Once central to the spice trade route, Malaysia absorbed influences from Chinese, Indian and Muslim merchants to create a rich culture and culinary heritage. Our specialists have sampled the delicacies of Penang’s night market, hiked through national parks and sought out traditional ways of life along the east coast. Using this detailed knowledge of the country, we can create a tailor-made Malaysia holiday to suit your interests.
The UNESCO-protected cities of George Town and Malacca are strewn with Javanese mosques, Chinese prayer halls and Edwardian Baroque architecture. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is where the old world meets a vibrant, modern society and glittering skyscrapers share space with seasoned markets. Despite Malaysia’s development, great swathes of primary rainforest remain intact, as well as pristine beaches and unsullied coral reefs. Along the coast you find traditional kampung villages, lively resorts and islands offering secluded beachside retreats.
Suggested itineraries for Malaysia
These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip to Malaysia could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favourite places to stay. Treat them as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you.
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Our expert guides to travelling in Malaysia
Written by our specialists from the viewpoint of their own travels, these guides will help you decide on the shape of your own trip to Malaysia. Aiming to inspire and inform, we share our recommendations for how to appreciate Malaysia at its best.
Our video guide to Malaysia introduces you to a country of old-world tradition and glittering Kuala Lumpur.
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