If you've been feeling like you need to get away from it all, it's time to treat yourself to an awesome holiday!
While you may not have enough time to travel overseas, there are loads of great local destinations you could visit and still have a wonderful holiday. Go on and get your adrenaline pumping with exciting activities, explore somewhere new you've never been to before, or just kick back and relax.
Think that it'll be too expensive to book a flight at the last minute? Malaysia Airlines is here to ease your worries with their 72-hour sale - all seats for all domestic flights will be 20% off!
Promo period: 29 January 2019 - 31 January 2019 (until 11.59pm)
Travel period: 18 February 2019 - 16 May 2019*
*Terms and conditions apply.
1. Langkawi: Cool off from the blazing Malaysian heat at the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls
Located at the northwest corner of the island, the Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls got its name from the seven natural pools that have formed at different levels. The hike to the top can be tiring, but it's well worth it when you get to the top and see the all the gorgeous infinity pools laid out before you. There's even a natural water slide into one of the pools!
Location: Telaga Harbour Park, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Watch the video below for more suggestions of what to do in Langkawi:
2. Kuantan: Try the famous mango cheesecake from Kula Cakes
No trip to Kuantan would be complete without dropping by Kula Cakes for a slice of their famous mango cheesecake! You'll completely fall in love with it after just one bite into the creamy cheesecake topped with frozen mango slices and drizzled with thick mango syrup. The rose design version is especially pretty! Both slices and whole cakes are available for dine-in and takeway, they'll even give you frozen versions if you'd like to bring some all the way back home.
Location: A96, Jalan Besar, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang
3. Penang: Have a spookily good time at the Penang Ghost Museum
Malaysians sure do love our ghost stories and creepy folktales don't we? Check out the Penang Ghost Museum where the detailed exhibitions will tell you all about various ghosts and the legends surrounding them. This one-of-a-kind experience will definitely be a memorable one, and you can make sure that you always remember it by taking pictures with the exhibits.
Location: 57, Lebuh Melayu, 10100, Penang
4. Labuan: Take a day trip to Pulau Papan
Only a 5-minute boat ride away from the city of Labuan, Pulau Papan is the perfect place to kick back and enjoy those quintessential island life vibes. Enjoy the white sandy beaches and clear waters, explore a colonial lighthouse, go snorkeling or jungle trekking, have a picnic on the beach, visit a mini agriculture park, and more!
Location: Jalan Merdeka, Labuan (take a speed boat from the Labuan Jetty)
5. Kota Kinabalu: Get a taste of the traditional lifestyle of the Sabahan tribes at the Mari Mari Cultural Village
The Mari Mari Cultural Village is the best part to learn everything there is to know about the lives of five Sabahan ethnic communities - the Bajau (sea gypsies), the Dusun (rice farmers), the Lundayeh (fishermen), the Murut (hunters), and the Rungus (longhouse builders). Get a detailed look at and experience of their traditional houses and cultural habits, as well as their traditional customs, performances, and food.
Location: Inanam, 88450 Kota Kinabalu
6. Miri: Chill on Tusan Beach, the best beach in Sarawak
There's no better place to just chill and enjoy being surrounded by white sandy shorelines, rugged cliffs, and unusual rock formations. Plus, there's no shortage of gorgeous photos to take, be it of Borneo's spectacular sunsets, the stunning beach itself, or syok sendiri photos for posting up on social media. Make sure to look out for the rare 'Blue Tears', a natural phenomenon in which tiny micro-organisms make the sea glow by emitting blue light.
Location: About an hour's drive from Miri city
Watch the video below for more suggestions of things to do in Borneo:
So what are you waiting for? Your local getaway awaits! Book your flights with Malaysia Airlines now before the sale ends.