Touch wood that we will see separate geographical forums soon!
LL Moderators, if you're watching this thread, here are some suggestions (I'm sure others will have more):
Asia - divided into India, Southeast Asia, and East Asia
Australia / New Zealand
North America (East Coast)
North America (West Coast)
I'll start by asking you jashermd, because I'm new at this have you ever been to Malaysia? If so where would you recommend to stay?
Welcome to LL -- I'm afraid I've not been to Malaysia. You may want to post to the Worldwide board - I believe there are some people here who have been there.