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Malaysia & Borneo holidays by Cox & Kings

It is not a stretch to imagine Malaysia as being two countries in one – split between vibrant peninsular Malaysia and lush, exotic Borneo.

The peninsula offers a varied mix of cultures and cuisines; from Malay to Chinese and Indian; from the modern and cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur to the colonial cities of Penang and Melacca; and from the white sandy beaches of Langkawi to the oldest rainforest in the world.

Meanwhile, Borneo is renowned for its steamy rainforests and marine national parks, smouldering volcanoes, remote tribes and diverse wildlife – from orang utans to proboscis monkeys and newly hatched turtles flinging themselves toward the sea.

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Key facts

  • Capital Kuala Lumpur
  • Currency Ringgit
  • Flying time from London 13.25 hours
  • Official language(s) Malay (official), English
  • Time difference +8 GMT
  • Visa requirements UK passport holders do not require a visa

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Top things to do in Malaysia

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Guide to Malaysia & Borneo

2 Sep 20

Things to do in Malaysia range from meeting orang utans in the wilds of Borneo to enjoying delectable Malaysian food in bustling

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Wild heart of… Borneo

2 Jan 17

The waterways of Sabah and Sarawak transport Tamara Thiessen into Borneo's natural and cultural wonderlands.

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Neighbourhood Woks… Interviewing Ping Coombes

27 Apr 15

Winner of MasterChef 2014, Ping Coombes shares her love of Malaysian food with Compass' Jennifer Cox.

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Malaysia’s… natural wonders

5 Aug 14

Discover the natural wonders of Malaysia, including orangutans, jungle trekking and canopy walkways.

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Travel in the Far East

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Documents required & health information for the Far East

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Climate in Malaysia

The best time to visit Malaysia The best time to visit Malaysia is between March and October. In Borneo, the main rainy season is November to February, though the rains can be unpredictable – so expect some to fall even during the peak period. The temperature is hot and humid all year round. The west...

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