A popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is simply a visitor's heaven. Malaysia is like two countries in one, split in half by the South China Sea. While peninsula flaunts lively cities, colonial architecture, misty tea plantations and chill-out islands, Malaysian Borneo hosts wild jungles of orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes, along with some extravagant diving.
Although there is one thing that unites all its religions and landscapes, it’s food. Between the Chinese-Malay ‘Nonya’ fare, Indian curries, Chinese buﬀets, Malay food stalls and Dayak specialties, with some impressive Western-style food thrown in for good measure, travellers will never go hungry here. The peak tourist season is from beginning of December to end of January.
Multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and also home to hundreds of colourful festivals.