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Discover the wonder of magical Malaysia

Book flights to Malaysia with Etihad and explore the best of this endlessly fascinating destination.

It’s a place where lush rainforests teem with life, sun-kissed resorts offer tropical escapes and modern skyscrapers share the streets with colonial-era landmarks and tranquil temples.

Visit the captivating capital of Kuala Lumpur, home to the iconic Petronas Towers, and tour the treasures of the Islamic Arts Museum – the largest of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Head to the beach resorts of Langkawi, where crystal-clear waters offer excellent diving opportunities and the chance to spot manta rays.

From the quaint Britishness of the Cameron Highlands to the foodie delights of George Town’s markets, a world of new experiences awaits you in Malaysia.

Discover this stunning Asian nation, from its rich past to diverse ecology, with a flight to Malaysia with Etihad Airways.

What's the weather like in Malaysia?

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Malaysia has a tropical climate, with temperatures remaining in the high 20°Cs and above throughout the year. Monsoon season falls from October to February on the east coast, before arriving in the west and bringing increased rainfall from October to April.

Malaysia is a large country and the climate can differ depending on where you are, so check local weather for your destination before you fly.

Flying to Malaysia with Etihad

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Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

Arrive in Malaysia’s vibrant capital, Kuala Lumpur. Also known as KL, the city is dominated by the lofty twin peaks of the Petronas Towers. Explore the city’s past at one of its many museums or head to the Batu Caves, where religious temples are carved into the limestone hill.

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Penang (PEN)

Located on the southern side of Penang, the island’s airport is the oldest in the country. Penang is a favoured diving spot, with the seas around the area rich in reef-life. Meanwhile, the former colonial settlement of George Town blends old town buildings and hiking escapes with modern skyscrapers and popular malls.

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Kota Kinabalu (BKI)

For wildlife enthusiasts, flying into Kota Kinabalu gives access to a wealth of natural wonders. See Borneo’s revered orangutans, enjoy a safari boat tour on the Kinabatangan River in search of stunning wildlife or take in the majesty of the mighty Mount Kinabalu.

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Reasons to visit Malaysia

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Climb and dive through Kuala Lumpur

The iconic Petronas Towers are one of Asia’s most striking structures and a distinct symbol of Kuala Lumpur. Take the 45-minute tour to cruise to the Skybridge on the 41st floor and rise to the observation deck on the 86th for unparalleled views of the city.

If this stunning view leaves you wanting more, head out of town to scratch beneath the surface of Kuala Lumpur and discover the limestone Batu Caves. Climb 272 steps to discover the Hindu temple where monks and other worshippers still pay their respects to the Hindu deity Murugan.

orangutan with cub in borneo

Meet the Old Men of the Forest

The rainforests of Borneo are a haven for wildlife. Groups of monkeys and gibbons crash through the canopy, while the jungle floor is home to stalking Sumatran Tigers and rare forest elephants. The most elusive animal to spot is the Bornean Orangutan.

These endangered apes are known as the ‘Old Men of the Forest’ and many local wildlife tours offer the chance to trek into the jungle in search of them.

Living in the broadleaf forests of the island’s lowlands, the chance to see these intelligent animals in their natural habitat should not be missed.

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Relax on an island escape

Malaysia is blessed with a generous sprinkling of islands all around its shores that make for the perfect exotic getaways.

The Langkawi archipelago offers white beaches and offshore corals rich in colourful reef-life. Divers and snorkellers can come face-to-face with young reef sharks and other local residents.

Recharge in one of the island’s luxurious resorts, or sample some of the famous regional rice dishes in the bustling restaurants of Kuah, the archipelago’s largest city.

Things to know before you fly to Malaysia

accommodation Where to stay

Penang island is an amazing place to stay for an incredible mix of cultures, delicious street food and white sand beaches. If you’re planning on visiting the lush greenery of the Cameron Highlands, stay in the charming city of Ipoh.

currency Local currency

The currency in Malaysia is the ringgit (MYR). One ringgit is divided into 100 sen. Many larger hotels and chain restaurants will take major debit and credit cards.

globe Languages spoken

There are around 130 different languages in Malaysia, though Malay and English are the official ones. You’ll find that many of the locals can speak English, especially in major cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Malacca.

socket Plugs

Type G plugs are widely used in Malaysia, which is the same as the UK-style plug with three square pins. Consider packing a travel adaptor should you require one.

Flying to Malaysia: FAQs

Where should I fly to in Malaysia?

For touring Peninsular Malaysia, flights to Kuala Lumpur and Penang are both good options. Kota Kinabalu is your gateway to the delights of Borneo.

How many days do you need in Malaysia?

To see the best of the peninsula, allow yourself around two weeks. If you’re including Malaysian Borneo in your travel itinerary, then it’s worth adding another week.

What food is popular in Malaysia?

Nasi lemak is a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. Considered the national dish of Malaysia, it’s often eaten for breakfast. There’s also rendang, a delicious dish of slow-cooked beef, chicken or lamb in coconut milk and lemongrass sauce.

Why we love Malaysia

“Malaysia is a place that really does have it all. Alongside the exciting, fast-paced cities, you'll find stunning beaches where you can switch off and relax. The diving and snorkelling here is some of the best in the world, with beautiful coral reefs to explore. There’s plenty of delicious food to try - and lots of sunshine as well.”

The best of Malaysia

Malaysia is home to an incredible culinary heritage, with fine dining restaurants, charming local cafes and delicious street food. Try a renowned rice dish at Kayu Nasi Kandar or grab a bowl of bak kut teh – a tasty herbal soup – at Pao Xiang in Kuala Lumpur.

Explore tranquil wellness centres and find inner peace in one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Unwind in luxurious hotels nestled in the lush green coastline, or bask in the bustle of Kuala Lumpur.

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