Asia

Malaysia

vital statistics
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • 30 million
  • Malaysian
  • Malaysian ringgit
about Malaysia

For a stopover or as a stand-alone destination, long overlooked Malaysia is on the rise. And why the hell not? KL is great for a quick shopping sojourn, cities like Penang and Melaka wear their colonial past on their sleeve, and its islands and forests are sublime. You’ll be bowled over as you gorge on curries, noodles and hawker cuisine.

And let’s not forget Malaysia’s administrative share of the island of Borneo, where there’s a mishmash of extraordinary ecosystems. From the world’s largest flower to its smallest elephant, Borneo boasts a biodiversity like no other – not to mention an unforgettable opportunity to get up close and personal with an orangutan. Sabah is its star drawcard – given that it’ll leave beach bums and rainforest junkies alike salivating and hikers heaving to catch their breath as they traverse Mount Kinabalu. You’ll find hanging out in the longhouses along Sarawak’s rivers (most likely slugging rice wine) will give you an appreciation of the traditional ways of the local tribes.

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SABAH, MALAYSIA

Like something out of the film Waterworld, Kapalai Dive Resort is built on...

Like something out of the film Waterworld, Kapalai Dive Resort is built on stilts on a...

LAYANG LAYANG ISLAND, MALAYSIA

Love the idea of a remote liveaboard dive adventure where you can truly get...

Love the idea of a remote liveaboard dive adventure where you can truly get away from it...

SARAWAK, MALAYSIA

The pinnacles of World Heritage-listed Mulu National Park have to be seen to...

The pinnacles of World Heritage-listed Mulu National Park have to be seen to be believed....

Set sail on a traditional wooden boat and revel in the tranquility of island...

Set sail on a traditional wooden boat and revel in the tranquility of island life off the...

DANUM VALLEY, MALAYSIAN BORNEO

When you travel to most parts of Borneo to observe the always-entertaining...

When you travel to most parts of Borneo to observe the always-entertaining orangutans,...

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

This beautiful mid-city retreat so well-hidden among the backstreets of...

This beautiful mid-city retreat so well-hidden among the backstreets of KL’s busy...