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Malaysia Travel Guide

Our Malaysia travel guide provides a great starting point for anyone looking to explore this incredible country.

We’ve listed the top things to see and do across the five regions of Kuala Lumpur, Langkawi, Penang, Malaysia’s East Coast and Borneo.

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Regional Travel Guides

Enjoy the vibrancy of Kuala Lumpur, meet orangutans in Borneo or find your own beach on the East Coast.

Malaysia Holiday Ideas

Whether you are looking for peace and serenity, city bustle or jungle trekking, you can find it in Malaysia.

Where to go in Malaysia

With its interesting mix of wildlife, historic sites, incredible scenery and beach resorts, Malaysia offers something for everybody. Influenced by many different cultures over the years, you will find reminders of the country’s past all around.


A must-see destination with its fantastically beautiful national parks, profuse wildlife – including Malaysia’s superstar, the orangutan, and welcoming local people. Borneo is easily accessed from Kuala Lumpur and can be combined with any Far East holiday.

East Coast

Kuantan lies on Malaysia’s quieter East Coast, approximately three hours drive from Kuala Lumpur and is the gateway to the lovely beach resorts on the South China Sea. Offshore, the pretty island of Redang sits in a protected marine park and has peaceful sheltered bays. The scenic Tioman Island is known for its triple mountain peaks and densely forested interior.

Kuala Lumpur & Region

Kuala Lumpur is the nation’s capital and is the starting point for discovering this breathtaking country. Malaysia’s heritage city of Malacca, lies two hours south of the capital lovely old buildings and a rich history dating back to the 15th Century. Three hours north of Kuala Lumpur, you’ll find the jungle clad island Pangkor Laut amongst a region of fishing communities and fabulous beaches. Inland from here are the stunning Cameron Highlands, popular with visitors for its cooler climate, scenery and hiking trails.


Langkawi boasts perfect beaches, washed by the warm waters of the Andaman Sea as well as a lush rainforest interior, rice paddies and protected mangrove swamps. Langkawi has its own airport or can be reached on a three hour ferry from Penang.


Enjoy an upbeat holiday atmosphere in Penang with its lively resorts along golden beaches and famous night markets. There are regular flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore to Penang and also a bridge to the mainland so you can easily drive across from Kuala Lumpur.

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