5 budget destinations to visit in Malaysia

Perfect for a solo weekend trip or a family getaway!

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If you’re looking for a place to unwind outside the comfort of your home, Malaysia has plenty of affordable locations you can choose from! So, in conjunction with Visit Malaysia 2020, we’ve listed down some of the best wallet-friendly spots that you can visit to rediscover what makes Malaysia truly Asia.

Georgetown, Penang

Considered as the food destination, Penang offers cheap bites for foodies with a variety of cuisines to savour. Cultural attractions are abundant too! Visit temples, museums and traditional tradeshops just by walking around the city. Also, don’t forget to check out the street art trails like this iconic one at Armenian Street!

Other things to do in Penang:

  • Picnic at Botanical Gardens
  • Sightsee Kek Lok Si Temple
  • Laze on Batu Ferringhi beach
  • Hike Penang Hill

Langkawi, Kedah

If you want to shop duty-free and have fun, the island of Langkawi is for you! Soak in the sun and go for an evening stroll at its sandy beaches for a relaxing time. If you’re not afraid of heights, walk on the Langkawi SkyBridge or try riding the famous Langkawi Cable Car to for a bird’s eye view of the island.

Other things to do in Langkawi:

  • Take a dip in Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
  • Relax on Pantai Cenang and Datai Bay
  • Take photos at Eagle Square

Kuching, Sarawak

Kuching or fondly known as Cat City, is the capital city of Sarawak. Located in Borneo, many would be surprised at Kuching’s urban landscape that starkly contrasts its colonial British heritage. If you’re planning to immerse yourself in the city’s rich culture, pay the living museum, Sarawak Cultural Village, a visit to experience the local lifestyle in just a day’s time.

Other things to do when in Kuching:

  • Kuching Waterfront
  • Astana
  • Sarawak State Legislative Assembly Building (picture)
  • Cat Museum

Kuantan, Pahang

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, we’d suggest taking a trip to Kuantan. The city is perfect for nature lovers with many sites to visit. Head over to Teluk Cempedak and spend some time at the beach or enjoy a picnic with family and friends at the Sungai Pandan Waterfall!

Other things to do in Kuantan:

  • Chill and take worthy photos at Rainbow Waterfall at Sungai Lembing
  • Catch the sunrise at Bukit Panorama
  • Firefly watching at Kuantan River Cruise

Seremban, Negeri Sembilan

Though not a typical tourist destination, Seremban offers its visitors a more relaxed travel experience that is easy on your wallet. Heavily influenced by Minangkabau, the dishes that you can find around here are served spicy, with staples like gulai and the Curry Laksa being the local favourites. Masjid Sri Kendayan, dubbed Malaysia’s Taj Mahal, has also opened its doors not too long ago – make sure to check it out when you’re there!

Other things to do in Seremban:

  • Jelita Ostrich Farm
  • Taman Tasik Seremban
  • Gunung Angsi
  • Royal Gallery Tuanku Jaafar

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