Malaysia Vacations

If, in an instant, you could turn from the skyscrapers and business offices in ultra-modern Kuala Lumpur to the longhouses and orangutans in jungle-covered Sarawak on the island of Borneo, you'd have some semblance of just how diverse Malaysia is. Divided into modern peninsular Malaysia and exotic East Malaysia, the Southeast Asian country has ... Read more
somehow taken a tourism back seat to Thailand, but its citizens are just fine with that. Relatively wealthy from oil reserves and high-tech ventures, Malaysia has folded in many cultural influences over the past few centuries. You'll see British architecture, Thai culinary influences, Indian shops, Chinese temples and Malay customs. Off the west coast near colonial Penang are some of the most scenic islands in the region, relatively quiet compared to those in nearby Thailand. The eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia is more conservative than the west, but it offers some of the region's most surprising attractions. Some consider Scuba diving and snorkeling around the islands of Tioman and Redang to be among the world's best.

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Temperatures in Malaysia tend to stay in the comfortable 80s (30) year-round, along with high humidity and mid-afternoon showers. March through June is the best time to visit since you’ll avoid the worst of the ... Read more
rain and humidity and also have the chance to explore this fascinating country without hoards of other tourists. From December to February, the monsoon season hits the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia and western Sarawak, while end-of-the-year holidays bring more tourists and drive up prices. However, despite crowds and rain, this time of year can be very rewarding for the Chinese New Year festivities and Hindu celebration of Thaipusam.

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Milan, Italy

A great country that has it all: beaches, amazing nature, fantastic food, friendly locals that speaks good English. Only few areas are very conservative and not tourist friendly. The new flat 10MYR per night on every kind of tourist hotel or hostel, implemented on September 1st 201,7 has been annoying many backpackers and rightly so.

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Klang, Malaysia

Malaysia is between Thailand and Singapore. It is situated in south-east Asia and near Indonesia. The weather is warm and hot and mild. But when the rainfalls, it became cold and nice. Malaysia have many races like Malay, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan and others.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

One of the best countries in Asia for first time Asia visitors. It's modern, English-speaking, well-connected, and nature-friendly. Great cuisine; Malay, Chinese, Indian, and also great people. From west to east, Malaysia has wide range of attractions.

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Sydney, Australia

A bit more expensive than neighbouring Thailand, and a bit cheaper than Singapore, peninsular Malaysia (haven't been to Borneo) for me is mostly an eating destination: a place to mow down on the fantastic mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine. Beyond that Malaysia is, generally speaking, a more conservative Islamic state than those that surround it, and it's not the party zone you'll find in the nations next door. Nor does it mostly have blockbuster sights (Penang is nice, but won't change your life), or beaches (Langkawi and the Perhentians aren't especially standouts in a region spoiled for choice). Instead, Malaysia is a place that, for most travellers, Air Asia put on the map, and which people see if they're passing through, or otherwise find themselves with some free time to explore. Again, to see the best the country has to offer, eat your way along the map.

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Bangkok

What an experience of a lifetime, visiting Malaysia, especially the islands. You get to see many cultures as Malaysia is inhabited by Chinese Malaysians, Indian Malaysians and Malay Malaysians. Which each have their own sub culture within this enormous culture. You will have no trouble travelling as there is abundance of public transport, trains buses the taxi's are very expensive so be careful as some do not use meters especially on islands. The food is wide a varied any from western to Indian to Malaysian style curries. Each with their distinctive flavours. oh and for the buses always have the right amount as it does not give change. English is spoken at most places, thus you will be understood very easily if you can speak English. Keep safe travelers and Enjoy Malaysia travel everywhere and use the home stays or back packers they are cheap and there are loads of them especially on the islands

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Bangkok, Thailand

Due to my exploring trip to Malaysia, Singapore, there are a lot of change in order to enhance trade facilitiation as Multimodal transportation., Go farther, get more555

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Ahmedabad, India

Genting highlands are beauty of malasiya... Love it .... And nice and helpful people around.....

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The island in sabah is most beutiful in asia... great view.. will going for honeymoon there..

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The ‘Land of Contrasts’, Malaysia is undoubtedly one of the most sought after holiday destinations in South-Asia. It’s a land that boasts of gleaming skyscrapers, heritage quarters and offers unforgettable experiences to visitors who come to explore its magical landscape. No wonder innumerable tourists search for cheap Malaysia flights each year to experience a land that is famous the world over for its serene beaches and enchanting natural beauty.

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Florianópolis, Brasil

i only went to kl but i feel there are many better places in asia tham malaysia, petronas tower is the most beautiful building ive seen so the visit it`s worth it. also kl airport considered the best airport in the world its the best airport ive been, its perfect.

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