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Malaysia is a South-East Asian country which is divided between a peninsula on the Asian mainland and the northern third of the picturesque island of Borneo. A cultural melting pot, Malaysia is home to prominent Chinese and Indian populations and is home to an array of religions including Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Featuring stunning islands and beaches, verdant nature reserves and vibrant cities such as Penang and the capital, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a fascinating destination to visit and can’t fail to impress with its aura of romantic exoticism.

There is so much to see and do here, whether you are interested in learning more about local history and culture, going snorkelling and scuba diving, or exploring the breath-taking parks and nature reserves which can be found particularly in Sabah and Sarawak.

Start your trip in the cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur, where you can see the iconic Petronas Towers, enjoy world-class shopping and dining and explore the fascinating streets of Chinatown and Little India. Kuala Lumpur is also an ideal base from which to visit the Batu Caves, Deerland Park and the Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary.

From KL, head to Miri, in Sarawak, and delve into the breath-taking Gunung Mulu National Park, or make your way to Kota Kinabalu, on the island of Borneo. Take the kids to The Green Connection Aquarium, enjoy picnics on the golden expanse of Tanjung Aru beach and visit Lok Kawi Wildlife Park and the Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre.

During your unforgettable trip to Malaysia you may also want to explore the lush Cameron Highlands, with their fertile emerald tea plantations, or experience the delicious cuisine, beautiful beaches and interesting colonial heritage sites to be found on the island of Penang.

What is the currency in Malaysia?

The official currency of Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit.

How long does it take to fly to Malaysia?

A non-stop flight from London to Kuala Lumpur lasts approximately 13 hours and 5 minutes.

What is the time difference in Malaysia?

Malaysia is GMT +8.

When is the best time to visit Malaysia?

In order to avoid the monsoon season in Malaysia it is best to visit the country between the months of March and the beginning of October, so you can avoid the heavy rainfall and the worst of the humidity.

What language is spoken in Malaysia?

The official language of Malaysia is Malay, or Bahasa Malaysia. English is quite widely spoken.

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Borneo combines the natural wonders of the jungle of wilderness with the relaxation and indulgence…

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Busy and bustling, bright and colourful, Kuala Lumpur is the epicentre of modern Malaysian culture.

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Small but perfectly formed, Penang is Malaysia's most established beach holiday destination

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Borneo

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If you want to experience the magic of Borneo while staying in a truly unforgettable luxury resort then look no further than Gaya Island. This Borneo 5 star hotel occupies a mind-blowing location nestled between ancient rainforest and the glittering waters and protected coral reefs of the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park.

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Nestled on an idyllic stretch of beach overlooking the sparkling South China Sea in Kota Kinabalu, Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa is a breath-taking 5 star hotel perfectly positioned within easy reach of both the city and the lush depths of the local Nature Reserve.

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Penang

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Rock and Roll like a rock star at Hard Rock Hotel Penang, a lively beachfront hotel perfect for families, friends and couples to enjoy your holiday in ultimate Hard Rock style!

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Kuala Lumpur

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St. Regis Kuala Lumpur is the perfect base to explore the city, with spacious suite accommodation, outstanding dining options and a sensual spa.

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Langkawi

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Blessed with a pristine mile-long stretch of sand and a backdrop of lush tropical beauty, Four Seasons Langkawi looks and feels like an authentic slice of paradise here on earth.

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Langkawi

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Welcome to The Danna, a 5 star Langkawi hotel nestled among the breath-taking beauty of lush forested hills, a pristine marina and virginal white sands.

Climate

Malaysia has a tropical climate as it is located near the equator, with high humidity and temperatures all year round. The temperature ranges from between 31 degrees and 34 degrees with minor fluctuations from this throughout the year.

The humidity in the area is usually quite high, ranging between 70 and 90 percent. They tend to have a dry season between June and September, however it is not unlikely to see rain in this dry season. There is then a wet season between December and March, typhoons can also hit Malaysia between July through to November.

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May 33°c
Jun 33°c
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Sep 32°c
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Nov 31°c
Dec 31°c

Experiences

Discover more on your holiday with our range of exciting and adventurous tours and excursions.

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