Traveling Malaysia is easy, affordable, and exciting! Malaysia’s generous visa policy gives travelers plenty of time for free to explore Kuala Lumpur, the rainforests (including a side trip to Borneo), and the many beautiful islands on both sides of the country.

Although Thailand — Malaysia’s big neighbor to the north — gets a lot of attention from tourists, Malaysia welcomes travelers with a diverse mix of culture that is different from anyplace else. Traveling in Malaysia is a unique opportunity to sample culture from a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and indigenous people all in one place.

Kuala Lumpur is a melting pot of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and many other cultures on hand. You’ll get to experience food, festivals, and traditions from many different ethnic groups in Malaysia. Malaysia is very easy to travel. English is widely spoken; communicating rarely poses a problem in the top destinations around Malaysia. Roads and travel infrastructure are in excellent condition. Malaysia can be traveled on a budget, although accommodation costs are slightly more expensive than those found in neighboring Thailand and Indonesia.