Not commonly considered a backpacking hotspot, Malaysia is the fiercely underrated, cultural melting pot of South East Asia.   A heady combination of Malay, Indian, Chinese and European influences, result in a distinct culture unlike any other in the region.

Malaysia is as equally diverse in landscapes as it is in culture.  Visitors can enjoy anything from charming heritage towns and historical cities to tropical rain forests and pristine beaches.  Furthermore, it is a country where you can experience world-class diving, encounter endangered orangutans, and sample an amalgamation of cuisines.  

With a vibrant culture, rich history, delicious food, budget-friendly prices, and endless opportunity for adventure, Malaysia should be on every traveller’s bucket list.  

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