2 Weeks in Malaysia – The Best Two Week Malaysia Itinerary

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2 weeks in Malaysia is a good amount of time to appreciate all this beautiful country has to offer. And if you’re here looking for the perfect two week Malaysia itinerary, you’ll be pleased to know you’ve come to the right place. After spending quite some time backpacking Malaysia, we can share what we got up to, and what we consider to be the essentials when spending two weeks in Malaysia. We cover both the West and East Coast of the country, including Malaysian Borneo. As well as all of our top tips for travelling around this incredible country.

When you talk about backpacking in South East Asia, Malaysia is not a country that you hear come up very often.  Naturally, this made us even more inclined to visit, and after spending a number of weeks backpacking there, we can’t help but feel Malaysia is fiercely underrated.    

One of the things we love most about backpacking in Malaysia is its diversity.  First, it is a cultural melting pot. The multi-ethnic influence of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European concocts a culture (and cuisine) unlike no other in the region.

Not only that, but Malaysia boasts a multitude of landscapes.  From wild urban cities and charming heritage towns, to sweeping rainforests, and pristine islands!  Combine all this with backpacker-friendly prices and endless opportunity for adventure, you are on to an absolute winner in our eyes.

With this in mind, put together the perfect itineraries that will allow you to see the best of Malaysia in 2 weeks. So let’s get to it.

If it’s your first time travelling or backpacking Malaysia, I recommend checking out our First timers guide to travelling Malaysia. It’s jam-packed with useful information that will help you prepare for a fantastic, and safe, trip of a lifetime.

Two Weeks in Malaysia – Itinerary & Guide

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First things first… East or West Malaysia? 

You see, it is impossible to get bored when backpacking Malaysia.  Though it’s important to understand there are 2 ‘sides’ of the country.  First of all, you have Peninsular (West) Malaysia.  This region is more developed, boasting the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, along with other popular tourist destinations.  

Then you have East Malaysia.  Sparsely developed in comparison, the East attracts your more adventurous travellers – Those looking to explore the jungles of Borneo, or experience World-Class diving on the East Coast Islands.  

Up until now, we have only explored the West of Malaysia.  Though we know enough about the East that not only makes us desperate to go, but allows us to share some travel inspiration with you guys.

So here amigos, I bring to you, two separate 2-week Malaysia Itineraries.  The first is a West Malaysia Itinerary and the second is a Borneo & East Malaysia Itinerary.

*Tip – You will want to have a clear idea of what it is you want to do when planning your Malaysia itinerary, as the weather patterns are different in Peninsular and East Malaysia. The best time to visit Peninsular (West) Malaysia, is between November and August. Conversely, you should plan your trip to the East between March and September

The Best of Malaysia in 2 Weeks

We have a lot to cover in this comprehensive two week Malaysia Itinerary, so if you’re short for time, here are some of the highlights you can enjoy over your 14 days in Malaysia.

  • Visit the mystical Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur
  • Encounter wild orangutans in the jungles of Borneo
  • Trek to find the rare Rafflesia Flower in the Cameron Highlands
  • Go on a street art hunt in Georgetown
  • Sample delicious traditional Malaysian food.
  • Visit some of the best beaches in Malaysia on Langkawi Island
  • Experience world-class diving in Borneo
  • Discover some of the worlds most majestic mosques in Kuala Lumpur

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2 Weeks in West Malaysia Itinerary

  • Days 1-4: Religious Sites, Nature Parks & Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
  • Days 5-6: Trekking, Culture, and Tea Plantations in Cameron Highlands
  • Days 7-9: Street Art, Street Food, and Colonial Buildings in Penang
  • Days 10-13: Beaches, Waterfalls, and Watersports in Langkawi
  • Day 14: Return to Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

We Recommend: 3-4 Nights

Your Malaysian adventures will inevitably begin in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur.  If you are a nature lover or adventure enthusiast, it could be tempting to move on right away.  But hold your horses, as you might find there is more to KL than meets the eye.

I’d be lying if I said that Kuala Lumpur doesn’t take some time to digest.  It can be a sensory overload to folk like us who warm more towards natural landscapes.  However, after spending quite some time in KL over the past two years, it’s become one of our favourite cities in Asia. 

There are in fact, a ton of cool and unique things to do in Kuala Lumpur.  Whether you are into culture, shopping, architecture, nature, or food, you are sure to find something you love about the city.  Here’s a list of some of the top things to do in Kuala Lumpur, but for a more comprehensive list see our 2 Day Kuala Lumpur Itinerary.

Things to do in Kuala Lumpur

1.  Batu Caves

The Batu Caves should be a priority on your list of things to do in Kuala Lumpur.  The caves are a whopping 400 million years old and built amidst limestone cliffs are a sight to behold. As well as a popular tourist attraction, the caves are a significant religious landmark, housing numerous Hindu temples and shrines.  What’s more, following a recent upgrade incorporating a striking rainbow staircase, the caves are one of the most Instagrammed places in Kuala Lumpur.

2.  Mosques and Temples

As expected from such an ethnically diverse nation, mosques and temples are abundant in the capital city.  In addition to the Batu Caves, you should check out the Thean Hou Buddhist Temple and the grandeur Federal Territory Mosque.

Take the stress out of planning and cover the KL cultural highlights with an organised tour. Click the link below to read hundreds of positive reviews regarding the tour which includes the Batu Caves, Thean Hou Temple, and the National Mosque. At just $25 it’s insane value for money, but be sure to book in advance as it sells out fast!

Book Your Tour: Group Tour: Batu Caves & Cultural Exploration Tour

3.  KL Eco Park

To think of the concrete jungle that Kuala Lumpur is now, it’s quite hard to believe that it was once dominated by dense rainforest.  While much of the forest has now been taken up by infrastructure, we love how the Eco Park preserves the cities routes.  Visitors can take to the skies at the eco-park following various nature trails through the treetops.

4. Enjoy the Food

One of the best things to do in Kuala Lumpur is to enjoy the amalgamation of cuisine on offer.  Food Halls in China Town.  Banana Leaf specialities in Little India. Cheap but delicious Roti Canai.  The list is endless. If you’re stuck for what to order, check out these 15 dishes you must try in Kuala Lumpur.

For more travel inspiration for Kuala Lumpur check out our comprehensive 2 Day Kuala Lumpur Itinerary.

Where to Stay in Kuala Lumpur

Naturally, there is no shortage of accommodation options in Kuala Lumpur, regardless of your budget. I’ve made some suggestions below, or you click the link for a list of all hostels, guesthouses, and hotels in the city.

For a full list of places to stay in Kuala Lumpur, you can check the latest prices here.

HostelMingle @Chinatown – Housed in a colonial building, Mingle is located in the heart of Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur. The chic decor is a big attraction here, along with the regular group activities encouraging guests to, well, Mingle!

Budget Private Step Inn Guesthouse – A great choice for budget travellers, Step Inn Guesthouse offers modest but affordable accomodation in central KL. And you can let your pennies stretch even further with the in-house kitchen facilities and free breakfast.

Luxury  The Face Suites – If budget permits, we highly recommend splurging on a one night stay in this luxury apartment block.  Not only can you enjoy a night of divine comfort, but you will undoubtedly go crazy for the rooftop infinity pool sporting unrivalled views of one of the best skylines in the world.

Or, if you’d prefer something more personal, you may wish to consider an Air BnB instead. These are particularly great if you are staying long term and we are pleased to offer a £26 discount on your first booking. Simply click the link to validate your offer.

Cameron Highlands

We Recommend: 1-2 Nights

Just a 4-5 hour drive from Kuala Lumpur, the Cameron Highlands are a picturesque rural region in the West of Malaysia.  Boasting verdant nature, scenic views, and a bunch of adventure opportunities, the highlands are a worthy contender for your 14 Day Malaysia Itinerary.

The highlands are named after the British explorer who discovered them.  To this end, the fact that they are famous for their sweeping tea plantations is quite ironic.  In keeping with the British culture, you can also enjoy strawberry picking and traditional cream teas. Or why not book a tour, like this Sunrise Spectacular Mossy Forest Trekking Tour.

Here’s a list of some of the Cameron Highlands highlights. Or for further travel inspo, check out 25 Things to do in the Cameron Highlands.

Things to do in the Cameron Highlands

1.  Jungle Trekking

Located next to one of the worlds oldest rainforests, Jungle Treks and hiking in the Cameron Highlands is the number 1 activity.   With tours starting from half a day up to 7 days plus, there are options to suit all interests and capabilities.  On these tours, you get to experience some of the incredible scenery encompassing the highlands.  As well as learning about the regions flora and fauna.

2.  Hunt for the Rafflesia Flower

The Rafflesia flower is known to be one of the largest flowers in the world, and Malaysia is one of the few countries where you can find it.  Growing up to 3ft in diameter, the extraordinary specimen is also known as the corpse-flower thanks to its pungent odour!

*Tip – Your best chance of a sighting the Rafflesia flower is during the rainy season and with the assistance of an experienced guide.

3.  Orang Asli Villages

Orang Asli, meaning ‘original people’ in Malay, refers to the indigenous groups living in Malaysia. And the Cameron Highlands is one of few places where you can visit traditional villages.   While these tours provide a fascinating insight into indigenous culture, it is a grey area whether or not it’s entirely ethical to visit them.  We would say it’s ok, so long as you remain respectful at all times.

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Places to Stay in the Cameron Highlands

Hostel Hikers Sleep Port – Situated in Cameron Highlands, Hikers Sleep Port is conveniently located for those looking to explore all of the local attractions.  The accommodation provides tour bookings and a free buffet breakfast for guests.

Budget Private Fathers Guesthouse Resort – Conveniently located in the Cameron Highlands, Fathers Guesthouse offer modest but comfortable private rooms.  The guesthouse can help book your tours and you can enjoy nearby hiking trails and villages.

For more places to stay in the Cameron Highlands, you can check the latest prices here.

Penang/Georgetown

We Recommend: 3-4 Nights

If you are the slightest bit interested in Malaysian history, you should make Penang a priority on your two week Malaysia itinerary.  Located along the west coast of Malaysia, the island once served as a major trading hub. However, it isn’t the beaches that attract visitors to come here.

Most tourists come to Penang to experience the capital of George Town.   Famous for its heritage houses, street art, hipster cafes, and street food, UNESCO declared the city a world heritage site in 2008.  Since then, Georgetown has flourished into a hub of creativity and culture.    To ensure you hit all the best historical spots in town, you could consider the ‘Explore Georgetown Half Day City Tour‘.

Truth be told, Penang is one of our favourite places in Malaysia, and I promise to eat my hat if you don’t love it too. With that, here are some of our favourite things to do in Penang. Or for a more comprehensive guide, you can check out this Penang itinerary.

To get a real taste for the food culture in Georgetown and the history behind it, we highly recommend this guided heritage food tour. Explore the delicious local cuisine and learn from your local guide who knows the area like the back of his hand.

BOOK YOUR TOUR: George Town: Food Hop with Heritage on a Plate

Things to do in Penang

1.  George Town Street Art Hunt

The street art in Georgetown has become an iconic attraction among the backpacker crowd.   Created by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic in 2012, the unique works injected a new lease of life into the city.  Hidden throughout a labyrinth of lanes and alleyways, searching for the famous murals makes for quite the fun treasure hunt.

2.  Tour the Heritage Houses

The pre-war heritage homes found all around Georgetown serve as a true reflection of the cities colonial history. Oozing charm and authenticity, it almost feels like you have stepped back in time to another era.  You can also visit more affluent properties such as the Pinang Peranakan Mansion – once home to a 19th-century Chinese tycoon.

3.  Kek Lok Si Temple

Kek Lok Si or the ‘Temple of Happiness’, is the largest Buddhist temple in Malaysia.  The complex serves as a pilgrimage centre for Buddhists throughout SE Asia. In true Buddhist fashion, the intricate design of the temple is tremendously impressive.  And if you’re not ‘templed-out’, we recommend the day trip from Georgetown.  

4.  Take a Penang Food Tour

A Penang food tour is an absolutely essential thing to do during your 2 weeks in Malaysia.  The food here is some of the best in the country, and you are sure to leave with a very satisfied tummy.

Furthermore, Georgetown is known to be the street food capital of the country, and you are never more than a few metres away from a hawker stand.  There are so many delicious street foods you must try in Malaysia –  Satay, noodles, Lok Lok, Apom Balik…  Try it all I tell you! 

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2 Weeks in Malaysia – Georgetown, Penang

Places to Stay in Penang

Hostel The 80s Guesthouse – Conveniently located in the centre of Georgetown, The 80s Guesthouse is one of the most popular hostels in Penang.  The chic industrial design is a crowd favourite and the dorms have been made to feel super cosy.  

Budget Private Rainbow House – Modest but super comfy rooms, Rainbow House is the perfect budget accommodation option in the heart of Georgetown.  

Mid-Range The Boutique Residence Hotel – Offering a touch of luxury in the heart of Georgetown, The Boutique Residence Hotel, is a top choice in the area.  Facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a la carte restaurant.

For places to stay in Penang, you can check the latest prices here.

Langkawi

We Recommend: 4-5 Nights

Your final stop on this 2 Week Malaysia Itinerary is Langkawi.  Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands located off the west coast. Famous for their endless natural landscapes, the islands boast some of the best beaches in Malaysia. 

As a token of its beauty, Langkawi was declared a Unesco World Geo Park in 2007.  The interior of the main island is made up of lush rice paddies, majestic waterfalls, and sweeping rainforest.

All things considered, it is no surprise that  Langkawi is a popular choice among holiday goers and backpackers, alike.  The harmonious combination of relaxation and adventure appeals to all kinds of traveller.  So let’s look at the top things to do in Langkawi. Or for a more comprehensive guide, check out this Langkawi Itinerary.

Things to do in Langkawi

1.  Beaches

Langkawi sports some of the best beaches in Malaysia, so naturally this is the number 1 thing to do here. With many incredible beaches to choose from, it is worth renting a scooter for a day and discovering which one you like best.  

For all the action, Pantai Cenang is where it’s at.  Here you will find bars, restaurants, watersports, and shopping.  Or for a quieter atmosphere, we can recommend Tanjang Rhu or Pantai Tengah. 

2.  Skytrex Adventure

One for the intrepid travellers, Sky Trex Adventure is an adrenaline-pumping assault course in the heart of the Langkawi Rainforest.  With a choice of circuits depending on your capabilities, brave participants are faced with a number of challenging obstacles and zip lines.  Don’t look down!

3.  Waterfalls

There are a number of waterfalls to be found on Langkawi; though, Telaga Tujuh is arguably the most beautiful.  The name, meaning ‘Seven Wells Waterfall’, refers to the seven connected natural pools.  Adventurers can climb to the peak of the waterfall where magical views support a local legend that the area is home to fairies.

4.  Mangrove Tours

Mangrove Tours are a fiercely popular attraction in Langkawi which allow visitors up close and personal to some of the islands most extraordinary nature. As well as lush mangrove forests, you can expect to see plenty of wildlife. You can either opt for a boat tour through the mangroves or if you are feeling more adventurous, why not try kayaking instead.

BOOK YOUR TOUR: Langkawi: Mangrove Kilim UNESCO Geopark & Cave Tour

Places to Stay in Langkawi

Hostel Tubotel – Looking for a unique place to stay in Langkawi, you need look no further than Tubotel.  Located just 15-minute walk from Pantai Cenange, Tubotel boasts sea views from their unique concept-style cube and tube-shaped accommodations.  

Budget Private Bohok Guesthouse – A cosy family run establishment, Bohok Guesthouse offer great value for money in Pantai Cenang.

Mid-Range The Smith House – Located in Pantai Cenang, The Smith House is perfect for those seeking a little extra comfort in Langkawi.  Facilities include a rooftop swimming pool, on-site restaurant and a bar.

For more places to stay in Langkawi, you can check the latest prices here.

Day 14 – Return to Kuala Lumpur

See ya Malaysia, it’s been a blast!

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2 Week East Malaysia Itinerary (Including Borneo)

  • Days 1-2: Religious Sites, Nature Parks & Shopping in Kuala Lumpur
  • Days 3-8: Orangutans, Rainforests, & Diving in Malaysian Borneo
  • Days 9-13: Snorkelling, Beaches, & Relaxation on the Perhentian Islands.

Kuala Lumpur

We Recommend: 2-3 Nights

Your East Cost adventures will inevitably begin in Kuala Lumpur, so it’s worth taking some time to adapt here and check out the highlights of the city. See our section on Kuala Lumpur above for more information, or check out our 2 Day Kuala Lumpur itinerary.

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The Best of Malaysia in 2 Weeks – Kuala Lumpur

Malaysian Borneo

We Recommend: 4-5 Nights

Borneo, the worlds 3rd largest island, is divided among 3 countries – Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.  Boasting sweeping rainforest, world-class dive sites, towering mountain ranges, and some of our planets most unique wildlife, it is a location that screams adventure.  

While 73% of the island is dominated by Indonesian territory, Malaysian Borneo comprises of 2 states – Sawarak and Sabah.  To experience all the attractions that Borneo has to offer, you will want to spend time in both states.    

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Spotting Orangutans are a highlight of your Malaysia Itinerary

Top Things to do in Malaysian Borneo

1.  Encounter Wild Orangutans

There are only two places in the world where you can encounter endangered orangutans.  The first is Borneo, and the other is Sumatra.  Sadly, with deforestation for palm oil plantations proving catastrophic to the orangutan population, it is uncertain how much longer the species will survive. 

There are rehabilitation centres throughout Borneo working to protect the future of the species. While visiting one of these centres gives you the best chance of a sighting, you can also take your chances of seeing them in the wild.  Trekking through the rainforest or a river cruise on Kinabatangan River both come with a good chance of spotting wild orangutans.    

2.  Scuba Diving

Encompassed by some of the most pristine ocean in the region,  Sabah boasts some exceptional diving opportunities.  Despite the high demand, only a limited number of dive permits are issued each day to help protect the fragile ecosystem.

Although diving here is expensive, the rare opportunity to encounter flourishing coral reef, several species of sharks, turtles, and other tropical marine life, make it worth the money.

3.  Climb Mount Kinabalu

At 4095m, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in Malaysia.  To endure this climb will require both mental and physical strength, not to mention money to spare.  The cost of a permit alone is £85/$110, and you will need to hire a guide.   Apply for your Mount Kinabalu permit here.

An alternative to the strenuous climb is to spend the day at Kinabalu Park. Kinabalu Park boasts jungle trails, beautiful plants, and views of the prodigious mountain.

4.  Spot Wildlife on the Kinabatangan River

Considered a highlight when visiting Borneo, river cruises along the Kinabatangan River allow visitors the opportunity to spot a variety of wildlife.   These include the endangered proboscis monkeys, orangutans, crocodiles, pythons, and elephants.

5.  Rainforest Trekking

The national parks in Sarawak provide unbeatable trekking opportunities, and with camping available in most places, make for one hell of an adventure.  Some parks require that you hire a guide, therefore be sure to do your research before you head out.

Perhentian Island

We Recommend: 4-5 Nights

I’ll start by saying that to travel from Malaysian Borneo to the Perhentian Islands isn’t exactly the easiest affair. However, after a week of adventuring in Borneo, it’s worth the journey to enjoy some downtime on the paradise islands. The easiest way to travel from Borneo to the Perhentian Islands is to take a connecting flight through Kuala Lumpur.

Located off the East Coast of Malaysia, the Perhentian Islands are famous for their pristine beaches, azure waters, and spectacular diving conditions. The largest island, Perhentian Besar, is the quieter and less crowded island. While Perhentian Kecil is livelier and more popular with backpackers. Other than diving and snorkelling, there isn’t much else to do on the islands other than to immerse yourself in the tranquillity such conditions provide – heaven!

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Expect pristine beaches and azure waters on the Perhentian Islands.

Other Places to add to your Malaysia Itinerary

If you are spending more than 2 weeks in Malaysia, we would recommend taking your time through the itinerary and spending longer in the places you like the most.  Or if you fancy seeing a more traditional side to the country, you could spend a couple of days in the charming city of Malacca.  Alternatively, there are some lesser-known islands to consider such as Redang Island, Tioman Island, and Pangkor Island.

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The colourful city of Malacca – A worthy addition to your Malaysia Itinerary

2 Weeks in Malaysia – Budget

Travelling West Malaysia is suitable for all budgets and if you are sensible with your cash you can comfortably live on £20/25$ a day.  Decent hostels can be found for as little as £5/7$ and often include breakfast, while budget private rooms are available for £10-20/15-25$.  

Food costs in Malaysia can also be very cheap.  Noodles or fried rice can be picked up at hawker stalls for as little as 5 MYR (£1/$1.20), while a good meal at a food court will set you back 10-15 MYR.  If you want to dine at restaurants, expect to pay between 30-50MYR for a meal.

Entry prices for attractions will heavily depend on your interests.  Most of the mosques/temples, museums, and nature areas, are very cheap if not free to enter.  But if you wanted to experience the view from the KL Tower, for example, it would set you back around £15/$20.

Alcohol in Malaysia can be almost prohibitively expensive for budget-conscious backpackers.  It’s best to limit your consumption if you want to keep your daily spends down.  

If you are thinking of heading East to Borneo, you should consider that your daily spend will double if not triple, if you want to make the most of the attractions in the region.

Getting Around in Malaysia

Public Transport

In our experience, the easiest way to explore the big cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang is the bus and rail networks.  As well as being reliable, they are also super cheap.

The metro system in Kuala Lumpur puts the London Underground to shame with comfortable, air-conditioned carriages and boasting routes to all the must-see spots across the city.  There are even ladies-only carriages for female travellers who may feel uncomfortable in the mixed.

Taxi

Grab Taxis operate in the bigger cities and are a safer, cheaper alternative to a local taxi.  If you do take a local taxi, be sure they use the meter.  Or agree on the fare in advance to avoid being ripped off.

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sunsets in langkawi

Travelling Across the Country in Malaysia

By Bus – After covering most of Peninsular Malaysia, we found the easiest way to travel from place to place was by tourist bus.  It is by no means the quickest way; however, the buses are comfortable and you do get to see some pretty epic scenery along the way.  

It is worth noting that the road conditions are generally very good in the tourist regions of the West.  Although, once you start travelling East to Borneo, they become more treacherous.  We recommend avoiding bus travel in these areas as there is a history of accidents on the roads.  

*Tip – We recommend using 12go Asia to book your bus travel around Malaysia.

By Train – There is also a cross country rail network, although the prices tend to be more expensive and we have no personal experience using it.  

By Air – If you are on a tight timeframe and money isn’t too much of an issue, you can also travel via domestic flight to most parts of the country.  We always use Skyscanner to ensure we are getting the best deals on flights.

Don’t forget, if it’s your first time travelling or backpacking Malaysia, check out our First timers guide to travelling Malaysia. It’s jam-packed with useful information regarding entry requirements, currency, safety, and all that jazz.

What to Pack for 2 Weeks in Malaysia

Unsure of what you might need to pack for your adventures in Malaysia? Don’t worry, we have got you covered.  Check out our backpacker essentials, for a packing list of items that we carry with us on every adventure.

Here are some items that we recommend taking to make your visit to the beaches & waterfalls more comfortable:

Travel Responsibly

As travellers, it should always be a top priority to travel responsibly.  We already leave a substantial carbon footprint just by flying to our travel destinations, so that’s even more reason to make a positive impact when we get there.

There are many small steps you can take to becoming a responsible traveller, and we highly encourage you to educate yourself before travelling to Malaysia. Here are some things you can do to minimise your footprint:

1. Do not leave any rubbish on the ground: You would think this would go without saying;  however, there are some questionable humans who think it’s ok to throw trash on the ground.

2. Carry a Steripen or iodine tablets to sterilise water: This not only limits your usage of single-use plastic but also saves you money too!

3. Respect the local culture: Be courteous of the local culture and act in such a way that leaves a good impression.  Learn a little of the local language (hello and thank you is the minimum), greet the locals in a polite manner, and respect dress codes & traditions

More on Malaysia

Planning a trip to Malaysia? Check out our other articles to help plan your trip.

Did you enjoy our 2 week itinerary & guide for Malaysia?

Well, that concludes 2 weeks in Malaysia itinerary & guide.  We hope you enjoy your time in this magical country. If you have any questions or feel we have missed anything, please reach out to us in the comment section below, through our contact us page. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram here where we share further travel advice & inspiration.

Stay adventurous and Happy travels.

Charlotte & Natalie x

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