MALAYSIA WELCOMES THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE


Malaysia is excitedly preparing to welcome Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who will visit the dynamic capital city Kuala Lumpur and the rainforested eco-adventure destination of Sabah, Borneo, from Thursday 13 to Saturday 15 September 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, the KLCC (Kuala Lumpur City Centre) and Danum Valley in Sabah, Borneo. 


The royal couple will experience Malaysia’s lively capital, Kuala Lumpur (KL), one of South East Asia’s most vibrant cities. Home to 1.6 million people, KL is a melting pot of multiculturalism and home to the world’s tallest twin towers, the Petronas Towers which are housed within the Kuala Lumpur City Centre (KLCC) precinct; a “city within a city”, this 40-hectare (100-acre) site offers a plethora of facilities and experiences for the city-break visitor. KL is also home to the fascinating Tun Abdul Razak Heritage Park which encompasses the Orchid & Hibiscus Gardens, the Deer Park, Butterfly Park and the ASEAN Sculpture Park. 


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will 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 which 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. Sabah is the ideal destination for the conscientious adventure traveller. 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. The people of Malaysia are looking forward to welcoming the Royal couple with open arms and treating them to Malaysia’s renowned friendly hospitality to ensure they thoroughly enjoy their stay and remember their trip for years to come.

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The time is now, the place is Malaysia.

For more information, please contact:
Representation Plus
Flo Powell
Email: flo@representationplus.co.uk
Tel: 020 8877 4509
Mob: 077 6624 2138
Visit: www.tourism.gov.my
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For more information on the Danum Valley please visit http://www.borneonaturetours.com

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