Strategically located along the Straits of Malacca, Malacca was once the epicentre of an important trading empire which attracted thousands of traders from all over the world. Historical buildings and sites abound in Malacca, the birthplace of the nation’s historical and cultural heritage. Remnants of its long and illustrious past under the successive rule of the Portuguese, Dutch and British as well-preserved and can be still seen today, earning it the prestigious title of UNESCO World Heritage City in 2008. Beyond the historical crowd-pullers are scenic kampong settlements and a rich cultural landscape
Kuala Lumpur or KL is the Malaysia’s capital city. It is one of the most vibrant and fast-growing cities in Asia, with exciting places to see along with world-famous landmarks, prestigious hotels and state-of-the-art facilities. This city has something for everyone, the business traveller, families, honeymooners and kids. Visit the glittering Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin structures and enjoy a leisurely stroll around Dataran Merdeka which gives a glimpse into KL’s past. Spend some time at the parks, museums and art galleries or enjoy the adrenalin-rush at the theme parks. KL’s status as the fourth among the top then shopping cities in the world make shopping a must on your itinerary. Enjoy KL, and leave with memories of a great holiday in Malaysia.
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently.
Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines.
Malaysia has an array of national parks and recreational forests that are ideal for communing with nature. The varied environments range from dipterocarp rainforests, swampy mangroves, river floodplains to montane hills capes. Casual trekkers can enjoy a pleasant outing at forest reserves.
With hundreds of tropical Islands dotting its waters and countless picturesque beaches lining its shores, Malaysia is one of the region’s top destinations for sun, sea and sand holidays. Blessed with a tropical climate all year around and unparalleled natural beauty both on land and underwater, some of the world’s best islands and beaches can be found here
Singapore, an island city-state off southern Malaysia, is a global financial center with a tropical climate and multicultural population. Its colonial core centers on the Padang, a cricket field since the 1830s and now flanked by grand buildings such as City Hall, with its 18 Corinthian columns. In Singapore’s circa-1820 Chinatown stands the red-and-gold Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, said to house one of Buddha’s teeth