Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become one of the richer nations in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain reasonable.
Kuala Lumpur, the capital and the most populous city in Malaysia is a cultural melting pot with some of the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, great shopping malls, contemporary high rises, even better food and some of nature's wonders. It is among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in terms of population and economy. Rated as an alpha world city, Kuala Lumpur is the cultural, financial and economic center of Malaysia due to its position as the capital as well as being a key city.
Penang is one of the most developed and highly urbanized state islands in Malaysia, located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Penang is the second smallest Malaysian state in area and the eight most populous. Penang is one of the most fabulous holiday destinations of Malaysia that has many things to offer for a visitor. It has rich multicultural heritage, temples, museums, historical ruins, beautiful beaches, preserved forests, and fantastic food that would make your vacation worthwhile. Penang is well known as the "food paradise" of Malaysia.