MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE & BORNEO
MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE & BORNEO
With Borneo also part of Malaysia, famous for its jungles and orangutans, another highlight of this amazing country is Penang – the ‘Pearl of the Orient’ – where you will discover a multicultural city with its own natural wonders, including an impressive National Park and a Tropical Spice Garden.
A holiday in Malaysia is the perfect solution if you find it tricky to decide whether you want to lounge on a beach, discover new cultures and history or get stuck into a real outdoors adventure . Malaysia is a perfect destination for multi centre holidays, promising picture perfect beaches, dramatic mountains and jungles, astonishing wildlife and a unique melting pot of cultures.
History has blessed Malaysia with a unique blend of cultures and histories and Kuala Lumpur is a cosmopolitan microcosm of the country. Here, cheek by jowl, you’ll find colourful Hindu temples, elegant mosques and glamorous sunset hangouts catering to the hip and the beautiful.
Of course, if you just want to relax on the beach or spend your whole holiday wildlife watching there’s more than enough here to fill your days.
Malaysia is heaven for beach lovers, from lively resorts via lush jungle covered isles to quiet beaches where fishermen continue their traditional lifestyle.
Located in Southeast Asia, Singapore is a city-state and is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Home to a range of fantastic attractions that keep visitors coming back including some wonderful beaches on the east coast as well as on Sentosa and the southern islands. Chinatown, Little India and Arab St offer a fantastic taste of local cuisine while Bras Basah offers a range of historical museums and buildings. Orchard road is the place to shop til you drop and be mesmerised by the glittering skyscrapers while the Gardens by the Bay, Botanical Gardens and Chinese and Japanese Gardens help to earn the city the reputation of the 'Garden City'. There are a great range of natural attractions as well including the Singapore Zoo, Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and Jurong Bird Park and of course, while visiting Singapore you can't miss the amazing places of worship including the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, the Sri Mariamman Hindu temple, the Burmese Buddhist Temple, the Thian Hock Keng temple and the Masjid Sultan.
Put simply, Borneo is an extraordinary place. It is home to the world’s oldest rainforest, with the richest biodiversity in Asia. Incredible species, from household names to those you never knew existed, burst from every corner of its dense, tropical jungles. To travel to Borneo is to be transported worlds away from the everyday. We all know the island for its iconic orangutan, but there are countless other exotic creatures to discover: proboscis monkeys and pygmy elephants, sun bears and Sunda leopards, hornbills and the world’s largest flower, to name just a few. Beyond the wildlife, you’ll find vibrant culture, staggering landscapes, and beautiful beaches.