The Best Outdoor Activities in Malaysia

Discover the best hiking, camping, backpacking, fitness, and more.

Climb Up to Malaysia's Batu Caves

Malaysia / Batu Caves

The Batu Caves which are just north of Kuala Lumpur are reachable by the subway train.

Eric Bennett
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Pangkor Island, Malaysia

Malaysia / Pulau Nipah Beach

To get here from Kuala Lumpur, you will have to buy a bus ticket to Lumut and then take a short ferry ride from there to the Island. It is just about a 2.

Eric Bennett
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Explore ABC Beach on Pulau Tioman

Malaysia / ABC Beach Port

If you're traveling along the East coast of Malaysia this is a destination you don't want to miss. Pulau Tioman is an island off the coast and has several areas for travelers to stay on it.

Korey Taylor
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Hike up Bukit Bendera

Malaysia / Penang Botanical Gardens

I'll start off with the disclaimer that you can reach the summit via a funicular (Malaysian railway); however, it is rather expensive and the hike offers a unique excursion through the jungle and gre.

Korey Taylor
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Rock Climb at Bukit Keteri

Malaysia / Bukit Keteri, Perlis

Drive through a large parking lot to access a dirt road leading right up to the mountains. Walk toward the mountains, and you're faced with two trails, one heading left and one heading right.

Trevor Cox
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Visit the Kek Lok Si Temple

Malaysia / Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si is about a 3 kilometer (1.9 mi) walk from the Penang Hill Station, but I recommend calling an Uber, or renting a scooter.

Trevor Cox
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Scuba Dive Sipadan Island in Malaysia

Malaysia / Sipadan Water Village

Only allowing 15 people to arrive/ dive a day, Sipadan Island in Malaysia, is a little drop of diver Heaven.

Ashlee Smith
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