First timers guide to Malaysia – A nation filled with diversity

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Being a melting pot of people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Malaysia is an idyllic destination for travellers who look for a balance between contemporary comforts and a sense of adventure. Read on to know more about Malaysia

Aquarium KLCC
Aquarium KLCC | Image Credit : Shahnoor Habib Munmun, Aquarium Kulalumpur Malaysia (2), CC BY 3.0


Malaysia is a country located in Southeast Asia. Being a popular vacation destination, the nation offers its guests a lot to see and do. The country also boasts highly developed metropolitan regions and business districts acting as a hub for the economy of the Southeast Asian region.

Places to see

Kualupur is the capital of Malaysia and it is home to a plethora of attractions some of the must-visit places out of the bunch are namely, Kuala Lumpur city gallery, Aquaria KLCC, Batu caves and little India. If you are planning to stay longer you could consider visiting other cities such as Malacca Penang Perhentian Islands and Kuching which are also popular destinations frequented by tourists.

Places to stay

You could find plenty of accommodations in Malaysia. Most of them are likely to be found around popular destinations. Resort properties the likes of Dorsett Kuala Lumpur which is a Bukit Bintang hotel is an accommodation option worth considering if you are planning to stay in KL and it won’t be much difficult to find places to stay in other cities as well.

Other things to know

There are a number of transportation modes in Malaysia. Popular cities offer buses which are inexpensive. But taxis remain the most convenient option. Remember that Malaysia is an Islamic nation so visitors are required to dress modestly. Also, do some research on the cultural etiquette you should follow when you are here.

Filled with wanderlust that seeks to explore distant shores and captivated by the colors and vibrancy of exotic cultures, Kanya Mae writes on the beautiful, exciting, and enchanting wonders of the world. She is a writer who not only has a passion for travel, but also has a background in fashion, art and media. Google+

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