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Why ? Check out what travelers think about Malaysia...
How ? Get the basic information to organize your trip...
Where ? Select your destinations with various localities' ratings...
Travel Tips Get advices on various aspects of your adventure...
West Coast The Chinese side : modern cities, colonial streets, temples and hill stations...
East Coast The Malay side : relaxed towns, islands, beaches and turtles...
Sarawak The wild side by Aurelien Reys & Fabrice Naps from France
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The Colorful Meeting Pot !


Backpackers' Survey  Rate : 13.31 /20 (up) Rank : 5 /11 (up)
Passplanet's Survey  Rate : 16.44 /20 Rank : 2 /14


>> Description ? A multi-cultural country with charming colonial cities, tropical islands, jungles walks and English speaking people

>> Why go there ? Discover all Asia in one place / Taste all Asia in one kitchen / Compare all the religions under one sky / Share discussions with the local people / Explore jungles, tea plantations or the underwater toward wild animals, tea pickers or colorful fishes / Cultivate yourself in some of the best museum of Asia  / Research all the records of Malaysia for the Guinness Book of Records

>> Drawback ? The conduct of some Malay toward western girls / The cost and availability of beer in Muslim Malaysia / The lack of big attractions / The dirtiness / The local tourism development turning forests into concrete jungles 

>> Cultural Highlights ? All the museums are interesting but those of KL, Melaka or Kota Bharu are the best / All the temples are holly but those of Penang are the most charming / All the Chinese districts are colorful but those of Melaka or Penang are the most active / All the Mosque are impressive but those of Kuala Kangsar and Shah Alam are the most striking / All the religious caves are intriguing but those near KL or Ipoh are the most filled /  

>> Natural Highlights ? The underwater of the Perhentian Islands / Spotting a turtle on the East coast / Any jungle walk / The tea plantations panorama at Cameron Highlands / The lake gardens of Taiping or KL / 

>> How long ? A good tour can be done in three to four weeks. 

>> Budget ? Around US$10-12 per day on the Peninsula. More on the islands. Much more if you drink a lot...

>> Visa ? Not necessary. Up to 3 months given at the border for most foreigners (sometimes on request).

>> When to go ? All year round is fine but March to early May are the best months for the popular islands of the East coast : after the monsoon and before the crowd...