Perhentian Kecil, an island off the east coast of Malaysia is a must visit when you are in South East Asia. Why? Because the island is simply stunning with a beautiful beach, a crystal clear sea, beautiful corals, a few chalets, a few local restaurants / bars, some wooden huts and it’s not overcrowded.
Not the chance to spent days in the jungle to try to find the wild orang utans? This is your best chance to see them in their natural habitat, go visit the Semenggoh Rehabilitation Center near Kuching, Borneo. In this centre, 27 Orang Utans roam free in an area of 450 Hectares.
Chow Kit, only 3 Monorail stops from the busy and touristy Bukit Bintang area. But when you arrive in Chow Kit it will feel you are miles away from the modern city. Only the view of the twin towers will remind you of still being in Kuala Lumpur.
Ladies Night in Kuala Lumpur. Oh how I miss those nights with the girls! Most people won’t believe it when you tell them that girls can drink for free on the bar street during weekdays. But it is true, and here is the list with the bars, times and drinks every bar offers for free.
In my opinion, Bako National Park is one of the most beautiful national parks I have ever seen. It is easy to reach from Kuching and because of the small size (it is one of the smallest national parks in Borneo) you get to see a lot of wildlife. You can either go for a day trip to the park or stay a night in the basic chalets.
Sipadan, a tiny island on the east coast of Borneo is rated as one of the best dive spots in the world. We were there to see it with our own eyes and yes, diving at Sipadan is incredibly beautiful! Read in this post about the dive sites, where to stay and how to get to these incredible dive spots.
Kuching, the capital of Sarawak, the biggest state in Malaysian Borneo, is a perfect base to explore the relativly nearby national parks. Besides that, Kuching is for most of the travellers the starting point of their Borneo adventure as Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines and Malindo Air have frequent flights to Kuching.
Doing your Open Water dive course in Malaysia can be as cheap as doing it in Thailand. Only the Malaysian islands are less crowded (still plenty of beach parties and bars) and the reefs are generally better. So why not doing it in Malaysia?