Malaysia | Designer Travel



An exotic mix of cultures makes this a diverse and fascinating country

Visiting Malaysia gives you the opportunity to discover an incredibly diverse culture and contrasting landscapes. East Malaysia boasts untouched rainforests and towering mountains whereas the West of Malaysia brings you the delights of Kuala Lumpur along with fabulous national parks and lush landscapes.

Kuala Lumpur is one of Asia’s biggest cities; a shoppers paradise which also has plenty of museums and galleries plus the Lake Gardens if you fancy a change of scenery. No trip here would be complete without seeing the magnificent Petronas Towers. These skyscrapers make an awe-inspiring sight, especially when illuminated at night. Take a trip up to the Sky Tower and snap some photos to capture the amazing views and show to your friends and family. To chill out after your visit, why not enjoy a walk in the KLCC park – a beautiful and peaceful haven in this bustling and cosmopolitan city.

We would highly recommend a visit to the famous Batu Caves. Wear good shoes and appropriate clothing to be well prepared to climb the 272 steps to the shrine of the Hindu deity Lord Subramaniam as it’s worth it!

Head away from the capital and for the Peninsular Malaysia where you can do jungle walks and river cruises and visit one of the top dive sites in Asia which is great for snorkelling too. Malaysian Borneo is a big hit with wildlife lovers who could be lucky enough to see an orangutan in its natural environment.

There are a number of resorts on the island of Langkawi which is perfect for nature lovers seeking peace and quiet. A stay at Pangkor Laut, a privately owned island with beaches that you call your own whilst you are there, would make for a truly unforgettable vacation.

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Key Highlights
  • Cruise along the Kinabatangan River and indulge in some wildlife spotting
  • Scale Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in South Asia
  • Walk the skybridge at the iconic Petronas Twin Towers
  • Enjoy a leisurely sailing trip on the Andaman Sea
  • For unforgettable views, take the Langkawi SkyCab (cable car ride)
  • The Batu Caves are truly spectacular and well worth a visit
  • Explore the many sights in Georgetown, Penang’s UNESCO-listed capital
  • Walk amongst the treetops when you take the 100ft high Canopy Walkway at Kota Kinabalu National Park in Borneo
  • Food is good value and very tasty with fresh seafood, local fruit and veg and mouthwatering offerings such as Beef Redang, Satay and Laksa
  • There are a good range of accommodation options, with choices suitable for families as well as couples and honeymooners
  • St Regis Langkawi is perfect for a luxury break for two

Travel Information

Time difference: GMT +8

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

Climate Information

Malaysia experiences a tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year.

Daytime temperatures can reach over 30°C.

On the east coast the wettest months are September to December and on the west coast it’s May to October.

Leisure & Activities

Kuala Lumpur
The capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is well worth a visit with its spectacular towering skyscrapers and ultra modern shopping malls. The sky line is dominated by the magnificent twin towers of the 451m high Petronas Towers. Visitors are able to visit the observation deck or the sky bridge for a real bird’s eye view of the city. For more orthodox architecture, from the British colonial era, there’s Sultan Abdul Samad building or the Kuala Lumpur Railway Station.

Taman Negara
If you would like to try a jungle experience, Taman Negara is the place to go. This national park is home to tigers, macaque monkeys and an abundance of bird life. It’s a fantastic experience to trek through the 130 million year old rain forest with an experienced guide who will indicate all the points of interest. You can even try a night trek. Tour operators can provide a number of packages and they can even pick you up from your hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Batu Caves
The Batu Caves are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. Rising almost 100m, the temple complex comprises of three main caves. You must bear in mind that you need to be reasonably able bodied to be able to enjoy your visit. For example, the Cathedral cave (the biggest cave) is reached by climbing a steep set of 272 steps.

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