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Malaysia Tours

Influenced by the traditions of the Chinese, Malay, Indians and Europeans, Malaysia is one of the most familiar destination in South East Asia, offering a vibrant fusion of cultures and some of the best food in Asia.

Tours in Malaysia

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Things to See & Do

  • Penang

    Penang

    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.

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  • Kuala Lumpur

    Kuala Lumpur

    Tireless Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a spectacular urban web, with its glittering, record-breaking skyscrapers towering over the horizon. Highlights include Chinatown’s busy markets, the elegant colonial buildings of Merdeka Square, and the vast Lake Gardens, leading to the Masjid Jamek mosque which rests peacefully at the confluence of two rivers. The Petronas Towers dominate the skyline, but there are also great views from the revolving restaurant at the top of the KL Sky Tower.

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  • Cameron Highlands

    Cameron Highlands

    The Cameron Highlands is a wonderfully unspoiled region of lofty mountains, tea plantations, forests and waterfalls. Away from the steamy lowlands strawberries, vegetables and wild flowers thrive in the temperate climate of the Cameron Highlands. It’s great for walkers, with many trails leading through lush scenery bright with pretty orchids and flitting birds.

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  • Kuala Kangsar

    Kuala Kangsar

    The royal town of Kuala Kangsar dates back to the 18th century when the sultan moved his capital here. Steeped in Malay tradition, visit the Ubudiah Mosque, the Iskandariah Palace (royal palace) & the Istana Kenangan Museum (royal museum) that houses the Royal Regalia, including photographs of the Royal Family, illustrations and artefacts of the past and present monarchy of Perak state of Peninsular Malaysia.

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  • Langkawi

    Langkawi

    The 99 islands of the Langkawi archipelago lie some 20 miles off the northwest coast of Malaysia, in the Andaman Sea. You can explore caves and waterfalls, play a round of golf and enjoy a boat trip or just relax on there pristine beaches. Make sure to catch one sunset, a truly amazing experience.

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  • Batu Caves

    Batu Caves

    Lying some 13km north of Kuala Lumpur, is one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India; the batu caves. Its name comes from the River Batu which flows past the limestone hill in which the caves are situated. The 140 ft statue of Lord Murugan stands at the foot of the 272 steep steps.

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  • Fort Cornwallis

    Fort Cornwallis

    Located in the centre of Georgetown, Fort Cornwallis marks the spot where Captain Light first set foot on the uninhabited island in 1786. Today only the outer walls of the former stone structure stand. You can walk around the battlements marvelling at the old cannons.

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  • Bujang Valley

    Bujang Valley

    The Bujang Valley was home to the most important Hindu-Buddhist Kingdom on the Malay Pensinsula. The area is liberally scattered with temples with many having been excavated.

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  • Eastern & Oriental Express Train

    Eastern & Oriental Express Train

    Experience the beauty of South East Asia from the unequalled luxury of the Eastern & Oriental Express train. A celebration of Asian tradition, the ‘E & O’ has been built with meticulous attention to detail by master craftsmen, and offers exquisite private compartments, a cuisine combining the best of East and West, and first class service. At its maximum length, the Eastern and Oriental Express consists of 22 carriages, including two restaurant cars, a bar car, boutique and reading room. The Observation car is at the end of the train and everywhere else is centrally air-conditioned.

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Highlights of Malaysia

Travel Experts

  • Chris Robles Espinosa

    Try a breakfast like the locals, Teh Tarik (pulled tea) with Roti Canai (flat fried bread) dipped in dahl (lentils) or curry in an Indian run coffee shop.

    Chris Robles Espinosa
    Sales Consultant
  • Sue Livsey

    Enjoy a boat ride through the jungles of the Taman Negara National Park.

    Sue Livsey
    Far East Product Manager

Best Time To Go and Weather

Malaysia is tropical without extremely high temperatures. Days are very warm, while nights are fairly cool. The wettest season on the west coast of the peninsula is between September and December; on the east coast and in Sabah and Sarawak it's between October and February. However, it is difficult to generalize about the country’s climate, as rainfall differs on the east and west coasts according to the prevailing monsoon winds (northeast or southwest).

Essential Information

  • Time differenceGMT +8hrs
  • Flight Time13.5 hrs
  • VisaNot for British passport holders*
  • ImmunisationsCourses or boosters usually advised: tetanus; hepatitis A; typhoid.**
  • CurrencyMalaysian Ringgit (RM)
  • CapitalKuala Lumpur
  • Area329,750 sq km
  • Population23 million
  • Dialling Code+60
  • Electricity240V
  • LanguageMalay (official) along with English (other), Tamil (other), Chinese (other)

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