Its location in the heart of South-East Asia enables the Peninsular Malaysia to border Thailand in the North and Singapore in the South. On the other hand states like Sarawak and Sabah share the island of Borneo with Indonesia. Through the recent years this Dragon of Asia has earned its way up the list of fastest growing economies in the world and serves as the pride of South-East Asia in the tourism arena.
Malaysia carries many different cultural influences that have been derived from Malay, Chinese, Indian as well as indigenous origin. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations to be visited in the South-East Asia.
Titiwangsa mountain range separates the Peninsular Malaysia into East and West Coast. The West Coast is more of a favorite among tourist for the mere apparent reason that it is not only more developed but also houses many more attractions comparatively. On the contrary, though less developed, the East Coast boasts of its own natural charm when the infamous leatherback turtles come here every year to lay their eggs. Watching these creatures gather around the East Coast is a wonder to witness on its own.
Kuala Lumpur, the rightful capital city of Malaysia, is located on the West Coast and ultimately forms the ideal spot for a tourist to begin his journey across and around the beautiful Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur is a tourist paradise with so much to offer from beautiful scenery and amazing views, to relaxation, to general shopping or bargaining for souvenirs. It is always bustling with non-stop activity.
Away from the busy life of KL, Camron Highlands or Frasers Hill offer a peaceful getaway for those who aim to enjoy an ultimate relaxation holiday. Both of these were established by the Britishers during their reign and have retained their charm as the relaxing spots for the tourists.
In addition, Langkawi Island is an interesting place to visit for the tourists. Melaka and Pennag, however, retain the historical heritage and serve as the remnants of Portuguese and British cultural influences on the ancient Malaysia.
Moving around Malaysia is very convenient and one easily finds expressways and roads leading to all major towns and cities.
Adventures in Malaysia never cease! With spectacular Mulu caves, the highest peak in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu with its incredible sunrise and remarkable display of longhouses and wildlife, Pulau Sipadan as the best scuba diving spot, Malaysia is one of the best choices for a tourist to utterly enjoy a well deserved vacation at.