Malaysia is a vibrant mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous
tribal cultures, creating a veritable melting pot of peoples, traditions
and religions. The magnificent landscape is no less diverse - dense
jungles, soaring peaks and lush tropical rainforests harbour an abundant
flora and fauna. Tropical island resorts and endless white, sandy
beaches offer a taste of paradise, while beneath warm coral seas
world-class dive sites await exploration.
Kuala Lumpur, the country's
showpiece, is a city of skyscrapers, contrasting vividly with historic
Malacca, the ancient heart of the Malay culture. Old colonial hill
resorts offer refuge from summer heat, while exotic Penang island offers
a heady mix of traditional culture and resort fun. Beyond peninsular
Malaysia yet more delights await on the stunning Langkawi islands and
with the unique tribal cultures of Sabah and Sarawak, Malaysia's
provinces on Borneo.
Year-round sunshine, superb scenery and a
relaxed atmosphere ensure Malaysia's continued reputation as a
first-class beach destination. Recent promotions of the country as a
shopping paradise and eco-tourism centre will doubtless draw many more
people to discover the fabulous diversity of this beautiful country.