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Malaysia

Background & Highlights

Sandwiched between Thailand and the northern fringes of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore are in an altogether higher economic bracket than the rest of Southeast Asia.

Malaysia comprises the lower half of the Malay peninsular to the south of Thailand, as well as the states of Sarawak and Sabah in the north of Borneo. Singapore is ...

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Anthropology & Tribes

Upriver Adventures with the Iban
A visit to a longhouse is often the highlight of a trip to Sarawak, offering a glimpse into the lifestyle of the various tribes who have for generations lived in the remote interior of Borneo. While there are many areas in Sarawak where longhouses can be visited, Ulu Ai is one of the best.

Anthropology & Tribes

The Red Ape Trail
The Red Ape trail is a remote trekking route in one of the few remaining orangutan habitats left in Borneo that has been established in cooperation with the Orangutan Foundation.

Dive Packages

Mataking Diving
The area around Mataking sports well over 30 dive sites, and typically dive conditions are great with good visibility and almost no currents making it good for both experienced and novice divers.

Malaysia in Pictures

Malaysia in Pictures
A selection of Symbiosis Expedition Planning's favourite photos from Malaysia.

Mosques in Penang

A state in Malaysia located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca, Penang is home to dozens of Islamic mosques and the culture of Islam, as it does throughout Malaysia, colors every aspect of modern life.

Explore Malaysia