After the successful reopening of Langkawi Island on 16 September, the Malaysian government has decided to open top tourist spot for visitors from 1 October onwards, namely Melaka, Tioman and Genting Highlands. This news clearly is exciting to many, as majority of the population has been having the cabin fever ever since interstate travel and tourism are prohibited due to the pandemic. Melaka, however, will postpone receiving domestic tourist, its chief minister said. Instead, the state will only do so after 90 percent of the country’s adult population has been fully vaccinated.

So, scratch Melaka off your list, but don’t be discouraged, there are still plenty of activities that you can do in Genting Highlands and Tioman.

Domestic Tourism Back on Track
First World Hotel, Genting Highlands.

Here is a list of things that you can do in Genting Highlands, although Genting’s theme park is yet to be open:

  1. Go on a shopping spree at the Genting Highlands Premium Outlets
  2. Pay a visit to the indoor theme park, Skytropolis
  3. Step foot in one of the most unique Starbucks in Malaysia
  4. Take a walk around SkyAvenue
  5. Explore Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Adventureland
  6. Not missing out on the hourly SkySymphony Display
  7. Cleanse your pallet with the variety of food available
  8. Glamping adventure maybe?

Domestic Tourism Back on Track
Domestic Tourism Back on Track

If you’re looking to soak in some of the vitamin D and breathe in some sea air instead of hanging out on the mountain, Tioman might just be the place for you. Here’s what fun in Tioman island:

  1. Scuba diving and snorkelling
  2. Surfing at Juara Beach
  3. Jungle trekking from Tekek Village to Juara
  4. Visiting Genting Village
  5. Kayaking
  6. Island hopping
  7. ATV rides
  8. Turtle watching at Juara Turtle Hatchery
  9. Lastly, duty-free shopping, who doesn’t like that?

If you plan to visit any of these places from 1 October onward, do keep yourself safe, always wear your mask and try to avoid large crowd. Stay safe and happy travelling!