Why You Need to Visit Malaysia
The tourism sector in Malaysia is growing and expanding at a phenomenal rate. It’s easy to understand why! With the myriad of tourist attractions, the efforts made by the country over the years have placed Malaysia on a higher platform internationally.
It is no surprise to know that the country ranks among the top ten world tourist destinations today.
Here are some good reasons why their tourism sector is booming and why you need to visit Malaysia.
Excellent quality of tourism services
Today, a vast majority of tourists love to travel to Malaysia because of the excellent infrastructure and a vast improvement in tourism services.
In fact, other developing countries with similar multicultural settings like Malaysia are following its model to boost their tourism sector.
Today, the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysian is well connected to hundreds of countries and destinations.
Different airlines, including Malaysian Airlines and others, operate hundreds of weekly flights.
The country and its airlines plan to introduce even more routes and additional flights to expand its outreach and improve connectivity.
Simplified visa and issuance process
Tourists and travelers to Malaysia can now look forward to a much simplified the visa-issuance process than before.
If you have eNTRI and eVISa, this is great news!
The convenience of KLIA express
KLIA express a non-stop airport rail link that connects the central city to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
The service is run by Express Rail Link, and it is easy to make use of KLIA express online booking.
The Express Rail Link stops at all stations along the line of KLIA Transit. KLIA express reflects the excellent Integrated Transit System of the city.
It offers fast and affordable travel.
Alternatively, one can take cheap airport limo services to reach their destinations.
The growing momentum of tourist visitors
Recent statistics show that Malaysia expects to notch an even higher number of visitors from across the countries this year.
It is primarily the visitors from India that promise higher growth and are expected to go up significantly.
International visitors have swelled considerably this year. More than two million foreign tourists travel to Malaysia every year.
Most of them are from neighboring countries like Singapore and Indonesia.
Tourism Efforts of Malaysia
Tourism Malaysia is working hard with tourism development and works with hundreds of travel and tour operators.
There is a growth in destination events and they support international tourism fairs and participation.
Malaysia hopes to welcome the market of filmmakers, the students, and wedding planners and motivate them to choose Malaysia.
Malaysia is one country in Southeast Asia where you can have a fantastic vacation for a lot less.
While there are luxurious packages, that doesn’t stop the average holidaymaker from enjoying the country and its attractions on a shoestring budget.
You can easily enjoy a holiday at $50 a day, and that includes food, trips, and accommodation.
Roughly speaking, you would spend 60% of or daily travel costs on accommodation and transportation.
The rest of the budget for food and paid activities.
Richly diverse and interesting country
When you tour Malaysia, you will find that each of its places is very different from each other.
When it comes to people, food, and nature, there is so much to enjoy and discover in this country.
It offers two very distinct experiences, the Borneo and the peninsula.
There is a lot to explore in the country, and you can make several trips and still discover something new about the location, food or culture.
Some Must-Do Attractions
There are many other South Asian countries that boast numerous tourist destinations. Malaysia makes a cut above the rest when it comes to the diversity of rich experiences.
There are beautiful islands, colonial towns, remote tribes, granite peaks, and a lot more to discover in Malaysia.
Let yourself get lost in the long history and kaleidoscope of Malaysian culture and create some rich experiences every time you visit the country.
Explore one of the most cultural sights of Malaysia and make a trip to Batu Caves. Climb the 272 steps to reach those magnificent caverns and enjoy awesome Hindu artwork. Thousands of worshippers arrive here every year at the Batu Caves.
Discover the beauty of the “Pearl of the Orient” as you reach the Penang Island. Explore the picturesque countryside and relax on the sandy shores for a fun-filled day. The cosmopolitan George Town is located in Penang Island and boasts of exceptional art scene and carnivals.
You must visit the world’s tallest twin towers, and it is a good idea to pre-book the tour because of the massive rush. Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the 86th floor, and do not forget to take pictures.
Sandakan Sepilok Rehabilitation Center
Make a trip to the jungles of Borneo and get aware of the efforts being made to protect wild orangutans. See hoe those orphaned primates are taken care of by a dedicated team of naturalists.
Gunung Gading National Park
Another key point of interest for the tourists is the Gunung Gading National Park. It is here you can spot Rafflesia, the largest flower in the world that grow up to three feet in diameter.
North Borneo Railway
You must ride the old-fashioned train, that is sure to transport you back in time. It is the only train on Borneo that chugs on a 1900s steam engine and covers a journey of 83 miles from Tanjung Aru to Papar.
Bako National Park
Another popular tourist attraction is the Bako National Park. It is an excellent idea for those who love nature and great outdoors. One can see waterfalls, beaches, wildlife, rainforests, and a lot more on their tour to Bako National Park.
The Kinabatangan River stretches across nearly 550 km and is the second-longest river in Malaysia. Tourists get attracted because of the diverse wildlife and vegetation along the river. One can easily spot proboscis monkeys, Asian elephants, crocodiles, and Bornean orangutans and hundreds of bird species in the river ecosystem and forests.
Cameron Highlands is well famous as the most famous hill station in Malaysia. Developed in the 1920s by the British, the town is renowned for its trails, jungle walks, and hikes to waterfalls and other tranquil spots.
Taman Negara is the oldest tropical rain forest on the planet and attracts tourists because of its jungle treks, massive trees, waterfalls, and more. You can look forward to the longest canopy walkways in Taman Negara, which is also a haven for endangered species like tigers, leopards, Asian elephants, and rhinos.
Climb the highest mountain in Borneo, Mount Kinabalu, which is world-famous among the botanists for its botanical and biological biodiversity. There are hundreds and thousands of species of birds, ferns, and mammalian species identified at Mount Kinabalu and its surroundings.
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Now that you have a bit more information, it’s time for you to start planning your trip to Malaysia!
Do you have any tips for those who are about to visit Malaysia?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.