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, Indian, Malay and indigenous tribes. The verdant land of Malaysia, which is currently home to ancient rainforests, is renowned world over for its endangered sun bears and orangutans. The rich diversity, skyscrapers, minarets, mountains, rainforests and reefs continue to attract millions of tourists from around the world every year.
Flights to Malaysia will bring you to its capital city Kuala Lumpur, which is ready to surprise and enthrall you with its lively mix of tradition and modernity. You will thoroughly enjoy seeing the colonial buildings as well as glittering skyscrapers standing in perfect unison side by side. Malaysia, a country with a predominant Muslim population, is known world over for its rich Islamic heritage, which aptly reflects in the Blue Mosque in Selangor. Malaysia is also a great destination for environment and animal lovers as well. Visit Rantau Abang, Terengganu, to see leatherback turtles on their annual sojourn here for laying eggs in the darkness. Some of the top attractions in the country can be explored with the help of our Malaysia City Guide. These include Perhentian Island (Terengganu), Sipadan Island (Sabah), Bako National Park (Sarawak), Petronas Twin Tower and Sultan Abdul Samad Building (Kuala Lumpur), Pulau Payar Marine Park (Langkawi), The Stadthuys (Malacca), Georgetown (Penang), Taman Negara National Park (Pahang), and Pangkor Island (Perak).
Malaysia has two peak tourist seasons. The first tourist season falls in early December through the end of January. Tourists from world over come to Malaysia to enjoy Christmas celebrations, immerse in the revelry of New Year’s Day, and celebrate Chinese New Year with great fanfare. Another peak season for tourism in Malaysia is during the months starting from June and lasting into mid-September. The schools are closed during these months in the Middle East and other neighboring countries of the region. Families from the region are seen vacationing here and the hotels are fully booked. 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.
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.
There are five international airports in Malaysia. These include Langkawi International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Penang International Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, and Kuching International Airport. However, some international flights also make their arrivals to some domestic airports as well. Many airlines fly to different Malaysian cities from across the globe. Some of the airlines offering business class flights to Malaysia comprise Korean Air, American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Malaysian Airlines.
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.