Blessed with rich and varied cultural traditions, Malaysia is truly one-ofits-kind. Come discover its lush green havens, shimmering waters, adventurous getaways and dreamy hideaways.
See it, experience it, live it!

DID YOU KNOW ?

LANGUAGE

Bahasa Malaysia, English and other local dialects

MONEY MATTERS

Ringgit Malaysia (RM or MYR)

WEATHER

Tropical sunshine with heavy showers on certain months. Average temperature: 22°C - 35°C

TIME ZONE

GMT+8

TELEPHONE CODE

+60

ELECTRIC SOCKET

220-240 Volt

GETTING AROUND

Every form of transportation is available from fast trains to leisurely trishaws.

Popular Places in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

KLCC Park *

Adjacent to Suria KLCC and the world-famous Petronas Twin Towers, this 20-hectare park has a 1.3km jogging path, mosque, children’s pool and two musical fountains.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am — 10.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

LRT Train, KLCC station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 22

http://www.menarakl.com.my

Smart Tip

Watch the colourful musical fountains come to life after dusk! Also, check out Aquaria KLCC, a state-of-the-art oceanarium showcasing over 5,000 different exhibits just a short walking distance from KLCC Park.

Menara Kuala Lumpur

Experience the 1Malaysia Cultural Village, Observation Deck and the revolving restaurant. Nearby Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve offers nature walks and thrilling Flying Fox.

WHEN

Dawn — 10.30pm

ADMISSION

RM45 onwards-Adult,RM30 onwards-Child
Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve: Free entrance

HOW

LRT Train, Dang Wangi station KL Monorail, Bukit Nanas station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 2 Free Shuttle Service (from the main gates to Menara entrance)–Every 30 mins

CONTACT

+60320205444

http://www.menarakl.com.my

Smart Tip

If you’re going to the Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve, do keep hydrated and don’t forget your sun block!

Pamper Zone @ Starhill Gallery *

Get pampered from top to toe by experts at the most serene spot in the city.

WHEN

10.00am — 10.00pm

ADMISSION

Prices for spa treatments vary

HOW

KL Monorail, Bukit Bintang station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 6

CONTACT

Starhill Gallery Concierge
+60327823855

http://www.starhillgallery.com

Changkat Bukit Bintang *

Feel the pulse of KL nightlife on this stretch of eclectic bars, clubs and restaurants.

WHEN

All day – late

ADMISSION

Varies

HOW

KL Monorail, 5-min walk from Bukit Bintang or Raja Chulan station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 6

Smart Tip

Check out nearby Jalan Alor for rows upon rows of stalls offering some of the most amazing local dishes.

KL Bird Park *

Interact with the many breeds of exotic birds at World’s Largest Free Flight Walk-in Aviary.

WHEN

9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM48-Adult, RM38-Child

HOW

Taxi–5 mins from KL Sentral station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 14

CONTACT

+60322721010

http://www.klbirdpark.com

Feed the birds, fishes and cuddle freshly-hatched chicks!

Smart Tip

Wear comfortable flat shoes as walkways lead through various terrains.

Istana Budaya

Enjoy the best in local theatre and musical scene encompassed in artistically- designed Palace of Cultures.

WHEN

10.00am – late

ADMISSION

Depends on show

HOW

Taxi–5 mins from LRT, Ampang Park station
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 20

CONTACT

+60340265555

http://www.istanabudaya.gov.my

Lake Titiwangsa and the National Library are just walking distance.

Lake Garden attractions

Take a day to hop on the shuttle and explore Butterfly Park, Deer Park, Orchid Farm, National Monument, Planetarium and Islamic Arts Museum that surround the Lake Gardens.

WHEN

10.00am – 8.00pm

ADMISSION

Varies

HOW

Taxi–5 mins from KTM Komuter, Kuala Lumpur stop
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 13

Lake Garden has the famous Tanglin Food Court that serves local lunch that attracts a large crowd daily!

Royal Selangor Visitor Centre*

World’s largest pewter producer, Royal Selangor also offers you the chance to make your own pewter at its School of Hard Knocks.

WHEN

Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm

ADMISSION

Free. Early registration required for School of Hard Knocks.
Multi-lingual tour guides available.

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from LRT, Wangsa Maju station

CONTACT

+60341456122

http://www.visitorcentre.royalselangor.com

Kasturi Walk and Malaysia Heritage Walk *

Central Market’s lively Kasturi Walk has handicrafts, food and cultural performances. Discover Kuala Lumpur’s history with the Malaysia Heritage Walk.

WHEN

Kasturi Walk-Daily, 10.30am-10.30pm
Cultural Performance-Daily, 9.00pm
Cuti-Cuti 1Malaysia Dance-Sat, 9.00pm
Malaysia Heritage Walk-Daily, 10.30am@Central Market Annexe

ADMISSION

Free. Prior email registration recommended for Malaysia Heritage Walk.

HOW

On foot–5 mins from LRT, Pasar Seni station
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 9

CONTACT

+60322746542 / 1300228688
betourist@ymail.com

http://www.centralmarket.com.my

KL Hop-On Hop-Off *

Just one bus ride to see the best of KL!

WHEN

8.30am – 8.30pm

ADMISSION

RM38-Adult (24hrs) / RM65 (48hrs);
RM17-Child (24hrs) / RM39 (48hrs)

HOW

Varied points across KL, start and end tour at same location

CONTACT

1800885546

http://www.myhoponhopoff.com

Fun fact : This guided tour also offers pre-recorded commentaries in 9 languages and available by using headsets.

Annexe Gallery *

Run by passion, this is where artists from all walks of life exhibit their art, perform and confer on the subject that’s close to their heart. Expect the unexpected.

WHEN

11.00am – 10.00pm

ADMISSION

Free (unless stated)

HOW

LRT Train, Pasar Seni station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 9

CONTACT

+60164892603

http://www.annexegallery.com

Smart tip : Check out the nearby Graffiti Wall. Formerly an act of vandalism, the wall is now a mural for creative expression by local and visiting graffiti artists.

Pasar Pudu

The old KL–Pudu still attracts a lot of visitors for its heritage and antique shops, as well as art galleries.

WHEN

10.00am – 10.00pm

ADMISSION

Free.

HOW

KL Monorail, 10-min walk from Imbi stop

Smart Tip : Cameras of all types, years or make can be fixed here by experts.

Batu Caves *

Climb the 272 steps to the beautiful limestone cave caverns to visit the dedicated Hindu temples.

WHEN

7.00am – 11.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

KTM Komuter, Batu Caves station

Fun Fact ! : There’s a rock climbing section right at the back of the caves for adrenaline seekers!

Smart Tip : Do not carry food or drinks as the monkeys tend to be curious about them.

Thean Hou Temple *

Dedicated to the Goddess Thean Hou (The Heavenly Mother), this temple features 4 levels of spectacular architecture and a hall for fortune telling and weddings.

WHEN

8.00am – 9.00pm

ADMISSION

Free.

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from KL Monorail, Tun Sambathan stop

CONTACT

http://www.youth.hainannet.com.my/organization/ temple

Fun Fact ! Discover your fortune in the main hall with traditional-numbered sticks!

Masjid Negara (National Mosque) *

Surrounded by 13 acres of greenery, this mosque features a 73-metre minaret and an umbrella-shaped roof that symbolises the Malay culture of being a good host and protector.

WHEN

Dawn – late

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

5-min walk from KTM Komuter, Kuala Lumpur station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 15

CONTACT

http://www.masjidnegara.gov.my/portal/

Fun Fact ! Masjid Negara can accommodate up to 15,000 people!

Smart Tip : Dress modestly, women may cover their heads with a scarf / shawl and remove shoes before entering.

National Museum *

Learn incredible facts and artefacts that shaped this multi-cultural society to what it is today.

WHEN

9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM2 onwards–Adult; RM1 onwards–Child

HOW

10-min walk from KL Sentral via pedestrian walk (signboards available) KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 12 RapidKL Bus No. 115

CONTACT

+60322821111

http://www.muziumnegara.gov.my/main

Balai Seni Negara

View contemporary exhibitions, development workshops and national archives of art from throughout the nation.

WHEN

8.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–5 mins from LRT, Ampang Park station
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 20

CONTACT

+60340254990

http://www.artgallery.gov.my/web/guest/home

Petronas Skybridge *

See KL from the ultimate spot in the city, the Skybridge! Located on Level 41 of world’s tallest twin buildings–the Petronas Twin Towers–there’s no view like it.

WHEN

9.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

Skybridge; RM10–Adult; RM3–Child Observation Deck + Skybridge; RM40–Adult; RM20–Child

HOW

LRT Train, KLCC station KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 22

CONTACT

+60323318080

http://www.petronastwintowers.com.my

Fun Fact ! Designed to slide in and out of both towers to prevent them from breaking during high winds. It also functions as an additional emergency evacuation exit if anything happens to one of the towers.

Smart Tip : Come early to get the limited number of tickets per day.

Suria KLCC *

Shop for your favourite designer brands at the base of the tallest twin towers in the world!

WHEN

10.00am – 10.00pm

HOW

LRT Train, KLCC stop

CONTACT

+60323822828

http://www.suriaklcc.com.my/shopping

Smart Tip : Get special deals and gifts with Tourist Privilege Card. Just present your passport at the Concierge, Concourse at Ground Level.

Pavilion *

The largest shopping mall in the Golden Triangle with countless designer boutiques, cafes, restaurants and entertainment outlets. A must-visit for shopaholics and mall enthusiasts.

WHEN

10.00am – 10.00pm

HOW

KL Monorail, 10-min walk from Bukit Bintang station

CONTACT

+60321188833

http://www.pavilion-kl.com

Sungei Wang Plaza *

One of the oldest malls in the Golden Triangle but a local favourite among bargain hunters because of its incredible diverse selections.

WHEN

10.00am – 10.00pm

HOW

KL Monorail, Bukit Bintang station

CONTACT

+60321449988

http://www.sungeiwang.com

Smart Tip : Get a map before going around Sungei Wang Plaza as the mall’s layout might be confusing for first timers.

Low Yat Plaza *

Find the latest and best priced gadgets, cameras, games and mobile phones from all sorts of manufacturers in Malaysia’s largest IT lifestyle mall.

WHEN

10.00am – 9.00pm

HOW

KL Monorail, 5-min walk from Bukit Bintang stop

CONTACT

+60321483651

http://www.plazalowyat.com

Smart Tip : Get a map before going around Sungei Wang Plaza as the mall’s layout might be confusing for first timers.

Central Market

From batiks to bags and all sorts of hand-crafted souvenirs, you get them all here.

WHEN

10.00am – 10.00pm

HOW

LRT Train, Pasar Seni station

CONTACT

+60320310399 / 5399 / 7399

http://www.centralmarket.com.my

Petaling Street (Chinatown) *

Haggle your way through lanes of fine replicas, handmade souvenirs and assorted bags! Once done, pop by one of the stalls for delicious street food and fruits.

WHEN

6.00am — 12.00pm,
5.00pm — 12.00am

HOW

LRT Train, 10-min walk from Pasar Seni station

Smart Tip : Bargain at least 10%-20% off the asking price!

Jalan TAR @ Little India

Get all sorts of wonderful textiles, clothes, souvenirs ranging from traditional to modern in this bargain heaven.

WHEN

10.00am – late
5.00pm — 12.00am

HOW

LRT Train, Masjid Jamek station

Smart Tip Many shops will carry the same products, always ask first and remember your shop of choice before buying.

Nasi Lemak *

The national all-day breakfast that’s loved by all for its rich, spicy and fragrant taste!

Satay *

Marinated chicken, beef or lamb on a stick that’s the perfect ‘to-go’ food.

Cendol *

Ice shavings and red kidney bean drowned in coconut milk with green cendol (jelly), topped off with palm sugar-just perfect for those hot sunny days.

Lok Lok *

KL-ites’ favourite–just pick the sticks of meat, veggie or assorted fish balls and dunk them into the boiling pot and when cooked, drench them in any of the mouth-watering sauces.

Teh Tarik *

Or “pulled tea” is a rich foamy local concoction that’s good all day long and on any occasion.


Morning

Discover the city It’s just you, one bus and KL city.
• KL Hop-On Hop-Off city tour

Afternoon

Family fun and natural wonders
Experience history, art, science and natural wonders in the heart of the city.

• KL Bird Park
• Butterfly Farm
• Deer Park
• National Mosque
• National Science Centre
• Islamic Arts Museum
• National Planetarium
• National Monument

Evening

Hot and spicy dinner
Try the famous Malaysian-grilled fish
• Ikan Bakar Pak Din @ Tanglin Food Court


Morning

Great KL shopping !
Designer fashion, retail brands, bargain shopping to market haggling, KL has it all!

•Suria KLCC • Pavilion
• Starhill Gallery
• Fahrenheit 88
• Piccolo Galleria
• Lot 10
• Sungei Wang Plaza
• BB Plaza
• Low Yat Plaza
• Berjaya Times Square

Evening

Malaysia –We live to eat Malaysian-style seafood, chicken wings, plethora of noodles, rice and many others!
• Jalan Alor
• Changkat Bukit Bintang
• BB Walk

Morning

Arts , history and souvenirs
Traditional and contemporary arts surrounded by history in a bustling city setting.
• Central Market (Pasar Seni)
• Heritage Tour
• Graffiti Wall
• Annexe Gallery
• Petaling Street (Chinatown)
• Pudu Plaza

Evening

Food and culture , the perfect match
Grab a quick bite before heading to the local theatre scene.
• Istana Budaya
• Restaurant Nelayan
• Stadium Negara Restaurant

PENANG

Penang is synonymous with delicious food that is derived from the marriage of various cultures that are still alive today, thanks to numerous heritage conservations.

Penang Heritage Walk *

Learn about the multiple influences that shaped Penang to what it is today through UNESCO sites that are scattered around Georgetown.

WHEN

As per own arrangement

ADMISSION

Free-self guided with map; Guided tour-confirm payment a day in advance (RM50 onwards)

HOW

On foot–5 mins from LRT, Pasar Seni station
KL Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Station 9

CONTACT

Penang Heritage Trust
+6042642631

www.pht.org.my/activities/tours

Fun Fact ! Discover the Tree of Harmony that symbolises the 3 main religions intertwined into a single tree.

Smart Tip : Book knowledgeable local guides to learn more “local secrets”.

Penang Hill

Take the cable car up 833metres to experience cool weather and a great view of the island.

WHEN

Daily, 6.30am – 9.30pm / 11.15pm on Sat

ADMISSION

RM8 onwards—Adult, RM4 onwards—Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 203/204

CONTACT

+6042288861/62
betourist@ymail.com

http://www.visitpenang.gov.my

Smart Tip : Dress warmly for chilly winds at hill top.

Tropical Spice Garden *

Escape from the city to this lush tropical garden where you can sample exotic spices and learn a little spice history.

WHEN

9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM14 onwards–Adult, RM8 onwards–Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 101/102

CONTACT

+6048811797

http://www.tropicalspicegarden.com

Fun Fact ! You can bring home the spices that are grown in the garden or join in their cooking classes!

Smart Tip Wear flat shoes with good grip as the pathways are exposed to weather.

Taman Negara Pulau Pinang Tour * (National Park)

An amazing nature reserve that includes mangroves, rock formations, turtle sanctuary and a meromictic lake.

WHEN

7.30am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

Free, registration needed at counter

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 101

CONTACT

+6048813530 / 3500

http://www.wildlife.gov.my

Fun Fact ! You can soak a little sun and sea on Monkey Beach!

Smart Tip : Wear comfortable flat shoes for boat rides.

Penang Butterfly Farm

Experience ‘Tropical World’s 1st Live Butterfly & Insect Sanctuary’ that features rare tortoises, mandarin ducks and giant fresh water fishes.

WHEN

9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM18 onwards–Adult, RM10 onwards–Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 101/102/501

CONTACT

+6042299467

http://www.butterfly-insect.com

Fun Fact ! The farm plays a big part in the conservation of endangered species in Malaysia.

Tropical Fruit Farm *

You can enjoy a local BBQ spread and taste exotic fruits on the farm tour.

WHEN

9.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

RM28 onwards–Adult, RM20 onwards–Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 101/501

CONTACT

+60124971921 / +60124439298

http://www.tropicalfruits.com.my

Fun Fact ! You can mix and match various fruits to make your own fabulous juice!

Khoo Kongsi *

This clan compound once ran as its own city and still maintains the intricate carvings that made this UNESCO site unique.

WHEN

9.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

RM10-Adult, RM5-Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 201/202

CONTACT

+6042614609

http://www.khookongsi.com.my

Fun Fact ! The clan house is still quite active and frequented by the clan members often.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion *

A rags-to-riches story of the lord of the house accompanies you through the acclaimed mansion which fuses eastern and western architecture.

WHEN

11.00am, 1.30pm, 3.00pm

ADMISSION

RM12-guided tour

HOW

Rapid Penang, All busses

CONTACT

+6042620006

http://www.cheongfatttzemansion.com

Fun Fact ! The striking blue colour of the house is a mixture of lime and indigo powder!

Chew Clan Jetty

Pass by the houses on the jetty where members open their doors for you to take a peek into their daily grind.

WHEN

Morning – late

ADMISSION

Free–donations are welcomed

HOW

Rapid Penang, All busses – Weld Quay

Fort Cornwallis

Delve into history as you walk along the walls built by Francis Light to secure his footing in the island’s spice trade.

WHEN

9.00am – 7.00pm

ADMISSION

RM2-Adult, RM1-Child

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 103

Kek Lok Si Temple *

Capture the beautiful wonder of the 30.2 metre Kuan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) statue that’s encompassed by an octagonal shrine covered with lanterns and lights.

WHEN

9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

Free, Pagoda–RM2, Incline lift–RM2

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus U201/U203/U204/ U206/T306/U502

Fun Fact ! There’s a huge pond that’s home to giant koi fishes!

Unique Art Gallery Penang *

View beautiful works by award-winning artists, photographers and budding young artists in various mediums of paint, photography and modelling.

WHEN

3.00pm – 12.00am

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

10-min walk from city

CONTACT

http://www.facebook.com/uniquepenangartgallery

Queensbay Mall *

The largest dining, retail and entertainment spot on the island has everything you need and more.

WHEN

10.30am – 10.30pm

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 307

http://www.queensbaymallmalaysia.com

Smart Tip : Get exclusive discounts and privileges when you sign-up for Tourists & Travellers Privilege Card.

Batu Ferringhi Night Market *

Haggle for handbags, watches, paper lights and a whole assortment of unique souvenirs.

WHEN

7.00pm – late

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 101

Smart Tip : Bargain 20%-30% off the original prices for most wares.

Chowrasta Flea Market *

Look for hidden treasures of food, books, antiques and more at one of the oldest markets in Penang.

WHEN

8.30am – 10.00pm

ADMISSION

Rapid Penang, Bus 301/302/303/401

Smart Tip : Come early for the outdoor market that ends at noon.

Pasar Seni Balik Pulau *

Head to the other side of the island for many handcrafted items at this weekend art fair.

WHEN

Weekends, 9.00am – 12.00am

HOW

Rapid Penang, Bus 401/401E/403/404/501/502

Fun Fact ! There are various shows and local performances every week.

Little Penang Street Market *

See Penang’s culture and creativity at this market which features over 70 stalls of crafts and food.

WHEN

Every last Sunday of every month

HOW

Upper Penang Road Rapid Penang, Bus 103/204

CONTACT

+60164883632

http://www.littlepenang.com.my

Assam Laksa *

Voted as Top 10 most delicious food in the world, this bowl of complex flavours of sweet, sour and spicy will leave you wanting for more!

Nasi Kandar *

Originally an ‘on-the-go’ rice meal, you can now customise it with your choice of meat, vegetables and the must-have curry-based gravy, simply addictive!

Char Kuey Teow *

Stir-fried noodles with bean sprouts, prawns, cockles and spring onions never tasted quite like this.

Rojak *

Refreshing dish of fresh cut fruits drenched in a spicy prawn paste-based sauce and topped with ground peanuts.

Nutmeg *

Penang’s most beloved fruit, it’s delicious be it preserved, fresh or blended into a refreshing juice.

Morning

Connect wit h Mot her Nature
Take the road less travelled to discover the natural beauty of Penang.
• Tropical Fruit Farm
• Penang Butterfly Farm
• Tropical Spice Garden
• Penang National Park

Evening

The ot her side of the island
Take a peek of how life is on the quieter side of the island.
• Pasar Seni Balik Pulau

Morning

Discover the secrets of Penang
Go on the Heritage Walk and uncover the secrets of numerous UNESCO sites.
• Cathedral of the Assumption
• St. George’s Church
• Mahamariamman Temple
• City Hall
• Little India
• Goddess of Mercy Temple
• Kapitan Keling Mosque
• Teochew Temple
• Masjid Acheh
• Khoo Kongsi
• Peranakan House
• Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

Evening

Georgetown dining
Enjoy the sea breeze as you sample local delights from various stalls!
• Gurney Drive
• Gurney Plaza
• Gurney Walk

Morning

Sout h side
Head out of Georgetown to experience a little bit of everything.
• Kek Lok Si Temple
• Snake Temple
• P.Ramlee’s House
• War Museum
• Batu Maung Fishing Village
• Queensbay Mall
• Jerejak Island

Evening

Head to the beac h side
Watch the sunset before a night-long shopping experience.
• Tanjung Bungah
• Toy Museum
• Batu Ferringhi Night Market
• Batu Ferringhi Food Court

LANGKAWI

Mystical legends, abundant beaches, shopping sprees... the list just goes on. An island shrouded with nature, adventure and plenty of fun, you will be in your own paradise.

DID YOU KNOW ?
• Langkawi is an archipelago of about 99 islands.
• The movie Anna and the King, which starred Jodie Foster and Chow Yun Fat was partially shot here.

Kilim Geoforest Park *

This UNESCO Geopark offers activities like visiting the fish farm, bat cave exploring, and eagle feeding by the river.

WHEN

Daily Operating hours depend on package tours by independent operators.

ADMISSION

Packages range from 1 to 4–hour tours

HOW

Taxi–30 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Fun Fact ! You can have fresh seafood at the floating restaurant called ‘Hole In The Wall’!

Oriental Village *

Colourful Asian-themed villages selling everything from food to souvenirs. Hop on a cable car and try the suspended Skybridge at the top of the mountain.

WHEN

Village - 24 hours Shops/Eateries - 10.00am – 7.00pm Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge- Mon-Thur, 10.00am – 7.00pm; Wed, 12.00pm – 7.00pm; Fri, Sun, Public and School Holidays, 9.30am – 7.00pm

ADMISSION

Langkawi Cable Car and Skybridge- RM30- Adult, RM10-Child (2-12 years).

HOW

Taxi–20 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049593099

http://www.orientalvillage.my

Beaches *

Take your pick of beaches like Cenang (main beach), Tengah (for some quiet), Kok (for luxurious moments) and Tanjung Rhu (for high-end splurges).

WHEN

All Day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Bring extra clothes, insect repellent, sunblock and keep hydrated

Underwater World

Fascinating marine life such as sharks and adorable rockhopper penguins for your enjoyment!

WHEN

Mon-Thur, 9.30am – 6.30pm; Fri-Sun, 9.30am – 8.30pm; Public Holidays, 9.30am – 8.30pm; Souvenir Centre, Daily, 10.00am – 9.45pm; Neptune Cafe, Daily, 10.00am – 9.45pm

ADMISSION

RM38-Adult, RM28-Child (3-12 years)

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from airport

CONTACT

Zon Pantai Cenang
+6049556100

http://www.underwaterworldlangkawi.com.my

Pulau Payar Marine Park *

Dive from the ‘Coral Pontoon’ in the middle of the clear blue sea and be one with the ocean for the day.

WHEN

Morning to evening, depending on tour operators

ADMISSION

Depends on the package from various tour operators at the jetty

Marine Par k Fee

RM5-Adult, RM2.50-Child

HOW

Langkawi-Speedboat to Pulau Payar (1hr) or Catamaran to Pulau Payar (45-mins). Boat schedules depend on individual tour operator.

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Wear appropriate gear for extreme sports.

Burau Island

Linked by a sandbank during low tide with Burau Bay Beach, it is a haven for sun worshippers and twitchers because it is also a roosting place for migratory birds.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–15 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Bring binoculars for bird-watching.

Tanjung Rhu Waterfall *

A cycle, a trek and a few kilometers on foot later unveils nature’s true wonder.

WHEN

Morning to evening

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–30 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Shoes with a good grip is ideal for this adventure.

Air Hangat Village *

Soak in the hot springs, draw your very own batik, enjoy cultural performances, shop for souvenirs and play traditional games.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM4-Adult, RM2-Child (below 12 years)

HOW

Taxi–20 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155

http://www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Fun Fact ! Legend says two feuding families threw jugs of hot water until it gushed from the ground!

Mahsuri’s Mausoleum *

Entombed within is the legendary fallen maiden, Mahsuri, who was said to be falsely accused and cursed the island for seven generations.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

MyKad/MyKid - RM5-Adult,
RM2.50-Child (below 12 years)
Without MyKad/MyKid-RM10-Adult,
RM5-Child (below 12 years)

showtime

Daily, 3.00pm (except Wed)

HOW

Taxi–30 mins from airport

ADMISSION

MyKad/MyKid-RM5
Without MyKad/MyKid-RM10

CONTACT

+6049667789 / 9557155
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Tip : Mahsuri’s restored home, a museum anda theatre is also found within the complex.

Laman Padi Rice Garden *

Discover rice cultivation from planting to harvesting paddy, including the history of paddy, all within an eco-friendly area.

WHEN

Daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM2-Adult, Free-Child (below 12 years)

showtime

HOW

Taxi—10 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049554312 www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Tip : Learn herbs’ healing properties at the herb garden.

Smart Tip : Take a guided tour. It’s also a good idea to come here in the morning as it can get pretty hot in the afternoon for the paddy demonstration (outdoors).

Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum *

Malaysia’s most prominent artist brings art and nature together in a creative museum.

WHEN

Daily, 11.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM12-Adult, Free-Child (below 12 years)

showtime

HOW

Taxi—30 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049594669
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Al-Hana Mosque

Gorgeous motifs and architecture adorn this historical place of worship.

WHEN

All day (except prayer times)

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi—20 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Wear clothing which covers arms and legs before entering the mosque. For ladies, wear a scarf over your head.

Telaga Harbour *

Be in awe of the many docked yachts while enjoying a drink at the harbour front.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi—20 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049592202 www.telagaharbour.com

Fun Fact ! You can take the ferry to Koh Lipe island, Thailand from here.

Smart Tip : Bring your camera to take shots of the yachts against the beautiful sunset.

Eagle Square *

Langkawi’s most prominent landmark with scenic ponds and restaurants is fronted by a huge eagle statue.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi—30 mins from airport

CONTACT

Langkawi Tourism Board
+6049667789 / 9557155 www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Langkawi Book Village

From second-hand to rare and antiquarian books, you can find them all in this traditional-style building.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi—10 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049554312

Fun Fact ! Right next door is the fun Lubok Semilang Recreational Park.

Craft Cultural Complex *

Everything from gleaming silverware to batik silk is on display. Catch local craftsmen at work too and don’t forget to bring home a memento or two.

WHEN

Daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi-20 mins from airport

CONTACT

Teluk Yu, Mukim Bohor
+6049591917/13
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

The Zon Duty-Free Shopping Complex *

Grab your hands on sweets, snacks, drinks, souvenirs and more!

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 7.00pm

ADMISSION

showtime

HOW

Taxi—10 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049555300
www.dfzcapital.com.my

Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall*

Love international and designer brands? Shop here!

WHEN

Daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

showtime

HOW

Taxi—10 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049554312
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Fun Fact ! It’s the largest mall in Langkawi.

Noor Craft Collection *

Ceramic wares at their finest and you can even design on one to take home.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM2-Adult, Free-Child (below 12 years)

showtime

HOW

Taxi—25 mins from airport

CONTACT

Atma Alam Batik Art Village
+6049551227
www.atmaalam.com

Fun Fact ! Group painting courses are available too.

Night Market *

Get a taste of local culture and products while you’re eyeing for that special something to buy.

WHEN

Evenings (it moves to different locations daily)

ADMISSION

showtime

HOW

Taxi

CONTACT

+6049667789 / 9557155
www.lada.gov.my/tourism

Smart Tip : Wear light clothing and bargain away!

Chocoffee *

Everything and anything coffee and chocolate, in heavenly combos and flavours.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

showtime

HOW

Taxi–15 mins from airport

CONTACT

+6049532488
www.chocoffee.com.my

Smart Tip : Come here on the last day of your trip if you’re planning to buy chocolates.

Seafood *

Fresh seafood which is grilled, baked, steamed or stir-fried to your liking.

Coconut Shake *

Thirst quenching all day long, it is the perfect mix of coconut juice and vanilla ice cream.

Som Tam *

Mouth-watering spicy Papaya Salad which is Thai in origin, mixed with dried shrimp, lime and herbs.

Malay-style Chicken Rice

A plate of steaming rice cooked in chicken broth served with roasted chicken and condiments is just heavenly!

Moi Soup *

Have it with chicken or beef, this super yummy bowl of soupy porridge just makes anyone’s day!


Morning

A unique brea kfast East meets West!
• Red Tomato Garden Cafe @ PantaiCenang

Afternoon

Nature and Family Time
• Fun places to discover
• Laman Padi
• Underwater World
• Oriental Village
• Telaga Harbour

Evening

Catc h of the ocean !
Fresh seafood cooked with delicious variations.
• Orkid Ria


Morning

The Geo par k realm
Explore Malaysia’s Jurassic period lime stone formations, mangroves and much more!
• Kilim Geoforest Park

Afternoon

A bit of culture , history , art and shopping
Legends, myths, relics and products are all found in Langkawi!
• Mahsuri Mausoleum
• Air Hangat Village
• Noor Craft Collection
• Craft Cultural Comples
• Langkawi Book Village
• Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum

Evening

Let ’s head to the beac h!
Do water sports, lounge on deck chairs or simply watch the sun set.
• Pantai Cenang


Morning

Shop, shop, shop
Plenty of bargains from vendors selling everything under the sun!
• The Zon Duty-Free
• Jalan Pantai Cenang
• Chocoffee
• Craft Cultural Complex
• Langkawi Book Village

Afternoon

Get intimate wit h Kua h Town
An introduction to what the main port has to offer!
• Langkawi Fair Mall
• Al-Hana Mosque
• Duty-Free Shops
• Eagle Square
• Night Market

Evening

Food and more of the beac h!
Have your dinner facing the beachfront.
• Yellow Cafe and Steakhouse
@ Pantai Cenang

Johor Bahru

Pulau Tioman *

One of the region’s most popular islands with sun-kissed beaches, swinging palm trees and amazing underwater sceneries.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Bus–2.5hrs from city centre to Mersing Jetty Boat–2hrs to Pulau Tioman

CONTACT

Mersing Tourist Information Centre +607799521

Fun Fact ! Named as one of the world’s 10 most beautiful islands by TIME magazine.

Pulau Rawa

A remote little paradise where you can surf, swim or just soak in the brilliant sun.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Bus–2.5hrs from city centre to Mersing Jetty Boat–1hr to Pulau Rawa

CONTACT

Mersing Tourist Information Centre +607799521

Smart Tip : The island is closed during monsoon season (Nov-Mar).

Pulau Sibu Besar *

Great for a family vacation with lots of things to do such as snorkelling, beach activities, jungle trekking and more.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Bus–2hrs to Tanjung Leman Speedboat–30 mins to Pulau Sibu

CONTACT

Mersing Tourist Information Centre +607799521

Fun Fact ! It is part of the Sibu archipelago made up of Pulau Sibu Tengah, Pulau Sibu Hujung, Pulau Kukus and Pulau Tinggi.

Mount Lambak Recreational Forest *

A favourite retreat for locals to picnic, go swimming or mountain-climbing.

WHEN

7.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi–40 mins from city

CONTACT

Johor Tourism +6072234935
www.johortourism.com.my

Smart Tip
Don’t forget to bring mosquito repellent.

Johor Zoo

Watch the antics of more than 100 species of animals such as elephants, horses, flamingos and more.

WHEN

Daily, 8.00am – 6.00pm

ADMISSION

RM2-Adult, RM1-Child

HOW

Taxi–15 mins from city

CONTACT

Johor Tourism +6072234935 www.johortourism.com.my

Fun Fact ! Built in 1928, it is one of Asia’s oldest zoos.

Sultan Ibrahim Building *

A beautiful fusion of European, Moorish and Anglo-Malay architecture, this is one of Johor’s most visited landmarks.

WHEN

By appointment

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from city

CONTACT

+6072223590

Smart Tip : Call to arrange for free tours.

Sultan Abu Bakar Royal Museum

Johor’s crown jewels, historical artefacts, art collections and royal treasures are exhibited here.

WHEN

Sat-Thur, 9.00am – 5.00pm

ADMISSION

Malaysians: RM5-Adult, RM1-Child Tourists : USD7-Adult, USD3-Child

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from city

CONTACT

+6072230555
www.johordt.gov.my

Fun Fact ! This museum is the former royal residence of Sultan Abu Bakar.

Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque*

A mix of beauty and tranquillity is projected from this mosque which overlooks the Johor Straits.

WHEN

All day

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–10 mins city

CONTACT

Johor Tourism +6072234935 www.johortourism.com.my

Smart Tip : Dress conservatively when entering mosque grounds.

Johor Art Gallery

Explore rich Malay heritage presented in the medium of art by talented Johorean artists.

WHEN

Daily, 9.00am – 4.30pm

ADMISSION

Free

showtime

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from city

CONTACT

+6072263266
www.johordt.gov.my

Fun Fact ! Artefacts like weapons, clothing, currency and manuscripts are also exhibited here.

MAWAR Gallery

A gallery honouring prominent ladies who have contributed to the prosperity of Johor.

WHEN

Thur-Tue, 10.00am – 4.00pm

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–10 min from city centre

CONTACT

+607221410
www.johordt.gov.my

Smart Tip : Watch traditional songket weaving, batik silk paintings and pottery-making demonstrations at the MAWAR House Handicraft Centre.

Orchid Valley *

Marvel at over 80 varieties of beautiful and exotic orchids at this lush 100-acre garden.

WHEN

Daily, 8.30am – 5.30pm

ADMISSION

RM8-Adult, RM3-Child

showtime

HOW

Taxi–20 mins from city centre

CONTACT

+6075271122

Smart Tip : Buy orchid potted plants at reasonable prices to bring home.

Johor Old Chinese Temple

This temple plays host to five Chinese gods of the Hainanese, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew ethnics.

WHEN

Daily, 7.30am – 5.30pm

ADMISSION

Free

HOW

Taxi–10 mins from city centre

Fun Fact ! Built during the late 19th century, it is one of the oldest structures in Johor Bahru.

The Zon Duty-Free Shopping Complex *

Shop for electronics, chocolates, fashion and more at bargain prices!

When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6072274045
www.zon.com.my
Fun Fact !
It is the largest duty-free complex in the

Danga City Mall *

This mall is popular among locals to shop, dine and enjoy some fun family time.

When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
+6072215008
www.dangacitymall.com

Plaza Angsana *

Head here for local handicrafts and traditional Malay outfits such as Baju Kebaya, Baju Kurung and Baju Melayu.

When
Daily, 8.00am – 6.00pm
How
By foot–5 mins from city
Contact
+6072351420

Johor Bahru City Square

You can shop for fashion, furniture, lifestyle items and more.

When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
By foot–5-mins from city
Contact
+6072263668
www.citysquarejb.com

Holiday Plaza*

A one-stop centre to get your electronics, gadgets and DVDs.

When Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm How Taxi–5 mins from city Contact +6072762620

Lontong *

‘Nasi himpit’ (compressed rice) splashed with tangy and spicy coconut sauce, boiled egg, vegetables and chilli.

Ikan Asam Pedas *

This amazing dish of Mackerel fish cooked in a sour and spicy sauce is best eaten with rice.

Satay *

Grilled chunks of beef, chicken or mutton on a stick, dipped into tangy peanut sauce. Simply yummy!

Murtabak

Scrumptious minced meat, egg and onions, stuffed into flatbread and pan-cooked to perfection.

Mee Rebus

Simple stringy noodle dish with spicy and slightly sweet brown soup garnished with dried shrimp, vegetables and boiled egg.


Morning

JB cityscape
Start your day with coffee at Kluang Rail Coffee at Plaza Kotaraya and have a scenic city tour of unique buildings around town.
• Sultan Ibrahim Building
• Sultan Abu Bakar Mosque
• Johor Old Chinese Temple

Afternoon

Exquisitely Johor
Explore the beauty of traditional Johor houses at Rumah Limas.

Evening

Nig ht out at Danga Bay Have dinner at one of the alfresco cafes by the beach while being entertained by live music. Cap off your night with a stroll along the sea-side.

Morning

Shop for handicrafts
Head over to Plaza Angsana for batik and songket and JARO Malaysia Handicrafts Centre to buy handicrafts made by disabled people.

Afternoon

Out and about
Visit Istana Garden for a walk in the park, check out Sultan Abu Bakar Museum for some Johor royal heritage and bring your kids to Johor Bahru Zoo for some animal fun time.

Evening

Dine and shop
Dine at one of the many restaurants along Jalan Dhobi and then head over to the nearby Bazaar JB to shop for knick-knacks.

Morning

Art and heritage
Enrich your trip with art and cultural learning at MAWAR Gallery and Johor Art Gallery.

Afternoon

Shop till you dro p!
Mall-hopping around the city.
• City Square
• Plaza Kotaraya
• The Zon
• Holiday Plaza
• Danga City Mall

Evening

Divine dinner cruise
Have scrumptious dinner on-board a cruise with vibrant views of JB city and the Tebrau Strait.

Special Feature I

Malaysia: Your world class health and wellness destination
Medical tourism at its best By Jayne Kam

Mention Malaysia and you’ll most likely have thoughts of serene beaches, eco-activities, modern cities and traditional values. In recent years, medical tourism has been added to this equation of the many things to do in this country of melting pot of cultures, thanks to the Malaysia Healthcare Travel Council (MHTC) under the Ministry of Health Malaysia. Helming Malaysia’s medical tourism, MHTC’s tasks include placing Malaysia on the global map as one of the top destinations for healthcare in the world while promoting pioneering efforts by local medical facilitators. It also functions as a governing body to ensure that policies are in place and constant efforts are made to give the best quality service to patients. Because of these, plenty have visited from across the globe to seek top-notched healthcare at reputed medical centres here. Why, you ask. The reasons are obvious. For a start, you get excellent care for less. Yes, competitive pricing and holistic healthcare by highly-skilled, world-class practitioners make the choice so much easier. That and the fact that the latest medical equipment is provided for your piece of mind. You also have the option of recuperating post-treatment amongst the natural wonders in the country. One thing’s for sure, you’ll never look at recovery the same way again! Other factors like social and political stability, great infrastructure, tropical climate and easy visa applications help influence decisions to opt for medical care here. Expect warm, friendly Malaysian hospitality that will help you feel comfortable throughout your entire medical care. Waiting for hours is also a thing of the past as integrated medical systems ensures that you will receive your consultation as quickly as possible. Language barrier? Very minimal. You’ll be secured in knowing that English is widely spoken and interpreters are available upon request. Maybe having a look at proven track records, testimonials and great recovery periods will help seal your treatment deal. Or perhaps internationally-certified accreditations like Joint Commission International (JCI) and the national Malaysian Society for Quality in Health (MSQH) at almost every private medical centre will do it for you. In addition, plenty of tour agencies and private hospitals are offering healthcare and stay packages starting from RM1200 so that even families can enjoy their time here while offering their support to their loved ones. If you prefer to select your own, there are plenty of budget to six-star accommodations as well. So now you know where you should seek medical treatment, be it for cosmetic reconstruction or enhancement like rhinoplasty, liposuction and chin augmentation; or serious medical issues. Having the Malaysian experience of food, culture, nature and heritage in between treatments is a plus point too!

FACTS
• Malaysia has medical
achievements including many ‘firsts’ such as key-hole (endoscopic) surgery and mechanical heart assist device implant (Thoratec IVAD), the first in Asia and Australasia.

Source
www.myhealthcare.gov.my Healthcare Malaysia magazine • All healthcare facilities are strictly monitored by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia and regulated by Private Healthcare Facilities and Services Act 1998.

Source
www.myhealthcare.gov.my • Extended stays and visa application for medical tourism can be found in detail at www.imi.gov.my

CONTACTS
Malaysia Healt hcare Travel Council
(Ministry of Health Malaysia)
Unit A-13-8, Level 13, Block A,
UOA Tower, Bangsar, No. 5,
Jalan Bangsar Utama, 59000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
tel +60322832003
fax +60322831025
email info_mhtc@moh.gov.my
www.myhealthcare.gov.my
www.moh.gov.my

Head Office of
Tourism Malaysia
9th Floor, No. 2, Tower 1, Jalan P5/6,
Precint 5, 62200 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
tel +60388918000
tourism info line 1300885050
email enquiries@tourism.gov.my
www.tourism.gov.my
www.matic.gov.my

Malaysia Healt hcare
8th Floor, West Wing, Menara Rohas
Perkasa, No. 9, Jalan P. Ramlee,
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
tel +60327195582
fax +60327195588
www.malaysiahealthcare.com

Headquarters of
the Department of
Immigration , Malaysia
(Ministry of Home Affairs)
Level 1-7 (Podium), No.15,
Persiaran Perdana, Precint 2,
62550 Putrajaya, Malaysia.
tel +60388801000



KUALA TERENGGANU

Kenyir Lake *

A man-made wonder which has so many eco-related activities for your thrills!

When
All Day
Admission
RM1, Camera-RM5, Fishing-RM10
How
Taxi–50 mins from city
Contact
Kenyir Lake Tourist Information Centre
+6096267788 / 6668498
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
FUN FACT!
Within the lake area are 340 mini-islands, floating chalets, caves, rivers and vwaterfalls!

Sekayu Recreational Forest Reserve *

Known for its seven-tier waterfall, you can also explore the fruit orchard and Terrapin Conservation Centre.

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Playground/Fishing-RM5 per hour (each)
How
Taxi–40 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu State Forestry Department
+6096274122 / 6274155 / 6274156
www.trgforestry.terengganu.gov.my
Smart Tip
Avoid the waterfall when it rains as it’s prone to flash floods.

Batu Buruk Beach *

Enjoy various recreation activities on the beach, like flying a ‘Wau Bulan’, an intricately designed Malaysian moon-kite.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Check out traditional dances and games every weekend.

Islands *

Glittering waters and powder-white beaches beckon your inner beach bum at Pulau Kapas and Pulau Redang.

When
All Day
How
Redang: Taxi–30 mins to Merang Jetty, Speedboat–40 mins (RM80 return)
Kapas: Taxi–10 mins to Marang Jetty, Speedboat–10 mins (RM35 return)
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Pulau Redang is a designated marine park, so do maximize your diving and snorkelling time.

La Hot Springs *

Love the soothing effect when submerging in a hot spring? Head on then to Gunung Tebu Forest Reserve.

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–1hr from city
Contact
Terengganu State Forestry Department
+6096274122 / 6274155 / 6274156
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Smart Tip
Don’t forget to rehydrate.

Chemerung Waterfall *

Luscious is what comes to mind when you dip in the cool waters at the base of the waterfall.

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–1hr from city
Contact
Terengganu State Forestry Department
+6096274122 / 6274155 / 6274156
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Fun Fact !
It’s Malaysia’s highest waterfall, cascading from 305 metres up.

Kuala Terengganu Waterfront*

A great spot to unwind and watch the sunset after a long day of activities.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my

Islamic Civilisation Park *

One of its kind, learn about rich Islamic heritage and innovations. Don’t forget to visit the dazzling Crystal Mosque!

When
Sun-Thur, 10.00am – 7.00pm,
Fri and Sat, 9.00am – 7.00pm
Admission
From RM25
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
+6096278888
www.tti.com.my
Fun Fact !
There’s a buggy service complete with a guided tour.
Smart Tip
Dress appropriately for the park. For females, wear a scarf around your head before entering the mosque.

Batu Bersurat Memorial *

Beyond the memorial gate is the Inscribed Stone of Terengganu which gives evidence of one of the earliest ‘Jawi’ writings in Southeast Asia.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Free (contributions are welcomed)
How
Taxi–40 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
It is listed in UNESCO’s Memory of the World.

Chinatown *

It’s not surprising that ancient architecture and preserved buildings here made it to UNESCO’s World Monument Watch Programme.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5mins from city centre
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
This former commercial hub was the reason for the development of this city.

Terengganu State Museum *

The largest museum in Malaysia featuring century-old artefacts and the original ‘Batu Bersurat’ (Inscribed Stone).

When
Sat-Thur, 9.00am – 5.00pm;
Fri, 9.00am – 12.00pm,
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Closed Hari Raya Puasa and Hari Raya
Haji holidays.
Admission
RM5-Adult,
RM2-Child (below 12 years old)
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my

Bukit Puteri *

Accessible via an escalator at the Waterfront Bazaar, the former Princess Hill fort offers breathtaking views and important historical facts.

When
Sat-Thur and Public Holiday,
9.00am – 5.00pm;
Fri, 9.00am – 12.00pm,
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Admission
RM1-Adult,
RM0.50-Child (below 12 years old)
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Bukit Puteri Management
+6096178831
www.museum.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Other attractions–lighthouse, canons and graveyards.

Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque*

Where else can you find an awe-inspiring floating mosque?

When
All Day (except prayer times)
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Smart Tip
Take pictures during high tide as the mosque really looks like it’s floating onwater. Dress appropriately when entering mosque—females must wear head scarves.

Seberang Takir *

See Terengganu’s cottage industry by watching villagers make ‘Keropok Lekor’, batik printing, dried salted fish and more!

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city to Kuala Terengganu
Waterfront,
Boat–5 mins across the river.
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my

Boat Making *

Cross over to Pulau Duyong and witness traditional boat making by skilled craftsmen.

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Smart -Tip
Bring your camera to capture this nearly-dying craft.

Pura Tanjung Sabtu *

Marvel at the nine beautifully preserved 200 year-old traditional wooden houses.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Pura Tanjung Sabtu
+6096153655
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Nominated ‘Aga Khan Award for Architecture’ in 2007
Smart -Tip
Stay at the houses to get an overall experience!

Malaysian Handicraft Centre*

Get your hands on hand-woven baskets, wood carvings, ‘batik’ and ‘songket’ (weaved cloth).

When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Try printing your own batik!

Noor Arfa Craft Complex *

Ready-made stylish ‘batik’, ‘sarong’ and ‘songket’ for you to flaunt back home.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm;
Restaurant, 11.00am – 11.00pm
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
+ 6096179700
www.noor-arfa.com.my

Pasar Payang Central Market*

Brass wares everywhere you look! There are others things to buy too like apparel and fresh produces.

When
Daily, 10:00am – 10:00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Terengganu Tourism Information Centre
+6096231553
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my
Smart Tip
Bargaining is a must!

Sutera Semai Silk Gallery *

Gorgeous hand-woven silk, anyone?

When
All Day (except prayer times)
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Permint Sutera Semai
+6096171355
www.tourism.terengganu.gov.my

Nasi Dagang *

One thing’s for sure—a plate of this aromatic Siamese white rice and glutinous rice mix, drenched with thick, curry-like fish gravy will set you for the day.

Satar *

A cone-shaped banana leaf stuffed with succulent fish paste filling of coconut milk, ginger, herbs and spices, grilled over charcoal. Simply lip-smacking!

Keropok Lekor *

Deep-fried fish sausages, one-of-a-kind and utterly scrumptious.

Ayam Percik *

Spicy and juicy goodness of roasted chicken basted with a lemongrass-based paste.

Laksam*

Thick, coconut and fish gravy served with slices of rolled rice flour dough. Words can’t describe how delicious this dish is!

Other must-eats : Lemang, Otak-Otak, Seafood, Stuffed Crab, Kuih Akok

Morning

Hunt for brea kfast
Local food at its best
• Street vendors along Jalan Sultan Sulaiman and at Central Market.
A dose of culture and history
Learn about the rich heritage of this city.
• Terengganu State Museum
• Bukit Puteri
• Chinatown
• Tengku Tengah Zaharah Mosque
• Istana Maziah
• Seberang Takir

Evening

Recreational fun Watch the beautiful sunset, have a nice evening stroll and sample delicious food!
• Kuala Terengganu Waterfront and Bazaar

Morning

Explore the de p blue sea !
Dive, swim, island hop and get that tan
you’ve always wanted. • Pulau Kapas
• Pulau Redang

Afternoon

Souvenir -hunting Get your hands on traditional craft souvenirs!
• Malaysian Handicraft Centre
• Noor Arfa Craft Complex
• Sutera Semai Silk Gallery

Evening

Shop and indulge
Brassware hunt and mouth-watering fare!
• Pasar Payang Central Market and food court

Morning

Immerse in nature
There’s so much to discover
• Kenyir Lake

Evening

The perfect matc h!
Enjoy activities at the beach and head for succulent seafood after!
• Batu Buruk Beach
• Tian Kee Restaurant


KOTA BHARU

Experience untainted Malay culture and heritage coupled with scenic natural landmarks, museums and traditional handicrafts.
DID YOU KNOW ?
• The state of Kelantan is also known as ‘The Cradle of Malay Culture’.
• Kota Bharu was the landing port for the Japanese invasion of Malaya during WWII

Perhentian Island *

A must-go for its pristine white beaches, clear water and amazing snorkelling.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–1 hr from city centre to Kuala Besut, Speedboat–30 mins from Kuala Besut to Pulau Perhentian
Smart Tip
Perhentian Island consists of two islands--Perhentian Besar is more suitable for families, and Perhentian Kecil is buzzing with young adults and couples on honeymoon.

Gelanggang Seni *

Enjoy true Malay heritage
performances here such as ‘wayang kulit’ (shadow puppetry), ‘silat’ (art of self-defense), and ‘wau’ (traditional kite).
When
Mon, Wed and Sat, 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Mon and Sat, 9.00pm – 12.00am
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6097443124
Fun Fact !
‘Wayang kulit’ was performed during the old days as entertainment during weddings, births, in honouring teachers, and to celebrate a good rice harvest.

Merdeka Square

This historical landmark was established as a memorial for World War I.

When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my

Sabak Besar Fishing Village

Experience Malay life at this picturesque fishing pier, where hundreds of colourful boats line up the shore.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my
Smart Tip
Best to visit before 2.30pm, when fishermen return with their day’s catch.

Cahaya Bulan Beach *

Popular beach among locals to enjoy picnic, beach activities and the calm ocean breeze.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Smart Tip
En route to the beach, visit the vibrant handicraft area that produces authentic Kelantanese ‘batik’, ‘songket’ and ‘wau’ (traditional kites).

Jeram Pasu Waterfalls

Surrounded by lush nature and serene jungle atmosphere, have a splashing great time dipping into the crystal clear icy water that is truly refreshing!

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–30 mins from city

Bisikan Bayu Beach

This ‘Beach of the Whispering Breeze’ is lined up with tall casuarinas that offer a quiet shade—great for family picnics by the beach.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–30 mins from city

Bank Kerapu (War Museum)

Offers fascinating exhibits of documents, pictures and military paraphernalia related to the Japanese occupation in the country.

When
10.30am – 5.45pm. Closed Fridays.
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6097482266
Fun Fact !
Originally constructed in 1912 as the state’s first bank, the Japanese army turned it into the HQ of Kempetai-the feared secret police during World War II.

Islamic Museum *

Learn about intricate Islamic arts and crafts as well as documents that mark the history and influence of Islam in Kelantan.

When
10.30am – 5.45pm. Closed Fridays.
Admission
RM2-Adult, RM1-Child
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6097482266
Fun Fact !
This museum also houses a picture gallery of Prophet Muhammad’s personal belongings.

Handicraft Village and Craft Museum (Balai Getam Guri) *

Have a leisurely day browsing traditional tools and handicrafts at this museum, set in a charming Kelantanese village setting.

When
8.30am – 4.45pm. Closed Fridays
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my
Smart Tip
Cultural shows and craft demonstrations are held from time to time. Contact Kelantan Tourism Board for more info.

Istana Jahar (Museum of Royal Tradition and Customs)

Gain insight into Kelantan’s monarchy at this gallery showcasing equipment and outfits for royal ceremonies.

When
10.30am – 5.45pm. Closed Fridays
Admission
RM2-Adult, RM1-Child
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6097482266
Fun Fact !
Built in 1855 by Sultan Muhammad II for his grandson Long Kundur, this old castle is a fine example of Kelantan’s great craftsmanship.

Kelantan State Museum

This museum showcases precious arts, crafts and traditional musical instruments of Kelantan.

When
8.30am – 4.45pm.
Admission
RM2-Adult, RM1-Child
How
Taxi–5 mins from city centre
Contact
Kelantan State Museum
+6097444666
Smart Tip
Check out the Saturday weekly market from 9.00am-4.00pm where locals exhibit and sell their wares.

Wat Photivihan

This exquisite Buddhist temple is home to a 40-metre reclining Buddha, one of the longest in South East Asia.

When
All Day
Admissionc Free
How
Taxi–45 mins from city

Pasar Siti Khadijah *

One of Kelantan’s landmark attractions, find fresh goods such as vegetables, local snacks, tropical fruits and more.

When
6.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my
Fun Fact !
The lively atmosphere of chitter-chatter between the mostly women traders and visitors is a sight to behold.

Wakaf Che Yeh *

This bustling open-air night market is great for bargains on clothes, knick-knacks and local street food.

When
6.00pm – 2.00am
How
Taxi–10 mins city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my

KB Mall

Kota Bharu’s biggest shopping mall where you will find everything from lifestyle items to fresh produces.

When
10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my

Rantau Panjang Free Trade Zone *

Duty-free shopping at its best where you find items ranging from clothes to electronic goods, decorative items to handicrafts and souvenirs.

When
8.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–45 mins from city
Bus 29 at Merdeka Square bus station
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my

Bazaar Buluh Kubu

Ladies will absolutely go crazy here for the wide variety of textile including batik and intricately hand-woven ‘songket’.

When
9.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Kelantan Tourism Board
+6097477554
www.tic.kelantan.gov.my

Nasi Dagang *

This authentic Malaysian east coast cuisine consists of steamed rice in coconut milk, complemented with boiled egg, fried coconut, vegetable pickle, ‘sambal’, and either fish or prawn curry.

Laksam *

White rolls of thick rice flour noodles splashed with flavoursome fish and coconut gravy. It’s creamy, spicy and tasty!

Pulut Panggang

A Kelantanese appetiser that’s easily available at the night markets, this grilled glutinous rice wrapped in banana leaves is simply delish!

Ayam Percik

Satisfy your tummy with this savoury meal of chicken that is roasted in local herbs and served with thick and flavourful coconut sauce.

Other must-eats: Nasi Berlauk, Nasi Tumpang, Kuih Tepung Pelita, Kuih Puteri Mandi


Special Feature II

AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER
Vacation with your loved one is not about getting away, it’s about getting in touch.
By Irvin Hanni

Lock in the love and reignite the fire in your relationship with an exotic romantic holiday in Malaysia. A country rich in natural beauty as well as in culture and heritage, you can be sure that whichever destination picked, a memorable affair awaits you love birds.

Intimate Island Fling
Nothing beats soft waves crashing gently on the glistening golden sands and swaying palm trees to serenade your lover. Malaysia with its wellknown stunning shores offers plenty of that for the perfect island honeymoon. Begin your love journey by pampering your sweetheart with the ultimate spa retreat at blissful Tanjong Jara or Pangkor Laut. Or marvel at Tioman Island’s gorgeous and colourful palate of corals and fishes while snorkelling together hand in hand. Your love is priceless; why not splurge on a private yacht cruise at Langkawi Island where you luxuriate in scenic sunset sail over the Andaman Sea. If you are after an intimate night under the stars, Kapalai Island lets you enjoy each other’s embrace while sipping champagne on your private bungalow deck, overlooking the beautiful and serene Celebes Sea. A private romantic candle light dinner on a secluded beach in Perhentian Island can also be arranged, chaperoned only by sultry breeze and the bright moonshine.

Exotic Date wit h Nature
Sand and sea not your cup of tea? Then, keep the passion burning with lots of warm hugs amidst cool climate at some of Malaysia’s most enticing nature spots. Plan a date at Kinabalu Park, a good place to see Bornean flora and fauna with the majestic Mount Kinabalu in the background. Or take pleasure in a stroll along the scenic tea plantations at Cameron Highlands and cap off your date with a spontaneous picnic with chocolatedipped fresh strawberries and hot tea. You can also make your way over to Kenyir Lake and indulge in total relaxation surrounded by the calm lake waters and ample greenery. The more adventurous couples will certainly like exploring the exotic tropical rainforest of Mulu National Park on a small wooden boat.

Nostalgia on the Heritage Lane
A leisurely activity is also food for romance. How about renting a pimped-out trishaw and spend a fun day sightseeing around Malacca and Penang, where together you take a walk down memory lane to see the unique fusion of Malaysian heritage mixed with western influences. Meanwhile at the idyllic Sarawak Cultural Village, the lush traditional village setting not only paints a picturesque backdrop for a pleasant date but you’ll also get to experience the fascinating cultural traits of different Borneo tribes.

Rendezvous in the City
Rich cultural heritage amidst the brilliant cosmopolitanism, the cities of Malaysia are also buzzing with romance and glamour. What better way to see Kuala Lumpur than via a romantic helicopter ride? Love is literally in the air as you fly 1000 feet above ground level on a scenic tour around the capital city with the one you adore. The great cityscape can also be enjoyed from atop KL Tower, where you savour an exquisite candle light dinner at the Atmosphere 360º Revolving Restaurant. If height makes you dizzy, how about a téte-á-téte by the water? Surprise your partner with an enticing dinner cruise along the Tebrau Straits in Johor Bahru. Or perhaps you both would liketo hop on a lovely traditional boat sail around Lake Putrajaya and cherish a tranquil moment while marvelling at the great buildings. And like cherry on top of a cupcake, end your passionate holiday with a stroll along the Kuching Waterfront during sunset. Hand in hand and sharing an ice cream cone together, a sweet moment like this is simple but will definitely be treasured for a long time. With endless romantic getaways ready to fill your fling with passion, it’s time to whisk your lover away for a truly unforgettable vacation in Malaysia. After all, couples who travel together stay together, agree?

CONTACTS
Kuala Lum pur Sky Tour
+60321664755
www.acealtairtravels.com

KL Tower Atmos phere 360
+60320202121
www.kltower.com.my

Pang kor Laut Resort
+60327831000
www.pangkorlautresort.com

Tanjong Jara Resort
+60327831000
www.tanjungjararesort.com

Pulau Lang kawi yac ht charter
+60134073166
www.bluewatersailing.com

Putrajaya Lake cruise
+60388885539
www.cruisetasikputrajaya.com

Johor Bahru cruise dinner
+60177039988
www.dangabay.com

Kenyir Lake
+609626202
www.kenyirlake.com

Sarawa k Cultural Village
+6082846411
www.scv.com.my


Alor Setar

Menara Alor Setar *

An iconic modern symbol, it stands at 165.5 metres tall and offers a breathtaking view of the city’s skyline.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 10.00pm
Admission
RM6-Adult, RM3-Child (6-12 years)
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6047202234 / 7202901
www.menaraalorstar.com.my
Fun Fact !
It has a rotating restaurant called Seri Angkasa so you can dine while enjoying the gorgeous view!

Pantai Merdeka *

Get into some water sports action, picnics or just laze under the sun. There’s island hopping and visiting the nearby fishing village too!

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–30 mins from city
Contact
Kuala Muda District, Kuala Lumpur
Tourist Office: +60326158188
Tourism Infoline : 1300885050
Smart Tip
Wear light clothing, drink plenty of water and don’t forget your sun block!

Hutan Lipur Sungai Sedim *

Enjoy extreme sports like white water rafting and rubber tubing or fall in love with nature again with the lush flora and fauna.

When
Recreation Park-All Day
Tree Top Walk-Daily, 8.30am
– 5.30pm. Closed during extreme weather.
Admission
Recreation Park-Free
Tree Top Walk – RM1 Adult, RM6 Child
How
Taxi–3hrs from city
Mini-Van: Check with your hotel for arrangements.
Contact
Gunung Inas Forest Reserve, Kulim District
Kedah Tourist Office:
+6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
Fun Fact !
You can spend the night camping at designated camp sites
Smart Tip
Bring extra clothes, insect repellent, drink plenty of water, and rent a car / 4WD (a great way to explore the sights along the way)

Batu Hampar Waterfalls *

Pack your goodies and enjoy a fun picnic by the waterfalls. Great for swimming and hiking too!

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–1hr from city
Contact
Gunung Jerai Recreational Park, Yan District
Kedah Tourist Office:
+6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050

Gunung Keriang

The place for adventure seekers to jungle trek, do rock climbing, explore caves and even search for some crystals, if you’re lucky.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Gunung Keriang Recreational Park, Kota Setar District
Kedah Tourist Office:
+6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
Smart Tip
Wear appropriate gear during extreme sports and drink plenty of water.


Kota Kuala Kedah *

Marvel at the fort from days gone by, built to ward off enemies from the sea. Have some fresh seafood next door at the fishing village thereafter.

When
Sat-Thur, 9.00am – 6.00pm;
Fri, 9.00am – 12.30pm,
2.30pm – 6.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–1hr from city
Contact
Kompleks Sejarah Kota Kuala Kedah:
+6047319297
Kedah Tourist Office:
+6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
www.tourism.gov.my
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes and drink plenty of water.

Muzium Padi *

Everything and anything related to paddy is on display and you can even experience a bullock cart ride (‘kereta lembu’) on weekends.

When
Sat-Thur, 9.00am – 5.00pm;
Fri, 9.00am – 12.30pm,
2.30pm – 5.00pm
Admission
RM3-Adult, RM1-Child, RM2-Camera
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Muzium Padi (Paddy Museum) :
+6047351315
Kedah Museum Board :
+6047331162
www.tourism.gov.my
Fun Fact !
It has a cool 360-degree mural by North
Korean artists.
Smart Tip
Bring small change for admission tickets.

Balai Seni Negeri *

Great works of art are on display– paintings, photographs, musical instruments and many more.

When
Sat-Thur, 10.00am – 6.00pm;
Fri, 10.00am – 12.00pm,
2.00pm – 6.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Medan Bandar, Jalan Raja
+6047325752
www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/kedahstate- art-gallery Fun Fact !
There are exhibitions happening on intervals!

Wat Nikrodharam *

Located downtown is the most imposing Buddhist temple complex, resplendent with gilded roofs and colourful mosaic walls.

When
Mon-Fri, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
On foot–15 mins
Contact
Medan Bandar, Jalan Raja
+6047325752
Smart Tip
Wear decent clothing when visiting the temple complex.

Muzium Diraja Kedah

Pretend that you’re royalty while walking through the amazing displays of Kedah’s monarchy including the royal carriages and boats in the courtyard.

When
Sat-Thur, 10.00am – 6.00pm;
Fri, 9.30am – 12.00pm,
2.00pm – 6.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
On foot–15 mins
Contact
+6047327937
www.jmm.gov.my/ms/museum/kedahroyal- museum

Rumah Kelahiran Mahathir *

Visit the restored home of Malaysia’s fourth Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and get insights on his formative years.

When
Tue-Sun, 10.00am – 5.00pm;
Fri, 10.00am – 12.00pm,
3.00pm – 5.00pm
Closed Mon except Public and School Holidays
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Lorong Kilang Ais, Jalan Pegawai The National Archives Malaysia (Kedah Branch): +6047722319
Tourism Malaysia Kedah Office: +6047312322 / 7301322
www.arkib.gov.my/rumah_kelahiran_ mahathir
Fun Fact !
The furnishings inside the house is from the 1920’s

Masjid Zahir

Old as it is grand, this state mosque is truly an architectural wonder which is a must visit for all.

When
All Day (except during prayer times)
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Lorong Kilang Ais, Jalan Pegawai
Tourism Malaysia Kedah Office:
+6047312322 / 7301322
www.tourism.gov.my
Smart Tip
Wear clothing which covers arms and legs before entering the mosque. For ladies, wear a scarf over your head.

Muzium Arkeologi Lembah Bujang *

Ancient artefacts like pottery, stoneware and even beads can be observed at the oldest centre of international trade, which also has relics of temples (stupa).

When
Sat-Thur, 8.00am – 4.15pm;
Fri, 8.00am – 12.00pm,
3.00pm – 4.15pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–30 mins from city
Contact
+6044572005
www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/lembahbujang- archaeological-museum
Smart Tip
Wear light clothing and drink plenty of water

Pekan Rabu *

Although it means ‘Wednesday Market’, it opens daily and offers handicrafts, clothes, accessories and everything else under the sun!

When
Daily, 8.00am – 9.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
www.pekanrabu.com/preng.html
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes and bargain as much as you can.

Plaza Kuala Kedah

It’s the best place to buy dried seafood and compressed shrimp paste (‘belacan’).

When
Daily, 9.00am – 9.00pm
How
Taxi–1hr from city
Contact
Kedah Tourist Office: +6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
Fun Fact !
Fresh seafood can be frozen for you to take home.
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes and bargain as much as you can.

City Plaza *

Expect loads of goodies to buy like local trinkets to designer labels.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 9.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Kedah Tourist Office: +6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
Fun Fact !
There are entertainment outlets, restaurants and even a hotel attached to this mall.

Souq Al-Bukhary

A unique combination of a shopping mall and a bazaar, with awe-inspiring Moorish architecture and has plenty of shopping opportunities especially for antiques.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Kedah Tourist Office: +6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline: 1300885050
Smart Tip
Bargain away!

Plaza Putra *

The only tech mall offering a vast range of electronic products at the best price.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 9.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Kedah Tourist Office: +6047312322 / 7301322
Tourism Infoline : 1300885050
Smart Tip
No harm bargaining and insist on receipts / warranties

Nasi Lemak *

The northern version of this famous Malaysian breakfast staple is richer, spicier and simply mouth-watering! Its rice cooked in coconut milk, served with tasty condiments with mixed gravy. Yummy!

Laksa*

A delicious bowl of rice noodles immersed in thick, spicy fish gravy is the best thing to have on a rainy day or when you don’t want to have too much.

Curry Mee

Nothing has ever tasted so good than a steamy bowl of yellow rice noodles, served with fried tofu, fresh cockles in spicy curry paste gravy.

Pulut

Glutinous rice (beras pulut) from Kedah is said to be the best and the cooked variations include ‘pulut kuning’, ‘pulut sambal’, ‘pulut inti’ and many other sweet or savoury types.

Asam Pedas *

There’s always room for ‘Asam Pedas’, a flavourful spicy gravy dish normally cooked with fish. Eat it with steaming hot rice and you just can’t get enough of it!

Other must-eats: Dodol, Baulu, Nasi Ulam, Pekasam


Nearby States'Attractions

PERLIS

Capital Kangar

DO and SEE
Snake Farm, Al-Hussein Floating Mosque, Melati Lake, Kelam Cave, Mount Medan.

EAT
Laksa, Harumanis Mango, Grilled Seafood.

BUY
Household Goods @ Padang Besar

Market.
Fly wit h Air Asia to Alor Setar–45 mins by taxi to Kangar.

PERAK

Capital Ipoh

DO and SEE
Kellie’s Castle, Pangkor Island, Tempurung Cave, Royal Belum State Park, Off-Road Driving @ Lasah, Whitewater Rafting, Ipoh Heritage Trail.

EAT
Ipoh Hor Fun (flat rice noodles in soup), Bean Sprout Chicken Rice, Salt-Baked Chicken.

BUY
Fragrant Biscuit, Pottery @ Jalan Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh White Coffee.

Fly wit h Air Asia to
LCC Terminal, KL or Penang—2hrs by bus/taxi to Ipoh.

PAHANG

Capital Kuantan

DO and SEE
Taman Negara National Park, Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Chini Lake, Cherating Beach, Pulau Keladi Cultural Village, Fraser’s Hill.

EAT
Seafood, Hainanese Cuisine, Otak-Otak (steamed herbed fish paste), Steamboat.

BUY
Handicrafts and Batik. Fly wit h Air Asia to Kuala Terengganu–1hr 15 mins by taxi to Kuantan.

MALACCA

Capital Malacca city

DO and SEE
The Dutch Square, Jonker Street, River Cruise, The Heritage Walk, Maritime Museum, Taming Sari Revolving Tower, Portuguese Settlement, Mini ASEAN Park, Night Safari, Peranakan Museum.

EAT
Chicken Rice Ball, Cendol, Portuguese-Style Seafood, Asam Pedas, Peranakan Cuisine.

BUY
Antiques, Dried Seafood Products, Handicrafts.

Fly wit h Air Asia to
LCC Terminal, KL–1hr 30 mins by taxi to Malacca city.

NEGERI SEMBILAN

Capital Seremban

DO and SEE
Seri Menanti Palace Museum, Seremban Cultural Complex, Port Dickson (popular seaside town), Ulu Bendol Recreational Forest, Pedas Hot Springs.

EAT
Siew Pau (baked pastry with filling), Beef Noodle, Hakka Noodle.

BUY
Goods at Nilai 3 Wholesale Centre (the largest in Malaysia). Fly wit h Air Asia to LCC Terminal, KL–30 mins by taxi to Seremban.


Kuching

Borneo Highlands

Kayak through the rainforest, swim with the Bidayuhs, and feed the Orang Utans at the Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

When
All Day
Admision
RM218/person with min two persons per trip.
How
Hotel pick up, then kayak to destination.
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The longer the kayak, the faster it goes!

Smart Tip
Pack extra clothes and dress in comfort.

Santubong

Get close with the endangered Irrawady dolphin species in the most eco-friendly way, kayaking.

When
Session time/date varies. Advance booking required for schedule.
Admision
RM118/person
How
Hotel pick up, then kayak to destination.
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The Irrawady has a large melon and a blunt, round head compared to the common dolphins.

Kampung Panchor Dayak *

Relax yourself and soak in Panchor Hot Spring, surrounded by peaceful green surroundings.

When
All Day
Admision
RM3–Adult, Free–Child.
How
Taxi–45 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The Dayaks believe that this hot spring is the “miracle pool” as it cures all sorts of illnesses.
Smart Tip
The locals are particular with exposing too much skin, so just get in with shorts and loose t-shirts.

Buntal

Bird watching is best during dusk for rare, almost extinct species.

When
Morning to evening (preferably Oct–Mar)
Admision
Free
How
Taxi/Bus (from RM10.00-RM50.00 one-way)–30 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The Eurasian Oystercatcher and Pied avocet—two rare bird species found in Buntal in 2009 created some buzz for Malaysia.
Smart Tip
Great place for professional and amateur photographers.

The Waterfront *

This one-kilometre strip next to the riverside is a popular haunt for sunset watching, jogging, or even just lounging to watch the world go by.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Bus/Taxi/Foot
Contact
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
Not regarded as being rude in anyways, locals used to just throw the fee into the boat as they leave.
Smart Tip
For RM0.50, explore the other side of town for a personal adventure.


The Cat Museum *

Cat lovers, rejoice! Learn interesting facts about your furry feline friends at the only cat museum in Malaysia.

When
9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Petra Jaya Transport No.2B or 2C
Contact
Cat Museum Sarawak
+6082446688 ext. 805
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
This museum is located on a hill, 60 metres above sea level.

Tua Pek Kong Temple *

The oldest temple in Kuching dated 1843 with a deity specially sculptured and imported from Xiamen, China.

When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
10-min walk from Tune Hotel Sarawak
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
A seven-story pagoda was built to worship the Goddess of Mercy.

Fort Margherita *

A historical mark of Sarawak’s Brooke Dynasty and named after Charles Brooke’s wife Margaret Alice Lili de Wind.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Admission
Free
How
Water taxi from The Waterfront (RM0.50)
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The fort was built to protect Kuching in 1879, but the cannons were only fired during WWII when the Japanese attempted to bomb it but missed!

Astana

Presented by Charles Brooke as wedding gift to his wife, this beautiful palace opposite Kuching Waterfront is now home to Sarawak’s Governor.

When
Only open during major events
e.g. Hari Raya
Admission
Free
How
Water taxi from The Waterfront (RM0.50)
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com

Sarawak National Museum *

Touted as one of Southeast Asia’s best museums, get in touch with Sarawak’s history from the ancient tribal times till the Brooke Dynasty.

When
Mon–Sun, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Admission
Free
How
5-min walk from Carpenter Street.
Contact
Sarawak Museum Department
+6082244232
www.museum.sarawak.gov.my

The Waterfront*

A popular meeting point for locals and tourists, this boulevard showcases the diversity of Borneo in one place, from natives jungle produce to antiques and more!

When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
2-min walk from major hotels in Kuching
Contact
Kuching Waterfront
+6082426093
www.sedctourism.com

Chinatown *

Find all sorts of local ethnicity goods from food to home appliances at Jalan Padungan, Chinatown.

When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
2-min walk from major hotels in Kuching
Smart Tip
Best place for souvenir shopping!

Kilang Pasu Yong Huat Heng *

Straight from the source, get those beautiful Sarawak vases in all sizes and shapes, at a great deal!

When
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi/Bus–20 mins from major hotels in Kuching
Contact
Yong Huat Heng Brick and
Earthenware Factory
+6082451540
www.sarawaktourism.com
Smart Tip
Request for proper packaging to parcel your vases back home.

Weekend Market *

The busiest market in town that takes over Jalan Satok over the weekends is a good place to shop for everything local at great prices.

When
Late Saturday afternoon
How
Taxi–10 mins from major hotels in
Kuching
Smart Tip
Best place for Sarawak ‘Batik’ and ‘Kek Lapis’.

Hock Lee Centre *

This is the centre for all sorts of things, from cheap clothes, local handicrafts, bookstores, to musical instruments and so much more!

When
10.30am – 9.30pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from major hotels in Kuching
Contact
Hock Lee Group
+6082481193
www.hockleegroup.com.my

Sarawak Liberica Coffee *

Forget overpriced coffee, kick start your holiday with a cup of rich and aromatic local java at a fraction of the price!

Sarawak Laksa *

Slippery vermicelli noodles served in a hot and steamy coconut prawn-paste broth with fresh prawns, shredded chicken and egg as toppings. A must-try.

Kolok Mee *

Savour this addictive springy egg noodle mixed in a concoction of soy sauce, minced meat, ‘char siew’ (roasted pork) and a dollop of garlic oil! Best eaten with fermented chillies.

Sarawak Liberica Coffee *

Forget overpriced coffee, kick start your holiday with a cup of rich and aromatic local java at a fraction of the price!

Kueh Chap *

This comfort food for the locals consists of cubed ‘kueh’ (made of rice-flour) and served in a broth mixed with every part of pork you can imagine. Simple, yet thoroughly satisfying!

Sloppy Joe *

A not-so-typical local delight and it’s utterly scrumptious. Foochow Chinese hamburgers made with minced pork, sautéed in a secret sauce and stuffed in soft, deep-fried sesame-seed coated buns.


Morning

Morning
Sarawakian breakfast !
Authentic local delicacies, Coffee and Kolok Mee.
• Nam Seng @ Jalan Market

Afternoon

A glim pse of the past , and then nature wit h family
• Waterfront Water Taxi
• Sarawak Museum
• Tua Pek Kong Temple
• Sinar Serapi Eco Theme Park

Evening

Delig htful local cuisine
Must-try buffet of various local flavours.
• Planet Sambal


Morning

Morning
Do adventurous stuff !
Get started with fresh jungle breeze as you explore the best of Sarawak.
• Rainforest Kayaking Adventure @ Borneo Highlands

Afternoon

Chill out wit h the wild
Escape from the bustling city life and just enjoy the beauty of nature.
• Bidayuh Village, Kg. Danu
• Kg. Semadang
• Semengoh Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Evening

Time to indulge
Best way to relax after a long day is to indulge in some adventurous.
• Sarawak Laksa @ Chong Choon


Morning

Morning
Shop-till -you -dro p
Take home some hard-to-find local treats!
• The Waterfront
• Jalan Padungan
• Sin Piao Pepper & Birds Nest
• Sarakraf
• Yong Huat Heng Brick and Earthen ware Factory

Afternoon

Lunc h and more !
Eat and be immersed in the very Asian atmosphere. Continue shopping after!
• Sloppy Joe @ Foochow
• ARTrageously Ramsey Ong
• Fabrico
• Unika Sarawak
• YCY Massage

Evening

Sunset dinner

Have seafood dinner like never before! • Lim Hock Ann Seafood @ Damai Beach

Kota Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu *

Towering at 4095 metres high, Mount Kinabalu is the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia.

When
All Day
Admission
Climbers’ permit: RM50-Adult, RM20-Child
How
Taxi–1.5 hrs from city
Minivan: Depart from KK Long- Distance Bus Terminal
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Check out the Sabah tourism website for list of operators to manage your Mount Kinabalu expedition.

Lok Kawi Wildlife Park *

Meet Borneo’s exotic wildlife including tigers, sun bears, proboscis monkeys, and many more!

When
Daily, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Admission
Malaysians : RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
Tourists : RM20-Adult, RM10-Children
How
Taxi–30 mins from city
Contact
+6088765793
www.lokkawiwildlifepark.com
Smart Tip
Get your camera ready as you’ ll never know when these adorable animals may strike a funny pose!

Manukan Island *

This paradise on earth is blessed with white sandy beaches, crystal clear water and golden sunshine–making it a perfect island holiday destination.

When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Speedboat–15 mins from Jesselton Ferry Terminal
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
As part of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park archipelago, you can also go island-hopping to the nearby Sapi, Mamutik, Sulug and Gaya islands.

Kinabalu Botanical Garden

Explore Borneo’s exotic flora such as Podochillus (the world’s smallest orchid species), kerosene plant, and different types of pitcher plants.

When
Daily, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
RM3
How
Taxi–1.5 hrs from anywhere in the city
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Wear comfortable shoes and drink plenty of water.

Poring Hot Springs *

Dip your feet (or your whole body) inside the spring’s hot sulphuric minerals, said to have healing properties for sore muscles.

When
Daily, 7.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM5-Adult, RM1-Child
Tourists: RM15-Adult, RM10-Child
How
Taxi–3 hrs from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
This place hosts other attractions such as Poring Canopy Walkway, Poring Orchid Conservation Centre, Butterfly Farm and Tropical Garden.

Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre

Bird lovers will absolutely love this place which houses exotic Bornean bird species such as the Great Egret, Pacific Reef Egret, Common Sandpiper, Greenshank, Redshank and Night Herons.

When
Tue-Sun, 8.00am – 6.00pm.
Closed on Mondays
(except Public Holidays)
Admission
Malaysians : RM5-Adult, RM3-Child
Tourists : RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
How
Taxi—15-mins from city
Contact
+6088246955
www.sabahwetlands.org
Smart Tip
Bring binoculars, put on a hat and drink plenty of water

Tiga Island

Serene and beautiful, it’s a perfect island retreat to just chill, go kayaking or dip into the natural volcanic mud pool.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–3 hrs from city to Kuala Penyu
Speedboat–1.5 hrs from Kuala Penyu
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
Tiga Island is the location of the first ever season of the hit reality TV show “Survivor”.

Kampung Luanti Fish Spa

A fish spa where you are surrounded by lush nature and refreshing river while fishes nibble on your dead skin cells.

When
Daily, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Malaysians : RM3-Adult, RM1-Child
Tourists : RM5-Adult, RM2-Child
How
Taxi–2.5 hrs from KK city centre
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
There are three types of fishes here– Kelar, Lampan and Buntol, with the biggest fish weighing a whopping 3kg!

Tanjung Aru *

Bring your family here for some beach fun and indulge in water activities like surfing and snorkelling or just laze on the soft sands and soak up some sun.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart tip
Pack some delicious local fares such as satay and fresh coconut drink from the nearby stalls and have a leisurely picnic whilst catching the gorgeous sunset at 6.00pm.

KK Waterfront *

Good for enjoying a great view of the South China Sea as well as peoplewatching, KK Waterfront is the perfect place to chill at any of the restaurants or cafes.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun fact !
Head here at night for some hip and happening clubbing action!

Sabah Museum

This place houses information and exhibits including traditional weapons, costumes, tools, musical instruments and ritual paraphernalia of the diverse tribes of Sabah.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM2
Tourists: RM15
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6088253199
www.museum.sabah.gov.my

Mari Mari Cultural Village

At this idyllic little village, you can see for yourself how Sabah’s five major ethnic tribes live their daily lives just like their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.

When
Daily, fixed schedules–10.00am, 3.00pm and 7.00pm
Admission
Malaysians : RM130-Adult,
RM100-Children
Tourists : RM150-Adult,
RM130-Child
How
Taxi–25 mins from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart tip
Get you camera ready and have fun snapping pictures with the friendly Kadazandusun, Bajau, Murut, Rungus and Lundayeh people.

Kota Kinabalu City Mosque

Also known as the Floating Mosque, this beautiful rendering of Islamic architecture is especially illuminating at night when its silhouette reflects on the man-made lagoon.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Dress conservatively when entering the mosque grounds.

Tanjung Simpang Mengayau *

Sabah’s well-kept secret, Tanjung Simpang Mengayau is still relatively free from hordes of tourists, which makes it the perfect place to chill out on the beach, go swimming or surfing or simply enjoy the stunning panorama.

When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–3 hrs from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608821212
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun fact !
This place is known as the Tip of Borneo because it is located on the southernmost tip of Borneo Island.

Kipandi Butterfly Park

Have a leisurely walk around the park and enjoy the cool atmosphere surrounded by more than 8000 species of plants and over 100 species of butterflies in beautiful colours, patterns and shapes.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 4.00pm
Admision
Malaysians: RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
Tourists : RM30-Adult, RM15-Child
How
Taxi–30 mins from city
Contact
+6088232015
www.kipandi.com

The Green Connection

Experience Sabah’s amazing natural wonders at this eco theme park which houses replicas of the limestone caves, dense jungles and mangroves as well as a coral tank that is modeled after Sipadan Island’s beautiful reefs.

When
Daily, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
RM25-Adult, RM15-Child
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+60138978005
www.the-green-connection.com/green

Filipino Market *

Located right beside KK Waterfront, it is a great place to shop for handicrafts, fabrics, accessories and dainty little mementos for your family and friends back home.

When
Daily, 10.00am – 8.00pm
How
By foot or by taxi from the city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608897621
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Greet the vendors with a big smile and prepare to bargain for the best prices!

Tamu Kota Belud

From fresh veggies and fruits to scrumptious street food, experience authentic local shopping at this weekly market.

When
Sun, 6.00am – 2.00pm
How
Taxi–1 hr from the city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608897621
www.sabahtourism.com

Gaya Street Market *

Every Sunday morning, the whole street is alive and buzzing with traders selling everything from antiques and souvenirs, fruits and flowers and even pets such as cats and hamsters!

When
Sun, 6.30am – 1.00pm
How
By foot or by taxi from the city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608897621
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes and drink plenty of water.

Pekan Nabalu Handicraft Market

Bargain for the best prices on beautiful and hand-made souvenirs such as home accessories adorned with tribal patterns, beautiful cloths and little Sabahan knick-knacks you can bring home.

When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
How
Taxi–1.5 hrs from city
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+608897621
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
There’s a tower located on the lot where you can enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Kinabalu from afar.

Seafood *

Fresh succulent seafood including prawns, lobsters, crabs, squids, oysters and more are cooked in a variety of mouth-watering recipes such as butterfried, sweet and sour, and soy sauce.

Tuaran Mee *

A simple yet flavourful noodle dish that is fried with soy sauce and egg, topped with either beef or seafood and vegetables.

Ngiu Chap

Translated as ‘mixed beef’, you get all the beefy goodness in one dish that consists of minced beef balls, tender beef slices, tripe, tendon, tongue and other cow parts.

Ikan Panggang

Have your pick of fresh fishes such as stingray, barramundi, terubuk and many more–grilled to perfection, dipped into sweet and sour sauce and eaten with or without rice.

Ambuyat

This thick gluey-like porridge made from sago starch and dipped with sweet fruit sauce is a truly yummy comfort food for locals.


Morning

A hearty breakfast
Head to Gaya Street for a choice of old school or established ‘kopitiams’ for a good cup of coffee to go with signature Sabahan snack, ‘Roti Kahwin’.

Afternoon

One with nature
Get acquainted with the lush natural wonders of Borneo.
• Kinabalu Park
• Poring Hot Springs
• Poring Canopy Walk
• Kg. Luanti Fish Spa

Evening

Sunset dinner
Dine on truly mouth-watering seafood dishes with a view of the gorgeous sunset of Tanjung Aru.


Morning

Fun in the sun Have breakfast at Jesselton Jetty before embarking on a fun island hopping tour of the islands of Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

Afternoon

Let ’s hop around the islands ! Swim among the colourful fishes and corals of Pulau Sulug, have typical local fare for lunch at Pulau Manukan and spend the rest of the afternoon indulging in beach activities at Pulau Sapi.

Evening

Dinner by the sea
Enjoy sea view al-fresco dining at KK Waterfront and cap off your day with some souvenir shopping at the nearby Filipino Market.

Morning

Heritage Tour of Kota Kinabalu
Take a walk through KK’s colourful and intriguing history and visit some of its most significant landmarks.
• Padang Merdeka
• Atkinson Clock Tower
• Malaysia Monument
• North Borneo War Memorial
• KK City Council
• KK Community Centre
• Gaya Street
• Australia Place

Afternoon

Family fun time wit h animals
Bring your family for an enjoyable day with the animals.
• Lok Kawi Wildlife Zoo
• Kota Kinabalu Wetlands Centre

Evening

Soak in some cultural heritage
Experience the ways of the old tribespeople at Mari Mari Cultural Village.

TAWAU

Sipadan Island *

Blessed with rare marine life and coral reefs, it is one of the best diving spots in the world.
When
All Day
Admission
Diving permit–RM40 per day How
Bus/Minivan–1 hr from town to Semporna Jetty Speedboat–1 hr from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Sipadan
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
There are no accommodations on the island so it is advisable to stay at the nearby Mabul or Kapalai islands.

Mabul Island *

One of Malaysia’s popular destinations for a relaxing island holiday.
When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Bus/Minivan–1 hr from town to Semporna Jetty Speedboat–1 hr from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Mabul
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Visit the fishing village to see how the Bajau people live their simple yet interesting lives.

Pom Pom Island

Amazing sun-kissed island with white pearly sands and gorgeous azure water.
When
All Day
Admision
Free
How Bus/Minivan–1hr from town to Semporna Jetty Speedboat–40 mins from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Pom Pom
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
Derived its name from the abundance of pom pom trees around the island.

Sipadan Island *

Mataking Island
Serene and secluded, this blissful island is perfect for a honeymoon.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Bus/Minivan–1 hr from town to Semporna Jetty Speedboat–1 hr from Semporna Jetty to Pulau Mataking
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
There’s an underwater post office here, the only one in Malaysia and one of five in the world. A great dive spot too!

Tun Sakaran Marine Park

This largest marine park in Malaysia consists of eight heavenly islands, housing diverse species of marine life.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Bus/Minivan–1 hr from town to Semporna Jetty
Speedboat–1 hr from Semporna Jetty to Tun Sakaran Marine Park
Contact
Sabah Parks
+6088486432
www.sabahparks.org
Smart Tip
Spend your nights at Sibuan Island, the most beautiful island of the archipelago.

Tawau Hills Park*

With lush greenery and refreshing river, this is a great place to host a picnic or a camp with family and friends.
When
7.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM3-Adult, RM1-Child
Foreigners : RM10-Adult, RM6-Child How
Taxi–30 mins from town
Contact
+6089925719
Fun Fact !
Shorea Faguetiana Heim, the tallest tropical tree in the world which towers at 88.32m is found here.

Bukit Gemok *

Unspoilt, this is a popular place for nature lovers, trekkers and joggers.
When
Daily, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
RM1
How
Taxi–20 mins from town
Contact
Tawau District Forestry Office
+60897618333
Fun Fact !
Panoramic view of Tawau town centre and coastline can be viewed from the canopy walkway.

Teck Guan Cocoa Museum

Everything you need to know about the sweet and divine cocoa is here at the country’s only cocoa museum.
When
Mon-Fri, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday, 8.00am – 1.00pm
Admission
RM100 per 10 persons
How
Taxi–20 mins from town
Contact
Teck Guan Group
+6089772277

Bell Tower

Erected by the Japanese in 1921.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Contact
Sabah Tourism
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Fun Fact !
Tawau’s only historical structure that remained intact after the World War II.

Pasar Tanjung *

Rows of stalls selling fresh produce and general goods like toys, accessories and beauty products.
When
Daily, 8.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Tawau City Council
+6089701698
Fun Fact !
You can find the best selection of dry food goods such as ‘ ikan masin’ (salted fish), ‘udang kering’ (dried prawns), ‘belacan’ (prawn paste) and more at bargain prices here.

Eastern Plaza

You can shop for fashion, crafts and household items at Tawau’s biggest shopping centre.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Contact
Eastern Plaza Tawau
+6088251144

Sabindo Plaza

A small mall offering all sorts of goodies.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Smart tip
There’s a row of stalls selling fresh local fruits right outside the plaza.

Nasi Kuning *

Steamed rice cooked with coconut milk and ginger, best eaten with chicken or beef rendang and boiled egg.

Chakoi Kahwin *

Crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside, this delicious snack is perfected by a generous slather of butter and ‘kaya’ (coconut jam).

Hinava

A Kadazandusun delicacy which consists of fresh mackerel, chillies, shredded ginger and sprinkled with lime juice.

Bak Kut Teh

A heavenly concoction of a soupy herbal broth with pork and spices, lettuce, mushrooms and bean curds.

Miri

Gunung Mulu National Park *

Part of UNESCO World Heritage Site with the largest cave chamber in the world.
When
All Day
Admission
RM10. If you are staying for a few days then this is only applicable on the first day.
How
River cruise–2 hrs
Contact
Borsarmulu Park Management
+6085792 300 / +6085792301
www.mulupark.com
Fun Fact !
There’s a huge labyrinth within the cave chamber!
Smart Tip
Camp or stay at one of the resorts for a few days for you to truly enjoy this natural wonder.

Niah Caves *

This cave at Niah National Park has relics, artefacts, 40,000 year-old skulls and red haematic paintings, the only one found in Borneo.
When
All Day
Admission
RM10
How
Taxi–2 hrs from city
Contact
Sarawak Forestry Corporation
+6082610088
Toll-free line: 1800882526
(calls within Malaysia)
www.sarawakforestry.com
Fun Fact !
You can watch ‘Bird’s Nest’ harvesting and even bats!
Smart Tip
Wear old clothing/facial towels/ wide-brimmed hats to keep guano (bat droppings) at bay. Bring a torch light as well.

Luak Bay Esplanade Beach *

It’s your perfect escape from the city–relax, get a tan, play water sports, and more!
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Miri City Council
+6085433501 / 433504 / 433505
www.miricouncil.gov.my

Miri-Sibuti Coral Reef National Park*

Explore the reefs, wrecks and swim with the fishes!
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Depends on tour package
How
Boat–30 mins from Kuala Miri jetty
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
202.150.220.235/~sarawakt

Lambir Hills National Park*

Waterfalls, rivers, trails, abundant flora and fauna–all found in one amazing park.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
RM10
How
Taxi–30 mins from city centre
Contact
Sarawak Forest Department
+6082442180
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Climb the Tree Tower and try guessing the bird species.
Smart Tip
Avoid the rivers and waterfalls when it rains as flash floods may occur.

Kenyah Tribe *

Live like a tribe villager and experience their way of life.
When
All Day Admission
Free
How
4WD–2hrs from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
202.150.220.235/~sarawakt
Smart Tip
Check for homestay programmes if you want to stay at the longhouses.

San Ching Tian Temple *

Be captivated by its picturesque surroundings and unique temple designs.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Miri City Council
+6085433501 / 433504 / 433505
www.miricouncil.gov.my
Fun Fact !
It’s touted to be the largest temple complex in Southeast Asia.
Smart Tip
Dress appropriately when visiting the temple.

Petroleum Museum *

Loads of fun facts and displays showcasing the ‘black gold’ industry, even the kids would love it!
When
Tue-Sun, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Closed Mon and first day of Public
Holiday.
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Museum Department
+6082244232
www.museum.sarawak.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Try the earthquake simulator.

Tua Pek Kong Temple

Miri’s oldest Buddhist temple has amazing architecture and lovely views of the scenic river.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Miri City Council
+6085433501 / 433504 / 433505
www.miricouncil.gov.my
Smart Tip
Dress appropriately when visiting the temple.

Limbang Regional Museum*

A former fort for prison, storage and officers’ living quarters, it now showcases Miri’s history and culture.
When
Tue-Sun, 9.00am – 4.30pm.
Closed Mon
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Museum Department
+6082244232
www.museum.sarawak.gov.my

Boulevard Shopping Complex*

The biggest mall with the largest hypermarket, food court and playground.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6085467999
www.facebook.com/boulevard.shopping. mall.miri?sk=wall

Bintang Megamall *

Popular for its local brands and the huge knick-knack bazaar on the top floor.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6085438877
www.bintangmegamall.com

Miri Handicraft Centre

Beads, woven baskets, bamboo crafts—it has every type of arts and crafts from different ethnic tribes.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
202.150.220.235/~sarawakt

Saberkas Weekend Market *

Want a taste of local culture and local goods?
When
Fri-Sun, evening to night
How
Taxi–5mins from city
Contact
Miri City Council
+6085433501 / 433504 / 433505
www.miricouncil.gov.my

Tamu Muhibbah *

Local interior décor by Miri’s ethnic tribes plus exotic produces such as red mango and Bario rice
When
Sat and Sun mornings.
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Miri City Council
+6085433501 / 433504 / 433505
www.miricouncil.gov.my

Umai *

Although it’s a tangy fermented fish, once mixed into a salad it is just heavenly!

Pepper-flavoured Candy *

Sarawak is known for its black pepper and this particular candy is available everywhere in Miri. It tastes really good with a hint of spice mixed with candy sweetness.

Midin *

Stir-fried with ‘belacan’ (shimp paste) and chili paste, this local fern will have you ordering seconds!

Tutu Fish *

A white-meat fish similar to cod, it’s a must-have at any seafood restaurant. Try it steamed with ginger, onions and oyster sauce. Delicious with every bite!

YOU+MALAYSIA= EXH ILARATING ADVENTURES

Life’s too short not to take risks. By Haze Jalalludin

Quiet sunset cruises and golden tan on the beach--sure that sounds like a holiday but what you really need is something that gets the heart and endorphins racing.

Malaysia has adrenaline-pumping activities almost everywhere you go, so much so that armies from all over the world have been known to dump their troops in the wild jungles of Borneo (of East Malaysia) for survival tests. For the rest of us, even exploring the tamer parts of the forest gives us a rush or two....but the excitement has just begun.

Welcome to the JUNGLE!
Whenever a reality series comes to a rainforest, everyone seems to eat well. Probably because there’s plenty of wildlife, edible plants and tons of juicy worms to keep you well fed. But the reality of it is you will have to hike mountainous slopes snaked by tree roots the size of your torso while constantly watching out for a charging wild boar. Or avoid being scratched by poisonous vines just so you can proclaim you made it!

In the vast wild parks of Taman Negara Pahang, Endau Rompin National Park and Bako National Park, your limits are tested—either through threading the canopies on 334-metre high suspended bridge or stomping the grounds with guides imparting jungle survival tips. Often, these tours will have you roughing it out like the natives do. Once you are done, you will wear your scrapes and insect bites with pride. Over in Sabah, East Malaysia, adventurers conquer the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia–Mount Kinabalu–by braving chilly air, high altitude and lack of oxygen, preceded by months of hard training and preparations. But all will be worth it when you welcome breathtaking sunrise at the crack of dawn!

Roc k ‘n Roll If your inner Spider-Man is calling out to you while you shop in the heart of KL, worry not as Damai Wall of Batu Caves is only 30 minutes away. Not only is it convenient but Damai Wall is also the last limestone outcrop in Peninsula Malaysia that will surely satisfy your climbing needs. When the weather doesn’t permit, there’s always the indoor, fully air-conditioned 24-metre tall wall in 1Utama shopping mall, just half an hour drive from city. Don’t be fooled, even seasoned rock climbers would find the 1600m2 roped climbing, 14-metre top-rope, 16-metre lead climbing and 300m2 of bouldering challenging and very close to the real thing.

Wet and Wild Everyone loves to swim with the fishes, but the fishes in Malaysia like to swim with you too, that is with the right snack. Inject a little thrill into your dives at Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Layang-Layang or Sipadan Island by swimming with nurse, tiger and hammerhead sharks! Or hike up a notch by going on night dives, popular in Pulau Redang, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, Mabul and Kapalai.Once done with the sharks speed your way around the amazing islands on jet-skis and head to the skies to dry off as you strap on for a bird’s eye view by parasail!

Flying Free If those don’t excite you enough, then maybe falling from a 335-metre tall building will. The KL BASE Jump which started at KL Tower has been around since 2001 and attracts quite a following. It organises jump tours around Malaysia that include Menara Alor Setar (Kedah), Menara Komtar (Penang) and Wisma Darul Iman (Terengganu). Deemed as one of the more exhilarating sports, you need quick reflexes due to its short drop and multiple parachute landing scenarios.

To the Bat Cave! If Batman were Malaysian, he would have a hard time choosing his lair. The sheer abundance of caves scattered across the country is simply astounding! Dark Caves right next to Batu Caves is 2-kilometre long which not only gives you one heck of an adventure scaling up and down numerous slopes but is also home to several endemic animals like bats. Other worthy spots for some Malaysian caving adventure are Niah Caves, Viper’s Pit, Wind Cave, Fairy Cave, Blue Moonlight Bay, Disappointment Cave and the mother of all caves–the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park that can actually fit a Boeing 747-200! Now that you know the daring side of Malaysia, go on and rough it out. Find your own adventure through the many wonders and create unforgettable experiences that last you a lifetime!

CONTACTS:
Taman Negara Pahang National Park
+609266112 / 4152
www.tamannegara.org
Bako National park
+6011225049
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Endau Romp in National Park
+6072237471
www.tourism.gov.my
Redang bay dive centre
+6096302320
www.redangbay.com.my/dive/ Sipadan
+6089782334
www.sipadan.com
KL Tower Jump
+60320205444
www.kltowerjump.com

Labuan

Labuan Marine Park *

Thriving with protected marine life, you’ll have fun diving and snorkelling. There are cool wrecks for you to check out as well while diving.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
(Check with your tour operator)
Marine Par k Fee
RM5-Adult, RM2-Child
How
Boat from Victoria Harbour–30 mins journey
Contact
Department of Marine Park Malaysia
+6087582502 / 7582503
www.dmpm.nre.gov.my
Smart Tip
Best time to visit is between February and October

Water Village (Bebuluh and Patau-Patau)

Wooden houses on stilts along the water where the fishing village is. Stay one or two nights and experience their way of life.
When
All Day
Admission
Free. For stays, check with the local tourism department
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Labuan Tourist Office (Kampung Bebuluh/ Kampung Patau Patau)
+6087422622
www.labuantourism.gov.my
Fun Fact !
You can enjoy traditional performances and games!
Smart Tip
Bring a small token/gift for your host to show appreciation

DID YOU KNOW ?
• Victoria is the name of its capital city
• It is a Federal Territory in East Malaysia
• There are six islands surrounding the main Labuan island

International Sea Sport Complex *

A world class sports centre that has everything you need for loads of water sports action. Check out the Marine Biology Museum, handicraft stores and food bazaar too!
When
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6087414462
www.labuantourism.com.my

The Waterfront *

Take a relaxing stroll along the waterfront while admiring the beautiful docked yachts.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
+6087418111
www.waterfrontlabuan.com
Smart Tip
Bring your camera to capture the amazing sunset

Tanjung Kubong Tunnel *

Have fun exploring the pits and tunnels of this former coal mine which is more than 150 years old!
When
Daily, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–30 mins from city
Contact
+6087463603
www.labuantourism.com.my
Fun Fact !
The glory days of the mine was from 1847 to 1911
Smart Tip
Bring a torchlight to explore the tunnel.

Peace Park

A beautiful World War II memorial mound which is encircled by lush gardens and magnificent pavilions. It’s ideal for an evening stroll or recreational fun.
When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Kampung Layang-Layangan
+6087480770
www.labuantourism.com.my

The Labuan Horse Riding Centre *

Explore Labuan on the back of a horse and trot away along the coastline and nature trails.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Depends on activity or horse hires
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
+6087466828
Smart Tip
Stay extra days if it’s your first time taking riding lessons to recover from the saddle sore.

World War II Memorial *

Serenity is felt as you enter the burial grounds of fallen heroes from World War II.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Victoria Town
+6087414611
www.labuantourism.com.my
Fun Fact !
On the annual ‘Remembrance Day’, a full military ceremony takes place to commemorate these fallen soldiers.

The Chimney *

Mystery shrouds this structure as its original function is still a guessing game to many.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Kampung Layang Layangan
+6087463603
www.labuantourism.com.my
Fun Fact ! Fun Fact !
The red bricks used to build the chimney came all the way from England!

Labuan Museum

Learn about Labuan’s rich history and culture with exhibits housed in an amazing colonial-style building.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Labuan Museum
+6087414135
www.jmm.gov.my/en/museum/labuanmuseum

Jamek An-Nur Mosque *

The architecture is futuristic and symbolises the progress of the island.
When
All Day (except prayer times)
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Victoria Town
www.tourismlabuan.com.my
Smart Tip
Wear clothing which covers arms and legs before entering the mosque. For ladies, wear a scarf over your head.

History Square*

Apart from leisure activities, you can read up about the history of the square at the many stone slabs scattered around and marvel at its architecture.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Victoria Town
+6087414135
www.labuantourism.com.my

OKK Awang Besar *

A long stretch of shops and stalls selling duty-free goods and other local products.
When
Daily. Each retail outlet/stall has individual operating hours
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Labuan Tourism Board
+6087414611
www.labuantourism.gov.my
Smart Tip
Some non-duty free shops give discounts if you buy in bulk.

Financial Park Complex *

Another popular duty-free shopping haven located within the offshore financial centre.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6087419477
www.fpl.com.my
Fun Fact !
The financial centre has over 65 foreign banks so you can be assured that you won’t run out of cash while shopping!

Labuan Weekend Tamu *

Get into plenty of bargaining for souvenirs, handicrafts, produces, yummy food and lots more.
When
Every Sat and Sun
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Labuan Tourism Board
+6087414611
www.labuantourism.gov.my

SBS Seafood *

Fresh seafood with really good prices which can be frozen and shipped to your doorstep!
When
Daily, 9.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6087429546
Fun Fact !
The hottest selling item is the frozen fish coated with flour.

Seafood

Since fresh seafood is abundant and very cheap, try it grilled, steamed or stir-fried.

Pujung *

These cute cone-sized desserts with green-jelly like filling are just the thing to have anytime of the day to keep your hunger at bay.

Pulut Panggang *

Have it for breakfast or tea time, this savoury street food made from glutinous rice and dried shrimp is really delicious!

Sandakan

Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary *

Established to train orphaned and displaced Orang Utans to survive again in the wild.
When
9.00am – 4.30pm
Admission
RM5-Malaysians, RM30-Foreigners
How
Taxi–30 mins from town
Contact
+6089531180
www.wildlife.sabah.gov.my
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes and drink plenty of water.

Kinabatangan River Cruise *

Cruise along the river and see unique Bornean wildlife such as Proboscis Monkeys, Orang Utans, Pygmy Elephants and more.
When
All Day
Admission
Prices vary between tour operators
How
Car–3hrs from town to Sukau
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Check out the Sabah Tourism website for tour operators.

Sandakan Crocodile Farm

Malaysia’s largest crocodile farm with a mini zoo and children’s park.
When
Daily, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Admission
Malaysians- RM7-Adult, RM4-Child
Foreigners- RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
How
Taxi–30 mins from town
Contact
+6089660666
Fun Fact !
Crocodile shows are held daily at 12.00pm and 4.00pm

Lankayan Island *

This little paradise is famous for diving and exploring wrecks. Whale sharks’ sighting is common!
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Speedboat–1.5hrs from Sandakan
Yacht Club
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com

Libaran Island

The beauty of this island lies on its virtually undisturbed long stretch of beach and translucent waters.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Boat–1hr from Sandakan Harbour
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com

Berhala Island

Swim, snorkel, picnic or trek–there are so many things you can do on this forested little island.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Ferry–2hrs from Belawan Seaport
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com
Smart Tip
Head to the lighthouse at the island’s highest point, where the view is simply stunning.

Turtle Islands National Park *

A safe haven for endangered green and hawksbill turtles.
When
All Day
Admission
RM10-Adult, RM6-Child
How
Boat–1hr from Sandakan Harbour
Contact
Sabah Parks
+6088486432
www.sabahparks.org.my
Fun Fact !
Turtle Islands Park consists of three islands–Selingan, Gulisan and Bakungan Kecil.

Agop Batu Tulug

This amazing natural wonder is part of the Labang limestone formation that dates back 25 million years ago.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Admision
RM2-Malaysians, RM15-Foreigners
How
Taxi–1.5hrs from town
Contact
+6089551062
www.mzm.sabah.gov.my
Fun Fact !
More than 100 carved wooden coffins dated 250 years ago can be found in the caves.

Gomantong Caves *

Renowned for birds’ nest harvesting at two cave systems–Black (Simud Hitam) and White Cave (Simud Putih).
When
Daily, 8.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM5-Adult, RM2-Child
Foreigners: RM30-Adult, RM15-Child
How
Bus–1.5hrs from town to Sukau
Contact
Sabah Forestry Department
+6089660811
www.forest.sabah.gov.my
Smart Tip
s Bring mosquito repellent.

Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary *

See the antics of the unique indigenous monkey species that can only be found in Borneo.
When
Daily, 9.30am – 4.30pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM15-Adult, RM5-Child
Foreigners: RM60-Adult, RM30-Child
How
Taxi–1hr from town
Contact
+6089672133
www.probiscis.cc
Smart Tip
Join the night tour to see wild boars, flying squirrels, fireflies and crocodiles.

Rainforest Discovery Centre

Stroll on the wooden suspension bridge and listen to the rainforest around you. Simply inspiring!
When
9.00am – 6.00pm
Admission
Malaysians: RM5-Adult, RM2-Child
Foreigners: RM10-Adult/Child
How
Taxi–40mins from town
Contact
+608953378
www.forest.gov.my
Smart Tip
Admire more than 200 orchid species at Plant Discovery Garden.

Puh Jih Shih Temple

Extravagant red and gold decoration plus intricate dragon and Buddha statues adorn this glorious temple.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi—5 mins from town

Sandakan Memorial Park

Dedicated to the thousands of fallen soldiers during World War II.
When
9.00am – 5.00pm
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from town
Contact
Sandakan Municipal Council
+6089275400

Agnes Keith House *

The former home of Agnes Newton Keith who penned the famous ‘Land Below The Wind’ novel in 1939.
When
9.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
RM2-Malaysians, RM15-Foreigners
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Contact
Sabah Museum
+6088225033

William Pryer Memorial

Erected in memory of William B. Pryer, the founder of Sandakan.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Sabah Tourism Board
+6088212121
www.sabahtourism.com

Sandakan Harbour Mall *

Shop for more than 100 brands at Sandakan’s newest and biggest mall.
When
7.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
+6089228250
www.shsquare.com.my

Gentingmas Mall

This 3-storey shopping complex has a variety of unique boutiques to satisfy every shopper.
When
9.00am – 9.30pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
www.gentingmasmall.com.my

Central Market Sandakan *

Find a variety of seafood here, along with vegetables, spices and oils, cheap clothing and sarongs.
When
7.00am – 6.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Smart Tip
On the 2nd floor, you’ ll find exquisite Sabah handicrafts like crystal and pearl accessories.

Sandakan Mee *

Fried noodle with soy sauce and egg, perfected with either beef or seafood and vegetables on top.

Roti Kahwin *

Two slices of perfectly toasted bread “hitched” together with cold butter and yummy ‘kaya’ (coconut jam).


Morning

A wal k down memory lane
Take a visit through Sandakan’s fascinating colonial past. • Sandakan Memorial Park • William Pryer War Memorial • Agnes Keith House

Afternoon

Kinabatangan Day Cruise
Proboscis Monkeys, Orang Utans, Pygmy Elephants and more can be spotted along the river.

Evening

Kinabatangan Nig ht Cruise
Cruise the river at night to see Hornsbill, Kingfisher, Oriental Darter and other rare bird species. Spend the night at one of the lodges.


Morning

Helo , Orang Utans !
Visit Borneo’s cute and cuddly Orang Utans.
• Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary

Afternoon

Cave explorations
Explore the beauty and mystery behind the age-old cave formations.
• Gomantong Caves
• Agop Batu Tulug

Evening

Seafood galore !
Head to Kampung Sim Sim and have your pick of fresh prawns, squids, fishes or crabs cooked in a variety of appetising recipes.

Morning

Island esca pade
Take an early boat out to Selingan Island for a short beach getaway.

Afternoon

A day of sun , sea and sand
Swim, snorkel, have a mini coconut bowling competition or simply laze around on the beautiful and serene island.

Evening

Egg -citing turtles
Watch as the turtles come ashore to lay eggs.

Sibu

A developing commercial hub, this portside town preserves its rich heritage and lush greenery well.
DID YOU KNOW ?
• Sibu is main tourist gateway to riverside towns and ethnic tribes along the Upper Rejang River.
• It has the largest Fuzhou/Foochow Chinese community in Malaysia.

Bukit Aup Jubilee Park *

©AirAsia Berhad 2011. All rights reserved. | 89 Bukit Aup Jubilee Park *
Vibrant greenery and gazebos dotting along nature paths paint a pretty picture while you hike or enjoy a casual stroll.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–20 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my
Smart Tip
Climb the tower and view breathtaking sunrise.

Sibu Town Square

Watch the merging of Rejang and Igan rivers at waterfront while enjoying nearby historical sites.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

Sungai Merah Heritage Walk*

Catch gorgeous sunset at this recreational area built to commemorate Sibu’s largest Chinese ethnic group, the Foochows.
When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Guess what colour is the river?
Smart Tip
Spray a generous amount of insect repellent.

Bukit Lima Forest Park *

A green sanctuary for nature lovers seeking exotic fauna, treks, lush vegetation, or just plain family fun at the playground.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Depends on activities
(hiking, picnic, etc.)
How
Taxi–15 mins from town
Contact
Sarawak Forestry Corporation
+6084337444 / 349455 / 344655
www.sarawakforestry.com

Iban Longhouse *

Cruise along Rejang River in a longboat and pop by Iban longhouses and experience this ethnic tribe’s culture and hospitality.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from town to pier
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

Tua Pek Kong Temple *

A legendary statue placed amidst a mini garden, an opera house and a seven-storey pagoda.
When
Morning to evening
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
The statue remains unscathed despite going through rough seas and a devastating fire!

Sibu Cultural Heritage Centre Museum *

Discover ancient artefact, relics and history of the ethnic tribes in Sibu.
When
Tue-Sun, 9.00am – 5.00pm.
Closed Mon.
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–3 mins from town
Contact
Department of Museums
+6084331315
www.jmm.gov.my

Sanyan Tower (Wisma Sanyan)*

At 126 metres, it is easily the tallest building in Sibu and in Borneo!
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411v www.sibu.gov.my
Fun Fact !
It has a mall, hypermarket, restaurants and more within.
Smart Tip
Bring your camera to capture its sleek architecture.

Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial Museum *

Follow the journey of medical history and breakthroughs of this unique town.
When
Tue-Sun, 9.00am – 5.00pm
Closed Mon
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Lau King Howe Hospital Memorial
Museum
+6084350080
www.lkhhmm.org

Sibu Gateway *

Named as such as it is the entrance to the town centre and a very popular spot to take loads of memorable pictures!
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

v

Fashion, accessories, footwear, souvenirs–get them all here.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 7.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

Sarawak House Shopping Complex *

Smaller than other malls but offers many unique items such as tribal design jewellery.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 7.00pm
How
Taxi–3 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Municipal Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

Star Mega Mall *

All your shopping desires will be fulfilled within the largest mall in Sibu.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 9.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from town centre
Contact
+6084217035 / 215833
www.daesimstar.com

Medan Mall *

Have your pick of quirky knick-knacks or very affordable yet trendy outfits!
When
Daily, 10.00am – 7.00pm
How
Taxi–10 mins from town
Contact
+6084326000
www.hockpeng.com.my
Fun Fact !
There are many hair saloons here with a vast range of services.

Sibu Night Market *

Get a whole different experience at this open-air night market with stalls selling clothes, trinkets, food and more!
When
Daily, 7.00pm – 11.00pm
How
On foot–3 mins from town
Contact
Sibu Town Council
+6084333411
www.sibu.gov.my

Dabai *

Only found in Sibu and harvested by local natives, its sweet fruit is popular to eat anytime of the day.

Kampua Noodles *

A simple yet super delicious dish of blanched egg noodles mixed with fried onions and aromatic sauce.

Diang Biang Hu *

Grinded-rice porridge served with fish balls and special sauces. Yummy till the last spoonful!

Red Wine Chicken *

This unique dish is actually made from homemade red wine and served with longevity noodles for prosperity.

Chai Pau *

A starchy bun filled with stewed vegetables. Dip it into some hot chilli sauce and you’re set for the day.

Bintulu

Similajau National Park *

A mixture of beaches, mangroves and a tropical rainforest that is home to more than 850 plant species, 24 mammal species and 230 bird species!
When
Daily, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
+6086327284
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Smart Tip
There are chalets, a hostel and a camping site inside park grounds for you to spend your night(s).

Golden Beach *

Part of Similajau National Park, this glorious stretch of golden sands and clear water is also a nesting site for turtles.
When
Daily, 8.00am – 5.00pm
Admission
RM10-Adult, RM5-Child
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Similajau National Park
+6086327284
www.forestry.sarawak.gov.my
Fun Fact !
Dolphins are sometimes spotted amongst the waves off the coast.

Taman Tumbina

Enjoy Bornean flora and fauna at this mini zoo and botanical garden.
When
Daily, 9.00am – 4.30pm
Admision
RM2-Adult, RM0.50-Child
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
+6086337709
www.tumbina.com.my
Fun Fact !
The name came from the Malay words TUMbuhan (plants) and BINAtang (animals).

Tanjung Batu Beach *

A favourite retreat among locals to jog, stroll or have a simple barbeque by the beach.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–10 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com

Sarawak Agriculture Park

A lush 50-hectare park with over 20 species of wild plants, 77 types of fruits and a variety of orchid breeds.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–15 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Smart Tip
Wear comfy shoes.

Bintulu Promenade *

Perfect place for a relaxing stroll while enjoying the scenic sunset and fresh evening breeze.
When
All Day
Admision
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com

Kampung Jepak

Step into the shoes of a villager here and experience the lifestyle of the humble locals.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–20 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Smart Tip
The villagers here are very friendly, so do be generous with your smile :)

Masjid Assyakirin

Water fountains and lovely flowers envelop this beautiful mosque.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com
Fun Fact !
The name means ‘Gratefulness to God’ in English.

Kuan Yin Tong Temple

A majestic Chinese temple adorned with man-made waterfall and koi pond, a rock garden and dragon fencing.
When
All Day
Admission
Free
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
Sarawak Tourism Board
+6082423600
www.sarawaktourism.com

Tamu Bintulu *

A popular place for fresh fruits, farm produces, dry goods and souvenirs.
When
Daily, 7.00am – 5.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Smart Tip
Do buy ‘terendak’, the unique traditional Melanau headgear that is shaped like a wide cone.

Parkcity Mall *

Bintulu’s largest mall which offers the best of shopping, entertainment and dining.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6086312322
www.parkcitymallbintulu.com.my

Times Square Mall

Shop, dine or have a leisurely outing with the family at Bintulu’s newest mall.
When
Daily, 10.00am – 10.00pm
How
Taxi–5 mins from city
Contact
+6086338888
www.timessquaremall.com.my

Umai *

An authentic Melanau delicacy that consists of thin slivers of raw fresh fish combined with sliced onions, chilli, lime and salt.

Mee Suah *

Delicious bowl of thin noodles in red rice wine soup, topped with vegetables and chicken or pork.

Manok Pansoh

Traditional Iban dish of which chicken pieces, mushrooms, lemongrass, tapioca leaves are stuffed into bamboo sticks and cooked over an open fire.

EVENTS

Colour up your holiday in Malaysia with much joy and excitement, as there is always something to check out every month!

JANUARY

Le Tour De Langkawi
Langkawi Island

International Surfing Competition
Cherating Beach, Pahang

FEBRUARY

Pasir Gudang International Kite Festival
Pasir Gudang, Johor
• National Craft Day
Nationwide

MARCH

Petronas Malaysian F1 Grand Prix
Kuala Lumpur
• Malaysia GP Sale
Nationwide
• Putrajaya International Hot Air
Balloon Fiesta
Putrajaya

APRIL

Sabah Fest
Sabah

MAY

Borneo Jazz
Sabah
• Colours Of 1Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur

JUNE

1Malaysia Mega Sale Carnival
Nationwide
• Penang International Dragon Boat Festival Penang

JULY

• Kuala Lumpur Festival
Kuala Lumpur
• Rainforest World Music Festival
Kuching, Sarawak
• Georgetown Festival
Penang
• Putrajaya Flower and Garden Festival
Putrajaya

AUGUST

• National Day
Nationwide

SEPTEMBER

• Merdeka Millenium Endurance Race
Kuala Lumpur
• Malaysia International Gourmet Festival
Nationwide

OCTOBER

• 1Malaysia Tanglung Tourism Festival
Nationwide
• Sarawak Bird Race
Kuching, Sarawak
• Malaysian MotoGP
Kuala Lumpur

NOVEMBER

• Monsoon Cup
Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
• Langkawi Birding and Fotofest
Langkawi Island

DECEMBER

• Malaysia Year-End Sale
Nationwide
• Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)
Langkawi Island

TOP 10 TRAVEL TIPS TO MALAYSIA

• Since it’s a tropical country, ensure that you bring light clothing, comfy shoes, insect repellent, plenty of sunscreen and most importantly, keep hydrating!
• Drug dealing, trafficking, etc. carries a heavy sentence. Read here on pro hibited items.
• Gambling is only permitted at Genting Highlands Casino and certain venues.
• To drive in Malaysia, you’ ll need an International Drivers Permit (IDP) but it is recommended that you take taxis to move about as it is easier.
• You must have a certificate of inocu lation for yellow-fever if you’re com ing from affected countries. Vaccina tions for cholera and small pox are not necessary.
• Blatant public displays of affection (PDA) are frowned upon.
• Always keep your belongings safely with you while you’re out and about. Important documents, etc. should be kept safely at your hotel safe-deposit box.
• Before buying a branded item at an individual shop, be careful of its authenticity as bootleg products are widely available.
• Tipping is not practiced or expected at eateries. It’s your prerogative if you do want to tip.
• Have loose change handy with you at all times for taxis, busses and trains. Also, when taking a taxi, insist on using the meter.