Malaysia

Malaysia is a popular destination where you can see beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, exotic wildlife and fascinating cities. This country offers so much and you will be sure to find something to match your interests. Whether you are looking for an authentic holiday, would like to see animals, join a challenging adventure or do something more meanginful our experiences will appeal to you. If you would like to travel to Malaysia we have a selection of eco holidays, travel packages and activities where you can enjoy the highlights of the country.


 
 

Things to Do, Travel Ideas & Holidays in Malaysia

Find activities, experiences, travel packages, backpacking ideas, eco & adventure holidays in Malaysia.

Malaysia travel guide

Malaysia Travel Guide

Get information, tips, itineraries and inspiration for visiting Malaysia.

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur (Population: 1.700,000 approx)
  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) $1 = 3MYR / £1 = 4.8MYR 
  • Population: 28,000,000 (approx)
  • Language: Malay + English + local languages
  • Area: 330,000 sq km (approx)
  • International Calling Code +60
  • Transport: There is a public and private bus service connecting the country, Air Asia provide cheap flights
  • Tourist Visa: Most nationalities can gain a tourist visa on arrival

 

Getting to Malaysia

Most flights arrive into Kuala Lumpur (KL) which is connected to worldwide airports. There are cheap internal flights which can also connect most destinations in the country.

 

Transport

The cheapest way to explore Malaysia is independently by public transport but sometimes this can be difficult especially if you want to visit different places or if you are either traveling solo or don't know the language. We recommend pre-arranging a tour.

 

Health & Safety

Malaysia is a very safe destination if you stick to the touist trail, there are some ethnic tension on the Northern border with Thailand which you might want to avoid. Malaysia is a multicultural destination with Malays, Chinese and Indian people making up most of the population. Please always be respectful of the local culture, laws and religions. Food is very tasty and in most places Western options are available too, most local dishes are rice, with vegtables and meat/fish.

 

Travelling & Backpacking in Malaysia 

  • Visit the spectacular Perinthian Islands, there no cars and you can chill out, go snorkelling or learn to scuba dive
  • Go to the Cameron Highlands and see where a lot of the worlds tea is made, the hills are spectacular
  • Travel to the Kinabalu National Park and climb Mount Kinabalu
  • The Taman Negara National Park is easily accessible and here you can join guided tours of the jungle and rivers
  • Most flights arrive into the facsinating city of Kualar Lumpur - be sure to climb the Petronas Towers 
  • Langkawi is a great area to visit, there are lots of islands and beauty spots to explore

 

Recommended Cities to Visit

  • Kuala Lumpur is one of the best cities in Asia, you can walk around quite easily, be sure to go up the Petronas Towers and visit China Town
  • George Town is the capital of Penang and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Kota Kinabalu is the capital of Sabbah with around half a million people living here
  • Malacca has beautiful buildings from the colonial era
  • Ipoh is a great stop off on the way to the Cameron Highlands, located on the West Coast of Malaysia

 

 

 

      

 

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