Perlis often gets left out of almost everything, but this time, citizens of Perlis can stand proud because they have one of the best, if not the most unique, 🌄sunrise viewing spots at Wang Kelian Viewpoint. Rising 303m above sea level, what makes this sunrise viewing spot so different from others is none other than the "cloud carpet."
This beautiful phenomenon, together with the sunrise can be viewed from around 6:50 am to 7:30 am. The walk uphill this hidden gem is a cooling and pretty easy one. You only need to walk about 100 meters to catch the breathtaking view.
📍02200 Kaki Bukit, Perlis
The sun rises at around 7:15 am, so you might want to arrive at the peak of the hill at least a 30 minutes before that (hey, better safe than sorry). Another reason why you might want to go early (and secure a sweet spot) is that it can get crowded during weekends and public holidays.
📍Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor
Did you know that Mount Kinabalu (4,095 m) is NOT the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia?🤯 (Mind blown, right?!) Upon a simple Google search, you will find out that the title goes to Myanmar's Hkakabo Razi (5,881 m). Why do we keep thinking that Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Southeast Asia? We guess no one knows🤷♂️.
However, there is no doubt that it is the tallest mountain in Malaysia and one of the best spots to view the year's first 🌄sunrise. The myths and legends that enshroud this 4,095 m mountain further add to its charm, making it one of the tourists' favorite spots. To climb this majestic mountain and witness one of the most magical sunset views of your life, you have to stay overnight in the 🥶freezing cold of the mountain. Despite all that, we can guarantee that it is worth every effort. You can visit this website for more information.
📍(Amazing Borneo Tours & Events Sdn. Bhd) L1.37, 1st Floor, Kompleks Asia City, Jalan Asia City, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Because of the challenging climb, reaching the top of this quartz ridge to witness the panoramic sunrise view overlooking the Klang Gates Dam feels extremely rewarding.
📍Ulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor
If you happen to be holidaying at Cameron Highlands this year-end, why not head over to Jalan Brinchang for a stunning view of the sunrise? This place is perfect for you if you have kids or elderly parents, or if you are too lazy to hike. The spot is located about 1 km from the BOH tea plantations.
The spot can be easily spotted because there are usually tourists and photographers by the roadside trying to capture the spectacular view of the sun rising at the horizon of the tea plantation with their cameras.
📍Jln Gunung Brincang, Brinchang, Tanah Rata, Pahang
Be rewarded with a brilliant sunrise view above the white fluffy clouds after climbing up more than 1000 steps (yes, there are lots of big and wide steps) at Panorama Hill. The trail is not very difficult to hike as there are steps, and it takes about 30 minutes to reach the peak.
People mainly choose to start their hiking journey at around 6:30 am so that they can be at the peak on time for the otherworldly sunrise view.
P.S: Beginners might need to start hiking at around 5.30 am
📍Kampung Kuala Kenau, 26200 Sungai Lembing, Pahang
The top of the mountain is not the only place to get a good sunrise view. For a more hassle-free experience, you can rent a lodging at the paddy field to stay overnight and catch the moment when the sun rises in the morning just a few steps away from you! All you have to do is look toward the east and see for yourself the yolk-like sun slowly peeking through the green paddies.
You can have a look at this website for the most suitable months to visit as the paddies change colours throughout the seasons!
📍Pekan Sekinchan, 45400 Sekinchan, Selangor
The route here at Bukit Kledang is pretty simple, making it suitable for beginners. There are four hiking trails to choose from, and you might want to carry a wooden stick along as there are monkeys that might disrupt your peace. To reach the top, seasoned hikers might take about 1 hour whereas beginners might take longer.
Imagine sipping ☕coffee on the peak that overlooks the residential area of Ipoh with a burst of warm sunlight as the sun rises on the horizon... Ah~😌 perfect!
📍Jalan Kledang, 31450 Ipoh, Perak
Many people stroll the beach for sunset, but not many people stroll the beach for sunrise. However, that doesn’t mean that the sunrise view is any less beautiful compared to the sunset view. The vast horizon here at Batu Ferringhi provides a good canvas for the 🌅morning sunlight to paint the sky in warm hues as it rises on the horizon.
If you are lucky, you might come across fishermen in their boats trying to make their living. Not only is this a good sunrise viewing spot, but it is also a good photography spot for both professional photographers and amateur photographers alike.
P.S: As long you drive along the Gurney Drive, you will definitely get to witness some of the best sunrise viewing spots in Penang.
📍Batu Ferringhi, Penang
One of the best-hidden sunrise viewing spots in Kuala Lumpur, hiking Sri Bintang hill takes about 20-40 minutes and is quite an easy hike. Now here's the best part: from the peak, you can witness the sun rising over the 🌃cityscape of KL, with KL Tower and all (Yes! With KL tower and all but they are very tiny-lah). There are several trails that lead to two different peaks.
P.S: Be Careful if you are hiking after rain as the muddy ground can be slippery.
📍Jalan 11/36, Taman Sri Bintang, 52200 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
This quaint place is actually a small fishing village, and not much is known about it. However, this place without doubt, is one of the photographers’ favourite spots.
📍Kampung Jubakar Pantai, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan
Pro Tip: To know the exact moment (time) of sunrise, you guys can search on Google by typing the location name + sunrise. For example: Sekinchan paddy field sunrise. (Thank me later~😏)
Hurry! pick one of these 11 Spots in Malaysia and call up your friends to go watch the Year’s first sunrise! This is our last post for the year 2021, and we would like to take the opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year🥳 in advance and a great year ahead. Bye-bye and see you next year👋.