Holidaying in Malaysia
Located in southeast Asia, Malaysia is a fusion of ancient and modern, a multicultural melting-pot, a land of incredible diversity.
It's capital, Kuala Lumpur has a skyline of gleaming, futuristic skyscrapers soaring majestically over old-mosques and neo-gothic cathedrals.
Malaysia's people are an eclectic mix of races and religions. Malays, Chinese and Indians and a multitude of other smaller ethnicities all combine to give this country an incredible wealth of cultures and religions.
The diversity of Malaysia's population is evident in it's abundance of different cuisines. Food is taken very seriously here, from the glitzy five-star restaurants right through to the bustling and colourful hawker centres.
The country has an incredible potpourri of dishes, offering something for every taste and preference. A favourite here is Nonya cuisine, a mixture of Malay and Chinese influences, fusion food at it's very best!
High on the lists of things to do here for many travellers is a visit to Malaysia's rain forests.
The oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests in the world, they shelter a varied and wonderful collection of some of the planet's rarest and most remarkable animals.
The Clouded leopard, Orang-utans, Malaysian Tigers, Praying Mantis and the Javan Rhinoceros to name but a few.
A great way to experience the authentic way of life of Malaysia's unique native communities is to take a trip along the snaking rivers of Sabah and Sarawak. Here you'll find the famed Longhouses, entire villages housed under one long roof woven from the fronds of sago palms.
The communal spirit the pervades in these Longhouses is touching and humbling, the generosity and good nature of it's inhabitants is shown best in the fact that visitors are welcome to stay for free for as long as they like.
Whatever you choose to do and see here you can be sure this unique and hospitable country offers everything you need and more to provide for an unforgettable trip.