Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo.
Attractions in Malaysia
Malaysia has excellent scuba diving. The most popular spots are the islands off the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia (Perhentian Islands, Redang, Tioman and many more), although the dive season is limited to April to September. However, the most famous dive site — often ranked among the best in the world — is Sipadan, off the easternmost tip of Malaysian Borneo. There are many other less well known sites, like Layang Layang.
Destinations in Malaysia
- Cameron Highlands — famous for its tea plantations
- Fraser’s Hill — a time warp to the colonial era
- Kinabalu National Park — home of Mount Kinabalu, the tallest mountain in South East Asia
- Langkawi — an archipelago of 99 islands known for its beaches, rainforest, mountains, mangrove estuaries and unique nature. It’s also a duty-free island
- Penang (Pulau Pinang) — formerly known as the “Pearl of the Orient”, now bustling island with excellent cuisine which has retained more colonial heritage than anywhere else in the country
- Perhentian Islands (Pulau Perhentian) — glittering jewels off the East Coast still undiscovered by mass tourism
- Redang (Pulau Redang) — popular island destination for scuba divers
- Taman Negara National Park — a large area of rainforest spanning Kelantan, Pahang and Terengganu
- Tioman (Pulau Tioman) — once nominated one of the most beautiful islands in the world