With the neighboring spice of Thailand and cosmopolitan allure of Singapore, this peninsular gem is all too often overlooked amidst the traveling eye in search of colonial heritage, mysterious forest hikes and soft white beaches. However, for the few privy to this Asian delight, Malaysia hosts a colorful spectrum of unparalleled facets. Lush rainforests speckled with intriguing caves and fascinating wildlife; vast beaches of sparkling white sands caressed by the teal blue of the South China Sea and Strait of Malacca; bright batik sarongs floating in the warm Malaysian breeze; and charming streets accented by the colonial gems they hold; this is the vibrant mosaic that is Malaysia.
A coveted treasure among those wise to its allure, Malaysia rings with the sounds of the Muslim call to prayer and tastes of the mellow spices and succulent seafood of the local Malay cuisine. Explore the colonial influences and buzzing markets of the country’s capital, Kuala Lumpur, or venture to the West Coast where a plethora of historic treasures await abreast picturesque beaches and captivating sunsets. For a serene dose of nature at its finest, make for Malaysia’s East, just across the South China Sea, to explore the wildly enticing array of lush vegetation, curious endemic species and epic tales of mysterious plots and characters that await amidst the exciting discoveries within Borneo.