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Climbing Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. No special shoes required :-)  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Malaysia Sports & Activities

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Diving and Snorkeling

Malaysia has some of the best spots to dive and snorkel in Southeast Asia.

The most popular spots are the islands off the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia (Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and many more), although the dive season is limited to April to September.

However, the most famous dive site — often ranked among the best in the world — is Sipadan in at the easternmost tip of Malaysian Borneo, and there are many other less well known sites like Layang Layang.

Trekking and Hiking

Malaysia has plenty of national parks, where you can trek through the jungle. The most famous are Taman Negara in West Malaysia and Gunung Mulu on Malaysian Borneo.

Go diving in Malaysia.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

You can also climb Mount Kinabalu, Asia's highest peak west onf the Himalaya. For more relaxed trekking, consider the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands.

Whitewater Rafting

You can find tame Grade I to incredibly difficult and dangerous Grade V rapids in Malaysia's many national parks:

  • Jeram Besu - Grade I-III - Pahang
  • Telom River - Grade V - Pahang
  • Kuala Perahu - Pahang
  • Lipis River - Pahang
  • Anak Jelai River - Grade I-II - Pahang
  • Tembeling River - Grade I-II - Pahang
  • Sedim River - Grade III-IV - Kedah
  • Sungai Selangor - Grade I-III - Selangor
  • Kiulu River - Grade II - Sabah
  • Padas River - Grade III-IV - Sabah
  • Sungai Itek (Kampar River) - Grade I-III - Perak
  • Sungkai River - Grade I-II - Perak
  • Singoh River - Grade V - Perak
  • Endau River - Johor
  • Nenggiri River - Grade I-III Kelantan
  • Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor

...or simply relax on the beach.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.de/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

Places for Sports & Activities in Malaysia

Diving/Snorkeling Ray's Dive Adventure
Ray's Dive, manned by friendly Reynolds Esteva (or Ray for short), offers PADI scuba diving courses from Open Water (1000RM), equipment included. They've also got Advance Dives at 850RM, Emergency First Response (EFR) at 5... more
 1 Fans, 500RM - 3000RM, in Tekek
Diving/Snorkeling Azmi Dive Centre
Azmi Dive Centre provides the usual dive courses and fun dive trips. A PADI Open Water course costs RM950, a PADI Advanced Open Water Course RM750. Additional courses, such as PADI Rescue Diver and Dive Master courses are ... more
Mid Range, Fun dive RM110, PADI Open Water Course RM950, PADI Advanded Open Water RM750, in Salang
Diving/Snorkeling B&J Diving Centre
B&J Diving Centre offers the usual dive trips, from fun dives to night dives, and PADI diving courses. You can join the boat for a snorkeling trip for RM100. This company has another dive operation at Air Batang as wel... more
Mid Range, Fun dive RM90-RM105 (less for >9 dives), in Salang
Diving/Snorkeling Fisherman Divers
Fisherman Divers is another dive operator on Salang. Two boat dives cost RM190 for two, which includes a meal and drink. The regular PADI courses, such as Open Water (950RM), Advanced Open Water (800RM), Rescue Diver (1000... more
Mid Range, 95RM-3500RM, in Salang
Diving/Snorkeling DiveAsia Pulau Tioman
DiveAsia Pulau Tioman is a 5 star PADI dive operator located in the 'white house', just behind the Mini White House Cafe. As the other dive centres in Salang, DiveAsia offers leisure dives, PADI certified dive courses, and... more
Mid Range, 180RM - 3000+RM, in Salang
Diving/Snorkeling B&J Diving Centre
B&J Diving Center is a Swiss/German/Malay run dive school in Air Batang right after Johan's Resort, which offers world renown Padi Dive courses. If you're a certified diver visiting Tioman simply for some serious divin... more
Mid Range, RM90 onwards, in Air Batang
Diving/Snorkeling Matahari Dive Center
Also a chalet, Matahari Dive Center organizes Padi courses, fun dives and night dives. Even if you have no experience diving, they have a two-hour course for you. Open water courses last about three to four days, most of w... more
Mid Range, RM200 onwards, in Pulau Perhentian
Spa/Wellness Chow Yang Foot Reflexology
Massage is a thriving business in Bangsar and Bukit Bintang, and there is no lack of massage parlours in either place. But mention Bangsar to anyone and one of the first things you hear is, "It's probably expensive&qu... more
Low Budget, RM40-90, in Kuala Lumpur
Spa/Wellness Best Friend Foot Massage
Bukit Bintang is literally awash with foot reflexology and body massage parlours whose foot soldiers (no pun intended) untiringly wave a laminated sheet advertising their rates at just about every person who walks by. Sinc... more
Low Budget, RM30 onwards, in Kuala Lumpur
Gym Twin Towers Fitness Centre
A first-class gym in the heart of KLCC, perfect for corporates to work a quick sweat before heading home. The Twin Towers Fitness Centre is located at the Concourse Level of the Petronas, next to the Skybridge Ticket Count... more
Top End, monthly fee RM150; joining fee RM50-350, in Kuala Lumpur
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