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Malaysia’s position at the crossroads of Asia and its international seafaring history make it multicultural to its core, as proven by our list of best things to do in Malaysia. Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultures are interwoven here to create a uniquely Malaysian identity. The country is spread across the Malay Peninsula and two eastern states, Sabah and Sarawak, in northern Borneo. It’s a nature-lover’s dream, with some of Southeast Asia’s best rainforests and coral reefs. Culture vultures will love the ethnic diversity and various layers of history, while foodies will relish the plentiful and cheap loacl street food. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.