With its scattered islands and magnificent landscape, Malaysia is a concoction of perfection.
The capital Kuala Lumpur is a shopping and food paradise, boasting a wide range of shopping and cuisine outlets. Not far away is the town of Melaka. Combining its Portugese influence with its own Peranakan traditions, this town is arguably the cultural capital of Malaysia.
Malaysia also boasts a great deal of natural beauty. Cameron Highlands to the north provides a perfect hideaway of heat surrounded by lush greenery and tea plantations. The islands of Sarawak and Sabah are also a must-see for all nature lovers boasting beaches, virgin coral reefs and lush tropical rainforests and fauna. Finally, Sipadan is a top diving destination.
With such a wide range of things to offer, you will undoubtedly be spoilt for choice when you visit this country.
Aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express, on the classic journey from Bangkok to Singapore, through gently unfolding rural landscapes, past temples, tea plantations, colonial cities, ancient villages and historic monuments. Away from the hustle and bustle and escape for a long weekend. Enjoy our complimentary surprises on this special departure, with roundtrip transfers and 1-night luxury hotel in Bangkok!
The amazingly multi ethnic city, Kuala Lumpur is an energetic metropolitan and the shopping is excellent. Head up to Cameron Highlands with the colonial ambiance. Along the Strait of Malacca, Pangkor Laut is a privately owned island, with secluded bays curled around pristine beaches, evening skies woven with colour, and a deep sense of serenity reserved exclusively.
Nature adventure buffs will find themselves in for a treat in Sabah. Hike up Mt Kinabalu, the highest point of Southeast Asia promises a beautiful sunrise over Borneo. Exciting water activities are also available for sun, sand and sea lovers!
Peninsula Malaysia is made up of diverse histories. Penang offers a rich Chinese heritage, Malacca is an uncommon blend of Peranakan and Portugese charm while Cameron Highlands exudes British colonial atmosphere. The metropolis of Kuala Lumpur is dominated by skyscrapers yet retaining the cultural marks of the major ethnic groups.
Diving is serious business in Sipadan. Regarded as one of the, if not the, best diving sites in the world, resorts are banned here to protect its pristine marine biodiversity. Stay at nearby Mabul or Kapalai Islands and head to Sipadan in the day for astounding dives at 12 dive sites off the island.
Take a journey back in time in style! From Singapore, the journey leads to all that’s best and most compelling in Asia. Visit Kuala Lumpur, Cameron Highlands, Penang Tham Kasae Viaduct and the River Kwai before concluding in Bangkok.
Sarawak is synonymous with nature and adventure. This itinerary flies you to the quaint capital of Kuching, Batang Ai and the cavern haven Mulu. Trek above one of nature’s grandiose sights, Pinnacles – hundreds of limestone needles piercing out of the canopies at Mulu National Park!
On this family trip to Sabah, relish in nature with visits to the Orang Utan Sanctuary, the Turtle Island Park, famous for the sight of the Green and Hawksbill turtles nesting on the beaches. Ramble through the virgin rainforest spotting endangered species in the wild such as the proboscis monkey and soak in the sun, sea and sand.
An abundance of nature and culture, Sarawak is a traveller’s cornucopia. Spot the rare proboscis monkey unique to Borneo in Bako National Park. Enter a head hunter’s house in Batang Ai and Sarawak Culture Village in Damai to experience up close the varied local cultures of this land.