KL Dazling

Beyond the City

Visitors with more time to spare can enjoy a trip to some of the country’s popular destinations situated outside the city. Most places can be visited on a day trip although an overnight stay is best to fully enjoy your visit.

Kuala Selangor Fireflies

Visit one of the world’s most enthralling natural wonders. The firefly colonies of Kampung Kuantan and Kampung Bukit Belimbing in Kuala Selangor are among the largest in the world. Join a tour to feast your eyes on the spectacular display of fireflies, which live on Berembang trees that grow along Kuala Selangor’s riverbanks. For those wanting to spend a night, there are chalets at the Kampung Bukit Belimbing Firefly Park Resort. It is situated about 1½ hours from the city.

Batu Caves

This majestic limestone formation lies in the state of Selangor, on the outskirts of the city. Situated within are three big caves, including the main cave which is home to an ancient Hindu temple. This famous destination draws people from all parts of the world during the annual Thaipusam festival. Scale the magnificent 272-step staircase leading up to the cave. Other attractions include the Ramayana Cave, which features wall paintings depicting scenes from Hindu epics.

Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM)

A national heritage site, FRIM is one of the largest man-made forests in the world. It is home to a wealth of flora and fauna, including herb gardens and nearly 15,000 species of plants. Walk through its arboretums, nature trails or wetland areas to enjoy nature. The park’s canopy walkway, suspended 30 metres above ground level, is a favourite with visitors. On clear days, visitors can enjoy a breath-taking view of the city skyline and the surrounding greenery. FRIM has a camping ground, picnic areas, jogging trails and a souvenir shop.


Putrajaya is the nation’s new federal administrative capital, just half an hour’s drive from the city. Hailed as an intelligent garden city, Putrajaya is famed for its innovative design harmonising nature and development. Attractions include the Perdana Putra administrative building and Seri Perdana, the official residence of the Prime Minister. The striking pink-domed Putra Mosque and Putra Square are other unique attractions. A striking feature of this township is the numerous bridges that span the water bodies, each boasting distinctive designs. Nature lovers will be delighted to explore Putrajaya’s Wetland Park and Botanical Gardens.

Port Dickson

Located just 1½ hours drive from KL, Port Dickson is a popular weekend getaway for locals and foreigners alike. Its 18km stretch of beach overlooking the Straits of Malacca boasts a string of five-star hotels and private bungalows. Enjoy a range of beach and water sports activities here.

Genting Highlands

Enjoy round-the-clock excitement in this ‘City of Entertainment’, perched some 1,800 metres above sea level. This world-famous resort boasts a huge indoor and outdoor theme park, an 18-hole golf course, a casino and a host of entertainment outlets. Families can enjoy spectacular performances such as magic shows and ice-skating extravaganzas amidst the cool mountain air. The resort is a 1½ -hour drive from KL and is easily accessible by shuttle coaches from the KL Sentral Station.

Berjaya Hills

This charming hill resort is located a 1½-hour drive away from Kuala Lumpur, in the state of Pahang. It offers a pleasant family outing amidst a refreshing ambience. The main draw is Colmar Tropicale, a French-themed resort featuring activities such as street performances and outdoor dining. Other attractions include a Japanese Village, tea house and spa as well as a rabbit park, botanical garden, golf course and an equestrian club.

Cameron Highlands

The largest hill resort in the country, situated about four hours’ drive from Kuala Lumpur, is a refreshing retreat with majestic hills and undulating valleys. Situated at about 1,524m above sea level, Cameron Highlands is home to sprawling tea plantations, terraced flower gardens, orchards with colourful exotic blooms and lush vegetable farms. Visitors can play a round of golf in the cool weather. Accommodation in Cameron Highlands include charming cottages and chalets reminiscent of the British era.


Melaka, the historical city of Malaysia traces its origins to the year 1400. It gained fame as the trading emporium of the region under the Melaka Sultanate. This colourful destination is a melting-pot of various communities and a veritable treasure trove of the past. Attractions here include monuments of the Portuguese, Dutch and British eras such as the A’ Famosa, Stadthuys, St. Paul’s Church and St. John’s Fort. Enjoy the fascinating sights of Melaka on a trishaw ride. Melaka is situated about two hours drive south of Kuala Lumpur.

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    Tourist Map of Malaysia

    There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.


    Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.


    Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.


    The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.


    A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.


    Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.


    Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.


    The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.

    Kuala Lumpur

    Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.


    Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.


    Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.


    From the majestic height of Mount Kinabalu, Southeast Asia’s tallest peak, to the stunning depths of the world-famous Sipadan Island, Sabah is a magnificent nature destination.


    Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.


    Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.


    The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.

    Negeri Sembilan

    Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.


    Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.

    Birdwatching Paradise

    Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.

    Cool Highland Resorts

    Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.

    Fun and Fantasy

    Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!