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Malaysia is one of the most diverse and culturally rich countries in Asia, with a subtle and harmonious mix of the Chinese, Indian and Malay population interacting with each other to make Malaysia a fantastic country to visit. From its abundant wildlife, incredible National Parks, stunning beaches, rich history, colonial architecture, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lush tea plantations. Experience incredible marine life, warm and friendly people, and the most delicious food in all of Asia.
Over the course of a hundred years Kuala Lumpur has transformed itself from a small tin-mining town of just a few houses to Malaysia’s most populous global city and cosmopolitan capital. It is an exciting and ever expanding modern metropolis with stylish new towers springing up alongside the colonial style buildings of days past. A colourful blend of the old and the new, Kuala Lumpur offers travellers a vibrant mix of historic monuments, awe-inspiring sky scrapers, deliciously diverse street food and plush mega-malls.
Penang’s richly-woven history and melting pot of cultures have transformed it into one of Asia’s foremost gastronomic destinations. Here’s a guide to our favourite local street-food delicacies to sample during your stay…
Tioman is one of Malaysia’s unsung islands. This teardrop shaped dot in the ocean is a tapestry of tropical rainforest and pristine beaches lapped by the emerald green waters of the South China Sea. Without a doubt, this sought after destination, nestled off the east coast of Malaysia, is amongst the most beautiful islands in the world. Spanning a little under forty kilometres from north to south, Tioman might be small but it is mighty, considered a haven for barefoot luxury, scuba diving and spectacular trekking.
When to go to Malaysia
Peninsular Malaysia is an all year round destination, but as it is situated along the equator, expect hot and humid weather throughout the year.
The Wetter Season - March to September
Days are very warm and often humid, while nights are fairly cool. Average daytime temperatures are around 27 degrees Celsius in Kuala Lumpur to over 34 in the Western Islands. For the Eastern Coast, the best weather between March and September, but as with anywhere in the tropics, afternoon showers shouldn't be a shock. At higher elevations like the Cameron highlands the temperature is refreshingly cool.
The Drier Season - November to March
November to March the best time to visit the Western Islands. In Kuala Lumpur and Penang, days are very warm and humid, rains are still present, however, they are smaller in intensity.
On the West coast and Langkawi, temperatures reach 34°C towards the end of the year, making the best time to visit from November to March. Now it's the Monsoon season for the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia.