Malaysia is much, much more than just a place to change planes. In truth, it’s an epic destination that is intriguing wanderers of the globe to explore more.
Whether your clients travel for relaxation, shopping, food, adventure or luxury, magical Malaysia has them sorted.
Here’s a short guide on some of the best parts of this fascinating country, all a relative stone’s throw from our shores…
Kuala Lumpur (KL) – an entertainment and shopping hub
KL isn’t just the capital of the country and one of Asia’s most important international transport hubs — it’s also a rich melting pot of cultural legacies and flavours. One of the most cosmopolitan cities, Kuala Lumpar leads the way in amazing food, ethnic neighbourhoods and inspiring attractions.
Kuala Lumpur is also famous for its shopping and entertainment, so if that’s your idea of a great holiday, make sure you stay at the Park Royal Kuala Lumpur or the Berjaya Times Square Hotel Kuala Lumpur. You’ll be right in the heart of the action, whilst still only a short walk away from the iconic Petronas Twin Towers.
Did you know?: One of the most important Hindu shrines, the Batu Caves, is located just 30 minutes by train from KL Sentral.
Penang – the foodie capital of Malaysia
The mere mention of this two-syllable word is enough to have foodies all over the world salivate in fond culinary memories.
Yes, Penang is, undoubtedly, the food capital of Malaysia, which is no easy feat: it’s exceedingly difficult, if not downright impossible, to find sub-par food anywhere in Malaysia, which goes to show just how high the standards are in this food-obsessed country.
Located on the beautiful coastline of Batu Ferringhi, the PARKROYAL Penang Resort is ideally placed for an amazing beach holiday whilst still being close to the foodie-favourite Penang Night Market and Entopia by Penang Butterfly Farm
Insider Tip: Fancy a ride on some traditional transportation? Hail a trishaw for an exciting ride around the colonial streets of George Town, the colourful capital of Penang Island
Kota Kinabalu & Borneo – where adventure and nature meet
Shared with Indonesia and divided into two states on the Malaysian side, Sabah and Sarawak, Borneo is exotic, wild and untamed.
The crown jewel of Malaysia, this rich eco-system of an island is endowed with an array of animal and plant life, including the Rafflesia arnoldii: the biggest flower in the world.
Kota Kinabalu is the northern capital of the island, home not just to bustling markets, restaurants and an impressive modern boardwalk, but also surrounded by stunning beaches and pristine rainforest — ripe for adventure!
For a dose of tranquillity outside the city centre, plonk yourself at the Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort & Spa, located on a three-kilometre beach and surrounded by 400 acres of tropical vibes
Fun Fact: Mount Kinabalu (4,095m), the tallest mountain in the Malay Archipelago (and one of the tallest in South East Asia), is located just 90 minutes from Kota Kinabalu and can be summited in a two-day, one-night trek.
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