Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia that occupies parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It is known for its beaches, tropical forests and the mix of cultural influences from Malaysia, China, India and Europe. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy commercial districts, such as Bukit Bintang, and skyscrapers, such as the iconic 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.