Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Travelling to Malaysia in July?

Fun and frolic in the sand. Mesmerising waters lashing through your feet on the pristine white beaches. That’s exactly what you would want to do on a dull monsoon day. Here are some of the most fascinating sights of Malaysia that you must visit during your stay in the monsoons.

Must see: July

Tioman Island: The natural beauty of this island is its biggest attraction. Lush tropical jungle forests and countless mountain streams and waterfalls that sustain the many protected species of mammals and birds, the Tioman certainly makes for an awesome getaway in the monsoons. The place looks heavenly in the monsoons as the waters around the island get filled with corals of all shapes and vivid colours. If you put your hands into the waters you’ll find an array of delicate colourful fish along with two species marine turtle.
Whether you are a new honeymoon couple or a big fat Indian family, the Tioman Island has exotic resorts for all on the fringes of the island. What a perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the first rains on an Island as pure as the Tioman!

Kota Kinabalu: Kota Kinabalu is situated in the tropical island of Borneo and the state capital of Sabah. It makes for an amazing getaway in the rains with its long sandy beaches, paradise islands, virgin coral reefs and tropical rainforests.

Turtle Island Park: Situated placidly in the north of Sandakan lies the famous Turtle Island Park. Forest green and hawksbill turtles are found in abundance here. You can get an opportunity to watch turtle landings. It’s a really good idea to catch a glimpse of this place in the monsoons as turtles usually lay their eggs from July to October as you watch a rare collection of eggs, tagging of mother turtles and releasing of baby turtles into the sea.

Must do: July

Trekking in Mount Kota Kinabalu: So all you adventure lovers and trekkers get ready to pump the adrenaline with jungle trekking at Kota Kinabalu. While trekking you will have seen a summit plateau of granite peaks and spires in an amazing view during monsoon season.

Gomantong Caves: One of the largest caves in Sabah, the Gomantong is seeped in fabled tales of mysteries and romance. Also you can see a wide range of bats, birds and butterflies, swiftlets and if you’re lucky enough an occasional glimpse of small mammals like the orang utan. You would be intrigued to know that the eggs from the swiftlet’s nests are collected for the famous Chinese delicacy.