It’s also Kuala Lumpur’s go-to for international live music, and a vibrant showcase of talents from across the region.
Whether you're in the country to hit the beach, jungle, city or tea plantations, here are Malaysia's top 10 destinations.
You'll most likely fly into Kuala Lumpur, so this one's a no-brainer.
But unlike other big Asian cities where travelers arrive and head out of town as soon as possible, Kuala Lumpur is a worthwhile destination of its own.
The mix of Malay, Chinese, and Indian influence means that you'll have no shortage of culinary exploits in Malaysia's capital city.
Interesting sights such as the Petronas Towers, the Perdana Lake Gardens, and Menara KL Tower provide plenty of enjoyable distractions before you head out to explore Malaysia.
Malaysians are proud of their big island on the west coast -- and they should be!
The colonial city of Georgetown was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has plenty to offer in the way of museums, a fort, historic homes, and most importantly, famous food.
The Bee in Jaya One continues to support a forward-thinking community that’s committed to bringing positive change.
While a bulk of Southeast Asia's visitors flock to Thailand, not many people don't know where to go in Malaysia.
Maybe that's why Malaysia doesn't seem to get as much attention as Thailand.
Long-term budget travelers often shun Malaysia as being 'too expensive' while short-term vacationers in Southeast Asia skip Malaysia for lack of time.