20 Reasons to Visit Malaysia in 2020

Truly Asia, Malaysia. This country has it all to accomodate your escape. From the cityscapes of skyscrapers, urban located theme parks, fun in the sun, breezing highlands and so much more.

Being a multicultural society, there's always something to discovered and yet still uncovered. To celeberate the year 2020, there is no better place to elighten yourself in the meaning of rythmic contrast and beautiful diversity, in its people and its nature.

1. The Fusion of Colonial and Modern Architecture

A combination of continuous development and constant safeguarding of the past, Malaysia’s architectural designs exhibit exclusive wonders. From the towering skyscrapers decorating the skyline of Kuala Lumpur to the magnificent historical buildings of Malacca, Malaysia surely has an unrivalled architectural marvel!

Recommended destinations:
Petronas Twin Towers, KL Tower, Malacca City, Georgetown

2. Extraordinary Experience in the Woods

Lush and verdant rainforests are key to Malaysia’s reputation as one of the countries with magnificent tropical wonders in the world. The preservation of multiple rainforests had resulted in the protection of various endemic and unique flora and fauna. This gives way to a tremendous experience for everyone; from the adventurous hiking and trekking expedition to the laid-back retreat in the jungle.

Recommended destinations:
Mossy Forest Cameron Highlands, Chemerong Berembun Langsir, Pulau Kukup National Park

3. Pristine Beaches and Wondrous Islands

One of the many outstanding attractions in Malaysia is the long stretches of sandy beaches and a gorgeous set of islands, giving all visitors overwhelming choices of activities including snorkelling and scuba diving to embrace the colourful coral reefs of the seabed, feeding baby sharks as well as swimming and relaxing at the shores.

Recommended destinations:
Bohey Dulang, Sipadan Island, Tioman Island, Pulau Payar Marine Park

4. Cultural Diversity

An illustrious country in terms of diversity, Malaysia boasts a dynamic culture that many other countries envy. The colourful cultural diversity is prevalent in Malaysia; with various races and the Orang Asli (Indigenous People) of Malaysia living in harmony, creating compelling arts of the present, as well as preserving the heritage of the past.

Recommended destinations:
Batu Caves, Masjid Zahir, Sarawak Cultural Village

5. One-of-a-kind Wildlife Adventure

A treasure of precious flora and fauna dwells amidst the green forests and gushing waterfalls in Malaysia, converting any exploration in the wilderness into a one-of-a-kind adventure for all wildlife enthusiasts. Boasting a high number of national parks, Malaysia’s wildlife is surely a treasure to be anticipated by all.

Recommended destinations:
Taman Negara, KL Forest Eco Park, Kinabalu Park, Endau-Rompin National Park

6. Exceptional UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Gunung Mulu National Park, offering a breathtaking sight of limestone pinnacles and caves; Kinabalu Park, inhabited by thousands of flora and fauna species; Georgetown and Malacca, two significant cities displaying the culture and heritage of Malaysia. These are some of the exceptional UNESCO World Heritage sites that will surely give an overwhelming experience to all visitors, with their distinctive qualities.

7. Charming and Elegant Wonders of Nature

Malaysia consists of fascinating forests, waterfalls, and caves to be explored by nature enthusiasts. Each natural wonder possesses its own uniqueness and attraction that will amaze visitors in every way. The calmness of nature will entice a refreshing and relaxing journey for all.

Recommended destinations:
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sky Mirror, Pulau Kukup National Park

8. A Gastronomical Paradise

Unique dishes ranging from the one and only Nasi Lemak to the delicious Assam Laksa can be found in Malaysia. There are various types of dishes; representing many cultures in Malaysia. Each part of Malaysia consists of their own signature dish for visitors to try.

Recommended destinations:
Jalan Alor, Malacca, Georgetown

9. Fine Tropical Climate All Year Long

Despite the monsoon season, there is no wrong time to visit Malaysia. The tropical climate of Malaysia; sunny, cloudy, slight drizzle, and rain provide a comfortable journey for all.

10. Long-Standing Tradition and History

Malaysia portrays diversity in cultures and traditions. Known for its multiracial society and ethnicity, from Malay, Chinese, Indian, Melanau, Iban, Kadazan-Dusun, as well as the Orang Asli (Indigenous People), visitors, will be amazed by the history of every culture’s unique rituals and practices.

Recommended destinations:
Sarawak Cultural Village, Penang Peranakan Mansion, Glass Temple

11. A Festival Hub for Arts and Culture

Be part of Malaysia’s festivities, celebrate unity and diversity together with Malaysia’s multicultural societies. The country is known for the celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Chinese New Year and Deepavali amongst others. Embrace cultural diversity portrayed through arts festivals which will be held in various states in Malaysia.

Recommended destinations:
Borneo Arts Festival, East Coast Craft Textile Fest 2020, Sabah Fest

12. Spectacular Backdrop for Your Instagram

Travel around Malaysia to encounter the nation’s most breathtaking hidden treasures and gems. Enthusiastic photographers will surely be in awe by the magical sceneries and astonishing views which will be perfect photo spots for your Instagram feeds.

Recommended destinations:
Astaka Morocco, Frog Hill, Crocker Range Park

13. Charming and Delightful for a Romantic Trip

Spend your honeymoon at some of the best destinations perfect for newlyweds. Explore gorgeous islands amongst other extraordinary locations which will leave you in awe. Celebrate love and create beautiful memories together in Malaysia.

Recommended destinations:
Bohey Dulang, Cameron Highlands, Pulau Redang

14. Friendly and Courteous Locals

Ask any questions about Malaysia that crosses your mind, the locals will be happy to help. Malaysians are known for their courtesy and friendliness. Your trip will be made easier with help from kind and polite locals.

15. Hidden Gems Everywhere!

There are much more to be discovered in Malaysia. If you are hoping to refrain from the typical visit to Malaysia, you still have a lot to choose from. Make sure to ask the locals about their secret hideouts.

16. A Destination for Family & Friends

Travel with your entire family as Malaysia possesses many family-friendly destinations which include fun activities and outings. From exploring unique bird species at KL Bird Park to experiencing thrilling rides in Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Malaysia has it all!

Recommended destinations:
Petronas Twin Tower, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park, Legoland

17. Awesome Adrenaline-Pumping Activities

Adventurous travellers would not want to miss out on an adventure of a lifetime. Malaysia is a country surrounded by many hidden spots for thrilling activities such as mountain climbing, hiking, jungle trekking, caving, and many more.

Recommended destinations:
Kampar River, Jugra, Chemerong-Berembun-Langsir Hiking

18. Calm and Still for a Peace of Mind

Relax and ease all your worries in Malaysia’s very own serenity hubs. Escape the busy life in the city and explore all the soothing destinations that Malaysia has to offer; spectacular destinations that are stress-free and dedicated to all.

Recommended destinations:
Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Panorama Langkawi SkyCab

19. Entertainment/Events

The events which will be organised throughout 2020 consist of festivals, concerts, sports-related events, nature exhibitions and many more. As Malaysia is also known for its mouth-watering meals and dishes, there will be food carnivals dedicated to all food lovers.

Recommended events:
Borneo Jazz Festival, Spartan 2020, Raub International Durian Festival

image source:

20. Shopping Galore

Check out some of the best malls in Malaysia such as Pavillion KL, Sunway Pyramid, Mid Valley Megamall to satisfy your desire to shop. If you want to explore other locations besides the typical shopping malls, each state has its unique souvenirs for you to own. Don’t forget to grab a souvenir before you leave!

Share this article