If you’ve been thinking about visiting the exotic country of Malaysia in Southeast Asia, here’s your opportunity to take a peek from the safety of home, until you are able to travel there in person. Discover Malaysia through virtual travel and get a glimpse into some of the wonderful things to see there. You can appreciate the architecture, history, beaches, museums and more with these online experiences, which will inspire your future travels. I have visited Malaysia on many occasions, which you can read about here, and I recommend you spend some time exploring it for yourself.
The advantages of touring Malaysia virtually are many. You don’t have to deal with any crowds, queues, or endure the sweltering humidity, which is a big plus. The tours listed here are all free and you can take them anytime at your leisure. Furthermore, virtual travel helps reduce our carbon footprint on the planet, an easy way each of us can do our part.
So take off on a fun virtual trip of Malaysia and discover some of the amazing things about this country. Simply click on the pictures to take you there.
7 VIRTUAL TOURS TO ENJOY
Take a mesmerising virtual aerial tour of the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, with 'AirPano' and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the city, and up close views of the stunning twin towers, including the skybridge between them.
If you are planning a future visit in person, you can book a real tour of KL here.
The IAMM website offer a virtual tour to enjoy. You are able to view online exhibits of thousands of pieces of Islamic art from around the world which are housed in a modern architecturally designed building in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Be sure to take a close-up view of the pretty ceiling dome.
Cameron Highland is a huge hill station in the state of Pahang. It is one of the best places to visit for a change of climate when you're in Malaysia, for the cool mountain air. Also a beautiful scenic location perfect for hiking. There are tea plantations, strawberry farming and a cactus valley too, all at an altitude of 1,200 metres. Wander through virtually on this exciting online tour with '360 Cities' and enjoy the panoramic views.
To travel Cameron Highland in person, book a tour here.
Here you can take a virtual tour of the Museum of Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur, which houses artefacts from the country's rich history and culture. The building itself is of traditional Malay style architecture with modern aspects.
If you love handcrafted goods, a visit to the Google Arts & Culture site takes you through all the types of traditional Malaysian made items, such as clothing, masks, pottery, baskets, kites and much more. It's a fascinating insight into the industries that date back centuries and have shaped the culture of the country.
Visiting Langkawi as part of your virtual travel around Malaysia is a must. Check out this awesome YouTube video of one of the most popular holiday spots in Malaysia for its wonderful beaches and resorts. There are 99 islands that make up the archipelago of Langkawi, the main one being Langkawi Island, for the many water activities on offer.
If you wish to go to Langkawi in person, you can book a tour of the islands here.
This YouTube tour takes you through the historical city of Melaka, known for its heritage sites which include Portuguese ruins and Dutch Square. The beautiful Melaka River and famous Jonker Street market are popular tourist attractions to enjoy.
If you’re planning a trip to Melaka, you can book a real tour here.