From the sprawling tea plantations and famous steamboat houses of Cameron Highlands to the impressive vistas of the French-themed village in Bukit Tinggi, Malaysia hosts a trove of treasures in unique locations. So whether you’re off to find somewhere special on your honeymoon or want to indulge your guests in an extravagant wedding celebration, take your pick from the magic in Malaysia.
A Paradise for Destination Weddings
Easily accessible, familiar but exotic, Malaysia is a guaranteed memorable experience. Its gorgeous topography that ranges from rainforests to beaches, its choice of luxury hotels and unparalleled Asian hospitality render it irresistible to say ‘I do’ here.
Langkawi: An archipelago of 99 islands, Langkawi is all about natural beauty, from the green jungles to the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea. The main island boasts top luxury resorts from the world’s leading chains and these have everything you need to host your wedding extravaganza.
Pangkor: Sprawled over eight sq kilometres, Pangkor is the main island with three smaller islands nearby. Natural beauty, history and luxury come together here. Perfect for an intimate wedding, Pangkor and its adjoining islands are also blessed with gorgeous beaches that are perfect for sea-facing ceremonies.
Kuala Lumpur: The bustling capital of Malaysia is famous for its iconic Petronas Towers, shopping hubs and local handicraft markets. Packed with leading luxury hotels made distinctive by their quintessential Asian hospitality, Kuala Lumpur promises a wedding experience with a difference.
Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Kota Kinabalu, The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
A Romantic Honeymoon Getaway
A luxury honeymoon in Malaysia gives you everything you need for a romantic escape – warm beaches, beautiful views and offbeat adventures. These hotspots tick all the ‘dream honeymoon’ boxes and deserve their long-standing reputation as magical destinations for couples.
Perhentian Islands: The beautiful and pristine garden city of Malaysia, Putrajaya is perfect for a leisurely honeymoon. For those who love lakes, take a leisurely boat cruise on Putrajaya Lake and admire its picturesque surroundings. You could opt for a romantic boat ride for two on board the Malay styled gondola-like vessels, complete with a personal boatman. Sunset cruises can also be a memorable experience along one of Malaysia’s many enchanting islands. Whether it’s on a luxury yacht, catamaran or fishing boat, there is nothing quite like an idyllic cruise with the cool wind and the serene sea.
Gaya Island: It is one of the five tropical islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman National Park just off the coast of Malaysian Borneo. If you love wildlife or want to see orangutans in action, this is the place to be. You have many charming resorts here which offer great views, private dining on the beach and plenty of rest and relaxation.
Langkawi: For couples who want buzzing nightlife as well as natural beauty, Langkawi promises all that and more. From iconic structures to lush parks and exciting trekking options, it offers a complete package of experiences.
Putrajaya, Gaya Island and Langkawi
An Exotic Location for a Pre-Wedding Shoot
A country where every nook and corner offers something visually unique, Malaysia with its stunning locations is perfect for a romantic pre-wedding shoot. We’ve curated a list of locations that are not only free, but also provide distinct themes and backdrops.
KLCC Park, Kuala Lumpur: The 50-acre public park is replete with lush greenery and has the twin skyscrapers soaring in the background to add distinct visual interest to your backdrop. Don’t miss the dancing fountains here in the evening.
BOH Tea Plantation, Cameron Highlands: Nestled in the misty, mountainous region of Pahang, the panoramic view of the tea plantation provides a spectacular backdrop for your romantic poses.
Tropical Spice Garden, Penang: Add a touch of nature to your pre-wedding shoot in the award-winning Tropical Spice Garden. The enchanting landscape has a Garden of Eden vibe which is perfect for your photographs.
Pangkor Laut Island, Perak: Journey to the idyllic resort island of Pangkor Laut where you will find the boundless beach of powdery ivory sand, fringed by swaying coconut palms, surrounded by sapphire waters perfect for your poses. It looks like paradise on earth!
Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Pangkor Laut Island
For more information on weddings in Malaysia, visit www.tourism.gov.my