Malaysia at a Glance
Multicultural Malaysia is a mixture of Chinese, Indian, Malay and tribal influences. Visit fertile plains, sandy beaches and dense jungles all in one trip, or concentrate your visit where your interests are the strongest.
Kuala Lumpur is the nation's capital city and a hodgepodge of Indian, Chinese, British and Malay cultures. Kuala Lumpur boomed as an Asian tiger economy and you can enjoy the extensive shopping and sky high construction that came with this construction. Nearby, look for historic mosques, Buddhist temples and tranquil gardens mixed in with all the fuss.
Outside the capital, tourists can head to the western coasts for resort accommodations and surfing, snorkeling and sunbathing. The western side of the country contains high mountains that slope down to the sea. Take a day hike on a mountain shoulder for fabulous views of the ocean.
The northern portion of the island of Borneo belongs to Malaysia and its deep forests and tall volcanoes contain mysteries worth exploring. Despite logging damage in some parts, you can be alone here. Pick up a knowledgeable guide to help keep you safe in the jungle and explore the plants, animals and insects that live here.