The tropical region of Malaysia lies south of Thailand and Singapore, It includes the Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo, separated by the South China Sea.
Easily reached by air, land and sea this is a great place to travel and experience the diverse mix of cultures, great food and beautiful sights found in Malaysia. A short distance from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur lies Port Klang which is the main arrival and departure point for cruise liners. If you are travelling by air, the International Airport at Sepang caters for flights from many international cities.
People have migrated to Malaysia from India, China, Indonesia and many other areas, resulting in a culture rich in diversity and acceptance. There are many different languages spoken here, English is widely used along with Malay and Chinese.
Kuala Lumpur, on the Malay Peninsular, is famous for its skyscrapers, restaurants, shopping malls and markets. The roadside restaurants of Jln Alor host a diverse range fantastic food, while the shops and markets provide great bargain opportunities. Alternatively you can enjoy the great nightlife on offer, from bars to nightclubs.
Along with the museums and tours there are great parks and nature reserves to visit such as the Bird Park in the Lake Gardens, which is the world’s largest walk through aviary, or the Elephant Conservation Farm in Kuala Gandah.
The beautiful beaches of Lankawi and Penang offer great opportunities for relaxing in the warm sun or for swimming and watersports including white water rafting and scuba diving. There are many other activities such as bird watching, exploring caves, hiking and cycling.
The Cameron Highlands have a slightly cooler climate and is great for hiking and exploring tea plantations and rose gardens. The Buddist temple at Brinchang is well worth a visit.
The port city of Malacca is famous for its spices and was once at the centre of the spice trade. Its multicultural society is influenced by the Chinese, Portugese, Dutch and British among others, which, as a result has created a city rich in food, language and architecture. Some great places to visit include the Portugese A Famosa Gate and the neoclassical Victorian Fountains. The Maritime Museum is a great place to start exploring the local history along with the Baba Nyonya Heritage Museum.
In Borneo you can visit Sarawak where you will find ancient villages and farms, you can explore jungle trails and take river trips through the rainforest.
The stunning rainforest is over one hundred million years old. There is much to explore with wildlife, exotic plants and remote tribes who still continue their customs and traditions which have lasted for hundreds of years.
Malaysia offers something for every one, the climate and location make Malaysia a perfect destination for cheap cruise holidays and vacations.