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Malaysia

With untouched islands, lush tropical rainforests and a rich cultural heritage, Malaysia is one of Asia’s most popular holiday destinations.

Situated between Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south, it is renowned for its diverse culture, friendly people and great food, living up to its tourism slogan, ‘Malaysia, Truly Asia’.

With a population of close to 30 million, the former British colony is a melting pot of cultures with Malay, Chinese, Indian, European and indigenous influences. Former British Straits Settlement towns like Penang and Melaka are rife with colonial history and architecture, and are today UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is a thriving cosmpolitan which is the financial and cultural heart of Malaysia. With a unique blend of modern skyscrapers and traditional Malay houses, Kuala Lumpur boasts a vibrant nightlife scene, excellent shopping and plenty of good food.

In East Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak located on Borneo Island is home to some of the world’s best nature reserves. It is an ecotourist’s paradise and those looking for a rural adventure will find it whilst hiking Mount Kinabalu, diving in Sipadan Island or observing the orang utans in Sepilok Sanctuary.

Malaysia is truly blessed with remarkable landscapes and natural beauty. From world-renowned islands like Langkawi to lush tea plantations in Cameron Highlands, Malaysia is perfect for short city breaks, island getaways or rural adventures, which is why it continues to attracts millions of visitors every year.

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