Malaysia’s top resorts: Langkawi

 

Although long considered ‘cursed', this spectacular island retreat has been remodeled as a tropical tourist paradise. To give it its official title, ‘Langwaki the Jewel of Kedah', Langwaki lies off the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is scarcely a single location – in f...

Great things to do with the kids in KL

 

The Kuala Lumpur TowerOften abbreviated to the KL Tower, since it was opened in 1995 this 421-metre tower has become one of Malaysia's most iconic landmarks. It is the highest viewpoint in Malaysia's capital city that is open to visitors. As well as offering unbelievable 360° views, the tower...

Malaysia’s top resorts: Penang

 

Nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Orient', the state of Penang lies to the north-west of Peninsular Malaysia, by the Strait of Malacca. Despite being the country's second smallest state, it is its eight-most populous. For this reason, its seaside charm, combined with an urbanized and industrialis...

Malaysia’s top resorts - Sarawak

 

Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states situated on Borneo, is known as ‘Land of the Hornbills'. It completely surrounds the tiny nation state of Brunei, and is bordered by the other Malaysian state, Sabah, to its north-west, and Indonesia to the south.It has a rich and fertile environment...

Malaysia’s whale shark season

 

Swimming with dolphins has become a fairly ubiquitous pursuit for western tourists. But this activity, thrilling as it may be, is surely eclipsed by one of Malaysia's aquatic activities: swimming with whale sharks.First of all, let's be quick specific about the creatures we are talking about. Wha...

Malaysian golf attractions

 

For a long time, Malaysia has been one of South-East Asia's most-renowned destinations in terms of landscapes and attractions. It is also beginning to gain an excellent reputation for its golfing facilities.There are upwards of 200 golf courses spread across Malaysia's peninsular and island regio...

Meeting Malaysia’s orang utans

 

There's one thing you should know about orang utans before going any further. It is estimated that there are, in all likelihood, fewer than 20,000 left in the wild throughout Asia. Therefore, embarking on an orang utan-spotting trip in Malaysia is more than just an excuse to indulge in some wildl...

Recommended restaurants in Kuching

 

Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak state on Malaysian Borneo, is a vibrant metropolitan centre of some 330,000 people. There is an incredible ethnic diversity about this part of Borneo Island, and for this reason visitors really are spoiled for choice when it comes to sampling the best of the c...

The Petronas Towers

 

Surely one of the architectural wonders of the modern world, Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Towers have been attracting droves of visitors to Malaysia since opening on August 28 1999.Owned by Kuala Lumpur City Centre Holdings, Sendirian Berhad, the twin towers rise to a heady height of 452 metres above ...

Top historic sites in Malaysia

 

As well as an incredibly rich natural landscape, Malaysia boasts a wealth of man-made attractions. Civilization in this part of the world goes back tens of thousands of years, with successive settlers leaving their mark behind. So when it comes to tracking down evidence of historic development, h...

What to expect with Borneo boat trips

 

The northern portion of the island of Borneo, sitting in the Pacific Ocean, is home to a large section of Malaysia. Naturally, surrounded by miles and miles of beautiful deep blue ocean, this part of the country is a magnet for those wishing to embark on boat trips.So what should you expect from ...

Top 3 boat trips around Malaysia

 

Malaysia is a wonderful holiday location, offering a diverse range of tourist attractions on both sides of the South China Sea. If you want to take full advantage of its proximity to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, here are some excellent boat trips you can choose to embark on.Dinner CruisesWhile so...

Top 5 Malaysian Landmarks

 

Mulu CavesThese caves offer spectacular natural landscapes for visitors to explore in Malaysia. Situated in mountainous rainforests, this beautiful subterranean realm includes the Sarawak Chamber – one of the world's largest caves. Another of these vast caverns, Deer Cave, contains vast num...

Why Malaysia is the perfect winter holiday retreat

 

For westerners considering a holiday to escape the winter cold, heading east is often a popular option. But many still consider those countries with the strongest European association – Singapore, Hong Kong, or onwards to Australia or New Zealand. They are missing out on are some of the Far...

Borneo’s Top 5 Nightspots

 

Malaysia's eastern region may not have the bustling streets of the capital over on the other side of the South China Sea. Nevertheless the island has plenty to offer visitors wishing to unwind after a long day exploring the sights.SarawakThe Kuching district in Sarawak has built an excellent repu...

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