Everybody loves a vacation; from your 6-year-old neighbour to your 70-year-old grandmother. The only thing that can make a vacation better, is if your best friend is right next to you for the adventure.
Here, we have compiled a short list of unique things you can do in Malaysia with your BFF that will leave you both wanting and coming back for more!
1. Rainbow Waterfall, Sungai Lembing, Pahang
Are you and your best friend the adventurous type? If so, this destination is perfect for the both of you.
Malaysia has quite a few waterfalls to boast about, however, Rainbow Waterfall sets itself apart due to its ever-present rainbow. And moreover, the view of the rainbow right at the edge of the waterfall as it melts into the rocks below is truly breathtaking. If the mesmerising destination isn’t enough to get you there, maybe the idea of driving a 4WD and jungle trekking with your best friend will be. The natural waterfall is hidden deep within the hills of Sungai Lembing, which is easily accessed by a 4WD that you can easily rent at a local transportation agency, or if you would rather go at a calmer pace, just a short hike is needed to get you there.
The journey itself takes about an hour, so what are you waiting for? Book a trip today!
2. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman Glass Temple, Johor Bahru
Next on our list is a temple that has made its way on to the Malaysian Book of Records for being the first, and most importantly, only glass temple in the country. Malaysia is a melting pot of culture and religion, which has allowed its people the luxury to witness beliefs and ways that are different to their own. Arulmigu Sri Rajakaliamman glass temple is one of the oldest Hindu temples in Johor Bahru and its unique look has driven hordes of locals and tourists alike to its doors.
If you and your BFF enjoy art, this temple will not disappoint. With gorgeous murals that depict social and racial harmony to the 10 gold finished statues that adorn the front of the building, the architecture and artwork alone could keep you there for hours.
The temple is located in a very accessible part of town, with car and coach parking provided. It is open to tourists from 1-5pm daily.
3. Kuching Cat Museum, Kuching, Sarawak
Are you looking to get some fun Insta-worthy selfies in during your trip? Well, look no further than the Cat Museum. One of their main attractions includes a mummified cat from Egypt! Yes, we have a Cat Museum in a city called Kuching – which translates to Cat in English. Of course, the city was most probably not named after Cats but it’s still fun word play.
Although the city is naturally called Cat city, there’s no need to fear, as the city itself is not completely populated by cats. There are however, many cat memorabilia sold around this city, such as cat posters, toys, pictures and anything cat that you could think of.
Entrance to the museum, as well as parking is free, however, there are small charges imposed to visitors when taking pictures with certain exhibits around the museum.
4. Kek Lok Si, Air Itam, Penang
Remember how we said that Malaysia is a melting pot of culture and religion? Another example of that can be seen in one of our other famous temples.
Kek Lok Si is a Buddhist Temple that faces the sea and is located at Air Itam on Penang Island. Construction on the initial parts of the complex of temples first started in 1890, giving this spot a long and unique history.
In addition to that, this attraction is perfect for art and history buffs. Thisis due to the temple’s main attraction, a seven story Pagoda of Rama or Pagoda of ten thousand Buddhas. Besides this, the complex of temples also boasts a 120ft tall bronze statue of Kuan Yin, the Goddess of mercy.
If you’re lucky, you might even be in town during one of the many Chinese festivals that the temple annually hosts!
5. Durian Buffet, SS2, Selangor
Last but not least, a durian buffet! Are you looking for a truly local travel experience? Well then you can’t leave the country without having our famous King of Fruits! You’ve seen it on TV and online, celebrities taking a bite out if this creamy and custard-like fruit and subsequently, gagging. We’ll admit, the Durian fruit is definitely not for the weak of heart, due to its foul odour, but for us Malaysians, we can’t imagine a more delectable fruit.Think about all the fun you and your bestie would have challenging yourselves to eat a Durian buffet, and hey who knows? You might enjoy it, if not, most importantly, you’d certainly love the experience!
The Durian buffet at SS2 in Selangor is one of the largest in the country. It serves up Durians buffet style during the Durian season and charges by the kilo when it’s not. No matter when or where you go, above all, you’ll be sure to have a wide selection of this amazing fruit everywhere you look in Malaysia.
There you have it guys, finally, a list of random and unique things you can do with your best friend in Malaysia. However, this is definitely not the end of it; as Malaysia has a variety of things to offer our tourists because after all, Malaysia is Truly Asia.