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A diverse destination in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is a gorgeous country made up of more than 800 islands. Some parts of the country are quintessentially beach holiday destinations with gorgeous white sands and relaxing climes, while the country is also home to some incredibly modern cityscapes – none more so than Kuala Lumpur. The capital city of Malaysia boasts an awe-inspiring skyline full of impressive skyscrapers, colonial architecture, and numerous cultural attractions. A visit to the city isn’t complete without a visit to the bottom of the Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s tallest twin skyscrapers. While a photo at the bottom is impressive enough, a visit to the top affords similarly spectacular vistas. Away from the city, the area of Langkawi is a tropical paradise made up of picturesque paddy fields and gorgeous jungle-clad hills. Nature-lovers will feel at home here with lots of walks in the hills and along the beaches readily available. Other popular destinations are Penang, known as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, and Borneo, home of the endangered orangutan and a world-renowned spot for diving.
Verdant Hill Hotel (Kuala Lumpur)
The four-star Verdant Hill Hotel is found right in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s Golden Triangle district, the perfect meeting point of business and leisure. The 22-storey building affords great views of the city, while there are great facilities for guests to use during their stay here too. There is an outdoor pool for those wanting to swim, and a restaurant/bar which also offers coffee and hot drinks throughout the day. The local area is renowned for nightlife and there are lots of shopping centres in short walking distance from the hotel. Those wanting to visit sites further out in the city will find multiple monorail stations close by.
Berjaya Langkawi Resort
Found among a gorgeous rainforest landscape, and also just steps away from the water, the Berjaya Langkawi Resort is the picture of an exotic retreat. Complete with a wonderful beachfront to relax upon, the hotel also has incredibly convenient facilities to ensure a relaxing stay. There are four restaurants to choose from with a beachside brasserie, open-air Thai restaurant, and a buffet-style international eatery among them. There are a further three bars onsite, as well as a relaxing spa and gym – depending on your mood. Popular attractions like the Langkawi Cable Car and the Seven Wells Waterfall are 800 metres and two kilometres away respectively.