Anyone who has been to Malaysia knows this to be true: “To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia.” Malaysia is a melting pot of races and religions. You’ll find Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups living together in peace in Malaysia. Because of this multiculturalism, Malaysia has become a tourist’s paradise.
Malaysians are very laid back and friendly, and they sure know how to throw a good party. If you can, try to plan your trip around one of their many festivals – you won’t regret it. And, let’s face it Malaysia weather is beautifully warm.
Geographically speaking, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture is. Malaysia is divided into 13 states and three Federal Territories – all of which has something unique to offer. Some regions have towering skyscrapers that look down on small houses standing on stilts, while others have Malaysia hotels just moments away from ancient coral reefs. Whether you stay in a Malaysia all inclusive resort or a simple hotel, you’ll likely fall in love during your stay.
Malaysia is located in the heart of the Indo-Pacific Basin, which is the heart of the world’s most diverse marine life. In Malaysia you’ll find long stretches of pristine beaches with emerald seas and warm, golden sunlight.
You’ll also find fresh water lagoons, which are great if you are looking for a quiet moment to just sit and think. So, whether you are looking for a sun-drenched beach, a tropical jungle, a hidden resort, or a remote island with beautiful marine life, odds are you will find it in Malaysia.
Things to Do in Malaysia
Malaysia is quickly becoming one of the best diving destinations in the world because he has one of the best and richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin. The white sandy beaches, clear warm waters and diverse marine life keep divers coming back for more.
While you are diving, you’ll see Hammerhead Sharks, schools of barracudas and many different species of turtles, Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish. Don’t worry if you aren’t certified to dive, there are tons of dive centres in Malaysia, so you’ll be able to take scuba diving courses before you head out into the wild.
No matter your taste (or your budget) the shopping is great in Malaysia. In fact, many people consider Malaysia to be a premier shopping destination in South-east Asia. If you love malls, you won’t be disappointed – Malaysia has multiple six-story shopping malls and department stores. Or, if you prefer smaller, handicraft Centers, they have those too … and they are all duty free. So, whether you are looking for sophisticated shopping malls or roadside bazaars, you’ve got plenty of shopping options.
Eating and Drinking
Nowadays, it doesn’t have to cost the earth to fly to far-flung destinations like Malaysia. In fact, there are cheap flights to Malaysia and flights to Langkawi from the UK all year round. Search flight comparison sites such as, CheapFlights, Skyscanner or Travangelo to find the latest deals and cheap flights.
There are 27 million (and counting) people living in Malaysia, and many are of different ethnicities. Because there is such a wide-range of ethnicities, Malaysia has a rather colourful and unique cuisine. Malaysian food is not just one particular type of food, instead it’s a culinary spectrum of tastes and textures. The food originates from Malaysia’s historical heritage, but the multi-ethnic population has also helped shape the cuisine. Every dish you taste has a story, from tales from foreign lands to family migrations – and it all comes out in the food.