If you fancy watching a naturally synchronised light show performed by fireflies or a chance to visit the Pearl of the Orient then Malaysia is the country to visit. Malaysia is split into two land formations - Peninsula Malaysia is the part jutting out from the south east corner of Asia and Malaysian Borneo, often referred to as East Malaysia, occupies part of the larger island of Borneo.
This may sound confusing but Malaysia and its people work as a whole despite the stretch of the waters of the South China Sea between the two regions. Malaysia is still a relatively new country, celebrating its half century in 2007, but its history reaches back 40,000 years when the indigenous people of Malaysia settled there.
Mystery, exoticism and tribal clans are just some of the words and ideas associated with Malaysia. It is a country of wonder and imagination, a place to be explored at leisure, from the bright lights of Kuala Lumpur to the world of endangered species and mountain tribes at Bario.