This rural region of Malaysia is one of the most pleasant, easy-going countries to visit in South-East Asia. Several decades of sustained economic growth and political stability have made it one of the most buoyant and wealthy countries in the region, based on a vibrant and interesting fusion of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous cultures and customs.
Most visitors to Malaysia stay close to the Peninsula, where the exhilaration of Kuala Lumpur is offset by the soothing Cameron Highlands hill station or the tranquillity of Langkawi. If you can, make the journey to Sarawak or Sabah, on the island of East Malaysia, to sample their spectacular wildlife, longhouses and the awe-inspiring Mt Kinabalu.
East coast Malaysia stuns you with White sandy beaches, towering coconut groves and rubber plantations, and charming dainty kampung houses. A place of relaxation, East coast Malaysia is a place where the only noise to be heard is the gushing waves of the ocean onto the shore.