The Duchess of Cambridge has made her first overseas speech as the royal couple continue their Diamond Jubilee tour.
Kate spoke after she and Prince William met children at Hospis Malaysia.
St James' Palace said: "The Duchess of Cambridge is keen to use her visit to learn more about how the hospice movement works in Malaysia."
William and Kate were given a tour of the hospice where they also met families of those receiving palliative care.
She said: "William and I are hugely excited to be in Malaysia - this, our first ever visit.
"It has been wonderful meeting the patients, families and all the staff here, you have given us the most wonderful welcome."
The Duchess of Cambridge is patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices. It was at the opening of the charity's Ipswich hospice where earlier this year Kate made her first ever speech as a member of the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in one final engagement in Singapore before their flight to Kuala Lumpur.
During a visit to the Kranji War Cemetery, their Royal Highnesses laid a wreath in tribute to the sacrifices made by thousands of British and other Commonwealth servicemen who lost their lives in the defence of Singapore.
The Duke and Duchess arrived to the sound of the Gurkha Contingent Pipers, and were handed a wreath of red roses, white lilies and orchids with a message from William's grandmother, which read: "In Memory Of The Glorious Dead Elizabeth R and Philip."
They stepped forward and laid it upon the Singapore Memorial bearing the names of more than 24,000 Commonwealth casualties from the Second World War, before moving back and bowing their heads in tribute.
The couple then stood as the Last Post was played by a lone bugler followed by a minute's silence.
Before the couple's visit to Hospis Malaysia, they were guests of Malaysia's prime minister at a lunch at his official residence, the Seri Perdana.
Later William and Kate will pay an official call on His Majesty The Agong, Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah of Kedah.