Attractions

Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Sepilok

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

Around 25km north of Sandakan, and covering 40 sq km of the Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve, this inspiring, world-famous centre welcomes orphaned and injured orangutans for rehabilitation before returning them to for…
Top Choice Historic Building in George Town

Blue Mansion

The most photographed building in George Town is this magnificent 38-room, 220-window mansion, built in the 1880s and rescued from ruin in the 1990s. Its distinctive blue-hued exterior (once common in George Town) i…
Top Choice National Park in Teluk Bahang

Penang National Park

The old saying about good things in small packages suits dainty Penang National Park. At 23 sq km it's Malaysia's smallest national park, but you can fill a day with activities as diverse as jungle walks, fishing an…
Top Choice Animal Sanctuary in Sepilok

Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre

The wonderful BSBCC provides care to rescued sun bears (44 bears at the time of writing), the world's second-most endangered bear. The centre has full access for the disabled, and it's possible to see the bears fora…
Top Choice Nature Reserve in Eastern Sabah

Tawau Hills Park

This small reserve has forested hills rising dramatically from the surrounding plain. If getting into the Maliau Basin or Danum Valley feels like too much of an effort, consider Tawau Hills a user-friendly alternati…
Top Choice Cave in Sungai Kinabatangan

Agop Batu Tulug

This hill, 2km north of the Batuh Putih bridge, features three caves housing the ancestors of local Orang Sungai (People of the River). Because the Kinabatangan has a habit of frequently flooding, the final resting …
Top Choice Historic Building in Perak

Kellie’s Castle

Steeped in tragic legend, this monument to British eccentricity stands marooned by the highway, 5km east of Batu Gajah. Known as Kellie’s Folly, the Gothic- and Moorish-style castle was commissioned by wealthy Scott…
Top Choice Cave in Selangor

Batu Caves

Just 13km north of Kuala Lumpur rise the iconic Batu Caves, a Malaysian national treasure, Hindu pilgrimage site and wildlife-conservation zone. Behind a 42.7m statue of Hindu deity Murugan, 272 steps climb to limes…
Top Choice Plantation in Cameron Highlands

Boh Sungei Palas Tea Estate

If there's time for only one tea-themed experience in the highlands, make it this spectacularly situated plantation, museum and cafe. A short film explains the estate's history and free 15-minute tours (half-hourly)…
Top Choice Museum in Kota Kinabalu

Sabah Museum

About 2km south of the city centre, this museum provides an excellent introduction to Sabah's indigenous cultures, with displays focusing on the traditional attire, festivals, customs and crafts of the Dusun, Murut,…