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About Malaysia Travel


Welcome to our Malaysia Travel Guide. On this page you'll find all of our posts about travelling in Malaysia as well as some useful travel tips about the best time to visit, where to go, things to do and more. If you're planning on travelling to Malaysia, you've come to the right place. 

Malaysia was one country that surprised us during our travels in Southeast Asia. We've spent more than two years in the area in total and every time we've returned to Malaysia, we've been reminded of just how unique this country is to the region.

This is a place of contrast. Here, you can hear the mosque's call to prayer in the morning and sip cocktails at a fancy nightclub in the evening. You can trek through the jungle one day and sit on a beach the next. You will see the conservative nature of the local people, and yet when you meet them they seem to be quite progressive.

Malaysia is one of the most visually striking countries in Southeast Asia, with the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur, the thick clouded forests of the Central Highlands and fantastic islands bobbing in crystal clear seas off of pretty much every coastline in the country, all with fantastic diving, Malaysia is dressed to impress visitors.

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Malaysia is roughly split into two sections. Peninsular Malaysia, which only shares one land border with Thailand, but maritime boarders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia, and East Malaysia (Borneo), which shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with Vietnam and The Philippines.

Its geographic position lends to a dizzying variety of wildlife with many populations of endemic species dotted around the country. Malaysia has so many animals that are only found within it's borders, that it's actually been listed as one of just 17 Megadiverse countries in the world. Needless to say, whether you're in Malaysian Borneo or in the Central Highlands of Peninsular Malaysia or diving in Sipadan, there are few places in the world that offer better animal sightings.

Latest Blog Posts


Below you will find all of our latest Malaysia travel blog posts which include not only our personal travel stories and experiences from travelling Malaysia for more than 2 weeks, but also some useful travel information to help you plan your own trip to the region.

Top 10 Best Malaysian Islands

Malaysia is well known for its iconic Petronas Towers and glitzy capital city, but there’s a lot more to the country than commercial high-rise buildings. Some of the best Malaysian islands are also home to spectacular deserted beaches and lazy vibes, rivaling those in ...

Sipadan: The Best Scuba Dive Of My Life

Sipadan is Malaysia’s only oceanic island and it is actually a massive extinct volcano cone. Coral has grown from the volcanic rock mountain which lays dormant and almost totally submerged in the Celebes Sea. Located  just off the north eastern coast of Borneo, Sipadan ...

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Resting Between Travel Days

The flight from Clark in the Philippines to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia was one of the most turbulent we’ve ever had!  Other than that, it was pretty uneventful.  We arrived in the city we know and love in the afternoon, took the bus into ...

Travelling from Koh Phangan to Kuala Lumpur

After enjoying all of the awesome things to do in Koh Phangan, it was time to leave. It was a very long travel day getting from Koh Phangan in Thailand to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. We decided that in order for you guys to ...

Our First Backpacking Trip – Where It All Began!

Our travel life began long before Goats On The Road was born, and because of that, we don’t really have any stories from our First Trip. We constantly refer to “our first trip” or “when we first started travelling” on this site, but where ...

THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO VISIT

When To Travel To Malaysia


The Best Time To Visit: March-June

  • High Season: December-February
  • Low Season: March-June
  • March - May (spring), June - August (summer), September - October (fall), November - March (winter)

Malaysia has a lot of different elements affecting its weather. The South China Sea splits the country in two, with the urban sprawl of Kuala Lumpur being contrasted by the misty forests of Borneo, this is a place where it's worth planning your trip around weather.

The absolute best time to visit Malaysia is between March and June, but that's not the only time to come here. But high humidity and lots of rain in the wet season means that there are some times of the year that are worth avoiding.

Most of the crowds visit Malaysia between December and February which coincides with the closing of local schools and businesses as well. This season is a sunny time of year and is a great time to visit, but it will definitely be more crowded than the rest of the year.

Quick Weather Facts (According to Holiday-Weather.com)

Hottest Month: March (28°C / 82°F)
Coldest Month: January (27°C / 81°F)
Sunniest Month: September (8 hours)
Wettest Month: November (290mm of rainfall)

We always love visiting Malaysia during the shoulder season between July and November when the weather is usually sunny and dry (although there are frequent, but short showers). 

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