Popular Cities in Malaysia

Top cities in Malaysia, page 1, based on popularity among TravBuddy members.

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Kuala Lumpur #1 most popular location
Kuala Lumpur (known to most as KL) is Malaysia’s modern and eclectic capital. Sometimes smoggy but always lively its temples redolent with the smoke of countless sticks of incense while mar…
2,935travelers 744reviews 363blogs
Langkawi #2 most popular location
A collection of just under one hundred islands -or just over one hundred, if you count the ones that reveal themselves at low tide – Langkawi is an increasingly popular Malaysian tourist sp…
88travelers 101reviews 52blogs
Malacca #3 most popular location
Malacca is the third smallest Malaysian state. It is located in the southern region of the Malay Peninsula, on the Straits of Malacca. The capital city of state of Malacca is Malacca Town (Ba…
136travelers 68reviews 59blogs
Kota Kinabalu #4 most popular location
The capital of the Malaysian state of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu is a place of tropical luxury, heavenly beaches and exotic local cultures. Close to Kota Kinabalu there are plenty of attenti…
195travelers 103reviews 57blogs
Penang #5 most popular location
Penang is considered to be one of the main tourist stops for visitors in Malaysia. Also known as Pulau Pinang (in Malay which translates to Penang Island). This beautiful island is also known…
429travelers 121reviews 97blogs
Kuching #6 most popular location
Along with being the largest city in the state of Sarawak in East Malaysia, Kuching is also the capital. It is the largest city on the island of Borneo, and the fourth largest city in the ent…
147travelers 60reviews 42blogs
Georgetown #7 most popular location
Georgetown has been named by the British after King George III, but is unmistakebly a Chinese city. It is the capital of the island and state of Penang on the West Coast of Malaysia. Th…
27travelers 55reviews 31blogs
Johor Bahru #8 most popular location
Johor Bahru is the capital city of Johor in southern Malaysia. The city of Johor Bahru is located at 1°29′N, 103°44′E. The city council administers the highly developed southern central…
162travelers 14reviews 6blogs
Sandakan #9 most popular location
Sandakan is easily accessible from Kota Kinabalu or Kuala Lumpur and is a pretty quiet place on it's own. There is of course the contemplative Sandakan Memorial Park, which is stood on a …
21travelers 25reviews 19blogs
Ipoh #10 most popular location
Ipoh is the capital of Perak, a state in Malaysia. It is about a three hours car drive (or five hour bus drive) from Kuala Lumpur via the North-South Expressway. Ipoh is a slow paced city…
114travelers 39reviews 12blogs
Cameron Highlands #11 most popular location
Located high in the mountains in the northeastern section of Pahang, Malaysia, the Cameron Highlands are much like the name suggests: mountainous. This is a landscape of rolling hills covered…
16travelers 10reviews 40blogs
Batu Ferringhi #12 most popular location
Batu Ferringhi, where the translation means Foreigner's rock, is the famous famous beach for both tourist and locals Penang, Malaysia. While the beach is definitely not the best beach in Mala…
22reviews 3blogs
Petaling Jaya #13 most popular location
A satellite city of Kuala Lumpur in the Klang Valley, Petaling Jaya, or PJ, is known for its mix of industrial and residential activity. It's the largest city in the state of Selangor and …
177travelers 29reviews 10blogs
Port Dickson #14 most popular location
Port Dickson is a beach located in the state of Negeri Sembilan. If you are in Kuala Lumpur and wish to visit a beach or sun bathing, Port Dickson is the closest beach! It is abouth 34KM …
13travelers 14reviews 2blogs
Kuantan #15 most popular location
Kuantan is the state capital of Pahang, the 3rd largest state in Malaysia. It is situated near the mouth of the Kuantan River and faces the South China Sea. If one measures the distance along…
36travelers 23reviews 8blogs
Genting Highlands #16 most popular location
Dubbed the 'City of Entertainment', this mountain resort offers a casino, indoor and outdoor theme parks and a golf course. Located an hour from Kuala Lumpur, visitors can drive up to the res…
3travelers 21reviews 5blogs
Kota Bharu #17 most popular location
Kota Bharu is a city in Malaysia, is the state capital and Royal City of Kelantan. It is also the name of the territory (jajahan) in which Kota Bharu City is situated. The name means 'new cit…
21travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Miri #18 most popular location
Located on the island of Borneo in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Miri is what some of us call a 'gateway" city which is in fact the second largest city in Sarawak. It is also the Oil City s…
48travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Tanah Rata #19 most popular location
Tanah Rata is the biggest town in the Cameron Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia. It is 4km from Brinchang, another town in the Cameron Highlands. Tanah Rata means 'flat ground' in Malay, a referenc…
1travelers 16reviews 12blogs
Pangkor Island #20 most popular location
3travelers 9reviews 6blogs
Tioman Island #21 most popular location
Tioman Island is off the coast of peninsula Malaysia. Quiet and secluded, it is perfect for snorkling, scuba diving, exploring mangrove forests, hiking and even rock climbing. You can walk…
13travelers 16reviews 4blogs
Sepang #22 most popular location
9travelers 17reviews 2blogs
Selangor #23 most popular location
The state capital is Shah Alam and the royal capital is Klang. A third major urban centre is Petaling Jaya which was awarded city status on 20 June 2006. Hence, Selangor is one of only two Ma…
106travelers 23reviews 2blogs
Pulau Perhentian #24 most popular location
Pulau Perhentian is an island situated in the east coast of Malaysia under the state of Terengganu.It is situated about a 30 minute speed boat ride from Kuala Besut Jetty. There are 2 isl…
31travelers 10reviews 8blogs
Kuala Terengganu #25 most popular location
Kuala Terengganu is the state capital of Terengganu, in the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia. This place is characterised by strong Malay culture, laid-back lifestyle, tranquil coastal towns …
29travelers 4reviews
Semporna #26 most popular location
Semporna is the gateway to the most amazing diving in Malaysia. However it is also a dirty, smelly, poor place. Not as bad as small towns in Indonesia or Philippines but very close. The mar…
6travelers 14reviews 19blogs
Shah Alam #27 most popular location
88travelers 3reviews
Sabah #28 most popular location
Sabah is located on the north of Malaysian Borneo and is one of the 13 states in Malaysia. Sabah is a popular destination for tourists. Mount Kinabalu, the highest Mountain in South-East As…
95travelers 13reviews 7blogs
Taiping #29 most popular location
24travelers 17reviews 7blogs
Putrajaya #30 most popular location
Putrajaya,which was originally Prang Besar ڤراڠ بسر, was opened in 1918 as Air Hitam by the British and also(Known as Malaysia's first Intelligent Garden City) is the new federal admin…
15travelers 8reviews 7blogs
Alor Setar #31 most popular location
Alor Setar, known as Alor Star between 2004 and 2008,[1] is the state capital of Kedah, Malaysia, and Kota Setar District's Administrative Centre. It is also a distribution center for manufac…
22travelers 1reviews
Cherating #32 most popular location
2travelers 6reviews 3blogs
Klang #33 most popular location
Klang is one of the oldest towns located southwest in the state of Selangor. It was a tin mining town that the two local chieftains, Raja Abdullah and Raja Mahadi, fought over. Klang is known…
59travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Pantai Cenang #34 most popular location
Pantai Cenang is a white sand stretch of beach at the south eastern tip of Pulau Langkawi. It has a reputation as being a cheaper area of the island and attracts the mid budget and backpacker…
1travelers 13reviews 6blogs
Subang Jaya #35 most popular location
Subang Jaya is a middle to upper class housing area in Selangor, Malaysia. You will only find houses, houses and more houses. This place used to be palm plantations some 30 years ago. Commonl…
39travelers 10reviews
Borneo #36 most popular location
Borneo is the largest island in Asia. It is also the third largest island in the world. Borneo's territory is shared by three countries: Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia. Indonesia controls …
245travelers 10reviews 20blogs
Redang Island #37 most popular location
Pulau Redang (Redang Island) Malaysia lies about 45 km north-northeast of Kuala Terengganu and is accessible via Merang jetty and Shahbandar jetty. Pulau Redang offers some of the best di…
2travelers 7reviews
Perhentian Kecil #38 most popular location
Perhentian Kecil is the smaller of the two Perhentian Islands, with the other one called Besar. Perhentian Kecil is truly paradise on earth. White sandy beaches, crystal clear water ideal …
7travelers 8reviews 8blogs
Puchong #39 most popular location
35travelers 13reviews 1blogs
Mersing #40 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews
Kuah #41 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 1blogs
Brinchang #42 most popular location
1reviews
Tioman #43 most popular location
Tioman Island (locally known as Pulau Tioman) is a small island located 32 km off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia in the state of Pahang, and is some 39 km long and 12 km wide. Surround…
15travelers 1reviews 9blogs
Seri Kembangan #44 most popular location
8travelers 2reviews
Ranau #45 most popular location
3travelers 3reviews
Mount Kinabalu #46 most popular location
11travelers 2reviews 30blogs
Pahang #47 most popular location
Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia. The capital city is Kuantan, but the most famous place in this state is probably Genting Highlands, undoubtedly the main source of income of the…
17travelers 11reviews 1blogs
Mabul #48 most popular location
Mabul island is where most divers and snorklers stay in order to visit nearby Sipadan island. There are 2 Bajaut Laut villages and several luxury resorts along with various hostels and longho…
7travelers 4reviews 9blogs
Sipadan #49 most popular location
Sipadan island is a small island located near the island of Mabul. Since 2005, only 120 divers and non-divers per day are allowed. Most accommodation, budget longhouses and 5 star resorts are…
36travelers 6reviews 13blogs
Rawang #50 most popular location
9travelers 2reviews
Tanjung Bungah #51 most popular location
5reviews
Seremban #52 most popular location
Seremban is the capital city of Negeri Sembilan state in Malaysia. It's famous for Seremban's Siew Pau. To get there, take a bus from KL or ktm train to Seremban station. The bus journey t…
51travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Kajang #53 most popular location
Kajang is a city in the eastern part of Selangor, Malaysia. It is located 21 km from KL. The city is famous for Kajang Satay, which is grilled meat (chicken, beef, mutton rabbit or etc) serve…
23travelers 2blogs
Sepilok #54 most popular location
4reviews 9blogs
Jerantut #55 most popular location
Jerantut is a small town in Pahang, on the east coast of peninsular Malaysia. The town is a good starting point for trips into Taman Negara National Park. As the town doesn't see many tourist…
2travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Taman Negara #56 most popular location
Taman Negara National Park was established in Malaysia in 1938/1939 as the King George V National Park. It was renamed to Taman Negara after Independence, which literally means "national park…
8travelers 4reviews 12blogs
Langkawi Island #57 most popular location
Langkawi Island or Pulau Langkawi as it's called in Malay is also known as the Jewel of Kedah. Kedah being that state that Langkawi sits in. It is an island that is surrounded by mystery,…
12travelers 5reviews 7blogs
Labuan #58 most popular location
Labuan Island is part of Malaysia so if you are going there from Brunei, you need to go through Malaysian immigration first at Serasa Ferry Terminal. The boat ride from Brunei takes about 45 …
12travelers 14reviews 1blogs
Batu Caves #59 most popular location
The Batu Caves are a limestone hill, which has a series of caves and cave temples north of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It takes its name from the Batu River, which flows past the hill. The cav…
5travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Redang #60 most popular location
Redang Island, locally known as Pulau Redang or just "Redang" is one of the largest islands off the east coast of Malaysia. It is a popular holiday island for Malaysians, most of whom come on…
17travelers 3reviews 2blogs
Kuala Selangor #61 most popular location
Kuala Selangor is home to arguably Malaysia's largest firefly colony. This sleepy town, located 67kms southeast of capital city, Kuala Lumpur, houses a fishing village and is popular with t…
7travelers 3blogs
Bayan Lepas #62 most popular location
4reviews
Setiu #63 most popular location
1reviews 2blogs
Tawau #64 most popular location
9travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Butterworth #65 most popular location
9travelers 1reviews 5blogs
Bukit Bintang #66 most popular location
4reviews 1blogs
Banting #67 most popular location
5travelers 1reviews
Sarawak #68 most popular location
Sarawak, is a state in the island of Borneo (the other one being Sabah). It is the largest state in Malaysia. The capital of Sarawak, is Kuching. Sarawak is separated from the Indonesian part…
56travelers 5reviews 5blogs
Batu Pahat #69 most popular location
19travelers 2reviews
Marang #70 most popular location
1travelers 1reviews 2blogs
Perhentian Besar #71 most popular location
Pulau Perhentian Besar is one of 2 Perhentian islands with the other called Perhentian Kecil, which when translated to English basically means Wait Big and Wait small. Pulau Perhentian basica…
1travelers 4reviews 3blogs
Kudat #72 most popular location
2travelers 1reviews 4blogs
Kuala Rompin #73 most popular location
1reviews
Tambunan #74 most popular location
Tambunan is a small town in the middle of Sabah. On the main road from KK to Kenigau and then on to Tenom. In theory there is a road that goes to Ranau - but it is very bad. Not equipped f…
4travelers 3reviews
Tanjung Tokong #75 most popular location
3reviews
Tuaran #76 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Sukau #77 most popular location
3travelers 2reviews 1blogs
Mulu #78 most popular location
4travelers 1reviews 15blogs
Bandar Penawar #79 most popular location
3reviews
Malaysia #80 most popular location
208travelers 4blogs
Pangkor #81 most popular location
1travelers 2reviews 2blogs
Lang Tengah Island #82 most popular location
1reviews
Poring #83 most popular location
2reviews 5blogs
Teluk Intan #84 most popular location
Teluk Intan also known as Teluk Anson is located in the state of Perak about 3 hours driving from Kuala Lumpur(KL) to the north direction. It's about 1 hour drive from Ipoh town - the capital…
8travelers 1blogs
Cheras #85 most popular location
8travelers 6reviews 2blogs
Kijal #86 most popular location
2reviews
Sibu #87 most popular location
15travelers 1blogs
Sungai Lembing #88 most popular location
2travelers 3reviews 4blogs
Kuala Tahan #89 most popular location
2reviews 3blogs
genting highland #90 most popular location
1travelers 3reviews
Perak #91 most popular location
Perak is one of the 13 states of Malaysia. It is the second largest state in Peninsular Malaysia bordering Kedah and Thailand to the north, Penang to the northwest, Kelantan and Pahang to the…
39travelers 2reviews 3blogs
Bangsar #92 most popular location
Bangsar, a residential suburb located at the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur is a popular place for tourists to visit. Bangsar has the best night-life clubs, best cuisines/restaurants and Shopping …
2travelers 2reviews
Kampung Baru #93 most popular location
4reviews
Lahad Datu #94 most popular location
2travelers 2blogs
Selingan #95 most popular location
3reviews 2blogs
Segamat #96 most popular location
Segamat is a town located in the state of Johor. It is a slow paced town famed for it's Durian. Segamat is also famous for it's fruits and it is about an hour drive from Gunung Ledang.
4travelers 2reviews
Ampang #97 most popular location
14travelers 3reviews 1blogs
Balok #98 most popular location
3reviews
Papar #99 most popular location
1travelers 1blogs
Bario #100 most popular location
3blogs