The Malaysian government has recently announced that the ban on interstate movement has been lifted.
Thanks to responsible Malaysians for getting vaccinated and reaching 90% of the vaccination rate.
However, there will also be police checks in case there are unvaccinated opportunists. Locals no longer need to apply for MyTravelPass for interstate Malaysia travel purposes. It is suggestible to travel again to boost the country’s economy and tourism. As long as the visitors adhere with the SOPs.
To commemorate after long overdue quarantines, working-from-homes, and online classes, a vacation is what we all needed.
Here is the list of places that Malaysians can go without needing a passport and an overseas flight ticket:
1. Kundasang, Sabah – New Zealand
Famously known as the “New Zealand of Malaysia”, Kundasang is one of the most sought after local tourist places. Across the green grasslands, you can spot the Friesian cattle, a breed of dairy cattle imported from New Zealand itself. The Mount Kinabalu scenery alone makes Kundasang a hotspot for tourists – whether they are foreign or local. You can also enjoy delicious fresh milky ice cream and witness milk processing. Other fun activities you can enjoy are riding ATV and also paragliding. Just imagine how adventure packed your vacation can be if you visit Kundasang.
2. Flora Park, Cameron Highlands – Amsterdam
Scheduled to open in 2021, this picturesque location in Cameron Highland will surely make you in awe. With the blooming vibrant meadows and refreshing uphill air, it won’t be surprising that visitors from all over the country come. Aside from the scenic view, visitors have the option to enjoy outdoor picnics with family and friends. Visitors have variety options such as Dream Deluxe Picnic Set and Family Garden Picnic Set.
3. Colmar Tropicale, Berjaya Hills, Pahang – Colmar, France
Since its opening in 2000, this quaint French village uphill has become one of the hottest destinations. Especially for local tourists. Inspired by the 16th century town of Colmar in France, it is no mystery on why visitors enjoy going here with their families and friends. During the night, you get to enjoy live performances by the staff and visitors hanging out at the cafes and restaurants. Just 7 mins away from here, there is a pleasant and charming Japanese Village.
This is a must-go as you get to rent kimonos and attend their tea ceremony sessions that are usually held daily. It also has a Botanical Garden, Tatami Spa and restaurant.
4. The Amanjena Resort, Melaka – Santorini, Greece
Have you ever had the Greece daydream where you feel like a royal in Santorini? Now it is your chance (where you don’t need to rake your pocket) and head to this amazing gem! Located in Melaka where it will only take you almost 2 hours drive if you’re from Klang Valley. Melaka is also popular for the amazing gastronomy and tourism. Making this the perfect location for an interstate travel in Malaysia.
5. Kokol Hill, Sabah – Bali, Indonesia
Who needs Bali, when you have Kokol Hill? With its jaw-dropping view and relaxing spot to watch the sunset, Kokol Hill has become a famous tourist place. Sabah has a lot to offer that you can’t definitely miss and one of it is the hidden gem, Kokol Hill. Accommodation and hospitality are not an issue. There is a nice restaurant bar called Kokol Elf and a variety of places to stay at the hill. The beautiful panorama of the hill will surely make your worries go away.
6. MA22 Agro Park, Perak – Jiufen Old Street, Taiwan
A new tourist spot that recently opened in Kamunting, Perak which is just a 60 minutes drive from Butterworth. You can also find local products from Perak and enjoy the Bamboo Forest Garden. The forest will surely make you feel like you are enjoying a nice summer vacation in Japan. Plus, the ambience somehow feels like a living place of the town in the animation Spirited Away. Most importantly, the entrance fee is FREE and is open from 9am to 7pm.
7. Tasik Lubuk Mandi (Tasik Pepsi Blue), Terengganu – Bandung, Indonesia
Not necessarily a famous place for tourists, but the vivid blue color of the lake is remarkable. Local expedition enthusiasts have nicknamed it “Tasik Pepsi Blue” (Blue Pepsi Lake) due to the similar color to the extinct carbonated drink. Similar to Kawah Putih in Bandung, Indonesia. It used to be a gold mine and it is even closed to the public. But the good news is that it will be opened soon so people can enjoy its beauty! For now, we encourage you not to go there but to look forward to its opening.