Malacca Itinerary

There are many reasons why I love to travel to Malaysia. It’s one of my favourite destinations worldwide and for a good cause! Malaysia is a diverse country with something for everyone. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature or food, Malaysia has it all.

I try to get to travel to Malaysia often. It’s one of the convenient countries for me to visit from my home state of Western Australia. Malaysia is only a few hours’ flights away, and there are regular direct flights from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. The convenience makes travel to Malaysia easy and affordable.

This blog post will explain why I love travelling to Malaysia so much. Stay tuned!


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The Petronas Twin Towers is one of the biggest tourist attractions on any trip to Malaysia.


Why I Love to Travel to Malaysia: My Favourite Travel Destination 

It’s more of a guide on why I love Malaysian travel. There is nothing wrong with that and persuading you to travel to Malaysia.

Therefore, let’s get into and go travelling in Malaysia.


The Climate in Malaysia

The climate in Malaysia is perfect for me. While my home country in Australia is quite perfect weather-wise, the weather in Malaysia is a bit more humid and tropical, which I love. The humidity here makes for ideal beach weather (more on that later), and the tropical vibe of the country is just my cup of tea. I also don’t mind the occasional rain shower – it’s all part of the experience!

I appreciate the sunny weather and the warmth that Malaysia has to offer. The average temperature in Malaysia is around 30 degrees Celsius, perfect for my travel plans!


Bako Kuching

Malaysia’s mot and humid temperatures don’t distract from sightseeing at the Bako National Park in Sarawak, Borneo.


The History and Culture

I love learning about history and culture, and Malaysia has both in spades. Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous influences.

The Diversity can be seen in the food, the architecture and the way of life here. It’s genuinely fascinating, and I love learning about all of it.


Batu Caves

Batu Caves is a cultural and popular tourist area.


Kuala Lumpur – It truly is an exquisite City

Kuala Lumpur, or KL as it’s commonly referred to, is a fantastic city. It’s a melting pot of cultures, and you can see that in the food, the architecture and the way of life here. It’s genuinely fascinating, and I love learning about all of it. The tourist attractions in KL are also top-notch, with the Petronas Towers, Batu Caves and more all worth a visit.

Best places to visit in KL

  • Batu Caves – an iconic site just outside of KL
  • Petronas Towers – one of the tallest buildings in the world!
  • Bukit Bintang – a vibrant and happening district full of nightlife and shopping.
  • China Town – for all your cheap shopping needs!
  • KL Botanical Gardens – a beautiful and serene spot in the city.

These are only a few of my favourite places in Kuala Lumpur, but there are many more! If you’re planning a trip to Malaysia, be sure.


discovering Kuala Lumpur

Discovering Kuala Lumpur – You’ll love it.





The Borneo Side of Malaysia – Kuching and Miri

If you’re looking to get off the beaten track, I recommend heading to Sarawak in Malaysian Borneo. Sarawak is an incredible place, with rainforests, mountains, and rivers waiting to be explored. The two main cities here are Kuching and Miri, and both offer a completely different experience to KL.

In Kuching, you can explore the Sarawak Cultural Village, take a river cruise on the Sarawak River and visit the Semenggoh Nature Reserve.

On the other hand, Miri is known for its incredible scuba diving and snorkelling. There are also some great hiking trails in and around Miri, including the Lambir Hills National Park.

Best places to visit in Kuching:

  • Kuching Waterfront – a great place to take a stroll and people watch
  • Sarawak River Cruise – an enjoyable way to see the city
  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve – home to orangutans!
  • Sarawak Cultural Village – learn about the different cultures in Sarawak
  • Kuching Kat Museum – learn about the history of Kuching’s most famous residents, the cats!


Best places to visit in Miri:

  • Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park – perfect for snorkelling.
  • Coco Cabana – a great place to relax on the beach
  • Niah National Park – home to the Niah Caves, a must-see for any history buff
  • Mulu Caves – another great cave system to explore in Sarawak
  • Piasau Natural Recreation Park – perfect for hiking and birdwatching
  • Canada Hill – offers excellent views of the city.


Kuching Sarawak

The reasons begin to add when seeking a holiday in Kuching Sarawak.


The Nature of Malaysia

Waterfalls, beaches, rivers, mountains – Malaysia has it all in all parts of the country. And I love it! There’s something more magical about being surrounded by such natural beauty. Malaysia is truly a paradise for nature lovers.

Some of my favourite places to visit in Malaysia are:

– The Cameron Highlands – for lush green hills and tea plantations

– Taman Negara National Park – for jungle trekking and exploring

– Pulau Tioman – for pristine beaches and clear blue waters

– Gunung Mulu National Park – for its incredible cave systems


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A hike in a rainforest outside of Kuala Lumpur, it’s just one of the places to visit in Selangor.


The Diversity of a nation

Malaysia is a highly diverse country, with Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous influences. It’s a country essentially made up of immigrants, and that’s reflected in how everyone here lives together in harmony.

This Diversity can be seen in the food, the architecture and the way of life here. It’s genuinely fascinating, and I love learning about all of it.


The People

The people of Malaysia are some of the friendliest I’ve ever met. I am greeted with a smile and a warm welcome everywhere I go. The people here are incredibly hospitable, and I always feel at home in Malaysia.

Whether you’re checking into a hotel, going out for dinner, or walking the local markets, the people of Malaysia will make you feel right at home. And that’s what you love to see when travelling the world.



I am meeting great people and eating durian in Malaysia.


The Seafood in Kuala Selangor

If you love seafood, then Kuala Selangor is the place for you. This small town on the west coast of Malaysia is famous for its incredible seafood, and it’s worth a visit if you’re in the area. The restaurants here serve up some of the freshest and tastiest seafood I’ve ever had, and it’s worth a try.

Most of the best seafood restaurants are off the Selangor River, so be sure to head down there for some of the best seafood in town.


Kuala Selangor

The sun goes down over the Selangor River to end another day in Malaysia.


The Heritage Buildings of Melaka

Melaka is a city steeped in history, reflected in its architecture. The heritage buildings here are some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, and it’s truly a sight to behold. Walking through Melaka, you can’t help but feel like you’re stepping back in time.

The best heritage buildings in Melaka are:

  • – The Stadthuys – the former Dutch governor’s residence, now a museum
  • – Christ Church – an 18th-century Anglican church
  • – The Cheng Hoon Teng Temple – the oldest functioning temple in Malaysia
  • – A Famosa – a Portuguese fort built in the 16th century.


Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum

The Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum.





The Malaysian Food

I love Malaysian food. It’s some of the best I’ve ever had. There are so many different cuisines to choose from, and it’s all so flavourful.

There is such a diverse range of cuisines to choose from, and it’s all so delicious! I’m a big fan of Chinese and Indian food, and both are extremely popular here. You can find excellent street food all over the country, and it’s worth trying as much as you can.

I guarantee you won’t be disappointed! You’ll especially love the Jalan Alor Food Night Market in Kuala Lumpur – it’s a must-visit!



The Beaches

Last but not least, the beaches in Malaysia are some of the best in the world. With over 3000km of coastline, there are plenty of beaches to choose from when exploring the country. And trust me, they’re all stunning. Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot to relax or a party beach to let loose, you’ll find it here.

My favourite beach in Malaysia is in Miri of Borneo. It’s called Coco Cabana Beach, and it’s an absolute paradise. With crystal clear water and soft white sand, it’s the perfect place to relax and soak up the sun. The Sunset is also incredible here, and it’s worth sticking around for the ultimate Instagram picture to share.

Thanks for reading! Malaysia is a beautiful country with so much to offer. I hope this has given you a taste of what Malaysia offers and why I love to travel here. There’s truly something for everyone, and I can’t wait to go back and explore more of this incredible country.


Miri Beach

There’s always plenty of time to visit a Miri beach.

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