Landscapes of Malaysia

A photo essay on the different landscapes of Malaysia

When people think of South East Asia they think of the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, of the beautiful beaches in southern Thailand, or of the pristine peaks of Halong Bay in Vietnam. But what about Malaysia?

Malaysia is a magnificent country and it has some simply stunning scenery on offer for backpackers and travellers on a gap year.

With islands such as Langkawi, the Perhentians and Tioman it's got the brilliant beaches. With the Borneo, the Cameron Highlands and Taman Negara it's got the radiant rainforests. And with Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Penang it's got some cracking cities too. And that's not to mention the people, the food or the activities on offer as well. All in all we love Malayisa.

This photo essay shows just some of the landscapes of Malaysia; all you need to do now is get there…


Landscapes of Malaysia

A boy in a boat in Borneo

Street art in Kota Kinabalu

Island life just off Tioman Island

The Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Punting along in Mabul

Live life and dive

Sticks and boats

Night life on the Perhentian Islands

Hitchin' a ride in Mabul

A sun sets in Sukau

Nothing remains; deforestation of palm trees on Borneo

A tunnel of water

Boulders on boulders at the Cabbage Patch


Further Information

If these landscapes of Malaysia have lured you to visit the country then you had better head over to our Malaysia country section for more advice and information.

Also, if you're interested in volunteering with animals, especially orang-utans, then there are some amazing opportunities on offer.

And finally, don't forget to jump on the message boards to see who else is travelling to Malaysia!


About the Author: Macca Sherifi

Marcus Sherifi

Macca is gapyear.com's travel editor and writes on a myriad of topics, giving the best travel advice in an easy-to-read style that he would describe as 'cutesy'. His two passions are travelling and writing, which is lucky, because he's a travel writer. Macca travelled for 20 months non-stop, never settling in one place for more than a week or two, living to travel and travelling to live. In his spare time, he reads about travelling, thinks about travelling, and then travels. If that fails he still harbours hopes of being a professional rugby player...