Malaysia Vacation


Location

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 building.

Interesting things 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:

Petronas Twin Towers

Penang Island/Georgetown

Pinang Peranakan Mansion | Kapitan Keling Mosque | Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion | Church of Assumption | Little India | Kuanyin Temple | Eastern & Oriental Hotel | City Hall & Town Hall |    Fort Cornwallis | Tanjung Marina (Church Street Pier) | Penang Beaches | Penang Hill  | War Museum | Aquarium | Snake Temple

Langkawi

Perhentian Island

Tioman Island

Malacca

Cameron Highlands

Bujang Valley

Sabah

Weather

The climate in Malaysia is primarily Tropical with seasonal distinct Monsoon rains. Temperature is between 23C to 35C.

Quick Facts

Quick Facts about Malaysia

  • Cell phone: Extensive coverage with full roaming. No-SIM LOCK. GSM,3-G, EDGE
    Internet: Cafes, hotels, Public areas and plenty of Free WiFi Hot Spots.

  • Electricity: 230V AC 50Hz.

  • Currency: Malaysian Ringgit

  • Credit cards

  • Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, shops and restaurants.
    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 Visas requirements.

  • Most International Airlines fly into many airports in Malaysia.

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