"Stunning Malaysia dazzles and delights with its handsome landscapes and rich melting pot of cultures."
The nation is split into two main sections – Eastern Malaysia on Borneo and Peninsular Malaysia on the mainland, which attaches to the southernmost tip of Thailand. Both sectors share similar landscapes featuring coastal plains which rise to inland hills and mountains.
Although Islam is the main religion, religious freedom is encouraged, often resulting in a colourful juxtaposition of mosques, temples and churches. The amalgamation of vivid Chinese temples, Indian festivals, laidback village life and indigenous Borneo tribe culture creates a gloriously diverse tapestry that’s hard not to admire. Visually Malaysia has much to offer; the palm-fringed, ivory beaches of the east and west coasts rival those found in southern Thailand, but with the added bonus of being less frequented. Inland is a different story – the rolling green hills and cool climate of the Cameron Highlands provides picture perfect scenery and a welcome break from the Malaysian heat.
"Penang is a popular tourist destination due to its thriving street food scene, beautiful coastline and colourful festivals.” …"
"With its rolling hills and lush valleys, the Cameron Highlands of West Malaysia offers visitors a unique green refuge of …"
"Mirroring its vibrant mishmash of cultures and styles, Kuala Lumpur’s fusion of traditional and modernity defines the delightful diversity of …"
"“Kuala Terengganu, sprinkled with oil-funded showpieces of varied degrees of success, is a perfect microcosm of Malaysia's economic explosion.” …"
"30km off the coast of North West Malaysia, adjacent to the Thai border lies Langkawi, an archipelago of 104 islands. …"
"Sparkling in the Straits of Malacca is the tiny jungle-clad private island resort of Pangkor Laut. …"
"“The tropical paradise of Redang is one of the nine islands that make up the Pulau Redang Marine Park, and …"
- Time Difference GMT +8 approx
- Currency Malaysian Ringgit
- Flight Time 12 hours 35 minutes from UK
- Capital Kuala Lumpur
- Best time to go December to April
- Monday - Friday 9am - 5.30pm
- Saturday - closed
- Sunday - closed
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