Malaysia is a rich and very modern country. They have oil, as in petrol, which makes it very cheap to fill up your tank. It also financed the construction of one of the biggest buildings in the world, the Petronas Towers. Malaysia's infrastructure can easily compete with any European country. Also, Malaysia is very accommodating to foreigners. Europeans get a 90 day visa on arrival.Public transport and perfectly maintained roads make it a pleasure to travel all over the country. If you do you will notice, they got a bit carried away with the palm oil production. It is happening everywhere. Kuala Lumpur, the capital, is not as large as for example Bangkok or Jakarta but much cleaner and quite multicultural. There is a large community of Tamils and of course a lot of Chinese. The Tamils brought their gods and super-sized them. How about this giant statue of Murugan, the god of war? It guards the entrance to the Batu caves.
Malacca used to be Portuguese and then Dutch. The Burmese also controlled it for a while. Nowadays it is an integrated part of Malaysia. This historical city center has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In that part of town one cannot drink, smoke, spit or walk a pet. The man in charge of that area used to be a former Mister Universe. So everything is healthy and good for your body. Except the steroids.