My favourite experience
The people of Malaysia are so welcoming. My best memory was Christmas Eve on the streets of Kuala Lumpur and jumping in and out of the bars and cafés of Bangsar. We smoked fat cigars, drank cold beer and colourful cocktails. When midnight struck the place went ballistic! We hugged, kissed, danced and sang with all the locals. What a night! Mark, Paisley
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Malaysia has high temperatures and wet months all year round. Rainfall happens all the time, but unlike dreary UK drizzle this stuff is pretty awesome to watch and splash around in. The heaviest falls in March to May and September to November but you’ll still average a good four to five hours of sunshine during the wettest months to eight or nine during the drier periods. Kuala Lumpur is hot and humid all the time which makes it great for visiting year round.
Tuck into some Nasi Kandar - steamed rice (plain or mildly flavoured) and served with a variety of curries and side dishes. Sold just about everywhere - it’s the Malaysian’s favourite food. Definitely avoid the birds nest soup.
A trip up to the Sky Bridge at the Petronas Towers is one thing you must do in Kuala Lumpur. You need to go nice and early in the morning to queue for tickets, as they only sell a limited number every day.
The largest cave chamber in the world is in the Sarawak Chamber in Gunung Mulu National Park. It can easily accommodate a Jumbo Jet.
Try before you fly
The Orang-utans of Borneo are unfortunately fast dying out, as forest habitat is cleared to make way for plantations of oil palm, paper and timber. There are now only about half the number of orang-utans left in the wild compared with 10 years ago. Do your bit and adopt one of these irresistable animals - check out the WWF website for details on how to do your bit.