Thursday, December 8, 2016

3 cities in Malaysia make the Top 10 Asian destinations for 2017

Kuching is one of three Malaysian cities that have made it to the
Top 10 list of destinations in Asia to head to in 2017. Photo: TripAdvisor

If you want to limit your travels next year to destinations in Asia we have good news for you. TripAdvisor has come up with the Top 10 destinations on the rise for Asia and some of them are practically at the doorsteps of Malaysians.

Yes Malaysia has three destinations in the Top 10, the only country with such a high number – with Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and George Town all making the list!

Kuching is at eight spot, KK at nine and George Town rounds it up at 10. The top destination for Asia is Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan (also making it to five on the World’s list).

The awards recognise 43 destinations around the world selected by an algorithm primarily measured by year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveller review ratings for accommodations, restaurants and attractions, and increase in booking interest. This is the fifth year of the awards and Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise lists were also revealed for the United States, Europe and South America.

Travellers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise – Asia (selected):

8. Kuching, Malaysia

Built in 1931 by Charles Vyner Brooke, Sarawak’s last Rajah, the Kuching General Post Office is a neo-classical building that features Corinthian columns, arches and cornices. Filepic

A trip to Kuching is an enriching experience for any visitor, with the many museums and attractions which offer insights into the local heritage and traditions. Learn more about Sarawak’s main ethnic groups including the Iban, the Bidayuh and the Orang Ulu at the Sarawak Cultural Village, a living museum where staff live and work to preserve their heritage and cultural traditions.

9. Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Lying on the northwest coast of Sabah is Kota Kinabalu, a popular destination for nature lovers with its renowned national parks and marine life. Make an advance booking to take a speedboat to Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park, a cluster of islands great for snorkelling and diving and referred to as “the real beauty of Sabah”.

10. George Town, Malaysia

People flock to George Town for its unique mix of cultures, great food and good vibes. Photo: TripAdvisor

George Town continues to draw tourists all-year round with its diverse history and delicious food. Take a glimpse at the customs and heritage of the Peranakan community at the award-winning and beautifully designed Pinang Peranakan Mansion, which has been recreated as a typical home of a rich Baba (Straits-born Chinese man).

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