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Malaysia

Malaysia Quick Facts          Malaysia Climate          Malaysia Top 10 Destinations

Malaysia has the best of both worlds, a country geographically divided in two; the peninsula and Borneo hosting sights so diverse this country has become a travellers dream. The Peninsula offers you a multicultural buffet with Malay, Chinese and Indian influencing the food, culture, traditions and religions. Borneo is home to untamed jungle, exotic creatures, sharp peaks and diverse tribes. But from the fast-moving capital of Kuala Lumpur, the white sand beaches on the island of Langkawi, historic cities at Penang and Melaka to the natural setting of Borneo, there is a holiday in Malaysia waiting for you.

Malaysia Quick Facts

Official Name: Malaysia
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Population: 25.7 million
Total Area: 329,758 sq km
Currency: Ringgit
Official Language: Bahasa Malaysia
        

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Malaysia Climate

Average Temperature – 23°C to 33°C (lowlands) / 17°C to 25°C (highlands)
Average Rainfall – 2,000-2,500mm per year
Average Humidity – 70-90%

Travel to Malaysia is popular year round, with their equatorial climate.  Rain fall throughout the year is fairly even and although the main rainy season runs between October and April, there is little difference in rainfall levels at this time to the remainder of the year.

The exception to this is the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, which during November to mid-February has very heavy rainfall.  Many of the resorts in this area close and boat services will lessen or stop all together.  

Langkawi’s rainy season is from July to October and the best time to visit this popular island destination is between November and April.

In the states of Sabah and Sarawak, on Borneo, there is high rainfall throughout the year and this is heaviest between October and March.

         

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Malaysia Top Ten Destinations

Kuala Lumpur

From humble beginnings as a shanty town, Kuala Lumpur has evolved into a humming metropolis with the highest skyscrapers in South East Asia.  Cultural diversity in KL is strong; ethnic Malays, Chinese prospectors, Indian migrants and British colonials all left their mark on this city during its growth.

Langkawi

Images of carefree days, lying on a tropical beach under coconut palms are conjured up when Langkawi is discussed.  Picturesque paddy fields scattered through the jungle-clad hills of the interior surrounded by the long sandy white beaches; Langkawi is the perfect tropical island holiday.

Penang

A rich history surrounds this island, once taken over by the British-based East India Company to break into the spice trade now a popular island destination.  Sleepy Malay fishing villages coupled with the crumbling capital Georgetown makes this a beach destination with a difference.

Cameron Highlands

The Cameron Highlands are a vast area of lush green hills, tea plantations and dense forest.  Fertile land enables many vegetables and flowers to be grown, adding to the natural beauty.  With a myriad of jungle trails, waterfalls and mountains to discover this is a perfect cool change to the hustle and bustle of Kuala Lumpur. 

Kota Kinabalu

An interesting history based around WW2, Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabah and the entry point to Sabah’s many attractions.  Sandy white beaches, paradise islands, untouched coral reefs, tropical rain forests and the enormous Mount Kinabalu are all close by and easily accessible.

Sandakan

A character filled centre, located at the entrance to a beautiful bay dotted with tropical islands.  Activity fills the waterfront with barges, ferries, fishing boats unloading their fish and other produce.  Don’t forget a visit to the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilition Centre, a must when you are in the area.

Kuching

A beautiful blend of tribal tradition mixed with stunning natural scenery makes Sarawak and it’s capital Kuching the perfect Borneo experience.  Resting on the banks of the Sungai River, this capital is a relaxed city where high-rises tower over local shops and development mixes with tradition.

Bako National Park

This unspoilt area is wedged between the mouths of the Sarawak and Bako rivers.  Stunning natural scenery; mangroves line the coast and the rocky outcrops are dotted with pristine beaches.  The best place in Sarawak to get a glimpse of the rare Proboscis Monkey or sit and enjoy the frolicking of the Macaque monkey.

Kota Bharu

Rich in Malay culture, this bustling modern city with traffic-clogged streets is more than it seems.  Royal palaces, colourful markets and museums worth dawdling around this city is more than just a stopover city to the nearby Perhentian Islands.

Melaka

An alluring and historic port city, Melaka drags visitors into its intoxicating multicultural world with stunning heritage architecture and the sumptuous aromas of local cooking.  Once a wealthy port for trade, now a rewarding travel experience with museums, fascinating heritage, cultural attractions, beaches, wildlife and theme parks all nearby.

                   

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