Malaysia offers many tourist attractions to engage even the most sophisticated traveller. Kuala Lumpur itself offers many exciting attractions such as the famous Petronas Twin Towers. A few kilometres out of the city are the famous Batu Caves. These are found in a limestone hill that is 400 million years old and contains a series of caves and cave temples that are a wonder to behold. Other interesting areas worth exploring are “Little India” in Brickfields and “Chinatown” in Kuala Lumpur. The Sunway Lagoon Theme Park close to Kuala Lumpur is another great weekend getaway if you wish to chill-out or have an adventure after a gruelling week of study.
If you are prepared to travel out of the city, the islands of Penang, Pangkor, Langkawi and Tioman offer beach holidays with the sun, sea and sand as a big part of the agenda. Penang in particular, has retained its colonial charm and you can glimpse the colourful phases of Malaysian history in restored wonders like Suffolk House, Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion and the E&O (Eastern & Oriental) Hotel. If you yearn for a colder climate, however, you can always head up to hill resorts like the quiet and restful Cameron Highlands and Fraser Hill or the livelier Genting Highlands Resort, which offers the thrill of indoor and outdoor theme parks.
Malaysia has several World Heritage Sites you may want to explore. They include the cultural heritage sites of Georgetown and Malacca, as well as East Malaysian natural sites such as the Mulu National Park and the Kinabalu Park. Another place that offers an opportunity to get acquainted with paradise in the tropics is the Taman Negara National Park.
Apart from Malaysia, there are also many overseas holiday opportunities for students. Malaysia is known as the “gateway to Asia” and students will be able to travel for quick getaways to neighbouring countries. These include Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Macau, Hong Kong and many more. Affordable air travel to these countries is offered by AirAsia, Malaysia’s own regional budget airline, as well as the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines.
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