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Landscapes of Malaysia

Written by: Macca Sherifi

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?

A photo essay on the different landscapes of 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


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…

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