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Top 10 Outdoor Activities in Malaysia

Posted on March 18, 2024

Malaysia has ample of outdoor activities for those keen on trying something new or simply looking to quench their thirst for extreme adventure. Between the depths of the sea and the heights of clouds, there are many things for you to enjoy with your friends and family.

Here are the 10 adventurous outdoor activities in Malaysia that will satisfy your need for a rush of adrenaline.

1. Tandem Skydiving

Tandem skydiving is one of the best outdoor activities in Malaysia. Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced skydiver, you will surely enjoy soaring through the Malaysian skies. One of the best places to go up in the sky is Langkawi Island, which is also the only location where you can skydive on a beach in the whole of Asia.

Most providers will give you all the equipment you need and even leave you with a video to remember your thrilling flight. Do remember that tandem skydiving is a seasonal activity and relies heavily on weather conditions.

2. Scuba Diving

Tropical beaches, endless corals, crystal clear water, friendly turtles, and even some shipwrecks await you on your scuba diving adventures in Malaysia. There are around 10 important diving sites suitable for beginners and professional divers. You can enjoy scuba diving all year round in most of the places, but generally April to December is the best time to go sightseeing underwater.

Enjoy watching the rich aquatic life on Sipadan Island, Mabul Island, Kapalai Island, Lankayan Island, Layang – Layang Island, Mataking Island, Pom Island, Sibuan Island, Redang Island, Leng Tengah Island, Tenggol Island, Tioman Island, Perhentian Island, and Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

3. Paragliding

Experience the thrills of paragliding with breathtaking sights from above. A paraglider does not use an engine, but you can still enjoy flights that last for hours and cover hundreds of kilometres. However, unless planned and agreed otherwise, expect to spend one to two hours in the air. There are many great places for paragliding in Malaysia. Some of the best are Bukit Jugra, Gunung Jerai, Bukit Bubus, Pedas, Bukit Kokol, Gunung Ledang, Kuala Kubu Bharu, and Ranau.

Wherever you choose to go, you can not only look forward to the adventure but the journey there in your Mitsubishi Triton. Your Triton’s Touchscreen Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Ready will sync seamlessly with preferred entertainment system, equipped with user-friendly touchscreen interface. So get your phone connected, put on your favourite music, and enjoy the ride.

4. Parasailing

Parasailing is one of the most exciting outdoor activities you can enjoy in Malaysia in many resorts around the country. But the best place for this water sport adventure is Langkawi Island. If it’s your first time trying parasailing, prepare for a thrill that will be hard to describe in words. You will be lifted close to 500 feet above sea level and the whole parasailing trip should take around 30 minutes to complete.

5. Scuba Doo (Underwater Scooter)

If you wish to watch the sea creatures more comfortably than scuba diving allows, you can go around the beautiful Malaysian waters with an underwater scooter. The best place for this activity is Kota Kinabalu. You will be able to sit comfortably with your head inside a dome and breathe normally. The scuba doo can go down up to 10 meters under the sea. No experience or swimming skills needed for this underwater adventure. The underwater scooter rides will take you anywhere between 60 and 90 minutes.

6. White Water Rafting

Depending on your experience level, some of the best places to go for white water rafting are: Kampar river in Perak (for beginners), only a couple of hours way from Kuala Lumpur and Pangkor Island; Ulu Slim river in Perak (great for first timers), about 70 to 90 minutes away by car from Kuala Lumpur; Selangor river in Kuala Kubu Bharu (medium difficulty), only about an hour away from Kuala Lumpur, and Singoh river (highly difficult) in northern Perak, which less than 5 hours away from Kuala Lumpur. Most of these will take you one to three days to complete. Enjoy breathtaking views across the rivers when you take on rafting. It will be an experience you won’t forget.

Whichever challenge you choose, getting to your destination will be so much easier with your Mitsubishi Triton’s Off-Road Mode which integrally controls engine power, transmission, and braking to regulate the amount of wheel slip and maximise all-terrain performance. Doesn’t matter if you’re driving on gravel, sand, rock, or mud.

7. Snorkelling

Most islands in Malaysia are great for snorkelling, but some of the best places you shouldn’t miss out on are Coastline Terengganu, Tioman Island, Langkawi Pulau Payar Marine Park, and Perhentian Island. The best time to go snorkelling is just after the monsoon season. Watch colourful reefs right below the surfaces filled wish fish, sharks, and endangered varieties of sea turtles.

8. Microlight

Microlight is a powerful aircraft that can travel at the speed of 110 km per hour, so you can be sure that you will experience a thrill of a lifetime. Soar the skies like a bird and enjoy panoramic views at Sepang Gold Coast in Subang, Melaka, or Langkawi Island in Kedah. Approximate price ranges from RM180 onwards. Remember to capture some photos and videos when you’re up in the air.

The aircraft can carry up to 2 people and flies for at least an hour. Of course, availability is subject to weather conditions, so check the clouds before you go on this aerial adventure.

9. Hot Air Ballooning

If you’re keen on hot air ballooning, then Putrajaya is the place to go to. Putrajaya also has annual hot air balloon fiestas, but you can enjoy this activity at any other time of the year when the weather is right. A hot air balloon flight will take you around an hour on an average. You can go up in the air before the sunrise to take in a truly marvellous and majestic view.

Make sure to keep your smartphones charged as you will want to take as many photos and videos as you can. In case you forget to charge them overnight, your Mitsubishi Triton’s Rear Smartphone USB Chargers will help you stay powered and ready to capture Instagram-worthy shots.

10. Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping is arguably one of the most thrilling activities. You’re just a jump away from a powerful adrenaline rush. One of the most well-known permanent places for bungee jumping is Sunway Lagoon Theme Park. You can jump from 22 meters above sea level, which is not too high, but it will still offer an exhilarating experience, especially for first timers. The actual jump only takes 5 to 6 seconds. It is also suitable for kids aged 10 and above, so you can take your little adrenaline seekers to try this as well!

Mitsubishi Triton will fit everything you need for your next thrilling adventure in its spacious cargo bed and take you anywhere you want to go, no matter how challenging the roads will be. With your favourite music on full blast, you will be charged up and ready to enjoy your trip. Visit for more details.