Malaysia is one of the few countries in Southeast Asia blessed with boundless beauty and unspoiled nature. There are many hidden gems in the country that tourists have yet to discover. This travel guide contains a list of the 4 least visited destinations you need to see in Malaysia for some of the most breath-taking scenery and sights.
The 12,565 acres Tasik Chini (Chini Lake) is situated near the Pahang River in central Pahang. Granted UNESCO Biosphere Reserve status, the second largest freshwater lake in Malaysia is made up of a series of 12 lakes and is home to over 138 species of flora and 444 species of animals. The best time to visit Tasik Chini is between the months of August and September, when it is covered with thousands of beautiful pink and white lotus flowers, making it a sight not to be missed.
Taman Pulau Penyu
Taman Pulau Penyu (Turtle Island Park) is located 40 kilometres from the Sandakan town of Sabah. It is made up of three islands known as Selingan, Bakkungan Kecil, and Gulisan – each individually surrounded by unique and dense coral reefs. It provides sanctuary to the Green Turtles as well as the Hawksbill Turtle, offering them shelter, food, and a place to lay their eggs. Nesting season peaks in October, and tourists who are interested to watch can choose to spend the night at the chalets on Selingan Island.
Semporna is situated in Tawau, Sabah, and is a part of Borneo. It was initially known as “Tong Talun” in the Bajau language, which translates to be “at the end of the forest”. Tourists can look forward to the Regatta Lepa– a traditional boat race which takes place annually in the month of April. It is a popular destination amongst divers for its beautiful beaches and clear blue waters which are recognised to have the richest marine biodiversity in the world, with a number of new species being discovered recently.Semporna is a gateway to a diving and snorkelling paradise, which includesSipadan, Sibuan, Kapalai, Pom Pom and Mabul.
Pulau Rawa (Rawa Island) is a hidden gem that was almost unheard of until recent years. Located only 16 kilometres from the coast of Mersing, Johor, the island is famous for its white sandy beaches, exotic coral reefs, calm azure sea, neon-coloured fishes, and tall palm trees. The quiet and secluded island makes the perfect weekend getaway, where tourists can indulge in simple activities such as snorkelling, swimming, sailing, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing, and a game of beach volleyball.
There are many places to explore which need to be included in your Malaysia travel plans. Take some time off to visit them and have your effort rewarded with the most breath-taking and memorable experiences!
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