Fifty years ago, Malaysia was formed, uniting different races such as Malays, Chinese, Indian, Kadazan and Iban under one harmonious multiracial and multicultural society.
It has gone from a poor region to a prosperous developing country. With its tropical rainforest climate, days typically are hot. However, after sunset, it becomes cooler and windy.
With its renowned hospitality, delicious food and rich culture, music and dance, Malaysia leaves tourists with a lasting impression.
Malaysia’s association with China began during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
The Chinese emperor sent mariner Zheng He to Southeast Asia, where he landed on the shores of Malacca laden with silks and ceramics in the early 15th century.
The flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines, flies to seven destinations in China, and provides 99 direct flights to Kuala Lumpur and Kota Kinabalu, with further connections in Malaysia.
Rich in culture and nature
Malaysia is a country blessed with abundance of nature, blanketed by lush green forests. Here you’ll find many resorts and historical destinations, rare animals, long houses, fortresses and castles, as well as mosques and Chinese and Indian temples.
For those who love water sports, amazing beaches and islands beckon with adventure activities such as surfing, diving and snorkeling. Langkawi, Penang and Pangkor on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia, and Redang on the east coast, are just some of the sun-drenched beach paradises to which tourists flock.
But the jewel in the crown is Sipadan island in Sabah, renowned as one of the most beautiful islands in the world, with crystal clear waters and abundant marine life.
A dazzling array of cuisines from Oriental to Western abound, featuring popular fare such as dim sum, assam laksa, roti canai, teh tarik, satay and nasi lemak.
Shopping in Malaysia is also popular and ranks among the best in the region. Choose from the surroundings of shopping malls filled with luxury labels and premium goods to street markets selling locally produced crafts such as pewter and batik.
In conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Malaysia’s formation and the Visit Malaysia 2014 campaign, Malaysia Airlines has come up with an irresistible offer.
The promotional sales period is from August 21 to September 11. All-inclusive economy class fares start from as low as 2,350 yuan (US$384) while business class fares are as low as 4,650 yuan.
The travel period is from August 24 to September 24 and October 7 to October 31.
Besides that, Malaysia Airlines allows for an extra 10kg for all checked baggage, so you can bring back souvenirs back home.
Visit malaysiaairlines.com for more detail.