The Sultanate of Brunei (Full name: Negara Brunei Darussalam) is a small but – thanks to natural gas and petroleum resources – very rich country located in Southeast Asia. It is surrounded by Malaysia and has two parts physically separated by Malaysia, almost being an enclave. Strategically located on the South China Sea, close to vital sea lanes linking Indian and Pacific Oceans, it has an exclusive economic fishing zone that extends as far as Louisa Reef in the southern Spratly Islands although it makes no public territorial claim to the offshore reefs. (Wikitravel)
East Malaysia, also known as Sabah and Sarawak (Sabah dan Sarawak) or Malaysian Borneo, is the part of Malaysia located on the island of Borneo. It consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, and the Federal Territory of Labuan. It lies to the east from Peninsular Malaysia (West Malaysia), which is located on the Malay Peninsula. The two are separated by the South China Sea.While East Malaysia is less populated and less developed than West Malaysia, its land mass is larger and it has notably more natural resources, chiefly oil and gas reserves.
Blue icons indicate attractions in Sabah and green icons indicate attractions in Sarawak.
Blue icons indicate attractions in Pahang, green icons indicate attractions in N. Sembilan, yellow icons indicate attractions in Malacca and purple icons indicate attractions in Johor.
Pahang is the third largest state in Malaysia, occupying the huge Pahang River river basin. Geographically diverse, Pahang ranges from mountainous country in its west to its beautiful and one of the longest coastline in the east Peninsula Malaysia. It adjoins the South China Sea for a distance of 208 kilometres.
Blue icons indicate attractions in Perak, green icons indicate attractions in Kelantan and yellow icons indicate attractions in Terrenganu
Perak, the fourth largest of Malaysia’s thirteen states after Sarawak, Sabah and Pahang, is situated on the west coast of the Malay Peninsula. Its capital is the town of Ipoh (population: half a million).
Ipoh developed into one of Malaysia’s main cities due to the booming tin mining industry around the turn of the 19th century. During the British colonial era, Ipoh was Malaysia’s second city for administration purposes. There are several notable buildings from the British Colonial era such as the railway station and the town hall. In contrast to cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, Ipoh retains a large proportion of its colonial era buildings and character. (Wikitravel)
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actions and yellow icons indicate Perlis attractions.
Penang (Malay: Pulau Pinang) is an island off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It is also the name of the Malaysian state which is made up of Penang Island and the facing strip of territory on the mainland called Seberang Perai (formerly Province Wellesley).
Penang’s beaches are nice, though a little lackluster when compared to those in some other Malaysian states, but this is more than compensated for by the island’s rich multicultural history which is full of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences. Penang is also well known for being the “food paradise” of Malaysia. (Wikitravel)
Skyline of Kuala Lumpur, capital of Malaysia
Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become a rich nation in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule. (Wikitravel)
Blue icons indicate places in Kuala Lumpur while green icons indicate places in Selangor (outside Kuala Lumpur).
Singapore (新加坡) is a city-state in Southeast Asia. Founded as a British trading colony in 1819, since independence it has become one of the world’s most prosperous countries and boasts the world’s busiest port. Combining the skyscrapers and subways of a modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Malay and Indian influences and a tropical climate, with tasty food, good shopping and a vibrant nightlife scene, this Garden City makes a great stopover or springboard into the region. (Wikitravel)