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Mandarin Oriental Hotel Kuala Lumpur


Malaysia offers something for everyone—history, culture, adventure, nature and relaxation—without the loud and crowded hustle and bustle of an overdeveloped nation. It’s dominantly Muslim, but with a rich ethnic mix of Chinese and Indians. Here, you enjoy pristine rainforests and marine parks, holiday on postcard-perfect beaches in sophisticated resorts, take in culture of its small towns, shop for inexpensive handicrafts, and eat some of the flavorful food in Southeast Asia.

GREAT FOR: Beaches, shopping, food, culture

WHEN TO GO: Primarily tropical, it remains hot and humid throughout the year, with the best months May to September. Rains are heaviest from October to November and from April to May on the West Coast and from November to January on the east coast, including Sabah and Sarawak.

Kuala Lumpur

Modern, glitzy, cosmopolitan and cutting-edge, Kuala Lumpur is arguably one of the most visited cities this side of the world...


Fringed with sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, emerald-green hills and rich rice paddies, Langkawi is among the most spectacular gems of the Andaman area...


An all-in-one package, Penang offers a rich array of attractions including fun beaches, historical buildings, diverse cultural attractions and a delectable cuisine...


A hidden tropical paradise, Sabah’s heartland is filled with glorious natural scenery, lush forests, pristine beaches, eye-catching coral reefs and green hilly terrain...

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