Areas in Malaysia
Discover the exotic regions of Malaysia, a haven of wild jungles, buzzing cities and tropical island escapes
Malaysia is a country rich with gorgeous beaches, and its offshore islands are home to some of the best of them. Off the west coast of the peninsular, the Langkawi archipelago is a favourite for its secluded coves and pristine stretches of pure white sand. On the popular island of Penang, Batu Ferringhi is a hive of activity with its numerous resorts, restaurants and bustling night market, while the castaway island of Pangkor Laut is a dream for those wanting a secluded escape. A 300-acre private island with just one main resort, this paradise is famed for its untouched rainforest and Emerald Bay; a cove considered to be one of the most idyllic in Asia. Back on the mainland, Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital city where towering modern skyscrapers blend with old-world colonial architecture.
Across the South China Sea, Malaysian Borneo is a rugged island paradise known for its exotic beaches, rainforest and jungles. Boasting some of the world’s most diverse and rare species of wildlife, Borneo is just one of just two places in the world where you can catch a glimpse of an endangered orangutan in the wild.
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