Selamat Datangis the traditional Malaysian greeting that welcomes visitors to this vibrant and exotic country. Ethnically diverse cultures share the same lush landscape and create a fusion of cultural styles, cuisines and religions. Festivals throughout the year mark the Malay, Chinese and Indian holidays. Combined with the indigenous Orang Asli and the tribes of Sabah and Sarawak.
It is the peninsula that seems to attract the most visitors. This is probably because of the diversity it offers in the way of people, activities and climates. The highland regions offer cool relief from the clinging humidity of the mainland. While Langkawi is the popular choice for sand and surf enthusiasts. The east coast, particularly the northern Kelantan province, offers the chance for an interesting cultural exploration of traditional Malay life. The city of Kota Bharu and its surrounds are possibly the most fascinating part of the peninsula. This area is the least visited, with a remote beauty and rich culture.
Malaysia has a tropical climate which is hot and humid all year, although it is cooler in the highland areas. Temperatures in Malaysia average at 86°F (30°C) year-round. The country doesn’t have four distinct seasons, but it does have two monsoon seasons. The monsoons bring heavy downpours on the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia, the northeastern part of Sabah and the western end of Sarawak from November to February. The rainy season between April and October is characterised by thunderstorms and is often less disruptive to travel.
Boat trips to the islands do not run during the height of the monsoon. Malaysia’s climate varies hugely from region to region, so the best time to visit the country depends on your itinerary, your desired activities and the region you’re visiting will make a big difference. The best time to visit for dry weather is June and July on the east coast, January and February on the west coast, April in Sabah, and June to July in Sarawak. Some people prefer to travel in the rainy season for various reasons, but it is never advisable to travel at the height of monsoon season as the heavy rains can make getting around difficult.
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