Home to a blend of Malays, Chinese, Indians and indigenous groups, Malaysia’s cultural influence is as diverse and widespread as its landscape. This is in evidence when you amble through the streets of capital Kuala Lumpur where skyscrapers like the famous Petronas Towers share space with mosques, churches and temples. Needless to say, this cultural richness is also reflected in the country’s epic cuisine and is ideal for a Solo who loves their food.
Away from Malaysia’s cosmopolitan capital, lie swathes of emerald rainforests, tea plantations, jungle villages and perfect beaches. Journey to Borneo to see orangutans in their natural habitat, make a stop in the Cameron Highlands for cream tea or hit the coast to experience Malaysia’s beautiful beaches, like the idyllic Perhentian Islands, Tabjung Bungah or Tioman Island.
The Chinese, Indian and Malay cultures that have come together in Malaysia have all influenced its cuisine. Malaysian food is full of flavour and can be quite spicy, Malay dishes tend to be the hottest. Wander through Malaysia’s cities and watch the speed at which sellers turn out dishes from their colourful, compact stalls or visit a hawker centre. These open-air food complexes have a wide selection of vendors and everything is made fresh once you order.
I was so nervous about embarking on my first Solos Holiday, but I shouldn’t have been – it was the best thing I have ever done!
Wow! Got to see the famous shipwreck beach in Zakynthos with Solos. Can’t wait to discover more of their destinations!
Our tour leader Monica was exceptional! Had such a good time and will be rebooking with Solos. Thanks for a great holiday!
Had the best time with Solos! Discovered beautiful destinations and met some lifelong friends.