Malaysia has many different cultures and climates as well as widely varying scenery, so take your pick as to what you'd like to enjoy in this magical land of near-tropical heat and humidity. The most modern architecture can be found in the capital Kuala Lumpur with its famous Petronas Twin Towers, but equally the most deprived areas can be found t far away from the hustle and bustle of modernity. Shopping centres are huge, diverse and cater for all tastes and price-ranges as well as entire floors filled with food outlets. Once out of the traffic jams and city fumes there are massive forests to explore and near-endless gorgeous beaches and several island paradise resorts. The country would warrant several visits to explore all its diverse aspects, one of which could be as a place to retire to from cold and drab Europe! JACK TAYLOR BOOKS OFFER EASY TO READ STORIES AND LOT OF ORIGINAL PHOTOS.