10 Epic Places a Malaysian Passport Can Take You

Houses against mountains in village of Stykkisholmur, Western Iceland
Houses against mountains in village of Stykkisholmur, Western Iceland | © Beketoff / Shutterstock
Karuna Ang

The Malaysian passport is one of the most powerful in the world. Currently, Malaysians can travel up to 180 countries and territories in the world visa-free, or can acquire visa on arrival access. Here are 10 awesome places a Malaysian passport can take you!

Bulgaria

With beautiful mountainous terrains and beaches by the Black Sea, Bulgaria is one of the most scenic places to visit. From natural wonders to an exploration of their rich heritage which includes Greek, Slavic, Ottoman and Persian influences, this country has everything for a memorable trip.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Stone bridge near Ardino, Bulgaria

Croatia

Croatia is a gorgeous Eastern European country with plenty of things for travellers to explore. It has more than a thousand islands and a myriad of beaches for you to soak up the sun. Dubrovnik, the major coastal city in Croatia, takes you back to the past with its Gothic and Renaissance buildings. Moving inland, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is well known for its crystal-like lakes and beautiful waterfalls.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Dubrovnik Old Town, Europe, Croatia

Iceland

Iceland, the home of the vikings, is known for its dramatic landscape. With volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, glacial lagoons and waterfalls, this is the place to be for nature lovers. Head to the National and Saga museums at Reykjavik and discover the history of Iceland.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Houses against mountains in village of Stykkisholmur, Western Iceland

Lithuania

Stray off the well-trodden path and head over to Lithuania, the southernmost of the Baltic states. There’s plenty to explores outdoors, including the Curonian Spit National Park as well as the Nemunas Delta. Heading into the medieval capital city, Vilnius, you will find buildings with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque influences.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Trakai castle in Lithuania

Mexico

Head over to Mexico for palm-fringed beaches and vibrant, tasty food. Adventurous travellers can find ancient ruins scattered throughout the country. The diverse landscape of mountains, deserts and jungles also provide a good escape from the city.

Duration of visa-free stay: 180 days

Cupolas of the old basilica and cityscape of Mexico City

Mongolia

With more than 250 sunny days a year, Mongolia is also known as the “Land of the Eternal Blue Sky”. Its varied terrain, which includes mountains, deserts and grassland, proves to be a major attraction for visitors. Weather can be extreme so visitors should prep ahead.

Duration of visa-free stay: 30 days

Mountain view, Plateau Ukok

Poland

Think medieval architecture, rich heritage, fun shopping and exciting nightlife, there’s a whole lot to explore in Poland. Take a trip to the museums and learn more about the country’s tumultuous history.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Renaissance facades on the central market square in Poznan, Poland

Slovakia

Experience life in the quiet countryside of Slovakia and soak in the beauty of majestic castles that can be found in the country. Bratislava, Slovakia’s capital city, offers plenty of options for visitors to explore – including castles, zoo, museums, church and a lively cafe scene.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Castle Bojnice, central Europe, Slovakia

Turkey

Partly in Asia and partly in Europe, Turkey is situated at the crossroads that connects the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean countries. Its unique location has made it one of the main melting pots for eastern and western cultures. Turkey is home to the iconic Hagia Sophia and the beautiful 17th century Blue Mosque.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey

Peru

A trip to Peru will bring you to a section of the marvelous Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu. Indiana Jones fans will enjoy exploring the regions around Machu Picchu, which has plenty of archaeological sites. From ancient ruins, food and beautiful beaches, you will find it all here.

Duration of visa-free stay: 90 days

Machu Picchu Peru, South America

Still not enough to get you in the wanderlust mood? Other countries that Malaysians can visit visa-free include Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia.

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