A cultural melting pot with a warm and relaxed vibe and diverse landscapes
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 of smaller towns spread across the country. Malaysia is also a land of rugged mountains, spectacular caves, vast rainforests, dynamic mangroves and gorgeous sandy beaches.
You can trek national parks where wild animals still roam, or relax in some of Southeast 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, delicious street fare particular to each state. A good reason to spend some time exploring every corner of this fascinating country.