[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Malaysia is simply divided into six main regions, namely the Northern Region, Central Region, Southern Region, East Coast, Sabah, and Sarawak. All with their own specific characteristics and cultural habits. To give you a more clear view the regions are described in detail.

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The northern region comprises of Perlis and Kedah, the two northernmost states. This is followed by Penang and Perak. Kedah and Perlis has extensive rice production. These two areas also make up the majority of the growing regions in Malaysia and is aptly nicknamed the “Rice Bowl of Malaysia”.

The northern region is where the famous Langkawi Island can be found as well. An island full of nature and a serene ambiance. A popular holiday destination for both international travelers and locals as well.

One of the jewels in Malaysia is Penang Island, located in the state Penang. It is a full of rich cultural heritage combined of people from all over Malaysia and beyond who have settled here. It is also known as the “Pearl of the Orient”.

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The hub of the nation is located in the Central region, here the government buildings and offices are situated. The central region consists of the states Selangor, where also the capital city Kuala Lumpur is located, and Negeri Sembilan. Most of the events, activities, meetings, and other entertainment can be found here.

The State Negeri Sembilan is a small state surrounded with rural landscape and green nature. The state has some typical traditions which also have an impact on the characteristically architecture.

Selangor is in an developing phase. The capital city Kuala Lumpur has developed very fast over the last decade, it turned into an important cosmopolitan city with a bustling business district called “The Golden Triangle”.  The city offers a combination of old charm and modern comfort.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Want to read more about Kuala Lumpur? Click here” style=”3d” color=”orange” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”|title:Kuala%20Lumpur|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Southern Region

The southern side of Peninsular Malaysia consists out of the states Melaka and Johor. The states have a rich history and are full of cultural heritage. Due to the location near Singapore and adjacent to the sea, it makes the states a perfect place for trading.

Many important Western traders and conquerors made The South of Malaysia their home many years ago. Especially in Melaka cultural heritage and architecture is still left. The remnants of ruined buildings and fortresses in Melaka speak a thousand words.

The south Johor is full of green nature and has huge stretches of fruits and oil plantations and some of the nicest beaches. Many residents of Johor have a challenging job in Singapore which is only a 5 minute trip with the train from Johor Bahru to Singapore.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_btn title=”Want to read more about Johor? Click here” style=”3d” color=”orange” size=”lg” align=”center” link=”|title:Johor%20%26%20Iskandar|”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]East Coast

The East Coast of Malaysia consists of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu. In particular Kelantan and Terengganu are very different from the other states in Malaysia since both the states have very strong Malay culture mixed with Thai elements. The states have a strong traditional culture which is very present in everyday living habits.

Moreover the east coast has the most breathtaking beaches and islands including Palau Perhentian, Pulau Redang and Pulau Kapas which offer great opportunities for diving and snorkeling. The states are famous for its fishing activities, agriculture and cottage industries. The east also has the place where the giant leatherback turtles lay their eggs during certain months.

This part of Malaysia is perfect for Nature lovers with acres of tropical rainforests, including Taman Negara which is the country’s national forest reserve, rare flora and fauna, leisure islands and the highest mountain on Peninsular Malaysia. Genting Highlands is also situated here and is the home to the only legalized casino in the country. Together with an indoor and outdoor theme park this a perfect place for amusement.

Another famous destination of this part of Malaysia is the Cameron Highlands district, which is located in the north-western corner of the state Pahang. This place still contains much of the charm of an English village, it is full of fresh air since it is located on a higher country level and has an abundance of vegetable farms and tea plantations.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sabah and Sarawak

The regions separated from the Peninsular Malaysia are the states of Sabah and Sarawak. The two states are considered as “East Malaysia” and occupy the northwest section of Borneo. The states have large undeveloped areas made up of rainforests, rivers, caves, and islands with a great variety of flora and fauna, including the Orang Utan and world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia. Sabah is also home to Southeast Asia’s highest mountain, Mount Kinabalu. Overall Sabah and Sarawak are a mixture of old and new, modern and cultural, and urban and rural.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]