By: Thomas Teo
Malaysia is geographically safe from major natural disasters and tropical monsoon climate weather. It is suitable for traveling in Malaysia anytime. There are many places to visit when having holidays in Malaysia. Most of the tourist attractions in Malaysia are easily reach by public transport. You can plan your trip according to your purpose, whether a shopping trip or scenery trip.
Located at concourse level of Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, it showcases over 5,000 different aquatic and land-bound creatures. Aquaria KLCC was developed by Aquawalk Sdn Bhd, which is a world class aquarium that showcases marine life from Malaysia and around the world. Along the tour, you can find out tiger sharks, giant stingrays, marine turtles, and other species of fishes. You can also witness the feeding session by the professional team.
Batu Caves, a Hindu temple and shrine is a popular tourist attraction in Malaysia. It is located at Kuala Lumpur and reachable by taking public transport. During annual Thaipusam festival celebration, Batu Caves gathered thousands of worshippers and tourists. There are three main caves along with temples and Hindu shrines. There are few attractions that you can’t missed out is the large statue of the Hindu Gods at the entrance, 272 steep, and monkeys frolic around the caves.
Bukit Bintang, the translation of Malay name of Starhill or Bintang Walk is a shopping and entertainment district in Kuala Lumpur. There are shopping centres, al-freso cafés, swanky bars, night markets, and also hawker stalls. Part of Bintang Walk is also designed as “Arab Street”. There are many major retail malls in the city are located here, which is Berjaya Times Square, Bukit Bintang Plaza, Imbi Plaza, Fahrenheit 88, Low Yat Plaza, Starhill Gallery, Sungei Wang Plaza, Lot 10 and Pavilion KL.
Taman Negara is located in Peninsular Malaysia which covered Pahang, Kelantan, and Terengganu with total of 4343km square. There are three entrances to Taman Negara, which is Kuala Tahan, Sungai Relau, and Kuala Koh. Among this three, Kuala Tahan has the most visitor of local and international tourists. The temperature in Taman Negara falls between 24°C – 35°C, depending on the amount of rainfall and sunlight. During the period of November to next year February, the monsoon season brings in heavy rainfall and thunderstorm. The park is open as usual and most of the activities are not affected during the rainy season, except Canopy Walk. For safety reason, it is closed during and after the rain stopped 3 – 4 hours for safety reason.
KL Bird Park
KL Bird Park is located near KL Lake Gardens, which is only 10 minutes drive from city centre. There are more than 3, 000 bird, 200 species of local and foreign birds. The park is 20.9 acres and divided into 4 zones. Zone 1 and 2 make up the free-flight zone; Zone 3 is the Hornbill Park and Zone 4 is where the birds are placed in separate cages and mini aviaries. The birds in zone 1, 2 and 3 are let free in the aviary which closely resembles their natural habitat. With this free-flight concept, birds are able to raise naturally.