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Malaysia is a beautiful country in Asia, best known for its tropical landscapes and blend of historic charm and contemporary appeal. The country is a melting pot of culture; it has been influenced by countries all across the globe which has resulted in incredible art, architecture, and cuisine – particularly street food which offers lots of exotic flavours. Brightsun Travel offers cheap holidays to Malaysia from the UK, taking you to this gorgeous country in style.

There are over 800 islands and archipelagos in Malaysia along the Malay Peninsula, some of which you can base your stay on and enjoy a relaxing tropical retreat. Langkawi is a popular choice, surrounded by the stunning Andaman Sea with luxurious resorts, beaches, and local villages. Penang is another popular choice for a Malaysian beach getaway, located on the Peninsular Malaysia with scenic landscapes, world heritage sites, bustling markets, and admirable street art.

Kuala Lumpur, the colourful capital of Malaysia makes for an unforgettable city break with plenty of mega malls, top-class restaurants and street vendors serving signature Malay cuisine and sightseeing landmarks including religious monuments, colonial buildings, and towering skyscrapers. The world’s tallest twin towers are located in Kuala Lumpur, standing at a whopping 452m and joined together by a panoramic bridge. Another must-see landmark is the Buddhist Thean Hou Temple, a hilltop monument dedicated to the Chinese sea goddess.

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Corus Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Bed and Breakfast 5 Nights
From £889 per person View Offer

Dorsett Kuala Lumpur

172, Jalan Imbi, Pudu, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Room Only 5 Nights
From £999 per person View Offer

Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa

Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Bed and Breakfast 3 Nights
From £1229 per person View Offer

Top Destinations In Malaysia


Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur is a vibrant and exciting holiday destination, with a bustling city centre complete with towering skyscrapers surrounded by lush green hills. From shopping malls to street markets, there are plenty of opportunities for retail exploration in Kuala Lumpur. The city also has a wide variety of international cuisine to enjoy, from traditional Malaysian dishes to Indian street food. There are several world-class attractions in the city such as the amazing Petronas Twin Towers, the Kuala Lumpur Bird Park, and Aquaria KLCC. With so much to see and do, Kuala Lumpur is the perfect destination for an unforgettable vacation!



Langkawi is an archipelago of more than 100 islands located off the west coast of Malaysia. It is a popular holiday destination with stunning beaches, and lush rainforests. The area is known for its duty-free shopping and excellent seafood. Langkawi has something for everyone – from adventure activities like zip-lining and paragliding, to relaxing spa experiences and nature trails. There are also plenty of other fun-filled attractions such as the Langkawi Sky Bridge, Cable Car, and Crocodile Adventureland. For those who enjoy water sports, there are plenty of options including sailing, kayaking, and snorkeling. With its warm climate all year round, Langkawi is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday or a fun-filled adventure!



Penang is a stunning holiday destination located off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. With its sandy beaches, lush hills, and vibrant culture, visitors can experience an unforgettable vacation here. Take in the stunning views of Georgetown's UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore the many markets selling local delicacies, or relax on beautiful beaches like Batu Ferringhi. For those looking for an active adventure, there are plenty of water sports to enjoy along with hikes up Penang Hill and through the Kek Lok Si Temple. With diverse attractions, delicious food and friendly locals, Penang offers something for everyone making it a perfect place to spend your next holiday!

Helpful Information About Malaysia

Currency: You’ll be spending Malaysian Ringgits.

Language: The Malay language is the official language.

Local Time: Eight hours ahead of GMT.

Flight Time from the UK: Approximately 13 hours.

Tourist Information: Visit the official Malaysia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around. 

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Malaysia, British citizens need a valid passport. A visa is not required. Travellers must undergo screening for Covid-19 if unvaccinated. For up-to-date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Malaysia.

Other FAQs:

Q: Do I need a visa to visit Malaysia?

A: A visa is not required for trips up to three months.

Q: Is Malaysia expensive to visit on holiday?

A: Malaysia is relatively affordable.

Q: Is Malaysia safe to visit on holiday?

A: A: It's generally safe, but visitors should be wary of potential street crime and pickpockets in tourist areas.

Q: Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Malaysia

A: Vaccination is not compulsory but non-vaccinated visitors will be screened for Covid-19.

Q: Do I need a visa for my holiday to Japan?

A:  No, but visitors must register with Japanese authorities before arrival.

Q: Is Japan safe for a holiday?

A: It's usually safe in tourist areas but please follow official advice.

Q: Will Covid-19 affect my holiday to Japan?

A: All non-vaccinated visitors are required to undergo a PCR test prior to entry.

Q: How many islands are in Japan?

A: According to official government statistics, the Japanese archipelago consists of 6,852 islands in total.

Top Things to Do in Malaysia

Those visiting Kuala Lumpur can explore the city's cultural heritage through iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Towers, National Mosque, and King's Palace. For those seeking adventure, there are plenty of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, and white water rafting. Shopping enthusiasts can look forward to visiting popular shopping malls like Suria KLCC and Pavilion KL as well as traditional markets like Chow Kit. Not to be missed is the local cuisine which includes favorites such as roti canai, satay, and nasi lemak.

Langkawi offers a wide variety of activities and attractions for tourists. Explore the culture and history of the island by visiting iconic landmarks such as Mahsuri's tomb and Eagle Square. Nature lovers can take advantage of Langkawi's stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and cascading waterfalls. Water sports are also popular here, ranging from jet skiing to snorkelling. Other attractions include night markets, duty-free shopping, cable car rides to Gunung Mat Cincang peak, mangrove swamp tours, and zip-lining through the jungle.

Penang offers a vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and a myriad of attractions. From historical sites such as the Penang War Museum, to cultural experiences like the Kek Lok Si Temple, visitors can find plenty of things to do. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore the many national parks, while foodies can sample local delicacies at the bustling hawker centres. Adventure seekers can try rock climbing or water sports, while those looking for a more laid-back experience can visit beaches like Batu Ferringhi and Tanjong Bungah.

Weather in Malaysia

Malaysia is a tropical country with temperatures ranging from 21°C (70°F) to 34°C (93°F) throughout the year. The hottest months are usually April and May, while the wettest months tend to be October and November. Heavy rains usually occur during these two months, so travellers should plan accordingly.

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