From iconic mountain climbs to once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounters, Malaysia offers some of the world’s most incredible travel experiences.
There are several standouts that will stay with you long after savouring your final nasi lemak. Here are seven of the best to add to your itinerary:
1. Summit Mt Kinabalu
Rising a whopping 4095 metres above the jungles of Sabah, Mt Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia, and offers one of the region’s most popular hikes. The dramatic climb through an array of incredibly diverse ecosystems is typically completed over two days, with hikers overnighting in a mountain hut before making the final push to the summit in time for sunrise. On the way down, you can opt to take the world’s highest via ferrata route, which was fully repaired following the 2015 earthquake.
2. Hang out with orangutans
There are few wildlife experiences more life changing than seeing a fuzzy orange orangutan swinging through the jungles of Borneo or Sumatra.