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Malaysia welcomes the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Malaysia welcome Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, to Kuala Lumpur tomorrow, and from there they will move on to the rainforested eco-adventure destination of Sabah, Borneo, as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour to celebrate 60 years of HM Queen Elizabeth’s reign. As well as attending state functions and talks in Malaysia, the Royal couple will visit iconic tourism sites such as the Petronas Twin Towers and the KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre). They will also experience Malaysia’s adventurous side when they visit Sabah in the rainforests of Malaysian Borneo. Home to the Danum Valley Conversation Area, Sabah’s largest protected lowland rainforest boasts one of the richest conservation areas in the world with 43,800 hectares of pristine and undisturbed tropical flora and fauna. This pristine rainforest is also home to more than 340 species birds, 124 species of mammals, 72 species of reptiles, 56 species of amphibians and a staggering 200 species of plants per hectare. Top attractions in Sabah also include the state’s most famous icon Mount Kinabalu reputed to be the highest peak in South East Asia at 4,092 metres high, Sipadan (a world-famous dive destination) and the Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sandakan. Visitors from the UK have been coming to Malaysia due to the long history between the two countries as trading partners, with British control in the 18th and 20th centuries prior to the incarnation of the Federation of Malaya in 1948 followed by full independence in 1957.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. Isn’t it a good news to the Malaysian people? Kate and William will be visiting them and travelling to some tourist spots. I can see that both countries still maintain the bond they had in history.

  2. I heard from a news that Kate and William would love to go back to Malaysia again. They did enjoy their trip there! I hope I can be there when they visit the country.

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