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    7 Beautiful & Chilly Places You Should Visit In Malaysia To Beat The Heat


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    The humid Malaysian weather has been ongoing for a few weeks now. While cooling off with some of the best Ice Kacang options in town or frozen desserts at a nearby mall sounds like a good idea, many of us dread going out and would rather stay indoors.

    However, how much can your air conditioner help cool you down? Rather than making your AC do all the work, why not consider some chilly places you can visit in Malaysia? Here’s a list of 7 beautiful and cooling places in our country that you can visit to beat the heat:

    Bukit Tinggi

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    On first look, you would never imagine such a place to exist in Malaysia. Located in Bentong District, Pahang, Bukit Tinggi is a cooling place to calm your mind and refresh yourself. While you’re there, a must visit within this beautiful spot is Colmar Tropicale, a French-themed village. This French countryside is actually a replica of a collection of buildings from a northeastern village in France that harks back four centuries. Stepping into Bukit Tinggi would be like you’re travelling to another dimension.

    Learn more about the place here.

    Cameron Highlands

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    Cameron Highlands is a popular go-to spot for many of us. Known for its green tea plantation and abundant fauna and wildlife, Cameron Highlands is the perfect destination if you want a break from the Malaysian heat. Situated in Pahang and nestled on top of serene mountains, Cameron Highlands’ cold climate and various attractions has made it a popular tourist attraction. Whether you’re looking to just chill or to fill your week with some interesting activities, Cameron Highlands can cater to both. Click here to visit their website.

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    Fraser’s Hill

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    More commonly known as Bukit Fraser by locals, Fraser’s Hills is a highland resort destination located in Pahang. As one of the last hill stations of Malaysia, Fraser’s Hills is one of the more popular cooling holiday retreats in our country. Other than being just a place with a cooling climate, one can also find a variety of nature activities here.

    If you want to find out what else does Fraser’s Hills have to offer, click here.

    Genting Highlands

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    This list will not be complete without the worldwide tourist destination — Genting Highlands. Perched on the peak of Gunung Ulu Kali at 1,800 meters high, Genting Highlands can be counted as one of the most worthwhile getaways from this scorching heat. Beside having a chilling climate, Genting Highlands can entertain you for days. From shopping malls and casinos to premium outlets and their newly-opened Skyworlds Theme Park, this destination offers plenty of entertainment.

    For more information, you can visit here.

    Janda Baik

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    For those who are looking for a quick escape from the urban heat, the village located near Bentong district, Pahang, Janda Baik, is a good place for you to visit. Known for its cooling weather and natural surroundings, Janda Baik offers an instant relief from our hot weather. One of the must visit in this place is Lata Tampit, a beautiful waterfall. Other than that, you can expect the usual nature activities like experiencing the rural ‘kampung’ and jungle trekking at Janda Baik.


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    Also known as the New Zealand of Borneo, Kundasang lies at an elevation of almost 1.9k meters in East Malaysia. As the highest settlement in Malaysia, Kundasang is an ideal place to visit if you’re looking to chill out under the hot weather. This hill station in Sabah is the closest town to Mount Kinabalu. With a panoramic view of the mountain, wouldn’t you want to pay this place a visit to view its beauty and experience its cool climate for yourself?

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    The valley town of Tambunan is called The Switzerland of The East for a reason. Located in Sabah, the town is known for its humid climate throughout the year. Other than that, a terraced paddy fields covers a majority of its lands. Even though the town main source of income is its rice production, the town has also grown to be a tourist destination. This beautiful and peaceful town is a recommended spot if you’re looking to wind down and chill.

    Click here if you are looking for more information.

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