Peninsular Malaysia, or Western Malaysia, shares both land and maritime borders with Thailand and is home to the majority of Malaysia’s population. Here, Malay, Chinese, and Indian cultures influence all aspects of life: faith, food, and infrastructure. A part of the ancient spice route, Malaysia is a gastronomical paradise of Chinese-Malay ‘Nonya’ fare, Indian curries, and Chinese buffets, and is a surprisingly tolerant multi-religious conglomeration of the Islam, Christian, Buddhist, Taoist, Hindu, and Sikh faiths of its Asian neighbors. This may explain their love of every celebration and festival under the sun, from Ramadan and Chinese New Year to Diwali and Christmas. Its capital and largest city, Kuala Lumpur, is home to the Petronas Twin Towers, the world’s largest twin towers and fifth tallest skyscraper. This structure, above all, acts as a symbol of Malaysia’s desire to move forward while honoring its national identity.