Planning a budget friendly backpacking trip to Malaysia? Malaysia has a warm welcoming nature to its visitors to explore their culture and habitations. The rich flavor of their heritage has tried to stay in contact with nature. The Islands and the holistic places are a must try for everyone. Here are few places to visit on while you’re backpacking in Malaysia. This will also help you to travel to places that are worthy and time saving.
Places To Visit When Backpacking In Malaysia
If you do not know where to go when in Malaysia, do not fret. You will have enough to see and do, it is only a matter of making a list that will get you going. As backpack trips are more budget-friendly, it is important to choose a hotel accordingly.
Reaching Melaka from Singapore will kick start your trip. There are numerous options for one to try at Melaka. But for the backpacking trip one can limit the place to see to the most prominent ones. Such as to the Melaka Wonderland, Big Island, A Famosa, Stadthuys, and Cheng Hoon. For all solo backpackers in Malaysia, Melaka is the place you shouldn’t miss.
2. Port Dickson
Traveling north from Melaka, reach the Port Dickson town. If you are a beach person, try going to the Blue Lagoon beach, it’s among the best places to backpack in Malaysia. There is also an adventure park with animal encounters the ‘9 wonders of Port Dickson’. Cape Rachado lighthouse and Tanjung Tuan are top most places to visit in Port Dickson. This is at the south of Kuala Lumpur.
3. Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur being the national Capital of Malaysia, it is the center of attraction for the tourists. The most eye-catching places here are the Petronas towers and Batu Caves. You can stay at KL for three days and explore the places. From KL travel to the east coast Jerantut. Travelers who’re planning to go backpacking in Malaysia for 2 weeks must explore the beauty of Kuala Lumpur.
4. Taman Negara National Park
On the way to Jerantut, one can try to visit the Taman Negara National Park. It is the best opportunity to experience the flora and fauna in this jungle. There is a safari available for easy travel over the entire jungle. While you’re backpacking through Malaysia, you can also lose yourself amid solitude and wilderness of Taman Negara. If you are thinking of a place that will perfectly fit the backpacking budget in Malaysia, Taman Negara National Park will fit the bill.
The Jerantut district is very close to the Taman Negara. After reaching Jerantut, have a stay here and visit the local attractions. Most of the tourists go for camping in Kem Nusa Forest an Eco park. You can also choose to go to the Kota Gelanggi Caves complex. For a simple visit, the Tekai Lake and Kuala Tembeling Jetty. From Jerantut plan the next visit to the Kota Bharu. You can reach Kota Bharu by the jungle railway.
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6. Kota Bharu and the Perhentian Islands
In Kota Bharu the key places are the Istana Jahar and Temenggor Lake. The Istana Jahar is a museum in Kota Bharu. The Temenggor lake is located in Hulu Perak District of Perak. The Perhentian island is a paradise in reality. You can try the best seafoods of the Island.
Towards the south east, travel to the local towns like Kuala Terenggannu and Kuantan. Islands in K.T. such as Redang Island and Lang Tengah Island is a must try. After these small trips, have stopover in Cherating
Here you can check out the local beaches like Chendor Beach. It is also known as the resort town on the east coast of Malaysia. The Cherating has a high rainfall throughout the year. Planning for outing is not advised. However, the beach can be visited for few hours.
8. Tioman Island
Tioaman Island is one of the most popular islands in Malaysia. It is known for the corals, dive sites, shipwrecks, etc. The place is apt for a rest and to go on hiking around the rainforests surrounding the island. There are facilities for rock climbing on the cliff.
You can stay at one of the highly rated resort, the Melina Beach resort. the view from the resort is to live for.
Additional Tips For Backpacking In Malaysia
- If you want to experience the grassroot of Malaysia, rent a car
- If you have not hitchhiked before, you can try it here
- Don’t rush through the experience; savor it and see it grow on you
The above places are best for a budget-friendly trip. So, Book your next trip to Malaysia and get ready to enjoy an enticing trip to the island nation. Malaysia is one of the best places to enjoy a unique blend of culture and tradition. If that was not enough, there are so many places to see and an array of things to do, you will be spellbound by the beauty of this country. If backpacking in Malaysia was not on your list, it better be now!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Backpacking In Malaysia
What can you do in 3 days in Malaysia?
There are a number of things that you can do in Malaysia in 2 days. Some of them are listed below: You can visit Kuala Lumpur, with highlights of your vacay being the Petronas Towers, Merdeka Square, KL Tower, KL Central Market and Petaling Street. If you have a little more time and budget for cheap shopping, Suria KLCC should be your go-to the next day along with paying a visit to Batu Caves. You can also visit Sungai Pusu – 9.4km from Kuala Lumpur, Klang Gate Dam lake, Pulau Ketam, Port Klang – 38km south west from Kuala Lumpur or Templer’s Park – a tropical rainforest some 21km away from Kuala Lumpur.
What should I wear in Malaysia?
Malaysians do not care about how tourists dress. However, it is a Muslim country and it will be better if you respect their culture by dressing up conservatively while visiting a religious place or going to meet a local family. Rest assured, think light with all your sun-dresses and summer clothes.
Is Malaysia safe to visit?
Malaysia is relatively safe in comparison to many other countries. While there are some dangerous areas here, like any other place, you should take advice from authorities and local residents.