Malaysia has one of the most honest tourism taglines; it is actually truly Asia. It is one of the best countries to go on a vacation, especially during the festive season. Your journey guide will not only consist of the extremely beautiful natural attractions that Malaysia is gifted with, but also with a lot of parties and amusement attractions to draw out your itinerary from. Here is how you can celebrate New Year in Malaysia.
Celebrate New Year in Kuala Lumpur
Being the capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur sees the maximum enthusiasm during the festive season. You should definitely have a Kuala Lumpur trip planner handy to make sure you do not miss out on absorbing the lively vibe that this city is full of during New Year.
Go to KLCC Park for sure. This place is a mandate in any Malaysian itinerary but during the New Year it lights up even more. There are live music performances happening here and it becomes an extremely big concert venue on New Year’s eve.
Changkat Bukit Bintang fills up during NYE even more. It becomes full of people who are nocturnal creatures. It is the best stretch of pubs, restaurants, cafes and is up all night. During New year, you will see a lot of festive spirit goes on here and your holiday would become even more memorable as you explore Kuala Lumpur a little more.
If you want to mingle with the locals and enjoy New Year to the fullest the Malaysian way, then you definitely should visit Merdeka Square. All the locals gather here to witness the legendary fireworks and you can completely become a part of them while celebrating your New Year in Kuala Lumpur.
Some of the other places where you can plan out a journey for the time of New Year are Langkawi, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca City, George Town and Taman Negara National Park.
Chinese New Year
Even though the New Year sees a lot of excitement from people across the globe, Malaysia is full of families who have come on holidays as it is the vacation time for the rest of the world. The Chinese New Year is celebrated with a lot more zeal and falls on the first day of the lunar calendar. Some of the traditions followed during this time are- the cleaning of the house and clearing all the debts to start the New Year afresh. One of the coolest things that happen here is that each year is named after the 12 signs of the Zodiac- so there is a lot of enthusiasm around the horoscope too during this time.
The main things that you will witness during the New Year here is the brightly decorated houses along with streets full of enthusiastic people waiting to welcome the New Year with arms wide open. The streets also fill up with fireworks and Chinese lamps are all across the place.
Enjoy your Malaysian vacation.. Have a happy new year well in advance!