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Malaysia

Overview

  • Flight Time: 12 Hours
  • Time Zone: UTC +8:00
  • Best Time to Travel: March - October

Malaysia covers two geographical areas; Malaysian Peninsula and the northern half of the island of Borneo. You will find Malaysia to be an incredibly diverse country, offering everything from the exciting capital city of Kuala Lumpur, where the modern day is mixed with traditional Malaysia, to the beautiful island resorts of Penang, Langkawi and Pangkor.

Malaysia is the home of satay, the tallest twin buildings in the world and thriving flora and fauna populations. It is also the home of a distinctive multicultural society: mostly Malay, then Chinese, Indian and indigenous people. Though Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken on the street.

Visitors can easily unwind and relax and forget the stresses of daily life once they've stretched out on some of Malaysia's fine beaches, or explored perfect, unspoilt jungle in the National Parks, enjoyed a tantalizing meal in Kuala Lumpur's energetic Chinatown. Historical relics of colonialism by Portugal, the Netherlands and Great Britain only add to Malaysia's charm. And a well-developed tourism industry means you will be able to enjoy all of Malaysia's highlights in ease and comfort.

Be it the oldest rainforest, tropical islands with crystal blue waters, culture, shopping or just plain Malaysian gastronomical delight, there is something in Malaysia to suit everyone's taste.

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Regions & Cities of Malaysia

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  • Langkawi
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    Langkawi

    Langkawi is one of Malaysia's most unspoilt tropical islands with spectacular scenery and some truly wonderful beaches. Slow paced and relaxed with hideaway coves, lush forested hills, limestone caves and sun-soaked beaches surrounded by tiny deserted atolls.

  • Penang
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    Penang

    Penang is one of South-east Asia's most popular island resorts and with good reason. This island paradise has been a trading hotspot for centuries, but these days it is tourists who come to soak up the sun and the history. The capital of Georgetown is the hub of island life, but the resort of Batu Ferringhi is where most holidaymakers head.

  • Cameron Highlands
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    Cameron Highlands

    The Cameron Highlands is the perfect place to escape the heat of the lowlands, with rolling tea plantations, forests and waterfalls. It’s great for walkers and it's possible to visit remote villages of the Orang Asli people. This area is an ideal combination with the city and one of the beach resorts to provide a wonderful multi centre holiday.

  • Kuala Lumpur
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    Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur is one of Asia's most cosmopolitan and modern cities. Over the last 10 years KL has been transformed into a modern thriving metropolis with spectacular buildings like the Petronas Towers and extensive shopping malls. Unlike many Asian cities, KL still has many beautiful old buildings from a bygone era, green areas and friendly charm.

  • Pangkor Island
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    Pangkor Island

    Pangkor Island is one of the popular tourist destinations in Malaysia. Located along the Straits of Malacca, it is one of island destinations around the western coast of Peninsular Malaysia which belongs to the state of Perak. This resort island is known for its fishing supply as well as tourism where it welcomes thousands of visitors each year.

  • Sabah (Borneo)
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    Sabah (Borneo)

    Sabah’s beauty is quite simply gut-wrenching. This is one of the most physically stunning places on Earth, a land of deep green jungle, craggy mountains and shockingly blue ocean that all seems to collide into one moving, magnificent vista. It is also home to "the old man of the forest" - the magnificent orang-utan which is a must see for any trip.

  • Sarawak
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    Sarawak

    Sarawak is the largest and, certainly in terms of visitors per square kilometer, least touristed state of Malaysia. Nearly as large as peninsular Malaysia, the interior is covered in a thicket of impenetrable jungle and mountains and the great majority of the population lives near the coast or along rivers leading to the sea.

  • Tioman Island
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    Tioman Island

    About 58 kilometres off Peninsular Malaysia's east coast, in the South China Sea, lies Tioman Island, a tear-shaped island paradise. The striking profile of the twin peaks of Simukut Mountain provides a remarkable landmark to this beautiful island, reputed to be one of the ten most beautiful and idyllic island in the world.

Resorts & Hotels of Malaysia VIEW ALL

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Park Royal Hotel

    Perfectly situated in the centre of the Kuala Lumpur Golden Triangle location, Park Royal Kuala Lumpur is simply minutes from the shopping, entertainment and also business centre.

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  • Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La
    Penang

    Golden Sands Resort by Shangri-La

    Golden Sands Resort is a four-star deluxe family resort with outdoor facilities of beach volleyball, petanque, tennis and Ninebot. The Adventure Zone is a modular play area with slides and obstacle courses for children or adult team building.

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  • Waterfront Hotel Kuching
    Sarawak

    Waterfront Hotel Kuching

    The Waterfront Hotel is a brand new 5 star boutique hotel located in the heart of the Legacy Square historic district of Kuching. Situated above the Plaza Merdeka Shopping centre and surrounded by many historical architectural landmarks

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About Malaysia


Our dedicated Malaysian holiday team are passionate about travel and will help you choose sights, activities and cultural experiences that will enrich your holiday.

One of Malaysia's key attractions is its 'diversity'. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs. Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves. For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

  • Travel Guide

    • To experience Malaysia in celebration, annual festivals are Chinese New Year in January or February.
    • Buddhist Vesak festival in May-June and the Hindu Diwali festival of lights in October or November.
    • Malaysia also get many visitors during the school holidays between June and early September.
  • Getting There

    • Malaysia’s capital Kuala Lumpur is one of the busiest flight hubs in Asia.
    • Malaysia Airlines is the country's national carrier.
    • Direct flights from London to Kuala Lumpur take approximately 12 hours and 25 minutes.
  • We Recommend

    • Visit Langkawi, a glorious region made up of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea.
    • Visit Taman Negara national park, an emerging eco-tourism hotspot in the centre of the peninsula.
    • Explore Kuala Lumpur's many museums for an introduction to Malaysia's multi-faceted culture.
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Malaysia Multi Centre Holidays VIEW ALL

Let us sculpt your multi-centre experience, for a holiday that's as unique as you are. See some examples of our hand-crafted multi-centre tours or browse our destinations
  • A Malaysian Tropical Paradise Escape
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    A Malaysian Tropical Paradise Escape

    Take a visit to Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern cities. This city owns a dramatic skyline that you will never forget. Then travel on to Langkawi with its beautiful sweeping coastline and tropical sandy beaches

    2 holiday destinations

    10 nights

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  • Singapore & Malaysia Explorer
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    Singapore & Malaysia Explorer

    Firstly, visit Singapore, South-east Asia's most modern and vibrant city. Then visit Langkawi where the oceans are the clearest you'll ever see. Finally visit Kuala Lumpur, the Malaysia capital and one of Asia's most modern cities.

    3 holiday destinations

    11 nights

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  • Asia & Middle East Discovery
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    Asia & Middle East Discovery

    First, explore the Arabian, cosmopolitan city of Dubai. Then visit Malaysia where Kuala Lumpur remains one of Asia's most modern and thriving cities. Finally travel to Langkawi with its beautiful sweeping coastline and tropical sandy beaches.

    3 holiday destinations

    14 nights

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