7 Instagram-Worthy Spots In Malaysia To Fit Your New Year Aesthetic

By Leo Galuh | 18, Jan, 2021
7 Instagram-Worthy Spots In Malaysia To Fit Your New Year Aesthetic

Taking pictures has now become a must-do thing for every traveler. Tourists young or old can capture any of their adventurous moments using their DSLR Cameras or even their smartphones. You can simply take pictures of yourself, take a selfie or a group photo, in what is known as a wefie nowadays. 

But of course, in order to take nice pictures of yourself, your family, or the scenery, you need beautiful, unique spots. Here are some spots in Malaysia that will make your Instagram feed so eye-catching, your followers will never stop scrolling. 


1. Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur

bukit bintang kuala lumpur

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This is the best place for you to take pictures at night! At the lively and bustling streets of Bukit Bintang, you have so many spots and angles to take photos in. The mall, the night market in Alor Street, and the unique cuisine that Bukit Bintang has to offer; all of this is lined up under one of the most-visited destination spots in Kuala Lumpur. 

At Bukit Bintang, don't forget to take photos of various night market stalls as well as musicians entertaining guests in Changkat Bukit Bintang Street. And while you're at it, don't forget to pose in front of the Pavillion shopping mall for a selfie!


2. Legoland Theme Park, Johor

Well, I must say, in fact, this is the first international theme park in Southeast Asia which has opened since 2012. Johor is also near to Singapore, so you can pass by this destination in two ways either via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

Legoland has around 40 joyful interactive rides, shows, and attractions. It is totally heaven for you to boost your Instagram game. Every spot here surely has a chance to attract any tourist. You can take photos with your friends or family. Nothing harmful or dangerous at this destination.


3. Batu Caves, Selangor

Batu Caves, Selangor

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Who can resist taking a selfie in front of Batu Caves before taking the stairs up inside a cave? It is a very iconic photo spot in Malaysia that many visit at least once. Batu Cave is considered a Malaysian national treasure and is regarded as an important landmark by the Hindus.

On your climb up the 272 stairs to the Temple Cave, don't be surprised if you encounter a monkey or two! These creatures are generally harmless but do keep an eye out and be careful nonetheless.

You can get another great photo if you visit Batu Caves during the Thaipusam Festival. It is a great attraction as more than one million pilgrims make their way to the landmark, making it one of the largest gatherings in the world.


4. Kelantan’s Castle, Kelantan

Kelantan is located in northeast Malaysia, near the Thai border. Kota Bharu as the capital city will offer you so many authentic sultanate-photo spots. If you crave classic-looking photos on your Instagram feed, there are lots of museums, mosques, and unique architecture of the royal palaces to snap your photos at.

Kelantan’s Castle should be on your list. Locals also call this destination Istana Negeri Kubang Kerian or State Castle. It is the official residence of the Sultan of Kelantan and the royal family. If you're lucky, you can also do an Instagram live story when there is an enthronement ceremony performed at the Palace.


5. Georgetown, Penang

Georgetown, Penang

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The whole city is packed with marvelous spots for your Instagram feed. How could it be? Let me tell you, it's because Georgetown is famous for its British colonial buildings! The city is also colored with many cultural spots like Chinese towns, Penang State, modern skyscrapers, and shopping malls. It's no wonder Georgetown was appointed as a UNESCO Historic Site.

If you take a walk in this city, you may find some hidden gems for your feed. Penang wall paintings are very popular among the locals and tourists, as perfect spots for photo snapping.


6. Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation, Sabah

Looking for natural and wildlife photos for you feed? I recommend you to take a short flight to Sabah, on the Eastern part of Malaysia, on Borneo Island. There, you must visit Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation. You can take public buses from Sandakan city directly to Sepilok, that is usually scheduled to charter guests to and fro four times a day.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation located in 43 square metres of protected area near Kabili Sepilok Forest Reserve. The rehabilitation is the world’s largest orangutan center, giving you the opportunity to watch and interact with these adorable animals in their natural habitat.

You can take photos of Orangutans in their wildlife which is so rare. Every photo you take here is so precious since this animal is rare too. Their activities in the trees are one angle you will be able to take.


7. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers

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Last but definitely not least, the most iconic photo spot in Malaysia that is largely recognized worldwide – the Petronas Twin Towers. Everyone who visits KL must have the Twin Towers on their Instagram feed. Either the Twin Tower photo itself, as the background for your selfie or wefie, or you can even capture this skyscraper from a distance.

It is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, just a 1-minute walk from Suria KLCC. The Twin Towers is famous for being the highest building in the world from 1998 to 2004!

Don't forget to tag or mention Halaltrip if you decide to visit any of these seven Insta-worthy spots in Malaysia!

Freelance journalist. Currently aggregating economic news for analytical news service dedicated to competition law and regulatory developments around the world. Former reporter of tvOne (Indonesian television news channel) and NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation).

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