Sometimes, we are so entranced by the charm of other countries, we forget to appreciate the beauty of our own. Malaysia is a really unique and alluring country. You might not see it on first look, but trust us, if you know where to look, you’ll find its true beauty!
Just to show you how unique this country is, we’ve compiled a list of not one, not two – but ten places around Malaysia that make you feel like you are in another dimension. Using this list as a guide, we think it’s about time you start exploring the wonders of our own country.
Secret Garden, Putrajaya
Enjoy a different kind of ‘night’ life under the colourful lights of Putrajaya’s Secret Garden! There’s a whole garden of trees, bushes and pillars wrapped in beautiful and beaming LED lights. Now, wouldn’t that be a dreamy experience?
Our advice would be to visit the park at night to get the full experience. Take a walk among the glows with your loved ones, and don’t forget to create memories of your trip with Insta-worthy photos at different corners of the stunning garden! What’s more is that you don’t have to pay a single cent to enter, cause it’s free!
Selangor River, Kuala Selangor
Dinoflagellates, a tiny bioluminescent organism, will emit a blue-green light when disturbed. Because of the glow it emits, this natural phenomenon have since been given the name ‘blue tears’. This sight in itself is truly magical, like an event out of fairytales. At the Selangor River, you can see blue tears for yourself. Catch the blue glowing patches as you ride along the waters where the river meet the sea. Not only can you find this in Selangor, there’re other places around Malaysia where you can find this beautiful phenomenon too.
If one magical moment isn’t enough for you, you can also see the Selangor River come to life at dawn with thousand of fireflies. To witness the fireflies lighting up the night with their dazzling display of flashing lights is definitely an enchanting experience you need to see for yourself. Click here for more information.
Pulau Tenggol, Terrenganu
As an island off the coast of Terengganu, Pulau Tenggol is a must-visit if you’re looking for an extraordinary experience. From the photos, you can see that the island has only one beach area which faces the mainland, the rest of the island are just cliffs. This island is a paradise for scuba divers who love seeing marine life up close. Fret not if you’re not a fan of scuba diving, you can still see the beauty of what’s below through snorkeling. The enchanting sea beds is awaiting your visit at Pulau Tenggol!
More in-depth information about the island can be found here.
Sipadan Island, Sabah
If you’re looking for a truly unique place to visit in East Malaysia but don’t know where to start, we have the perfect place for you! Sipadan Island in Sabah is an oceanic island surrounded by living corals growing atop an obsolete undersea volcano. Above ground, the island is just like any other island, but under the sea – you’re bound to enter a whole new world. Hailed as the most unique dive spot in Malaysia, Sipadan is home to a myriad of marine life such as green sea-turtles, barracudas, schools of jackfish and so much more. Explore a colourful dimension under the waters at Sipadan island now!
Learn more about the beautiful island here.
At daytime, Mersing – a town located in Johor – is just an average seaside town, however, nighttime is when the magic truly begins. When the moon rises, a wide array of luminous stars will light up the entire night sky, unlike urban areas where there’s pollution in the sky. People often come to this small and peaceful town to stargaze and take in the night sky. If you’re lucky, you might even have the chance to see the Milky Way!
Other than being a great spot for stargazing, the beautiful town has much more to offer. You can check out here for more information.
Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
Like a place out of a fairytale, Bukit Tinggi is a must-visit place on the list. As a cooling and magical spot located in Bentong District, this spot holds a really special village – Colmar Tropicale. This is a French-themed village that is a replica of buildings from a northeastern village in France from centuries ago. It would be a shame if you don’t visit this place and see it for yourself.
And if you’re looking for other places in Malaysia that have a chilly weather like Bukit Tinggi does, you can find more here.
River of Life, Kuala Lumpur
Listed as one of the top 10 most beautiful waterfronts in the world, you need to visit the River of Life at least once in your lifetime. Other than being a beautiful tourist attraction, their main highlight, “Dancing Symphony Fountain”, makes it a place worth visiting. It features a cobalt blue lighting that transforms the river into a brilliant blue shade. At certain showtimes, you can also enjoy their hi-tech water system that sprouts to different rhythms in music. Serenade your ears with musical pieces combining both national and pop songs while taking in the striking blue river.
Mossy Forest, Cameron Highlands
This forest in Cameron Highlands is known as the oldest forest in Malaysia, living up to almost 200 million years old. At almost 2000 metres above sea level, you will be greeted with a maleficent-like forest where thick moss covers almost every single tree sight. This enchanting Mossy Forest will remind you of a scene in “Lord of The Rings”, or the movie “Into the Woods” (without the creepy vibes that is). As the mist and clouds roll in, the atmosphere will be elevated once again to create a magical scenery.
More information about the forest can be found here.
Mulu Pinnacles, Sarawak
Also known as the ‘Hiker’s Playground’, the Mulu Pinnacles is the exact definition of “hard work pays off”. In order to view the out-of-the-world scenery this place have to offer, you are required to engage in one of the most challenging hikes in Malaysia. We’re warning you in advance – the trail up to see The Pinnacles is an extreme trek that combines hiking, climbing and rock climbing. If you think you’re not fit for such a trek, you can skip this.
Click here for more details about the place.
Dream Forest, Langkawi
This list will not be completed without the newly-opened attraction, Dream Forest. Just like the name, this place is the dreamiest place you can think of. From breathtaking lightings to mesmerising soundscapes to enchanting stories brought to life by projection mapping – immerse yourself in the magic while discovering the tales behind the forest. Dream Forest is said to be one of the most spellbinding journey in Malaysia and you would not want to miss out on it.
Check out here for more information.