14 destinations to explore in Malaysia
One of 17 megadiverse countries, home to large numbers of endemic species.
Johor has highly diverse tropical rainforests and an equatorial climate. The state's mountain ranges form part of the Titiwangsa Range, which is part of the larger Tenasserim Range connected to Thailand and Myanmar.
Kelantan is a rural state that lies in the northeastern part of Peninsular Malaysia. Kelantan is known as the ‘cradle of Malay culture’ for having an overwhelming population of Malays (93 percent)
The cultural, financial and economic centre of Malaysia.
Famous for its unique history and is one of the major tourist destinations in Malaysia. With a highly strategic state position for international trade routes, Malacca was once a well-known international trade center in the East.
Unlike the hereditary monarchs of the other royal Malay states, the ruler of Negeri Sembilan is known as Yang di-Pertuan Besar instead of Sultan. The rules is selected by the council of Undangs who lead the four biggest territories of Sungai Ujong, Jelebu, Johol, and Rembau, making it one of the more democratic monarchies.
Located in the eastern side of Malaysia, two thirds of the state is covered by dense rain forest.
Known as the Silicon Valley of the East for its industries, Penang is one of Malaysia's most vital economic powerhouses. Penang has the highest GDP per capita among all Malaysian states and is considered a high-income economy.
Area with diverse tropical rainforests and an equatorial climate.
An enclave within the state of Selangor, Putrajaya is a planned city and the federal administrative centre of the Malaysian capital.
Sabah has abundant natural resources, and its economy is strongly export oriented. Its primary exports include oil, gas, timber and palm oil. Sabah shares maritime borders with Vietnam to the west and the Philippines to the north and east.
The largest among the 13 states of Malaysia, with an area almost equal to that of Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak is located in northwest Borneo Island and is bordered by the Malaysian state of Sabah to the northeast, Kalimantan (the Indonesian portion of Borneo) to the south, and Brunei in the north.
The state of Selangor has the largest economy in Malaysia in terms of GDP, with roughly US$55.5 billion in 2015, comprising 22.6% of the country's GDP. It is the most developed state in Malaysia and has the largest population in Malaysia.
Map of destinations in Malaysia