Malaysia Things to Do

Things to Do as a Family in Malaysia

Malaysia is a great place to visit with your family. There are many fun things to do here that will keep your kids happy and entertained. Here are some of the best activities for families in Malaysia:

Visit the Batu Caves.

These caves are located in Kuala Lumpur and are home to Hindu shrines, temples, and statues of Lord Murugan. You can also see monkeys at this location! It's also where you can take a ride on an elevator up 180 meters (almost 600 feet) above ground level.

Visit Legoland Malaysia Theme Park.

This theme park features over 50 rides, shows, and attractions for kids of all ages—including water rides where you can get wet! It's also home to Legoland Hotel Resort Malaysia, with its theme park right into it!

Visit Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Sunway Lagoon Theme Park will have you covered if you want to do something with your family in Malaysia that's slightly different. This park has something for everyone: whether you're into high-tech rides or looking to get some fresh air while enjoying the beautiful views around you, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park has got you covered. There are over 40 rides at this park, including one of the world's highest drop towers! But if heights aren't your thing, plenty of other options will keep everyone happy.

Visit Langkawi Island, Malaysia

Langkawi Island is located off the coast of Malaysia and is home to various stunning beaches. It's also known as a great place to experience traditional Malay culture, which you can do by visiting the Kedah Cultural village.

Here are some other things you can do on Langkawi:

1. Go snorkelling or scuba diving in one of the many reefs offshore, such as Coral Garden or Tanjung Rhu.

2. Go on a jungle trek through dense rainforests at the Bukit Payong National Park or Telaga Tujuh Waterfall.

3. Tour the island by bicycle or motorbike and stop at local markets along the way or have lunch at a seaside cafe like The Hut Restaurant & Bar (where you can order fresh seafood dishes).

4. Visit Masjid Tengku Ampuan Jumat Mosque for a glimpse into Islamic architecture before heading over to The Langkawi Sky Bridge for sweeping views over the island's forested hillsides (this is also where you'll find an observation deck with telescopes so you can get an even closer look at wildlife).

Visit the zoo at Kuala Lumpur Bird Park.

 This zoo has more than 1,000 birds worldwide—and it's free! A word of caution: if you go on a weekend afternoon, expect long lines and crowds. If you can visit midweek or early in the morning, you'll have a much better experience.

 Go hiking at Mount Kinabalu.

At 4,095 meters (13,474 feet), Mount Kinabalu is Southeast Asia's highest mountain peak. You'll want to spend at least two days hiking around the mountain so that everyone in your family gets enough rest before heading back down again.

 Go on a cruise along the Perhentian Islands.

These islands are home to beautiful white sand beaches and coral reefs full of colourful fish and sea turtles. You can even swim with dolphins in this area! It's perfectly safe for kids because there are no waves here, just flat, calm water.

Visit Kuala Lumpur.

It is also known as the "Bride of Asia," Kuala Lumpur is an amazing city full of history, culture, and fun for all ages! There are tons of museums, monuments, parks, and more scattered throughout this metropolitan metropolis. Plus, there are plenty of great places to eat and stay if you want to make it your home base for exploring other parts of Malaysia.

Trek through the jungle at Taman Negara National Park.

The dense jungles of Taman Negara National Park are the perfect place to explore as a family. Located on the border between Pahang and Kelantan provinces, Taman Negara National Park has been recognized by UNESCO as one of its World Heritage Sites since 1985 due to its biodiversity. The park has more than 130 species of mammals, 400 types of birds, and over 100 different species of orchids. It's also home to the largest collection of caves in Malaysia.

Go on a jungle safari tour.

 Malaysia has an abundance of jungle areas, perfect for exploring on foot or by car. The jungle features dense trees and plants that cover much of it, making it an ideal place for wildlife. There's a lot to do in Malaysia, but if you're looking for a family experience that will take you out of your comfort zone and give your kids a chance to see some spectacular sights—while giving you some quality time together—a jungle safari tour is a way to go.

Jungle tours are available all over Malaysia, but they are especially popular in the Cameron Highlands area, which is located on the northwest side of the country. There's plenty of wildlife in this area, including orangutans and elephants.

See where tigers live.

 Tigers are one of the most impressive animals in the world, and seeing them in their natural habitats is definitely something worth doing while you're in Malaysia. There are several places where you can go tiger-spotting, including Bukit Gambang National Park and Taman Negara National Park (which is also home to elephants).

Visit the Petronas Towers

 It is the tallest building in Malaysia and one of the tallest buildings in the world. If you're looking for a fun family trip to Malaysia, make sure you visit the Petronas Towers. These impressive towers are the tallest buildings in all of Asia and have great views of Kuala Lumpur. They're also home to an observation deck where you can see the city below and an aquarium with over 60 species of fish and other sea creatures.

Go Shopping

Go shopping at the Bukit Bintang mall, where you'll find everything from high-end designer clothes to souvenirs.

Boat Tour

Take a boat tour along Langkawi's waterways. On this tour, you can see monkeys, crocodiles, and exotic birds.

Visit the National Museum

If you're looking for things to do as a family in Malaysia, there's no better place to start than the Malacca Straits. The national museum is a great place to learn about Malacca's history, and it's just a short walk from the famous Jonker Street. You can get great deals on flights if you book them early enough, so plan! You'll want to be sure you have plenty of time in Malacca—it's one of the most beautiful cities in Malaysia and well worth your time.

Take in the scenery on Penang Hill.

Penang Hill is located on an island off the coast of Malaysia and offers breathtaking views of both land and sea from its peak. You can climb this hill via tram or foot—both options are fun for all ages!

Try some local cuisine.

Malaysian cuisine varies greatly from region to region, but it's always delicious! You could try out some Indian food or sample some Chinese dishes (or both!).

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