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BAMBA EXPERIENCE > BACKPACKING IN MALAYSIA
BACKPACKING IN MALAYSIA
Backpacking in Malaysia
Backpacking in Malaysia
Backpacking in Malaysia is becoming popular very quickly. Bordering Thailand in the South, backpackers may be forgiven for overseeing backpacking in Malaysia. Make no mistake though, as backpacking in Malaysia is rapidly growing in reputation. Sandwiched between Thailand and Singapore, Malaysia is now growing ever more popular with backpackers doing the classic Bangkok - Singapore (and vice versa) route.
Backpacking in Malaysia is not complete without the island of Penang, which is an attractive backpacking destination because of its beautiful beaches. Georgetown is a historic city called which flourished under British Colonial rule and is home to a smorgasbord of ethnicities and cultures that gave birth to a unique and delicious cuisine. Its not uncommon for backpackers to end up hanging around a few days longer than they had planned.
Melaka, is a favourite for backpackers as it is incredibly rich in history. Once the most important trading post between East and West, Melaka fell under Portuguese control, then switched to Dutch rule, before finally becoming part of the British Empire. Backpacking in Malaysia has grown here recently due to its convenient location, lying between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Although only 150 years old and lacking in historical importance, Kuala Lumpur makes up through modern shopping malls and highways, and cosmopolitan ambience. It’s a great place for Backpacking in Malaysia and backpackers often hang around for a few days to visit the Petronas Towers, Chinatown and Little India.
Asia’s best kept secret is arguably Backpacking in Malaysia in Borneo. Not too commercialized, backpackers keep this area well monitored under their radar. The states of Sabah and Sarawak make up East Malaysia and they are blessed with natural wonders that are perfect backpacking activities. From hiking Mount Kinabalu, South East Asia’s highest mountain, to jungle explorations to see wild Orang Utans, to world class Scuba diving and snorkeling. It’s no wonder that East Malaysia’s reputation as a popular Backpacking in Malaysia destination is growing rapidly.