Welcome to Malaysia, a fascinating melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Portuguese and indigenous cultures. Malaysians are famously warm, relaxed and welcoming. They’re proud to share their beautiful country with visitors from all over the world.
Malaysia’s multicultural mix makes for an exciting food scene. The flavorful cuisine includes Indian curries, Chinese buffets, Malay street food and mouth-watering Nyonya dishes. Dishes to try include char kway teow (a stir-fried prawn and noodle dish), fragrant laksas and satay, a marinated meat, skewered on sticks and barbecued over a charcoal fire and brushed with special mixed oil. Drinking tea is a local favourite – stay energized for adventures with teh tarik, a ‘pulled/stretched tea’ made with sweet condensed milk.
Malaysia’s landscapes are as diverse as its culture. The country is separated by the South China sea into two parts: Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Discover a magical mix of white-sand beaches, rugged mountains, untouched islands and emerald jungles. Come for adventures in national parks, days spent cruising crystal waters and trips to the heart of the rainforest. After a day of adventure, return to a five-star resort on a peaceful island and relax with more of that delicious food. Malaysia is a beautiful and safe destination, making it ideal for romantic holidays, honeymoons and family vacations.
There’s plenty here for wildlife-lovers, too. Admire orangutans up close, visit protected turtle hatcheries on tropical islands and watch the wonderful bird life take to the skies. Malaysia is a mega diverse country where around a fifth of the world’s animal species can be found.
Malaysia has a very creative side with beautiful artisan products like colorful batik fabrics, rice-paper wau kites, ornate silverware and pretty bead jewelry by the indigenous groups. There’s plenty of choices when it comes to picking up gifts for the folks back home. Thanks to the favorable exchange rate (roughly at 4.30 Malaysian Ringgit to the US dollar), travelers can truly experience the Malaysian lifestyle and luxury at a very affordable price.
Getting to Malaysia is easy and stress-free, thanks to one-stop flights from New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Houston from as little as $740* with Singapore Airlines. Choose from five exciting entry points in Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Langkawi or Kuching… You’ll experience a taste of Asian hospitality before you even land, thanks to our friendly and professional cabin crew.
Whether you want city thrills in Kuala Lumpur (the cultured capital), beachlife in photogenic Langkawi, culture in Penang (home to Unesco-listed George Town), or the rugged adventures of Malaysian Borneo, you’ll find it here.
This is your guide to the best of Malaysia, brought to you in association with Singapore Airlines and Tourism Malaysia. Also, to help you decide where to sleep while you’re here, Singapore Airlines has teamed up with Agoda to present a selection of hotel offers in Malaysia…
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