To know Malaysia is to love Malaysia - a bubbling, bustling melting-pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together in peace and harmony. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to sprawling malls and narrow alleyways, colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
But these are not the only reasons Malaysia welcomes a steady stream of visitors: there is also its cheap, tasty and varied food as well as its charming and sometimes eclectic blend of Moghul, Malay, Victorian and ultramodern architecture. Besides that, travellers are also enthralled by the white-sand beaches of famous west coast islands such as Pulau Langkawi and Pulau Redang, as well as the lush rainforests of Borneo to the east.
For the perfect holiday full of surprises, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.