Having Bespoke Holidays to Malaysia offers numerous holiday choices, from exploring high-tech KL, relaxing on one of its sandy beaches or meeting the tribal villagers of Sabah in Borneo. Peninsular Malaysia is the more developed of the country’s 2 regions and is home to the country’s most popular beach resorts – Penang and Langkawi – as well as the ever-developing city of Kuala Lumpur. East Malaysia occupies the northern segment of Borneo and it is famously known for its resident orangutans and lush rainforests.
There are 2 Cultural and 2 Natural UNESCO Sites, with Mount Kinabalu Park which is in the Borneo Region, being the most well known.
Trips from Kuala Lumpur to Malacca are popular to see the Portuguese influenced colony and to see the churches and temples from many differing religions. Kuala Lumpur airport is a great hub to other destinations in Asia. The flight to Singapore is around 50 minutes.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Malaysia basks in year-round sunshine; the heaviest rainfall occurs between November to February in Borneo and the East Coast.
TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT +8 hours.
VISAS: Visas are not required for British passport holders for stays of up to 3 months.
LANGUAGE: Bahasa Malay (English is widely spoken).
CURRENCY: Malaysian Ringgit.
FLIGHT INFORMATION: Direct airlines include British Airways and Malaysia Airlines. Emirates and Qatar Airways have great connections through Dubai, Doha and Singapore Airlines fly via Singapore.
FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 12 hours.
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