Kuala Lampur, Malaysia's capital city, is an enormous metropolis of over six million people. The Petronas Twin Towers are its most famous attraction – although they have been surpassed as the world's tallest buildings, the view is still excellent. Go early to make sure of admission. The Golden Triangle, where the towers are located, is the main district for shops, clubs and restaurants – although kids will be happiest in the aquarium. The east coast of the peninsula has many pristine beaches and several laid back resorts, including on the offshore islands – this area is a noted destination for those who want to snorkel or scuba dive.
To have an all-round experience of Malaysia, combine a visit to Kuala Lampur with a trip to offshore Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is the biggest city on island Malaysia, and a transport hub – it also has a thriving restaurant and pub scene. Sipadan Island is noted for its beautiful beaches, sea life and scuba dive sights – the latter are some of the best in the world. Sepilok has an orangutan rehabilitation centre, which is a popular place to catch a glimpse of the rare orange creatures. Chill out at the Poring Hot Springs resort – as well as the baths, there is a canopy walk and easy forest trek routes.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Language: Bahasa Malaysia
Land Area: 329,847 km2 (66th)
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Time Zone: MST (UTC+8)
Airport: 50 km from Kuala Lumpur
January Temp : 26°C / Rain Days: 6
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