1. Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu
Tasik Kenyir or Kenyir Lake is an artificial lake located in Hulu Terengganu, Terengganu, created in 1985 by the damming of the Kenyir River. It is the largest man-made lake in South East Asia with an area of 260,000 hectares.
How to get here from KL: Take the Tasik Kenyir Express (9am and 9pm) at Hentian Putra
2. Desa Dairy Farm, Kundasang, Sabah
Located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu, Desa Cattle Dairy Farm offers one of the most amazing scenery one could envision.
The real attraction here is the cattle farm, producing about 900,00 litres of milk per year. The farm is 199 hectars and most of the milking cows are Friesians, the highest milk producers of all cattle breeds.
How to get here: approx. 3-hour drive from Kota Kinabalu, located at the foothill of Mount Kinabalu.
3. Semporna, Sabah
Semporna is located at the tip of Semporna Peninsula around Lahad Datu Bay (also known as Darvel Bay), and is visited by tourists as a base for scuba diving or snorkelling trips to Pulau Sipadan (Sipadan Island), some 36 kilometres southeast of town.
How to get here: From Kota Kinabalu, take a 8~10-hour bus ride (7:30am & 7:30pm) to Semporna, or take a plane from Kuala Lumpur or Kota Kinalabu to Tawau.
4. Gunung Mulu National Park, Miri, Sarawak
The Gunung Mulu National Park is a national park in Miri Division, Sarawak, Malaysia, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that encompasses caves and karst formations in a mountainous equatorial rainforest setting.
Gunung Mulu National Park is famous for its limestone karst formations. Features include enormous caves, vast cave networks, rock pinnacles, cliffs and gorges.
How to get here: Take a flight from Miri, Kuching or Kota Kinabalu to Mulu Airport.
5. Bako National Park, Sarawak
Bako National Park, established in 1957, is the oldest national park in Sarawak, eastern Malaysia, on the island of Borneo. It covers an area of 27.27 square kilometres (10.53 sq mi) at the tip of the Muara Tebas peninsula at the mouth of the Bako and Kuching Rivers.
How to get here: From Kuching, take a 45min bus ride to Kampung Bako, then take a 30min boat ride.
6. Sekinchan, Selangor
Sekinchan is a small town located in Sabak Bernam, Selangor, Malaysia. It is located along the coastal Federal Route 5.
Apart from being a lively fishing village, Sekinchan is one of the major rice producing areas of Malaysia. The vast, well-irrigated and organized paddy fields around Sekinchan produce one of the highest yields of rice in the country.
Sekinchan is often visited for its fresh seafood.
How to get here: 2hr bus ride from Pudu Sentral, Kuala Lumpur or drive
7. Pulau Jerejak, Penang
Jerejak Island is a 362 hectare island located off the southeastern tip of Penang, Malaysia, a short ferry ride from Bayan Lepas, Penang. It was formerly the main leper asylum for The Straits Settlements (1868), Quarantine Station (1875) and penal colony (1969). In other words, only the unwanted were castaway into this island.
How to get here: Take the Jerejak Resort ferry from Penang Island Jerejak Jetty to Jereyak Resort Jerry.