Malaysia: Towering skyscrapers & colourful festivals

Malaysia is an authentic medley of culture, scenery and bustling lifestyles. Geographically diverse, comprising 11 states and 2 federal territories, these distinct landscapes are hewn by the South China Sea. East Malaysia sees the jungles of Borneo host spry orang-utans in their dense cover, home also to remote tribes, set against the backdrop of steep granite mountains. In contrast, the Malaysian peninsula contains vibrant cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Putraja. Witness commanding architecture contrasting with bohemian isles strewn far and wide; you will be inspired to explore many hidden gems on your superyacht charter in Malaysia. Consistently voted as one of the world’s best diving destinations, the underwater world is similarly flourishing with treasures waiting to be discovered.

Extreme contrasts dictate the landscape with towering skyscrapers overlooking wooden stilt-perched houses and ancient reefs flank six star hotel complexes. Diversity is the predominant factor in this melting-pot of multiculturalism.


The common denominator to grow from this potpourri of race and religion is the array of gastronomic delights on offer. Enjoy Chinese-Malay “Nonya”, Indian curries, Malaysian street food and Dayak delicacies in this epicurean paradise.


Friendly, welcoming and generous, the locals love celebrating and socialising during their hundreds of colourful festivals taking place each year.


Charter a luxury superyacht in the Andaman Sea to visit the beautiful Langkawi archipelago, made up of 99 islands, only two of which are inhabited: jungle-hidden hillsides and rugged mountain peaks are bordered by stunning swathes of white sand beaches.


Equally verdant Redang is favoured for crystal clear waters and coral reefs that surround this island, playing host to a variety of clownfish, baby sharks and jellyfish making this an underwater haven.


Put simply, Malaysia is a fantastic destination to explore on a luxury superyacht charter.


When to go:

November - April

High season:

November - April

Highlights

1

The 421m Menara Tower, Kuala Lumpur, has amazing views; the orbicular, revolving restaurant is worth a visit but, most exhilarating, is the open deck at 300m, weather depending!

2

Visit Ko Phi Phi National Marine Park, off the Krabi mainland. Strewn with mystically captivating islands, the incredible nature reserves are packed with rockpools, waterfalls, thermal springs and caves

3

In Penang, visit the Kek Lok Si Temple. Buy vegetables at the entrance to feed the turtles, take the elevator up to see the giant statue and at the same time get a breath-taking view of the city

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