Malaysia is a foreigner-friendly, culturally interesting place boasting great weather, world-class snorkelling and diving opportunities, white-sand beaches, diverse dining, and a wealth of unmissable sights and attractions.
The perfect country for a twin-centre adventure, Malaysia accommodates for people of all tastes, whether you’re after a relaxing beach island escape, a jungle expedition, a fast-paced city break or a luxury all-inclusive stay, Malaysia will have something for you. It is almost like two countries in one – with the mainland Peninsula in the west and the lush island of Borneo in the east, it’s easy to forget you’re still in the same country.
The Malaysian Peninsula is home to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's glittering, the cosmopolitan capital city. Kuala Lumpur abounds with excellent sights and activities, from the lofty Petronas Towers, to the nearby Batu Caves, and the intricately designed Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple. Kuala Lumpur is also a world-famous shopping destination and a gastronomic delight, as various national cuisines combine to offer a wealth of options for the adventurous palate. Just off the Northwest coast of the Peninsula sits the exotic island paradise of Langkawi - “The Jewel of Kedah”. Lined with beautiful beaches, and home to impeccable luxurious accommodation, Langkawi sits surrounded by the warm inviting waters of the Andaman sea and boasts stunning natural scenery on an island that can easily be explored in a week. Hill resort holidays in Malaysia are becoming increasingly popular, and visitors have a good selection to choose from: The Cameron Highlands is the most refined, Fraser's Hill the most tranquil, and the Genting Highlands the most developed of Malaysia's hill resorts.
Nature-lovers will not want to miss the island of Borneo in East Malaysia. A rich and varied tropical island teeming with outdoor opportunities in the twin states of Sabah and Sarawak. Visit Kinabalu National Park, an area so rich in biodiversity that it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or head to Sipadan Island and experience what are widely considered to be the finest diving and snorkelling sites in the world.