Which Malaysian state has the prettiest sunset?

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We all know that Malaysia has some of the most beautiful beaches and lakes in the world – and as such, it has the backdrop for some absolutely gorgeous sunsets. But which state does it best?

We’ve found some of the most beautiful photos from around the country and added them here so you can decide for yourself. We’ve also added some brief details about the state, including its capital city and three-letter identifier code.

Feel free to let us know your favourite in the comments below – or add your own photo if you wish! So, moving north to south:


Masjid Al Hussain in Kuala Perlis, taken by Kanta Kulat

sunset perlis

Official Name:  Perlis Indera Kayangan Abbreviation: PLS
Capital: Kangar Population: 246,000


Kg Padang Jitra, taken by Taufik Art

sunset kedah

Official Name:  Kedah Darul Aman Abbreviation: KDH
Capital: Alor Setar Population: 2,071,900


Jubakar, taken by Azimuddin Ibrahim

sunset kelantan

Official Name:  Kelantan Darul Naim Abbreviation: KTN
Capital: Kota Bharu Population: 1,718,200



Abandoned fishing boat, taken by Mohd Zaki Shamsudin

sunset sabah

Official Name:  Sabah Abbreviation: SBH
Capital: Kota Kinabalu Population: 3,543,500


Kerachut Beach, Penang National Park, taken by Fiz Zero

sunset penang

Official Name:  Penang Abbreviation: PNG
Capital: George Town Population: 1,663,000


Kuala Ibai mosque, taken Adli Wook

sunset terengganu

Official Name:  Terengganu Darul Iman Abbreviation: TRG
Capital: Kuala Terengganu Population: 1,153,500


Beach in Labuan, taken by AzmanMD

sunset labuan

Official Name:  Federal Territory of Labuan Abbreviation: LBN
Capital: Victoria Population: 96,800



Lumut, taken by Fiz Zero

sunset perak

Official Name:  Perak Darul Ridzuan Abbreviation: PRK
Capital: Ipoh Population: 2,477,700


Kuantan Beach, taken by Muhammad Faizz

sunset pahang

Official Name:  Pahang Darul Makmur Abbreviation: PHG
Capital: Kuantan Population: 1,623,200

Kuala Lumpur

Petronas Twin Towers and KLCC, taken by Kaizen 333

sunset kuala lumpur

State details Official Name:  Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Abbreviation: KUL
Capital: Kuala Lumpur Population: 1,768,000


Shah Alam mosque, taken by Mentary Merah

sunset selangor

Official Name:  Selangor Darul Ehsan Abbreviation: SGR
Capital: Shah Alam Population: 5,874,100


Taman Rekreasi Air Wetland, taken by Hakiim Mislam

sunset putrajaya

Official Name:  Federal Territory of Putrajaya Abbreviation: PJY
Capital: Putrajaya Population: 88,300

Negeri Sembilan

Port Dickson, taken by D Boy Studio

sunset negeri sembilan

Official Name:  Negeri Sembilan Darul Khusus Abbreviation: NSN
Capital: Seremban Population: 1,098,400


Malacca Straits mosque taken by Asnida

sunset malacca

Official Name:  Malacca Abbreviation: MLK
Capital: Malacca City Population: 872,900


Kelek Anak Beach at Mersing, taken by Ijam Hairi

johor sunset

Official Name:  Johor Darul Ta’zim Abbreviation: JHR
Capital: Johor Bahru Population: 3,553,600


Beach in Sarawak, taken by Peter Lee Arps

sunset pahang

Official Name:  Sarawak Abbreviation: SWK
Capital: Kuching Population: 2,636,000

Which is your favourite?

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