In Southeast Asia you’ll find a gem of a country that seems untouched by time. Travelling to Malaysia would be like being transported by a time travelling machine back to a time when life was simpler, and commercialization has not yet touched the perfect, unadulterated beauty of nature. This is what you can find on a trip to Malaysia, and if you plan it well, it can very much turn out to be the trip of a lifetime.
Malaysia is a land rich in natural wonders – of the quality you wouldn’t see elsewhere in the world. Danum Valley in Sabah brings you to a rainforest that almost seems untouched, and going there will bring you back in time. On the other hand, the Perhentian islands in the Northeast coast will give you waters so clear you wouldn’t believe your eyes. Another isolated but beautiful island is Layang-Layang, which has one of the most diverse and amazing marine life you can see. Those who want to go for a relaxing swim surrounded by nothing but nature will enjoy this isolated paradise as much as the diverse who will surely find its marine life unforgettable. If you’re of the mountain-climbing, backpacking kind, you can climb the majestic Mt. Kinabalu and reach peaks you could only dream of before.
A Cultural Experience
Aside from experiencing the natural wonders that Malaysia has to offer, another thing that could make your trip truly one of a kind is if you really immerse yourself in the culture of the people. You can witness more than a million devotees flock to Batu Caves, Selangor during the Thaipusam Festival. You can also head to the foot of Mt. Santubong and visit a living museum that will allow you to experience the rich culture and heritage of Sarawak. It will bring you back to the way of life of Malaysia’s ethnic communities – complete with their handicrafts, customs and practices, musical inclinations, and traditions.
Preparing for Your Trip
Knowing that there are so many things to do in Malaysia and so many ways to make your trip memorable, the only thing left is for you to make the necessary arrangements to prepare for this trip in the best way you can. Some of the places that are really ‘untouched’ by time will also take time to go to, so you need to plan ahead how to get there and how this will affect your itinerary. Malaysia also has some big cities like Kuala Lumpur, but if you want something very different and unique, you have to be prepared to go far beyond what the city life can offer.
To keep you covered and safe, you need to have a comprehensive travel insurance plan prepared for your trip. There are many things that could happen when you travel to a tropical country and when you go to attractions that bring you in a close encounter with nature, so it’s best if you have a comprehensive travel insurance plan that will get you covered.
I’m Julia and I’m very fond of travelling as well as photography. I`m very active and communicative person who adores making new friends around the globe. Being also a travel writer, I’m trying to describe the most incredible traveling experiences in my stories