It’s easier to get to my favourite Asian country – Malaysia

As readers of my blog and book know, Malaysia is my favourite SE Asian country so had to pass on this tidbit about flights from New Zealand, just in time for the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 year, with Malaysia Airlines’  flights daily from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland starting March next year. (Check out all my blogs under the category “Malaysia” on the right – i have lot more to write too after my recent visit to Sabah and Sarawak)

The press release  reads:

“Zalina Ahmad, director of Tourism Malaysia in New Zealand, says 2014 is a year in which New Zealanders can expect an extremely hospitable welcome from all Malaysians and find a huge array of things to do.

“Malaysia is well known for its food and shopping, but New Zealanders can just about think of anything they would like to see and do and they will find it Malaysia,” she says

For active Kiwis there is the whole gambit of water sports, including international tournaments in sailing and fishing, world class diving locations and white water rafting, a myriad of golf courses, extreme 4WD and mountain biking tracks, Formula One motorsports, motorbike racing and car rallying and jungle trekking.

For families there are fun parks and theme parks like Legoland and Hello Kitty World, Kuching’s Cat City and opportunities to stay in traditional Malaysian long houses and explore the differing aspects of the many cultures that make the country so colourful.

Malaysia covers not only the main peninsular with world renowned beach resorts like Langkawi, but also Borneo with the states of Sabah and Sarawak.  Some of Malaysia’s beaches are considered the best in the world.

“The announcement by Malaysian Airlines is the beginning of what will be an exciting year,” Zalina Ahmad says. “For New Zealanders who have thought about a holiday in Malaysia, Visit Malaysia Year 2014 will certainly be the time to make that dream come true.”

For information about visiting Malaysia go to ”


So like the Nike advert .. just do it … and I’m sure you’ll love it just as I do.

PS: I have an e-book on its way about Borneo Malaysia which will be available late January 2014

Author: Heather - the kiwi travel writer

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