Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia, located partly on a peninsula of the Asian mainland and partly on the northern third of the island of Borneo. West Malaysia shares a border with Thailand, is connected by a causeway and a bridge to the island state of Singapore, and has coastlines on the South China Sea and the Straits of Malacca.
Popular in Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, simply called KL by locals, is the federal capital and the largest city in Malaysia.
Johor Bahru is the state capital of Johor in southern peninsular Malaysia, just across the causeway from Singapore.
Kuching is the capital and largest city of the East Malaysian state of Sarawak and the district of Kuching, as well as the largest city on the island of Borneo.
The West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia includes states which have their coastlines along the Straits of Malacca.
The East Coast is a part of Peninsular Malaysia. Largely rural and comparatively poor, the East's prime attractions are some of Malaysia's most unspoiled islands, featuring great beaches and excellent scuba diving.
Johor, formerly Johore, is the southernmost state of Peninsular Malaysia. Despite its large size, most of Johor is covered with rubber and oil palm plantations, with few historical attractions or natural wonders.
Sarawak is Malaysia's largest state. It lies in East Malaysia and shares the island of Borneo with the eastern state of Sabah, the separate country of Brunei and the Indonesian provinces of Kalimantan.
Sabah is a state in Malaysia. Together with Sarawak to the southwest, the two states form the Malaysian portion of Borneo.