Looking for Malaysia quotes? Malaysia is probably one of the underrated destinations in South East Asia, with more famous neighbours like Singapore and Thailand. But it is one of the most beautiful destinations ideals if you are looking for tropical jungles, spectacular islands, turquoise beaches without crowds, theme-parks, modern cities and delicious food. I backpacked alone around 3 weeks in this country and fell in love with it.

Whether you are looking for some travel inspiration through quotes about Malaysia or want some top Malayasia travel quotes that will go with your fabulous photos from the trip, in this best you will find the best Malaysia quotes and captions.


Below are some of the most popular Malaysia quotes for you.

Malaysia quotes
Malaysia quotes

‘I love Malaysia and it abundant islands with wildlife.’

‘I found a gate to heaven in Malaysia.’

‘Malaysia is a country unlike any other: Full of promise and fragility. Its history, cultural and religious diversity make it a rich, compelling and surprising land.’

‘I like to spend eternity walking on the islands of Malaysia.’

‘That whole country, Malaysia has a history of telling other countries back off, we`ll do our business. They`re a pretty stubborn bunch of people. So they will do what they have to do. ‘ – Christopher R. Hill

‘Malaysia is known as a melting pot of varied races, but really, the gastronomic imagery is at its strongest for its cuisine. It is in this cauldron of Malaysian cuisine that one finds a unique blending and marriage of cultural and culinary tastes.’ – Wendy Hutton


Whether you like beaches or mountains or cities, Malaysia has it all. From the ultra-modern skyscrapers-filled capital Kuala Lumpur to artistic streets of Penang to gorgeous beaches of Langkawi to the scenic tea-gardens-carpeted hill town of Cameron Highlands, there are plenty of things to do and see in Malaysia.

Malaysia offers a lot of experiences for everyone whether you are traveling alone or if you are travelling with family. Your kids will enjoy a lot of things, thanks to family-friendly destinations and activities. Below are some Malaysia travel quotes that will tell you more about the country.

Malaysia quotes

‘Fine sand, sea-diving and snorkelling, I love everything about Perhentian Islands in Malaysia.’

‘Nights are mysterious in the old town of Malacca.’

Kuala Lumpur rises up out of steamy, equatorial, Southeast Asian jungle, Malaysia’s capital city — a chaotic, multiethnic, multicultural modern metropolis of Malay, Chinese, and Indian. – Anthony Bourdain

‘Eating wantan mee in Malaysia is my earliest memory. The street sellers there have a whole cooking set-up on the front of their bikes.’ – Rachel Khoo

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‘When my father was posted to Malaysia, we’d take bacon-and-egg sandwiches in our backpacks and go hiking in the jungle or make bamboo rafts to sail down rivers.’ – Rory Stewart

‘Home to me is where I am and where I feel most comfortable. Obviously, Malaysia is at home. In L.A, my home is my apartment because that’s my Malaysia.’ – Yuna

A few more beautiful Malaysian quotes for you.

‘Covering a full spectrum of cuisine from Portuguese, Arab and Indian to Chinese, Thai and Indonesian, Malaysian food is a fascinating journey of all that is ‘truly Asia’ in one nation.’ – Norman Musa

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‘I don’t remember the first picture I took, but I actually found a picture of myself on a trip back to my old family home in Malaysia. I’m five years old, sitting on the floor with the family camera in my hand. It was a film camera – not a DSLR – with a fixed lens and a nice manual zoom.’ – Ren Ng

‘I love the smell of the sea on the Malaysian Islands.’

‘Despite the regional differences, Malay food can be described as spicy and flavourful, although this does not necessarily mean chilli-hot. But you can rest assured that even if the main dishes are not hot, there’ll be chilli-based sambal on hand.’ Wendy Hutton

‘Growing up in Malaysia and England, there wasn’t an obvious route into the comics world, so my creative energy went into theatre and prose and then movies and TV.’ – Arvind Ethan David

‘Kuala Lumpur had a certain something. There was a sense of freedom perhaps, of anarchy even, that Singapore so sorely lacked. Perhaps it was the lack of deference to authority, the physical space, the ability to take a step back and enjoy a moment of quiet that lent Kuala Lumpur its atmosphere. Singaporeans were always adding to the list of reasons each one kept to hand, in case they met a Malaysian, of why it was so much better on the island than the peninsula. They ranged from law and order to cleanliness, from the clean government to good schools, and always ended on the strength of the Singaporean economy. But in the end, the Malaysian would nod as if to agree to the points made – and then shrug to indicate that they probably wouldn’t trade passports, not really. And if pressed for a reason they would fall back on that old chestnut which somehow seemed to capture everything that was wrong about Singapore – but your government bans chewing gum. The nanny state and the police state all rolled into one.’ ― Shamini Flint


Below are some beautiful Malaysia quotes that can be perfect for Instagram captions for Malaysia photos.

‘In Malaysia, it is never too late to dream a new dream.’

‘I love Malaysia due to its exotic durian fruit.’

‘Malaysia is my favourite relaxing spot in the east.’

‘The magic in Malay cuisine lies in its spices and herbs.’ – Wendy Hutton

‘How do you know there’s not a door to heaven in the sky between Malaysia and Vietnam?’ – Sarah Palin

‘The butterflies in Malaysia are actually fairies in disguise.’

‘To understand Malaysian food is to understand how Malaysia is made up. The country consists largely of three races: Malays, Chinese, and Indians. Imagine the array of flavours and influences just from these three cultures. It’s difficult to pinpoint one distinct dish or flavour and call it “Malaysian”, as Malaysian cuisine is a fusion of all these cultures.’ – Ping Coombes


Like many things about the country, Malaysia’s culture or food is relatively less-known to the world. Food is an important part of shaping families in homes and communities.

When you travel in Malaysia, you will definitely love the food, and also notice many interesting and unique things about its culture. Below are some beautiful Malaysia quotes about culture, history and food.

‘Malaysians are passionate about food. It is something that connects us and it is our way of showing our hospitality.’ – Zaleha Kadir Olpin

‘In Malaysia, where Western culture was extremely influential, I’d grown up listening to Elvis and the Beatles and watching American movies. People wanted to be like Americans. In contrast, when I got here, I saw prosperous middle-class American college students wanting to somehow join the Third World.’ – Feisal Abdul Rauf

Malaysian food, the unsung cuisine at the heart of South-East Asia, is in fact rich in flavour and diversity. If you’re passionate about food, you will not be able to help yourself becoming passionate about Malaysian food. – Norman Musa

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‘In spite of the huge diversity in Malaysia in terms of religion, culture, race, ethnicity and so forth, we’ve really gone very far in developing this country.’ – Najib Razak

‘I have found that in Malaysia the ingredients from gardens, kitchens and floral markets overlap as they are all used in cooking, conjuring memories of a mouth-watering curry from a street stall in Chiang Mai or Singapore’s Newton Circus.’ – Carol Selva Rajah

‘Basically, all the world’s computer parts come from the same supply chain that runs from Korea, down through coastal China, over to Taiwan, and down to Malaysia.’ – Thomas Friedman

‘Unlike many modern Western lifestyles, food remains at the very heart of Malaysian society and family life. Big cook-up banquets for family gatherings, eating out daily at friendly local hawker stalls and roadside restaurants, or cooking for 2,000 wedding guests are all part of the cultural scene. What’s more eating is a 24//7 activity, and it’s certainly not unheard of eating out at 2 am, with the whole family in tow.’ – Norman Musa

‘My priority is to ensure peace and harmony in Malaysia. That is uppermost in my mind.’ – Najib Razak

‘All these boundaries – Africa, Asia, Malaysia, America – are set by men. But you don’t have to look at boundaries when you are looking at a man – at the character of a man. The question is: What do you stand for? Are you a follower, or are you a leader?’ – Hakeem Olajuwon

‘The iconic foods of Malaysia can be readily found in the streets and are within everyone’s reach. These dishes have withstood the test of time and will continue to be part of the Malaysian culinary experience.’ – Wendy Hutton

‘We are all Malaysians. This is the bond that unites us. Let us always remember that unity is our fundamental strength as a people and as a nation.’ – Tunku Abdul Rahman

‘The plane came into land over undulating hills covered in neat grids of oil palm. Singh caught a glimpse of the Formula One racetrack – yet another project by the previous government to drag Malaysia onto the world stage. Mahathir, the previous prime minister, was convinced that as long as he built the biggest, the best and the most expensive of everything, Malaysia would be treated with respect by the international community. Predictably, Malaysia had instead become a byword for the funding and construction of white elephants.’ – Shamini Flint

Malaysia quotes

‘From a gastronomic point of view, Malaysia can be said to be one of the richest and most exciting countries where you can find many types of cuisine. In the northern states, such as Perlis and Kedah, the food reflects Thai influence. In the popular tourist destination of Penang, the food is predominantly influenced by Chinese and Indian cuisine. To the south in Melaka, Peranakan, or Nyonya, food dominates the scene. In my home state of Pahang, the food remains very kampung-style, or traditional, with many seafood dishes due to its proximity to the coast.’ – Zaleha Kadir Olpin

‘Singapore’s society has long pushed a materialistic definition of success, the so-called “5 C’s” – Cash, Credit card, Car, Country Club, Condominium. Sadly, somebody forgot to include the most important one – Children. When we Singaporeans say, “He/she is doing well”, we are almost invariably talking about that person’s material well-being. A good job, a high salary and possibly a killing in the property market. If a Malaysian says, “He/she is doing well”, we found them often talking about a person’s health or family. Living well, perhaps, with many children. More happiness could also be because Malaysia is a much bigger country, with many more places to go, jobs to do and activities to engage in. People have more options, avenues to explore and ways in which to be happy. Singapore, by contrast, is small, and people tend to do the same things. If you’re not intent on making money and racing your Ferrari from one traffic light to the next, then what exactly are you up to?’ – Sudhir Thomas Vadaketh


Below are some funny Malaysian quotes

‘I don’t know if you’re familiar with Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. You step outside the hotel, and you’re soaking wet within 10 minutes.’ – Craig Fairbrass

‘What do you call a bear from Malaysia? Koala Lumpur.’

‘Where do Koalas like to go on holiday? Koala Lumpur.’


There is no fun without a pun. Here are some Malaysia quotes that are witty and hilarious puns, and also some folklore Malaysian proverbs that tell us about the culture and beliefs among the locals throughout the country.

Malaysia travel quotes

‘We Malaysia do no pun. We do puntun.’

Don’t think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm. —Malaysian Proverb

One can pay back the loan of gold, but one lives forever in debt to those who are kind.

No matter how big the whale is, a tiny harpoon can kill him. 

It is the fate of the coconut husk to float, of the stone to sink.

He who has learned how to steal must learn how to hang. 

Fear to let fall a drop and you spill a lot.

If there is no reason, why would the tempura bird nest on the low branches? 

Prepare the umbrella before it rains.

Though a tree grows ever so high, the falling leaves return to the ground.

Just because you are irritated by a mosquito, you burn the mosquito curtain.

A fool is like the big drum that beats fast but does not realize its hollowness. 

An ox with long horns, even if he does not butt, will be accused of butting. 

Do not be tricked into thinking that there are no crocodiles just because the water is still. 

Do not measure another man’s coat on your body.

Where there is sugar, there are bound to be ants. 

You can’t get at the precious sago without first breaking the bark.

If you plant grass, you won’t get rice.

To bend a bamboo, start when it is a shoot. 

The existence of the sea means the existence of pirates.

So that’s it about the best Malaysia quotes that you liked. Hope this will inspire you to plan a trip to Malaysia – Truly Asia!

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