Malaysia & Borneo
EVENTS IN MALAYSIA & BORNEO
Cleaved in half, Malaysia’s constituent parts complement each other to offer a highly satisfying whole. On the mainland, the peninsula brims with high-profile cities and vibrant destinations, while Borneo offers grand wildlife, diverse national parks and Southeast Asia’s highest peak.
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Offering a riot of colour, spice and culture, Malaysia has moved assuredly into the sophisticated luxury market. MICE options steeped in local interactions are accented by comfort and style, with options ranging from single-resort islands to heritage-rich highlands.
CULTURE MEETS NATURE
Among the most unique appeals of Malaysia is its balance between culture and nature. Destinations such as Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Penang offer fantastic heritage, while nature holds sway in Borneo with some of the region’s best national parks.
WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS IN BORNEO
From Proboscis Monkeys and Orangutans to exotic birds, unique insects and the Pygmy elephant discover the majestic wildlife of Borneo in what is considered to be the oldest rainforest in the world.
EXPERIENCE ETHNIC CULTURE AND LIFESTYLE IN BORNEO
There is no better way to experience the lifestyle and culture of Borneo than by staying in one of its longhouse guesthouses. Meet the village leader, try on traditional ethnic wear, dine with locals and enjoy truly local forms of entertainment.
SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS IN KUALA LUMPUR
Explore the origins of tin and pewter (both trace their roots back to Kuala Lumpur) with a hands-on experience to see how each metal is uniquely crafted. The School of Hard Knocks provides an opportunity to shape and craft your own metal masterpiece.
VISIT TO THE SNAKE TEMPLE IN PENANG
The Snake Temple was built by a Buddhist monk around 1850, in memory of a legendary healer who was also known for sheltering snakes of the jungle. After the construction of the temple, many snakes reportedly came to visit, giving the temple its modern day moniker.
EAGLE SPOTTING AT KILIM GEOFOREST PARK IN LANGKAWI
Cruise along the Geopark mangrove area where you can catch glimpse of eagles soaring in the skies over your boat. The Geopark has been a UNESCO Heritage site since 2007.
MICE in MALAYSIA & BORNEO
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Among countries in Southeast Asia, Malaysia is easily one of the most well-suited for meetings. Its central location within the region and connectivity make it easy to access from almost anywhere. Despite being one of the most developed countries in the region, it also boasts some of the most stunning natural and cultural attractions, making time between meetings a pleasure for any visitor.
principal destinations in MALAYSIA & BORNEO
Malaysia offers a range of unique destinations to hold memorable MICE events. All are within a close proximity to enthralling incentives that guests will love. Here are a few of the most popular.
A pulsating capital located on the banks of the Red River, Hanoi boasts a rich and diverse heritage. Hosting well-preserved monuments, charming city quarters and over a thousand years of history, Hanoi has long been considered the political and cultural hub of the nation.
Few places in Asia offer more juxtaposition than Kota Kinabalu, the second largest entry hub in Borneo. Just a short ride away awaits one of the world’s most pristine natural ecosystems: steaming rainforests crawling with orangutans, pygmy elephants, proboscis monkeys and other exotic animals. Just off the coast are some of Malaysia’s most paradisiacal islands. Despite these incredible natural offerings, Kota Kinabalu has all the polishings of a metropolitan city, making it the perfect place to hold MICE events.
Penang is a beautiful tropical island hosting one of Southeast Asia’s most celebrated culinary traditions. With a long history as a prominent trading port, its shores have attracted immigrants from around the world to create a unique cultural melting pot. The city’s charming colonial-era architecture combines with buzzing ethnic enclaves and streets incensed with the fragrance of bubbling pots to create one of Southeast Asia’s most memorable destinations that is perfectly suited for MICE.
Langkawi is a collection of over a hundred stunning tropical islands surrounded by clear jade-green water. Among these islands are dramatic limestone mountains and caves, a vast mangrove forest bustling with life and coral reefs ripe for snorkelling. Despite its small size, it’s also well-connected and easy to access. Icing on the cake is the island’s duty-free status, ensuring that its gorgeous attractions and world-class amenities come at rock-bottom prices: a perfect host to any MICE activity.
With world-class hospitality, modern facilities and excellent value, services in Malaysia are among the very best in the region.
From elegant five-star hotels to charming boutique resorts and comfortable budget options, Malaysia has an excellent range of accommodation to suit any need or MICE occassion.
DINING & VENUES
Malaysia’s rich culinary heritage ensures some of the very best dining experiences anywhere. With a wide range of amazing venues, Malaysia is almost tailor-made for MICE.
One of Malaysia’s strongest advantages is its incredible connectivity. Whether by air, land or sea, there are abundant options of varying levels of comfort for any occassion.