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5 reasons Why You Should Visit Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia

5 reasons Why You Should Visit Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia

December 14th, 2017

Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak) are most culturally rich part of Malaysia. There are so much to explore and many adventures within it.

5 reasons Why You Should Visit Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia during this year end

1) Climb the Malaysia Highest Mountain & the World's Highest Via Ferrata

Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and the 20th tallest in the World which located at Sabah. With height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level, and the biological diversity of the mountain is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You also can experience the world’s highest Via Ferrata (Certified by Guinness World Records) on Mt Kinabalu which is a protected climbing route comes with steel cables and harnesses and bridges embracing the rock face. It will absolutely be one of the best experiences ever.

2) Trek in the one of The World’s Oldest Rainforest

Taman Negara which spread out over Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan is the largest national park in Malaysia. The main attraction for tourists is the nature specifically the rainforest with estimated more than 130 million years. This total coverage area of 4,344 km2 is a great place for jungle trekking to enjoy the nature.

With its cool surrounding and a captivating view, the Rainforest Resort Taman Negara is a place to retreat all year round. It is also a home to many rare species of plants and animal. The world's largest flower, the Rafflesia can be spotted all year round, it offers some of the best nature experiences.

The infrastructure in Taman Negara is well developed which many choices of accommodation and mode of transportation (ferry or by land transfer).

3) Explore the Amazing Scenery of the Highlands

Malaysia has many highland retreats offering a majestic hill views and relaxing retreat from the heat and bustle of the city. Four of the main highland destinations in the Malaysia all located in the state of Pahang, namely Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Fraser’s Hill and Bukit Tinggi.

Each highland has a panoramic view and refreshing temperatures lure travellers, you can discover the Tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands, enjoy recreated mini-city in Genting Highlands, embrace nature of Fraser’s Hill or experience the different cultural flavours from abroad into Malaysia in Bukit Tinggi.

4)Best Place for Tribal Experience.

Sarawak longhouses visit is wonderful experience on the tribal lifestyles and culture of Sarawak ethnic communities.

A visit to Sarawak longhouses will open your mind into a raw & honest insight into the tribal traditions that still exist on the island. You will understand more about Sarawak ethnic community lifestyle, cultures, and also their daily activities.

There are many traditional tribal buildings found at the cultural village, from a simple nomadic shelter to native longhouses. You will also have hands-on experience on native crafts, primitive hunting weapons and other activities.

5) Feast on Traditional Food

The best way to learn about the culture of a nation is indeed through its food, there is no denial that the east coast especially Terengganu and Kelantan offers the best Malay food you can find in the whole of Malaysia.

There's so much to eat in east coast, the recent World Street Food Congress 2017 just ranked Fauzi Nasi Kerabu at Terengganu 23th in the 2017 World Street Food Congress Top 50 list.

Nasi Kerabu is a blue tinted rice served with crackers, a variety of raw vegetables, salted egg, desiccated coconut and usually with choices of sides such as Kelantan Ayam Percik, Sambal Kelapa, Solok Lada and Ikan Goreng.

Besides Nasi Kelabu, Nasi Dagang is one of the most popular breakfast meals in the east coast, it has been called the "nasi lemak of the East Coast" since both are coconut milk-rich rice dishes. The fried fish paste known as the “keropok lekor”, mouth-watering snacks feasted by the locals.

East Malaysia also has plenty of simple yet delicious dishes like Kolok Mee, Sarawak Laksa, Pinasakan Sada and Nonsom, food that you can’t miss when you visit to East Malaysia.

The Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia are many things to discover, there are a good option for Weekend Breaks and Year End holiday vacation. Easybook now offer you with a special 15% discount (discount code: TravelEast) on return bus and ferry trips from the Eastern Coast of Malaysia and East Malaysia. Do not wait anymore, faster grab your tickets on Easybook now.

Terms & Conditions

*Discount code is only applicable for bus and ferry tickets from Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu, Pahang, Kelantan in Malaysia only

*Discount code is valid until 28th February 2018.

*Discount code is valid for bus and ferry trips departure from now until 31st March 2018

* Only 0.01% trips slightly higher than counter price. ** Only applicable for transactions without the use of discount code and trips offered by certain companies. *** For certain trips only, discount already reflected in the ticket price itself (i.e. lower price than bus counters). * Bus pictures are for reference only. * Trip durations are estimated time only.