OVERVIEW

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.

Do you need a visa to visit Malaysia?

British nationals don’t need a visa to visit Malaysia. To find out up to date travel advice, please see this FCO website link here.

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Malaysia

Planning a trip to the Malaysia is a thrilling chance to dive into the wonders and unique qualities that make that place so special to you. Whether it is a peaceful beach, a vibrant city, a tranquil countryside, or a stunning mountain range, Malaysia has its own charm and invites you to uncover its hidden gems.

Perhaps it is the vibrant energy of the Malaysia that draws you in, offering endless possibilities for exploration. Or maybe you are drawn to the tranquility of nature, seeking solace in the peaceful embrace of mountains, forests, or beaches. So pack your bags, set out on your journey, and let the magic of Malaysia unfold before you.

Ultimately, exploring holidays at Malaysia is about more than just sightseeing—it is about connecting with a place on a deeper level, creating lasting memories, and nourishing your soul with experiences that will stay with you long after you have returned home.

Immerse yourself in the cultural wonders that Malaysia has to offer. There is no shortage of experiences to deepen your connection to the rich tapestry of traditions and heritage that make Malaysia special. Engaging with local communities will further enrich your appreciation for the unique history and charm of the area.

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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White beautiful beaches dotted around the coastline, secluded coves and lush rainforests, Langkawi is an…

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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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• Nestled between the ocean and tropical rainforest
• Family-friendly resort
• 6 restaurants and 2 bars

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Langkawi

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• Set within a 10-million-year-old rainforest
• Pool Villas
• Features the island’s only overwater spa

Langkawi

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• On a quiet stretch of Langkawi’s main beach
• Traditional Malay-style architecture
• Kids’ club and play pool

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Kuala Lumpur

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• On the harbourfront
• Close to Marina Bay Sands
• Good selection of restaurants

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• Fantastic restaurants
• A short walk from Petronas Twin Towers
• Exceptional service

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Langkawi

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Dreamy resort The Datai Langkawi is situated in one of the world’s most ancient rainforests. Drift through evocative natural surroundings and soak up the soothing Malaysian sun at this exquisite 5-star resort perched on the edge of Datai Bay.

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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Apr 33°c
May 33°c
Jun 33°c
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Aug 32°c
Sep 32°c
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Experiences

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

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