Plan your vacation in Malaysia

What to do in Malaysia? Plan it with our locals tips

What to do during your stay in Malaysia?

Malaysia has so much to offer during your stay for MIFF! Indulge yourself with the mouthwatering local delights at street food stalls, visit iconic landmarks like the renowned Petronas Towers, and explore the lush rainforests for a nature getaway. You can also immerse yourself in the nation’s cultural heritage by browsing through museums and vibrant markets, or simply unwind on its beautiful beaches. Malaysia offers a range of attractions to enrich your MIFF stay with a blend of flavors, sights, and relaxation. Check out our local tips specially made for you.

Around Malaysia
Around Kuala Lumpur

Cultural Heritage

If you’re someone whos into cultural and heritage, here’s some top spots you shouldn’t miss during your stay in Malaysia.

Discover the enchanting world of Penang, fondly called the ‘Pearl Island’ or ‘Pulau Mutiara.’ Penang’s capital, stands as a living historic city, featuring unique colonial architecture dating back to British rule over the Straits Settlements. This rich tapestry, combined with Chinese shophouses, five-foot ways, and diverse places of worship, has earned Georgetown UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

This celebrated Malaysian destination combines cultural diversity and delectable cuisines, inviting you to explore its breathtaking coastal beauty.

In 2016, Lonely Planet hailed Ipoh as the 6th best place in Asia, and the following year, the entire state of Perak secured the 9th spot among top global regions.

Discover the allure of Perak, Malaysia’s second-largest state, renowned for its natural beauty and cultural richness. From pristine beaches to ancient caves and enduring rainforests, Perak offers a harmonious blend of timeless landscapes.Embark on a journey that seamlessly weaves together nature, heritage, and culinary excellence. Perak beckons, promising an exploration beyond the ordinary.

Melaka is one of the most popular tourist destinations within Malaysia. Every evening the famous Jonker Street night market is buzzing with tourists from all over the world. In 2008 UNESCO listed Malacca as World Heritage Site. Besides the many beautiful historical sites Malacca is also well known for its great food. Everywhere that you look you will find places to eat; experts claim the best local dishes in Malaysia originate from Melaka.

Sarawak, also known as ‘The Land of Hornbills,’ is a tropical paradise on Borneo, the world’s third-largest island. With sandy beaches, tribal traditions, and lush rainforests, Sarawak is a haven for wildlife and home to 27 diverse ethnic groups. From the stunning Mulu National Park to the historical charm of Kuching, Sarawak blends adventure with rich cultural experiences. This is not just a destination; it’s where adventure finds a home, and visitors become family. Come explore Sarawak, where the wilderness is grand, the people are friendly, and adventure truly lives.

Nature and Tropical Paradises

If you’re a nature person that loves wandering around tropical paradises, you shouldn’t miss your opportunity to visit our hidden paradise here.

Rawa Island located in Johor is 16km off the coast of Mersing, 20 minutes of riding by boat from the jetty. This island is actually owned by the family of the Johor Sultanate. This quiet island is famous for its white coral sand, tall palm trees and coral reefs with neon-coloured fish and other exotic marine life. In contrast with other islands in Malaysia, one of the specialties in Rawa Island is the facility of Water Slides Snorkeling. Other activities such as ferry boat service, beach volleyball, canoeing and etc. This is a perfect getaway for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Perhentian Islands, a tropical paradise off Malaysia’s east coast, offer endless palm-fringed beaches, clear waters, and lush rainforests ideal for jungle trekking. Just a short boat ride from Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu, these islands provide a perfect blend of relaxation and underwater exploration. Whether you’re into diving or simply soaking up the beauty, the Perhentian Islands promise a slice of paradise for all.

Langkawi is a tranquil escape with breathtaking beaches, clear waters, and lush mangrove swamps. Despite its global acclaim, it remains crowd-free. Whether you seek a jungle retreat or picturesque beaches, Langkawi delivers more than expected. Enjoy duty-free shopping at Langkawi Mall, Langkawi Fair Shopping Complex, and Jetty Point Duty Free Complex. Explore renowned beaches like Cenang Beach and Burau Bay Beach. For unique adventures, Dayang Bunting island offers stunning views.

Sabah, located on Borneo, is Malaysia’s second-largest state. Blessed with diverse nature, unique cultures, adventure, beautiful beaches, and delicious cuisine, it has it all. From the world’s largest flower, Rafflesia, to Southeast Asia’s highest peak, Mount Kinabalu, and the top dive site, Sipadan Island. Explore treasures like the Danum Valley Conservation Area and Tabin wildlife reserve. Sabah not only offers incredible places and activities but also the warm hospitality of its people. Immerse yourself in Sabah’s culture, create lasting memories, and experience hospitality like no other!

Explore Pahang, Peninsula Malaysia’s largest state, featuring 210 km of South China Sea coastline and ancient rainforests like Taman Negara. Home to major hill resorts and Peninsula Malaysia’s highest peak, Gunung Tahan, Pahang offers diverse adventures from bird watching to white water rafting.

Discover international resorts nestled in the world’s oldest tropical rainforest and picturesque fishing villages along the coastline. Tioman Island, Pahang’s gem, is renowned for diving and snorkeling, vibrant nightlife, and duty-free shopping, making it a perfect destination for an unforgettable getaway.