Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.
For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
To describe Kuala Lumpur is like opening a book that has various
exciting chapters. Yes, this only global city of Malaysia appears
blessed with colors of modernism along with rich heritage. Though
formally KL spans over an area of 244 sq kms, its plush precincts
virtually get bigger to embrace the entire world. Kuala Lumpur is
situated at the confluence of Sungai Gombak and Sungai Klang, and
probably, that's how it got its name, which literally means 'muddy
confluence' in Malay language.
Places at Kuala Lumpur
KL Bird Park
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
Kelantan-literally meaning "Land of Lightning"-is an agrarian
state with lush paddy fields, rustic fishing villages and
casuarina-lined beaches. Located in the northeast corner of the
peninsula, the charms of Kelantan are found in the vitality of its
culture and its remote, unsullied beauty. Kelantan offers plenty of
opportunities for tourists such as river cruises, river rafting, bird
watching and jungle trekking.
Malacca is a quiet seaside city located on the West Coast of Peninsular
Malaysia facing the Straits of Malacca, about 147 km from Kuala Lumpur.
Malacca is a wonderful repository of its cultural heritage. Its colonial
past is evident in its Portuguese architecture, where as on the streets,
Chinese influence is most visible. Most of the businessmen here are
Chinese. Over the centuries, the Chinese and local Malay cultures in
Malacca intertwined, eventually producing a completely unique society-a
mosaic of different cultures.
Negeri Sembilian literally means "Nine States". It is so called
because it comprises a federation of nine states. Located on the
southwest corner of Peninsular Malaysia, Negeri Sembilan encompasses an
area of 6,645 sq km and a 48 km long coastline.
Penang, literally meaning Island of Betel Nut, is famous for its
natural scenic beauty. Also known as the 'Pearl of Orient', Penang
entices visitors with its warm seas, golden beaches, lush greenery and
Perlis is the smallest state in Malaysia. The state is famous for its
serene unspoilt beauty, rustic rural scenes and verdant paddy fields.
The expanse of verdant paddy fields makes the landscape appear like a
huge canvas of brilliant green or gold, depending on the season.
Sabah is a tropical paradise located at the northeast corner of Borneo.
In ancient times it was known as the "Land Below the Wind"
because it lies below the typhoon belt. Sabah attracts visitors with its
scenic beauty, rugged landscape and cultural diversity.
Places at Sabah
Sarawak-the largest state of Malaysia-is better known as the land of
fabled White Rajahs, the hornbill and the orangutan. Located on the
northwestern shore of the island of Borneo, Sarawak is a preferred
tourist destination for those seeking culture, nature and adventure
tourism. The rainforests of Sarawak are home to the richest and most
diverse ecosystem of the world.
Terengganu is one of the three east coast states on Peninsular
Malaysia. Terengganu is the repository of Malaysia's cultural heritage
and is home to the lilting Gamelan and the mesmerizing "Ulek Mayang"
dance. It is a serene state, with numerous small villages, quiet roads,
and secluded islands and beaches.
Labuan International Sea Sports Complex
Malaysia State Map
Kuala Lumpur map
Negeri Sembilan map