Places to visit in Malaysia

Culturally rich and friendly country, Malaysia is a blend of both modern and traditional ways of life. With a mix of Indian, Malay, Chinese, European, Arabic and Peranakan cultures, the land stands up to its tagline of 'Truly Asia.' With the presence of different religions, the entire country is dotted with beautiful mosques, temples, and churches that are intricately designed.

You can move around in Malaysia while enjoying the fantastic street food. You will find some of the other delicacy to indulge wherever you go. The places to visit in Malaysia are so many that you cannot get enough of them. You can casually dive into the waters or can even go trekking on one of the mountain peaks of Malaysia to satisfy your adrenaline. There are also two hill stations, Cameron Highlands and Penang which serve as the primary hub for honeymooners around the world. Many historic places showcase the country's history, and at the same time, the many architectural wonders showcase the modern lifestyle of the area.

There are many things to do in Malaysia like shopping, watersports, trekking, mountain climbing, paragliding, bungee jumping, and many others. This list of attractions in Malaysia will never end! If Malaysia is in your mind now, you might want to explore Thomas Cook for a Malaysia Visa Application.

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Abode to Lord Murugan, Batu Caves is a series of caves formed from limestone. There are three caves; the cathedral cave, art gallery cave and museum cave inside it.

 

Location: Gombak, Selangor, Malaysia.

Known for: 15 feet tall Hanuman Temple and 140 feet tall Murugan Temple.

How to reach: Take the train to Batu station and walk 200 meters to reach the caves.

Approximate Cost: No entry fee

Operating hours: 7 am to 8 pm every day

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Do not smile at the monkeys or carry food when you are climbing the steps. Wear traditional clothes when you are visiting the temple.

Type: Temple

When you make a list of the best cities to visit in Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur should top the list. The capital of Malaysia with a modern skyline that is dominated by the massive Petronas Twin towers, Kuala Lumpur is technically the biggest city in Malaysia with a population exceeding 1 million. Half of the urban population of Malaysia resides in Kuala Lumpur and includes a diverse group of Tamilians, Malay, Indigenous and Chinese inhabitant.

Numerous mosques and temples reflect the true diversity of the city along with architectural structures and skyscrapers that leave you gasping. Tucked in the Klang Valley at the point where Klang and Gombak rivers converge, it is the most developed city in the country with the busiest international airport of Malaysia, The Kuala Lumpur International Airport. There are also landmarks in the city belonging to the British-colonial era like the Sultan Abdul Samad Building and the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

The temperature in Kuala Lumpur ranges between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius with humidity levels as high as 87percentage. Be it the food stalls, local markets, towers, skyscrapers or the mosques, Kuala Lumpur is the perfect destination for everyone.

 

Attractions: SkyTrex Adventure, Petronas Twin Towers, Menara KL Tower, Chinatown, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Aquaria KLCC, Batu Caves, Jalan Alor, Genting Highlands Theme Park, Little India.

Activities: Bird Watching, Shopping, Skydiving, Bungee Jumping, Canopy Walk, Rock Climbing, Microlight Flying, Firefly Tour, Helicopter Sightseeing, Genting Highland Skyway Cable Car.

Food: Marini's on 57, Troika Sky Dining, Thirty8, Enak Restaurant, Prego, Celestial Court, Marble 8 on 56, Nobu, Prime, Maison Francaise Restaurant.

Shopping: Mid Valley Megamall, Berjaya Times Square, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Street Market, Central Market, Royal Selangor, Plaza Lowyat, The Curve, Sunway Pyramid, Suria KLCC.

Nightlife: SkyBar, Dewan Filharmonik Petronas, Heli Lounge Bar, Zouk KL, Club Kyo, Under9, Play Club, Marini's on 57, Elysium Bar and Terrace, Changkat Bukit Bintang. 

Often referred to as KK, this coastal city is the capital of the Sabah state of Malaysia. Friendly locals that greet you everywhere, breathtaking sunsets, rich culinary, busy markets, beautiful beaches, modern boardwalks and the Kota Kinabalu City Mosque make this one of the most happening cities in Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is a major part of the country that is sure to overwhelm you with the experiences it has to offer. This place is a serene adobe for the mountain lovers and exhibits the true side of the country with the serpent scenes of Mount Kinabalu amidst the scarlet skies and dreamy clouds that give it a flawless postcard look.

A home for Kinabalu National Park that boasts a wide range of rare species and the ultimate destination for all the water babies, as it boasts the most gorgeous underwater life with beautiful coral reefs, island, and beaches that will fill your heart. The temperature here ranges between 25 to 30 degrees Celsius with humidity levels as high as 92%, giving you the perfect weather to take a dive in the pristine waters

 

Attractions: Signal Hill Observatory Platform, City Mosque, Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre, Tanjung Aru, Monsopiad Cultural Village.

Activities: Water skiing, Parasailing, Mountain Climbing, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Shopping.

Food: Mother India, El Centro, Kohinoor, Chilli Vanilla, Todak Waterfront, Suria Sabah, Sea Monster, Biru Biru.

Shopping: 1Borneo Shopping Mall, Centre Point Shopping Mall, Oceanus Waterfront Mall, the Suria Sabah Shopping Mall, the Wiska Merdeka Shopping Mall and the Imago Shopping Mall

Nightlife: B.E.D, The Loft, Beer Nest MIXO, Sunset Bar, Shenanigan's Fun Pub

One of the world's largest architectural wonders, The Petronas Twin Towers are the headquarters of the national petroleum company of Malaysia, Petronas. These pyramid-shaped towers are linked to each other at the 41st and 42nd floor with a sky bridge that allows people to travel from one tower to the other. This structure is one of the best attractions of Malaysia.

 

Location: Kuala Lumpur city center, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Known for: Shopping malls, food courts and the view from the top.

How to reach: Take the rapidKL rail that stops at the KLCC station.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 1000-1200 approximately per person

Operating hours: 9 am to 9 pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Carry your camera along with you. Book a ticket online for the night show to get a breathtaking view of the skyline. 

Type: Notable Building

Located in the heart of the city, this museum is a home to seven thousand artifacts that give a deep insight into the Islamic world. There are 12 galleries in the museum that are further divided into three groups based on their levels.

 

Location: Jalan Lembah Perdana, Wilayah Persekutuan, Kuala Lumpur.

Known for: Islamic artifacts.

How to reach: Take the KTM Komuter to the Old Railway Station and walk to the museum.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 200-250 approximately for an adult and free for children under six years of age.

Operating hours: 10 am to 6 pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.:  Wear appropriate clothes as it is a cultural site.

Type: Museum.

The most extended free span bridge in the world, Langkawi Sky Bridge is suspended from an altitude of 82 meters. This is a curved bridge which was built on land initially and then placed on a mountain with the help of a helicopter.

 

Location: Langkawi, Kedah.

Known for: A glimpse of the unexplored parts of the island and the mountain Mat Cincang. You can also witness the second largest peak, Telaga Tuluj.

How to reach: Ascent from the Oriental Village near Pantai Kok

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 50-100 approximately

Operating hours: Open 24 hours

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Take your binoculars to get a more unobstructed view of the mountains 

Type: Landmark. 

Your trip to Malaysia will be incomplete if you do not indulge yourself in scuba diving on this island. It is a home for more than 3000 species of rare fish and hundred coral reefs that make it the best place for your scuba diving expeditions.

 

Location: Celebes Sea, Sabah State, Borneo Island

Known for: Scuba diving.

How to reach: Take a ferry ride to Sipadan from Semporna

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 4000-30000 approximately depending on the level of dive you choose.

Operating hours: From morning to night

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: There is no availability to stay overnight in Sipadan, so ride back to Semporna for staying overnight. Also, you will need a permit to dive in the waters of Sipadan. 

Type: Village.

One of the most beautiful islands in Malaysia, with lovely coral reefs and rich marine life that play a major role in its tourism. This island is famous for all varieties of water sports activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and parasailing.  

 

Location: Tenggol Islands

Known for: Watersports activities.

How to reach: Take a ferry ride from Terengganu coast.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 80-100 approximately for the park entry and INR 150-200 approximately for the rides.

Operating hours: Open throughout the year, but June-October is the best time for watersports.

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Be cautious before entering the waters and pay careful attention to the instructors. 

Type: Park.

This delightful rainforest in Malaysia is a sweet escape from the hustle and bustle of the city life. It offers a wide range of activities that will satisfy your adrenaline.  

 

Location: Pahang

Known for: Canopy walks, jungle walks, jungle trekking, boat trips, wildlife observation, trekking, bird-watching, rapid shooting and more.

How to reach: Take a train or bus to Jerantrt and then a taxi from Jerantrt to jetty at Kuala Tembling.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 15-20 approximately for entry and the rest depends on the activities you choose.

Operating hours: Open throughout the year.

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Carry comfortable shoes for trekking and jungle related activities.

Type: Park.

The capital of Penang island, George Town is the most colorful and vibrant towns of the country. This British colonial bastion is a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian influences. This town is famous for its British colonial buildings, mosques and Chinese shop-houses. As the night falls, people in the town would be rushing to the puds and nightclubs to have the time of their life in this pretty city. With skyscrapers that fill the skies, tons of shopping malls, and food centers, George Town is one of the best cities in the country. The temperature ranges between 26 to 30 degrees Celsius with humidity levels as high as 90%.

 

Attractions: Old Georgetown Streets, Penang hill, Pinang Peranakan Museum, Dharmikarama Burmese Temple, The Camera Museum and Asia Camera Museum Penang, Khoo Kongsi, Fort Cornwallis, Penan Botanical Gardens, Nattukotai Chettiar Temple, The Butterfly Farm.

Activities: Heritage walks, Kek Lok Si, Exploring Fort Cornwallis.

Food: Chin's Stylish Chinese Cuisine, 1885 Restaurant, New Lane Hawker Centre, Nasi Kandar Line Clear, Farquhar Mansion Fine Dining and Lounge, Macalister Mansion, Joo Hooi Cafe, 32 at the Mansion, Suffolk House Restaurant.

Shopping: Chinatown, Chowrasta Market, KOMTAR, Little India, Little Penang Street Market, Penang Bazar, Prangin Mall, Penang New World Park.

Nightlife: Slippery Seniorita, F.A.M.E, Farquhar's Bar, Mois, Momo, Soi II Unplugged Bar and Restaurant, Three Sixty Revolving Restaurant and Rooftop Bar, Uptown Pub and Bistro. 

Another hill station in Malaysia filled with green tea plantations, delightful climate, natural vegetation, waterfalls, forests, orchards and many more.

 

Location: Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Known for: Forests, gardens, galleries, museums, farmlands, and waterfalls.

How to reach: Take the North-South Expressway and reach Tapah. From here, you can take route 59 to reach the highlands.

Approximate Cost: Depends on the place you are entering.

Operating hours: Open throughout the year.

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Wear comfortable shoes and carry warm clothes.

Type: Village.

This massive aquarium is the most important place to visit in Malaysia. Often regarded as the world's largest aquarium, Aquaria KLCC is a home to more than 5000 different species of freshwater and marine creatures.

 

Location: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre

Known for: Tiger sharks, coral fishes, sea snakes, blue rays, and seahorses.

How to reach: Take a taxi from the city center.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 1000-1500 approximately per person.

Operating hours: 10 am to 8 pm

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: No precautions required.

Type: Amusement Park

Holding a spot in the UNESCO's World Heritage Sites list, Melaka is filled with ancient cathedrals, mountains, rivers, museums, heritage centers, temples and spas which are built beautifully with intricate details.

 

Location: Melaka

Known for: Baba and Nyonya Heritage Museum, Jonker Street, Malacca River, Red Square, and Cheng Hoong Teng Temple.

How to reach: 2 hours ride from Kuala Lumpur and 4-hour ride from Singapore.

Approximate Cost: Entry fee depends on the place you enter.

Operating hours: Open throughout the year.

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: The timings of each tourist place are different, so bring a Melaka attractions map to be sure of the schedules.

Type: Historic Site.

This beautiful reserve is a rescue center for animals that have been injured, abandoned or orphaned. There are more than 10000 endangered species in this rehabilitation center, where they are released into their natural habitats to grow.

 

Location: Sarawak

Known for: Orangutan preservation program, feeding of orangutans, trekking, planet-walking, and more.

How to reach: Take a one hour ride on the bus number 6 leaving at the Jalan Masjid Station.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 20-50 approximately per person.

Operating hours: 8 am to 5 pm; closed on weekends and public holidays.

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Do not miss feeding the orangutans.

Type: Animal sanctuary.

One of the most remarkable hill stations in Malaysia, Penang Hill is an abode for honeymooners. The climate in the Penang Hills is always chilly, making it a perfect destination to visit throughout the year. The colonial style houses, dark blue peaks, and lush green pastures are an absolute delight to witness!

 

Location: Air Itam, Near George Town.

Known for: Scenic views

How to reach: Take 20 mins ride from the city center of George Town

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 70-100 approximately for one side ride.

Operating hours: Open throughout the year

Any precautions/ must carry items etc.: Carry warm clothes to guard yourself against the cold temperatures.

Type: Village.

The Islamic New Year or Eid al-Fitr, which is also known as Hari Raya Aidil Fitri in Malay, is the most important festival for the Islamic community. This two-day festival marks the end of the 9th month or the Ramadan month of the Islamic calendar. Most of the Muslim families host a 'Rumah Buka' where they welcome members of their community and the neighbors to their house to celebrate together. There will be sumptuous festive food served by the family to their guests which includes beef rendang, ketupat, lemang, cakes, tarts, curry chicken and, chicken satay. During Eid, the entire country lights up with vibrant lights in the streets, making it look surreal!

 

Why you should attend this: To get a deep insight into the Islam festival. It portrays a beautiful side of the country with lights everywhere and happy vibes that fill your soul with happiness. 

Who should attend this: This festival can be attended by almost everyone to get a spectacular view of the country lit up in lights!

Deepavali is probably the most vivid and colorful festival celebrated by the Indians living in Malaysia. This celebration of lights signifies the victory of hope and light over darkness, symbolically shown in the form of diyas and fireworks lit all over the country. With intricate rangoli artworks spread across the streets of Malaysia and colorful lights that brighten the skies, Deepavali is a fun festival that will bring out the child in you.

 

Why you should attend this: There are several processions, fireworks, street-fairs, and get-together that take place amidst the aroma of dishes that lingers across the street.

Who should attend this: This festival can be attended by people who wish to see the fun side of Malaysia. 

The birthday, enlightenment and attaining of Nirvana in Lord Buddha's life are celebrated on this day in Malaysia. On this day, all the Buddhists gather at temples to meditate, pray and offer charity in the form of food to the poor.

 

Why you should attend this: A giant statue is Buddha is taken on a grad float procession all over the country, which is a sight to witness.

Who should attend this: All the believers of Lord Buddha cannot miss this wonderful celebration.

The Christians festival of Christmas celebrated every year on 25th of December is an occasion of much jubilation.

When: December 25

Fly like a bird amidst the blue skies of Kuala Lumpur as you feel a rush of euphoria. You can choose from the options of advanced or beginner, depending on the packages provided by the companies.

 

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

For: Young group of people and couples

Difficulty level: Moderate if you are experiences and difficult for a beginner.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 12,500-24,000 approximately depending on the number of jumps.

Why you should do it: To look at the country from a different dimension.

Tips: Go for tandem skydiving if you are a beginner.

 

Rejoice the panoramic view of the city by taking a helicopter ride into the skies of Kuala Lumpur.  

 

Location: Kuala Lumpur, 1500 feet above the sea level.

For: All age groups

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 12,500-13,000 approximately per person

Why you should do it: To enjoy the scintillating view of the city from your air-conditioned helicopters.

Tips: The ride is best enjoyed during the evenings, as the city is cover with lights.

If you are a water baby, then scuba diving is your kind of sport. You can dive deep into the waterbody and explore the beautiful reefs as you dive among the sharks and turtles of the region.

 

Location: Kota Kinabalu

For: Young group of friends and couples.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 1800-6000 approximately depending on the duration of your dive.

Why you should do it: To get a live view of flora and fauna on the waterbeds.

Tips: It will be easy if you can swim. 

This 130-year-old tropical rainforest is the destination for all the adventure enthusiasts. However, the trekking trails are quite dangerous and are meant only for the professional trekkers.

 

Location: Taman Negara National Park

For: Experienced trekkers only.

Difficulty level: Hard

Approximate Cost: The trekking packages start from INR 4,500-5000 approximately.

Why you should do it: To explore the dense forest areas of this national park. 

Tips: Wear comfortable shoes and prepare yourself for all kinds of precautions before you start trekking. 

The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park of Kuala Lumpur offers safe bungee jumping experiences for beginners. Situated above 22 meters from the sea level, this is a short bungee jumping experience that will give you a certificate which you can flaunt. 

 

Location: Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

For: Young group of friends and couples.

Difficulty level: Moderate.

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 1500-2500 per person approximately.

Why you should do it: To get the ultimate bungee jumping experience. 

Tips: Ask your instructor to click pictures of you when you jump from a high distance. 

Are you a bit skeptical about your diving skills but still want to explore the underwater abodes? Then don't worry, because Malaysia also offers the best sea walking experiences for non-swimmers. You can wear a helmet that keeps you dry above your head and get into the underwaters to explore the beautiful marine

 

Location: Borneo Island

For: All age groups and for children above 10 years

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 4,000-4,500 approximately.

Why you should do it: To walk along with the fishes on the seabed.

Tips: Listen carefully to the instructor to get the best views of the seabed. 

Of the Malaysia's most favorite food street, Jalan Alor offers a huge assortment of food stalls of all cuisines. Located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur, this street gets filled with hungry customers after the sun goes down.

 

Location: Jalan Alor, Kuala Lumpur

For: All age groups.

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: Depends on the food you have in the streets.

Why you should do it: To submit your palette to various delectable flavors.

Tips: Try local street food like grilled chicken wings, fish, chili crabs, satay, char kuey Teow, and Assam Laksa. 

After getting a series of instructions on the ground, you will be given a plane of your choice to fly into the sky as a pilot. After you complete your ride, they will give you a certificate of excellence which you can proudly flaunt.

 

Location: Kuala Lumpur

For: Young group of friends and couples.

Difficulty level: Moderate

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 4000-36000 approximately depending on the aircraft you choose.

Why you should do it: To bring out the pilot in you.

Tips: Learn all the instructions carefully to have a safe landing. 

For those who cannot fly a plane, you can borrow a ride in one of these massive balloons. You can take a one hour ride in the sky to witness all the majestic mountains and beautiful beaches from a distance of 1000 meters above the sea

 

Location: Putra Jaya

For: All age groups

Difficulty level: Easy

Approximate Cost: It will cost you INR 13,000-1,90,000 approximately depending on your package.

Why you should do it: To get a magnificent view of the town.

Tips: Take the ride in early morning hours to witness the breathtaking view of sunrise amidst the mountains. 

This is one of those in Malaysia where you can rekindle your senses. The restaurant is completely dark, allowing you to enjoy the taste of the food in a better way without any visual distractions. You can order your regular food, or you can go on experiments to give a new flavor to your palette. This is one of the best experiences you can have in Malaysia that highlights the challenges of being impaired visually.

 

Must eat: Their menu changes all the time, offering you some authentic dishes. Try to choose from their exclusive menu.

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 5000-6000 approximately.

Address: Changkat Bukit Bintang 50A, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 3-2110 0431

Opening hours: 6 pm to 9:30 pm

Take your taste buds on a crazy ride in this restaurant with some delicious Thai, Chinese and Indian delicacies. The food offered here is a bit spicy offering a beautiful aroma that fills the atmosphere. They have a retro-style ambiance with a little drawback of having to wait longer for your food to arrive at the restaurant is busy during lunch and dinner hours.

 

Must eat: Traditional biryani

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 1500-2000 approximately.

Address: Jalan Indah 15 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 7-237 3311

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 11:00 pm

This beautiful seaside shack is the perfect place to savor some scrumptious meals. They specialize in seafood which is made with their special oil that makes the food absolutely lip-smacking. Avoid this place during peak hours and holidays as there would be a lot of rush and waiting crowd.

 

Must eat: Deep fried fish, squid, shrimps and calamari slices.

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 600-1000 approximately.

Address: Jalan Pantai A1693, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 9-612 7655

Opening hours: 3 pm to 8 pm; closed on Tuesdays.

This off the beaten track restaurant is one of the major tourist attractions in Malaysia. Situated in Kampar which is often regarded as the sleep university town, this restaurant is a quiet escape from the crowded places of the city. They serve authentic Chinese dishes with a twist!

 

Must eat: Chinese chicken curry.

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 400-800 approximately.

Address: Jalan Idris 55-57, Kampar, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 5-465 1738

Opening hours: 7 am to 10 pm

This restaurant cum cafe offers a fun European menu with vegetarian-friendly options. This is an international hub for the tourists across the world where they can have a chat accompanied by great burgers and reasonably priced beer.

 

Must eat: Burgers

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 500-1000 approximately.

Address: 399, Lebuh Chulia, George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 11-3928 8436

Opening hours: 11 am to 3 am

Ban Lee Siang is a perfect spot for a late-night snack or a light dinner of Chinese cuisine. There is a communal pot at the center that offers some authentically flavored broth to complement your skewered food. Make sure you drop in early if you have issues with the shared pot.

 

Must eat: Satay Celup

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 700-1000 approximately

Address: Jala Ong Wee Kim 45-E, Melaka, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 12-651 5322

Opening hours: 3:30 pm to 12:30 am

This is a one-stop destination for all the steak lovers in Malaysia. They offer mouth-watering seafood with a western twist in them. There is a wide range of halal options at reasonable prices that attract people to this place.

 

Must eat: Freshly grilled tenderloin steak and special fried rice topped with local fruits and creme brulee for dessert.

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 1000-1500 approximately.

Address: Lorong Seri Kuantan 55 B25, Kuantan, Malaysia

Contact: +60 9-566 9812

Opening hours: 12 pm to 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm to 10:15 pm.

With a delectable buffet that gives you a taste of authentic Northern Malay food, Anjung Keli Restaurant is one of the most famous choices among tourists in the Kangar town of Malaysia.

 

Must eat: Bamboo shoot soup.

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 1500-2000 approximately

Address: Jalan Behor Pulai Medan Sri Pulai, Kangar, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 19-443 3384

Opening hours: 10 am to 4:30 pm; closed on Sundays.

This fine-dine restaurant run by the temple of fine arts serves some authentic North and South Indian cuisine. It is built on a spiritual concept and is served mostly by volunteers. They offer a wide range of vegetarian dishes to choose from at affordable prices.

 

Must eat: Vegetarian buffet

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 1000-1500 approximately

Address: Jalan Berhala 116, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 3-2274 0799 

Opening hours: 11:30 am to 3 pm and 6:30 pm to 10 pm; closed on Mondays. 

With some of the favorite international DJs on board, the Gravity hosts one of the classiest nights you can spend in Malaysia. Poised bartenders, trendy crowd, and top-notch DJs come together to offer a night filled with fun and frolic.

 

Must try: There are theme nights organized in Gravity based on the day; Revolution - Wednesday, Frequency - Thursday, Reunited - Friday, and Futurista- Saturday.

Opening hours: 9 am to 3 pm

Location: An Viet, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With an upscale Miami setting across the vast stretch of sea, accompanied by creative cocktails and beverages, this is one of the best places to spend your night in Georgetown.

 

Must try: The cocktails here are worth a try!

Opening hours: 7 am to 11 pm

Location: Beach Blanket Babylon, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

With high tables and cozy sofas placed in between a social circuit, SkyBar is one of the poshest cocktail lounges in Kuala Lumpur. This rooftop bar offers stunning views of the city accompanied by good music to spend a relaxed night.

 

Must try: Let the bartender surprise you with his vivid combinations of cocktails.

Opening hours: 10 pm to 1 pm

Location: SkyBar, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

With dark interiors, wooden cabinets and dim lighting that give a retro feel, this bar is the center for top-notch people in business and classy people of the town. The entrance to this bar is also retro, resembling a telephone booth in London.

 

Must try: Give a try to one of the best brands of alcohol you can get in this place.

Opening hours: 3 pm to 12 am

Location: Avenue K, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This is one of the most happening dance clubs of Malaysia. With trendy music and groovy tunes that play the entire night, you can spend your nights dancing in this bar alongside local celebrities and the classy crowd of Malaysia.

 

Must try: Choose from its wicked menu of drinks.

Opening hours: 10 pm to 3 am

Location: Signature by the Hill, Selangor, Malaysia. 

This beachside setting with fairy lights, striped umbrellas, straw roof huts and cosy lawn chairs is the perfect place to relax in Malaysia. It is one of the favourite destinations among the people who want to spend a relaxed night at the beach.

 

Must try: Extensive drinks menu

Opening hours: 12 pm to 3 am

Location: BoraBora Penang, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

You can get one of the breathtaking views of the city from the Stratosphere. This rooftop bar offers a grass ground amidst cobblestone pathways, egg-shaped tables, and cylindrical lightings that set the mood for an incredible night of partying.

 

Must try: Their drinks collection.

Opening hours: 8 pm to 2 am; closed from Sunday-Tuesday.

Location: Stratosphere, Selangor, Malaysia. 

With high chairs, cozy couches and vintage paintings, this is one of the retro places to spend your nights in Malaysia. They have a unique entrance door which reads, 'No admittance' on a sign hanging in the front.

 

Must try: Innovative cocktails served by the bartenders.

Opening hours: 5 pm to 1 am and closed on Sundays.

Location: Omakase + Appreciate, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

This vast market in China Town is a shopper’s paradise. It also has many restaurants and food corners to satisfy the foodie in you.

 

Location: Jalan Petaling, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Souvenirs, bags, and fashion accessories.

Bargaining: You can bargain.

This market sells artistic products that serve as souvenirs. They also have many fashion accessories sold by big brands like Panda Eyes.

 

Location: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Handicrafts, bangs. Souvenirs, and fashion accessories.

Bargaining: You can bargain.

Located in the Petronas Towers, Suria KLCC has top-notch luxury brand stores that sell products of all kinds.

 

Location: Petronas Towers

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Bags, footwear, and apparels.

Bargaining: You cannot bargain!

Considered as one of the best malls in Malaysia, this one also hosts numerous luxury brands that are sure to empty your pockets.

 

Location: Bukit Bintang Street, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur.

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Apparels and accessories.

Bargaining: You cannot bargain! 

This huge mall is located in a 48-story building which also has many hotels, offices, restaurants and, theme parks apart from the mall. This one is also a luxury mall with branded stores.

 

Location: Jalan Imbi, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Footwear, apparels, cosmetics, and chocolates.

Bargaining: You cannot bargain!

One of the cheapest malls in Malaysia, the Langkawi Fair shopping mall provides you a duty-free experience. It hosts an array of brands like Nike, Adidas, and also contains many food centers to satisfy pangs of hunger while shopping.

 

Location: Persiaran Putra, Langkawi, Kedah.

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Handicrafts, souvenirs, footwear, and apparels.

Bargaining: Cannot bargain in the branded stores.

Zon Shopping Paradise is yet another duty-free market where you can shop your heart out. It offers a wide range of products like jewelry, watches, perfumes, kitchenware, and leather goods at reasonable prices.

 

Location: Pantai Cenang, Kedah

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Chocolates, perfumes, jewelry, and liquor.

Bargaining: You cannot bargain!

This market sells artistic products that serve as souvenirs. They also have many fashion accessories sold by big brands like Panda Eyes.

 

Location: Jalan Hang Kasturi, Kuala Lumpur

Timing: 10 am to 10 pm

Known for: Handicrafts, bangs. Souvenirs, and fashion accessories.

Bargaining: You can bargain.

This market which comes up on the streets on every Wednesday, allows the local sellers to sell their products. There is a lot of inexpensive stuff that you can grab from this night market and take along with you to India.

 

Location: Jalan Cerdas, Taman Connaught, Kuala Lumpur

Timing: Wednesdays from 5:30

Known for: Local products of Malaysia

Bargaining: You can happily bargain!

This cosy restaurant serves the most delicious Filipino cuisine in the country. This restaurant is the perfect place for families who want to have a good meal at reasonable prices in Kuching.

 

Must eat: Crispy Pata

Approximate Cost for two: It will cost you INR 500-1000 approximately

Address: Jalan Padungan 143, Kuching, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 12-888 0639

Opening hours: 9 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 11 pm; closed on Mondays.

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