Modern Malaysia remains reflective of its long history as Asia’s melting pot. Large Chinese and Indian populations, along with a vibrant indigenous culture, make this one of Southeast Asia’s most diverse countries. Kuala Lumpur has become one of the region’s fastest developing cities, a clash of towering glass skyscrapers and lush parks and gardens. Its beaches are every bit as alluring as neighboring Thailand’s, while the cool tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and the steaming rainforests of Taman Negara make it a place for adventurers, too. Malaysian Borneo’s jungles are legendary, home to a small population of orangutans and some of the region’s most arresting landscapes.
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