Things to Know about Malaysia
Malaysia, a major country in Southeast Asia, aptly calls itself ‘Truly Asia’ through its official slogan. The country has been shaped by three major Asian races – Chinese, Malay and Indian. The rich diversity, skyscrapers, minarets, mountains, rainforests and reefs continue to attract millions of tourists from around the world every year.
Best Places to Visit
Explore the top attractions with the help of our Malaysia City Guide. These include Petronas Twin Tower and Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur), Sipadan Island (Sabah), The Stadthuys (Malacca), Georgetown (Penang), Taman Negara National Park (Pahang), Perhentian Island (Terengganu), Pulau Payar Marine Park (Langkawi), Bako National Park (Sarawak), and Pangkor Island (Perak).
Best Time to Visit
Malaysia is humid and hot round the year with short downpours of rain. However, the months from May through September are the best time to visit Malaysia. It is considered to be the ideal time for the tourists.
Best Dining Places
Malaysia abounds in restaurants spread all over the country. The country is known for its diverse cuisines catering to every taste. Regional specialties and Nyonya (Peranakan) cuisine are simply great to be relished.
Best Places to Stay
Cheap hotels in Malaysia are available in most cities and around many tourist attractions. Mid-range hotels are easily available everywhere. For wealthy travelers, upscale resorts and spas are available in almost all islands.
Best Airlines to Reach
Major airlines servicing airports in Malaysia include Malaysia Airlines, Jet Airways, China Southern Airlines, China Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Alitalia, SriLankan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways and Thai Airways International.