From the buzzing capital of Kuala Lumpur to the tropics of Borneo, Malaysia has a lot to offer, encompassing rugged mountain ranges, tropical rainforest, almost 900 islands, boundless rivers and rich wildlife. Foodies flock here for the street food, while Penang's colonial heritage and the beaches of Langkawi are other magnets.

DISTANCE FROM AIRPORT TO CITY CENTRE: 58 kilometres | TIME ZONE: GMT +8 hours | CURRENCY: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). ATMs are plentiful, with credit cards widely accepted in major establishments. | LANGUAGES: Bahasa Malaysia is the official language but English is widely spoken. |