Malaysia is a sprawling Southeast Asian country that spreads itself over the southern Malay Peninsula and the north edge of Borneo Island.
Kuala Lumpur is the first stop for most travellers – over 11 million of them, in fact. This glittering capital city is the landing place for all direct flights from Perth.
But you could also head north up the coast to Penang, where temples sit between the sea and miles of pristine rainforest. Or there’s always Malaysian Borneo, where Sarawak, Labuan and Sabah hand out orangutan sanctuaries and mountains.
Direct flights to the Malaysian capital city, Kuala Lumpur, last around 5 hours 40 minutes. Flight times to other cities such as Penang, Kota Kinabalu, Miri or Sandakan start from around 8 hours.
AirAsia X, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines offer direct flights. You can also fly indirectly with Virgin Australia, Tigerair, Singapore Airlines and Jetstar Asia Airways.
Want to catch a direct flight from Perth to Malaysia? They leave up to 5 times a day. If you don’t mind a stopover or two, you can pick from an extra 70 flights.
All flights leave from Perth Airport.
You can take your pick of airports in Malaysia. Direct flights zoom to Kuala Lumpur International Airport. But you could catch an indirect flight to Penang International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport in Sabah, or the island Langkawi International Airport.
All direct flights from Perth to Malaysia travel to Kuala Lumpur. It’s cheapest to travel in the very early morning or from mid-afternoon.
Not many places in the world serve up a such a content blend of cultures and religions.
But in Malaysia, you’ll find Islamic mosques, Christian churches and Buddhist temples living side by side in the capital Kuala Lumpur. And the national calendar is a nonstop celebration of festivals – from Eid al-Fitr and Deepavali to Christmas and the Chinese New Year.
The friendly welcome doesn’t stop there. Malaysia is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet – and it’s easily accessible.
You can catch a cable car into the forested hills of Langkawi Island, trace the rainforest trails of Taman Negara, or volunteer at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre on Borneo.
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