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  • Alexpete80

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    Hey Everyone I am Alex fro Leeds UK. I am Planing a pleasure trip to Malaysia, now here is the thing I don't know anything about Malaysia and I would like you guys to help me out, lets start with the must see places for tourists. Please provide me a list of best for tourist places in Malaysia so that I ll start making my travel plan.

    #1 Posted: 10/7/2012 - 02:11

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  • chinarocks

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    Penang, Perhentian Islands, Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Mount Kinabalu, Semporno Archipelago.

    #2 Posted: 10/7/2012 - 03:21

  • tezza

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    I'm a beaches and islands person.
    Before October I'd be thinking about the Perhentians, Redang, Kapas and Tioman. Between October and March Langkawi.
    Penang has beaches although not to the quality of the above but the place is worth visiting for history, food, architecture. Best beach weather is the same as for Langkawi.
    KL is interesting enough for a few days even if like me you don't particularly like big cities.

    #3 Posted: 10/7/2012 - 06:51

  • smiley1609

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    if u ever come to penang, just let me know. i'm a local and maybe cn show u around. for penang is more to enjoy a nightlife and see the world heritage site. just drop a message. welcome to malaysia.

    #4 Posted: 10/7/2012 - 21:13

  • enigmatic

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    If you don't mind paying for cheap internal flights there's a lot to see in Borneo too.

    Borneo
    -Kuching: pretty if quiet riverside city with easily accessible national parks, the Orang-Utan sanctuary and a reasonable beach all possible day trips.
    The Mulu National Park is fantastic (but requires more cheap flights). It's to caves what Siem Reap is to temples: even if you've never considered the appeal of caves before you can't help but be impressed. Rock pinnacles, pretty jungle and millions of bats too.
    Kota Kinabalu: despite being a dull modern town it's Borneo's backpacker mecca due to the pretty islands a few minutes offshore, the easily climbable mountain nearby and diving a little further afield.

    In mainland Malaysia the other major destinations apart from Tezzas great island suggestions are:
    -Taman Negara: easily accessible national park for jungle trekking and river trips; just don't expect to see much wildlife
    -Cameron Highlands: the Malaysian tourist towns are a blot on the landscape but the tea plantations are beautiful, and the food and guesthouses good.
    -Melaka: historically significant town if not as pretty as some guides suggest. Good food, nice Chinatown, hilariously overpriced antiques and millions of museums.

    #5 Posted: 12/7/2012 - 02:17

  • Alexpete80

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    Wow, I appreciate the overwhelming response. Thank you all guys now I am very much clear that I will spend most of my time in visiting beaches and historical places while enjoying the night life at full throttle and beware Smiley1609, I might bug you... :) Taman Negara and Langkawi will be the preferred place for long time stay I guess.

    #6 Posted: 16/7/2012 - 02:49

  • chinarocks

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    I'm sorry but IMO any "best of Malaysia" list that doesn't include Penang is not up to much.

    I think it is one of the best places to visit in Asia, in terms of cuisine, value for money, culture and history.

    #7 Posted: 16/7/2012 - 06:28

  • Alexpete80

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    Penang is seemed to be a great place to dive in, I will definitely amend my travel plan after knowing this place.

    #8 Posted: 18/7/2012 - 02:16

  • MADMAC

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    I have acquaintences in Penang who have told me it has pretty good nightlife to boot.

    #9 Posted: 24/7/2012 - 13:52

  • Saphir

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    How about Malacca? And places on the east coast? Yes, I would certainly include Penang.

    #10 Posted: 31/7/2012 - 15:54

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  • jacinthemil-
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    I guess you should read some good reviews on Malaysia in Lonely Planet online. There are several good reviews there for those best spots in that country.

    #11 Posted: 2/8/2012 - 03:45

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