Travel : Malaysia
|"Truly Asia" according
to its own ad campaign, with less hype than usual: Malaysia is a
fascinating blend of Malay, Chinese and Indian culture, with a veneer
modern technology over a humid tropical paradise.
Low-key beach resort near Johor Bahru, a short ferry hop from Singapore.
Fraser's Hill [guide]
A chunk of England in the Malaysian highlands.
Malaysia's low-budget version of Las Vegas.
Johor Bahru by train [guide]
From Singapore to border town Johor Bahru by train
Port town known for pork bone tea.
|Kuala Lumpur [guide]
A sprawling metropolis attempting to rapidly
The "Cat City" and the former capital of the
White Rajahs of Sarawak.
Malaysia's prime wintertime getaway, a little
archipelago in the northwest near the Thai border.
Pelangi Beach Resort
The only Malaysian beach resort island with
history and a wealth of culture too.
Shown: Detail of roof, Khoo Kongsi (Clanhouse), Georgetown
Two small islands off the eastern coast, home
to great beaches and great scuba diving.
Beach, Perhentian Besar
Malaysia's new administrative capital just
south of KL, home to megalomaniacal public buildings and one
Shown: Detail of the humongous Putra Mosque
A somewhat bigger island off the eastern
coast, home to yet more great beaches and great scuba diving.
Shown: Dive boat heading back to Tioman