Malaysia is the most developed nation of Southeast Asia after Singapore and is a progressive Islamic country blessed with rich natural resources, vast rainforest tracts, pristine sand beaches and a renowned cuisine. Malaysia is a multi cultural and multi ethnic country where Chinese, Thais, Indians, Malayans and ethnic tribes coexist peacefully. The country is divided by South China Sea into two landmasses, one is the Malaysian Peninsula and the second is Malaysian Borneo. The country shared its land borders with Thailand, Indonesia and Brunei and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam and Philippines. Malaysia is a diverse country with rich flora and fauna coupled with rich cultural heritage and traditions. Malaysia is a unique country with a mix of the modern and contemporary values which intermingle perfectly with the deep traditions of Malaysia. Investments in high technology sector and considerable oil wealth leads to highly developed infrastructure and high purchasing power parity. Malaysia’s economy is based on open market economy and enjoys a constant growth rate.
Malaysia is politically stable with monarchical democracy and despite being an Islamic country guarantees the right to practise every religion through constitutional powers. The country is now becoming a hub for scientific and technical research. Malaysia follows a policy of Non Align and is one of the founder members of ASEAN. The country is renowned for high human development index and is renowned for high individual income. The country unlike Singapore doesn’t burn your pockets and offers the same level of services and infrastructure like Singapore. Tourism is one of the important industries and plays an important role in the contribution to the country’s economy. Malaysia is a mega diverse country and is rich is wide variety of flora and fauna. Its vast rainforest tracts are the home of nearly 20 per cent of the world's animal species. Malaysia is a multicultural society in which the Malays make up nearly 54% majority and rest are Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups.
The country is divided into various administrative zones namely – West Coast, East Coast, South, Sabah and Sarawak. The West Coast is more developed side of the Malaysian Peninsula and it incorporates the states of Kedah, Malacca, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Perak, Perlis and Selangor, as well as two Federal Territories; Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur and the new administrative centre of Putrajaya all located within this region. The East Coast comprises the state of Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu and is more traditional. The South Coast includes the state of Johor. The Sabah and Sarawak comprises the East Malaysia region and is renowned for its tourism industry. Here you can enjoy scuba diving, nature hiking, and wildlife photography, look out for the aboriginal tribes or simply lost in the vast wilderness of the Borneo rainforest which is rich in natural resources and some endangered species.
Malaysia offers so much to visitors of each and every segment and category. The Capital city Kuala Lumpur is a multi cultural and is famous for many monuments of national importance and the home of the Petronas Towers and KL tower. The George Town is the cultural capital of Penang. Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands famous for its beaches, rainforests, mountains, islands, mangrove and pristine nature. Malacca is a historical Portuguese colonial city of Malaysia with strong Portuguese influence still present today. Penang still retains the old British colonial charm and many more attractions. Malaysia offers good quality of hospitality and services throughout the country and this diverse country offers great memories to the tourists who visit here.
Things to do in Malaysia
Fireflies and Kuala Selangor Tour
In this tour you will travel to Kuala Selangor town which is a small and peaceful town and from here you can visit the Kampung Kuantan region which is renowned in the world as the largest firefly colony. See the blinking fireflies which resembles like a flashing christmas tree. You will enjoy a boat ride in Kampung Kuantan mangroves while admiring the fireflies. You will also enjoy dinner during the tour. This tour will be great memorable experience for you.
Genting Highlands with Outdoor Ticket on Private Basis
Resorts World Genting is the place for enjoying life and having a great time with your family and friends. Resorts World Genting is nestled between the Titiwangsa Mountains and located at 6,000 feet above sea level is a popular tourist destination of Malaysia, which is thronged by both locals as well as visitors. The Resorts World Genting is a great entertainment and hospitality option. You can try your luck in casino while your kids can enjoy at the various theme parks like Haunted House, Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum,Snow World, Space Shot and many more. Genting is also the place where you can catch up with top notch international as well as Asian musicians and performers. Wide ranges of food and beverages outlets are present here which offers multi cuisine delicacies. Enjoy a visit to Genting and have a great time.
Kuala Lumpur City Tour on Private Basis
kuala Lumpur is the new urban center where ethnic cultures, old heritage, traditions and values converge together to give the city a distinct flavor. Kuala Lumpur was a small tin mining town which is now transformed into one of the world’s premier cities. Kuala-Lumpur City is a place where ethnic Chinese, Indians and Malay communities leave together clutching on to their values and traditions at the same time embracing the modernity. Kuala Lumpur has many tourist attractions which are historical in nature and is closely attached with local population’s sentiments. See the Merdeka Square (independence square) and feel the pride of the Malaysians, visit the Petronas twin tower which is identified as the national symbol of Malaysia or simply visit the National Monument to experience the story of Malaysia. See the natural beauty of Kuala Lumpur’s flora and fauna in Lake Gardens, experience the history and heritage of Malaysia in the National Museum and buy traditional handicrafts from Handicraft Center. This tour will provide you a glimpse of what Malaysia is all about.
KL Tower Tour on Private Basis
The Kuala Lumpur Tower, also known as Menara Kuala Lumpur is the second tallest freestanding tower in the world. This 421 meter high tower was finished in 1995 and is used for communication purpose. The KL Tower is the icon of Malaysia and is loved and revered by the Malaysians. The tower architecture is made of Islamic style with detail Arabic Scripts, Islamic tiles, floral and abstract motifs and beautiful color combinations. You can climb up to the observation deck and will get a sweeping panoramic view of the Kuala-Lumpur city. Here you can also enjoy meals and refreshments at the Berputar Seri Angkasa Restaurant which is a revolving one and provides 360 glimpse of Kuala Lumpur’s cityscape. Visit the tower and admire this icon of Malaysia.
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park Tour on Private Basis
The Sunway Lagoon theme park is a popular tourist attraction of Malaysia and is thronged by both locals and foreigners. The theme park was built in an old unused tin mine and quarry. The Sunway Lagoon Theme park is divided into five section namely – Water Park, Amusement Park, Extreme Park, Scream Park, Wildlife Park. Visit the Sunway Lagoon Theme park and indulge in to various fun activities, enjoy thrilling joy rides and many fun loving activities. Spend great time with your family and friends and have a wonderful time.
Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate all throughout the year. Malaysia is close to the equator and is warm round the year. The average temperature hovers between 32°C at noon to about 26°C at midnight. Malaysia also receives heavy torrential rains due to the Monsoon in the months of October to February and reverse monsoon from April to October. The rain offers relief from the heat and plunge the temperature down a little bit. However, during this period humidity is high and frequent thunder showers are common phenomenon. Climate is cooler in the highlands with average temperature hovering between 17°C at night to 25°C in the day. Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands and Fraser’s Hill remains comfortable throughout the year.
Malaysia’s cuisine is a reflection of its multi ethnic population. Malaysian cuisine is deeply influenced by Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Javanese and Sumatran food habits and cuisine. Rice is the main staple food like the entire Southeast Asia and is important ingredient. Malaysian cuisine also uses Chillies, Sea foods, breads, noodles, meat and poultry. The Various Cooking style and flavours made the Malaysian Cuisine as diverse as the country itself. Due cultural interaction and integration various Cooking styles combined together and generate a fusion cooking style. Malaysian cuisine is full of spices, roasted meats, porks, beefs, mutton, rice and noodles, Shrimps sauce, eggs, prawn, crabs, fresh fishes creating a wide variety cuisine which is loved by the visitors.
Best Time to Visit
Malaysia is a round the year destination with average climate remaining constant. However the best time to visit Malaysia is between May and September. As from April to May and October to November receives heavy torrential rains, beach lovers and wildlife enthusiasts will found it difficult to enjoy. From December to February, huge load of tourists arrive and as a result you may find hotel and flights with huge difficulty. Best time is between the months of May and September when the tourist arrival is less and you can easily get hotel rooms at a low cost and also you will enjoy the pristine nature of this beautiful country without jostling for space with the tourist crowd of the peak season.
How to Reach
Malaysia is well connected with rest of the world through airlines. The Kuala Lumpur city is one of the important cities of Southeast Asia. There are various ways of reaching Malaysia.
By Air: Kuala Lumpur, the national capital is well connected with the rest of the world by various international airline. The national carrier is the Malaysian Airlines which serves various important cities of the world. Long distance flights from Europe to Far East made transit stops in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is also served by various low cost airlines that operate in the Southeast Asia.
By Road: Malaysia can be access by road from Southern Thailand and Singapore into the Peninsular Malaysia. You can also reach the states of Sarawak and Sabah from Brunei and Kalimantan (Indonesian side of Borneo).
By Rail: You can reach Malaysia from Thailand by sleeper trains operate by the State Railway of Thailand, which connects Bangkok (Thailand) and Butterworth near Penang (Malaysia). The Keretapi Tanah Melayu (Malaysian Railways) also runs between Hat Yai (Thailand) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). You can reach Malaysia from Singapore also. Singapore is the southern terminus of the Malaysian Railway network. Express trains connect Singapore with Kuala Lumpur.
By Boat: Regular ferries connects various points of Peninsular Malaysia with Sumatra, Indonesia and Sothern Thailand, Sarawak with Brunei, and Sabah with East Kalimantan,Indonesia and Mindanao, Philippines. Luxury cruises also run from Singapore and sometimes Phuket (Thailand) to Malaysia.