Diving and Snorkeling
Malaysia has some of the best spots to dive and snorkel in Southeast Asia.
The most popular spots are the islands off the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia (Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and many more), although the dive season is limited to April to September.
However, the most famous dive site — often ranked among the best in the world — is Sipadan in at the easternmost tip of Malaysian Borneo, and there are many other less well known sites like Layang Layang.
Trekking and Hiking
Malaysia has plenty of national parks, where you can trek through the jungle. The most famous are Taman Negara in West Malaysia and Gunung Mulu on Malaysian Borneo.
You can also climb Mount Kinabalu, Asia's highest peak west onf the Himalaya. For more relaxed trekking, consider the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands.
You can find tame Grade I to incredibly difficult and dangerous Grade V rapids in Malaysia's many national parks:
- Jeram Besu - Grade I-III - Pahang
- Telom River - Grade V - Pahang
- Kuala Perahu - Pahang
- Lipis River - Pahang
- Anak Jelai River - Grade I-II - Pahang
- Tembeling River - Grade I-II - Pahang
- Sedim River - Grade III-IV - Kedah
- Sungai Selangor - Grade I-III - Selangor
- Kiulu River - Grade II - Sabah
- Padas River - Grade III-IV - Sabah
- Sungai Itek (Kampar River) - Grade I-III - Perak
- Sungkai River - Grade I-II - Perak
- Singoh River - Grade V - Perak
- Endau River - Johor
- Nenggiri River - Grade I-III Kelantan
- Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor