Malaysia

Truly Asia!

Malaysia consists of Peninsular Malaysia on the Asian mainland and East Malaysia on the northern part of Borneo. Malaysia can claim the southernmost point of continental Eurasia at Tanjung Piai. The country is located near the equator and has a tropical climate.

Due to Malaysia’s strategic location on the international spice route, Malays, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations, turning the country into a colourful mosaic of cultures.

Malaysia’s multiculturalism has turned the country into a gastronomical paradise. Its cuisine reflects the multi-ethnic makeup of its population. Many dishes can be traced back to a certain culture, e.g. Thai, Indian, Chinese, Malay, yet they have their particular Malaysian identity.

It is a megadiverse country, with a high number of species and high levels of endemism. Malaysian Borneo is partly covered in impenetrable jungle. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For an unforgettable holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, come to Malaysia!

What To See & Do

  • Formula 1 GP at Sepang International Race Circuit

  • Cave exploration

  • Taman Negara National Park, the oldest rain forest in the world

  • George Town in Penang

  • Mount Kinabalu

  • Fraser’s Hill & Cameron Highlands

  • Silat, an original Malaysian martial art

  • Play golf at one of Malasia’s 200 top golf courses

When To Go

Malaysia has an equatorial climate and experiences tropical weather year-round, characterised by the annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons. Humidity is usually high.

The wet northeast monsoon blows along the East Coast of the peninsula as well as Sarawak and Sabah, and deluges Borneo and the east coast in rain, while the west coast, particularly Langkawi and Penang, escape unscathed. The milder south-west monsoon reverses the pattern. Even during the rainy season, the showers tend to be intense but brief.

The country enjoys mostly balmy, year-round temperatures, generally ranging from 32°C at noon to about 26°C at midnight. The highlands tend to be cooler, with temperatures ranging from about 17°C at night to about 25°C in the day. Mount Kinabalu is known to have temperatures falling below 10°C.

Sample Itineraries

dmASIA - Borneo Jungle Adventure.pdf
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