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.
It’s the most happening of cities, a place where over 200 languages are spoken and millions flock each year to see its world-famous sights. New York draws visitors in like nowhere else. The crowded streets of Manhattan are the stuff of legend. First timers will want to head to the top of the Empire State Building and stand beneath the glare of the lights of Times Square. But there’s so much more to see and do, whether it’s catching an Off-Broadway play, checking out world class art at MoMA or shopping the streets of SoHo. Brooklyn’s hip neighborhoods of Greenpoint and Fort Greene offer a more relaxed vibe, while the food in Queens’ Chinatown is worth the long subway ride.