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Most Charming Asian Island Destination Award winner

Malaysia was famous as a many desirable Asian island end by New Voyage Magazine during a annual awards rite hold during Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel on 15 Jan 2013.

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Director of Tourism Malaysia in Beijing

Trophy for many desirable Asian island destination

Trophy for many desirable Asian island destination

The win is seen as a boost to Malaysia’s tourism skeleton for 2013 as it prepares to accept tourists this year, that has been designated as a graduation year for a Visit Malaysia Year debate in 2014.

Malaysia’s many islands and beaches have prolonged been a favorite end for many. Langkawi is famous for a healthy attractions such as forests and 500 million-year-old stone formations that warranted it a standing of World Geopark by UNESCO in 2007.

Penang island, meanwhile, is a melting pot of cultures, pleasing architecture, abounding story and tasty food, and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pangkor Laut Island is famous for a truly lush “one island, one resort” judgment and has captivated celebrities a likes of singer Jodie Foster, golfer Nick Faldo, and world-renowned effort Luciano Pavarotti.

The easterly seashore of Malaysia also boasts of wealth such as Perhentian, Redang, Gemia and Sibu islands.

Equally enthralling are a islands and beaches in Sabah and Sarawak, with Sipadan Island heading a container for a world-class diving knowledge it offers. Mabul and Mataking islands are also gaining recognition as diving destinations in Sabah, while a 5 islands within Tunku Abdul Ramman Marine Park offer visitors an island knowledge tighten to a city.

Nominations for a New Voyage Magazine awards for Best Outbound Travel Destinations were perceived via 2012 for voting by a readers, media, travelers and tourism attention players. Besides Malaysia, AirAsia also emerged a tip leader for favorite airline.

About 200 guest from airlines, hotels, inhabitant tourism boards, China’s tourism bureaus, and members of a media attended a function. The monthly repository has a dissemination of about 310,000.

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Island hopping in Malaysia

Island hopping in Malaysia

Malaysia has some of a many pleasing beaches in a universe that are eminent for their scenic beauty, surrounding pleasant greenery, internal villages and of march scuba diving and snorkeling. So if white sands, blue waters and good food is your scene, here are 5 islands that will take your exhale away.

Langkawi is a cluster of 99 islands in a Andaman Sea that are breathtakingly pleasing and captivate visitors from all over a universe to their white silt beaches and transparent waters. Some of a renouned beaches are Cenang, Tengah and Kok. Langkawi was also announced a World Geopark by UNESCO in 2007 interjection to a tolerable development. The categorical island is good grown and populated with good atmosphere connectors to Kuala Lumpur.

Langkawi competence be a beach end yet there’s also copiousness to do. The famed wire automobile float is roughly an essential partial of an channel and has a many implausible views of rainforest, a Seven Wells Waterfall (Telaga Tujuh) and a island swelling out below. Another renouned day outing is to sinecure a vessel and try a circuitously islands. Boat rides also offer eagle viewing, cavern explorations and snorkeling during Pulau Payar Marine Park. Both oppulance and bill accommodation is accessible on Langkawi creation it suitable for everyone. The other drawcard for visitors is a avocation giveaway shopping.

Beautiful Langkawi beaches. Pic: Joanne Lane.

Beautiful Langkawi beaches. Pic: Joanne Lane.

Sipadan Island on a easterly seashore of Sabah, Borneo is a diver’s paradise, yet as we are usually authorised on a island during a day many people find themselves praying a vessel will mangle down so they can spend some-more time on a pleasing island. If we have not left diving before this is a place to see for yourself what a fascinating universe is there next a sea! Chances are all else will dark in comparison thereafter though.

The series of dives authorised per day is singular to strengthen a coral reefs. Sightings of turtles, sharks and other colorful tiny fish are common including a jester fish finished renouned by a film Finding Nemo. The corals are pronounced to be a best in a universe and opposite diving sites including “Drop Off” that gives we a demeanour during an abyss in a sea floor. Sipadan is connected by vessel from Semporna (fly to Tawau afterwards train to Semporna).

Tioman Island is located in Pahang on a easterly cost of Peninsular Malaysia and once listed in Time Magazine as one of a world’s many pleasing islands – many would contend it is still true. Today people go to Pahang especially to do nothing, nonetheless there is indeed copiousness to do if we feel motivated.

There many hotels and chalets situated right off a beach mouth-watering a caller to kibbutz with inlet by sitting with a book, going for a travel or usually shower in a atmosphere. There’s also wildlife to suffer such as guard lizards that are ordinarily sighted on a island. You can also scuba dive, suffer a jungles and rainforests or revisit some of a many extraordinary beaches – Juara is deliberate a best beach and if we wish to see for yourself we can get there by renting a vessel or holding a  4WD. Tioman Island, like Langkawi, is also avocation free. The island can be reached by atmosphere or we can get a packet from Mersing on a mainland.

Panuba Bay, Tioman Island. Pic: Ferrazo, Wikimedia Commons.

Panuba Bay, Tioman Island. Pic: Ferrazo, Wikimedia Commons.

The Perhentian Islands are located in Terengganu and embody Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil that exaggerate white silt beaches filled with palm trees and blue waters. Scuba diving and snorkeling options are on palm and really renouned among visitors. Snorkeling is intensely pleasing and can be finished right off a beach interjection to a contentment of transparent transparent waters. There are jungle walks by a timberland joining a beaches, or we can take a H2O cab to pierce around. One can get to Perhentian Islands by vessel usually (fly to Khota Bharu).

Perhentian Islands. By Joanne Lane.

Perhentian Islands. By Joanne Lane.

Pulau Pangkor is an island tighten to Perek in north-west Peninsular Malaysia. Pangkor is famous for a white silt beaches and dual of a many renouned are Teluk Nipah and Coral Bay. Other than a beaches here there is a Dutch Fort value a revisit and dual temples on a island. Pangkor is renouned with a locals so it is good place to take a mangle from a unchanging traveller circuit. Pangkor Laut is an upscale review on this island during a scenic location, so if we are looking for oppulance this could be one option. You can strech Pangkor by atmosphere (to Ipoh) and ferry.

And if we suspicion this was all, there are many some-more islands like Penang, Layang-Layang, Redang, Rawa and many some-more watchful to be explored with their cold waters mouth-watering we to take a dip.

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10 best dive locations in Malaysia

Where can we find a best dive spots in Malaysia?

Malaysia has countless good dive locations. The best dive sites in Malaysia can be found in a southeastern segment of Sabah (on a island of Borneo). Easiest to strech are a dive sites during a easterly seashore of Peninsular Malaysia, yet this segment is disposed to a yearly monsoon deteriorate between Oct and March. Below a top10, formed on a dive conditions, bio-diversity and attractiveness.

1. Sipadan Island, Mabul Island and Kapalai Island

Diving during Sipadan Island in Malaysia

These 3 islands substantially enclose a best dive sites in a whole of Malaysia. Sipadan is by distant a best place to suffer scuba diving; it is also not that easy to indeed dive during given of a restricting manners that are in place (daily permit). Mabul is famous worldwide for a extraordinary plod diving conditions. Kapalai is a tiny silt bank, not that good for diving, yet here we can find a unequivocally disdainful review built on stilts. Actually both Sipadan and Mabul acquire their possess mark in this list, yet given we can’t revisit one (Sipadan) yet a other (Mabul) we usually listed a whole cluster as one entry.

2. Lankayan Island

Whale shark sighting during Lankayan Island in Malaysia

A tiny island located north of a city of Sandakan in eastern Sabah. Lankayan usually has one (luxurious) review and it’s all about diving and relaxing. Accommodation competence be utterly costly for non-divers, they competence be improved off during countless other islands. After Sipadan, Lankayan substantially offers a best dive spots and diving conditions in Malaysia.

3. Layang-Layang Island

Diving during Layang-Layang Island in Malaysia

Layang-Layang is not a pleasant island per se. It is a petrify alighting frame with one review and a sea base, located on a large silt bank located usually next sea level. Layang-Layang is located in a remote area, where a underwater universe has not been influenced by tellurian beings. Corals are in primitive conditions. Layang-Layang is a place to see large class and large schools of fish (not so most smaller stuff).

4. Mataking Island, Pom Island and Sibuan Island

Diving during Sibuan Island in Malaysia

Though not as good as diving conditions during a circuitously islands of Sipadan and Mabul, a area surrounding Mataking, Pom and Sibuan still offers utterly a few extraordinary dive sites (especially Sibuan is famous for good plod diving). Mataking is a smashing place to stay. There is a unequivocally lush review from where we can suffer dive trips in a area.

5. Redang Island

Diving during Redang Island in Malaysia

Redang is a initial island in a list that is not located in Borneo. Redang Island lies within a Terengganu Marine Park, circuitously a city of Kuala Terengganu during a easterly seashore of Peninsular Malaysia. Redang offers good dive sites and ideal dive conditions. It is a good place to start with your diving adventure, as prices of a 4 day PADI march are unequivocally affordable. Redang can't be visited between Oct and Mar given of a monsoon season.

6. Lang Tengah Island

Diving during Lang Tengah Island in Malaysia

Located between a some-more renouned islands of Redang and Perhentian, a smaller island of Lang Tengah offers good diving opportunities. The island has a few good resorts, and is also suitable for non-divers. Lang Tenggah can't be visited between Oct and Mar given of a monsoon season.

7. Tenggol Island

Diving during Tenggol Island in Malaysia

Tenggol Island is located during a easterly seashore of Peninsular Malaysia. It offers superb diving conditions, yet it is maybe not suitable for beginners due to a currents that mostly play a large purpose in dives around a island. There are a few good resorts on a island. Tenggol can't be visited between Oct and Mar given of a monsoon season.

8. Tioman Island (and a approximate islands)

Diving conditions during Tioman are identical to a other renouned islands during a easterly seashore of Peninsular Malaysia. Especially good about Tioman is that besides diving it is also a good place to do snorkeling, sunbathing and kayaking. The island is large adequate to do countless other fun activities. Possible downside competence be that is not that easy to strech compared to other islands (unless we are peaceful to compensate dearly for a approach KL – Tioman moody operated by Berjaya Air).

9. Perhentian Island

Diving during Perhentian Island in Malaysia

Perhentian is a best island in Malaysia to do a diving course. The diving conditions are superb for beginners, and there are many dive spots accessible to suffer immediately after finishing a PADI course. Perhentian has ease waters and an contentment of sea life. Besides diving it is substantially one of a best islands for snorkeling, with shoal reefs with flattering good corals and good sea life (also large fish and many turtles). At Perhentian prices for fun dives and for a diving march are substantially a lowest in Malaysia. If we are a beginner, Perhentian Island is unequivocally a place to be!

10. Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park

Diving during Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park in Malaysia

Right conflicting of a city of Kota Kinabalu in western Sabah (Borneo) lies a smashing Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park (TAR Marine Park). This area contains countless dive sites that are unequivocally value a visit. Dive schools generally work from out of Kota Kinabalu, yet there are also a few that are located on a islands. Similar to Perhentian Island this is a good place to start diving by doing a 4 day PADI march as a dive conditions are optimal for beginners.

Dive locations in Malaysia that roughly done it into a top10

Of march there are many other good places to dive in Malaysia, next a few that didn’t make it to a top10, yet are still unequivocally most value a revisit (especially if we take certain non-dive aspects into consideration):

11. Mantanani Island; a tiny bit improved than TAR Marine Park yet also a bit some-more remote located.

12. Kapas Island; good option, tiny island, easy to strech from Kuala Terengganu. Many (better) dive sites during circuitously islands though.

13. Talang-Talang Island; tiny island circuitously Kuching. Not unequivocally a eminent dive spot, yet competence turn one in a future.

14. Tiga Island; renouned island circuitously Kota Kinabalu. Better dive sites during a easterly seashore of Sabah, yet still some unequivocally good sites.

15. Mengalum Island; if we are usually staying around Kota Kinabalu.

16. Pulau Payar; your best choice if we are usually visiting a west seashore of Peninsular Malaysia.

And some turtle islands (for those that do not dive):

17. Selingan Island (Turtle Island circuitously Sandakan); not unequivocally a ideal dive spot, yet a best place to revisit to learn some-more about turtles.

18. Satang Island (Turtle Island circuitously Kuching); another turtle island in Malaysia.

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