The long coastline of Peninsular Malaysia with Straits of Malacca to the west and South China Sea to the east provides many choices of beaches and islands for visitors to choose their holiday destination. Some of the beautiful islands are Redang Island, Tioman Island and Pangkor Island.
Langkawi Island is a duty free island which is more developed compared to the other islands of Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the venue of Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA).
There are many Langkawi hotels that you can choose to stay while you are here depending on your budget.
The island of Borneo where Sabah and Sarawak are located also boast of a long coastline with South China Sea to the west and Sulu Sea to the east. While in Kota Kinabalu, visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park and you will enjoy the abundance of fishes here. The world renowned Sipadan Island, a diving haven is located at the Celebes Sea to the east of Sabah.
The mountains of Malaysia are the places where many go to escape the heat of the day. The highlands that are developed for tourism include Cameron Highlands, Genting Highlands, Frasers Hill and Bukit Tinggi.
As the mountains are high in altitude, the temperature varies from 16 °C to 24 °C hence an ideal place to go for a time of relaxation..
Apart from that, the greeneries and the mountainous landscapes that abound in the highlands make many nature lovers come back again. As for theme park on the mountain, there is Genting, the City of Entertainment which is located in Genting Highlands.
If you prefer to go to a less developed hill, Maxwell Hill or Bukit Larut in Taiping is the one that you can go to. There isn’t any 5 star hotel here but bungalows and rest houses for accommodation.
If you like adventures, there are mountains to climb. Try climbing Mount Tahan, the highest mountain in Peninsular Malaysia located in Taman Negara. Not to be missed is Kinabalu National Park in Sabah, the entrance to scale Mount Kinabalu, the highest mountain in South East Asia.
As in any cosmopolitan cities, Kuala Lumpur and its surrounding boast many towering skylines such as Petronas Twin Towers and Kuala Lumpur Tower.
Blended in is the historical Sultan Abdul Samad building, built during the colonial time as well as Chinatown, the bargain corner bazaar of Malaysia. Not to be missed are the various shopping complexes that offer discounts and value for money items for you to bring back.
While at the city, there are many Kuala Lumpur hotels ranging from budget to 5 Star hotels that you can choose from. International hotels that are located here include Crown Princess Hotel, Kampachi Equatorial Hotel and InterContinental Kuala Lumpur.
If you are in transit and would prefer to stay at hotels near KLIA, the Pan Pacific Hotel is one that you can stay. Other hotels in the vicinity of the airport are De Palma Hotel and Concorde Inn.
For backpackers and budget constraint travelers, staying at the many inns, motels or hostels in Malaysia is another option that you can take.
The multiracial society of Malaysia comprises the ethnic groups of Malay, Chinese and Indian in Peninsular Malaysia. In Sabah and Sarawak, the indigeneous group comprises of Kadazan Dusuns, Ibans, Murut amongst others.
Visitors can see for themselves how the various ethnic groups live together in harmony. You can get souvenirs made by the local people in the various tourist destinations. This Malaysia Vacation Guide home page is not able to describe the many things and attractions that one can do in Malaysia.. so do browse through the various links in Malaysia Vacation Guide and discover the magic of Malaysia.