malaysia holidays entice and delight many people for many reasons, but here are my top 10 reasons why you should make Malaysia your next holiday destination.
Located right in the heart of Asia, Malaysia is easily accessible from all corners of the globe. With numerous entry points, it encompasses all of Asia in microcosm. The country enjoys balmy weather all year round, a boon for travellers planning their vacations
Nature and Adventure
Discover nature in all its pristine beauty, from a 130-million-year-old rainforest and colossal caves to enchanting islands and beaches. The country’s natural treasures include the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kinabalu Park in Sabah and Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak. Bike, fish, climb, dive and much more – it can all be done right here
Cities and Shopping
Malaysian cities present a wealth of diverse delights, from cosmopolitan architecture and street markets to fabulous shopping malls chock-a-block with great deals. The capital city of Kuala Lumpur is a shopping paradise, along with other main cities such as Penang and Johor Bahru. The duty-free island of Langkawi offers even more irresistible bargains
When even the locals wax lyrical about the variety of cuisine, the food has got to be fantastic. Each community has its own style of cooking, from Malay satay to Indian curries and Chinese stir-frys. Moving from state to state, the specialities also vary, so there can be many variations of a simple laksa. From exotic fruits to street food and world-class cuisine, Malaysia has got it all.
Great Hotels, Big and Small
With the widest variety of accommodation, from luxury and boutique hotels to homestays and spa resorts, Malaysia welcomes visitors with different travel preferences.
History and Culture
Go back in time and re-live the past in carefully preserved historical enclaves, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Melaka and George Town, Penang. Perak’s Lenggong Valley is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with cave dwellings dating back to the Paleolithic age. With its myriad cultures, Malaysia is a uniquely colourful country.
Serviced by Malaysia Airlines and other airlines including AirAsia, Firefly, Berjaya Air and Malindo Air, getting around Malaysia is quite easy by air. There is also a comprehensive system of highways and railway links, as well as ferry services to some of the islands.
Friendly 7 Faces
Warm and friendly faces greet visitors wherever they go, making it very hard to leave when it’s time to say goodbye. In fact, Malaysia has been voted the “world’s tenth friendliest country”. (Forbes Online 2012 poll)
Ease of Language
While Malay is the official language, English is widely used, putting visitors instantly at ease and making communication painless.
Truly 10 Affordable
Compared with many other countries, everything in Malaysia from food to accommodation and transportation is very affordable, helping the travel dollar stretch even further.