A melting pot of cultures with a warm and relaxed vibe and a diverse landscape
Malaysia is made up of 13 states and divided into two landmasses – Peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) and East Malaysia (on the island of Borneo).
Visitors can enjoy the best of both the modern world, in the capital Kuala Lumpur, as well as the old-world charm in smaller towns spread across the country. Hardly just a country made out of concrete, Malaysia is also a land of rugged mountains, spectacular caves, vast rainforests, dynamic mangroves and gorgeous sandy beaches. Trek national parks where wild animals still lurk or relax in some of South-East Asia’s most luxurious spas. Immerse yourself in the boisterous atmosphere of festivals or catch a tan on one of the many beaches along the seemingly endless coast. The country’s cuisine is also a huge draw with world-class offerings in the capital and authentic street fare particular to each state.
Located close to the equator, the climate is hot and humid all year round with regular bouts of rain in between. The north-east monsoon affects Borneo from November to March while the south-west monsoon affects East Malaysia from May to September.