Welcome to Malaysia
Travelling in Malaysia was like this for me: I planned to stay for about 2 weeks and ended up staying for 5 weeks. That’s my story about Malaysia, a Southeast Asian country on the Malay Peninsula and also on the island of Borneo. The people are a huge mix of Asian cultures which lends itself to a marvellous mixed cuisine that is at its absolute best in the bustling street markets.
The experiences in Malaysia vary greatly. Enjoy thriving bustling cities such as Langkawi, Penang and Kuala Lumpur, with the Petronas Twin Towers. Find relaxing beaches and paragliding in Langkawi. Tioman Island is the ultimate in island life. Visit the tea plantations in the Cameron Highlands and have tea and scones overlooking expansive green tea fields. And then there’s the rainforest in Borneo.
Borneo is the highlight of Malaysia for me. I have been to Malaysian Borneo twice and visited both the provinces of Sarawak and Sabah. Travel these regions to connect with incredible wildlife such as orangutans and pygmy elephants. On a journey to Borneo, you can’t help but gain insight into the rehabilitation projects currently underway for these species and many more such as the sun bears.
Travelling in Malaysia: My Posts
- Getting to Tioman Island was an adventure BUT it was definitely worth it. There are lovely stretches of unspoiled beaches and a relaxed vibe.
- The Malaysian part of the island of Borneo has wiped out much of its pristine rainforest. Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary is a must-do to see orangutans up close and personal.
- The Kinabatangan River valley (or the narrow swath of natural land that is left) is a fabulous place to see proboscis monkeys and if you are extra lucky pygmy elephants.
Malaysia Travel has detailed information on tourist destinations, events and festivals. Check it out here.