Multicultural and Diverse – Malaysia, Always Exceeding Expectations
Geographically divided but culturally bonded via its multitude of races and religions, Malaysia’s harmonious character has made it a fabulous destination to explore. Multiculturalism has transformed the country into a model society, a gastronomic paradise and home to a wealth of art, culture and hundreds of colourful festivals representing the various ethnic groups.
The nation’s modern vibe has elevated its capital, Kuala Lumpur, into one of the most forward-thinking cities in Southeast Asia with an excellent network of road and railways and flight connections. Its status as the centre of Malaysian’s traditions and religions goes hand-in-hand with the ongoing developments. Centrally located in Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia) the city is the gateway to the beaches of Penang and Langkawi, the rich historical city of Melaka and the natural beauty of Taman Negara (National Park) and Cameron Highlands.
Borneo Island (East Malaysia), separated from the Peninsular by the South China Sea, offers a complete contrast with its different fauna and flora including the famed orangutans, towering granite peaks and luxuriant jungles. A mere 90-minute flight from Kuala Lumpur, and visitors are transported to one of the lushest regions on the planet that demands to be explored. It is a verdant sanctuary of national parks and protected regions that are home to ethnic minorities upholding traditions for future generations.
In the accompanying articles in this section, experience the delights that Asian Trails has to offer in Malaysia.