Malaysia is a beautiful country located in Southeast Asia, a popular region for cruises thanks to all the interesting islands, peninsulas and coastlines that are easily accessible by ship. Malaysia may be just one of several countries included on a cruise itinerary, but don’t decide to stay on the ship and relax on the day you dock in Malaysia! When you’re in Malaysia, make the most of it; here are three popular cruises in Malaysia that should not be missed.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia and the sixth most visited city in the world. During your stop in Kuala Lumpur, you’ll be pleased to find a relatively cheap city filled with great food and lots of shopping. Popular tourist destinations in Kuala Lumpur include Merdeka Square, the House of Parliament, the National Palace and the National Museum. You’ll be able to satisfy your urge to shop in the Bukit Bintang district, home to the highest concentration of malls in the city. Check out the Golden Triangle for its vibrant nightlife scene, and experience the joys of Malaysian food in the coffee shops and Mamak stalls scattered throughout the city.
Malacca is a popular cruise destination thanks to its rich historical background; it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2008. While in Malacca, be sure to visit the various churches, temples and museums scattered throughout the city. Notable tourist destinations include the Baba and Nyonya Peranakan Museum, Cheng Hoon Teng Temple, Christ Church and Masjid Kampung Hulu. Try to avoid visiting Malacca on a Tuesday as many of the museums, shops and restaurants are closed on this day.
There are many reasons to enjoy visiting Langkawi, but the most popular reason usually cited is to visit its beautiful beaches; Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok, Pantai Pasir Hitam and Tanjung Rhu are just a few beaches popular with cruise goers. Popular things to do in Langkawi include taking a jet ski tour, relaxing on a yacht, trekking through the jungle, snorkeling and scuba diving, birdwatching and kayaking.