Malaysia as a country consists of two parts.
Peninsular Malaysia is sandwiched between Thailand in the north and
Singapore in the south. The Straits of Malacca runs along the western
breath of Peninsular Malaysia. East Malaysia is on the Island of Borneo. It
consists of two states Sabah and Sarawak in the north of Borneo. Kuala
Lumpur is the Capital. Kuala Lumpur is a bustling metropolis and also the
site of the Famous Petronas Twin towers-the world's tallest Twin Tower
to explore in Malaysia.
Malaysia because of its geographic
location has a very diverse mix of Asian culture. “Malaysia Truly Asia”
is an apt description. Malaysia is a bustling melting pot of
religions and races and where Indians, Malays, Chinese and other ethnic
groups live together in harmony and in peace. This multiculturalism has
brought about exotic cuisines and it is a gastronomical paradise. There
are many colorful festivals and celebrations of the various ethnic
Communities throughout the year in Malaysia. English and Bahasa Malaysia (very similar)
to Bahasa Indonesia is widely spoken. Mandarin is also widely spoken amongst
mainly the Chinese descendent population.
Minority languages like Tamil, Hindi,
Hokkien, Cantonese are spoken depending on where you are in Malaysia.
Recommended places to explore in Malaysia:
Pinang Peranakan Mansion
Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion |
Church of Assumption
Little India |
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
Hall & Town Hall
Fort Cornwallis |
Tanjung Marina (Church Street Pier)
Penang Hill |
War Museum |
The climate in Malaysia is primarily Tropical with seasonal
distinct Monsoon rains.
Temperature is between 23C to 35C.
Quick Facts about Malaysia
Cell phone: Extensive coverage with full roaming. No-SIM LOCK. GSM,3-G,
Internet: Cafes, hotels, Public areas and plenty of Free WiFi Hot Spots.
Electricity: 230V AC 50Hz.
Currency: Malaysian Ringgit
Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, shops and
Automated teller machines allow travelers to withdraw money from their
overseas savings accounts or credit cards.
Most Commonwealth citizens and most
European nationals do not need visas for visits of less than three
months. Please check with Malaysian Consulate/Embassy/High
Commission Website for latest info on
Most International Airlines fly into many airports in