Top 10 Underrated cities to visit in Malaysia for your mid-year Getaway 


Malaysia, a famous tourist destination brimming with world-famous sites attracting thousands of tourists, is also filled with the most underrated and beautiful cities that will make you feel like you are on an overseas holiday. You do not need to spend so much traveling overseas. As for how easily you can avail your Malaysia visa, you can also find easy access to several fun activities in the underrated destinations of Malaysia.

With so much to explore, take a tour to these underrated tourist destinations in Malaysia that are worth visiting.

Semporna, Sabah

Semporna, located in the south-eastern part of Sabah, is often described as perfection in the form of owning a beautiful island in Malaysia. It is a haven for divers and snorkeling enthusiasts. With a rich marine life, witness the colorful fishes and beautiful corals, which are as breathtaking as the Maldives and Bora-Bora.

Pulau Perhentian, Terengganu

Made up of two islands, Perhentian Besar and Perhentian Kecil, Palau Perhentian is known as the Pearl of South China. Pristine beaches, stunning sunsets, crystal clear water, and teeming aquatic life collectively form the gorgeous Pulau Perhentian. The islands also give you the best diving experience with the assured spotting of sharks, sea turtles, rare corals, and more.

Taiping, Perak

Taiping will not get you enough since it is the third most sustainable city globally. Consisting of rich history, lake gardens, scenic mountains, and centuries-old trees, Taiping is a hidden gem of a tourist attraction. It is also the wettest place in all of Malaysia, making the surroundings lush and beautiful.

Balik Pulau, Penang

Balik Pulau, literally meaning the back of the island, is covered with green spaces, long-stretch paddy fields, and rolling hills. It is well-known for its agricultural activities, offering the best countryside vibes. Explore the tranquil, lush felids by cycling or enjoy the art of garden cooking with a varied aromatic species.

Bukit Panorama, Pahang

Bukit Panorama is a hill of approximately 271 meters in height that rewards you with the most panoramic view from the top point. You trek along the main trail, a heart-pumping staircase with railing, and enjoy the magical cloud-covered verdant hills.

Taman Negara, Pahang

Taman Negra is one of the best places to reconnect to nature with its history of 130-million-year-old rainforest. Walk on the world’s longest canopy walkway while trekking through the rainforest, or challenge yourself by climbing the highest mountain in Malaysia while spotting the unspoiled wildlife of the peninsular.

Sasaran, Kuala Selangor

Sasaran Sky Mirror Beach, which closely resembles the Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats of Bolivia, grants you the flabbergasting seascape of a seamless sea, mirroring you and the sky above the sea. Visit Sasarn during the first and fifteenth of the lunar month to witness the magnificent sky mirror phenomenon.

Pulau Rawa, Johor

Pulau Rawa comes under the most visited Johor Bahru tourist places and a perfect getaway for people who love the sea, sand, and sun. Unlike other crowding beaches in Malaysia, Pulau Rawa owns the most pristine and untouched beaches to enjoy the calm sea breezes with a gorgeous view of nature, giving you the feel of the Maldives.

Colmare Tropicale, Bukit Tinggi

A medieval French-themed village resort town, Colmar Tropicale is a hidden tourist attraction in Bukkit Tinggi. Picture the Picturesque Colmar building, featuring vibrant facades, and imagine yourself as the main character of the fairy-tale world. Stroll through the streets of French cafes, art galleries, and boutique shops, mostly giving you the feel of France.

Tasik Kenyir, Terengganu

Tasik Kenyir in Terengganu is home to one of the largest human-made lakes in Southeast Asia. The lake spans an impressive 260,000 hectares and is bounded by 340 artificial islands. Tasik Kenyir also harbors flowers, birds, and even butterflies. It has everything you need to escape from the bustling city.

As a country of famous tourist destinations and full of hidden surprises, Malaysia has the best places to uncover.