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Things to do and see in Malaysia Shore Excursions

Located in the Malaysia Peninsula, stretched to parts of Borneo, landing on over 300,000 kilometers, Malaysia is well-known for the modern capital city Kuala Lumpur, a business and financial center of Southeast Asia, stunning beaches, pristine islands, and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Not only Malaysian living here, there is also a large size of Chinese and Indian which together create a rich culture with diverse relics and different architectural styles. Asia Shore Excursions would like to recommend some fantastic activities for anyone need a guide to enjoy their Malaysia shore excursions.

Visit the PETRONAS Towers | Kuala Lumpur shore excursions

The Twin Towers are the tallest twin towers, and also one of the most iconic landmarks in the world. Located in the capital city Kula Lumpur, the structure attracts millions of visitors every year and is the must-seeing place in any Kuala Lumpur shore trip. The twin 88-floor buildings connecting by a glass bridge between 41st and 42nd floors with the height of 175 meters and the length of 58 meters. Stand on the bridge to catch the bird-eye view of the city. Is inspired by the Islamic architecture style, the structure is the corporate headquarters of many famous offices with the Tower One is completely the office of Malaysia state oil company Petronas and the other tower is taken by multinational companies. More than the office buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers bring various experiences. Next to the towers is a park providing a chance to jogging, strolling, and swimming. Then visit the Petronas Art Gallery and Kuala Lumpur Convention Center.

Explore the George Town | Penang shore excursions

You can claim to hop on a Penang shore excursion if you miss a visit to the exotic George Town. This place is always on the list of the hottest destinations in not only Asia shore excursions but also Asia tours and vacations. With the temperature of 35C and 95% humidity, the first time visiting maybe a little shock with the tropical weather and completely strange lifestyle. This small town can be tasted all the shades by strolling on your foot or hire a bike for more interesting experiences. The rich multicultural society gives the first hit by putting you in the ancient Kapitan Keling Mosque built in 1803. Nearby is the Goddess of Mercy Temple – the foremost Chinese temple, and also an Indian pavement shrine which worships leave fragrant jasmine flowers.

Sunbathe on the Beaches | Langkawi shore excursions

Langkawi shore excursions are the best choice for those who want to escape to the beach in Malaysia. Are well-known for the sandy bays lazily laying on the coastlines, the beaches of Langkawi are beloved by beach-lovers, locals, and travelers all around the world. Pantai Cenang is the most popular beach in Langkawi with developed stretch lined up by hustle restaurants and bars as well as souvenir shops and duty-free outlets. The beach is a holiday center with several attractions such as Underwater World Langkawi, Meritus Pelangi Resort & Spa, and Rice Garden Museum. Sunbathing on the white-sand beach is a wonderful feeling. For more thrilling experiences, enjoy some exciting water sports such as jet skiing and parasailing. Pantai Cenang’s nightlife is like a scene put into reality from a fantastic film. Not only has Pantai Cenang, the other beaches of Langkawi are also spectacular including Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok, Tanjung Rhu, Black Sand Beach, and Pantai Pasir Tengkorak.

Get out of town at Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park | Kota Kinabalu shore excursions

Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park is the complex made up of five islands including Gaya, Manukan, Sapi, Sulug, and Mamutik. Due to the location is only a short boat away from the center of the city, the park is a famous destination for any Kota Kinabalu shore excursion. Among the five islands, Gaya and Manukan are the biggest and developed ones. If you want some pristine experience, Sulug and Mamutik are most suitable. The name of each island is interesting: Gaya means ‘big’, Mamutik is ‘for shell collection’, Sapi tells ‘the sound of mowing buffalo’, and Sulug reveals ‘commemorating the ancestry of the Sulu peoples of Sabah'. There are a plenty of activities to do in the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park. Go diving in many dive centers operated in the city such as Borneo Divers, Borneo Dream, and Excel Dive Center. Or go snorkeling dip into the clear water to explore the ocean ecosystem. Then kayaking, sailing, and having a delicious BBQ meal on the beach’s sand. Trekking through the jungle to admire various animal species such as bearded pigs, long-tailed macaques, probosci monkeys, hornbills, monitor lizards, and endangered snake species.

Taste the exotic cuisine | Penang shore excursions

Off the beaten track of Malaysia is the island Penang with the George Town – one of the hottest destinations in Asia - named after British King George. This UNESCO Heritage Site used to be the link connecting the Great Kingdoms in Asia with the markets of Europe, now buzzes with nightlife filled by street foods and besides, the pristine beaches and jungles are worth a discovery. The shore trip to exotic Penang – a foody paradise – is full of fantastic cuisine combined of Chinese, Malay, and Indian flavors with some featured dishes had to taste are Hokkien black noodles, roti canai dunked in a rich lamb curry, and luscious giant-sized prawns steamed in spicy Assam laksa and rice wine. You can find street food wherever you go with lines after lines stalls cooking all around the clock. For traditional dim sum, soak in Chowrastra market. Enjoy stingray roasted in banana leaf (yes, it’s really a quaint combination) at Old Green House. Or lost in the non-sleep Kimberley Street with several hawker stalls.

Explore the cultural villages | Kota Kinabalu shore excursions

Hop on a Kota Kinabalu shore excursion, there is no reason to avoid a visit to some cultural villages with traditional conventionalities and interesting lifestyle. Take a visit to Monsopiad Cultural Village home to Kadazan people. Set foot in the legendary house of Monsopiad’s descendants to witness 42 skulls of the warrior’s adversaries. Get a glimpse of Kadazan native dwelling made from palm trees and bamboos, then enjoy a showcase where locals performing their traditional dance in colorful ethnic clothes while sampling special rice wine. Another cultural village in Kota Kinabalu is the Mari Mari taking about 25 minutes from the center of the city. Landing beside the amazing untouched greenery, the village is scattered by several tribal dwellings. There are five main indigenous groups of Sabah which each name has its own meaning: Lundayeh is hunters and fisherman, Bajau means cowboys and sea gypsies, Rungus reveals the longhouse residents, Kadazan-Dusun stands for rice farmers, and Murat shows the infamous headhunters. You can admire the tribal breath everywhere. Stop for a while at demonstration stations to experience the traditional culture of daily activities such as hunting, cooking, and setting up the fire. Explore the House of Skulls to witness several ancient relics of Borneo’s headhunters including weapons, costumes, and even skulls of victims.