Top 10 Best Places To Visit Singapore & Malaysia
The duet neighboring countries of Singapore and Malaysia are the two amazing Southeast Asia destinations where travelers can deeply immerse in the rich tapestry of Asia culture, contemporary passion as well as the native incredible wilderness. From the diversity of cultural landmarks standing for different traditions to the series of natural reserves, national parks; from the modern sublime metropolises of Kuala Lumpur & Singapore to the charming ancient towns and pristine rainforests & offshore islands. Among all tourist sites in two countries, below famous attractions are top 10 places to visit in any Singapore Malaysia Tours:
1. Singapore Metropolis Center - Singapore
Being a little island country but Singapore city center alone lets it become the country's icon due to countless extraordinary landmarks, which made Singapore incredibly big in surprise in every corner. Home to the country’s most phenomenal architectural places: Esplanade, Merlion Park, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay, Botanical Garden, Mount Faber, Singapore Flyer, ... Singapore city center is also a cultural hotspot with stunning temples and bustling streets for dining and shopping from traditional Chinatown to modern international shopping style of Orchard Road or Mustafa Shopping Center. Myriads of offerings available along with young, dynamic, and modern city life of Singapore center is always an ideal place for travelers from all ages around the world. And partaking in a city tour discovering Singapore center is definitely a must in every Singapore travel bucket list.
2. Jurong Bird Park - Singapore
For those who are into nature, especially birdlife, Jurong Bird Park is a place that should not be missed when traveling to Singapore. This sublime bird park covers a vast area of approx 0.2 km2 on Jurong Hill and is the home to around 3500 birds in over 400 different species. The park is famous for not only being among the largest bird parks in Asia but also its large and immersive walk-in aviaries allowing visitors to easily catch an up-close view into various birds and their habitat. Some endangered species including hornbills and sun conures could be even spotted here. Offering an interesting opportunity to witness the colorful birdlife in a natural-like environment, Jurong Bird Park is a worth-visiting tourist attraction for traveling families with kids as well as anyone interested in nature and birds.
3. Sentosa Island - Singapore
Sentosa Island itself is a popular place for wide-ranging recreational activities in Singapore. Locating luxury resorts, world-class theme park Universal Studios, golf courses, water park, and 2km stretching beaches, Sentosa is perfect for a day of leisure from the city center of Singapore. Series of amusement parks on the island feature a lot of excitement from shows and attractions based on popular films & TV shows, ziplining, relaxing cable car rides to thrilling aquatic adventures or witnessing the musical fountain show Wings Of Time. Due to its all incredible highlights, Sentosa island is among Singapore’s sought-after family-friendly attractions where every member can enjoy playing time together.
4. Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
Being the country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur is commonly known as the starting point in every Malaysia tour. The city is renowned for not only iconic skyscraper landmarks of Petronas Twin Towers & Menara KL Tower, British colonial-era structures: Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, the Sultan Abdul Samad Building but also bustling Chinatown KL with Petaling Street perfectly representing Malaysian culture and its people.
The most preferred thing-to-do in Kuala Lumpur is joining a city tour hopping on the prominent hotspots around the city beside listed above landmarks such as: National Mosque, the National Monument, the Gate of King’s Palace, Sri Mahamariamman Temple, etc. Strolling along busy streets in Kuala Lumpur, you will catch a glimpse of Malaysian history, culture, and lifestyle through nice walks and local food tastes en-route.
5. Cameron Highlands - Malaysia
Endowed with pleasant climate all year round, Cameron Highlands, beautiful lush mountainous region to the North of Kuala Lumpur in the state of Pahang, is an ideal place for weekend getaways as well as honeymoon scenic retreats far from the bustling city life. Renowned for its richness of tropical rainforest biodiversity and the vast area of tea plantations from the colonial era, Cameron Highlands attracts visitors by landscape-viewing excursions, calm immersion in the greenery as well as enjoyable hikings for natural photography, spotting native birds and plants, or possibly witnessing sunset and sunrise amid breathtaking set of lavish mountainscape.
6. Malacca - Malaysia
From Kuala Lumpur to the southeast houses the country’s oldest ancient town of Malacca, in the same name of the state, which is famed for its rich history over six hundred years. Once a busy trading center in Malacca strait during the Malacca Sultanate era, the city of Malacca is a rich tapestry of cultural diversity where a lot of cultures from East to Wests meet and exist at the same time. Became a UNESCO Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, Malacca’s city center nowadays still maintains a lot of historical landmarks from colonial structures with imprints of British, Dutsch, and Portuguese; Malaysia’s oldest Chinese Temple of Cheng Hoon Teng to scenic old streets along the river banks with beautiful ancient houses, and bustling walking Jonker Street well-known as Chinatown in Malacca. Enjoying a pleasant visit to Malacca, people can immerse themselves in the heritage ambiance as well as get to know more about Malaysia’s history in the old days through a lot of great attractions around the city.
7. Malaysian Borneo - Malaysia
Separate from Malaysia mainland, Malaysian Borneo, a part of Borneo island- the third world’s largest island, is a dreamland for any nature lover and adventure buff. Home to among the world’s oldest tropical forests along with Mt. Kinabalu - the country’s highest peak, Malaysian Borneo proudly teems with amazing natural gems and incredible wildlife richness from mountain to sea including flora and fauna biodiversity as well as abundance of distinctive endemic species.
Containing two states of Sabah and Sarawak, travelers could start Malaysian Borneo tour from either Kuching (Sarawak’s capital city) or Kota Kinabalu (Sabah’s capital city). Among countless tourist sites in Malaysian Borneo, the sought-after tourist attractions are mainly parks and natural reserves such as Kota Kinabalu National Park that is famous for Mt. Kinabalu and affluent rainforest ecosystem, Gunung Mulu National Park with notable extraordinary limestone karst formations of Deer Cave & the Pinnacles of Gunung Api, Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and the Sipadan & Mabul islands as prominent snorkeling destinations with alluring white sandy beaches, colorful coral reefs & aqua ecosystems, and numerous sanctuaries conserving endemic animals: Orangutans, Sun bear, Bornean elephants, various bird species, night frog, etc. Besides discovering pristine natural beauty of Malaysian Borneo, interesting excursions to noted cultural spots and exotic tribal villages here are also pluses making your voyage complete with an insightful overview of all Malaysian Borneo local highlights.
8. Penang - Malaysia
Penang, also commonly known as Pulau Pinang, is one of the most popular travel destinations in Malaysia notable with the multicultural capital city of George Town - UNESCO Heritage Site. Besides George Town as an outstanding cultural hotspot with charming old houses along narrow streets, Penang also has a lot of worth-visiting places such as Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill, Fort Cornwallis, and numerous sandy beaches for hours of chilling. For any foodie, Penang is a wonderful place of various cuisines from local specialties to fusion dishes up to international cooking style. Impressive history, amazing multicultural, beautiful old streets, delicious food and relaxing beaches, Penang encompasses all to fulfill your Malaysia holiday with the most incredible travel experiences.
9. Langkawi - Malaysia
Island of Langkawi, which is derived from “reddish brown eagle” in Malay language, is a popular beach destination for both locals and foreigners. Located near the border with Thailand, the island Langkawi has byname “The Jewel of Kedah” due to its stunning turquoise clear seawater, pretty alluring beaches, abundant ecosystems, and a lot of natural treasures from mountain to sea. Being one of the most favorite stops in most beach vacations and honeymoons in Malaysia, Langkawi offers a wide range of activities for visitors including island-hopping tour, visits to series of Langkawi’s prominent landmarks, landscape viewing from SkyBridge on the Mt. Mat Chinchang, joining Mangrove tour or just merely unwinding at your leisure time on Langkawi’s beautiful beaches.
10. Selangor - Malaysia
Encircling the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, the state of Selangor attracts tourists by its scores of gorgeous spiritual places including the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque & the holy limestone cave temple of Batu Caves with a giant golden statue of the Hindu God Lord Murugan standing at the entrance and the awe-inspiring theme park of Sunway Lagoon for families. Just a short ride from Kuala Lumpur, people will get a chance to admire the beauty of colorful architecture as well as have fun at their own leisure with a lot of family-friendly activities.
Singapore Malaysia Tours are always full of joy with a lot of experiences discovering all the ways of life here. Traveling across the two countries, you may have a stunning insight into various local charms from natural to cultural attractions, from historic to modern hotspots. Feel free to contact our team of Asia Tours for the fullest Malaysia Singapore Travel Guide if you are seeking recommendations for your own ideal itineraries.