A land of diversity with modern cities, rugged mountains and ancient forests, palm fringed islands with ethnic groups equally diverse.
Malaysia is divided into 2 parts, Peninsular Malaysia which joins Singapore at the bottom and Thailand at the top. This is home to the bulk of the population as well as the more popular beach resorts of Penang and Langkawi. East Malaysia shares the large island of Borneo with Indonesia and Brunei. Borneo is less developed and is more an adventure tourism destination, although some luxury beach resorts also make it a beach getaway. Dayak or Iban tribes still live in traditional ways and orang-utans live wild in the forest.