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Magical beaches, diverse wildlife, rich culture

The piercing, modern skyline of Kuala Lumpur, dominated by the Petronas Twin Towers, is synonymous with Malaysia.  The capital city is certainly worthy of exploration time, but beyond this vibrant metropolis is much more.

Malaysia boasts 25 national parks famed for their rainforested mountains, waterfalls and millenia-old caves.  Hiking trails invite hikers to explore their unique landscapes.  Wildlife conservation centres provide sanctuaries for endangered species including orangutans, elephants, tapirs, sun bears and tropical birds. 

The former trade centre of beautiful Malacca, renowned for its heritage buildings reflecting British, Dutch and Portuguese influences in its churches, museums and forts, offers antique shops and night markets.  Centuries-old shop-houses still stand proudly.

Tioman Island, off the east coast of the Malaysian Peninsula, entices the more intrepid traveller with its lush tropical rainforest, white sand beaches, nature reserves and clear ocean perfect for diving and snorkeling. Accessed by ferry from Mersing, it is a destination worth the journey.

Talk to our expert travel consultants about planning a trip to Malaysia and they’ll tailor a holiday that takes in all the best parts this country has to offer, making sure you’ve got time for all the things you want to see and do.

Things you should know about Malaysia

Respect Islam traditions by dressing modestly when in public. Long-sleeved tops and knee-length skirts or trousers are preferred for women.

Malaysian food is similar to Thai in flavour as similar spices are used.  "Nasi" is rice and forms the basis for many delicious Malaysian dishes.

Malay is the official language although over 130 living languages are spoken.  English is widely spoken particularly within the education and government systems.

Tips and advice from our travel advisors

Generally tap water is not suitable for consumption so it's best to drink bottled water.
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Both Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, although its always good to have a little local cash for shopping at markets.
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The climate is hot and humid so packing cotton, silk and linen clothing is recommended.
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