Last-minute tips before you plan your trip
You’ll never be short on ideas for holidays in Malaysia. To observe the behaviour of one of the most endearing primates, take a tour of the Sepilok Orang-Utan Sanctuary. Elephants, tigers and leopards can also be found in Malaysia, notably in the Taman Negara National Park. For an unusual visit, head to the Snake Temple. Leave your worries at the door: the reptiles that live here are harmless and you can even hold them in your hands. Another essential part of your trip to Malaysia is the astonishing cuisine. The product of a melting pot of Southeast Asian cultures, the cuisine sold at every street corner is rich and varied, inspired by Chinese, Thai, Indian and even Filipino dishes. It’s therefore difficult to name a national dish, but don’t miss the char-kuey-teow or the nasi-goring, the cendol, the coconut balls or even the durian. These dishes and desserts are served at food courts worthy of the name, sorts of giant markets dedicated to dining.