A compact guide offering the visitor to Malaysia practical information on all major tourist sites, while also emphasizing the atmosphere and background of this country. The introduction offers an overview of all aspects of Malaysia, putting it in its context within South-East Asia. The text covers topics such as its geography, wildlife, history, people and culture, and politics, all with reference to what would most interest the visitor. Details are also given on local food and drink specialities, crafts, local wares and souvenirs that can be found at the markets; and shopping suggestions. To provide the general background to the details of all the major tourist areas, the reader is first taken on a visual journey around the country in which each region is described.