Malaysia is a fairly big country just south of Thailand. Although it is a bit similar to Thailand, both when it comes to the culture and the friendly people, it is very different in many ways. Malaysia is a monarchy, but the king has not so much influence. Malaysia has everything – from beautiful sandy beaches and islands, to lush and green jungle to the metropolitan city Kuala Lumpur.
It used to be a British colony, and is still influence by that. Today people from all over Asia live in Malaysia to work, especially from India and China, so it is a very multi cultural country which is especially reflected in it`s food. Malaysia has some of the best food in Asia, and you will find food from every corner of the world here. It is a food heaven!
When To Visit Malaysia
Temperatures varies little in Malaysia, and is constantly around 30 C all year round. Rain occurs year round too. Best time to visit Malaysia is from March – October (less rain and humidity).
We used the Lonely Planet`s Malaysia travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books by clicking on the pictures below:
Blog posts from Malaysia
- With more than 12 million international visitors last year, Kuala Lumpur (KL) has deservedly positioned itself as one of the top tourist destinations in South-East Asia. Here we reveal our...
KL Tower, or Menara KL, has become the symbol of Kuala Lumpur and is a real must-visit attraction. With its 421 m it is the tallest freestanding tower in Southeast Asia and the seventh tallest in the world. From the open-air Sky Deck at the top you have an amazing view of the KL skyline! KL Tower also has a lot more to offer like a rainforest park with a cool canopy walkway, a mini zoo, a revolving restaurant at the top of the tower, and an upside down house.
Kuala Lumpur (KL) is a real foodies heaven where you can eat and dine all day and night. Since there are so many restaurants, hawker stalls and Kopitiam (coffee shops) in this city, it can be difficult to find the best place to eat in KL, those that serve mouth-watering food where also the locals go. Here we give you what we think are the best restaurants in KL. These must try restaurants in KL are not Michelin starred restaurants or the most expensive ones, but restaurants that are charming, authentic, is conveniently located in popular areas of KL and most importantly serves delicious Malaysian food.
- Population: 30 million
- Capital: Kuala Lumpur
- Land Area: 329 847 km²
- Language: Malaysian Malay
- Religion: Muslim (61%), Buddhist (20%), Christian (6%)
- Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
- Time zone: UTC+8
- Drives on: Left