About Malaysia

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Malaysia is a newly industrialised country - a country that has not yet reach First World status but macro-economically, have outpaced its developing counterparts.
Having a good mix of developed high-end infrastucture in its cities - developed expressways, state-of-the-art medical facilities, latest communication technologies, world class business centres, luxury residential properties, and well conserved nature in towns and villages - sandy beaches, tropical islands, majestic mountains, tropical rain forest, waterfalls, rivers, Malaysia has the best of both worlds, being rich in both infrastructure facilities and natural resources.
Malaysia Night Skyline View
Kuala Lumpur City Centre Night Skyline View
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LATAR Expressway                                               Prince Court Medical Centre (Kuala Lumpur)

So Where Exactly is Malaysia?

Malaysia is a South East Asian located near the Equator. It's neighbouring countries includes Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and Philippines. 
Malaysia is separated by the South China Sea into 2 regions: West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia) and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia is situated at the South of Thailand and North of Singapore.
Malaysia (located at right side of the map), just slightly above the Equator

Malaysia States and Key Cities

With a land area of 329,847sqkm, Malaysia consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories.
The 13 States are: Perlis, Kedah, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Johor, Pahang, Kelantan, Terengganu (West Malaysia) and, Sabah and Sarawak (East Malaysia).
The 3 Federal Territories are Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya (West Malaysia) and, Pulau Labuan (East Malaysia).
Malaysia Map: States and Federal Territories
Kuala Lumpur is the capital and largest city of Malaysia. It is also the country’s economic and business centre. Johor Bahru (Southern Malaysia) is the 2nd largest city followed by Georgetown in Pulau Pinang (Northern Malaysia).
KL Panorama View

Kuala Lumpur Panorama View (Daytime)

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Penang City (Sunrise)                                                 Johor Bahru City (Night View)

Hidden Wildlife and Natural Treasures of Malaysia

Being a megadiverse country that harbors majority of the earth’s species and having a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, Malaysia contains 20% of the world’s animal species, has more than 20,000 species of vascular plants and more than 2,000 tree species.

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Left to Right: Malaysia Malayan Tiger, Orang Utan, Pangolin


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Left to Right: Malaysia Alpinia, Pitcher Plant, Rafflesia
Two thirds of Malaysia is covered in forest, mainly consisting of lowland rainforest. Other forest includes mangroves and peat forests. 
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Left to Right: Taman Negara Rainforest, Mulu National Park, Malaysia Peat Forest


Malaysia's Titiwangsa Mountain form the backbone of Peninsular Malaysia and Mount Kinabalu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is Malaysia’s highest mountain at 4,095.2 metres.

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Left to Right: Mount Kinabalu, Summit of Mount Kinabalu, Titiwangsa Mountain
Malaysia has more than 70 islands, the largest being Pulau Labuan.

Islands and beaches famous amongst tourists include Pulau Langkawi, Pulau Pangkor, Pulau Redang, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Perhentian, Pulau Tioman, Pulau Manukan, Cherating Beach, Desaru Beach and Sepang Gold Coast Beach.

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Left to Right: Lang Tengah Island, Tanjung Rhu Langkawi, Desaru Beach
Islands famous among divers includes Pulau Sipadan, Pulau Mabul, Pulau Layang-Layang, Pulau Tenggol, Perhentian and Redang.
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Left to Right: Sipadan Island Resort, Diving in Sipadan, Turtle in Sipadan Island


Malaysia Government

Malaysia is a parliamentary democratic country and is ruled as a federal constitutional monarchy. The Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (the King) is the head of the country, and the Prime Minister, head of the government. 


National Flag
National Emblem
Indepedence Day
31st August 1957
National Anthem
Official Language
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay)
Capital City
Kuala Lumpur
Federal Administrative Centre


Malaysia Demographics

Malaysia has a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural population. Each ethnic group brings with them their set of traditions, culture, fashion, food, beliefs, language and lifestyle, making Malaysia a brilliant and colourful country.
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28mn (80% Peninsular Malaysia, 20% East Malaysia). 
Malays 50%, Chinese 26%, Other Bumiputras 11%, Indians 7.1%, Others 1%
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The Malaysian Constitution guarantees religious freedom. 
Islam 60%, Buddhism 19%, Christianity 9%, Hinduism 6%, Confucianism, Taoism and other traditional Chinese religions 3%, Other religions 1%.
Literacy Rate             89% (male 92%, female 85%)


Malaysia Weather

Unlike countries with 4 seasons, Malaysia's tropical climate is warm, sunny and humid all year round.
Visitors should bring light clothings to comfortably travel in Malaysia. 
High average monthly relative humidity levels of 70 to 90% (except in highlands).
Average 28 to 34˚C (Daytime) and 26 to 29˚C (Night).
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2 annual monsoon seasons: NorthEast monsoon season (November till March) – heavy rain and strong winds to the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, West of Sarawak and the Northeast Coast of Sabah; SouthWest monsoon season (May to September) – rainfall to the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, affecting places like Kuala Lumpur, Pulau Pinang and Langkawi.
Natural Disaster
Malaysia is free of major natural disasters such as tornados, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.


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