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Malaysian Mosque
Malaysian mosque

Places to visit in Malaysia

There's more to eclectic Malaysia than meets the eye. A country spread over two landmasses separated by the South China Sea, it’s home to one of Asia's most multicultural populations, boasting Malay, Chinese, Indian and Eurasian heritage. Whether you're drawn to the futuristic skyline of Kuala Lumpur, colonial Penang and Melaka (Malacca), or the jungles, mountains and caves of Sabah and Sarawak, both the Malaysian peninsula and the island of Borneo strike a fine balance between modernity, history and untamed nature.

To help you plan your journey and see the best that the country has to offer, we've listed our favourite places to visit in Malaysia below. To plan your holiday or for a tailor-made quote talk to a Travel Expert today on 0800 707 6010.

Kuala Lumpur by Night

Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Lively capital city

Indian, British, Malaysian and Chinese influences combine to create the melange of cultures that is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s vibrant capital. A flourishing, affluent city, KL’s skyscraper skyline is peppered with minarets, shrines and green spaces. Spend at least a day or two here, admire the views from the 86th floor of the Petronas Towers and follow the forest trails in Bukit Nanas, a jungle reserve right in the heart of the city.

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Kek Lok Si temple, George Town



Food capital of Malaysia

Tethered to the mainland by two bridges, the island of Penang is an exciting mix of old and new, combining historic architecture with charming beaches and traditional fruit farms. Georgetown, Penang’s World Heritage-listed capital, is filled with British colonial history and Chinese temples, while its numerous food markets sell mouth-watering dishes with influences of Indian, Thai, European and Chinese cuisine.

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Malaysian Borneo

Malaysian Borneo

Realm of the orangutan

Borneo: even the name sounds exotic. The mere mention of it conjures up images of steamy jungles filled with other-worldly creatures and enormous flowers. Borneo is the land of the orangutan and the proboscis monkey, home to the towering peak of Mount Kinabalu, the vast, bat-filled caves of Gunung Mulu National Park and some of the best scuba diving spots this side of the Philippines.

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Langkawi beach



Tropical paradise islands

Langkawi, a 99-island archipelago, is the perfect final stop on a Malaysia holiday, its white beaches and turquoise seas lending themselves well to a few days doing very little. The main island, Pulau Langkawi, is dotted with upmarket hotels and world-class spas, while for the more active, the smaller islands offer various hiking trails between the caves, waterfalls and mangroves of their lush jungle interiors.

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Visit Malaysia with the Experts

If you're looking to get the most out of your Malaysia holiday, then you've come to the right place. Here at Round the World Experts our team has dived Malaysia's reefs, chilled out on its islands, trekked its jungles and toured its cities, so we can tailor-make a Malayisa holiday, just for you. So what are you waiting for? Chat to our Experts today.

Nicola Kennedy

When I travel to Borneo I like to combine my trip with a group tour followed by a luxury beach break so I get the best of both worlds. 

- Nicola Kennedy, Expert
An orangutan in Sepilok Nature Reserve
An Orangutan captured by our Expert Nicola at Sepilok Nature Reserve in Borneo #expertfinds #borneo #malaysia
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