Welcome to Dive Into Malaysia, your comprehensive guide dedicated to unveiling the rich landscapes, vibrant culture, and diverse attractions of one of Southeast Asia’s most captivating countries.

At Dive Into Malaysia, we believe that the essence of travel is discovery, and our website serves as your compass for exploring the myriad wonders of Malaysia—from the bustling metropolises to the tranquil islands, and everything in between.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide you with a complete resource for your visit to Malaysia, as well as the encouragement to go!

We achieve this through:

  • In-depth travel guides and itineraries
  • Honest and detailed reviews of accommodations, cuisines, tours and attractions
  • Practical tips and insights for travelers of all types

We feature articles about Malaysia so you can plan your own trip including inspirational articles (like the best places to visit in Malaysia) as well as information on accommodation, transport and more.

We hope this information will be useful whether you are a Malaysian planning to visit another part of your great country or someone visiting Malaysia for the first time. It’s based on our vast experiences travelling in Malaysia.

Make sure you join our free Malaysia Travel Planning Facebook group. This is the place to ask any questions about your trip, to be inspired and to connect with other Malaysia travellers.

Click here to join now!

Our Story

Our names are Sharon and Joshua, and we love Malaysia!

We have travelled this country extensively. We also lived in Penang with our young family. We really valued this experience and now visit Malaysia multiple times per year with our three kids currently aged 7, 11 and 13 from Australia. We have been travelling in Malaysia since they were babies! And before that, we visited alone.

We can’t recommend this country highly enough as both an awesome tourist and family destination. We love the cultural mix, the food, the stunning attractions and how welcoming everyone is.

In fact, I love visiting this part of the world so much that I returned to university in my thirties and completed an arts degree majoring in Asian Studies at Griffith University. This included studying the Malay language.

I also have a Certificate III in International Travel Sales from AFTA (Australian Federation of Travel Agents) Education and Training and have been certified by Tourism Malaysia as a Malaysia Travel Expert.

I visit as much as I can with my first visit taking place 21 years ago! I especially love Penang (OMG the food!) and Borneo. There’s nothing else like snorkelling around the Semporna Islands or hiking through the Kelabit Highlands.

We previously worked as full time family travel bloggers but are happier now just focusing on our love of Malaysia, the Philippines and Germany. We work full-time as travel writers for these sites and always aim to share the most useful information possible.

When we aren’t working on this site or travelling in Malaysia, we hang out with our kids at home in Melbourne.

We know how difficult planning travel can be, particularly with a family, so we’re here to help lessen the burden and ensure you have an awesome time in Malaysia.

Read more about Sharon here.

Our Responsibility

At Dive Into Malaysia, we operate with a commitment to editorial integrity and transparency.

  • Editorial Freedom: We don’t accept sponsorships that influence our content. Our firsthand experiences and thorough research guide our narratives and recommendations.
  • Unbiased Reviews: Whether it’s a luxury resort or a hidden street food gem, our assessments remain unbiased, driven by our true encounters and evaluations.
  • Ethical Affiliate Marketing: Commissions don’t sway our voice. Our affiliate partnerships are carefully chosen, ensuring they align with our values and resonate with our audience.

We also understand the importance of ethical practices and environmental stewardship in travel.

  • Conservation Efforts: We promote eco-friendly travel and partner with sustainable businesses to preserve Malaysia’s natural beauty for future generations.
  • Community Participation: We encourage our readers to participate in local conservation efforts, practicing responsible tourism and supporting green initiatives.

Connect With Us

Join the Dive Into Malaysia family! Engage with us through our vibrant Facebook group, where you can immerse yourself in lively discussions and share advice with fellow Malaysia enthusiasts.

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Travelling to Malaysia? Click here to download your free Malaysia Trip Planning checklist. We’ll help you get ready for your trip! 

We welcome your feedback! If you have suggestions, don’t hesitate to reach out. Dive into your Malaysian adventure today, and let us guide you through every step.

Find our latest guides here:

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