Where to go during this Deepavali?
Places in Malaysia with beautiful lights that you can visit during this Deepavali which is also known as the Festival of Lights. Malaysia is home to so many cultures and Hinduism is one of them. Out of respect for our Hindu brothers and sisters, Deepavali is considered a holiday for Malaysians. This is also the time where some of us would go out and travel to places with beautiful lights in Malaysia. There are so many attractive spots for tourists that are immensely breathtaking during nighttime.
This is the guide to some of the places with beautiful lights in Malaysia that we can find:
1. Melaka River Cruise
Located in one of the oldest cities in Malaysia, the Melaka River Cruise is the marvel of Melaka. Tourists wouldn’t miss the chance to come to visit here. Especially during the night where the sight is gorgeous. You get to enjoy the view of the old buildings along the riverside that are lit up with beautiful lights. Melaka is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed city. Hence why you should visit here during this Deepavali.
2. Penang Avatar Secret Garden
Penang is known as the city of gastronomy in Malaysia. From their infamous nasi kandar all the way to cendol. Aside from that, they also have the living life of ‘Pandora’. If you don’t know what Pandora is, it is the fictional place in the 2009 movie, Avatar. After your food hunt adventures, you can head to the Penang Avatar Secret Garden at night. The place is absolutely mesmerizing and is highly recommended by both locals and tourists.
3. Luminous Forest, Lost World Of Tambun Perak
Lost World of Tambun Perak is famous for its hot springs and waterpark. However, little did you know that this magical forest lies within them. Luminous Forest is wrapped in a fantasy that’s connected through storytelling incorporated in the tour. The story goes that the Malayana tribe who dwells in the forest believes that the tree spreads magical seeds to illuminate the forest. The genius team behind this forest worked hard to bring this to life. The place is a great epitome of beautiful lights. Suitable to celebrate the festival of lights.
4. Kuala Selangor Fireflies Cruise
Selangor has been the best area for firefly watching since the 80s. There are currently four jetties in Kuala Selangor that can offer you fireflies tours in four different locations. The ride to Kuala Selangor from Kuala Lumpur usually takes two hours. Eventually, the tours would end up with a nice seafood dinner. If you think of avoiding the bad traffic in the city, this Kuala Selangor Firefly Cruise should be your Deepavali Trip!
5. Batu Caves, Gombak
Go ahead and ask any Malaysian, 9/10 of them would know Batu Caves. The place is so popular that every international celebrity who set foot in Malaysia would visit here. Batu Caves is a limestone hill comprising three major caves and a number of smaller ones. If you want to learn more about other cultures, especially Hindu, you can come here during the festivities. Do note that it may get over-crowded during this festival of lights so be safe and comply with the SOPs.
If you wonder about free places in KL that you go to during the Deepavali, you can check it out here!