Top 3 Beautiful Coastal Cities not to Miss out on When Visiting Malaysia


The Langkawi Islands comprise 99 islands located in the Andaman Sea. There are wonderful beaches, high-end resorts and many activities associated with nature. Langkawi is a tax-free island, with many types of goods. Shops in Kuah Town and at Langkawi International Airport are the best places to go shopping.

The highlight of Langkawi is the natural and quiet space. In addition, Langkawi Island also has limestone caves open between a tropical jungle. Many interesting things are waiting for visitors, you can sail through the mangroves or enjoy the fun when feeding eagles, exploring the rainforest or making a trip through the jungle.

You can walk to Seven Wells (Telaga Tujuh) and swim in the fresh mountain lakes. A cable car system leads to Mount Gunung Mat Cincang at 700 meters. While taking a cable car, visitors will have a chance to see the islands and neighboring Thailand.

Langkawi is a good place to sail year-round, and you can make trips to the sea with luxury motorboats or sailing boats to watch the sunset. Of which, Pantai Cenang, Burau Bay, Pantai Kok and Pantai Datai are the best beaches. Besides the world-class resorts such as The Datai and The Andaman. In addition, there are also bungalows for visitors with modest rents.

Johor Bahru

Johor Bahru is located at the southern gateway to Peninsular Malaysia, connecting with Singapore by road and by rail. It’s not as crowded and bustling as Kuala Lumpur, or ancient Malacca. 

This place has a unique appeal to tourists by the ordinary features of a bustling industrial city. Do not overwhelm visitors by the skyscrapers like in Kuala Lumpur, nor do visitors have to admire the ancient ruins, associated with a history of ups and downs of old buildings in Malacca.

In Johor Bahru, visitors can find the leisure but also very dynamic pace of life in an industrial capital city which is strongly developing. Taking on the important role of Malaysia's economic development, Johor Bahru makes it easy for people to feel part of the land where they are, with close intimacy.

Stop in Johor Bahru, you can visit the Sultan Abu Bakar Church - considered one of the most beautiful mosque of this country. In addition, there are other highlights such as Saltan Abu Bakar Royal Palace, City Hall of mayor, Orchid Valley, ...

Kota Kinabalu

If you want to find a friendly city with beaches, beautiful tranquil islands with pristine coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and Kinabalu peak at over 4,095 meters, Kota Kinabalu, the capital of the state Sabah, one of the two states in eastern Malaysia, is an ideal destination.

Kota Kinabalu has a diverse ecosystem, longstanding culture and vibrant urban life. It takes just over an hour to fly from Kuala Lumpur capital to Kota Kinabalu. Cool air with the sea atmosphere will blow away the summer heat. The beaches are pristine and the islands are located in the middle of the blue sea with white sand beach services to serve all the needs of tourists such as surfing, balloon, scuba diving, ...

This place owns the most beautiful beaches on the planet, according to CNNgo. Especially, on the very few islands, there are not even street vendors, only few clean and neat restaurants. Beach chairs and tables are available for guests to enjoy both food and drink. Visitors come here a lot but they keep the beach clean.

Do not miss a seafood dinner at the city's largest night market right on the beach. Only about RM20 per person (nearly 6 USD), in front of you there will be delicious baked crabs, shrimp, squid .... With cool beer bottles next to relatives or friends, you must have unforgettable memories in Kota Kinabalu.

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