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Tailor Made Malaysia Holidays

Discover the beauty of Malaysia By Rail

Formed of two territories - Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo - separated by the South China Sea, Malaysia is as beautiful and hospitable a destination as you could wish for. At different points in history, colonists from Britain, the Netherlands, and Portugal settled here, each group projecting its own influence on Malaysia's already distinctive culture, architecture and cuisine.

Malaysia's natural landscapes are as diverse and as remarkable as its heritage. In the mist-swathed Cameron Highlands, dense rainforest gives way to tea and strawberry plantations which carpet the hillsides in green as far as the eye can see. 

By contrast, Malaysia's coasts are renowned for pristine talcum-white beaches, fringed with exotic palms and lapped by waters which, if you enjoy snorkelling or diving, you'll find irresistible. Exploring Malaysia by rail is an unmissable experience in itself, and an essential part of any bespoke holiday in South East Asia. Leisurely-paced but reassuringly reliable, the country's trains invite you to sit back and admire the view from your seat. Travelling with GRJ independent, you can also choose to upgrade to First Class or add additional railway journeys to experience Malaysia in the manner you choose.

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A Tailor-made break in Malaysia

For a truly romantic, stylish and unforgettable journey, you might choose to add a journey on the ultra-luxurious Eastern and Oriental Express to your tailor made itinerary. This incredible railway journey promises to reveal the best of Peninsular Malaysia. This calls at two destinations that no independent rail tour of Malaysia should overlook: Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

The island state of Penang, reached from the mainland by Malaysia's second longest road bridge, was colonised by the British East India Company in the eighteenth century. Although truly multicultural today, you can still spot an abundance of colonial architecture in Penang's capital city, Georgetown. Exploration of the island is well-rewarded; ask one of our friendly Tour Advisors about enhancing your holiday with a visit to the tiny Penang National Park, the Kek Lok Si Buddhist Temple, or Penang Hill.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's atmospheric capital is a pleasing mix of historic, colonial, and futuristic buildings. Impressive during the day, at night the city's colourful neon-lit skyline is breath-taking to behold. Simultaneously friendly and exhilarating, Kuala Lumpur's traditional street markets and high-tech shopping malls combine to bring you a shopping experience quite unlike any other. Here you'll also find some of the country's most exciting bars, restaurants, entertainments and nightspots. Malaysia distils the very best of South East Asia into a beguiling destination that's impossible not to love and undoubtedly wonderful to explore by rail. Browse our sample itineraries or call us today to begin creating your perfect holiday in Malaysia.

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