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These underrated places in Malaysia just looks like New Zealand

by Grace Sundram

New Zealand, a country known for its amazing countryside scenic views, sweeping mountains, and rugged coastline. It’s no bummer that this is a nation where you’d like to go for a working holiday, even better yet a full-blown vacation. However, even when the global pandemic halts and the travel ban is lifted, why would you risk exposing yourself internationally right? When Malaysia has a few places just like New Zealand. Keep in mind, even when the MCO dies down, it is important for us to support local travel destinations.

Tasoh Lake


The scenic view of Tasoh Lake is almost similar to the lake in New Zealand, Lake Te Anau. It is known as a sanctuary for migrating birds as the lake is surrounded by natural greeneries which provides sufficient food and shelter for these birds. Located at Perlis, the lake got its name from two rivers, Sungai Timah and Sungai Tasoh. Not only is it peaceful, but you can also put your photographic skills to test over here.

Sabah Tea Garden


This peaceful, close-to-nature travel destination has a lot to offer, especially when it comes to its breathtaking scenery. Similar to the tea plantation in Cameron Highlands, the Sabah Tea Garden is also surrounded by pristine rainforests, lush valleys and meandering slopes. Not only is it relaxing, but a trip to this organic tea farm can also be therapeutic. Never leave without trying their freshly-made tea pancakes and Sabah Tea Pandan teh tarik. 

Desa Cattle Dairy Farm 


One of the main popular destinations in New Zealand is their farm. This has got to be an exact replica of New Zealand’s outback as it is surrounded with lush green hills. Not only do you get to try out their fresh dairy in the form of milk, ice cream and yoghurts. But you can also get the chance of feeding the Friesian cows and also milk them. This natural playground will certainly take you away from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

Bako National Park 


Known for its unique rock formations by the shore, this lush oasis has been picked as one of the locations for a film. Offering a unique and atmospheric atmosphere, you can find many different kinds of landscapes here, from tropical rainforests and wildlife to swamps and beaches. It may seem like an idyllic and secluded island, but it certainly is a hidden gem for those who have never heard or been here before. This has got to be the perfect holiday destination for you to lay back and relax.

Laganan Waterfall


The waterfall is known as one of the largest waterfalls in Sabah. For the unfamiliar, the beautiful waterfall is located on the eastern flanks of Mount Kinabalu. To get to it, the hike takes up about two hours as you will pass by breathtaking sceneries, stumbling upon unique plants and creatures altogether.

Pictures by Ola, TVOKM, Ying Ying, Kerry Albert, Tanja, Shahrul Zaman Abdul Rahman, Tim Chong & Agoda


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