Malaysia offers a range of activities suitable for all ages and tastes; from relaxing and picturesque beach resorts dotted along the coast, amusement and water parks as well as more adventurous activities like rock climbing or mountain biking which are ideal for families with older children. Malaysia caters for all and can even be travelled on a budget with package tours available from high street operators such as Flight Centre, Hayes & Jarvis, Kuoni and Trailfinders.
Several new and exciting theme parks have opened on the Malaysian peninsula over the last decade bringing to total to seven. One of which is only 15 minutes from the capital Kuala Lumpur: Lagoon Sunway is five astounding theme parks rolled into one, boasting a water park where families can relax in the lazy river or duck and dive in the wave pool, a scream park and a wildlife park complete with petting zoo, plus an amusement park.
Back in Kuala Lumpur, families can shop till they drop in the tallest towers in the world, the Petronas Towers, visit the brand new Heritage Park or get involved with the hands-on science exhibits at the Petrosains Discovery Centre.
Adventurous families can take a short flight from the mainland across to Borneo to rock climb, mountain bike and trek through the highland rainforest whilst tracking animal footprints or learn to dive in the depths of the South China Sea. Caving is also an increasingly popular and invigorating attraction found throughout Malaysia, where families can stroll amongst the stalactites and roosting bats.
Above ground, island-hopping is a great way to relax on the white sands on, for instance, Tioman Island. Children can snorkel in the shallows and meet the marine life at Redang Island or watch the enormous yet harmless water monitor lizards basking in the sun off the coast of Kota Kinabalu on Pulau Sapi.
For more information, please contact:
Flo Powell/Alicia Iglesias Cortes
Tel: 020 8877 4509/04
Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board works closely with the following companies offering packages to Malaysia: