Malaysia a must for 2014
Mike Williams - Content provided by House of Travel
If you've long been intrigued by Malaysia's exotic mix of dense jungles, white sandy beaches with blue waters, remote villages, towering high-rises and delightful assortment of cuisines, then 2014 is the year to make it happen.
Renowned travel publisher Lonely Planet has named Malaysia in its top 10 countries to visit in 2014.
Lonely Planet's 'Best of Travel' is a group of influential top 10 lists highlighting the must-visit countries and cities for the coming year as selected by Lonely Planet travel experts.
Malaysia has a long list of famous and irresistible tourist attractions and experiences, but it was an exciting array of new attractions that sent it rocketing into the top 10, for example, Legoland Malaysia and Hello Kitty Town in Johor.
Malaysia has esteemed company in the top 10 with Scotland hosting its 'year of the homecoming' and Brazil hosting the FIFA World Cup. Malaysia was the only Asian country to make the list.
In 2014, Malaysia celebrates 'Visit Malaysia Year 2014', which promises to be its biggest tourism celebration ever, with a phenomenal line-up of events and festivals.
There is an event to interest everyone, whether it be the Formula 1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix in March, the Rainforest World Music Festival in June, the Kl Arts & Cultural Festival from July to September or hundreds more.
The theme of 'Visit Malaysia Year 2014' is 'Malaysia - Truly Asia' and will celebrate the diversity in unity of all Malaysians.
The celebrations have already begun and the whole year will be a non-stop extravaganza of carnivals, sporting and cultural events.
There has never been a better time to visit Malaysia.