Malay, Chinese, Indian and European fusion culture has produced a glorious food scene.
Kuala Lumpur offers marauding monkeys, a gold-flecked pool, stunning architecture and spectacular cuisine.
Malaysia's Cameron Highlands Resort is one of the area's first hotels and remains its most authentically British.
Sparkling sea, serene forest and a luxury spa ... I could spend a lot of time here.
US silk trader Jim Thompson vanished in Malaysia's Cameron Highlands in 1967, in a mystery that still captures the imagination.
If you find club lounges underwhelming, head to the Mandarin Oriental Kuala Lumpur and relax, snack or do business in amazing surrounds.
Resort review: The Borneo Eagle, Pulau Tiga, Sabah, Malaysia
Absorbing Chinese, Malay and Indian cultures, Malaysia is an assault on senses. Adventurous types hop across to Borneo to experience their dense forests filled with orangutans, remote tribes, or climb Mount Kinabalu. No trip is complete without consuming a bowl of thick, curry-flavoured coconut laksa; sample some of its best in foodie capital Penang, shop 'til you drop in KL, or simply laze on an island beach.