Something For Everyone
Malaysia has become one of South East Asia’s most desirable tourist destinations, and it is easy to understand why. Rarely does a single holiday location offer tourists such a diverse range of sights and experiences.
A Capital City of Contrasts
Kuala Lumpur, affectionately referred to as ‘KL’, is Malaysia’s modern capital city. While KL boasts some incredible, state-of-the-art architectural wonders, it also nurtures the old-world charm and culture of South East Asia.
At 450 metres and 88 stories high, the Petronas Twin Towers is a modern marvel that would not be out of place in the major cities of the western world. Walk across the 170 metre high Skybridge which connects the twins, and admire KL from above. Or, continue to the 86th floor observation deck and marvel at the spectacular views of the city and beyond.
KL is also home to three of the world’s 10 largest shopping malls, a treat for tourists with the shopping bug. But if shopping is not your game and you are looking for a taste of the local culture, Jalon Alor Street is the place for you. At this famous food haunt, you will find an impressive variety of traditional Malaysian and South East Asian cuisines.
Continue the Malaysian cultural experience in KL at Central Market, the city’s hub for local arts and crafts. Chinatown and Little India are just two more of the many cultural attractions in this fascinating city.
Unforgettable Natural Beauty
KL is an impressive metropolis, but the natural beauty of greater Malaysia is as much of a reason to make the trip. The Taman Negara National Park, one of the world’s oldest and most stunning rainforests, is a must-see on your Malaysian getaway. Go on jungle treks, climb through treetop walkways, or simply sit back and observe the fascinating local wildlife.
Other scenic Malaysian experiences include a visit to the Cameron Highlands tea plantation, rafting down the Kinabatangan river, and proboscis monkey spotting in Bako National Park, located in the Sarawak region on the island of Borneo.
For adventure-seekers, a daring 4,000 metre climb up Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, promises to test your endurance and reward you with unforgettable views.
The Langkawi archipelago, which consists of 99 islands, is a popular Malaysian holiday destination. Tourists can explore beautiful beaches, mangrove wetlands, rainforests and mountains. Other attractions include cable cars, Underwater World, elephant rides, and a choice of resort hotels.
For those on a tighter budget, lie back and take it all in on the serene beaches of the Pehrentian Islands, at minimal accommodation costs. These islands are also home to some of Malaysia’s most accessible diving spots.
There are many other luxurious island options, located off both the eastern and western coasts.
So, When Should I Go?
The Malaysian climate is typically equatorial, with temperatures ranging from 21°C – 32°C. The wet season on Malaysia’s east coast tends to last from November – February. It is best to plan your holiday around this, especially since beach resorts tend to close during this period.