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50 Top Places To Visit in Singapore and Malaysia

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This August has quite a few public holidays, taking two or three days off from work would be enough for a week-long vacation. It’s the ideal time to capitalize on that paid leave and head out to any nearby holiday destinations like Singapore and Malaysia. With the flight from Mumbai to Singapore being around 4 and a half hours, it would make for an ideal quick vacation destination. Visited by almost 10 million tourists every year; its small size does not limit it from being a massive tourist destination. There are many places to visit in Singapore and Malaysia that will make your weekend beyond perfect. Singapore is a cultural kaleidoscope and is bustling and energetic to its very core. Singapore and Malaysia have a lot more to offer, we will first start with Singapore.

Here is the short Brief of places you must visit in Singapore.

SL.No5 Places to visit in SingaporeAttraction's
1Universal StudiosMagical movie world
2The Underwater World OceanariumLong acrylic tunnel
3Jurong Bird ParkAll Star Bird Show
4The Singapore FlyerSpectacular panoramic view of the downtown
5ZoukPulsating dance floors

Here’s our pick of top places you must visit when you’re in Singapore:

1. Universal Studios:

Set foot into the magical movie world and relive your favourite flicks by visiting the numerous movie-themed attractions. One of the most sought-after tourist places to see in Singapore, the Universal Studios is a man-made wonder that attracts tourists from all over. These studios depict the A to Z of the film components, that makes it one of the Singapore’s famous places.

Universal Studio Singapore Entrance Globe - Must See Places in Singapore and Malaysia

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Singapore Changi Airport is 26-27 km approximately away from the Universal Studios. It will take you 25-30 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 10 am to 6 pm every day.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 6,000- 8,000 approximately for two people.

2. The Underwater World Oceanarium:

How does venturing down to the greatest depths of the ocean sound? You can do this here while sitting in a moving travellator which takes you through an 83-meter long acrylic tunnel.

Featuring different kinds of water animals, right from the enormous whales to the tiny clown fish, the Underwater World Oceanarium is a wonderful sight to witness. One of the most famous places to visit in Singapore, this Oceanarium is a must-visit for both children and adults alike.

The Underwater World Oceanarium

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Singapore Changi airport is approximately 28-29 km away from the Oceanarium. It will take you 25-30 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 10 am to 7 pm every day.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 2,500-3,000 approximately for two people as an entrance fee.

3. Jurong Bird Park:

Could you ever imagine seeing over 6000 species of birds in the same park? Visit the largest Bird Aviary in the Asia-Pacific and get the chance to. Also, don’t forget to check out the word class “All Star Bird Show”.

The Jurong Bird Park is one of those places in Singapore that is perfect for all the animal lovers. It gives a great opportunity to the photographers and bloggers to capture the best of the city.

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Jurong Bird Park

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Singapore Changi airport is approximately 39-40 km away from the Park. It will take you 30-40 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 8:30 am to 6 pm every day.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 2,500-3,000 approximately for two people as entrance fee.

4. The Singapore Flyer:

Want to see the entire Singapore skyline in all its grandeur? Hop onto the Singapore Flyer for a 30-minute ride which will ensure you the most spectacular panoramic view of the downtown skyscrapers.

The Singapore Flyer

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Singapore Changi airport is approximately 19-20 km away from the Flyer. It will take you 20-25 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 8:30 am to 10:30 pm every day.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 2,500-3,500 approximately for two people as an entrance fee.

6. Zouk:

For all the nocturnal beings out there, Zouk is a must visit. A series of pulsating dance floors, filled with hipsters and party lovers showing off their seasoned moves make zouk the heart of the action. Zouk brings life to the city of Singapore by bringing together all the people from various platforms, making it one of the famous places in Singapore So if you’re looking to paint the town red, you better not miss this spot.

Zouk - Singapore

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Singapore Changi airport is approximately 19-20 km away from the Zouk. It will take you 20-25 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 6 pm to 2 am.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 2,500-3,500 approximately for two people.

If you still don’t feel like going back home, why not extend your vacation by catching a 1-hour flight to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). Malaysia is one of the few places in the world where nature peacefully co-exists with numerous man-made marvels. There are tons of places to see in Malaysia that attract tourists from all over the world. Singapore and Malaysia trip come together as a set, and you would not regret doing this!

6. Gardens by the Bay

An astonishing horticulture spot, Gardens by the Bay makes an incredible Place to Visit in Singapore. Spread in an area of 101 hectares with innumerable vertical gardens, and shaped into the country’s national flower, Miss Joaquim, it is a brilliant sight to behold indeed.

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  • Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Discover the beautiful Bay East Garden, look around the Supertree Grove, and watch the cascading waters of World’s Tallest Indoor Waterfall, located at Cloud Forest Dome
  • Operating Hours: Outdoor Garden- 5:00 am to 2:00 am & Conservatory and OCBC Skyway- 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 604.50 for adults and Rs. 403 for children

7. Night Safari Nocturnal Wildlife Park

A one of a kind wildlife park, Night Safari is superb Singapore Attraction which allows you to witness the exciting world of nocturnal beasts like Malayan Tapir, Civets, Leopards, Lions, Malayan Tiger and other animals, belonging to 130 different species.

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  • Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Wildlife safari along separate park trails, entertainment shows, educational programs etc.
  • Operating Hours: 7:30 pm to 12:00 am

8. Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands is a truly spectacular resort complex which boasts of myriad attractions, each one more wonderful than the other. These expressly include a luxury hotel, Marina Bay Sands Skypark, ArtScience Museum and a splendid canal running through a mall located in the premises.

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  • Attractions and Activities: Observation deck and infinity pool at Skypark, boating in the canal, theatres, visit the museum, skating rink, eat at restaurants, entertainment centres, shopping etc.
  • Operating Hours: Observation Deck timings- 9:30 am to 10:00 pm (Mon to Thurs) & 9:30 to 11:00 (Fri to Sun)
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Varies on the activity- Observation Deck entry fee is approx. Rs. 1,160 for adults and Rs. 860 for children

9. China Town

It won’t be a trip done right in Singapore if you do not visit China Town located here. Rife with enigmatic Chinese and other Asian cultures, goods, residential areas and temples, it offers many exciting Things to Do in Singapore, right from indulging in some gratifying street shopping, and laidback sightseeing to visiting cultural centres and eating heartily.

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  • Location: Outram district, Central Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Visit Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Red Dot Design Museum, Sri Mariamman Temple etc., shop for silk robes, paper lanterns and other Chinese products at China Town street market or Night Markets and relish Chinese dishes like roast duck, dim sums and laksa noodles.

10. Singapore Botanic Gardens

This 150 years old Singapore also happens to be one of the most peaceful, beautiful and the first site to be nominated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Aimed at protecting the wilder and natural aspect of the city, the park houses many beautiful trees and gardens that feel very soothing the eyes.

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  • Location: 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Visit the famous National Orchid Garden, stroll around and explore other beautiful sites such as Bonsai Garden, Eco-Lake or Eco-Garden
  • Operating Hours: 5:00 am to midnight
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Free except for National Orchid Garden which charges approx. Rs. 250 per adult

11. Sentosa Island

One of the most famous and the most luxurious of Singapore Attractions, Sentosa Island is a fun island resort developed for the sole purpose of recreation.

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  • Location: Off the southern coast of Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Activities like beach volleyball at Siloso Beach, kayaking, skim-boarding, and water sports at Wave House; visit Merlion statue, Underwater World, Fort Silioso and Universal Studios; explore beaches like Tanjong Beach and Palawan Beach

12. Singapore Zoo

Regarded as the best rainforest zoo in the world, Singapore Zoo is among the finest attractions of the city. Apart from the main attraction of the zoo, the white tigers, you can also find a variety of other animals including the Komodo dragon, parakeets, zebras, kangaroos, orangutans etc.

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  • Location: 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore
  • Operating Hours: 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 1,400 for adults and Rs. 900 for children

13. Clarke Quay

The erstwhile commercial centre of Singapore, Clarke Quay dates back to the 19th century. Today it is known for its myriad high-end restaurants, waterfront entertainment centres, trendy pubs and food vendors.

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  • Location: 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: River taxis, waterfront dining and entertainment zones, Zirca nightclub, historical bridges and landmarks like Merlion, G-Max reverse bungee, Hong San See Temple, Cannery anchor tenants and Civil Defence Heritage Gallery
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm

14. Orchard Road

With 22 malls and 6 shopping arcades, Orchard Road could be called as the ultimate shopping destination. Offering tourists the bliss of shopping for high-end designer products at various label stores, entertainment through movie theatres and Karaoke joints, and satisfying hunger through its many great restaurants, it forms a vital part of Singapore Tourism.

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  • Attractions and Activities: DFS Galleria, Emerald Hill Road, Ngee Ann City, Singapore Art Museum, Paragon, Fort Canning Park and Hilton Singapore

15. Raffles Hotel Singapore

Illustrating sublime neo-renaissance architecture, this 1887 built hotel in Singapore is also an iconic landmark where many celebrated personalities like Charlie Chaplin and Rudyard Kipling have stayed. However, Raffles Hotel is not just known for its Victorian styled balconies and beautifully adorned high ceilings, but also for the famous cocktail, Singapore Sling that originated here.

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  • Location: 1 Beach Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Appreciate the refined architecture of the building staying in one of the 6 genres of suites at this colonial building, with 14 differently themed restaurants, multiple shopping centres and Victorian styled halls

16. Merlion Park

The iconic statue of Merlion depicts the body of a mermaid which represents the ancient trade of Singapore that’s fishing and the head of a lion representing the original name of the city, ‘Singapura’ meaning Lion City. Overlooking the Marina Bay, Merlion Park is simply spectacular and makes for one of the top Things to Do in Singapore.

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  • Location: 1 Fullerton Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: River Cruise, photo-op, light and laser shows etc.
  • Operating Hours: Open 24 hours
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Free

17. Asian Civilisations Museum

Aimed to preserve and promote the culture and civilisation of Asian countries especially Singaporean, Asian Civilisations Museum features the unique amalgamation of various cultures including that of India, China and the South East Asian Islamic countries.

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  • Attractions and Activities: Exhibition of ideas, cultures, languages, traditions, folk tales etc. of different Asian countries.
  • Operating Hours: Sat-Thurs 10:00 am to 7:00 om & Fri 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Price varies from Rs. 100 to Rs. 1,200 depending upon the tour taken and if visiting alone or in a group

18. Little India

Little India is a splendid location in Singapore known for its Indian legacy, culture, temples, residential areas and shopping areas vending Indian products and dishes.

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  • Location: Little India, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Visit various Hindu temples such as Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple located here, enjoy lip-smacking Indian delicacies like tandoori dishes, masala ‘pull’ tea, and shop for Indian products like sarees, traditional Indian jewellery and spices

19. Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Showcasing brilliant life-like wax sculptures of various well-known personalities including that of Michael Jackson, Amitabh Bachchan, Mahatma Gandhi, David Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga, Barack Obama, Tom Cruise etc., Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Singapore offers one of the best experience to enjoy in the city.

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  • Location: 40 Imbiah Rd, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Discover wax figures of various world famous personalities, take pictures
  • Operating Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 am to 6:00 pm & Sat-Sun 10:00 am to 7:30 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 1,900 for adults and Rs. 1,400 for children

20. Trick Eye Museum

Another great place of interest in Singapore, Trick Eye Museum is a superb place to get some fun rolling with the various 3D artworks displayed here which create an unusual optical illusion.

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  • Location: Resorts World, 26 Sentosa Gateway #01-43/44, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: 3 Dimensional paintings, hyper-realistic illusions with engaging light and sound effects
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 1,260 for adults and Rs. 1000 for children

21. Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom

Making for a fabulous experience for tourists, especially families and kids, Butterfly Park and the Insect Kingdom spread a world of beautiful tropical creatures, lush greenery and lovely rainforests that are hard to forget soon.

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  • Location: 51 Imbiah Road, Sentosa
  • Operating Hours: Guided Tours at 2:00 pm & photo-op with the stars from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, Tue & Thurs Pupa Hanging at 4:00 pm, Sat & Sun Butterfly Releasing at 3:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 700 for adults & Rs. 450 for children

22. Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Perched atop Bukit Timah, the highest summit in Singapore, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve is a paradise for nature lovers. It is an ecological park where the native flora and fauna are sheltered and protected.

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  • Location: Hindhede Dr, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Trekking, nature walks, wildlife spotting- pythons, long-tailed macaques etc. and nature photography
  • Operating Hours: 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Free

23. Double Helix Bridge

Double Helix Bridge is a prominent structure in Singapore that attracts tourists in heavy numbers. Designed after Human DNA, this is the first curved bridge in the entire world and represents the DNA’s essence of ‘rebirth and growth’.

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  • Location: Marina Bay
  • Best Time to Visit: After sunset

24. Arab Street

One of the most authentic and humble neighbourhoods in Singapore, Arab Street offers a range of tourist attraction that from the aesthetically pleasing street art, exquisite mosques, tiny tea houses and narrow shopping lanes.

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  • Location: Arab Street, Singapore
  • Attractions and Activities: Visit Muslim Quarter, Masjid Sultan, Haji lane, Bussorah and Muscat Street, shop for indie products, Persian rugs, enjoy delicious street food and witness the creative street art

25. Ce La Vi Singapore

With a truly energetic ambience, vibrant setting and sumptuous drinks and food, Ce La Vi is a restaurant that surprisingly stands as one of the most popular and must-visit places in Singapore.

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  • Location: 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, Singapore
  • Operating Hours: 12:00 to 2:00 am
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 38,200 per night

26. Pulau Ubin

Letting you experience the Singapore of the 1960s, Pulau Ubin which is often referred to as the last village of the city, welcomes you with its rustic roads, untouched natural environs and swaying palm and coconut trees.

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  • Location: Island off northeastern part of Singapore mainland
  • Attractions and Activities: Changi Jetty, delicious seafood, charming natural surroundings etc.

Here’s our pick of the top must-see places in Malaysia:

Sl. No. Must See Places in MalaysiaDistance from Airport Operating Hours
1Putrajaya 33-34 km from Kuala Lumpur International AirportOpen 24/7
2Batu Caves70-72 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport6 am to 9 pm every day
3Genting Outdoor Theme Park105-108 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport10 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and 9 am to 6 pm on Sundays.
4Cameron Highland245-250 km from Kuala Lumpur International Airport8 am to 6 pm
5Melaka135-140 km from Kuala Lumpur International AirportOpen 24/7

27. Putrajaya

This district offers exquisitely landscaped lakes and botanical gardens which are guaranteed to leave you speechless. Also, get awed by the nine bridges which lead to this district and are all connected by a man-made river. Putrajaya is one of the famous places in Malaysia among the travellers.

Putrajaya

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 33-34 km away from the Putrajaya. It will take you 35-40 minutes approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open 24/7
  • Approximate cost for two: There is no entrance fee.

28. Batu Caves

After a strenuous climb of 272 steps, witness one the most beautiful Hindu shrines in the world, which also houses the world’s largest statue of Lord Murugan. This mystical place in the region of Malaysia is rated as the best place to visit in Malaysia by most of the travellers. The statue of Lord Murugan is a sight to behold!

Batu Caves

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 70-72 km away from the Batu Caves. It will take you 1-2 hours approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: The Batu Caves are open from 6 am to 9 pm every day.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 60-100 approximately for two people.

29. Genting Outdoor Theme Park:

One of the best outdoor theme parks in the world, Genting has something for everyone, whether you’re looking for a relaxing ride or an exhilarating adrenalin pumping rollercoaster, Genting has it all, with over 60 rides and attractions to choose from. This theme park in Malaysia is best suited for all the young travellers who intend to have some fun on their trip to the country. The Genting Outdoor Theme Park is one of the best places to visit in Malaysia for all the people who love adventurous rides and water-themed rides.

 

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 105-108 km away from the Genting. It will take you 1-2 hours approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 10 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9 am to 10 pm on Saturdays, and 9 am to 6 pm on Sundays.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 2,500-3,000 approximately for two people.

30. Cameron Highland

Head up to the tea plantations and experience the zen serenity of Cameron highland, the perfect place to find inner armistice, eat a traditional steamboat lunch and dinner, visit the flower and cactus plantations and feel at peace within. Exhibiting the natural beauty of Malaysia, the Cameron Highland is one of the most serene and calm places to see in Malaysia. With its peace and tranquillity, this place will transcend you to a different world of your own.

Cameron Highland

  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 245-250km away from the Cameron Highlands. It will take you 3-4 hours approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It is open from 8 am to 6 pm.
  • Approximate cost for two: It will cost you INR 100-150 approximately for two people as an entrance fee.

31. Melaka

For the culturally inclined, Melaka would be the closest you get to paradise. With architectural and cultural influences from the Spanish, Dutch, and Portuguese lineage, Melaka is a historical city. Melaka belongs to the category of the places to see in Malaysia, that will take you closer to the history. Melaka holds a special place among the places to visit in Malaysia.

Melaka

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  • Distance from Domestic Airport: The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is approximately 135-140 km away from the Melaka. It will take you 1-2 hours approximately to reach there.
  • Operating hours: It opens 24/7
  • Approximate cost for two: There is no entrance fee.

32. Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers are the iconic Malaysian monument which ranks among the most popular and the tallest buildings of the world. Visited by hundreds of thousand tourists each year, it is certainly one of the Best Places to Visit in Malaysia.

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  • Location: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Take a 360-degree tour of the tower from the garden below, photography, experience the thrill of walking on the sky bridge between the two towers at 42nd floor, shop or eat at the many stores and restaurants located here
  • Operating Hours: Tues- Sun 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Mon Closed
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 1,100

33. Langkawi Sky Bridge

At 410 feet in length, Langkawi Sky Bridge is the longest known free span bridge in the world, hanging at an altitude of 2,300 feet above the ground! Due to its curved design, the view that you get from here is simply ecstatic.

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  • Location: 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Breathtaking views of Mt. Cincang and tip of Telaga Tuluj from the top, a view of the lovely tropical forest and other unexplored realms of the island, an apt place for photography, cable car rides, and nature walks
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 85 for adults and Rs. 50 for children

34. Perhentian Islands

With pristine beaches, widespread coral reefs, myriad marine animals and endless water sports to enjoy, Perhentian Islands are one Place to Visit in Malaysia which indeed spell out ultimate fun for you.

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  • Location: Besut District, Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Go beach hopping, enjoy activities like kayaking, snorkelling, trekking and diving, relish fresh seafood

35. Menara KL Tower

Another famous structure in the country, Menara KL Tower is a telecommunication and broadcasting tower with an observation deck that provides a superb bird’s eye view of the city skyline.

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  • Location: No. 2 Jalan Punchak, Off Jalan P Ramlee, Kuala Lumpur 50250, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Enjoy the view of the entire city and eat at the world’s highest located McDonald’s here
  • Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 930 for adults and Rs. 750 for children

36. Aquaria KLCC

The largest aquarium in the world, Aquaria KLCC is a major Malaysia Attraction which draws hordes of tourists each day who come here to look at 5,000 freshwater marine animals sheltered here. These prominently include vibrant sea snakes, coral fishes, blue rays, tiger shark, seahorses and many more.

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  • Location: Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur 50088, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Explore the world of sea creatures
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 1,080 for adults and Rs. 900 for children

37. Bako National Park, Kuching

The oldest National Park in Sarawak, Bako National Park is a spectacular forested region spread in 2727 hectares of land. With 7 different rainforest eco-systems and several hiking trails that feature a plethora of wild animals like Long-tailed macaque monkeys, the Hairy-Nosed and the Small-Clawed Otters, plantain squirrel, monitor lizards etc., visiting this park is definitely the Best Thing to Do in Malaysia, especially for the nature lovers.

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  • Location: Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Hiking, nature photography, nature walks, wildlife spotting
  • Best Time to Visit: The Best Time to Visit Malaysia if you intend to visit Bako National Park is March to October since it rains heavily from November to February making it difficult to trek in this area

38. Georgetown

The capital city of Penang, Georgetown is a modern city which has impressively managed to conserve its past traditions and history. With attractive street murals adorning the walls, numerous Chinese shophouses and several buildings from the colonial era in the vicinity, Georgetown makes a splendid Malaysia Tourism spot.

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  • Location: North-eastern edge of Penang Island, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Penang Hill, Leong San Tong Khoo Mansion, Kek Lok Si Temple, Kapitan Kelling Mosque, Gurney Plaza, Khoo Kongsi

39. Sipadan Island

The only oceanic island in the entire country, Sipadan Island is a protected land well known as an idyllic place for a satisfying session of scuba diving alongside its huge school of fishes, turtles and corals.

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  • Location: Off the eastern coast of Sabah in the Celebes Sea
  • Attractions and Activities: Scuba diving, snorkelling, birdwatching, exploring the marine life, beach hopping, go for yachting etc.

40. Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si Temple is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia and also one of the most beautiful ones. Facing the sea, the temple located in Air Itam, Penang paints an extraordinary picture with its exquisite construction and beautiful façade.

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  • Location: Air Itam, Penang Island 11500, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Discover Chinese Buddhist culture, explore the beautiful architecture of the temple, relish the delectable food, witness the lovely bronze statue of Goddess Kuan Yin and turtle pond located here
  • Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Entry to the temple complex is free but a visit to the pagoda and the Inclined Lift are both chargeable at Rs. 35 each

41. Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu holds a prestigious position in Malaysia for being the highest mountain in South East Asia, standing at a staggering 4,096 m above sea level. With plenty of adventure possibilities and great biodiversity showcased here, it is among the favourite Tourist Places in Malaysia for trekkers, adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

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  • Location: Sabah, Borneo
  • Attractions and Activities: The Large congregation of flora and fauna, hiking trails at Mesilau Nature Resort and Timpohon Gate, and ample of opportunities for photography
  • Operating Hours: Open throughout the year
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Differs depending upon factors like guides, permit, trekking, park etc

42. Kilim Karst Geoforest Park

Showcasing a breath-taking extravaganza of nature’s best treats, this the ideal spot for all nature lovers to be, to witness the superb natural mangroves, limestone formations and a variety of flora and fauna including migratory birds, tree crabs, flying foxes, Bogak trees, many medicinal plants etc.

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  • Location: Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Witness the art of fishing done by the locals, freely swim in the river, explore the natural mangroves and limestone formations and look out for different animals and plant species
  • Operating Hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, however, early mornings are the best time to visit the park to experience the natural wonders at their peak beauty
  • Approximate Cost: Rs. 4,700 for hiring a private boat

43. Legoland

A unique and thrilling theme park based on the famous kids’ toys/ building blocks, Legoland is a great place for the whole family to have fun.

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  • Location: Iskandar Puteri, Johor Bahru 79250, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Behold the miniature Lego models of famous Asian monuments like the Taj Mahal and Angkor Wat at Mini-Land, enjoy thrilling rides and activities at Lego City and Water Park, and enjoy yummy food
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: 1 Day pass to the theme park starts at Rs. 3,200 for adults and Rs. 2,500 for children, with different passes and separate privileges at additional costs

44. Taman Negara

A haven for adventure seekers and nature lovers alike, Taman Negara offers a range of opportunities both in sightseeing and activities to its visitors. The natural surroundings of this place formed by the rainforest, a huge array of wildlife, waterfalls, caves etc. are simply gorgeous to behold.

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  • Location: Kuala Tahan, 27000 Kuala Tahan, Pahang, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Wildlife observation, birdwatching, fishing, jungle trekking, nature walks, rapid shooting, boating, waterfalls, eco-tours, canopy walks, cave exploring etc.
  • Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 17 for entry into the park- costs differ on the activities.

45. Gunung Mulu National Park

Gunung Mulu National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is considered one of the best-caving sites in Malaysia. It is famous for its dramatic caves and jagged limestone formations called Karst.

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  • Location: Sarawak, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: ancient caves formed by carved limestones, rich biodiversity with a wide range of flora and fauna, Mount Mulu the second highest peak in Malaysia is located here, activities like caving, waterfall expeditions, boating, trekking, nature walks and canopy walks
  • Operating Hours: Open throughout the year
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 510 for adults and Rs. 170 for children

46. Islamic Heritage Park

Known vehemently for its exquisite crystal mosque, Islamic Heritage Park is a newer addition in the long list of Malaysia Attractions. Apart from the remarkable crystal mosque, it showcases about 22 replicas of other famous Islamic structures from around the globe, a water wheel and a lovely paddle lake.

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  • Location: Terengganu, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Crystal Mosque, replicas of world-famous Islamic architectural marvels like Grand Mosque of Samara of Iraq, Kudus Al Minar of Indonesia, Aleppo Citadel of Syria etc., a paddle lake etc.
  • Operating Hours: Mon, Wed, Thurs – 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Fri to Sun- 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tue Closed
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Adults- Rs. 420 and children- 250

47. Sunway Lagoon Theme Park

Another great theme park in Malaysia, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is the address to unlimited fun and excitement for all age groups. It is divided into five sections viz. Water Park, Extreme Park Wildlife Park, Scream Park and Amusement Park, based on the different experiences you get there.

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  • Location: Petaling Jaya, near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Pleasure rides, water slides, enjoyable activities like Bunjee Jumping and Go Karting, fun experiences like that with Nights of Fright etc.
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 2,500 for adults and Rs. 2,000 for children

48. Sarawak Cultural Village

Famously known as the ‘living museum’, Sarawak Cultural Village is the best place to visit in Malaysia to get the feel of the original roots of the state and experience the rich culture and tradition of its people.

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  • Location: Jalan Pantai Damai, Kuching 93050, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Traditional huts, learn about the local lifestyle, interact with the natives, folk dance and music, authentic Malay cuisine, meet the aboriginal tribe, hike at Penan trail etc.
  • Operating Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Starting at Rs. 850 for adults and Rs. 420 for children per day

49. Tioman Island

A group of truly beautiful and engaging islands, Tioman Island is a popular tourist destination in Malaysia known for the wonderful opportunities for water activities that you get here.

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  • Location: Around 32km away from Pahang in the South China Sea
  • Attractions and Activities: Scuba diving, free diving, swimming, snorkelling, discovering white coral reef, exploring villages etc.
  • Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year except for monsoon season (October to February) when transportation facility is scarce
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 85 for entry to the island

50. Penang Hill

Famous hill resort in Malaysia, Penang Hill is a charming place with numerous colonial buildings that transport you back in time. The stunning display of flora and fauna, verdant plantations and blue hills, and the striking blue hills make it an arguably romantic destination favoured by honeymooners and couples.

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  • Location: Air Itam, about 6 km away from the city centre of Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
  • Attractions and Activities: Watch the sunrise or sunset, explore the natural beauty, relax etc.
  • Operating Hours: Throughout the day, but the scenery is more attractive in the morning hours
  • Approximate Cost per Person: Rs. 80 for train fare from Air Itam

Singapore and Malaysia are the most sought-after travel destinations among the travellers due to their budget-friendly places. Apart from the above-listed places, there are many places to visit in Malaysia and Singapore that will make your vacation memorable. However, if you are planning for a short trip, make sure you visit these places to tick these two destinations off your bucket list!

So what are you waiting for? Pack those bags and go on that vacation that you’ve been pushing forward for so long now. To learn more about holiday packages to Singapore and Malaysia go to www.thomascook.in

Suggested Read : 3 Day Itinerary For Singapore Travellers

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