Malaysia is essentially two separate entities – peninsular Malaysia that shares borders with Thailand and Singapore, and Malaysian Borneo. Both areas offer very differing experiences of Malaysia – though both equally riveting.
Peninsular Malaysia presents great variety, from the lush valleys of the Cameron Highlands to its remote East coast beaches and the pulsating capital of Kuala Lumpur, home to the mighty Petronas Towers, a glistening landmark. Of course there is also the cultural island of Penang positioned on the north-west coast, home to George Town and its indigenous colonial remnants, ancient cultures and spectacular street food. Cross to Borneo Island and explore the destinations of Sabah and Sarawak – havens for wildlife, rugged jungle and undisturbed cultures. Here it is possible to witness tribesmen operating as they did hundreds of years ago – though fortunately they have stopped the headhunting.