Where to go in Malaysia
List of regions
Malacca is perhaps the most obvious stop-off between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore; a place squabbled over by empires, which retains a sense of its colonial past.
It's been a hectic hundred years for Kuala Lumpur. In this time the former tin-mining shantytown has transformed into a heaving 21st century metropolis - a medley of mosques, museums and markets, temples and towers.
Few places in the world are as wild, remote and resource-rich as its third largest island, Borneo. Surrounded by the Java, Celebes, Sulu and South China seas, this eden-like environment combines some of the world's oldest rainforests and cloud-shrouded granite peaks with a biodiversity matched by v…
Top class diving and snorkelling are among the charms of the Malay Peninsula's east coast. The east remains a less-travelled part of the country, but has plenty to offer - not least its stunning and largely unspoilt offshore islands, lined by some of the country's best beaches.
Green and pleasant landscapes are the standout feature of Malaysia's central spine. Ecotourism is the order of the day in the ancient jungles of Taman Negara National Park, which offers the best wildlife-spotting encounters on the peninsula.