Malaysia is a melting pot of races in which Malays, Indian, Chinese and other ethnic groups live harmoniously.
This ethnic diversity has helped to make Malaysia a gastronomic paradise with Chinese-Malay fare, Indian curries, Malay food stalls and modern Asian cuisine.
It is also home to a wealth of art, history and hundreds of colourful festivals which represent these different cultures. Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its vibrant culture. It is divided into 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea. Peninsula Malaysia offers not only the gateway city of Kuala Lumpur, the vibrant modern capital, but is swathed in dense tropical rainforest and ringed by white sandy beaches and tropical islands.
Melaka is renowned for its history culture and museums and is now listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The states of Sabah and Sarawak offer unrivalled nature and adventure with Mount Kinabalu one of the highest peaks in South East Asia.
Borneo offers a complete contrast of wildly differing fauna and flora, including the famed orang-utans, towering granite peaks and remote ethnic tribes, along with some of the world’s oldest rainforests.
Add to this some of the best dive sites, containing some of the most prolific marine life on earth. Malaysia is a country of extreme contrasts where skyscrapers look down on houses built on wooden stilts, a destination where travellers can enjoy eclectic cultures, observe natural wonders but still experience 21st century city life.
Islands of Malaysia
Scattered in the seas all around the coast are a myriad of islands, some large some small, some...More >
Kuala Lumpur, the capital city and gateway to Malaysia has a vibrant feel, with a wealth of...More >
Pahang, the largest state in peninsular Malaysia is home to its oldest national park, Taman...More >
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