Top things to do in Malaysia

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 Fashion & Accessories in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Nala's Kampung House

Lisette Scheers is the creative force behind the Nala brand of homewares, stationery, accessories and other arty items. All her products embody a contemporary but distinctly local design aesthetic and are beautifull…
Top Choice Malaysian in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Rebung

Occupying the top level of a multistorey car park overlooking the Botanical Garden, flamboyant celebrity chef Ismail's restaurant is one of KL's best. The seemingly endless buffet spread is splendid, with all kinds …
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Suzie Wong

Push aside the heavy curtain at the end of a clubby bar to discover the wild goings on at this old-Hong Kong-style speakeasy cocktail bar. Expect a glamorous drag cabaret, live music and handheld fireworks to accomp…
Top Choice Southeast Asian in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Isabel

Isabel is pure charm and a great addition to KL's dining scene. Both in terms of its menu and contemporary tropical decor, the restaurant provides a sophisticated twist on local classics, with dishes from across the…
Top Choice South Indian in Bukit Bintang, KLCC & Pudu

Nadodi

The recipes and ingredients of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Sri Lanka are the foundation for the sensational tasting menus served at Nadodi (which means nomad). We highly recommend the vegetarian option – 12 courses may s…
Top Choice Cocktail Bar in Lake Gardens, Brickfields & Bangsar

Coley

Revive your parched tastebuds with inventive libations, such as whiskey and guava bubble tea, or coconut gin, at this sleek and sultry bar that's one of Asia's best. It's named after Ada Coleman, a female bartender …
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…