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Colourful carvings Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Kuala Lumpur and Cameron Highlands

The old hill stations of the Cameron Highlands are home to the Orang Asli tribes and still bear huge evidence of their colonial past. Here, it is possible to visit tea plantations, trek to waterfalls and local tribal villages or relax and play a round of golf.

The Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur has a rich heritage full of colour and character which co-exists alongside all the trimmings one would expect from a modern metropolis. Always a fun start or end to a trip.

Crystal Mosque, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

A little more about Kuala Lumpar

A modern city blended with a proud past. A melting pot of Malay, Chinese and Indian communities come together to make up the diversity of the city.

Inland, just five hours by car from KL, is the National park of Taman Negara, a huge area spanning three states and home to some of the world’s oldest rainforests. Reached by the river on traditional longboats this is a botanist’s paradise with most plants endemic to the region.

To the south of the capital is the small city of Melaka which can be visited in a day and has a fascinating old town full of Portuguese, Dutch, Islamic and Chinese buildings as well as some interesting museums.


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Meet the Orang Asli People

Trek to waterfalls and villages of the Orang Asli tribes, indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia.

Petronas Towers

Admire the view from the walkway of the Petronas Towers – reserve tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Eastern & Oriental Express

Board the iconic E&O train to journey between Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

Taman Negara National Park

Hike through world’s oldest rainforest or take to canopy walkways to spot some of the 380 bird species in Taman Negara, a vast National Park in the centre of the Malaysian Peninsula.

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Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown

Explore the colourful markets and temples of Chinatown.

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Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.

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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.

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Steppes helped me recover my lost camera from Kuala Lumpur airport. Fantastic service involving lots of extra work on my behalf, not only collecting it but returning it to my home address.


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