Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the north coast of the island of Borneo. Several indigenous cultures and customs fuse together in Malaysia, and these are found across a diverse range of landscapes, from big cities to tranquil beaches, to the incredible wildlife in the Borneo jungles.
Malaysia is a vibrant and interesting fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures and customs. Its love of western-style industrialisation is abundantly clear in its big cities, yet the northern coastline offers some of the most tranquil beaches on earth, and in the dense jungle vegetation and the unspoiled rainforests of Borneo you can experience the glorious indigenous wildlife and more tribal side of the country.
Scott Dunn’s highlights for Malaysia include experiencing the brilliant wildlife in Borneo, watching beautiful Orang Utans from tree top walkways in one of our rainforest lodges. For diving aficionados, head to the Sipadan-Kapalai Dive Resort. In one of Malaysia’s best diving locations, there is the chance to spot Parrot fish, swarms of Barracudas, and turtles grazing. Take time to explore the Langkawi archipelago and its 99 beautiful islands and be sure to take a private boat trip to discover the more remote and uninhabited islands.