Discover the highlights of Malaysia with this guide to the country.
Explore the urban jungle in Kuala Lumpur
‘KL’ is the metropolitan capital city, where the grandiose PETRONAS Twin Towers reside, is laced with fashion inspirations, such as at the Bukit Bintang shopping district. If food and entertainment are on top of the agenda, from sky dining to street food. Spice it up with a nightlife scene, be it at a night club or night market.
Indulge in cultural luxury in George Town
This city, where the past and present culminate, art, cultures and traditions live on and are cherished in this northern state of Penang. George Town, the island’s capital city, earned its UNESCO World Heritage City status. The trishaw is the way to explore art and heritage trails. The city’s art scene, colonial past, centuries-old craftsmanship and legacies of the Peranakans.
Sail beyond the horizon in Langkawi
An archipelago of 99 mythical isles off the northern coast of Peninsular Malaysia, you will find, Langkawi. Pack the itinerary with nature activities, such as floating on the emerald Andaman Sea. Staying at water villas or resorts. Interact with Malay kampung or village ancient traditions. Langkawi awaits with adventures and it is all set to host and rejuvenate you.
Feel the pulse of nature in Kota Kinabalu
Ever wondered why Sabah is called the “land below the wind”? Occupying northern Malaysia Borneo, the state and its capital – Kota Kinabalu – is situated below the typhoon belt, hence sheltering it from climatic unrest. Hundred-million-year-old rain forests, sandy beaches, islands, diving hot spots off Sipadan Island and wildlife like the Orangutan and Rafflesia flower. Adventure through the Kinabatangan River’s sanctuary and experience the once in a lifetime encounter with endangered species such as Proboscis monkeys and Sumatran Rhinos. Alternatively, go glamping at Kinabalu Park – UNESCO’s World Heritage Site or eco-friendly lodging in Sukau, Sandakan. Have a Kadazandusun tribal feast in a village or amid vistas. Tuaran noodles, Ambuyat and Hinava are some local delicacies to sample, and then wash it all down with a cup of Sabah tea or Tenom coffee.
In Kuching unwind like never before
“Land of the hornbills” of Malaysia Borneo, Sarawak and its capital city – Kuching – host geographical attractions, exotic wildlife and 28 ethnic influences. Host an avant-garde clubbing escapade underneath the rain forest canopy of a UNESCO World Heritage Site such as Gunung Mulu National Park. Titillate the five senses with a grand Sarawakian feast in a tribal longhouse, specially prepared by a real-life head-hunters. Seek serenity and recharge in longhouses or cottages with amenities inspired by the natives’ tribal ethnic heritage.