Wherever the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge go, the royal couple’s legions of fans are sure to follow.
If this pattern is to continue then William and Kate’s arrival in Malaysia, as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, could be set to place the Asian country firmly back on the tourist map.
The pair flew into Singapore this week to begin their tour of South East Asia, and will stay in Malaysia until Saturday.
Tourism Malaysia released a statement saying: “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.”
The Duke and Duchess’s tour of Malaysia will include visits to iconic tourist attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers, Sabah on the island of Borneo and the country’s bustling capital Kuala Lumpur.
Here’s a taste of what the royal couple, and other intrepid globetrotters, could potentially see on a trip to Malaysia.
Petronas Twin Towers
Located in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre, the 88-storey twin structure has been described as Kuala Lumpur’s crown jewel.
Visitors can begin their tour of the 451.9 metre-high buildings with an elevator ride, helping them tackle the first 170 metres of the ascent.
The doors will then open on to Skybridge, the world’s highest 2-storey bridge, which connects the two towers. For a breathtaking view of Kuala Lumpur, tourists can brave new heights by heading to level 86.
Located on the stunning island of Borneo, Sabah offers travellers the chance to unwind on beautiful beaches and take in diverse marine life on Sipadan Island, one of the world’s top dive sites.
There’s also the chance to tackle Mount Kinabalu, one of the highest mountains in South East Asia, for those visitors who favour more active holidays.
One of the many wonders that Malaysia has to offer, the Cameron Highlands is the largest and most famous hill resort in the country.
The area has plenty to offer visitors, from mountains, jungle trails and waterfalls to colourful temples, tea plantations and rose gardens.