"Insight Guide Malaysia" is a comprehensive full-colour guide to the culture, history and people of this varied and fascinating country. It is illustrated throughout with hundreds of new, specially commissioned colour photographs. Our inspirational Best of Malaysia section illustrates the country's highlights, from the dazzling architecture of dynamic Kuala Lumpur and the World Heritage Sites of Georgetown and Melaka, to the natural splendours of Mount Kinabalu and the largest orangutan sanctuary in the world in Malaysian Borneo - making sure you don't miss anything. Our unrivalled coverage of history, landscape and culture provides an essential introduction to Malaysia's colonial past and recent developments, as well as its astoundingly diverse geography and melting pot of people. The informative text, written by regional experts, is a pleasure to read and accompanied by stunning photography. Lavish magazine-style features offer a unique insight into the country's famed street food and traditional bangau - ornate sailing boats - as well as the longhouses of Sarawak, Borneo, where an ancient way of life continues.
All major sights are cross-referenced with the maps, and the travel tips section provides a wealth of practical information on how to plan your trip, as well as carefully selected hotel and restaurant listings.
Siew Lyn Wong specialises in travel and environmental writing. A gourmet and nature-lover, she loves Kuala Lumpur's eclectic blend of chaos and cosmopolitanism, and the multifariousness of Malaysia in general. She has contributed to numerous Insight Guides, including Insight Guide Southeast Asia, Insight Guide Malaysia, Pocket Guide Penang and Langkawi and Step-by-Step Kuala Lumpur.HonYuen Leong is a documentary writer-director-producer who makes movies about Asia. Formerly a journalist, she continues to write on subjects she is deeply passionate about - travel, heritage, architecture, and the community. Her favorite thing about Malaysia is that you can never go hungry. In major cities and towns, there is always a tasty snack to be found anytime of the day or