Malaysia's largest state offers an inquisitive tourist a wealth of attractions – from national parks and wildlife sanctuaries to nature reserves and mysterious caves. It is home to the Mulu National park recognized by UNESCO as the world's heritage site in 2000. Colonial architecture reflecting Sarawak's past is best in Kuching, while Batang Ai is the place to head for Iban longhouses and rich culture of the tribe.
Streets of Melaka ooze its historical charm. One of the most important trading ports in the country, Melaka had wide contacts with foreign powers and architecture, cultural and culinary traditions of the state bear pronounced influence of the Portugese, Dutch and English which blend in harmony with royal glory of Malay sultanate.
Rompin sits in the southeastern corner of Pahang, the largest state of the peninsula, and attracts tourists with a tropical paradise of Tioman island. Another major attraction is the Endau-Rompin National Park thriving with great variety of flora and fauna species. Located on the seaside, Kuala Rompin is a gateway to both the island and the park.
Coffee lovers, that's where you have to check first while in Malaysia. There are several coffee farms in Tenom but it is not just coffee that draws visitors here. Padas river is the prime destination for white water rafting and an important annual Murut community festival, Pesta Kalimaran, is held in Tenom on March, 31, celebrating the unique culture of this ingenious group.
Every year, Malaysia chooses several states and destinations to promote tourism through year-long campaigns putting into focus the most striking, unique and authentic experiences on offer in certain locations. Here are 4 destinations of 2019.