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Wildlife lovers galore
The ancient rainforests of Malaysia are not only full of lush, green vegetation but a whole host of wonderful wildlife relaxing in their own natural habitats. Head to the dense forestry’s of the Danum Valley Conservation Area and spot the flutters of the colourful birdlife as well as tapir, silver leaf monkeys and if you’re lucky, the orange glimmer of the orangutan swinging through the canopy. Head to the shores of the island to spot the wildlife that lies beneath the waves. Snorkel or dive beneath the surface to swim amongst tropical fish, corals, turtles, dolphins and even sharks.
The king of Malaysia
Sitting pretty on the western Malaysian peninsular, Kuala Lumpur boasts shining 21st-century tower blocks, mega malls, local shops and architectural stopping points all wrapped into 234km. Boasting a vibrant mix of old and new, Kuala Lumpur is adorned with ancient mosques and temples as well as contemporary art and design hot-spots and dynamic and ambitious communities. A pleasant mix of modern and historical, when exploring this loveable tourist location, you won’t be short of lush parks, multicultural shopping experiences and cuisine to feast upon.
A feast for the senses
Malaysian cooking is known for its fresh and fragrant flavours full of spicy undertones. So when visiting this bubbling hot-pot of smells and tastes, you won’t be able to resist a taste or two. Streets are full of stalls, restaurants and private sellers all tempting you in to try the traditional cuisine that has been passed down from their ancestors for generations. Treat your senses to tastes of local dishes like Apam Balik and Rendang, you won’t find flavours quite like it anywhere else.
A colony of cultures
To this day, Malaysia is still called home by myriad Asian cultures. A mix of cultures and religions such as Chinese, Muslim, Hindu and Indians all live on East Malaysia alongside the indigenous tribes of Borneo, also known as Dayaks. All speaking their own languages and practising their own cultural preferences, the country really is a plethora of civilisation.