Malaysia – Asia’s best place to visit in august holidays

A beautiful country with a rich cultural heritage that blends Asian and European influence, Malaysia offers countless attractions to the discerning traveler during august month vacations.

Malaysia is a great place to introduce new travellers for South East Asian vacations. Malaysia is a mythical country boasting unspoilt nature, endless white sand beaches and rich cultures that blend together to create a vibrant mix of customs, festivals and gastronomic delights. With Malaysia you get all the great parts of travel in Asia like, incredible shopping, delicious and exotic foods, ancient cultures, stunning landscapes, friendly people – but without the culture shock, and without some of the other aspects that may scare people off travel in Asia. It is the type of place where you can get used to Asian food, Asian culture, and the Asian way of life, but without having to be watching out for scammers, or worried about getting sick. Malaysia is the perfect place to start your south east Asian adventurous holidays in august month, before heading on to countries that are just as rewarding, but maybe a little bit more challenging. Malaysia offers you the opportunity to explore a land of extreme contrasts, the excitement of Kuala Lumpur, the architecture and history of Penang, Langkawi’s luxurious beaches and the endangered orang-utans of Borneo. A Malaysia holiday has something for everyone.

Malaysian August weather in kuala lumpur to visit

This is the great holiday destination for august vacations. Often due to haze warm air is trapped inside the cities, which results in very warm temperatures. It is less hot on the many islands surrounding Malaysia, mainly due to the cool breezes. It is also less hot in the ‘highlands’ of Malaysia; here you can enjoy cooler temperatures. During august vacations, sea temperature stays at a comfortable and inviting 29 degrees Celsius while during daytime temperature outside floats around 28 degrees, with high peaks at 32 and lows around 23 degrees; perfect for outdoors fun! The sun shines for 8 hours each day on average warming tourists and locals alike, inviting them to out with only their bathing suits. Total precipitation for the month reaches 160 mm and light rain sprinkles over Kuala Lumpur during 17 days of the month. Worry not as these rains come mostly at night and are as brief as they are harmless.

Best places, attractions and things to do in Malaysia

Malaysian beaches

Thailand is not the only country in southeast Asia with stunning beaches. Malaysia has dozens of tiny islands on both the east and west coasts that rival the beauty of southern Thailand. Plus, the best Malaysia beaches have the added advantage of being relatively unknown. One important fact to keep in mind when planning a trip to any Malaysian beach is the monsoon season – do not visit the east coast of Malaysia between November and March, unless you like rain. Lots of rain. August month is the best time to visit in malaysia.

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Petronas Twin Towers

Scuba diving

Malaysia is a famous scuba diving destination, with teeming reefs and sunken islands that attract plenty of megafauna, including schooling hammerheads and rare whale sharks. There are dive sites all over the country, but the finest lie around the islands of Sipadan and Layang Layang, offshore from Sabah in East Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur Attractions

Kuala Lumpur is Southeast Asia’s youngest capital and one of the most economically successful after Singapore. A developing metropolis, Malaysia’s city centre is constantly experiencing rampant development and features a few insipid structures. Yet it manages to trump these architectural letdowns with ingenious urban wonders like the Petronas Twin Towers and Menara KL.

There’s a fair bit of greenery here, from the Lake Gardens and Taman Titiwangsa sanctuaries in the city centre to the wider expanses of Templar Park and the cool hill station of Genting Highlands, less than an hour away. A typical KL tour starts off at the colonial core around Merdeka Square and the Chinatown enclave followed by a trip to the warren of plank board passages of Chow Kit Market and the Muzium Negara in the south.

The food in Malaysia is diverse and world class

Malaysia is well known for it’s food. In fact Penang is often labelled the city with the best food in Asia. A blend of cultures; Chinese, Malay, Indian, and European have created some absolutely stunning dishes. Malaysian food typically isn’t as spicy as cuisines from other south east Asian countries, and there is a wider variety. Also, as a very developed nation, Malaysia offers up any type of food you could ever want – so if you are craving pizza, you can find it.

Langkawi island

Located off Malaysia’s northwestern coast in the Andaman Sea, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands boasting picturesque beaches, rainforest, mangroves and forest-clad mountains. In recent years, resorts, hotels, restaurants and other tourist facilities have developed in Langkawi, offering visitors the opportunity to experience the archipelago’s exceptional natural beauty.

Peninsula island

The east coast of the peninsula (Tioman Island, Terengganu, Redang Island and the Perhentian Islands) will be enjoying plenty of sunny dry days, along with perfect sea conditions for snorkelling and diving. This is considered peak season and so visitor numbers are at their highest during this month. The west coast islands (Penang, Langkawi & Pangkor Islands) will be experiencing hot and humid conditions, along with heavy downpours but these are usually short lived and can bring a welcome relief to the humidity.

Penang Holidays

Penang hotels lie in the bustling colonial town of Penang, the oldest British settlement in Malaysia. The hotels in Penang may be modern, but the streets are steeped in history, and the capital Georgetown is full of quaint colonial buildings contrasted with vast shopping malls. Many of the hotels in Penang look out over the palm-fringed beaches, for snorkelling and stretching out on the sand, but the more adventurous can explore the jungles and paddy fields nearby, or hit the pubs and all-night coffee houses after-hours. Linked to the mainland by the world’s third longest bridge, Penang holidays offer a unique taste of Asia’s colonial past, with a modern Malaysian flavour.

Cameron Highlands

Providing a cool escape from the heat of the lowlands, the Cameron Highlands in the Titiwangsa Mountains are one of Malaysia’s oldest tourist destinations. Developed with an English garden charm, this beautiful tableland offers lush scenery, colorful flower farms, tea plantations, forests, lakes, wildlife and outdoor recreation.

Wildlife tour in Gunung Mulu National Park

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Vacations at peninsula beaches

A former haunt of headhunting tribes, Gunung Mulu National Park is a World Heritage site, thanks to the most extensive cave system in the world. Five caves are open to the general public, and many more can be explored by caving expeditions. You can also trek along a former headhunters’ trail and climb to the razor-sharp limestone outcrop known as the Pinnacles.

Visit to Rainforests

Traverse Malaysia’s stunning rainforests and jungles. Templar Park, 22km (14 miles) north of Kuala Lumpur, is a well-preserved tract of primary rainforest. Jungle paths, swimming lagoons and waterfalls lie within the park boundaries.

Keh Lok Si Temple

Once a Year celebration of the Chinese New Year, Keh Lok Si Temple make it a special occasion by lighten up with more than 10,000 lights not only for decoration but also with a special ritual for those whom like to pledge or donate to a noble cause.

Accommodations in malaysia

Aldy Hotel, Melaka: Aldy Hotel is situated in centre of Melaka Town next to the Police Station and opposite the Architecture Museum of Malaysia. It is painted in red along with the other famous historical structures and landmarks in the Dutch Square. It is located within a few minutes walk from the Stadthuys, Clock Tower, Christ Church St Paul Hill, A’Famosa, Jonker Walk, Mahkota Parade. This 3* botique hotel has a rooftop jacuzzi where you could relax yourself after a long day of walking and eating. There is wireless internet access in the hotel.

Prince Hotel & Residence, Kuala Lumpur: Looking for unsurpassed luxury in the heart of summer? Look no further than the futuristic and elegant Prince Hotel & Residence of Kuala Lumpur. The Prince is a luxurious, internationally famous 5 star hotel and residence located in the Golden triangle, right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Offering numerous amenities including; free internet, free parking and lavishly luxurious rooms, the Prince is the p%MCEPASTEBIN%rime choice of accommodation for many clever tourists who want the best from their visit to Kuala Lumpur without breaking the bank.

Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa: Be happy with the hotel especially considered popular for best accommodations and amenities offers best room packages at USD 200 a night. The hotel is very old but they have done fabulous job refurbishing it. Get very attentative service – staff would walk over to help you press the lift, be engaging in pool spports activities. Enjoy one of biggest breakfast bufet select ive seen in asia.

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