Book car hire in Malaysia to explore the nation with ease, creating your own cocktail of beach, city, forest, mountain and island...
Malaysia, in south-east Asia, is a country with an eclectic fusion of Asian cultures, from Chinese to Hindu and Islamic. This mix is reflected in the nation’s welcoming people, in the tasty cuisine and in the unique blend of towns, cities and beach resorts to which overseas visitors flock. It’s a largely safe country in which to travel and it offers the perfect first taste of Asia for first-time visitors.
Malaysia is split into two distinct parts. Peninsular Malaysia is located to the south of Thailand and north of Singapore, while East Malaysia is across the South China Sea on the island of Borneo. The nation’s main urban areas are on Peninsular Malaysia, with orang-utans, villages and mountains dominating the tourism offering in the eastern part of the nation.
Malaysia is also one of the best value-for-money Asian destinations. Accommodation, eating out and travel all come at a very reasonable cost.
To get the most from a Malaysian holiday, it's a good idea to take advantage of Malaysia car hire. You can pick up cars from the airports of Kuala Lumpur (KUL), Langkawi (LGK), Penang (PEN) and Senai (JHB) on Peninsular Malaysia, or at Kota Kinabulu (BKI), Kuching (KCH) and Miri (MYY) airports in East Malaysia. By booking car hire in advance of your visit you’ll find the best deals. You can also arrange collection at the airport or at a location in a downtown area that might be more convenient for you and your travel plans.
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For most of the year, Malaysia enjoys a tropical climate. Temperatures range from 32C at midday to a warm 26C at night. For somewhere a touch cooler, the higher locations in the Cameron Highlands have a lovely climate all year round.
The pleasant weather makes beach breaks hugely popular in Malaysia. Langkawi is one of the most visited destinations for a good dose of sun, sea and sand in the tropics. The island is large and dotted with attractions, as well as incredible beaches, so even here a hire car adds value to your holiday in the sun.
Elsewhere in Malaysia, the main attractions include the Cameron Highlands, the Petronas Towers, the colonial buildings of Kuala Lumpur, the Malay Peninsula and the Straits of Malacca. The rubber plantations, coral reefs and jungles should also not be missed.
One very popular activity in Malaysia is scuba diving. The islands off the eastern coast, which include Tioman, Redang and Perhentian, are among the best places to go for this, while the most popular diving location is Sipadan (located at the eastern tip of Borneo), which is said to be one of the finest diving sites in the world. Alternatively, there are many zoos worth visiting, with Taiping Zoo perhaps the best of them. If you are looking for lively nightlife, Kuala Lumpur is the place to go.
It’s easy to combine a number of destinations when you arrange car hire in Malaysia. Driving here is straightforward and British drivers will be glad to stay on the left. The main highways are well maintained and there are plenty of signposts. Plus, many people in Malaysia speak English, so getting between major destinations won’t prove a problem. Find your deal on car hire today with TravelSupermarket.