Destination Overview

Malaysia

From tropical rainforests to idyllic beaches, to a stunning capital city skyline, Malaysia offers cultural diversity, culinary delights, and wonderful wildlife like no other. Shop till you drop in air-conditioned shopping malls, enjoy bartering at a local market, Sample traditional food and drink freshly brewed beer on a floating restaurant, snorkel in crystal clear waters, or just relax on a secluded beach and take in the astonishing beauty Malaysia has to offer.

Capital

Kuala Lumpur

Language

Bahasa

Time

GMT +8

Religion

Islam

Currency

Ringgit

Population

32.3 Million

International Airports

Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Langkawi

Weather

Malaysia enjoys a hot, tropical climate all year round, with little variance in temperature or season, and you can expect regular, refreshing rain showers all year round. With it’s warm days and cooler nights, you can enjoy a pleasant visit all year round.

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Top Highlights

Urban Jungle

Malaysia is home to some of the most ancient ecosystems on earth, with much of the land being primarily jungle. However, Kuala Lumpur offers up a dazzling cosmopolitan city, with iconic landmarks, cultural street markets and botanical gardens steeped in Malay history.

Home to Heritage

Discover unique architecture and multicultural charm, in the Unesco World Heritage–listed Melaka and George Town (Penang). These colonial cities also offer up some of the best street food in the world.

Wildlife & Scenery

Spot colourful birds and insects in lush tropical surroundings. Watch Orangutans swing through the trees. Snorkel amongst tropical fish, turtles and dolphins in an underwater paradise. Malaysia truly is a wildlife watchers dream.

Malaysia Journeys

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Portugal Journeys

Lisbon

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Alentejo

While to the north the pace is set by the green of the flatlands as far as the eye can see, further south the landscape combines with the sun, the heat, and a slower pace of life. The Alentejo, the idyllic heartland of Portugal, impresses with variety: deserted surf beaches and charming fishing villages on the western coastline and picturesque walled towns and forts on the boarder to Spain. An ideal place for those that wish to escape the tourist crowds and dive into the authentic Portugal.

Sintra

Where the old meets the new, it has an incredibly rich heritage whilst being one of the trendiest capitals in Europe. Lisbon is a very walkable city and offer spectacular hilltop views in Alfama or at St. George's Castle. One shouldn't miss a ride in the famous Tram 28, that passes some of the cities must-sees, or a long walk along the waterfront neighbourhood of Belém.

Porto

Be it the millennium-old cathedral or the latest molecular gastropub, the city of Porto is really a living heritage, one that reinvents itself while maintaining its core character. A vibrant and fascinating city, world-famous for the production of Port wine, matured in vast cellars that stretch along the banks of Douro River. But Porto is more than that: rich culture, a buzzing nightlife, captivating tourist attractions and many more is waiting to be discovered.

Obidos

Discover this delightful town of white houses adorned with bougainvillea and honeysuckle, surrounded by its castle medieval walls. Considered as one of the most characterful places of central Portugal it is a symbol of a traditional Portuguese city. The surrounding region is equally fascinating, not far away from Lisbon and ideal for a day trip.

Douro Valley

A dream made of enchanted valleys, unscathed nature, and world heritage sites; in its steep vineyards is where Port Wine is produced. The Douro Valley in northern Portugal is the oldest wine-growing region in the world and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cultivation of wine here dates back to the Roman's. With all these centuries-old vineyards running along the Douro River, the area is a must-visit for gourmets and vine-lovers and shouldn't be missed during a stay in Portugal.

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