There are a good number of impressive filming locations in Malaysia. You will find stunning beaches, abundant rainforests, and rich biodiversity both on the Malaysian Peninsula and Borneo. There are also several historic architectural marvels. They all illustrate different cultural influences within the Malaysian cities.

Popular locations you can consider for filming in Malaysia include:

Kuala Lumpur

The capital of Malaysia is its main TV/film production center. Kuala Lumpur offers a wide array of different cultural and religious diversity. There are old mosques, cathedrals and other historic buildings standing side by side with modern day skyscrapers. Popular locations in the Malaysian capital includes Sri Mahamariamman Temple, National Mosque of Malaysia, Petronas Twin Towers and the Kuala Lumpur Tower.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur

The Perhentian Islands

This location lies approximately 19 kilometers off the northern coast of Malaysia. The turquoise waters and white sandy beaches offer a sort of unexplored paradise for tourism and filming alike.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Perhentian Islands


Also known as the jewel of Jedah, Langkawi is a group of 99 large islands and 5 smaller ones located on the Andean Sea. The islands offer a lush natural scenery with beautiful beaches. In addition, there are mangrove estuaries, mountains and rainforests. All these make it one of the filming locations in Malaysia to keep an eye on.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Langkawi


Penang was featured in Channel 4’s drama series Indian Summer as a double for the Himalayan foothills. Also, thanks to its well-preserved colonial-era cityscape, Georgetown, which is the capital city of the state of Penang, has also been featured in movies like Anna and the King or Lust. The city has also served as a filming location in Malaysia on several episodes of The Amazing Race.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Penang

Malaysian Borneo

The part of the country that lies on the Island of Borneo includes the States of Sabah, Sarawak and Federal Territory of Labuan. The area plays hosts to lush rainforests like the Gunung Mulu National Park, cave structures like the Niah caves and mountains like the Mount Kinabalu, which is one of the highest peaks in South East Asia.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Borneo

Gurun Electric Converter Temple

If you are looking for unusual filming locations in Malaysia, this building should be on your list of considerations. This fascinating place connects the Power grid of Malaysia and Thailand but is designed to look like a Chinese prayer temple.

Filming locations in Malaysia - Gurun Temple