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Solo Travel in Malaysia
Malaysia is a country which is relatively safe for a woman to travel alone according to most of the foreign and local travellers. So, if you’re planning on going for a solo travel; you will have to think about some of the safest and beautiful places to travel in Malaysia. If you’re thinking of going for a solo female trip in Malaysia, the Hera Health team has got you covered with a list of the safe places to go for solo travel in Malaysia for women. Scroll down below to read it!
1. The Perhentian Islands, Terengganu
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Surrounded by the grandeur of pristine beaches, The Perhentian Islands would be an excellent option for solo travel in Malaysia. It has two types of islands and they are known as Perhentian Kecil (small) and Perhentian Besar (big).
You will be able to have the opportunity to explore the beautiful island and go for fun activities such as snorkelling the crystal clear beach, jungle trekking, visiting the Marine Park, kayaking and visiting the turtle observation centre. Plan your stay well by booking hotel rooms in a resort like Laguna Redang Island Resort or bring all the things you need if you’re planning to camp out on the island!
Location: Besut District, Terengganu.
2. Penang Hill, Penang
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Offering an amazing view of the city from the top as well as a chilly climate that’s about five degrees, Penang Hill is a historical spot in Penang. You can take the train to go up the hill to enjoy the view of the entire Penang city simply by purchasing an affordable train ticket.
You can go hiking and enjoy other attractions such as Habitat where you get to see all kinds of flora, climb up the Curtis Crest which is Penang Hill’s Highest Point and visit the animal aviaries to befriend some of the tame animals there. If you plan to stay overnight you can always book a hotel there to stay in the chilly weather up in the hill!
Location: Penang Hill, 11300 Bukit Bendera, Penang
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 06:15 am – 08:00 pm
3. Langkawi SkyCab, Kedah
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Providing a unique experience through a cable car, Langkawi SkyCab would be another safe place to go for solo travel in Malaysia for women. The journey of the cable car is across thick forests that are 550 million years old to the oldest part of Southeast Asia, Machincang mountain.
You will also get a glimpse of the flora and fauna that surrounds this area. It will be a safe and enjoyable experience with nature that is rarely seen anywhere else except in Langkawi!
Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah.
Operating Hours: Monday – Thursday, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm, Friday – Sunday, 09:30 am – 06:00 pm
4. Kek Lok Si Temple, Penang
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Come and witness a mini glimmering city of lights at Kek Lok Si Temple by choosing this spot for solo travel in Penang. It is a historical spot of being one of the largest temples in Southeast Asia. The temple has millions of magnificent images of Buddha and hundreds of meaningful carvings, sculptures, and murals in the interior of the temple.
It is recommended to come here during Chinese New Year as it would be lit with hundreds of lights and Chinese lanterns. You will be able to learn a lot of Buddhist history as it is a centre for Chinese culture and Buddha teaching!
Location: Kek Lok Si Temple, Jln Balik Pulau, 11500 Air Itam, Penang.
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 08:30 am – 05:30 pm
5. Cameron Highlands, Pahang
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Escape the heat of Malaysian weather by going for a solo travel to Cameron Highlands in Pahang which has chilly and cold weather with beautiful sceneries. You can enjoy going to the tea plantations, and strawberry farms that are all over the hill slopes that provide the ideal scene for a relaxed vacation. Take a sip of hot chocolate and enjoy the sweet strawberries at this wonderful paradise on earth!
Location: Pahang, Malaysia
6. A Famosa, Melaka
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Learn our history by visiting A Famosa which is a colonial heritage spot of Malaysia. Did you know that the word Famosa was derived from the Portuguese language with the meaning of “The Famous” as Portugal was one of Malaysia’s colonisers and they built this building as a storage room for the Portugal soldiers. You should certainly visit one of the last remaining European architecture in Asia as part of your solo travel in Malaysia!
Location: Jln Parameswara, Banda Hilir, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka.
Operating Hours: 24 hours
7. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
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Being the pride and icon of Malaysia, Petronas Twin Towers in KL is certainly a building that is famous globally for being the world’s largest twin towers. It is certainly also a safe place to go for solo travel for women and it is full of retail malls. You can get your insta-worthy pictures right in front of the Twin Towers and enjoy your visit by paying for an entrance ticket!
Location: Petronas Twin Tower, Lower Ground (Concourse) Level, Kuala Lumpur City Centre, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.
Operating Hours: Monday – Sunday, 10:00 am – 06:00 pm
8. Taman Negara National Park, Pahang
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If you’re looking for a spot to go for solo travel in Malaysia that will give you an opportunity to experience nature, Taman Negara National Park would be a suitable destination. Trekking through the rainforest canopy, camping, climbing Peninsular Malaysia’s tallest peak, fishing, and walking on the world’s longest canopy walkway are just a few of the activities available if you visit this national park.
Excursions can also be taken from four main points: Taman Negara, Jerantut, Kuala Lumpur, and Sungai Relau. Visit Taman Negara National Park to see heaven on earth!
Location: 27000 Kuala Tahan, Pahang.
9. Batu Caves, Selangor
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Another famed and iconic spot in Selangor is the Batu Caves temple which attracts thousands of devotees and tourists, particularly during the annual Hindu festival of Thaipusam. Its major feature is a colossal statue of the Hindu God (Lord Murugan) at the entrance and the rainbow staircase with 272 steps. You can see a lot of Indian traditional and religious murals as well as learn about the history of this magnificent place.
Location: Batu Caves, 68100, Selangor
10. ChinaTown, Kuala Lumpur
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Have you been to China town? We are not talking about the ChinaTown in San Francisco but The ChinaTown in KL which would definitely be a safe place to go for solo travel in Malaysia as it is always full of people. This place would be perfect for you if you’re a shopaholic or a foodie due to its variety of food options and attractions available at this place. It will certainly be a memorable trip that you would enjoy all by yourself and maybe find yourself a new friend here!
Location: Jalan Petaling, Selangor