Pin on PinterestHomeAsiaSoutheast AsiaMalaysiaMalaysia – 8 Best Places to Visit for First-timers By Marcos Detourist. Updated on March 10, 2017.Where to go in Malaysia? See the country’s best colonial towns, beaches, hiking, cities, cultural sites & things to do for first-time travelers.Malaysia sits between Singapore and Thailand, literally and on the scale of how easy it is to travelIt is a great place to visit if you plan on visiting adventure-filled places but still want to take travel with a relative ease.This country is hard to miss, especially if you’re flying low coast, with AirAsia.Inspire your adventure to Malaysia with these must-visit places and top things to do for first-time travelers.1. Georgetown & Penang Kek Lok Si (Buddhist temple) near Georgetown in Penang, Malaysia Georgetown City Hall in Penang, MalaysiaGeorgetown City HallMasjid Melayu Lebuh Acheh Mosque in Georgetown, Penang, MalaysiaMelayu Lebuh Acheh Mosque Why go — Food in Georgetown, Penang is widely known as the best throughout the country and is reason enough to visit. It’s definitely my favorite place to visit in Malaysia. There is no place in Southeast Asia that can match its satisfying mix of old-world cosmopolitan heritage, relaxed feel, exotic allure, and lush natural landscapes.Plan a tripPenang hotels & hostels.4% OFF Penang Hill and Temple Sightseeing.Penang tours & discounts.See more — Penang blogs & guides.2. Langkawi Sky Bridge overlooking the forest and the Andaman Sea in Langkawi, Malaysia Cenang Beach in Langkawi, MalaysiaCenang BeachEagle swooping down to the sea surface on a boat tour in Langkawi, Malaysia.Langkawi Eagle Tour Why go — If you’ve been to the best beaches in the Philippines and Thailand, Langkawi’s natural scenery is probably not going to blow you away. That said, it still is a stunning place to visit with worthwhile things to keep you busy for a day or two. What I like about Langkawi the most is that it remains approachable and largely underdeveloped yet convenient.Plan a tripLangkawi hotels & resorts.See more — Langkawi blogs & guides.3. Melaka Christ Church at night in the Portuguese-colonial district of Melaka, Malaysia Galleon Replica along the riverside in Melaka, MalaysiaMelaka Galleon ReplicaA Famosa (Fortress) in Melaka, MalaysiaA Famosa (fortress) Why go — Melaka (Malacca) is a former Portuguese-colonial trading port conveniently located between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. If you’re traveling to both cities by land, this heritage and food destination is worth a stopover.Plan a tripMelaka hotels & hostels.4% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Historical Malacca Tour with Lunch.Melaka tours & discounts.See more — Melaka blogs & guides.4. Kuala Lumpur Thean Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaWhy go — Kuala Lumpur is definitely worth exploring if ever you’re visiting Malaysia. The capital city’s urban landscape, dominated by iconic KL Tower and Petronas Towers, is dotted with grand heritage buildings, worthwhile museums, well-maintained parks, revered temples, and mosques.Plan a tripKuala Lumpur hotels & hostels.8% OFF Malaysia 4G Unli Internet/Data Pocket Wifi.Kuala Lumpur tours & discounts.See more — Kuala Lumpur blogs & guides.5. Kota Kinabalu & East Malaysia Mamutik Island in Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia View from Signal Hill overlooking Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MalaysiaOverlooking Kota Kinabalu Why go — Kota Kinabalu is a bustling yet laid-back city in Sabah, East Malaysia known as a gateway to Borneo’s amazing natural sites including Mount Kinabalu, Mulu Caves National Park, diving spots, and pristine jungles.Plan a tripKota Kinabalu hotels & resorts.4% OFF Sapi and Manukan Islands Adventure.Kota Kinabalu tours & discounts.See more — Kota Kinabalu blogs & guides, Sabah blogs & guides.See also Philippines – 11 Best Places to Visit for First-Timers Singapore – 16 Best Sights & Things to Do for First-timers Thailand – 8 Best Places to Visit for First-timers Hong Kong – 7 Best Places to Visit for First-timers6. Taman Negara National Park Hanging Bridge in Pahang Taman Negara (National Park), Malaysia Wooden Boat Ride in Pahang Taman Negara, MalaysiaPahang River Cruise Why go — The Taman Negara National Park is one of the world’s oldest rainforests. If you’re in the mood to explore nature, this place is very pristine with many interesting things to do like walk on the world’s longest tree hanging suspension bridge, enjoy a relaxing river cruise, or go trekking deep into the jungle.Plan a tripTaman Negara hotels & hostels.See more — Pahang blogs & guides.7. Putrajaya Putra “Pink” Mosque under the sunset light in Putrajaya, MalaysiaWhy go — Putrajaya is home to many of Malaysia’s most impressive monuments. Here, you’ll find grand mosques, government buildings, and iconic bridges surrounded by manicured parks and a 600-hectare lake. It can be reached on an easy day trip from Kuala Lumpur or on a drive-by to the airport.Plan a tripPutrajaya hotels & hostels.6% OFF Kuala Lumpur-Putrajaya and Agriculture Heritage Park Tour.Putrajaya tours & discounts.See more — Putrajaya blogs & guides.8. Legoland Malaysia & Johor Bahru Legoland in Johor Bahru, MalaysiaWhy go — Legoland Malaysia is one reason to visit Johor Bahru, located just across the causeway from Singapore. It is the first Legoland theme park in Asia and features many cool attractions including a Lego-themed water park, Lego-themed hotel, and impressive miniature recreations of many of Asia’s best-known landmarks.Plan a tripJohor Bahru Hotels, Near Legoland Malaysia.20% OFF Legoland Malaysia Admission Ticket.Johor Bahru & Legoland tours & discounts.See more — Johor Bahru blogs & guides.Note: Destinations featured above are not listed by rank.Don’t leave yet. There’s more!Asia – 11 Top Countries to Visit For First-timersIndonesia – 13 Best Places & Islands to Visit for1 Month Solo Travel in Northern India: A Survivor’s…Singapore – 16 Best Sights & Things to Do for…Discover more blogs and travel tips in:Kuala LumpurMelakaKota KinabaluPahangLangkawiJohor BahruPenangPutrajayaSabahSoutheast AsiaAsia See all placesFind more posts about:Best PlacesBest TravelBest Things To DoLeave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website Comments jack saysDecember 11, 2015 at 4:09 amHow much po ba dpat ang show money sa airport for them to allow u to leave? Im gona stay in malaysia for 3 weeksReply Marcos Detourist saysDecember 11, 2015 at 1:48 pmThere’s no set amount that’s required to be shown at the airport. You just have to justify that you have enough money to spend on your whole trip, depending on your budget. If your budget is P1,500 per day, for example, you simply need to have at least P31,500 on your bank account. It also helps to have extra, to show them you are able to pay for unforeseen expenses, like emergencies or last-minute flights.ReplyStart A TripSee travel guides and blogs about the Philippines and beyond.