A Pictorial Guide To Malaysia

Malaysia is one of the most diverse countries in all of Southeast Asia…

From its melting pot of Hindu, Muslim and Buddhist cultures in the modern city of Kuala Lumpur to the expansive jungles in the untouched regions of the northern Borneo rainforest.

Here is a pictorial of the week we spent exploring and trekking the country that definitely earns itself the distinction of being called “Truly Asia”.

01

Everyday, a crowd of people come to

the Tanjung Aru Beach in Kota Kinabalu, Borneo

to see the epic sunset.

02

At the foot of Malaysia’s tallest mountain.

Mount Kinabalu…the 4th highest mountain in the Malay Archipelago.

03

The Batu Caves, just a 30 minute drive from the centre of Kuala Lumpur.

Waiting for you beyond the giant statue, is a long climb up the stairway,

which leads to a Hindu temple deep in the cave.

04

After climbing the stairway,

the inside the cave reveals a small opening

revealing the world outside.

05

Somehow this coconut vendor still manages

to have all his fingers intact,

while frantically hacking at coconuts all day, everyday.

06

Ahh, the “fresh” smells and the spiky exterior of the durian fruit.

The potent smelling fruit is plentiful all over Malaysia. 

07

A closer look at the peak of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia.

At 4,095m tall at its highest point,

it is the 20th largest mountain in the world.

08

A young Proboscis Monkey is seen enjoying his lunch

above the trees at the Weston Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary.

Still young, as the monkey gets older, their noses grow even larger.

09

The town of Kundasang in Sabah, Malaysia resembles an Asian Switzerland.

Complete with their own brand of chocolate and cheese

…but the Sabah region is best known for their tea plantations.

10

Don’t forget to look up…

The canopy of the Borneo Rainforest.

11

You never know what’s lurking in the rainforest trees.

Such as this family of Macaques,

who spotted me, before I spotted them.

12

The Sabah region in Boreno

is best known for their tea plantations.

13

Workers at the Sabah Tea fields, pick the ripe leaves

to then be dried into the fragrant tea.

14

Wonderment seen through the eyes of a child.

Along the Tanjung Aru Beach.

15

As night falls, so does our quest for Malaysian street food.

16

In Kuala Lumpur’s Chinatown.

Don’t be surprised if someone decides to set off some festive fireworks.

17

A calm night at the Kota Kinabalu Harbour. 

18

Catching the sun just before it dips below the horizon,

seen from the shores of the Tanjung Aru Beach.

19

As the sun sets over the Petronas Towers,

people begin to gather to watch the water show.

20

As the night goes on The Petronas Towers

illuminates the surrounding  KLCC Park.

21

Inside the Suria KLCC mall.

 

22

You can find another view of Kuala Lumpur

from the best bar in the entire city!

The Heli Lounge Bar is literally located on top of a working helipad.

23

A perfect place for a drink and a stunning view of the Kuala Lumpur skyline

if you’re not afraid of heights.