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Have you ever experienced that feeling of utter disappointment when you spend a lot of effort money on planning a vacation with your family or friends in another country, only to not truly enjoy anything because of the huge crowd of tourists? You basically rush through all the tourist spots and only get short glimpses of an otherwise dumbfounding foreign experience. Similarly, when you go to Malaysia, you can expect huge tourist populations during the summer season, from June through mid-September. So, this hampers your travel itinerary.

So how do you enjoy your vacations in Malaysia, during on season, without missing out on seasonal attractions and the amazing Malaysian weather, and most importantly by avoiding huge crowds? The best time to explore the Malaysian destinations is to pay a visit during the month of May. Explore these amazing tourist attractions which are truly the best places to explore in Malaysia in May.

10 Places To Visit In Malaysia In May

Here are the 10 wonderful places to visit in Malaysia in May to make the best of your visit in the month:

1. Taiping, Perak

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If you love to explore historic places and stuff, prepare to visit the oldest in the Taiping Museum, which interestingly is the oldest museum in Malaysia. Plus, if you want to see about 180 different species of animals, head on to the Taiping Zoo. But you may wonder what is really special about this zoo. Well, it closes at 11 PM (yeah at night) and offers you the one of a kind experiences of ‘Night Safari’. It is one of the best places to explore in Malaysia in May.

Top Attractions

  • Witness the oldest and unique huge rain trees.
  • Experience the night safari, the experience is enthralling.
    The place has replicas of dinosaurs, a super hit among kids.

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2. Sasaran, Selangor

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Also dubbed ‘the Sky Mirror’ is a flat-water bed that reflects the sky and anything or anyone standing on it. This is due to seasonal low tides in the region. So, experience nature’s mirror. Sasaran beach is located off the coast, you need to travel there by boat from Jeram fishing village.

Top Attractions

  • Watch alluring sunrise and sunset, you will love it.
  • A wonderful place to click amazing photographs.
    Fall in love with nature, experience relaxing breeze.

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3. Sekinchan, Selangor


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A rural retreat, where you can enjoy farm fresh food, go eel fishing during the harvest season and witness the majestic Milky Way at night; nothing you will ever find amazing in the city. Don’t miss out on exploring Jugra. A dream destination for all the adventure enthusiasts, go hiking on the Jugra hills, witness the beautiful Malaysian scenery from the top and pump yourself up on adrenaline by paragliding.

Top Attractions

  • Get a first hand experience about paddy farming.
  • Explore the beautiful fishing village
    Indulge in seafood, you will crave for more.

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4. Port Dickson

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This magnificent beauty is located in Negeri Sembilan, a paradise for nature lovers and foodies. The place has got everything; a beautiful sea view, an amazing atmosphere, a clean environment, and a peaceful ambiance. You can simply relax and enjoy the calmness all this makes Port Dickson an incredible choice in Malaysia in May month.

Top Attractions

  • Fall in love with the beautiful endless sea view.
    Visit the Lukut Museum and fort. The museum displays artefacts and antiquity.
  • Pay a visit to the Wan Loong Chinese Temple, the eye-catching architecture and design will grab your attention.

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5. Rainbow Waterfall, Pahang


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Watch the beautiful sunrise from the sandy hills. Then hike across a dense forest and many rocky paths for about 45 minutes, to be rewarded with the exquisite and breath-taking Rainbow Waterfalls, where you can most definitely see a rainbow at the base of the waterfall.

Top Attractions

  • Start early and witness the gorgeous view of sunrise.
  • Breathe fresh air while you arrive at the peak of any hills
    Trek through the jungle trail and enjoy waterfalls.

Suggested Read: 5 Best Places To Visit In Miri For Adventure While In Malaysia!

6. Gem Island, Terengganu

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Located off the East coast, Gem Island is a privately-owned island with private beaches and coral reefs and a single resort that controls it all; for the most private vacations that you may need. In addition to it, it is ‘crowd proof’ and indeed an excellent place in Malaysia in May.

Top Attractions

  • Have a peaceful vacation at the beach resort
  • Wander around the beach and sea area, discover the sea creatures.
    Experience snorkelling along the rock.

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7. Mah Meri Cultural Village, Selangor


It offers a first hand experience of the tradition and culture of the Mah Meri tribe, famously known as the ‘the Masked men of Malaysia’. The place is widely known to make some of the incredible masks across the globe. Make sure you visit a small museum that showcases the rich tradition of Mah Meri Tribe.

Top Attractions

  • Witness the Hari Moyang, it is a festival which takes place during a wedding or in the month of May.
  • Buy some amazing handicrafts made by local tribe women.
    Assist the local tribe women at making decorative items using palm leaves.

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8. Berembun Forest Reserve, Gunung Telapak Buruk

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Enjoy hiking, 4-wheel hill driving, bird watching and the great Malaysian outdoors at Berembun Forest Reserve, which is located 1193 meters above sea level. Plus, there’s also the bonus of a World War II bomber plane wreckage at the end of the hike in the forest.

Top Attractions

  • Hike to the summit of majestic Gunung Berembun, the view is breathtaking.
  • Witness the waterfall inside the virgin forest
    Check out the rich flora and fauna, the forest is pristine and gorgeous.

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9. Tenggol Island

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Tenggol Island is a diver’s paradise as it offers various diving activities and has many diving hotspots which not only allow you to witness marine wildlife and coral beds but also engage in wreckage diving. Malaysia in May is perfect for all the beach lovers.

Top Attractions

  • Take a stroll on the beach, enjoy diving and go snorkelling.
    Eat the local delicious food, it is the celebration of flavours.
  • Get close with nature, an outfield trip will help you make best memories

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10. Tusan Beach, Sarawak

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Drive through Palm Oil plantations and hike down a cliff, to reach the Tusan Beach where you can witness ‘The Blue Tears’, a seasonal, natural phenomenon called Bioluminescence which is caused by water-based microorganisms in the water. Watch the entire ocean turn neon blue after sunset. Additionally, there’s also a stone cliff that is shaped like a ‘Drinking Horse’. Malaysia in May month is surely beautiful, all thanks for the climatic condition.

Top Attractions

  • Click amazing pictures of white sandy shoreline and alluring rugged cliffs.
  • Witness the unusual and amazing rock formations.
    The spectacular sunsets will make you fall in love.

Further Read: Indians Can Now Travel To Malaysia Visa-Free

Everything ranging from the historic places to beaches is amazing in Malaysia. Travel to these beautiful destinations in Malaysia and have a memorable trip with your family and friends. The best part is that these places offer the best version of nature and Malaysian culture. Plan a trip to Malaysia and create amazing memories during your stay here in May.

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Frequently Asked Question About Malaysia In May

What is the average temperature of Malaysia during the month of May?

The month of May is perfect to explore Malaysia as the average temperature is approximately 29 °C. The minimum temperature is approximately 19-20 °C.

Do I need to have any vaccinations or medicinal precautions before visiting Malaysia during summers?

Malaysia is a safe country and travellers need to worry very little about health safety precautions.

Is there any dress code while visiting the temples or another religious shrine?

The ladies are expected to wear long sleeve shirts or tops along with long pants or skirts. The temperature is mostly humid and hot during summers, hence it is perfect to carry light and breathable fabric

What is the most cost effective and best way to travel within Malaysia?

You can get a wide array of transportation choices in Malaysia; you can choose the one which suits your requirements. The best and cost effective way for local commutation is to travel via rail. It is convenient and also cost effective.

How about traveling alone in Malaysia?

Malaysia is a friendly, safe and neat place for solo travellers. Both male and female travellers can have a comfortable and memorable trip to Malaysia.

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