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Introduction to Malaysia
Malaysia offers a fascinating fusion of cultures and traditions, with landscapes as varied as its people. Cities of shimmering skyscrapers and colonial-era streets contrast with palm-fringed island beaches and remote rainforests. IHG’s family of Malaysia hotels includes everything from a luxury hotel in a bustling city centre to an exotic retreat in a resort.

Currency
Malaysian Ringgit (RM)

Official languages
Malay; English widely spoken

Climate
Tropical and humid year round, average 28C. Highest rainfall Jun-Sep (southwest monsoon) & Nov-Mar (northeast monsoon)

Arriving From Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Airport is 70km south of central Kuala Lumpur. Journey time 50 minutes by taxi (RM70–RM190, depending on vehicle)

Getting around Malaysia

  • Metered taxis (all main towns and cities); long-distance share taxis
  • Domestic flights
  • Express long-distance buses
  • Intercity trains
  • Ferries between islands

Top Malaysia sightseeing

  • Views from Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur
  • Jamek Mosque, Kuala Lumpur
  • George Town shophouses, Penang
  • Peranakan Museum, Melaka

Top experiences

  • Roadside food stalls of Little India and Chinatown’s Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur
  • Bukit Bintang nightlife, Kuala Lumpur
  • Authentic street food in Penang
  • Beaches of Batu Ferringhi
  • Jonker Street, Melaka

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