Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


Southeast Asia Adventures

Royal Belum State Park in Malaysia

This tropical country embraces tradition and maintains Bahasa Malaysia as the official language, although English is widely used and is also the language of government operations. The Petronas Twin Towers will give you a taste of modern Malaysia, while the Ubudiah Mosque highlights the religious aspect of the country. To escape the city altogether and view a natural peculiarity, gaze upon the Limestone Pinnacles or explore the rainforest of Royal Belum State Park.

Places to Visit in Malaysia


A room at Somerset Ampang in Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur Hotel Search
Search hotels and book a room for your upcoming Kuala Lumpur trip. Find hotel descriptions, room photos and ratings to help you choose the perfect accommodations.

Kuala Lumpur
Sprawled over nearly 100 miles in western Malaysia, about sixty miles inland from the coast, Kuala Lumpur—commonly known as KL—is a fast-paced capital city. Founded in the mid-1800s by a small group of tin miners, it is now on par with Singapore and Hong Kong as one of Southeast Asia’s most important destinations for business travelers.

The Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi
This sanctuary at the heart of the property features six thatched-roof treatment pavilions, outdoor rain showers, private outdoor plunge pools and soaking tubs surrounded by lush gardens and lotus ponds. Numerous spa options are available, including a Malay massage.


Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze's fourteenth estate, sometimes called the Blue Mansion, is the most elaborate of the politician's homes, and housed his favorite wife. Today, tourists can either tour the areas open to the public or stay in one of sixteen themed rooms, each of which was designed by a local artist.

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in Penang, Malaysia


Musician Samuel J. Dass has performed at the Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia

Rainforest World Music Festival
Every summer, the three-day-long festival showcases the talents of musical performers from across the globe. As one of the largest musical events in all of Malaysia, it attracts thousands of attendees, so be sure to get your tickets early.

For more information, visit the official website of Malaysia

Guides for other parts of the world

(Updated: 08/19/13 SG)

Plan a voyage to a tropical paradise aboard one of GAYOT's Best Caribbean Cruises.
Get the 411 on the City of Angels. Find the city's top hotels, restaurants, attractions and more with GAYOT's guide.