Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur on the peninsular, is regularly depicted by the iconic Petronas Towers.
All very dramatic, but let's travel east across the peninsular for a different view.
Now, let's cross the South China Sea to Borneo for another view -
and I'm not referring to Malaysia's most famous ape, the orang-utan. You can see my orang-utan photos from last April's A-Z Challenge: O is for Orang-utan.
Away from the sophistication of Kuala Lumpur, and the jungles of Borneo where a few wild orang-utans still survive lies a world of tiny islands, with white beaches the texture of talcum powder, shimmering under a hot sun.
For me, the biggest attraction of East Malaysia's city of Kota Kinabalu was the wonderful, friendly locals.
I can almost taste those barbecued fish.
Before you ask, I have to confess I can't tell you what they were grinding. If anyone knows, do tell!
Please let me know if you've enjoyed this post. I'll reply to all comments when I return from my travels in March.