Malaysia is a world-class diving destination that also boasts a rich history and delicious local cuisine. The country is divided in two by the South China Sea. West Malaysia borders Thailand, while East Malaysia occupies the northern portions of Borneo Island. Kuala Lumpur is the country’s capital and the top destination for foodies. Art lovers won’t want to miss Penang. Langkawi and Redang Island are European-style resort towns. Sabah in the east has rich natural resources and Sipadan Island is regarded by many as the world’s top diving destination.
The Petronas Towers are one of Kuala Lumpur’s most iconic urban landmarks and a location for the filming of the Hollywood film “Entrapment” starring Sean Connery. The twin towers are 88 stories tall, reaching just over 450 meters in height. No trip to Kuala Lumpur is complete without a photo of the two majestic spires piercing the Malaysian sky. A trip to the double-decker skybridge on the 41st and 42nd floors offers a bird’s eye view of the gorgeous scenery of the capital city below. The skybridge connects the two towers.
Located in Johor Bahru, Legoland Malaysia is the sixth Legoland theme park worldwide. This colorful park is an amazing experience for everyone, adults and children alike. Some attractions have a minimum height requirement, but parents can ride along and share the adventure. There are 15,000 Lego models throughout the park, made up of over 50 million individual Lego bricks. There is also a waterpark adjacent to the theme park.
The National Mosque is located near the Kuala Lumpur Main Railway Station. As Malaysia’s national mosque, it is host to many religious ceremonies. It sits on 13 acres of gardens. The architecture of the mosque is different from the typical domed style of most Malaysian mosques in that its focal point is a tall pointed minaret. It also contains reflecting pools and fountains near the center of the complex, and is dotted with flowers and trees.
Petaling Street is Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown, famous for selling handicrafts, clothing and delicious local specialties in restaurants tucked away in side streets and alleys. There are famous Malay Chinese dishes served at restaurants like Lifeng Tea Ice Room, Wang Jinlian Chicken, Han Kee Congee Shop, Longji Barbecue, Chinatown Shengji, Luo Han Guo Longyan Rock Candy Winter Melon and more.