Malaysia Top Travelling Sites for January

January 20, 2021

January is the best time to travel to Malaysia since you get to enjoy sunshine and blue skies. This is with the exception of the east coast and its islands where heavy rains and strong winds are expected. What makes January an even better time to visit Malaysia is the celebration of the Chinese New Year which starts with the new moon rising between 21st January and 20th February. If you are travelling to Malacca, Petang, and Kuala Lumpur, you can expect a lot of red bunting, colourful noisy parades, and traditional street food.

If you would prefer to stay away from all the noise during these festivities, you have the option to head to the beaches of Langkawi and enjoy the sandy beaches. Another recommendable option is taking a bus ride around George Town and although this ride can be quite long, the sceneries are breath-taking and you can also enjoy some online gaming at Empire777 while on the go to kill time. Here are some of the top Malaysian destinations we would recommend visiting this January.

Kuala Lumpur

Unlike other big sites in Asia where visitors arrive and wish to get out of the buzzing hassle of town, Kuala Lumpur is a worthwhile destination. This city is filled with magnificent skyscraper, throbbing street markets, and historical monuments. Petronas Twin Towers, the tallest twin buildings, are also located here at the KLCC complex.

Malacca City

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This is another heavily colonial influenced city where you will find red-hued churches and colonial frontispieces that are aligned in right-knit lanes. The city has several districts each featuring unique attraction sites. Malacca is home to the oldest Chinese temple (the Cheng Hoon Teng Temple). In addition to the rich history, the street food here is mouth-watering and some of the delicacies to try out include Portuguese egg tarts, Satay Celup, and chicken rice balls.


Penang city is located in the northwest Malaysia and is a perfect destination if you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere with a blend of city life and beautiful beaches. The city has a lot to offer including museums, botanic gardens, bird sanctuary, and sandy beaches. Whenever you are visiting Penang, be sure to take a walk around the island’s capital city, George Town, to see the beautiful British colonial architecture and the historic Indian and Chinese temples.

Sipadan Island

Are you into diving? Sipadan is among the best diving paradise in Malaysia featuring a volcanic pinnacle covered in coral, and drops 600 meters to the sea floor. This oceanic island has over 3,000 species of fish and hundreds of multi-coloured coral species. Some of the dive spots include Turtle Cave, Barracuda Point, Lobster Lair, and White Tip Avenue.


Taiping is located not far from the multicultural streets of Penang. The city sits at the rain shadow of the Perak hills and was the centre of lucrative mining industry for decades. It was highly influenced by the British and Chinese settlers. Today, the city has many urban parklands and gardens to explore. Other main attraction sites include Taiping Zoo, Taiping Rock Garden, Taiping colonial clock tower, and Taiping Lake Gardens.

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