Lonely Planet: Travel list for 2014 and Malaysia is featured.

MALAYSIA has been chosen as one of the world’s Top 10 Countries for next year and the only Asian country to make the list. Lonely Planet has included it in it’s Best in Travel 2014 that is hot off the press.

It will be Visit Malaysia Year next year and besides her perennial attractions and new ones that have  been recently added, there will be all kinds of events and festivities to mark the occasion.

“Among new tourist attractions are the largest bird park in Southeast Asia in Malacca (with 6000 birds featuring 400 species), Legoland Malaysia and Hello Kitty Land in Nusajaya,” the book observes.

“The new second terminal at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2), catering mainly to the booming budget-airline sector, is another major factor in attracting more visitors.”

The top three countries/regions listed are Brazil, Antarctica and Scotland in that order. Sweden, Malawi, Mexico, Seychelles, Belgium, Macedonia round it up with Malaysia ending the list.

Lonely Planet focuses on the merits of each destination and the unique experiences they offer to travellers. It features Malaysia as one of the top 10 countries to visit in 2014.
Other 2014 highlights include:

• Top 10 Regions to visit: Sikkim, The Kimberley, Yorkshire, Hokuriku, Texas, Victoria Falls, Mallorca, West Coast New Zealand, Hunan and Ha’apai.

• Top 10 Cities to visit: Paris, Trinidad, Cape Town, Riga, Zürich, Shanghai, Vancouver, Chicago, Adelaide and Auckland.



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