Malaysia has excellent diving opportunities. The most popular spots are the islands off the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia (Perhentian, Redang, Tioman and many more), although the diving season is limited to April to September. However, the most famous dive site – often ranked among the best in the world – is Sipadan, off the easternmost tip of Malaysia’s Borneo. There are many other lesser-known sites, such as Layang Layang.
Malaysia is home to a uniquely Malay martial arts style known as silat. Silat tournaments are held between different schools in the country, and the Southeast Asian Games is the most important international tournament in silat, with competitors from neighbouring countries also taking part. There is also an equally traditional, stylised dance version of silat called silat gayung, which is well worth watching if you get the chance.
In addition, there are also many kung fu masters among the ethnic Chinese community, and Malaysia is consistently among the top performers in international wushu competitions.