Malaysia: When to go
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Whatever the season, the beauty and charm of Malaysia never ceases. But, like other tourism destinations, Malaysia has its own travel peak . However, seeing that the nation's climate is primarily tropical, it remains hot and humid throughout the year. Specifically, months from May to September are considered as the ideal time to visit Malaysia. Since it rains heavily during October-November and April-May on the West coast and from November to January on the East coast and in Sabah and Sarawak, this time is avoided by beach lovers. However, rainy season is the best time to spot turtles which come out to lay their eggs. People, who really want to enjoy the beaches, must avoid monsoon season (November to January). Apart from the highlands, the temperature hovers around 30°C in the lowlands with high levels of humidity. Concerning the festivities and mega sale carnival, Malaysia observes travel peak season during November-January. Since this ideal time covers the winter holidays and major festivals like Christmas, New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year. It is possible to find shops closed during major holidays, but shopping malls and amusement parks would never let the excitement down.