A tapestry of Asian landscapes, cultures and traditions; picture-book beaches and island retreats, lush tropical rainforests and misty mountains, amazing wildlife, exotic culinary delights, and modern cities with a vast array of sightseeing and shopping. Malaysia is made up of two lands; Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo.
Even though 330 miles of ocean separates these two landscapes they feature similarities in their people and tropical rainforests, as well as differences in their climate and architecture. The beaches are something which both have in common; long and sweeping and lined with a rainforest wall, they don’t disappoint. The warm oceans can be experienced from the Andaman Sea surrounding Langkawi to the South China Sea encompassing Gaya Island off the northern coast of Borneo.
Peninsula Malaysia is home to the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur, picturesque islands of Langkawi and Penang to the west coast, and sweeping Cameron Highlands. You will witness the variety of Chinese and Indian influences in aspects of everyday life from food to religion, to architecture.
Malaysian Borneo is where you can find the in-famous Orang-utan and his lush rainforests, which also feature primitive tribal longhouses, even more exotic wildlife and a mesh of races and religions including the indigenous communities.
Malaysia’s impressive rainforests and vast landscapes mean there is plenty of adventure to be had, no matter your age or ability. Float down vast rivers, cycle through ancient streets, trek through the jungle, and watch the most-famous of all the primates in his natural environment.
Nightlife & Party with Locals
In cities such as Kuala Lumpur and George Town, you will have a selection of evening activities from nightclubs, to karaoke lounges to night markets. As with any city or main town, there is will more prominent areas, depending on what you’re after.
Gourmet Cuisine & Dining Out
Because of the array of ethnicities in Malaysia you will have an immeasurable of dishes to try, but the highlight is Laksa. This is a spicy noodle which is commonly eaten for breakfast by the locals, but it will be on offer for lunch and dinner at any restaurant. Some of the best food in Malaysia is the “street food” which is served to you from an over or a barbecue along the pavement, and roadside stalls. You so also have the option to can dine in five-star hotels, food courts, kopitiam (Chinese coffee shops), restaurants, local and international fast food outlets or even alfresco at warungs or Hawkers Centres. Some of them might not look like much from the outside, but this is often where you’ll have the best food.
World’s Best Scuba Dive Sites
Malaysia boasts an incredibly rich bio-diversity of marine life coupled with beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm waters. Its coral reef eco-system is believed to support more than 50 coral species and over 200 species of fish. Almost all Malaysia’s islands (except West Coast Peninsular Malaysia) cater for divers of all levels of experience, be it gentle sloping reefs, submerged reefs, coral blocks, wall dives, deep dives, drift dives and wreck dives.
World Class Golf Courses
With over 190 courses in the mountains, along the seashore, on tropical islands, amidst towering rainforests and in the city, Malaysia is an ideal exotic destination for your next game. Many come with high-quality amenities and a number have been designed by some of international top names. Course locations include Kuala Lumpur, Johor, Kedah, Malacca, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak and Terengganu.
Family Luxury Holiday in Malaysia
Malaysia is one of the Orient’s best family destinations with its variety of activities to keep all members of the family entertained. Along with beaches, there is an enormous variety of wildlife, marine life and activities from rainforest hikes to kayaking through mangroves, and the unique experience of seeing the rare Orang-utan in his natural habitat. When you’re wishing to relax within the hotel, many come with kids clubs as well as a variety of facilities such as shaded pool areas and mini coral gardens.