Malaysia: Tioman and Perhentian Islands

Tioman Island lies off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, in the South China Sea. It's a nature reserve, ringed by beaches. The area is known for its dive sites, which have corals, sea fans and sea sponges, as well as shipwrecks. The island is covered in tropical rainforests, home to butterflies, lizards and monkeys. On the east coast, the Juara Turtle Project is a hatchery that protects and studies sea turtles. Perhentian Islands are beautiful tropical islands in the South China Sea on the east coast of Malaysia. It is a perfect getaway with spectacular pristine beaches, crystal-clear water, rich marine life, and a great variety of things to do.

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We visited Malaysia in the 1990s - since then one of Malaysia’s most recognisable and iconic landmarks has been built - the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia also boasts one of Southeast Asia’s most incredible food scenes.

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