10 Dec 2008

Discover vibrant cities and stunning beaches in the heart of South East Asia…

From exploring nature to living the high life, Malaysia is a country with everything to offer, wrapped up in a gloriously-colourful culture, and an incredibly welcoming population.

The true heart of the country lies in the cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur, which combines old world charm with modern sophistication. This is the definitive cultural melting pot, where religious festivals are celebrated alongside Formula One parties, and live performances from local and international stars.

Serious shoppers should head to the upmarket shopping district of Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC), where you’ll find all your fave purse-popping designer brands in the six-storey Suria KLCC Shopping Mall.

For a sophisticated night out, head to the rooftop of the Luna Bar, located in the famous after-hours entertainment district of the Golden Triangle.

Venturing further afield, you’ll find adventure with the diving opportunities in Malaysia’s turquoise waters. With abundant marine life – from corals to sharks – just offshore of the island’s pristine white sands, paradise is within easy reach of the bustling city.

Make Langkawi island top of your must-visit list, while nature lovers should be sure to stop off in Borneo.

While you're there...

Visit seri angkasa
This revolving Malaysian and continental restaurant is 282m above ground in the Menara Kuala Lumpur Tower Head, and is definitely worth a splurge. Offering an unparalleled view of the city, it takes about an hour to turn the full 360º.

Shop ‘til you drop
The One Utama centre in Bandar Utama has more than 600 shops, and also features a must-see Rainforest House with over 100 species of flora and fauna, dotted among al fresco restaurants.

Get a rush
Fancy big thrills? Then hike up your adrenaline levels at Sunway Lagoon theme park. Ride the waves in Surf Beach, step back to old America in the Wild Wild West, meet furry and feathered friends in the Wild Life interactive zoo, or just relax in the Mandara Spa.

Ease those cares away
After all that excitement, relax at the luxurious Spa Village, Kuala Lumpur. After the Chinese Peranakan treatment – you’ll leave feeling like a princess!