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Tourism in Malaysia: what you need to know

Here you will find all the information you need to organize your trip to Malaysia. We have targeted a list of the best activities to do in Malaysia, selected hotels and accommodations of good standing, and gathered information to get there. To help you we have plans and maps Malaysia.

Where to stay in Malaysia

In Malaysia to spend the night you will find mostly hotels and we can say that they are usually not bad. in Malaysia hotels are not all alike, with notable differences from one institution to another : do not be fooled, before even looking at the price, eliminate from your comparison the hotels noted by the customers (most online booking sites display the opinions of customers). Or to make it easier, choose one of the hotels recommended in this article.

The 5-star hotels in Malaysia

A trip in Malaysia without having a 5-star hotel? No way. On the other hand it will be necessary to be careful during the reservation because certain establishments are - in our opinion - rather average: they display facilities 5 stars but certainly not luxury benefits. Follow our advice to choose among the best 5-star hotels Malaysia.

In Malaysia and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Malaysia

When looking for a 4 star hotel, you want quality first. It's good:in Malaysia 4-star hotels are pretty good overall, but be careful though there are establishments with fairly average levels of service. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

You make good choice if you book at Hatten Hotel Melaka (one of the best option in Melaka ), at Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral (a excellent establishment ) or at Impiana KLCC Hotel.

3-star hotels in Malaysia

Good options are: Tune Hotel klia2, Airport Transit Hotel (one of the best choices in Sepang ), at Mandarin Hotel Kota Kinabalu (a very good ans super nice establishment) or Neo+ Penang.

Guesthouses in Malaysia

In Malaysia and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred guesthouses. Not always easy to find a good one. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. The best choice will probably be the Senai Budget Guesthouse, an below the average establishment. Also consider the ThreeFour GuestHouse@Trefoil Setia Alam, which is majestic...

Hotels with golf in Malaysia

In Malaysia and in the immediate surroundings there are more than a hundred hotels with golf. Not always easy to identify which ones are really good to play golf and relax. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice. You can should book your stay at Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort (one of the best choices at Banting), at Kudat Golf & Marina Resort (an establishment basic but correct ) or at Gemas Golf Resort.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Malaysia? The best place to stay in Malaysia is at Fraser Residence Kuala Lumpur in Kuala Lump.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in Malaysia? The best 5 stars hotel in Malaysia is the Jonker 88 Homestay Melaka in Melaka .

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Malaysia? The best 4 stars hotel in Malaysia is the Hatten Hotel Melaka in Melaka .

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Malaysia? The best 3 stars hotel in Malaysia is the Tune Hotel klia2, Airport Transit Hotel in Sepang .

What is the best 2 stars hotel in Malaysia? The best 2 stars hotel in Malaysia is the Malibest Resort in Pantai Cenang .

What is the best hotel with spa in Malaysia?

What is the best resort & spa hotel in Malaysia? The best resort & spa hotel in Malaysia is the Shangri-La''s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa, Penang in Batu Ferring.

What is the best hotel to practice golf in Malaysia? The best hotel to practice golf in Malaysia is the Amverton Cove Golf & Island Resort in Banting.

What is the best guesthouse in Malaysia? The best guesthouse in Malaysia is the Senai Budget Guesthouse in Senai .

How to get to Malaysia

Going to Malaysia by plane

Kuala Lumpur International Airport : the airport has 5201 flights per week. It is served by 55 airlines that offer 130 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Sydney : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia X
  • Perth : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air and Airasia X
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia X and Tor Air
  • Jeddah : flights operated by Saudia, Airasia X and Malaysia Airlines
  • London : flights operated by British Airways and Malaysia Airlines
  • Adelaide : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines
  • Muscat : flights operated by Oman Air
  • Medina : flights operated by Saudia
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Tor Air and Malaysia Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport : Plaine Magnien

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Silkair, Tiger Airways, Tor Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and Royal Jordanian
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Lion Air, Tor Air, Zambia Airways, Interlink Airlines, Klm, Garuda Indonesia and Air Exel
  • Denpasar : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Zambia Airways, Airasia, Interlink Airlines and Airasia X
  • Phuket : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air and Airasia
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Airasia, Zest Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Dragon, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Airasia, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air
  • Dhaka : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, East African Safari Air and Airasia
  • Phnom Penh : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport : Bangkok.

Domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport :

There are 15 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air.

  • Kota Kinabalu : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Penang : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Kuching Division : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Langkawi : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Johor : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Bintangor, Sarawak : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Kota Bharu : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Miri : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Kedah : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Labuan : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport : Pahang.

Low cost airlines to Kuala Lumpur International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Silkair, Tiger Airways, Tor Air, Jetstar Asia Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air Mauritius and Ethiopian Airlines
  • Penang : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Kuching Division : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Kota Kinabalu : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Langkawi : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Airasia, Tor Air and Thai Airasia
  • Denpasar : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Zambia Airways, Airasia, Interlink Airlines and Airasia X
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Lion Air, Tor Air, Zambia Airways, Garuda Indonesia, Interlink Airlines, Klm and Air Exel
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Airasia, Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air
  • Phuket : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air and Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport: Kota Bharu.

Charter and seasonal flights exists from :

  • Kathmandu : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Tor Air, Rayyan Air and Airasia X
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Condor Flugdienst

Penang International Airport : the airport has 672 flights per week. It is served by 16 airlines that offer 15 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Penang International Airport :

  • Singapore : flights operated by Silkair, Airasia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Zambia Airways and Air Exel
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Smile
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by China Airlines
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Surabaya : flights operated by Air Exel
  • Haikou : flights operated by Tor Air
  • Kunming : flights operated by Lucky Air
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Penang International Airport : Phuket.

Domestic flights from Penang International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air.

  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air

Low cost airlines to Penang International Airport :

  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Airasia, Malaysia Airlines and Tor Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Silkair, Airasia, Tiger Airways and Jetstar Asia Airways
  • Jabodetabek : flights operated by Zambia Airways and Air Exel
  • Haikou : flights operated by Tor Air
  • Surabaya : flights operated by Air Exel
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Smile
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Wuhan : flights operated by Tor Air
  • Ho Chi Minh City : flights operated by Airasia

Kota Kinabalu International Airport : the airport has 672 flights per week. It is served by 14 airlines that offer 16 destinations.

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Kota Kinabalu International Airport :

  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Airasia
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Singapore : flights operated by Silkair and Airasia
  • Seoul : flights operated by Jeju Air, Malta Air Charter and Sierra National Airlines
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Wuhan : flights operated by Airasia
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Airasia
  • Shanghai : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Shanghai Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Kota Kinabalu International Airport : Shenzhen.

Domestic flights from Kota Kinabalu International Airport :

There are 1 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air.

  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air

Low cost airlines to Kota Kinabalu International Airport :

  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines, Airasia and Tor Air
  • Seoul : flights operated by Jeju Air, Malta Air Charter and Sierra National Airlines
  • Wuhan : flights operated by Airasia
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Airasia
  • Metro Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines and Airasia
  • Taipei–Keelung Metropolitan Area : flights operated by Malaysia Airlines and Airasia
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by Airasia
  • Hangzhou : flights operated by Airasia
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Thai Airasia
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Kota Kinabalu International Airport : Singapore.

What to do in Malaysia

The other best tourist attractions in Malaysia are Doubletree Resort By Hilton Penang, Hilton Kota Kinabalu, Bako National Park, Sultan Abdul Samad Building, Tun Mustapha Tower, Sarawak State Museum and Hilton Kuala Lumpur.

Museums in Malaysia

If you want to visit one or more museums in Malaysia, we recommend you in priority Sarawak State Museum, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia and Sabah Museum.

Also be interested in Malacca Literature Museum, Malaysia Architecture Museum, Malacca Sultanate Palace Museum, Time Tunnel, National Textile Museum, Malacca Stamp Museum and Orang Asli Museum. But the cultural offer Malaysia is much larger. Also, be interested in Wei-Ling Gallery, Han Chin Pet Soo, National History Museum, Maybank Numismatic Museum, Natural History Museum Putrajaya and Museum Of Kinabalu Park.

Theme parks in Malaysia

In Malaysia visit in priority 20Th Century Fox World (Malaysia).

Natural parks in Malaysia

For natural parks in Malaysia, visit in this order Gunung Mulu National Park, Bako National Park and Bukit Nanas.

Turtle Islands National Park, Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park, Lambir Hills National Park, Crocker Range National Park, Endau-Rompin National Park, Kuching Wetlands National Park and Batang Ai National Park may also interest you. But to be perfectly complete on the offer of natural in Malaysia we must also mention Tawau Hills National Park, Penang National Park, Belum Temenggor Forest Reserve, Maludam National Park, Pulau Tiga National Park, Pulong Tau National Park, Similajau National Park, Kubah National Park, Loagan Bunut National Park and Tanjung Datu National Park.

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