Malaysia, Far East

Malaysia, Far East

Things to do - general

Malaysia as a holiday destination can be described in 4 words, beach, city, culture and adventure. Malaysia offers the traveller a wide range of sights and tastes due to its multicultural way of life. Separated into to islands by the South China Sea, Malaysia offers a choice of beach destinations, adventures, city life with shopping and dinning experiences as well as a wide ranging culture from Chinese, Indian to Malaysian. In Malaysia you can enjoy the wonderful 5 star luxury accommodation whilst experiencing the local way of life and see the sights of Malaysia such as the Cameron Highlands and Borneo. On top of this the choice of diving, snorkelling and land sports such as golf add to the holiday experience in Malaysia.

Malaysia

Best time to go to Malaysia

Malaysia weather is pretty similar year round with constant temperatures and only slightly more rain in the months of October to April. Sabah and Sarawak receives heavy rain fall throughout the year and from November to February the North East coast receives the most rain, which is when some coastal resorts close. For the least amount of rain, keep to the north islands such as Langkawi.

What to do and see in Malaysia

Malaysia offers the visitor a host of things to do and see and is not just a beach destination, although it does have some excellent beach resorts the more popular ones such as Penang, Langkawi and Pang kor Laut. If you are looking for the city check out the sky scrappers in Kula Lumpur the main airport when flying in to Malaysia.
Divers will love the many remote islands and reefs waiting to be explored such as the Johor Marine park area and the island of Mersing. Some of the main reefs for diving start at 12m and go down to 25m offering an excellent diving experience. If adventure is your choice of activity then a tour of Malaysia will not disappoint with many destinations to choose from such as the Cameron Highlands with the stunning views of tea plantations and mountains or Bako National Park in Sarawak, Deerland where you can get up close and personal with the animals. A must when visiting Malaysia on holiday is to take a trip to Borneo and meet the Urangatangs the old men of the jungle. A jungle trek included in your Malaysian holiday will add that holiday of a lifetime element. If you don’t fancy roughing it then a stay at the Shangri La hotel Rasa Ria with it’s own unique nature reserve will satisfy any animal lover. If you want to see some Turtles head out to Redang island where there is a turtle sanctuary and the turtles come on to the beach to lay their eggs.

Where to Stay in Malaysia

The choice of accommodation in Malaysia is wide ranging from budget hostels for those trekking to moderate 3 and 4 star properties as well as wonderful luxury resorts such as Pangkor Laut and the Datai Hotel. Malaysia often offers excellent hotel deals with nights free such as pay for 5 and stay for 10 nights. Call or email goeasy travel now to find out who is offering the best hotel deals in Malaysia. Or favourite hotels in Malaysia are the Datai, a wonderful 5 star resort built within a forest, the private island resort of Pangkor laut which offers wonderful villas on stilts over water and the Shangri La Rasa Ria in Borneo that has it’s own

Honeymoons in Malaysia

Malaysia is a wonderful choice for a honeymoon as it offers the newly wed couple a wide choice of hotels and beaches as well as options to tour or visit the sights of the city of Kula Lumpur. Twin a beach stay with a few nights in Kula Lumpur or take a trek in borneo to add a little adventure.

Weddings in Malaysia

Getting married in Malaysia requires a minimum of 7 days residency before the wedding can take place. You will be required to produce original copies of your passport and birth certificate as well as divorce ccertificate or death certificate if widowed.

Places to Dive in Malaysia

Malaysia offers some excellent diving options for Scuba divers. Head out to the Perhentian Islands great for budget holiday makers and those looking to learn to dive. Other dive areas to consider are Tioman Island where you will find wonderfull reefs to dive or snorkel and see the many different tropical fish. One of the best diving areas in Malaysia is at Sipadan on the east coast of Borneo where you can see hammer heads, whale sharks, barracuda, greenback and hawksbill turtles.

Getting to Malaysia

Flying time to Malaysia from London is 13.5 hours and the time difference is 8 hours. Fly directly from London to Kula Lumpur with Malaysian airways. Internal flights or ferrys are available to the islands.

For more information on Malaysia contact the Malaysian tourist office.

Country Malaysia
Languages spoken Malaysian & English
Currency Malaysian ringgit
Visa requirements No visa required for UK Passport holders for stays up to 3 months

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