Venture out of Kuala Lumpur city and uncover Malaysia’s heritage roots, its caves, beaches, as well as its highlands.
Batu Caves - Approximately half an hour away from KL Sentral station, the Batu Caves are one of Malaysia’s most awe-inspiring natural sights. Biologically shaped out of limestone for over 400 million years, the caves are also home to several temples and serve as the designated celebration grounds for the annual Thaipusam festivities. Be sure to visit Lord Murugan’s shrine or try your hand at rock climbing while here.
Malacca - This UNESCO World Heritage Site is known for its rich history, colonial architecture and great food. Steeped in the ways of the Baba Nyonya culture, Malacca’s traditions, food and lifestyle all reflect this unique heritage. Be sure to pay a visit to Christ Church and A’Famosa, and to tuck into the city’s signature Chicken Rice Balls dish.
Penang - Located on the northwest coast of Peninsula Malaysia, the capital of Penang, George Town, is a charming city that has been recognised as a UNESCO World Culture Heritage Site. This food paradise is known for its distinct hawker fare, including the famed Penang Laksa. Look out for the playful street art done by Lithuanian artist, Ernest Zacharevic, that reflect the traditional way of life in Penang.
Cameron Highlands - The lush, hilly grounds of Cameron Highlands are a sanctuary for city-weary folk. The area is known for its agricultural pursuits, tea plantations and gentle temperatures. Kick back with some locally grown tea, while enjoying lungfuls of fresh air. It’s all about the good, slow life here.