Malaysia is one of the most fascinating and cosmopolitan countries in Asia. Made up of two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo, it has a rich diversity of cultures, reflecting the influences of the indigenous Malaysian, Chinese, Indians and Europeans. Its fantastic beaches, tropical rainforests, tea and rubber plantations, amazing marine life, modern cities and small villages are waiting to be explored. Malaysian cuisine is varied and delicious with its mouthwatering selection of Asian and European dishes.


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  • Kuala Lumpur (KL)

  • Kuala Lumpur is an Asian tiger that roars: in 130 years it has grown from nothing to a modern, bustling city of almost two million people. Take in its
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  • Penang

  • Just a 55 minute flight from Kuala Lumpur and an established resort, Penang is a popular island linked by a 10 mile bridge to the Peninsula. The resor
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  • Langkawi

  • A tranquil, tropical island located in the north west corner of Peninsular Malaysia and close to the Thai / Malaysian border. A flight from Kuala Lump
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  • Sabah (Borneo)

  • With its lush primary rainforests, vibrant coral reefs, mountain ranges, mangrove jungle and pristine coastal beaches, the Sabah region of Malaysian B
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  • Pangkor Laut

  • Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island located three miles off the West Coast of Malaysia along the Straits of Malacca. This piece of paradise has b
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  • Terengganu

  • Terengganu (formerly spelled Trengganu or Tringganu) is a sultanate and constitutive state of federal Malaysia. The state is also known by its Arabic
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Fact File

CapitalKuala Lumpur

LanguageBahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese dialects, Tamil, indigenous dialects

ClimateTropical without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm, while nights are fairly cool. The main rainy season in the east runs between November and February, while August is the wettest period on the west coast. East Malaysia has heavy rains (November to February) in Sabah and in Sarawak. However, it is difficult to generalise about the country’s climate, as rainfall differs on the east and west coasts according to the prevailing monsoon winds (north east or south west)

CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (MYR)

VisaNo visa required

HealthAll travellers to Malaysia should be vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, and malaria

PassportsPassports should be valid for more than six months after proposed date of departure from Malaysia

Time ZoneGMT + 8 hours