Kuala Lumpur is Malaysia's vibrant capital city and represents modern Malaysia through its skyline of glittering skyscrapers, futuristic shopping malls and impressive transport systems. Although pieces of its colonial past remain, over the years, Kula Lumpur has become home to a diverse mix of cultures, namely Malay, Chinese and Indian, which in turn have influenced the make up of the city.
Penang, eulogised as the 'Pearl of the Orient', is a popular tropical island holiday resort situated in the North Western tip of peninsular Malaysia close to south Thailand. It has been described as a beautiful oasis of palm trees and sandy beaches. However, as well as being a fantastic beach resort, Penang has much more to offer besides. Recently a network of expanded tourist facilities has been created, which have ruined many of the islandís main beach charms. Some of the beaches that are popular with resort developers, in particular those around Batu Feringgi on the north coast, have become blighted by jet skis, private hotel stretches of sand and various touts and hawkers. Despite this uncontrolled development to the north, much of the rest of the island is still a beautiful tropical oasis of palm trees and sandy beaches, and it is also the main international gateway to northern Malaysia.
Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea approximately 30kms off the northwest coast of mainland Malaysia. Pulau Langkawi is the largest island and 1 of only 2 inhabited islands. The island's many coves, lagoons and inlets make it ideal for all kinds of watersports such as swimming, sailing, fishing and scuba diving. Horse riding facilities and golf courses are also available. In recent years tourism here has flourished with an influx of elegant 5* hotels, great facilities on the main island and direct flights from Europe.