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Flights from Malaysia

Did you know that one of the world’s largest flowers can be found in Malaysia? Some species of the Rafflesia flower can weigh up to 10 kilograms and is native to the Malaysian state of Sabah. However, it’s not just greenery that marks Malaysia, as the country’s bustling cities and religious sites also provide memorable experiences for tourists. There is so much to do in Malaysia, so make sure you don’t miss out on any of the following:

Batu Caves

In Selangor, you can find the Batu Caves, which bear very high religious significance to the Hindus in Malaysia and is a key site where Thaipusam is celebrated. During this festival, you’ll see waves of devout Hindus seeking the blessings of their gods by humbly carrying what is known as kavadis, or items of burdens, which take the form of colourful structures supported by piercings through their bodies. Following a long flight of stairs, the three caves open for your viewing are the Temple Cave, Dark Cave, and Art Gallery Cave, each with their own characteristics. Erected in front of the caves is a tall Golden figure of Hindu god, Murugan. Rock climbing is also common in the vicinity.

Nepenthes Garden

The Nepenthes Garden, located in Mesilau, is the much cherished home of many unique plants. One of the highlights of the area is the pitcher plant, which includes the uncommon Nepenthes Rajah, the king pitcher and the species that gives the garden its name. With a 2-litre cavity, these amazing plants have been known to behave more like carnivores, eating even rats! If you’re lucky enough, you can catch a glimpse of the Nepenthes Rajah having its meal. Apart from plant life, various species of insect and reptiles can also be spotted in the area.

Perhentians

The Perhentian Islands lie on the east coast of Malaysia and is one of the country’s best relaxation spots with its clean white beaches. Snorkelling is one of the big draws of the islands, where you can see various species of turtles, sharks, corals and fishes.

If you’re looking for your next destination, consider the following countries:

Indonesia

Indonesia is the southern neighbour of Malaysia and the home of many important mosques. In Central Jakarta, you can find the Istiqlal Mosque, which is the largest in South East Asia and can accommodate up to 120,000 worshippers at once. The Baiturrahman Great Mosque in Aceh survived the 2004 tsunami that hit the city, remaining almost perfectly intact. Finally, the Al-Irsyad Mosque is located in West Java and is one of the newer mosques that has won global awards for its unique architecture.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is only a 3 to 4 hour flight away from Malaysia. It is famous for its shopping, with people flooding to places such as Tsim Sha Tsui, Shanghai Street and Sham Shui Po to do so. You can also have some family fun at the world renowned Disneyland Hong Kong.

New Zealand

To experience another part of the world, visit New Zealand where you can experience tribal culture and epic scenery. Interact with the Maoris in the North Island and marvel at the amazing views of the Milford Sound, Lake Wanaka, Waitomo Caves and Moeraki Boulders in the South Island.  

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