Aussies are being told to break out of their Malaysia travel habits and visit three up and coming states described as the country’s ‘best kept secrets’.

According to tourism leaders, Aussies visitors tend to have their three favourite spots – Penang, Sabah and Langkawi. These people are now being steered towards three new appealing destinations, each with their own unique attractions.

These are Pahang, Perak and Terengganu, which are ideal for travellers who love visiting destinations while they’re still untouched by mainstream tourism aka Australians.

So what’s worth seeing in each of the states?


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Well, according to Malaysia’s Tourism and Culture Deputy Minister, Datuk Mas Ermieyati Samsudin, Terengganu State is home to some of the country’s best beaches and the idyllic Perhentian Islands.

He said it’s often overlooked in favour of the Malay Peninsula, however, the ‘Visit Beautiful Terengganu 2017’ campaign will showcase the range of beautiful beaches and its diverse event program featuring one hero event each month.

For example, this month visitors can attend the Princess and Prince Beauty Contest or enjoy the Homestay Food and Cultural Festival in February.



In Pahang,travellers can explore the ancient rainforest of Taman Negara, see waterfalls, museums and caves in Sungai Lembing or snorkel off the tear-shaped island paradise, Tioman Island.


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And finally, Perak’s rich history can be absorbed by visiting the temples of Sitiawan, or visitors can choose to simply relax in the natural hot springs found in Bidor and Tapah.

Have you visited Malaysia’s Pahang, Perak or Terengganu?