Malaysia is a country with two distinct parts cleaved apart by the South China Sea. To the west is Peninsula Malaysia with its bustling cities, idyllic coastlines and misty highlands, to the east, the dense jungles and remote villages of Sabah and Sarawak overlooked by Southeast Asia’s highest peak Mount Kinabalu. Malaysia boasts a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions. Malay, Chinese and Indian cultures converge with remnants from the Portuguese, Dutch and British colonising powers to create an attractive fusion of architectural styles and cuisines, as well as a busy festival calendar. Whether your snorkelling in the gin-clear waters of Langkawi or hanging with orang-utans in Borneo, covering up to visit a mosque or lighting incense in a temple, or choosing between a breakfast of roti canai and teh tarik or dim sum and jasmine tea in the backstreets of old Malacca, Malaysia will not disappoint.