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:
Top attractions in Malaysia
Best Time To Visit Malaysia
Malaysia has a tropical monsoon climate. So it is best to visit the country between December and April. Though there is a subtle variation in weather from one side of the peninsula to the other, it is generally hot and humid throughout the year. Short spells of rain are available in all seasons. Many colorful festivals like Chinese New year and Thaipusam fall between January and February. Hence it is ideal to visit the country during this time.