Are you among those who love to choose the off-beaten track? Or, possibly you dislike the crowds in the touristy spots. We can sense you. Often you feel too lethargic to leave the city you are living in but still want to take up a holiday. And especially if you stay in Malaysia, you will never run out of the weekend getaways. Think about the picturesque landscapes, luscious greenery, pristine waters, exotic beaches and more, Malaysia has a number of unique weekend getaways that deserve to be discovered till you are up for a trip.

Let’s peep into 5 of these unique and cost-effective weekend getaways in Malaysia which you should add to your bucket list as an avid traveler.

1. Cameron Highlands

Cameron Highlands in Malaysia has an impressive natural scenery for the Nature lovers. The high altitude of this tranquil area offers you a cool and comfortable climate, while arranging a quick escapade from the heat of Southeast Asia. With its tea plantations and rich green landscapes, you can also enjoy the captivating view of fresh Strawberry farm.


2. Gaya Island

Located quite higher from the ground level, Gaya Island or Pulau Gaya is considered as an ideal retreat for the adventure seekers as well as the travelers. Indulge in the enthralling water sports if you are an adventure junkie or simply lose yourself in the midst of nature.

3. Penang Hill

Penang Hill is counted as the foremost colonial hill station that was developed at Peninsular Malaysia. Being situated at 821m above George town, this place quite cooler than the city of Penang. The flora and fauna have been conserving here in the tropical rainforest, Penang since 1960. For the soothing climate all around, Penang Hill has been one of the high ranking tourist attractions since long.

4. Poring Hot Spring

Poring Hot Springs, is another favorite destination of the travelers for its natural hot spring. It remains open regularly on a daily basis from 7am-6pm. Once you are here, don’t miss out on the Rafflesia Flower Site and Poring Canopy Walkway. And while coming to Poring Hot Spring, carry your slippers, towels, swimming costume and other necessities you may require.

5. Chini Lake

Known as one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in Malaysia, Chini Lake, is situated near Pahang river. This lake incorporates total thirteen remarkable water bodies. These apart, Chini lake is home to various species of flora and fauna. Visit here in the months of August and September during your stay in Malaysia to check out the enormous collection of pink water lilies.

Several other spots can be added to this list. Hope now it’s clear how living in Malaysia can be one of the best and exciting decisions in your life.