Remarkable wildlife, untouched natural beauty and unique adventures.

From the ever-expanding metropolis of Kuala Lumpur to rural villages and tea plantations, out-of-this-world beaches and tropical rainforests teeming with wildlife, you can experience the best of all worlds here. The variety of Southeast Asia is evident for all to see in the diverse nation of Malaysia, which acts a crossroads between the East and the West.

  • Malaysian Borneo offers unique wildlife, adventure activities and unique beach resorts
  • The capital Kuala Lumpur acts as the perfect stop-off to destinations further afield
  • In the hill station of the Cameron Highlands, rolling hills are home to tea plantations and farms
  • Complete seclusion and luxury are available at the nation’s beach hideaways including the private island resort of Pangkor Laut
  • The mix of Hindu temples, Buddhist statues, colonial architecture and beach resorts of Penang

Good to know

Capital:

Kuala Lumpur

Currency:

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)

Flying time to destination:

Varies between 12½ and 15 hours depending on the airport.

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When to visit Malaysia

Jan

Recommended

Good time to escape

Feb

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Mar

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Apr

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

May

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jun

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Jul

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Aug

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Sep

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Oct

Recommended

Good time to escape

Nov

Recommended

Good time to escape

Dec

Recommended

Good time to escape

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Kuoni Insider

There is something very special about Malaysia, something that crosses bridges of the old colonial empire and the modern vibrant spicy Asia of today. A destination unlike any other with so much to see and do, so much history and architecture.

Kuala Lumpur and its famous twin towers known the world over are the first thing you see on your way from the airport into the busy city. Clean, well-kept streets and a feeling of safety makes exploring easy and gives you a sense of independence and security. A small city by comparison to the world cities with green open spaces and quiet suburbs. The Cameron Highlands and the hills surrounding the city are home to rain forest and oragutangs. Penang, one of the thirteen states that make up modern day Malaysia just a short 50 minute flight from KL takes you to an old age of colonialism steeped in history dating back to the 18th century, set in the Malacca straights a key route between the China Sea and the Indian Ocean has played a strategic part in naval and world history. Georgetown the capital is named after King George 3rd and is made up of the Indian Quarter, the Chinese Quarter and one of four forts on the island. Great beaches, a night market from 7pm every night and food of such colour and tastes that is cheap and popular with all tourists.

Paul Liniker