Malaysia is a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and Western cultures; of pristine beaches, ancient rainforest, exclusive, luxury hotels, rustic lodges and a futuristic, cosmopolitan capital in Kuala Lumpar. The mix works. Locals are friendly and welcoming, the service is exceptional and the culture fascinating. A luxury holiday, Malaysia style, comes highly recommended. Borneo, meanwhile, is the place to head for wilderness, wildlife, and adventure. Pristine rainforests conceal unique endangered species, including orangutans, pygmy elephants, and the extraordinary proboscis monkey. Snorkelling and diving is equally amazing in Borneo, with the unique opportunity to swim with whale sharks and manatees.