Malaysia is a country that is rich with culture, with Malays, Chinese and Indians along with a number of other ethnic groups, all living together to give it a unique feel.With giant skyscrapers overlooking bamboo huts, spectacular scenery and divine cuisine, it is truly must visit in Southeast Asia.
The country’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is a clean, hassle free city made famous by the Petronas Twin Towers, the second tallest building in the world.This monster of a structure dominates the city and looks stunning at night when lit up. You can also find the Kuala Lumpur Tower, the fifth tallest freestanding tower in the world.Visitors can take a trip up the tower and there is even a revolving restaurant which provides spectacular views across the city.
In the Malaysian part of the island of Borneo you can find the Kinabulu National Park, which covers 754 square kilometres surrounding Mount Kinabulu.It is a haven for wildlife and the climb to the summit is well worth the effort, with an orangutan sanctuary at the top.
Beach lovers can make their way to Penang just off Malaysia’s northwestern coast.Georgetown, the island’s capital, is the oldest British settlement in Malaysia and is the country’s biggest seaside resort. North of Penang you will find Pulau Payar Marine National Park, with crystal clear waters and a whole array of marine life.
Hotels in Malaysia
Hotels in Malaysia range from the very basic to the exquisite. In Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown offers a variety of budget options and high end hotels can be found around KLCC (KL City Centre), which is the area surrounding the Petronas Towers. If you decide to take the trek up Mount Kinabulu, accommodation is basic, usually either camping or wooden huts.
Kuala Lumpur International Airport is a major aviation hub in Asia. Fifty seven different airlines operate out of the airport, allowing travellers to reach Malaysia from all over the world. Malaysia is also accessible by road and rail from Thailand and Indonesia and is connected to Singapore by a bridge.