Discover rugged mountains, towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches and more. There’s something in every corner of Malaysia to explore.
Malaysia is regarded worldwide for its diversity and multiculturalism. Races and religions from all over the world unite in Malaysia which has resulted in a gastronomical paradise and playing host to an abundance of cultural festivals.
Geographically, Malaysia is almost as diverse as its culture. 11 states and 2 federal territories (Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya) form Peninsular Malaysia which is separated by the South China Sea from East Malaysia which includes the 2 states (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and a third federal territory, the island of Labuan.
The landscapes are as diverse as its people, food and entertainment. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts while five-star hotels sit just metres away from ancient reefs.
Rugged mountains reach dramatically for the sky while their rainforest-clad slopes sweep down to floodplains teeming with forest life. Cool highland hideaways roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.
Malaysia offers varied experiences to satisfy the adventure and nature lovers’ quest. There is an exciting choice of activities for all ages and groups – from amateurs and families to the serious enthusiasts and professionals.
From challenging rock climbing or cross-jungle trekking at different mountain zones to wild rafting in frothing rivers, or diving in calm seas to parasailing in the multihued skies – it’s all here.
There’s endless things to see, do and discover in Malaysia. Visit: www.malaysia.travel/en/au
One of the best diving sites in the world
Malaysia is fast becoming one of the world’s leading dive destinations with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin. The incredible bio-diversity of marine life, coupled with beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm waters, keeps divers coming back time and time again.
Top dive sites around Malaysia include diverse underwater geography such as sloping reefs, coral blocks, wall dives, deep dives, drift dives and wreck dives. A dip below the warm sea’s surface guarantees you an astounding experience, with a concentration of vibrant and exotic marine life rarely rivalled anywhere else in the world.
From schooling Hammerhead Sharks, to huge schools of barracudas and various species of turtles, to the bizarre Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish, there is always something fascinating awaiting you. It’s no exaggeration to say that almost every time a marine bio-diversity survey is conducted in Malaysia’s tropical seas, the species list increases!
Dive centres in Malaysia are numerous, well equipped and certified by all the internationally recognised dive agencies like PADI, SSI and SSAC for maintaining their standards of safety and professionalism. Naturally, all scuba diving courses in Malaysian waters are also endorsed by these certifying agencies.
After completing your scuba course, get outfitted with the latest scuba equipment as all international brands are available from dive centres in Malaysia. Almost all the islands in Malaysia cater to divers of all levels of experience – be it easy, shallow drift-diving, to advanced wreck-diving or technical diving.