Malaysia is a remarkably diverse travel destination. The landscape alone is varied; a mix of jungles, beaches, and pulsating cities form the lifeblood of this remarkable nation. While the country is predominantly Muslim, other religions also inhabit the land, so there are stunning mosques, churches, and temples dotted throughout Malaysia.
Malaysia's territory on the island of Borneo is a boon for adventure lovers—a place to hike through lush jungles, witness the lives of ancient indigenous tribes, and even spot an orangutan or two in the wild.
Peninsular Malaysia is also home to an abundance of unspoiled wilderness, including the brilliant Taman Negara National Park, which is located in one of the oldest rainforests in the world. On the other hand, the peninsular is also home to the incredibly cosmopolitan capital city of Kuala Lumpur. It’s one of the most sought-after city destinations in the world, home to the famous Petronas Twin Towers as well as a vast array of high-end restaurants, luxury hotels, and supermalls.
Among Malaysia’s many charms is its incredible dining scene. As you’d expect from such a cosmopolitan country, you can find just about anything you fancy: authentic Chinese and Indian food, Malay delights, or the wonderful fusion dishes that take on a life of their own. Chili crab is very popular, as is the slightly more sedate pepper crab. Sample the sata, too; it's a traditional dish of spiced fish wrapped in banana leaves.