Top Islands you can visit while in Malaysia
A visit to Malaysia means vacationing, partying, laying on the beaches, shopping, visiting the different islands that lay beautifully scattered across its landscape. Unlike any other country, Malaysia is blessed with islands on both the east coast as well as the west coast.
Travelling in and around Malaysia is quite convenient since it has some major bus terminals and express buses are the preferred mode of transport here. Tickets for which can be booked online from redbus. Alternatively, you can also download the Android or iOS app from respective App stores and save some time and money.
Malaysia has something to offer for every kind of tourist—the hippie, the luxury seeker, the backpacker and more. Know your type and mark this island onto your itinerary list.
For the luxury seeker: Tioman
Although a part of the Malaysian state of Pahang, Tioman can be reached from the Johor city of Mersing. There is additionally an immediate ferry from Singapore. This popular Malaysian vacation island has certain claims to fame that continue to be hyped by media and marketers. One, the dramatic topography of this teardrop-shaped island within the South China Ocean was (supposedly) used as a backcloth for the 1958 motion picture "South Pacific," whereas Time magazine named it one amongst the world's most lovely islands within the Nineteen Seventies. It is located in the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia and is one of the most populous island amongst the tourists. The island is full of miles and miles of golden sandy beaches as well as dense jungle and quaint villages. The place is known to be the home of Malaysian diving due to the strong currents here and that is precisely because of the strong currents. The waters are clear most of the time. Although the list of sightseeing attractions are quite less here, the range of dining opportunities is just endless. There are several eateries scattered across the place that are necessary visit. The island is quite famous with divers and the crystalline waters is what attracts them to this place. The place is home to a wide variety of corals, sea turtles, sharks and reef fish. Most of the tourists visiting here come to relax and enjoy the beach.
For the hippie: Perhentians Island
The island where wandering artists come and perform their fare, days can be spent hopping onto a fisherman’s boat who will give you a guided tour and evenings can be spent in beach bars—this one is meant for the non-planning adventurous people.
For the heritage-seekers: Penang Island
Look no farther than Penang if culture, history and tradition is what you seek to find on your Malayan holiday. In addition, this is topped by the fact that it is also one of the best places to sample the local delicacies of Southeast Asia.
Travelling from one part of Malaysia is made easier by the many bus routes that will drop you off at the ferry pick-up points.