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(2022 New Year) 11 Most Awesome Spots To Watch the Year’s First Sunrise in Malaysia

04 Jan 2022
11 Most Awesome Spots To Watch (2022) New Year's First Sunrise in Malaysia

Wang Kelian Viewpoint

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Perlis often gets left out on 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 at 303m above sea level, what makes this sunrise viewing spot so different from the others is none other than the ‘cloud carpet’.

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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

Wang Kelian Viewpoint

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Perlis often gets left out on 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 at 303m above sea level, what makes this sunrise viewing spot so different from the others is none other than the ‘cloud carpet’.

Image Credit: explority_

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

Broga Hill

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A favourite hiking spot among the residents of Klang Valley, this hill can be a bit challenging for beginners to hike, but as you climb to the top, you will find out that the view is worth every step! People like to come here in the wee hours of the morning to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from the top of the hill. It takes around 30-40min to reach the peak (depending on your speed).

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The sun rises at around 7:15am, so you might want to arrive at the peak of the hill at least a few minutes before that (hey, better safe than sorry). Another reason why you might want to go early (and secure a sweet spot) is because it can get crowded during weekends/public holidays.

  • 📍 Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

Broga Hill

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A favourite hiking spot among the residents of Klang Valley, this hill can be a bit challenging for beginners to hike, but as you climb to the top, you will find out that the view is worth every step! People like to come here in the wee hours of the morning to catch a glimpse of the sunrise from the top of the hill. It takes around 30-40min to reach the peak (depending on your speed).

Image Credit: niniekamarudin

The sun rises at around 7:15am, so you might want to arrive at the peak of the hill at least a few minutes before that (hey, better safe than sorry). Another reason why you might want to go early (and secure a sweet spot) is because it can get crowded during weekends/public holidays.

  • 📍 Jln Broga, 43500 Semenyih, Selangor

Mount Kinabalu

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Did you know that Mount Kinabalu is not the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia?!🤯 (Mind-blown right?!) Upon a simple googling, 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.

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However, there is no doubt that it is the tallest 🌄mountain in Malaysia and is 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 as it has always been one of the tourists’ favourite spots. To climb the majestic mountain and witness one of the most magical sunset views in your life, you have to stay overnight in the 🥶freezing cold mountain. Despite all that, we can guarantee that it is worth every effort. You can go to 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

Mount Kinabalu

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Did you know that Mount Kinabalu is not the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia?!🤯 (Mind-blown right?!) Upon a simple googling, 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.

Image Credit: jasrynng
Image Credit: kasbeeuguk

However, there is no doubt that it is the tallest 🌄mountain in Malaysia and is 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 as it has always been one of the tourists’ favourite spots. To climb the majestic mountain and witness one of the most magical sunset views in your life, you have to stay overnight in the 🥶freezing cold mountain. Despite all that, we can guarantee that it is worth every effort. You can go to 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

Bukit Tabur

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Bukit Tabur is not for the faint-hearted or beginners. A climb to the peak of this quartz ridge can take a few hours, even for seasoned climbers. It is the most dangerous peak in Malaysia, as the challenging terrains might even need you to have rock climbing skills😂 to reach the peak.
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And because of that, the panoramic sunrise view on top of this quartz ridge overlooking the Klang Gates Dam feels extremely rewarding.

  • 📍 Ulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor

Bukit Tabur

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Bukit Tabur is not for the faint-hearted or beginners. A climb to the peak of this quartz ridge can take a few hours, even for seasoned climbers. It is the most dangerous peak in Malaysia, as the challenging terrains might even need you to have rock climbing skills😂 to reach the peak.
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And because of that, the panoramic sunrise view on top of this quartz ridge overlooking the Klang Gates Dam feels extremely rewarding.

  • 📍 Ulu Kelang, 68000 Ampang Jaya, Selangor

Cameron Highlands

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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 for you if you have kids and elderly parents or are too lazy to hike😂. The spot is about 1km from the BOH tea plantations.

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It 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

Cameron Highlands

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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 for you if you have kids and elderly parents or are too lazy to hike😂. The spot is about 1km from the BOH tea plantations.

Image Credit: Souvik Bhattacharya

It 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

Panorama Hill, Sungai Lembing

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Be rewarded with a brilliant sunrise view above the white fluffy clouds after climbing up to 1000+ steps (yea, there are lots of big & wide steps) here at Panorama Hill. The trail is not very difficult to hike as there are steps, and it takes about 30 mins to reach the peak.

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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

Panorama Hill, Sungai Lembing

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Be rewarded with a brilliant sunrise view above the white fluffy clouds after climbing up to 1000+ steps (yea, there are lots of big & wide steps) here at Panorama Hill. The trail is not very difficult to hike as there are steps, and it takes about 30 mins to reach the peak.

Image Credit: azhan_rani

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

Sekinchan Paddy Fields

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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.

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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

Sekinchan Paddy Fields

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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.

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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

Bukit Kledang

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The route here at Bukit Kledang is pretty simple, making it suitable for beginners. There are 4 hiking trails to choose from, and you might want to carry along a wooden stick as there are 🐒monkeys that might want to disrupt your peace. To reach the top, beginners might take about 2 1/2 hours, whereas the pro😤seasoned hikers might take about 1 hour.

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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

Bukit Kledang

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The route here at Bukit Kledang is pretty simple, making it suitable for beginners. There are 4 hiking trails to choose from, and you might want to carry along a wooden stick as there are 🐒monkeys that might want to disrupt your peace. To reach the top, beginners might take about 2 1/2 hours, whereas the pro😤seasoned hikers might take about 1 hour.

Image Credit: gearupoutdoor.com

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

Batu Feringghi

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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 anything 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.

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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

  • 📍 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Batu Feringghi

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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 anything 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.

Image Credit: wtjournal.com

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

  • 📍 Batu Ferringhi, Penang

Sri Bintang Hill

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One of the best-hidden sunrise viewing spots in Kuala Lumpur, hiking Sri Bintang hill takes about 20-40 mins, and it is quite an easy hike. Now here is the best part, the peak is where you can witness the sun rising over the 🌆cityscape of KL! (Yes! With KL tower and all but they are very tiny-lah😂) There are several trails which lead to 2 different peaks.

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

Sri Bintang Hill

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One of the best-hidden sunrise viewing spots in Kuala Lumpur, hiking Sri Bintang hill takes about 20-40 mins, and it is quite an easy hike. Now here is the best part, the peak is where you can witness the sun rising over the 🌆cityscape of KL! (Yes! With KL tower and all but they are very tiny-lah😂) There are several trails which lead to 2 different peaks.

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

Jubakar Beach Kelantan

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If you google Jubakar Beach and click on Images, all the pictures that come out will be Jubakar beach sunrise views. Located in Kampung Jubakar, Tumpat, the sea-facing sunrise view of Jubakar beach is simply mesmerizing.

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This quaint place is actually a small fishing village, and not much is known about this place but, it is, without doubt, one of the photographers’ favourite spots.

  • 📍 Kampung Jubakar Pantai, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan

Jubakar Beach Kelantan

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If you google Jubakar Beach and click on Images, all the pictures that come out will be Jubakar beach sunrise views. Located in Kampung Jubakar, Tumpat, the sea-facing sunrise view of Jubakar beach is simply mesmerizing.

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This quaint place is actually a small fishing village, and not much is known about this place but, it is, without doubt, one of the photographers’ favourite spots.

  • 📍 Kampung Jubakar Pantai, 16200 Tumpat, Kelantan
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Pro Tip: To capture the exact moment of sunrise, you guys can search on Google by typing the location name + sunrise. For example: Sekinchan paddy field sunrise.


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 😄👋.


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