Today the social landscape of Malaysia features Malays, Chinese,
Indians, Portuguese descendants and indigenous tribes living side
by side. Gastronomes will revel in the most varied and delicious
food from all of these influences on their Malaysia holiday. The
buzz of modern cities serves as a perfect contrast to peaceful tea
plantations and luxurious island hideaways, all of which makes the
presence of ancient tribes and wild orang-utan in areas of primary
rainforest all the more incredible on a holiday to Malaysia.
Wildlife enthusiasts should look no further than Sabah, the
northern state of Malaysian Borneo, which is home to a tremendous
biodiversity from orang-utan, gibbon and proboscis monkey to pygmy
elephant, crocodile and rhinoceros hornbill. Thrash through dense
jungle on foot or meander along peaceful rivers in search of all of
these and more. Those on holiday in Malaysia will find that
the coast is littered with tiny islands where immaculate beaches
blend in to kaleidoscopic reefs, offering the chance to snorkel and
dive with everything from whale sharks and manta rays to turtles
and hammerheads. The culture and history of Borneo come alive
further south in the Land of the White Rajah, Sarawak. Kuching is
the charming riverside capital and your gateway to remote national
parks and to the homelands of nomadic Penan and Iban headhunter
tribes, providing a culture-rich Malaysia holiday experience.
To organise your Malaysia holiday, contact our Southeast Asia
Matthews on +44 (0)1242 787804.