Popular spots in Malaysia such as A Famosa in Melaka, Penang Hill in Penang, and Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur can be found on many travel itineraries. But a lot of people know about it, and it gets boring sometimes.
Malaysia is a country with a diverse landscape. One of the things that make it so popular is that there are plenty of natural wonders to explore.
Malaysia has a lot to offer, including natural reserves and a fascinating island.
Here’s a list of places you might not have known that were in Malaysia.
5 Unique Places to Visit in Malaysia
Belum Rainforest, Perak
With Temengor and the Belum rainforest, we have Java’s oldest rainforests.
It’s a protected rainforest next to Temenggor Lake, home of the wide array of plants and animals there. It also has the indigenous people.
Some of the activities you can try when you visit are to book a boat cruise on the Temenggor Lake or go on an adventure with Belum Adventure Camp and take up some exhilarating activities such as high rope and zip line challenge.
Catch sight of the beautiful birds while birdwatching at Royal Belum or go fishing on the lake. Stay for a few nights at the Belum Rainforest Resort to experience nature up close.
Chemorong Forest Reserve, Terengganu
Go explore the Chemerong Forest Reserve in Terengganu! There’s a lot of crystal clear rivers and pools to choose from.
You will have a chance to take a 1.5 hour hike through the forest, starting at the park entrance and ending up at the majestic waterfall. Explore multiple tiers of waterfalls, as well as pools with stunning forest views.
Next time you come visit, let’s camp out by the river and enjoy the scenery. Bring some food so we can cook dinner and have a nice picnic. Just make sure to keep an eye on all of the little fishies who are looking for flies to catch in their webs!
You’ll find a lot of things at Mt. Jeram, including sandy and emerald pools like at the lower Bangan River.
Kenyir Lake, Terengganu
Kenyir Lake is the largest man-made lake in Southeast Asia, surrounding 340 islands.
It’s a beautiful and thriving ecosystem, with many rivers and waterfalls connecting it to the nearby Otter Lake. There are about 25 types of fish that swim in these waters.
There are shuttle buses from Taman Negara’s Sultan Mahmud Airport that go to the lake. It’s not far from some of Malaysia’s most beautiful rainforest and limestone caves too, including Taman Negara.
Enjoy the view from the serene boat trips exploring the still waters of Lake Lasir. Unwind your trip with some strenuous jungle hiking and stop by the fish farm for a glimpse into how aquaculture is done. And, last but not least, head to Lasir Waterfall with its magnificent view of Mt Batur.
Rainbow Waterfall, Pahang
Why not explore the forest to find one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Malaysia.
Early in the morning, you’ll be able to see Rainbow Waterfall with the sun lighting it up. It’s so pretty!
Follow your guide on a jeep safari – they’ll take you to catch sunrise, off-roading for one hour or so and then walking through the trees for 45 minutes.
Hike your way to the falls and take a dip on the way down. Enjoy the view of Rainbow Waterfall from below!
Pulau Tiga, Sabah
Survivor fans may know that the contestants were sent to Pulau Tiga, which is known as the Survivor Island.
Take a 40-minute boat ride from Kuala Penyu jetty. The island has wondrous flora and fauna, beaches, and marine life that provide exciting recreational activities for travellers to enjoy.
Hike through the rainforest with different levels of trails, walk along the sandy beaches, and go snorkelling in the beautiful coral reefs. You can also enjoy a therapeutic experience at the mud volcanoes.