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 Lumpur. The mix works. Locals are friendly and welcoming, the service is exceptional and the food worth the extra inch on your waistline.
A country shaped by its inhabitants, Malaysia is on the commercial crossroads between India and China, with stunning architecture produced by these cultures. Formed of a striking mix of colorful temples, rich palaces and colonial style buildings, Malaysia is one of the most dynamic countries in the world. With historic and cultural flourishes in the keystone ports, thick, wildlife-rich jungles in the country's interior, and the impressive delights of Borneo, a luxury vacation here comes highly recommended.
Borneo is the place to head for a vacation filled with 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, go on night dives amongst graceful manta rays, and even explore unchartered shipwrecks that swarm with yet more marine life. With lush tropical rainforests and crystal clear waters, Borneo is a haven for wildlife and marine life - a ‘must go’ for nature lovers.
The island of Borneo is divided between Malaysia, Indonesia, and the small independent nation of Brunei. Kalimantan, the Indonesian part of Borneo, covers over 70% of the island, whilst Malaysian Borneo is split into two states, Sabah and Sarawak.