One of the fastest-developing nations in south-east Asia, Malaysia is made up of two land masses separated by the South China Sea. The west Malaysian peninsula shares a border with Thailand, while eastern Malaysia, also known as Borneo, is connected via road bridge to the island state of Singapore. Holiday makers will be pleased to know that Malaysia enjoys a highly tropical climate, with warm weather guaranteed, though temperatures tend to be cooler in the Malaysian highlands. There are three distinct regions to visit in Malaysia: the west coast, featuring capital city, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Selangor; the east coast, which is predominantly a Muslim area; and the south, featuring Johor's wonderful dual coastlines and easy connectivity to Singapore. Malaysia is wonderfully complex with a rich history and a promising economic future fuelled by its hi-tech industries. Flights are plentiful to Kuala Lumpur, making it easy to plan a visit to Malaysia.