The country which suffered under British colonial rule and the Second World War gained independence on 31st August 1957. Since then it has seen steady growth in GDP and is now ranked third-largest industrialized market economy in Southeast Asia. Malaysia has undergone unprecedented growth in the tourism sector also.

The two geographic regions, Peninsular (West) Malaysia and East Malaysia have their unique tourism opportunities. The highly populated West Malaysia comprises the cosmopolitan city of Kuala Lumpur which also is the capital of the country. East Malaysia is more endowed with natural beauty as it consists of dense jungles, coastal plains and mountains. Hence a tourist to the country can involve in both the busy life of the city and a peaceful retreat in the natural environment.

The places to visit and things to do in Malaysia are: