Places of Interest
Top 4 Architectural Sites
- Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
- The Sky Bridge at Pantai Kok
- Kek Lok Si, Penang
- The Sarawak Cultural Village
Buy a ticket and shoot to the top of the Petronas Twin Towers the tallest twinned construction in the world. The panoramic view from the top is spectacular. Take the cable car ride or simply walk across the impressive Sky Bridge at the Oriental Village on Langkawi Island. Make sure you spot the Telaga Tujuh Waterfall as it cascades down a mountainside. The Buddhist temple of Kek Lok Si is the largest in the country. Its seven-storey pagoda is covered in ten thousand alabaster and bronze statues of Buddha. Nestled at the bottom of the mysterious Mount Santubong is the Sarawak Cultural Village. This living museum recreates the tribal past of the Sarawak region.
Top 4 Natural Sites
- Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve
- The 4 caves of the Sarawak Chamber
- Tioman Island, Pahang
- Turtle Islands National Park
The Kabili-Sepilok Nature Reserve takes you from tropical mountain forests to low-lying mangrove swamps. The reserve is home to the world-famous Sepilok Orange Utan Sanctuary. Located in Mulu National Park is the Sarawak Chamber, the largest cave complex in the world. It is big enough to hold 40 Boeing 747 aeroplanes and is split into four main caves, Deer, Wind, Clearwater and Lang. For the perfect tropical island experience, visit Tioman with its volcanic peaks, gentle waterfalls and golden beaches. Just off the coast of Sabah is the Turtle Islands National Park with its coral reefs and species of Green and Hawksbill turtles.
Important Film locations
Anna and the King (1999) is the film version of the memoirs of Anna Leonowens more commonly known as The King and I. It was mainly shot in the Ipoh, Penang and Langkawi regions of Malaysia. The David Niven classic Paper Tiger (1975) used Kuala Lumpur as the fictional city of Kulagong while the American film Entrapment (1999) starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones saw some scenes shot in the Petronas Towers.