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Malaysia is a wonderful mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous tribal peoples. All of this is reflected in the colourful culture of today. Kuala Lumpur, the bustling capital, boasts some of Asia's tallest skyscrapers as well as stately colonial buildings and lively markets. The old port town of Melaka has intriguing Baba-Nonya houses (a Chinese-Malay combination). The Taman Negara National Park, one of the oldest rainforests in the world, offers opportunities for walking through lush vegetation among monkeys, tapirs and even (rarely sighted) leopards. Malaysia's hostels are well-placed for exploring this kaleidoscopic country. You can stay near the cosmopolitan bustle of Johor Bahru or visit the green wilderness of Kuala Tahan, Malaysia offers you the chance to trek along a vast network of jungle trails. You can dive over vibrant coral reefs and visit Chinese temples and tombs. There's the chance to go white-water rafting down thundering rivers or eat satay with rice cakes.