Malaysia is a land of colourful contrasts. East bumps into West, old jostles with the new and cultures harmoniously collide. In the cities, crumbling Chinese shop fronts nudge up against skyscrapers and street hawkers set up outside cyber malls. A sunny cultural patchwork with a rich heritage and mouth-watering cuisine, it’s just begging to be explored. Beyond the city limits, the landscape is a mixture of rolling tea plantations, sleepy traditional kampungs and thick tropical jungle. With a coast fringed with castaway islands and crescent sweeps of soft white sand, you really can’t go wrong.