Malaysia is a South Asian country that is considered one of the world’s cheapest tourist destinations and offers everything from beaches to jungles to a high-tech metropolis like Kuala Lumpur (the capital). Malaysia has something to offer to everyone, regardless of age, gender or interests. What is it that makes Malaysia a paradise for people staying in? You can say that it is the entire country that is attractive because here you find everything you could want out of a holiday, regardless of preferences or budget. This means finding an excellent Kuala Lumpur hotel will be easy and affordable for you.
Borneo and northern Malaysia offer snow-white beaches with crystal clear water for the perfect beach holiday, an exciting jungle for the adventurers who want to explore the rich animal and plant life through guided tours of the dense jungle and superior spa resorts for holidaymakers who wish to indulge in a luxurious and tranquil existence.
On Malaysia’s east coast you will find the true paradise, islands that have beaches to die for and have incredible diving spots. Malaysia’s east coast is known to have the world’s second best diving spots and is thus a must visit for diving enthusiasts.
Malaysia’s west coast has islands like Langkawi, Penang and Pangkor that are quite popular. These islands are full of typical tourist activities and attractions. A big favorite is the Coral Island where you have the opportunity to experience the amazing natural beauty and get the thrilling experience to swim with sharks.
Metropolis of Kuala Lumpur offers a great shopping experience. It is a modern and clean city that boasts of many interesting and beautiful sights like Petronas Towers, KL Tower, China Town, Little India and the king’s temples. If you want a world class culinary journey, KL is definitely a good choice where you will find delicious dishes from around the world or from the phenomenal Malaysian cuisine like Satay chicken and beef rendang.
Diving in Malaysia:
Most Popular Diving Spots.
Malaysia has become one of the hottest destinations for travellers who are looking for some underwater adventure and are inquisitive about what lies under the deep oceans. There are countless places in Malaysia which are perfect for diving. Some of them are listed below:
1. Tioman Island, located on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia is home to the world’s marine biodiversity. Fantastic waterfront landscapes, beautiful corals and a wide variety of underwater species, including whale sharks, manta ray, hawksbill and green sea turtles and now threatened napoleon wrasse await divers here.
2. Sipadan Island, located on the Borneo Island in eastern Malaysia, is another popular diving spot not only in Asia but throughout the world. This great spot for diving in Malaysia was discovered in 1984 and boasts of an outstanding reef. The island is also known for having the largest population of green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. There are about 11 diving sites currently marked on the island including the famous Barracuda Point that has a large population of gray and white sharks reef, barracuda jacks, clown trigger fish, leaf fish and coral garden.
3. Lankayan Island has become a hot favorite of underwater photographers due to its diverse underwater life and vast stretches of amazing corals. Water conditions on the island are very stable and are ideal for diving all through the year. Divers are sure to be amazed as they get a glimpse of some of the rarest marine life including octopus, harlequin ghost pipefish and frogfish. Squid and stingrays are aplenty while whale sharks will cruise by especially during the months of April and May.
There are many more diving sites in Malaysia where divers can have a glimpse of some of the most amazing marine life. Diving in Malaysian seas and oceans can truly offer diving experts and enthusiasts a wonderful, exceptional and memorable experience that no other diving sites in the world can offer. Another good thing about Malaysian diving sites is that they have all necessary approvals from the relevant authorities, which means that they exercise professionalism and employ safety standards.
Does all this not sound exciting and motivating enough to plan the next vacation in the beautiful country Malaysia?