‍‍‍Amidst the blowing winds of change, Continental is ready to power Malaysians on a journey to re-discover the beauty of our country.

JOURNEY TO A NEW MALAYSIA

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alaysia approaches its 61st Merdeka, the country finds itself in uncharted waters, at crossroads facing a future whose outcome nobody dares predict. And in that uncertainty also lies hope – for a better future – and love – re-kindled by a newfound sense of unity cutting across race and religious lines in ways we’ve never thought possible.

As the winds of change blow with gusto, along come exciting possibilities. As we re-ignite our spirit of patriotism, so should we re-discover the joys and treasures of what makes Malaysia unique and beautiful. The landscape of Malaysia offers much to admire, both natural and man-made, some famous, others hidden, and they are ours.The sheer variety of attractions within the confines of our own backyards means that Malaysia is a ripe ground for epic road trips.

The Sayangi Malaysiaku, Love Continental campaign invites all Malaysians to hit the roads and to journey to all corners of the country, discover its beautiful sights and sounds, and then share it back for other fellow Malaysians to experience.

As Malaysia writes a new chapter in its history, let all Malaysians learn t‍‍‍o appreciate the wonders of this land and re-kindle our love for our country together. Below, we have listed some suggestions of the best driving roads and hidden tourist destinations Malaysia has to offer.

So go forth, Malaysians! Hit the roads, and discover what makes Malaysia such a wonderful country. Malaysia Boleh!

The Best Driving‍‍‍ Roads in

Malaysia

Malaysia is extremely well-connected through its vast network of highways, but for driving enthusiasts craving for a bit more excitement, there are also kilometres upon kilometres of trunk roads filled with luscious scenery and more challenging conditions to t‍‍‍est even the most skilled drivers.

Genting Sempah via Ulu ‍‍‍Yam

A Sunday driving route popular partly due to its convenient proximity to the Klang Valley, but mostly because it is a genuinely great driving road that also leads you on to other great driving roads. After 20km of lush greenery, breakfast awaits at the small quaint town of Ulu Yam Baharu. The real excitement starts when one turns into Jalan Batang Kali-Genting Highlands, a road full of twists and turns leading you to Gohtong Jaya. Once there, you have the option of going Breakfast Round 2, shoot‍‍‍ for the top of Genting Highlands, head home via Karak Highway, or, if you’re really up for it, more trunk road adventures via the old Jalan Gombak.

Batu Fering‍‍‍ghi to Balik Pulau, Penang

The drive from Tanjung Tokong to Batu Feringghi can be a frustrating one, as buses and heavy vehicles squeeze their way through the narrow yet winding coastal road, but once you push past Hard Rock Hotel and make a left at Teluk Bahang, a new world of driving pleasure awaits. Visual treats include the spectacular Teluk Bahang dam and the foodies among you can also feast upon durians on sale from the many orchards to be found along the road.

Cameron H‍‍‍ighlands

There are three directions from which one can approach Cameron Highlands, each of which provides its own sets of pleasures and enjoyment. The route via Tapah is the most challenging, it is tight, poorly-surfaced, and usually congested with slow-moving (often heavy) vehicles. The Simpang Pulai way is more recently built, the road is wider with better visibility, thus offering more overtaking opportunities. The Gua Musang way, meanwhile, connects Cameron Highlands to the East Coast and is therefore the most convenient route for those coming from Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang.

Via Gua M‍‍‍usang

‍‍‍via Simpang‍‍‍ Pulai

via Tapah

Kuantan-JB via Me‍‍‍rsing

Perhaps the least explored route of Peninsular Malaysia, this road traces the length of the East Coast, taking you across the Pahang-Johor land border passing by the industrial town of Pekan, jetty town of Mersing, and kilometres upon kilometres of seaside view facing the magnificent South China Sea.

Kota Kinabalu to Sandakan

Mount Kinabalu is Sabah’s largest tourist attraction, but there are more ways to appreciate its beauty than climbing it. On a road trip between Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan, you’ll be treated to some of the most spectacular scenery you’ll see in Malaysia that starts with the sight of Mt K and continues on for 300km admiring the full majesty of the Crocker Mountain Range. A word of warning though, drive with extreme caution, and be sure your car is fit for the job. Mobile reception is next to non-existent along much of the road, so help can take quite a while to arrive if you’re stranded. ‍‍‍

Malaysia‍‍‍'s

Hidden ‍‍‍Gems

These aren’t the usual attractions you’ll see on tourist guides, but we assure you they are all worth your time.

Sri Shakti Tem‍‍‍ple

The hidden Sri Shakti Hindu temple in Kuala Selango‍‍‍r showcases the finest of traditional Indian architecture. No records are available to date the exact age of this temple, but it is known to be more than 100 years old. It is the only temple anywhere in the world where the 51 Shaktis of the Hindu religion are installed in a single venue.

Kuala Selang‍‍‍or

Maxwell H‍‍‍ill

Founded in 1884, Bukit Larut is the oldest hill resort in Malaysia. It is famous for receiving the highest rainfall in the country. It is not as well-developed as Genting or Cameron, which means the place retains an old-school colonial feel. Good place to exercise too – one can take a three-hour trek on to the hill top or ride up in Land Rover Defenders owned by the resort authorities – private vehicles are not permitted.

‍‍‍Bukit Larut, P‍‍‍erak

UK Agro Far‍‍‍m

Ever fancied living in a farmland with vast plains of grass? The UK Agro Farm in Kluang is part of a Government-initiated agriculture modernization project that is part sheep-rearing and part resort. There are chalets and dorms in which to spend the night, and there are various tour packages to offer you an immersing and authentic farm experience.

Kluang, Johor

Crystal M‍‍‍osque

A part of the ultra-modern Islamic heritage site in Pulau Wan Man, the stunning Crystal Mosque of Kuala Terengganu needs to be viewed at night to truly appreciate its glorious splendour, as colourful lights bounce off its shiny crystal surface, creating a true spectacle. It is just as beautiful in the day, however, and is a popular venue among Muslim couples for wedding photoshoots.‍‍‍

Kuala Terengganu

Similajau National‍‍‍ Park

Malaysian authorities have gazetted many national parks as an initiative to preserve our beautiful landscape, but the Similajau National Park in Bintulu, Sarawak is unique for one feature – it is by the beach. The park is home to at least 185 species of birds and 24 species of mammals. Activities of interest include a night cruise along Sungai Likau and dolphin-watching.

Bintulu, Sarawak

Despite being a global brand, Continental is very much at home in Malaysia, having established a long history of manufacturing products in our shores. Its tyres are marketed through the largest dealership network in the ‍‍‍country, meaning that wherever one travels to within Malaysia, there is a Continental dealer within earshot at your service whenever you need it.

IN MALAYSIA

CONTEST

In celebration of Malaysia’s 61st Merdeka, Continental has launched the Sayangi MalaysiaKu, Love Continental Photography Contest inviting all Malaysians to visit the country’s many attractions and share their adventures with‍‍‍ other fellow Malaysians. Attractive prizes await the best and most prolific travellers. So, what are you waiting for? Hit the road today!

Upload photos of the beautiful Malaysia to your social media channels

 

Hashtag #SayangiMalaysiaKuLoveConti

 

Hashtag #ContinentalMalaysia

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  • The “Sayangi Malaysiaku, Love Continental” Photography Contest is opened to all Malaysians.
  • To enter the contest, simply hit the roads and take a journey to various corners of Malaysia, discover its beautiful sights, and capture the moment.
  • Upload your photos to your SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS (INSTAGRAM OR FACEBOOK), and hashtag #SayangiMalaysiaKuLoveConti and #ContinentalMalaysia
  • Awesome contest prizes are as follows:
    Weekly prizes - 4 x GoPro sets
    Winning tips: Highest submission of beautiful scenery and good food captured in Malaysia each week will win!
    Best Traveller – 1 x set of 4 Continental Tyres
    Winning tips: Go explore all corners of Malaysia! Most places traveled in Malaysia and submitted will win!
    Best ‘Love’ Continental – 1 x set of 4 Continental Tyres
    Winning tips: Most creative submission with Continental branding/product will win!
  • Multiple submission of entries are welcomed.
  •  Deadline for submission of entries: up to 11:59 p.m. on 31 August 2018
  •  Winner announcements will be posted on Continental Tyre Malaysia's Official Facebook Page: facebook.com/continental.malaysia
  • All submissions must be photos taken by yourself, or photos in which you own the full rights.
  • By entering the contest using the hashtags, you agree to give the rights of the photos you submitted, to Continental Tyre Malaysia and Aurizn Malaysia for use in any format, media or channel, in promotion and publicity.
  • Selection of winners by the contest panel of judges is FINAL and NO APPEAL will be entertained.