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Malaysia - One of the world’s most diverse countries

Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries on the planet. Set in the tropics, Malaysia’s two regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (or Malaysian Borneo), house ancient rainforests, magnificent beaches and some of the best diving sites in the world. Brightsun Travel can help you organise truly unique and exclusive holidays to Malaysia covering the county’s diverse cities and regions. From its food-obsessed capital, Kuala Lumpur, to cultural George Town in the coastal state of Penang, Malaysia has a colourful and vibrant urban scene. In the World Heritage city of George Town you can take day trips to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, whilst in Kuala Lumpur you will find the glimmering Petronas Twin Towers sitting alongside ancient Chinese and Hindu temples. Not far from Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia’s oldest city, Malacca, with the World Heritage status, boasting colourful colonial buildings and a slower pace of life. And just 16km north of Kuala Lumpur is the serene Forest Research Institute, set up to protect Malaysia’s forests, and offering urban visitors the chance to experience beautiful jungle trails winding through its park. Brightsun Travel has a range of cheap holidays to Malaysia to some of its thriving urban centres, offering a bite size slice of Malaysia’s history and heritage.

But for those who can make it out of the cities of Malaysia, the remote Sabah and Sarawak states, on the island of Borneo in East Malaysia, contain jungles and rainforests that have sustained people for centuries. In Sarawak you can hike through the Kelabit Highlands, where forests still exist despite ongoing threats from logging, and visit Gunung Mulu National Park, one of only two parks in Malaysia with World Heritage status. Also in Sarawak is the world famous Kabili-Sepilok Forest Reserve and Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre where you can see some of Malaysia’s orangutans up close. Sarawak’s neighbour, Sabah, boasts of equally beautiful forests such as those found in Kinabalu National Park, the second National Park in Malaysia with World Heritage status. Sabah also has incredible snorkelling and diving sites in the Semporna Archipelago, including the world famous Sipadan Island, an oceanic island surrounded by a dazzling array of tropical fish. Brightsun Travel offers fantastic holidays to Malaysia and its biodiverse island regions, and can tailor recommendations to suit your needs, time frame and budget.

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