A Glimpse of Malaysia

If you are thinking about a Malaysia holiday then start planning for a diverse and magical experience. From wildlife to beautiful beaches and distinctive food, Malaysia has a lot to offer the visitor. Here are just a few ideas to tempt you into a vacation in one of Asia’s most popular destinations.

Fascinating cities

Temple in Malaysia

From the modern and high tech metropolis of Kuala Lumpur with its Petronas Towers to the colonial charm of Georgetown with its architectural treasures, Malaysia has some intriguing cities to get to know. You could explore the old markets in Malacca and enjoy seeing this historic trade centre. Or you can shop till you drop in Kuala Lumpur in one of the upmarket malls.

Head for the Hills

The Cameron Highlands is a hill station first developed by the British and has long been a favourite with those hoping to escape the heat of the city. This is a beautiful part of Malaysia and renowned for walking trails, waterfalls and tea plantations. In Borneo, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain and covered with hundreds of botanical species. This is a very challenging trek but one that is really rewarding.

Explore National Parks

Monkeys in Malaysia

Malaysia has some of the most stunning jungle areas in the world which are teeming with wildlife. In Taman Negara you could encounter tiger, elephant, and countless species of birds.  You could trek through lush vegetation and see waterfalls, flowers including orchids, and much more. The Mulu Caves on Sarawak are another of Malaysia’s highlights. These are amongst the biggest cave networks in the world with spectacular rock formations.

So Many Islands

Malaysian bungalows

If you are looking for a holiday to relax, Malaysia has hundreds of beaches, many of which are on islands. One of the best places to go is the Perhentian Islands, close to the Thai border. With a turquoise blue sea the diving is also superb. Another popular island is Pulau Tioman off the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia. With coral reefs and a feeling of being in a tropical paradise, this is a stunning place for a holiday.

On a Malaysia holiday you’ll discover a country that combines tradition and culture with the fast changing world. This is a country where wildlife can be seen and enjoyed, and so many different experiences to have when visiting one country. This is just a glimpse at Malaysia but if you thought it was just about beaches then take a look at what else is there to avoid missing out.