A foodie heaven and nature lover’s dream, Malaysia is a true fusion of biodiverse landscapes, myriad cultures and exciting cuisine. With the addition of endless white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, it’s easy to see why this beautiful archipelago has earnt the well deserved title of the ultimate travel destination in Southeast Asia.
Malaysia’s Garden City of Lights - both neon and lightning derived - Kuala Lumpur is home to the soaring Petronas Towers that outline the famous cityscape against an azure sky. Down below, ancient mosques, churches and temples line the street of the Old Town, whilst lush countryside surrounds the suburbs. Food stalls, handcrafted batik silks and colourful paintings jostle for attention within the Central Market, the air laden with wafts of coconut curry, satay and spicy sambal. Not far from the city the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands line the mountains, covering the sheer terrain like a vivid emerald knitted blanket.
The coastal shores and clear waters across the Malay Archipelago provide some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving that Asia has to offer. The little Andaman island of Langkawi to the north west is famed for limestone cliffs, stunning palm fringed beaches and a deep coral reef, hiding nemo fish and barracuda, whilst the secluded paradise of Redang Island to the east is home to undiscovered beaches, sea turtles and tiny sharks. Further inland, elephants, rhinos, tigers, and orangutans can be found in their natural habitat at Taman Negara National Park in central Malaysia.
adventure, beach, cities, culture, honeymoon, safari, wellness
When to go:
April to October
when the weather is at its driest.
Flight duration from the UK:
13 hours (approximate)
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