Cheap Flights & Promo Fares from Malaysia

Malaysia, located in Southeast Asia, is a unique mix of cultures due to various ethnic groups living harmoniously in the country. As a melting pot of these races and religions, Malaysia is a food lover’s paradise where one can sample a unique cuisine influenced by multiple cultures and tastes. It also gives Malaysia the distinction of being home to many colorful festivals and celebrations.

Consisting of three federal territories and thirteen states, Malaysia is geographically split into two regions – Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares a border with Thailand and is separated by sea with Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. Meanwhile, East Malaysia share a border with Brunei and Indonesia and separated by sea with the Philippines.

Malaysia is unique because of the way modern development blends into historical structures such as wooden houses build on stilts. One such modern development is the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s capital city. The Petronas Towers is very recognizable within Malaysia’s skyline. It is the tallest twin towers in the world with 88 floors and a double decker sky bridge 41 floors above ground making it the highest two-story bridge in the world. Visitors can go up to the sky bridge to get a breath-taking view of the city of Kuala Lumpur. Meanwhile, just 13 kilometers north of the capital city, you can visit a natural wonder called the Batu Caves. It is a hill made out of limestone and has numerous caves and cave temples. Don’t miss Batu River or Sunga Batu which flows just past the limestone hill.

After you have your fill of Malaysia’s many wonders, there are nearby countries that you should visit:

Singapore – Separated by a bridge from Malaysia, this small island state is just a drive from Malaysia’s Johor Bahru. Once in Singapore, there are many sights to see. Spend a day at Sentosa, an island resort where you will find Universal Studios, SEA Aquarium as well as 2 kilometer long beach. You should also make the time to visit the Singapore Zoo and Night Safari. The Singapore Zoo is a 28-hectare zoo with many exciting exhibits covering over 2,500 animals and 315 species. Don’t miss one of the most popular exhibits, the Bengal White Tigers. After a day at the zoo, head over to the Night Safari just next door. It is the world’s first nocturnal zoo.

Indonesia – With over 13,400 islands, Indonesia has hundreds of natural and historical landmarks from abundant rainforests to ancient temples to gorgeous beaches. Before you relax and suntan along the sandy shoreline of Kuta beach, visit Borobudur in Central Java. It is 9thcentury Mahayana Buddhist Temple and is considered as one of the greatest Buddhist monuments in the world as well as the world’s largest Buddhist temple. For a bit of nature, don’t miss Ubud Monkey Forest in Bali. It is a nature reserve as well as a temple with over 600 monkeys.

Thailand – Formerly known as Siam, the Kingdom of Thailand has many points of interest for every avid traveler. Temples are numerous and the country has many to choose from. Probably the most famous due the large golden statue of a reclining Buddha, Wat Pho is located in Bangkok. It also interesting to learn that the temple is the birthplace of traditional Thai massage. After Wat Pho, head over next door for the Grand Palace, the official residence of the Kings of Siam since 1782. Thailand is also known for its many wonderful beaches. Patong Beach, a 3.5 kilometer long beach is one of the most popular in Thailand. It is located in Phuket and also popularly known for its nightlife making it popular for European tourists who love to relax by the beach by day and party at night.

Malaysia has three major international airports that can serve as your port of departure when flying out of Malaysia. The Kuala Lumpur International Airport is the busiest airport in Malaysia and is the country’s main international airport. Located in Kuala Lumpur, it is the major hub for several airlines including flag carrier Malaysia Airlines, domestic airline Malindo Air and low cost airline AirAsia. The second busiest airport in Malaysia is the Kota Kinabalu International Airport serving the state capital of Sabah. This airport serves several Asian airlines including Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, SilkAir and Royal Brunei Airlines. Lastly, the Penang International Airport, one of Malaysia’s oldest airports, is located in Penang Island. It serves as the hub to two budget airlines namely AirAsia and Firefly.

Several airlines fly in and out of Malaysia from not only the three major airlines but from all of Malaysia’s eight international airports. Find the best flight by searching and comparing promo fares from different airlines on Skyscanner.

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