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Malaysia is a rich country bursting with vibrancy, in a multifaceted manner. Its strong trading history informs its cultural diversity, and helps explain the hybrid of technologies that support the country. Malaysia's landscapes are just as varied and colourful as the culture, trade and people, and not to be upstaged.

Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures fuse in Malaysia, so in terms of dining expect a spicy fusion of tasty treats influenced by diverse traditions. And you'll find plenty of occasions to sample the excellent food; Malaysia, as the east's cultural and religious melting pot, has a whole host of festivals, feasts and celebrations fit for the finest of kings to enjoy (and for the record the Malaysian's are in fact very proud of their elected monarchy).

As a locally wealthy country, Malaysians not only enjoy a high standard of living, but also excellent infrastructure and technology. This makes it both an efficient and comfortable place to travel.

Top Malaysia attractions

We know a total of 54 attractions in Malaysia. See all Malaysia attractions.

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Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

I plan to visit Singapore 3/7 Malacca 2/7 KL 3/7 Penang 10/7 (rasa sayang) then Hong Kong 3/7.

Is it easy and cheaper to arrange hotels and transfers yourself or best to use UK agent. We already have flights.

Any Ideas please???

Climate in mid July

Hi there, what will the weather be like in mid-July? Is it humid always?

And is deet required at all times?

Thanks :-)

what is the main city of malaysia, if i put up wholesale and retail business how is the climate business out there?

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Kuala Lumpur, you can have a look at its page here:

I'm also going out to Malaysia in Jan 2010. I wanted to go on the east coast, but I hear the weather won't be so good then - is this true? I'd like to have gone to the Perhentian islands. I'm worried that Langkawi is too resorty/touristy. Can anyone recommend any other places (beaches/nature) to visit at that time of year?

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Hi.If you are going to the east coast of peninsular malaysia sometime in Jan 2010, please hold your plan. try to go to langkawi if you still want to come on jan 2010.


January travel in Malaysia

can anyone suggest where will be an ideal place for relaxation Jan 2010.. for a week...( a bit of beach and nature)we are coming to asia to escape from the winter in europe

many thks in advance

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Hi Klynn, check out our article on Where's Hot in January ( for inspiration.

If you're specifically interested in Malaysia have a look at these itineraries: Best of Malaysia ( and A week in Malaysian Borneo ( The last time I was there it was January and it was humid and sunny but not uncomfortable. And I thought it was a destination offering both a chance to relax and some fascinating wildlife experiences. And good shopping...etc.

for jan 2010, please stay away from the east coast of peninsular malaysia. if you want to enjoy the beach, you can try pangkor or langkawi. As for nature, both of my recommended locations offers nature and beach.

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