4 Things to Do and Avoid When Visiting Malaysia

Matthew S shares the top 4 hits from his recent trip to Malaysia. As our first trip highlight from Asia, look for some really Fiiine Outings!

HIT ? Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu’s specialty lies in its location at a renowned World Heritage Site—Kinabalu Park. Nature lovers will be delighted to be able to witness the many variations of flora and fauna that are to be found on the mountain at different altitudes.

Mount Kinabalu, along with other upland areas of the Crocker Range is well-known worldwide for its tremendous botanical and biological species biodiversity with plants of Himalayan, Australasian, and Indo-Malayan origin.

A recent botanical survey of the mountain estimated a staggering 5,000 to 6,000 plant species (excluding mosses and liverworts but including ferns), which is more than all of Europe and North America (excluding tropical regions of Mexico) combined. It is, therefore, one of the world’s most important biological sites.

Standing majestically at 4,095m (13,435 feet above sea level), Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain between the Himalayas and New Guinea. Mount Kinabalu derives its name from the Kadazan word, ‘Aki Nabalu’, meaning ‘the revered place of the dead’. It is one of the safest and most conquerable peaks in the world—provided that you’re reasonably healthy and physically fit

HIT ? Miri Longhouse

Gua Longhouse Chalet Miri is a wonderful place to stay! Book in advance to ensure availability

HIT ? Petronas Towers

Towering over Kuala Lumpur these 88 story twin towers are an incredible sight! Definitely worth seeing on your trip to Malaysia. For more information visit the website here.

HIT ? Scuba Diving in Kota Kinabalu

Make sure you find a reputable guide in Kota Kinabalu. It is a wonderful way to spend a day enjoying the amazing sea life KK has to offer!

Thank you, Matthew, for sharing your experience in Malaysia! These definitely look like some Fine Outings!

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