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Malaysia is home to swaying palm trees, beautiful blue waters and tea plantations. This lovely combination makes it a wonderful spot for vacationing.

Malaysia travel tips & advice

Panang is likely Malaysia’s most popular city, and its influence is overwhelmingly Chinese, though much of the architecture is colonial. Penang is a bustling city with lots of Indian and Chinese temples, and lots of shopping. There are plenty of hotels in Penang, along with all the other amenities travelers desire.

To see Malaysia’s beautiful beach, head to Batu Ferringhi, or to the more picturesque areas of Borneo. Not only will you find wonderful beaches in Borneo, but you’ll also be able to discover the many enormous caves that can be found in Niah Caves National Park, in the Sarawak area of Borneo. Borneo’s jungle is lush and known for its palm oil plantations. Delve deep enough into these jungles and you’ll be sure to see some wild orangutans.

A visit to the Cameron Islands area of Malaysia offers beautiful views of tea plantations, lush greenery and cool nights. These cool evenings and gently rolling hills are just the right combination for perfect tea growing, but they make for great outdoor exploration, too. You’ll find plenty of jungle trails and garden areas to explore, as well as waterfalls and mountains. And, of course, many of the tea plantations are happy to give tours to visitors.

The town of Kota Bharu calls itself the “Islamic City”. It is a busy town, but is filled with things to do. There are several museums and open markets, as well as royal palaces you can tour.

Kuala Lumpur is also a popular tourist town in Malaysia, known for its nightlife and culture. The Islamic Art Museum and Chinatown are of particular interest.

Flights to Malaysia / How to Get There

Find cheap flights to Malaysia and more cheap flights here. There are many international flights into Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Penang and Johor Bahru. Many travelers also choose to come in via Singapore, because it has more international connections and is just a short drive to Johor Bahru.

Hotels in Malaysia & Where to Stay

Find the best prices for hotels in Malaysia, and other cheap hotels here. Cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang boast a wide range of accommodations, including large hotels. In some of the smaller towns, most of the accommodations are in the form of guesthouses.

Malaysia Quick Info

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