Singapore at its tip. From the capital of KL you could nip to the historic port city of Melaka or with more time, head north to the tea plantations and scarlet strawberries of the Cameron Highlands. For a more intrepid adventure, head north to the ancient forest of Taman Negara for canopy walking, kayaking and caving.
A short boat ride away, idyllic islands lie just off the coast and are home to compact towns and the peninsula’s best beaches. Just off the west coast, the white sands of Langkawi, street food of Penang and colonial houses of Georgetown top many people’s lists, while the quieter east coast islands of Perhentian and Redang are on the bucket list for scuba fans