Vacation Rentals in Malaysia

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Malaysia: an exotic destination in Asia, where resorts abound, the wildlife is different, eating is divine, and activities range from kite flying to diving. And Malaysia vacation rentals can be just as exotic as the surroundings, what are you waiting for?

Malaysia Dining

If you are seeking exotic cuisine, look no further than Malaysia vacation rentals. Malaysia’s cuisine is threefold: Malay, Indian, and Chinese in makeup. The venue of eating does not necessarily point to the quality of the food: the food offered at a stall can easily be as great tasting as in an exclusive Malaysian restaurant. Cuisine choices can even change during one of the many festivals in Malaysia. For meat lovers, try the skewered satay, while local fruits such as coconuts, mangoes, durians and rambutans also please the palate. Your plate may be made from a fruit product – banana leaves are a common serving plate. Your taste buds will be changed forever in Malaysia!

Vacation Hot Spots in Malaysia

Get a very clear taste of the interior of Malaysia through vacationing in the Cameron Highlands. It’s set up for hiking into the jungle, with several trails to choose, and enjoy viewing the tea plantations. Many colonial British architectural structures remain. Explore the two Buddhist cave temples in the city of Ipoh, where one includes a turtle pond and a vegetarian restaurant. Kota Bharu is brimming with action in the Kelantan State Cultural Center, with demonstrations such as kite making and the martial art known as silat.

Catch the vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur, quite cosmopolitan but retaining tradition as well in the Colonial District. Culture in KL includes the month-long celebration of Colours of Malaysia, and the ethnic neighborhoods. Nightlife embraces the markets on the streets lit by lantern along with stylish cafes and great eating experiences. You can’t miss the Petronas Twin Towers skybridge. Melaka, or Malacca, is considered to be a very historical city, and gained recognition as a trading port. Visit the wall remains of the Portuguese fort A’Famosa, and the replica of the Melaka Sultanate Palace for a peek into Malay kingdom life.

Langkawi is graced with both beaches and tropical forests. Take a boat ride among the mangrove trees, and discover a number of animals such as the sea eagle and macaque monkeys. The varied colors of tropical fish can be seen off of the coral island of Pulau Payar. Pangkor island is a tropical getaway, and the private island of Pangkor Laut offers unique vacation rentals for visitors: perhaps you’d like to stay in a luxury villa on stilts overlooking the Strait of Malacca, or in a wilder location in the jungle.

Penang is a well-recognized attractive resort area of Malaysia, including the famous Batu Ferringhi beach area, having exclusive vacation properties along with as a myriad of activities including windsurfing. Georgetown, on Penang Island, mixes cultures of Indian, Chinese, and Malay together, with British influence. The Eastern and Oriental Hotel is a premier landmark, and you can also see the ornate Chinese clan house of Khoo Kongsi.

Redang Island has tempting white sand beaches that stretch for long ways, and the entire archipelago is where water aficionados can view more than seven thousand varieties of tropical fish and magnificent coral reef.

On the island of Borneo are two states of Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak. Ecotourism is at its peak in Sabah, from the highest mountain in all of Southeast Asia, to the depths of the South China Sea. A number of tribes occupy regions in Sabah. Sarawak is made up of rainforests, mostly traversed by rivers, and caves. See wildlife like orangutans and flying squirrels, and visit the Mulu Caves, rivaling caves around the world as the most extensive. Your vacation rental could be a longhouse for a short stay.

Experienced divers can partake in superior diving along the small island of Sipadan, including a 2,000-foot underwater drop off. Off of the South China Sea, the Terengganu coast is a rare place where leather back turtles choose to lay eggs. In the second half of the year, pink lotus flowers cover the surface of Lake Chini, and don’t miss the shadow puppet shows here and in other areas. Tioman Island has a strong reputation as a beautiful island, featured in the film “South Pacific.” Mountains are located in the interior of the island, featuring the dragon horn formation, while its beaches and waterfalls have beauty and clarity of water.

Vacation in Malaysia cheaply

If you want to vacation in Malaysia affordably, Malaysia vacation rentals really are your answer! No matter what vacation hot spots in Malaysia you're traveling to, private accommodations -- not hotles -- are the way to go.

Sites and tours to see

Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur
Trishaw rides along Heritage Trail in Penang
Sarawak caves
Sepilok orangutan rehabilitation center
National Parks
Butterfly farm in Teluk Bahang
Golf tours
Eastern and Oriental Hotel in Georgetown
Khoo Kongsi clan house in Georgetown
Sultan Abdul Samad Building in Kuala Lumpur