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5 Summer Vacation Spots in Malaysia


It’s a truth universally acknowledged that Malaysia’s pleasant climate of warm sunny days and slightly cooler nights makes it a heavenly tropical holiday destination. The hot and humid weather is especially apparent around June to August, making it an excellent time to pack up your travel gears and start your wonderful journey of discovery. Without further ado, here are our list of best places to go to escape (or embrace!) the heat!

Sipadan Island

Summer vacation spots Malaysia - Sipadan Island
Consistently ranked as one of the top diving destinations of the world, Sipadan Island is surrounded by white sandy beaches and some of the most diverse reefs and marine life. It’s not easy to reach the island and the number of divers are restricted to protect the island from environmental damages caused by excessive tourism. However, it is worth the extra effort to travel to Borneo’s best island.

Taman Negara National Park

Summer vacation spots Malaysia - Taman Negara
The 130-million-year-old virgin rainforest is one of world’s oldest and has grown into a significant eco-tourism attraction in Malaysia. The warm month of August with its minimal rainfall will ensure that you can experience to the fullest what Taman Negara has to offer, such as walking on the world’s longest canopy walkway, visiting the aborigine village, trekking under the rainforest canopy, climbing the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia, camping, observing wildlife, and many more.

Genting Highlands
Escape the summer heat at one of the highlands located outside of Kuala Lumpur. A popular getaway spot for locals, Genting Highlands is home to hotels, casinos, shopping malls, as well as an indoor and outdoor theme park.

George Town

Summer vacation spots Malaysia - Georgetown
George Town is listed as one of UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Located in Penang, you can enjoy various culinary delights in this cuisine capital, explore the street arts and colonial buildings, and experience the contrast between the locals’ old way of life and modern living in one city.

Pangkor Islands

Summer vacation spots Malaysia - Pangkor Island
Pangkor Islands is set to achieve 80 per cent of its population to be vaccinated as part of the Malaysian government’s COVID-19 Free Destination Programme (Read more). This destination is a peaceful tropical retreat compared to the more famous islands in Malaysia. You can visit the many interesting fishing villages, chill on picturesque beaches, go island hopping and enjoy duty-free shopping.

The recent easing of travel restrictions for fully vaccinated individuals in certain states in Malaysia is certainly good news. However, please continue to practise good personal hygiene and adhere to the SOPs in place wherever you are. Let’s unite and work together towards a safer Malaysia.

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