The third largest island in the world, the name Borneo is synonymous to nature at its very best! Borneo offers travelers a great opportunity to experience one of the oldest rain forests in the world and spot some of the rarest wildlife and bird life the world has ever seen. Scale and conquer Mount Kinabalu—the tallest mountain in Southeast Asia, trek to the Mulu Deer and Lang Caves or cruise along the Kinabatangan river for a wildlife-spotting expedition. It’s all for you on Borneo!
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Touted as the Island of the Gods, Bali is an island and province in Indonesia, which is located at the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between Java to the west and Lombok. Bali is steeped in culture and tradition, with a landscape surrounded by lush greeneries and iconic landmarks. Make your way to Seminyak to enjoy the beaches, upscale resorts and to do some shopping, visit the Tanah Lot island temple and the Ubud Monkey Forest to see the temple with many monkeys.
Kuala Lumpur—KL in short—is by far the fastest-growing and busiest city in Malaysia, dotted with unique skyscrapers, six-lane highways, colonial architecture and yet, an abundance of verdant greenery. KL is famous for its international shopping scene, offering the best of local and international brands at reasonable prices. Thanks to its multicultural landscape, KL is also home to various local delicacies and multicultural landmarks, such as Batu Caves, Chinatown, Little India and more.
Formerly known as Burma, Myanmar is a state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. You can expect to find something rawer and culturally stimulating as you traverse through Myanmar. Myanmar is famous for its ancient Buddhist temples, nature trails at Inle Lake, Kengtung, Putao and Pyin Oo Lwin, as well as the beaches in Nabule and Ngapali. Perfect for the rustic traveler!
Often referred to as the ‘Lion City’, the ‘Garden City’ or the ‘Red Dot’, Singapore is the world’s only island city-state that is renowned as a global commerce, finance and transport hub. Singapore is a bustling cosmopolitan city that offers a world-class living environment, with the landscape populated by high-rise buildings and verdant gardens. Singapore is famous for its international shopping and luxury travel offerings. However, if you look into its nooks and crannies, you can also find delicious hawker fares, quaint colonial buildings and little cafes with personality.
The vibrant city of Bangkok is decked with multi-faceted sights, attractions and city life. Royal palaces, temples and museums constitute Bangkok’s major historical and cultural tourist attractions. For the foodie, Bangkok offers a great gastronomic experience with a wide range of street food and international delights. The city is also famous for its dynamic nightlife and vast shopping offerings.
The cities in Northern Thailand, namely Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai, are renowned for their ancient Buddhist temples. Other parts of Northern Thailand, such as Mae Hong Son, on the other hand offers picturesque and lush valleys for those who love to explore on their hiking boots. Basically, Northern Thailand is an excellent place to explore ancient ruins and experience nature trails.
For the beach bunnies, avid scuba divers and rock climbing enthusiasts, the Southern part of Thailand offers splendid arrays of white sandy beaches, surrounded by limestone outcrops and diverse marine life underneath its crystal clear sea. The islands of Krabi and Phuket are popular amongst holidaymakers looking for an exciting beach vacation. There’s something for everyone in Southern Thailand, from family luxury vacationers to rugged backpackers.
Made up of 99 islands on the west coast of Malaysia, the archipelago of Langkawi surrounds itself with sparkling turquoise sea, with soft white sands, fringed by swaying palm trees. The interior of the main island offers a fusion of paddy fields and verdant hillside jungles. Aside from being a sought-after beach destination, Langkawi is also famous for its duty-free shopping.
Penang is best known as the ‘food capital’ of Malaysia, home of the famous nasi kandar and Penang char kuey teow, thanks to its melting pot of cultural diversity. George Town is also known for its well-preserved old British colonial buildings. Known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Penang offers a fascinating amalgamation of East and West. Penang offers a touch of modernity while remaining engulfed in its unique old world charm.