Malaysia is a beautiful destination in Southeast Asia, full of exciting attractions and safe areas, perfect for a family vacation. A cheaper alternative than Singapore, the country offers countless opportunities for children to learn about Malaysian history and heritage, as well as enjoy modern amenities. A tropical climate, thanks to the close proximity to the equator, means that there is always guaranteed to be warm weather on your vacation. There is plenty to do for even the most active of families, and each region offers specific recreation options to keep everyone involved and entertained.
Even in these great areas, there are plenty of cheap travel options.
Malaysia boasts three incredible zoos, each one full of animals native to the region. The Malacca Zoo is a 54 acre park full of 1,200 animals, and averages well over 1,000 tourist visitors each day to the park. The largest zoo in Malaysia is the National Zoo of Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur. With well over 5,00 animals and 500 different species, this is a fascinating chance to see animals in their natural environments, at 90% of the animals are allowed to roam “open cages” that resemble their homes in the wild. The third and final zoo attraction for families visiting Malaysia is the Zoo Taiping, significant for being the oldest in the country. While it is smaller than the other 2, it has a rich history that makes is interesting to visit.
Of course, there are also countless opportunities for recreational activities in Malaysia. Families can enjoy time spent together participating in unique activities like scuba diving on your Penang holidays, white water rafting, hiking through the jungles and national parks, relaxing on beautiful beaches, visiting innumerable museums in the cities like Kuala Lumpur, or even trying out a hot springs bath. There is truly something for everyone in Malaysia, and it makes an ideal family holiday destination!