Situated in the midst of the Asia Pacific region, Malaysia enjoys a strategic location and a year-round tropical climate. With 13 states, three Federal Territories and a population that currently stands at more than 28 million, Malaysia combines the best of Asia. It is well known for its diverse cultural landscape, which includes three of Asia’s oldest civilisations – Malay, Chinese and Indian – and the unique ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak.
One of the world’s top holiday destinations, Malaysia is filled with a wide variety of unique attractions. Whatever your definition of a fulfilling holiday, Malaysia has all the necessary elements – pristine beaches and breathtaking islands, a rich tapestry of cultures and history, well-preserved heritage treasures, world-class modern facilities, a fascinating collection of flora and fauna, lush and well-maintained nature reserves, a delightful array of mouth-watering cuisine and a long list of shopping hotspots. But do not just take our word for it.
Come and discover the many wonders of Malaysia.
Explore Malaysia’s Dazzling Capital City
Kuala Lumpur, or popularly known as ‘KL’, is Malaysia’s capital city and one of Asia’s most dynamic cities. This bustling metropolis is a melting pot of races and cultures and is home to a population of 3.4 million people. One of the most charming features of this flourishing urban centre is its ability to juxtapose the old and new. Iconic high-rise buildings such as the Petronas Twin Towers stand alongside colonial buildings, creating a delightful contrast. Green-lung areas, upscale shopping malls, themed places of interest and heritage quarters give KL its unique character.
Sun, Sea, Sand
Blessed with a year-round tropical climate, Malaysia is one of the region’s top destinations for sun, sea and sand getaways. Lapped by the waters of the Straits of Malacca, South China Sea, Andaman Sea as well as the Sulu and Celebes Seas, Malaysia boasts some of the most beautiful islands and beaches in the region. Malaysia is home to hundreds of tropical islands ranging from populated landmasses to unspoilt pristine islets. Characterised by pure sandy beaches and spectacular underwater landscapes, they provide the perfect playground for avid snorkelers and scuba divers. Langkawi, the Jewel of Kedah and home to a UNESCO Global Geopark, possesses a natural charm that is second to none. Langkawi’s idyllic beaches such as Tanjung Rhu, Cenang and Burau Bay provide the perfect environment for a host of water sports.
Located at the epicentre of the world’s richest underwater environment, Malaysia is blessed with an abundance of marine parks, each with excellent visibility and a thriving underwater ecosystem. Some of the region’s best dive sites are located here, particularly in the waters off Terengganu, Johor, Pahang and Sabah.
Blessed with a wealth of natural wonders, Malaysia is a well-known eco-tourism destination. The country’s lush rainforests and rugged terrains make it one of the best places for eco-adventures. National parks are aplenty, each endowed with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna as well as impressive natural landscapes, providing the perfect platform for a variety of pursuits.
Culture & Heritage
Malaysia is made up of a rich tapestry of colourful cultures and well-preserved heritage. The country’s population is an amalgamation of varying ethnic backgrounds, bringing together an enchanting medley of cuisine, crafts, traditions and architecture. Malaysia’s diverse cultural heritage is evident in their costumes, social practices, recreational pursuits, handicrafts, food, music and other forms of entertainment. Remnants of the past in the forms of heritage buildings, historical sites as well as ancient relics can still be seen all over Malaysia to this day – a reminder of the country’s rich and colourful history.