Take a bunch of Malays and a pinch of Indians, add a dash of Chinese influence and a smattering of world religions – mix them all together and you’ve got Malaysia.
Look up the definition of multicultural and you’ll find a picture of Malaysia. OK, you won’t, but you should. This country puts the mmmm in mmmmelting pot. Everyone from the Portuguese, the Dutch, the British and the Japanese have ruled Malaysia, or at least parts of it. Not to mention a sultan or two.
Then there were the traders who came from India and China, bringing with them spices and silks. The result is an awesome mix of people, cultures and food. It’d be easy just to eat your way through Malaysia.
There are dumplings, curries, seafood and noodles galore. But we also recommend a few culture activities between meals.
Scale (by elevator) the Menara Kuala Lumpur, go trekking the Cameron Highlands and explore the colourful markets of Penang.
What people say
his is a trip that is hard but also fantastic. You get to experience the culture up close and personal, as well as pushing yourself along the trail. Definitely worth it if you want to try something outside the box.
Malaysia tour reviews
Our Malaysia trips score an average of 4.75 out of 5 based on 8 reviews in the last year.
Wild Ones of Borneo, June 2015
A great short trip to cover some remote areas of Borneo. The easiest (and a fun) way to meet and interact with the local communities of Borneo.
Review submitted 29 Aug 2015
Wild Ones of Borneo, August 2015
Geckos organised a fun, active trip which gave the opportunity to get away from the city and really experience Borneo's native cultures, fauna and flora.
Review submitted 28 Aug 2015