Best way of getting around: Independent driving. Flights from peninsular Malaysia into Borneo.
Highlight: seeing orangutans in the wild.
Travel tip: Bring plenty of mozzie spray. Use lavishly..
Dress Code: Almost anything goes in the capital but wear conservative, long sleeved shirts and trousers in rural areas.
Unusual highlight: Cheeky monkeys at the Batu Caves
This south east Asian country is known for its beautiful beaches and rainforests (one of the few where orangutans live in the wild). Malaysian street food ranks among some of the best in the world, an inviting fusion of colour and taste. A round of night golf should work off all that good food – just beware the lurking crocodiles on the course…