Beautiful Coastal Cities not to Miss out on When Visiting Malaysia

Each coastal city has its own characteristics so sometimes when you love the beauty of a place, you just want to come to hear the sound of the sea. Malaysia is no exception, especially the five beautiful coastal cities below.

Kuala Terengganu

This is a lovely long beach resort with smooth sand, which is about 500km north-east of Kuala Lumpur. The beautiful mosque floating on the blue sea, attracted a lot of visitors.

If you travel from Kuala Lumpur, you only need 50 minutes. The place is beautiful thanks to the long coastline covered with beautiful white sandy beaches with warm and clear blue water. Among the islands here, Redang, Kapas, Perhentian Kecil, Perhentian Besar and Tenggol are the favorite destinations.

Most special place is Redang with many great diving sites, magnificent and gorgeous coral reefs, around them are surprisingly diverse marine life. Sea lovers, nature lovers and those who is looking for a perfect holiday should go to Tanjung Jara - a resort designed in the style of an ancient Malayan castle.

Despite offshore oil and gas exploration activities, life in Terengganu still has no haste, as in some other Malaysian states. In the middle of May and September, tourists often gather in Rantau Abang (about 60km south of Kuala Terengganu) to see giant leatherback turtles laying eggs. There are so many giant turtles, even some can be 2m long and 375kg weight.


Penang was voted one of the top 10 most attractive street food in Asia. Therefore, travelling to Malaysia, you can not ignore Penang - capital of food in Malaysia, always busy from 17h till 5am the next morning.

Penang is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, formerly one of the most important islands on the Malacca Straits, occupied by British colonists quite early.

Today, Penang has become an intersection of many different cultures such as Malays, Chinese, Indian and Thai. If you are a vegetarian, you should visit Gurney Drive, an unforgettable place to visit Penang Island. In there, Asam Laksa noodles with broth made from fish and sour soup.

The hot noodles, harmonious taste of sour, spicy, salty, sweet, ranked 7th in the list of 50 most attractive dishes in the world ranked by CNN Travel. Not only famous for its good food, Penang also has admirable architecture. Some of the highlights are: Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang Hill, Tanjung Bungah, Pinang Peranakan Museum, Penang Bridge, ...

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