Malaysia May Open To Singaporeans Starting Nov & Here Are 4 Destinations You Should Go Next


Siti Aishah Ahmad •  Oct 22, 2021

Now that Malaysia has reached 90% of vaccinated adult population, they have allowed both interstate and international travels for its citizens. However, CNBC reported that Malaysia's Tourism Minister, Nancy Shukri said foreigners may be allowed to enter the country and the first among them would be Singaporeans!

Malaysia To Welcome Singaporeans In November

Initially, the Malaysian government planned to open borders to a few countries in December but the Ministry of Tourism has proposed to open Langkawi (and possibly more!) for tourists in November and they are very optimistic it'll be good news for people consumed with wanderlust.

A set of rules are still being discussed which include quarantine period but currently, outsiders who are allowed to enter Malaysia like those with diplomatic passports and have approval from the immigration, they only have to undergo a 7-day-quarantine if fully vaccinated and those who are not or partially vaccinated will have to go through it for 10 days.

Malaysia is trying to keep up with its neighbouring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore which are easing restrictions for international tourists. As we wait for more good news, here are top 4 destinations you should visit first!

1. Langkawi

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Home to many romantic, bougie resorts with private pools and duty-free shops, Langkawi is a fan-favourite island all year round! It's the first tourist spot to open under the travel bubble in Malaysia and its tourism industry is continuing to bloom. Once borders are open, definitely visit Langkawi to get hold of high quality chocolates at cheap prices, visit the sky bridge and of course, staying at glamorous villas!

2. Cameron Highlands

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The land of strawberries has always been a favourite destination for Malaysians and foreign tourists alike for its cool, windy weather, aesthetic glamping spots and beautiful tea plantations! Anyone who comes to Cameron Highlands would have a lot of fun things to do like visiting the local strawberries farms, have high-tea and starting from November 1, they can enter the enchanting botanical garden, Cameron Floral Park!

3. Port Dickson

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One thing Port Dickson is famous for is its pristine beaches! With the swaying tall trees, blue oceans and gorgeous resorts, you'll feel like you're in a new country. To get scenic view of this coastal city, you could head up to the Cape Rachado Lighthouse where you'll get the most beautiful view of the beaches and later, you might be interested to pop in for awhile to an ostrich farm nearby! If you'd love to come here but want resorts with private pools? We've got you covered here!

4. Penang

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The ever-packed island in the North is a popular tourist destination for people around the world and there's no surprise there! It is the land for foodies and for Muslims travellers, there are loads of halal options everywhere. From picturesque heritage stays to halal Instagrammable cafes, you'll have everything you need on this small island for the perfect getaway ?