3 Weekend Getaways in Malaysia

Welcome to the beautifully exotic, can’t-miss country of Malaysia. A nation boasting towering metropolises (holding the third tallest set of buildings in the world) and fascinating wildlife (home of the most king cobras and the world’s largest flower). It’s no wonder expats flock to try their luck in this beautiful, burgeoning economy. But sometimes, expat life translates into too much work and very little play. Take a few days off and explore Malaysia at these top 3 weekend getaways:

1. Langkawi

Looking for a beach getaway? Then look no further than the wonderful archipelago of Langkawi. Known for the world’s best –most photogenic– beaches in the world, Langwaki offers up a picturesque paradise for anyone craving sand and sun. Stay at the Kampung Tok Senik Resort for top comfort, while still maintaining an outdoorsy, natural environment. For those looking to pursue sites of historical significance, check out the Al-Hana Mosque and take a ride on the main island’s cable cars. Either way, you won’t be at a loss for things to do!

Photo by Khalzuri Yazid

Photo by Khalzuri Yazid

2. Genting Highlands

Escape the heat and humidity of Malaysia’s busy cities and into the Genting Highlands for a definite change of pace and weather. The best way to get there? Hop of the Genting Skyway, listed as the world’s top ten best gondola cars. As one of the longest, fastest systems in the world, there’s no better way to climb the 6,650 feet from Gohtong Jaya to Genting Highlands. Once you’ve taken in enough lounging in the significantly cooler weather, enjoy the theme parks, casino, and beautiful Strawberry farm.

Photo by Shahnoor Habib Munmun

Photo by Shahnoor Habib Munmun

3. Pulau Sipadan

Malaysia seems to rank as the best in many aspects, and Sipadan is no exception the country’s title consumption. That being said, enjoy Pulau Sipan’s snorkeling and diving locations, listed within the world’s top ten! You’ll find the water teeming with turtles, reef sharks, dolphins, and brightly colored schools of fish. And if you’re a rookie diver, not to worry! Pulau Sipadan also boasts a 5-star diving school to help you along. To get to this underwater paradise, check out the short 2.5 hour flights out of Kuala Lumpur.

Photo by William Warby

Photo by William Warby

With so much to see and do in Malaysia, it’s time to start planning your weekend getaways. To get the most out of your experience, contact Language Trainers to start learning Malay or Chinese! With so many activities and sites to see, you’ll want to learn the basics before diving into the culture of this rich and beautiful country. See what our company has to offer, and how you can design a course package tailor-made to your traveling or business needs!

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