Malaysia, Truly Asia
Kelantan is a rural state in the northeast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kota Bharu, the riverside capital, is home to royal palaces like the wooden Istana Jahar. Sultan Ismail Petra Arch is an ornate timber structure with Islamic inscriptions. The central market, Pasar Siti Khadijah, is crowned by a glass dome. Balai Getam Guri village is known for its handicrafts, including silverware, batik and embroidery.
Pasar Besar Siti Khadijah, Cultural Centre, Royal Museum, State Museum, State Mosque, Istana Jahar
Terengganu formerly spelled Trengganu or Tringganu, is a sultanate and constitutive state of federal Malaysia. The state is also known by its Arabic honorific, Dāru l-Īmān. Popularly known as the Gem of the East Coast, Terengganu is home to charming coastal villages and a wealth of traditional crafts borne by the majority Malay population. Attractions include the Boat building, State Museum, a Floating Mosque, Ancient Palaces and Traditional handicraft activities such as Batik Painting and Songket Weaving can be seen in Kuala Terengganu, the state capital.
Redang Island, Perhentian Islands, Floating Mosque, Batik Arts & Crafts
Pahang is a large state, by metric of land mass, in Peninsular Malaysia. It's known for its mountains, rainforests and beaches, including the white sands and coral reefs of Tioman Island off the east coast. The state capital, Kuantan, is a major seaport. In the west, the gentle hills of the Cameron Highlands include resorts, tea plantations and terraced farms, and the village of Fraser’s Hill resembles an English hamlet
Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Frasers Hill, Taman Negara, Gunung Tahan
Colloquially known as KL, Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's capital. The literal translation of Kuala Lumpur is 'Muddy Confluence', a name borne from the notion that this city is located where the rivers of Klang and Gombak meet.
Petronas Twin Towers, Chinatown (Petaling Street), Merdeka Square, House of Parliament, Central Market
Langkawi, known as the Jewel of Kedah, an archipelago made up of 99 islands, this destination is ideal for both relaxation and exploration. Renowned worldwide for its natural landscape, Langkawi liberates any traveler from the burdens of reality.
Sunset, Sky Bridge, Beaches, Islands
Situated in the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Straits of Malacca. Penang state is comprised of two parts, Penang Island and the mainland, Seberang Perai, connected by Malaysia's two longest road bridges, the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah Bridge; the latter, as of May 2019, being the longest oversea bridge in Southeast Asia. The second smallest Malaysian state by land mass, Penang is bordered by Kedah to the north and the east, and Perak to the south.
George Town, Penang Bridge, Penang Hill, Street Art, Cuisine
Johor, a state in southern Malaysia linked to Singapore by causeways, is known for beaches and rainforest. Desaru Beach has a strip of resorts, while Endau Rompin National Park's mountainous jungle shelters waterfalls and wildlife like elephants. Capital Johor Bahru's diverse history is reflected in the Victorian-era Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque and Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, a glittering Hindu shrine.
Desaru Coast, Rawa Island, Batu-Batu Island, Mount Ophir, Mount Belimut
The name Perak, means silver in Malay, was named as the state is home to Kinta Valley which once contained the world’s richest tin deposits. Today, Perak draws visitors from around the globe with its intriguing cave temples, virgin rainforest, cultural sights and delicious myriad of cuisines.
Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Banding Island, Belum-Temengoh Forest Reserve, Pangkor Island
Sabah is a Malaysian state occupying the northern part of the island of Borneo. It's famed for its 4,095m-tall Mount Kinabalu, the country’s highest peak, crowned with distinctive granite spires. Sabah is also known for its beaches, rainforest, coral reefs and abundant wildlife, much of it within parks and reserves. Offshore, the Sipadan and Mabul islands are noted diving destinations.
Mount Kinabalu, Sipadan Island, Danum Valley, Diving, Nature
Sarawak, a Malaysian state on Borneo, stretches along the island’s northwest coast, including many beaches on the South China Sea. It's known for the rugged, dense rainforest of its interior, much of it protected parkland. The capital, Kuching, is a bustling city set on the Sarawak River. Its 19th-century landmarks include the Astana, former palace of the White Rajahs, and Fort Margherita, built to thwart pirates.
Mulu National Park, Julan Waterfall, Mount Murud, Bako National Park, Orangutan, Proboscis Monkey, Pygmy Elephant, Sumatran Rhinoceros
Malacca is famous for its unique history and is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia. With a highly strategic state position for international trade routes, Malacca was once a well-known international trade centre in the East. Many traders anchored in Malacca, especially traders from Arabia, China and India, traded at the port of Malacca and from there were born many of the descendants and tribes that exist in Malacca to this day.
Christ Church, A Famosa Fort, Jonker Street, Baba Nyonya