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.