See colonial influences
There are plenty of colonial sights to explore on peninsular Malaysia. Malacca once was a powerful empire, and was ruled by the Portuguese, Dutch and British for its spice trade. Georgetown, the capital of Penang, showcases colonial architecture with mixed influences from Chinese, Indian and English culture. In Ipoh there are still impressive British and Chinese buildings in the old town – and the nearby tea country of the Cameron Highlands were a favourite of the English during the colonial era.