The Malay Peninsula and northern Borneo have always been a highly coveted prize, offering control of trade through the Straits of Malacca, an abundance of natural resources and the link between the Indonesian archipelago and mainland Asia.

Powerful empires from surrounding countries all took their turns to invade before Arab and European traders chose this as the place to establish their first colonies in Southeast Asia. This complex history has created a multicultural society which has one foot in the developing world and the other in oil wealth and high-tech modern industry.

  • AsiaMalaysia-FlightTimes icon
    Flight time from London
    13.5 hours
  • TimeZone icon
    Time Zone
    UTC +8
  • Currency icon
    Malaysian Ringgit
  • SuitableFor icon
    Best Time to go
    November - March
  • Temperature icon
    Average Temperature
    24°C - 33°C

Featured Luxury Malaysia Holidays

Classic Malaysia

12 Days
from £3,120
per person
landscape near Cameron Highland Resort, Malaysia Malaysia
Contrast old and new as you explore Kuala Lumpur's culture, walk through tea plantations and laze on arguably the most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia.
Destination Expert Mel Matthews


Tailor-Made Travel Specialist

  • "We had the most brilliant holiday. We enjoyed so many upgrades… It became something of a giggle as we proceeded to the Presidential Suite at Raffles…"

    L.C. - Malaysia

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