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Responsible travel in Malaysia

Malaysia occupies part of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It is renowned for its beaches, tropical forests and Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is home to colonial buildings, shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers like the iconic 451-metre-high Petronas twin towers.

For now, these are local measures or taken by local operators, by hotels that have obtained certification with Earthcheck. In Borneo, eco-tourism is very present with in particular an incentive program in Surawa where volunteering is offered to help the locals, as in Saba, in Sarawa, where there are still tribal populations. Accommodation in eco-responsible lodges are offered in the primary forest and homestays to discover the lifestyle of people in immersion.

On the island of Borneo, there are excellent courses for hiking trekking right in the middle of the jungle. By way of illustration, in Sabah, it is advisable to visit the Kinabalu National Park. This park is home to many endemic species of insects and amphibians, more than 326 species of birds and a hundred species of mammals (orangutan, Malayan weasel, gray otter, etc.).

Practice responsible travel in Malaysia with our local experts.

 You will find up-to-date information on responsible travel in our section below.

  1. local culture
  2. local gastronomy
  3. unmissable hike
  4. outstanding local initiatives to preserve ecosystem