Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's capital city offers a diverse blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures, with iconic attractions like the Petronas Towers, Perdana Botanical Garden, and Menara KL Tower.
Penang: The UNESCO-listed city of Georgetown on Penang Island is renowned for its colonial heritage, historic sites, and a vibrant street-food scene.
The Perhentian Islands: These tropical islands, with Perhentian Kecil and Perhentian Besar, offer pristine beaches, excellent snorkeling, and a lively party scene, making them a popular choice for backpackers.
Malaysian Borneo: Sarawak and Sabah in Malaysian Borneo offer opportunities for wildlife encounters, orangutan sanctuaries, rainforest canopy walks, and world-class diving experiences.
Malacca (Melaka): A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Malacca boasts cultural, historical, and colonial attractions in its charming old town.
Taman Negara: Malaysia's oldest national park features lush rainforests, a canopy walkway, trekking, bird watching, and the possibility of encountering wild elephants.
Cameron Highlands: Known for its cool climate, the Cameron Highlands offers tea plantations, hiking trails, strawberry farms, and butterfly gardens in a lush, highland setting.
Tioman Island: This island on the east coast offers affordable accommodation, great diving opportunities, and a variety of secluded beaches surrounded by jungle.
Langkawi: Located off the northwest coast, Langkawi is a popular island destination with an array of tourist attractions, including an indoor aquarium, cable car, and duty-free shopping.
Selangor: Malaysia's most developed state, close to Kuala Lumpur, features a Formula One racetrack, the National Zoo, theme parks, and the iconic Batu Caves, a Hindu shrine.