Cheap flights to Malaysia

Cheap Flights to Malaysia

To many tourists, Malaysia can seem like two completely different countries. On one side of the South China Sea is the dazzling and glittering urban Malaysia that is home to Kuala Lumpur, the capital; on the other is the traditional Malaysia, home to pretty, lonesome little islands, tea plantations that mists gently float over, and places like the island of Borneo that are full of remote jungles, tribes that have never come into contact with civilization, rugged mountain peaks and exotic wildlife.

Each one of these faces of Malaysia is real and is home to its own complex micro-environments, religions, cultures and languages. There's one thing that unites them all, however -- their love of food. Wherever you may head to in Malaysia, each culture shows acceptance of the others through their love of one another's cuisine, no matter how different it may be -- Chinese, Indian, Nonya or anything else. Malaysia does often rank at the top of lists of the greatest cuisines on earth.

The essentials: when and how to get to Malaysia

If you hold a Canadian passport and are traveling to Malaysia for business or for pleasure, you do not need to arrange for a visa before you set off.  Canadians have visas issued upon arrival at the airport.

Malaysia has plenty to offer both to budget travelers and higher-end vacationers. If you're a backpacker and are willing to sleep in a dorm bed, eat at one of the cities hundreds of wonderful street food carts and use public transportation, you can get by on C$30 a day. Midrange travelers can expect to spend C$120 a day for pretty little boutique hotels and for meals at fashionable restaurants.

The months of March, April, May and June are good to visit Malaysia. These months are considered the low season, and there are usually not many tourists. The weather can be somewhat drizzly, but it tends to be mostly dry. Prices tend to be the most favorable at this time. Between July and August, Malaysia is very popular with Arab tourists, and tends to get both crowded and expensive. Winter, between December and February, can see the highest flight and hotel prices, because the weather tends to be coolest then, and February has the Chinese New Year, a wonderful spectacle to watch and participate in.

Whatever time of year you may plan to travel, you should use a travel search engine like Skyscanner to research the best fares and hotel deals.

There's so much to do in Malaysia

While Kuala Lumpur is, by itself, an exciting urban destination to visit, the real Malaysia lies beyond, and holds exciting adventures. You should plan to go as far afield as you can. The Perhentian Islands off Malaysia's eastern coast are a popular resort destination with great holiday potential, water sports, and affordable hotels.

Taman Negara,the world's most ancient rainforests, are also tourist-friendly. Walkways through the canopy offer wonderful views. A climb up the Gunung Tahan peak offers opportunities to sight monkeys, deer, orangutans and elephants; the Cameron Highlands are pretty tea plantations in the mountains; the perfect beaches of Langkawi can be spectacularly tempting; and scuba diving in Pulau Sipadan off Sabah can be a treat for marine life enthusiasts.

Malaysia is no ordinary holiday destination. The country is a feast for every kind of expectation.

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