Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country that is unique in that it is split into two distinct parts with the South China Sea in between them. West Malaysia is situated on a peninsula of the Asian mainland. East Malaysia is located in the north part of the island of Borneo. The western part of Malaysia is connected to Thailand and the island of Singapore. The east side of Malaysia borders Brunei and Indonesia.
Visitors to Malaysia can enjoy a variety of sights and activities. Of particular interest are Malaysia 's tropical islands. Scuba divers can explore to their heart's content on Redang Island , a popular choice among the scuba diving community. Also of interest to scuba divers would be Sipadan Island well known for its beautiful coral reefs. Fishermen can enjoy good fishing on the island of Pangkor . Others with a passion for marine life can visit Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park .
Those visitors with a heart for a different kind of adventure can head into one of Malaysia's many national parks. These parks offer a plethora of expeditions into the country's jungles. These expeditions can range from the fairly tame (meaning civilization is not too far away) to the more remote. Interested persons should visit one or more of the following parks: Bako National Park, Gunung Mulu National Park, Gunung Gading National Park, Batang Ai National Park, and Kubah National Park all located in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Other parks include: Endau Rompin National Park , located in the state of Johor, and Kinabulu National Park located in Sabah , Malaysia.