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  • 1. Agnes Keith House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    On a hill overlooking town and Sandakan Bay, the home of author Agnes Newton Keith is a trip back in time. American-born Keith came to Sandakan...Read More

  • 2. Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Peranakans, also called Straits Chinese, are descendants of the Chinese who migrated to Malacca and adopted the Malay culture; here you can...Read More

  • 3. Chinatown

    Chinatown | Historic District/Site

    KL's thriving Chinatown, commonly referred to as Petaling Street or Jalan Petaling (its main stretch of street), is known for two main things...Read More

  • 4. Dayang Bunting Marble Geoforest Park

    Island

    Located on an island with the same name, Dayang Bunting features caves and karstic landscapes, but the biggest draw is the Lake of Pregnant...Read More

  • 5. Filipino Market

    Market/Bazaar

    Right by Le Meridien hotel, KK's Filipino Market—formally known as Kota Kinabalu Handicraft Centre—is a maze of stalls, selling a range of crafts...Read More

  • 6. Gomantong Caves

    Cave

    These limestone caverns are Sabah's best known source of swiftlet nests, used to make bird's nest soup, Chinese medicines, and other luxury...Read More

  • 7. Harmony Street (Jalan Tokong Besi)

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    So-called Harmony Street in Malacca's Chinatown neighborhood (its official name is Jalan Tokong Besi) takes its nickname from the trio of interesting...Read More

  • 8. Islamic Arts Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    More than 7,000 artifacts make up the permanent collection at Southeast Asia's biggest museum of Islamic arts. Pieces range from delicate jewelry...Read More

  • 9. Kek Lok Si Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Southeast Asia's largest Buddhist temple, Kek Lok Si ("Temple of Supreme Bliss") was founded in 1890 by an immigrant Chinese Buddhist. A maze...Read More

  • 10. Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary

    Forest

    An irony of deforestation and plantation development is that surviving forest areas become home to a wide variety of wildlife that once occupied...Read More

  • 11. Kuan Yin Tong Temple

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    About a mile from the center of Bintulu, this interesting Chinese temple includes a lovely garden courtyard, koi ponds, a waterfall, and carved...Read More

  • 12. Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary

    Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

    This unique facility provides a rare opportunity to check out the endangered and extremely odd-looking proboscis monkey. Found only on Borneo...Read More

  • 13. Longhouses

    Building/Architectural Site

    These wooden houses on stilts, with thatch roofs and bamboo walls, are the traditional dwellings of Sarawak’s indigenous groups, and (by arrangement...Read More

  • 14. Malacca River Cruise

    Tour–Sight

    Now a lot cleaner than it used to be, the Malacca River is worth a short scenic cruise to see old warehouses, churches, Malay villages, and...Read More

  • 15. Mt. Kinabalu

    Mountain–Sight

    The biggest tourist attraction in Sabah is less than a two-hour drive from KK. Mt. Kinabalu is Malaysia's first World Heritage site and—at 4...Read More

  • 16. Niah National Park and Caves

    Cave

    Thick rain forest covers this gorgeous 12-square-mile park, where caves thought to have been inhabited 40,000 years ago are accessed via a short...Read More

  • 17. North Borneo Railway

    Historic District/Site

    Originally constructed in 1886 to transport tobacco to the coast for shipping, North Borneo Railway was restored in recent years to offer travelers...Read More

  • 18. Penang Botanic Gardens

    Garden/Arboretum

    A nearby cascade of water has given Penang Botanic Gardens the widely known nickname of the "Waterfall Gardens." Originally established by the...Read More

  • 19. Penang State Museum & Art Gallery

    Museum/Gallery

    For a better understanding of Penang's rich, multicultural history—and for a break from the heat—duck inside this stately white heritage building...Read More

  • 20. Perdana Botanical Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

    Formerly named Lake Gardens, this is city's most popular park, dating back to the 1880s and spread over 92 hectares (227 acres) of green. It...Read More

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