Joho, Penang, Langkawi, and Perak States, Malaysia promise to fascinates tourists with the rustic and calm scenery, culture imbued with national identities and excellent cuisine.
Located in the southernmost point of Peninsular Malaysia, the entry (exist) point to Singapore, Johor States is definitely a worthwhile destination for travellers, especially those who travel with families thanks to big amusement parks and shopping centers.
In addition to the familiar amusement park, namely Legoland Resort, Sanrio Hello Kitty Town, and Angry Birds Activity Park, you should make a visit to Mersing City, Mersing District, north of Johor to explore offshore islets.
Dayang Island (Pulau Dayang) has long been familiar to tourists, especially those who are engaged with scuba diving. The sea diversity feature rays, whales, and sharks. Moreover, the island offers scuba diving courses for both beginners and those who want to advance their diving skills. These courses operate throughout February to November.
Rawa Island (Pulau Awa) has been famous for colorful coral reefs of unique shapes and untouched beaches, crystal blue sea water, and cuba diving. Additionally, the diverse marine ecosystem features various kinds of fish, squids, jellyfishes, turtles, etc. Moreover, you might see black shark off the shore.
Tengah Island (Pulau Tengah), which literally means "the island in the middle," has been attracting a significant number of tourists by the crystal blue sea water. Thus, it’s undoubtedly an ideal destination for swimming and sunbathing. Most significantly, this is a private island featuring Batu Batu Resort.
Located in the north of Peninsular Malaysia, Penang State is separated into two parts, the Island and the mainland on the peninsula, connected by Penang 1 and Penang 2 bridges, of which Penang 2 Bridge is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.
There are interesting museums waiting for your exploration in Penang as followed:
The Camera Museum Penang: having win 2015 Travelers' Choice Award by TripAdvisor, The Camera Museum Penang is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Sun Yat-sen Museum of Penang is an exhibition showcasing, through dioramas, life’s work of Dr. Sun Yen Son, a leading 20th – century Asian nationalist figure. The museum bear witness to events (especially Chinese Revolution in 1911) that shaped the world history, particularly that of China. He attracted support from overseas Chinese and became China ‘s first provisional president. In addition to historical significances, the museum is considered as an Arts work that has been preserving and conserving since it was built in 1880.
If you are a « foodaholic », you should definitely make a visit to Wonderfood Museum Penang, a museum dedicated to showcasing Penang's traditional cuisine for real food devotees. Get there, you have a chance to see local specialities such as Asam Laksa, Ais kacang, and Nasi Lemak being showcased in big size and same color that capture the eyes of tourists.