Malaysia consists of Peninsular Malaysia on the Asian mainland and East Malaysia on the northern part of Borneo. Malaysia can claim the southernmost point of continental Eurasia at Tanjung Piai. The country is located near the equator and has a tropical climate.
Due to Malaysia’s strategic location on the international spice route, Malays, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations, turning the country into a colourful mosaic of cultures.
Malaysia’s multiculturalism has turned the country into a gastronomical paradise. Its cuisine reflects the multi-ethnic makeup of its population. Many dishes can be traced back to a certain culture, e.g. Thai, Indian, Chinese, Malay, yet they have their particular Malaysian identity.
It is a megadiverse country, with a high number of species and high levels of endemism. Malaysian Borneo is partly covered in impenetrable jungle. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
For an unforgettable holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, come to Malaysia!