Being a beautiful and diverse country with many highlights, Malaysia in the last few years has become ever more popular for tourists. It is a great destination for backpackers, for groups, couples and families with children.
Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and the head of state is the king “ Yang-di Pertuan-Agong” . Although the country’s official language is Malay language, English remains an active second language.
The multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colorful festivals. The country is a bubbling, bustling melting – pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony.
Every now and then new attractions are discovered in Malaysia; existing attractions are upgraded or renovated regularly. For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR [ KL ]
Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. Over the years Kuala Lumpur grew into an important Asian touristic city.
Tourist love the city as it has numerous great sights and interesting attractions; like Merdeka Square, Chinatown,
Petronas Twin Towers and much more.
Kuala Lumpur is also known as a Shopping Heaven. There are numerous huge shopping malls where you can literally shop till you drop. Especially in the central district known as KLCC ( Kuala Lumpur City Center), you can find a variety of shopping malls.
Nowadays, the city truly is a metropolis with a big central business district with many tall skyscrapers, many international renowned hotels and numerous luxurious shopping malls. Besides that there are simply too many choices when it comes to dining options.
Genting Highlands is an another tourist attraction located atop a cool hill resort, at a distance of 35km (01 hour ) from Kuala Lumpur , connected by major highways, trunk roads and cable-car services.
This hillside resort is comprised of the hotels, shopping malls, indoor and outdoor theme parks and casinos, perched on the peak of Mount Ulu Kali ( 2000 meters).
The site is an integrated hill resort and a popular weekend getaway from the city heat and features plenty of three and
five-star properties with an array of onsite eateries, facilities, impeccable service and spacious guestrooms with breathtaking mountain views. Malaysians like to visit here at Genting , just to enjoy the ‘European’ weather !
The First World Plaza indoor theme park / shopping complex features a series of fun rides and six theme areas named after famous cities and landmarks from around the world – France (Champs Elysees), England (London), Italy (Venice), America (Times Square and Universal Walk), Switzerland (Swiss Alps) and Malaysia (Genting Walk).
The Snow World features a log cabin, an igloo, toboggan slides and a snowy play area. It’s cold in here, so remember to wear warm clothing. Children will surely love the Rainforest Splash Pool, although the air is chilly, the pool is filled with warm water.
The island of Penang is yet an another touristic attraction of Malaysia and is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Penang is nicknamed as the “Pearl of the Orient” and is famous for its soft sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah and is fondly regarded as the food capital of Malaysia.
Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 2008, this virgin paradise of Penang has no shortage of cultural sights and natural scenery.
Penang has become a world renowned exotic holiday destination and it offers a very pleasant equatorial climate with temperatures ranging from a low of 22*C to a high of 30*C year round.
Some of the most interesting sites of Penang include the sandy beaches of Tanjung Bungah, the landscape from the summit of Penang Hill and the vipers in the Snake Temple.
The quaint nooks and crannies of Georgetown and the Tropical Spice Garden – the only spice garden in South East
Asia – as well as Penang’s many flea markets, ‘pasar malams’, KOMTAR and modern shopping malls also merit a visit.
Langkawi is a serene archipelago of 99 islands – only a few of which are inhabited. The largest among these is “Langkawi Island”, which has also gained the status as the UNESCO World Geopark because of its richly populated wildlife conservation areas.
The best way to experience these ecological wonders is from high above, on the Langkawi Sky Bridge that stretches above the rainforest. Cheekily-named Pregnant Maiden freshwater lake is a great place to take a dip or play keep-away with the kleptomaniac monkeys.
Malaysia has a tropical climate and offers warm temperatures throughout the year, with an average monthly temperature ranging between 23*C and 32*C
 HIGH SEASON : SUMMER : FROM JUNE UNTIL AUGUST.
Like most of Asia, summer in Malaysia is hot and humid. Destinations in the west coast like Kuala Lumpur ,Penang & Langkawi are drier in summer than in the spring or fall. Summer is one of the busiest tourist seasons in Malaysia, so plan ahead accordingly.
The hot temperatures necessitate lighter clothing to deal with the heat. In ever-changing Malaysian weather, a travel umbrella rarely goes unused. Be sure to stock up on sunscreen for those sunny summer days.
 SHOULDER SEASON : AUTUMN : FROM SEPTEMBER TO NOVEMBER.
Autumn marks the beginning of the rainy season rolling into Malaysia. West coast destinations like Penang and Langkawi see their wettest days during September and October. In November, the east coast gets hits – even harder – by the northwest monsoon.
Even despite the rain, daytime average temperatures around Malaysia still sit around a balmy 30ºC with nighttime averages in the low-twenties. As always, an umbrella and a rain jacket will be your best buddies in Malaysia.
[ 3 ] LOW SEASON : WINTER : FROM DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY.
With the northeast monsoon in full force, winter isn’t necessarily one of the best seasons to travel to Malaysia. The east coast beaches experience their worst weather of the year at this time with high winds creating even more havoc than usual.
West coast destinations like Penang and Langkawi are the better choice this time of year.
Between December and the end of January is also a particularly busy time in Malaysia with holidays like Christmas, New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year.