You probably heard the official Malaysia tourism tagline “Truly Asia”.  Well why is this significant?   To me, this is one of the main reasons why you should travel to Malaysia for a visit!

Malaysia is a diverse country, with a melting pot of cultures.  It is also diverse in terms of its geography, where you can find rich rain forests and nature reserves, to unspoilt beaches and coral reefs.   It is also a very young country, showing its bright future to the world with its modern skyscrapers in Kuala Lumpur, but at the same time, it still holds pockets of its historic charm from its colonial past in such places as Penang, and Melaka.

This interesting article pretty much sums it all up on why you should travel to Malaysia:

Why travel Malaysia?

Malaysia is a picturesque, welcoming, and culturally rich country that offers the right value of money to the tourists. The country is full of natural beauties and is home to many luxury hotels and resorts that speak the last word in comfort and class. The top reasons to travel Malaysia are given below:

Art and culture in Malaysia

Malaysia is a country of diverse culture and tradition. The blend of cultural influences in the country is the outcome of long periods of migration and business with other countries of the world, especially with China, Arabian countries, and India. Every one of these cultures has remained intact in the country i.e. none has genuinely been homogenized. Conventional churches and temples lie alongside mosques. Some of the most popular cultural festivals and events in the country are as follows:

  • Colors of Malaysia Festival
  • World Harvest Festival and Gawai Dayak Sarawak
  • Rainforest World Music Festival
  • Merdeka Month Celebration
  • Ramadan Bazaar

 Activities in Malaysia

Malaysia gives you the chance to take part in various activities. If you accommodate for a few of them, they will add a lot of value to your trip. You can go for caving in the Gunung Mulu National Park in Sarawak or diving in the tropical seawaters near Borneo and peninsular Malaysia. Touring the rainforests of Malaysia is also one of the priorities of people coming to the country. You will also find some of the best scuba diving locations of the world in this country. You can visit beautiful islands like the Langkawi, Perhentian, or Tioman Islands. Wildlife watching and shopping are two other popular activities.

Malaysian cuisine

Malaysia is famous for its diverse variety of cuisines. Malaysian cuisines are a blend of Indian, Malay, Chinese, and Peranakan cuisines. You will definitely enjoy the mouthwatering and innovative dishes of this country.

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Alec Chan

Alec Chan is an intrepid traveler, travel writer, author, speaker, serial entrepreneur and self professed Asia travel ambassador. Traveling all around Asia since 2003, and still traveling, Alec is an accomplished and passionate traveler seeking to bridge the cultural gaps in Asia. Through his unique perspective as a Canadian born Chinese, Alec shares his special insights on Asia to help others around the world to have a better understanding on Asian culture so that they can have a more meaningful, fun, and stress free trip to Asia. Alec has written numerous travel guides on several destinations in Asia and is the editor in chief of

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