Malaysia Best Destination to Visit in 2021

With some good news of vaccines and perhaps the idea that this pandemic will end, this is a great opportunity to think about your travel that has been suspended. With 2021 appearing, you can reschedule your time and visit these places that will welcome all the visitors.

These are the 9 places that we suggest to explore in 2021.


1. Kuala Kubu Bharu

Had enough with city life? You can escape to nature with the background of Banjaran Titiwangsa. There are a lot of jungle tracks that you can try like hiking to Sungai Chilling. Or for leisure, you can relax at any river spots available. 

If you love extreme sports, water rafting, paragliding & tubing can be some of the fun and adrenaline-pumping activities to do. And don’t forget to try Mee Kari at D Famous Zul Mee Kari when you’re here.


2. Langkawi

Did you know that Kedah has its own Hawaii? Langkawi, an archipelago spot for tourists like Chenang Beach, Tanjung Rhu, and Datai Bay with various attractions, restaurants, and activities for you to explore. 

It can be a perfect place for a honeymoon like doing a candle light dinner on the yacht, seeing the sunset alongside the blue ocean and staying in the private resort. Try Kunang Kunang Heritage Villa during your stay and experience the classic Malay architecture all around the greens. For more options, check out the Langkawi Bucket List.


3. Iskandar Puteri @ Nusajaya

A development city in Johor has put attractions like Legoland Malaysia for your entertainment. This place is actually suitable for people to relax and unwind with a few options for recreational activities like going to Puteri Harbour and Sireh Park.

Those who love shopping can go try the Mall of Medini or Sunway Box Retail Park – don’t forget to visit BookXcess, for sure you’re gonna love it. If you’re craving Nyonya cuisine, try PiringMu with good ambiance and food. Check out Iskandar Puteri Must Visit for more travel guide.


4. Kuala Pilah

One of seven districts in Negeri Sembilan with historical and natural attractions. You can visit Seri Meranti Old Palace to see the royalty of the state. You can also do jungle trekking at Ulu Bendul Recreational Forest.

After that you can try coffee at Ameng Coffee Shop which is described as the best eating place in Kuala Pilah.


5. Penang

After arriving, you must go to Padang Brown that serves most of Penang food in one place with a good price. For sightseeing, instead of going to Penang Hill, try to explore flora and fauna at The Habitat around the hill – you will be satisfied.

If you go to Komtar, the iconic building in Georgetown – do bring your family to The Top, indoor theme park with an access to the rooftop and walk around Rainbow Skywalk.


6. Kundasang

Let’s move to the Borneo side of Malaysia with the view – we can say it looks like New Zealand. For some tranquility you can visit the Tea Garden, this place will amaze you.

Also include Nabalu Market to find fresh and local products, do try Ambuyat – one of local food which is made from palm sago starch.


7. Temerloh

A nature district in Pahang with a modern twist. You can see rock formation and jungle trekking at Gunung Senyum Recreational Forest. There is Pekan Sehari Temerloh where local products can be found near the Pahang River.

If you want to see an elephant, drop yourself at Kuala Gandah National Elephant Conservation Centre which is an education & protection centre for injured elephants.


8. Melaka

A historical city with modern attractions. You must try the chicken rice at Nasi Ayam Baba. You can stay at Casugria Boutique Heritage Residence which is an ancient Portugese Guest House. Go to Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum for a great historical experience of Melaka.

Or you can try the newly revamped Melaka Zoo which features over 150 life sized dinosaur for a Jurassic World Feeling! Check out our Melaka Must Try for more guidance.


9. Gopeng

A tranquil town that only 30 from Ipoh and 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. It framed by majestic limestone cliffs, rivers, and caves, it is suitable for adventurer who love to jump, swim, hike, and raft into it!

A lot of activities can be chosen like ATV in the forest, caving at Gua Tempurung, explore the heritage town around Gopeng and more. For your accommodation, we suggest you try Natasya Riverside with a lot of options like stay in the caravan or perhaps Gopeng Riverstones for a private staycation in a modern cabin. Check out Perak Must Visit & Ipoh Must Eat for more interesting ideas.


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