Take Penang Island and Kuala Lumpur, add in the Cameron Highlands and a heaping spoonful of delicious food, neon-lit temples, jungles and beaches – mix it 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. Translation: it's easy (and delicious) to eat your way through Malaysia.

There are dumplings, curries, seafood and noodles galore.  But we also recommend a few cultural activities between meals.

Scale (by elevator) the Menara Kuala Lumpur, go trekking the Cameron Highlands and explore the colourful markets of Penang.

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