Our selection of places to see
Kuala Lumpur is a very impressive multicultural megalopolis that offers a dive into today’s Asia. Ultramodern and connected, the Malaysian capital lives at 100 per hour, day and night. Dominated by the impressive Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur is captivating, an explosive mix of Asian and Muslim cultures. Whether you like literature, history or architecture, you will not be disappointed.
While in Kuala Lumpur, do not miss Chinatown, one of the city’s most vibrant neighbourhoods. After climbing the Petronas Towers to enjoy the panorama, I advise you to discover the Masjid Negara (national mosque), as well as Sri Mahamariamman temple. Also, make a detour to the whimsical neighbourhood of Bukit Bintang, it’s imposing.
In the mountains of Cameron Highlands nestle incredible mountain resorts, known worldwide for the tea culture. The plantations have entirely reshaped the hill for miles. Privileged hikers in Peninsular Malaysia, Cameron Highlands also home to a unique flower in the world: rafflesia. If you want to escape the scorching temperatures of the plain for a getaway in nature, you are at the right place.
The discovery of tea plantations is one of the essential activities of the Cameron Highlands. It is possible to visit several tea factories and go for a walk among the tea plants. You will enjoy other days on-site for hiking in the jungle or at the top of the mountains.
Georgetown On Penang Island
Georgetown is an old barn on the spice route. Capital of the island of Penang, this colonial city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for the outstanding architectural value of its historic centre. You will discover sublime examples of houses, houses of traditional wooden merchants who make all the charm of the ancient cities of Malaysia.
Georgetown is an incredible mosaic of colours, moods and flavours. Start by unlocking randomly along the streets of Chinatown and Little India. You will discover the beautiful traditional houses and the Hindu or Shinto temples. Do not miss the Kapitan Keling Mosque and the impressive Kek Lok Si Temple on the heights of the city.
Malacca has been known for centuries by merchants and explorers who use this sea route during expeditions from Europe to Asia or between China and India. It was the Dutch who drew the contours of this trading post, as we know it today. Many call Malacca the gateway to Malaysia. This secular city has a beautiful historic centre that is characterized by its colonial architecture.
During your visit to Malacca, do not miss the Porta de Santiago, one of the only visible traces of Portuguese colonization. Then you will discover Christ Church and City Hall, two beautiful brick buildings built by the Dutch. In the Chinese city, lose yourself in the market aisles before visiting the Baba & Nyonya Museum.
The Perhentians are among the most beautiful islands in Southeast Asia. They have beautiful beaches that attract more and more travellers every year in search of paradise in the tropics. This archipelago has been known for many years by divers who come to explore its coral bottom of extreme wealth. In just a few minutes, you will swim in the company of a multitude of multicoloured fish.
The Perhentians are the ideal destination to introduce you to diving in Malaysia. Here you can swim with clownfish, starfish and dolphins. If the depths do not attract you, you will be able to take full eyes in snorkelling. Finally, do not miss the discovery of the most beautiful beaches of the archipelago.
The jungle and mountains of Borneo
Separated from mainland Malaysia by the China Sea, the island of Borneo is a true wilderness paradise. It is also a biodiversity hideaway and one of the last sanctuaries in the world for orangutans. You will discover one of the oldest primary forests in Asia, but also a striking coastline bordered by pristine beaches. Finally, you will meet the cultures and traditions of ethnic minorities.
Kuching is an excellent first stop in Borneo, especially for its rich cultural and historical heritage. If you ascend Mount Kinabalu, you will be able to discover splendid panoramas on the island. Finally, do not miss the beautiful national parks of Sarawak and the virgin islands of the Celebes Sea.