not known with many tourists and that’s why it’s perfect to visit at this time! Bau is great for anyone looking for an adventure as it is home to Wind Cave and Fairy Cave, where you can go rock climbing!
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10.Learn about the Iban culture at Batang Ai, Sarawak
Blessed with the natural beauty of the Bornean rainforest, Batang Ai is home to Sarawak’s largest ethnic group, the Ibans. As it is in a remote location, it makes it a great place to learn about their culture and way of life. The place is also home to the Batang Ai National Park, which is also where the critically endangered orangutans reside.
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Malaysia offers a myriad of beautiful places to be explored, there’s so much to see in our backyard! So you don’t have to go far to enjoy the best travel experience.