Can't decide whether to spend the holidays in the countryside, by the beach or in the city? In Malaysia, you don't have to choose. From the serene beaches of Sabah to the bustling city landscape in Kuala Lumpur, there's a celebration waiting for you in every corner of the country. Ahead, our holiday guide in Malaysia. Keep reading and find suggestions on where to eat, stay and catch the holiday action in the country.
Where to ring in the New Year
New Year's Eve is one of the most festive celebrations in Malaysia with various parties happening everywhere. If you're in Kuala Lumpur, lifestyle influencer Li Chan suggests the Skybar and Helipad Lounge Bar because they have the best spots to catch a view of the fireworks. Additionally, Clozetter Liyana shares that you can witness dance performances and live marching bands at Dataran Merdeka before the countdown.
Outside of the capital, Clozetter Suzanne suggests visiting the Straits Quay Marina Mall and the hip seafront area of Karpal Singh Drive in Penang to catch the festivities. There you'll find an assortment of Malaysian cuisines and have a magnificent view of the firework display. But for those who want to do a more low-key celebration, Li Chan recommends going to Bukit Damansara's hillsides for a more peaceful (but just as festive) NYE.