|Land Area||328,657 km2|
|Water Area||1,190 km2|
|Total Area||329,847km2 (#66)|
|Government Type||Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy|
|GDP (PPP)||$863.00 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$27,200|
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ATTRACTIONS: (a few major)
Malaysia is one of Asia's most culturally and geographically diverse countries. Its multiculturalism features a melting pot of religions and races, including Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups who live together in peace and harmony.
There are two areas of Malaysia offering distinct experiences, almost like two countries in one. The peninsula, where the exciting city of Kuala Lumpur is situated, offers some of the best cuisines in the world. The island of Borneo is home to jungles, granite peaks, orangutans and fabulous resorts.
A few significant points-of-interest in Malaysia include Taman Negara National Park, with its gigantic trees, plants and colorful wildlife; Sabah's state parks and stunning Mount Kinabalu; the world's largest orangutan sanctuary near the town of Sandakan and Sarawak's collection of national parks.
CONVENTION AND VISITOR BUREAUS:
- Calling Code: 60
- Electricity: 240V, 50Hz
- Drive on the: Left
- Times to Travel: Malaysia's beauty and charm make it a popular destination year-round, but it does have its peak seasons for travel.
Due to the tropical climate, May to September are considered to be the ideal months to visit. For beach lovers, the monsoon season from November to January, should be avoided.
The climate throughout the year is generally warm and sunny with daily showers.
TOURISM SITES AND LINKS:
- Dive Malaysia Guide
- Kuala Lumpur Guide
- Kuala Lumpur Tower
- Malaysia Guide
- Malaysia Tours
- Mount Kinabalu
- National Parks
- Negeri Sembilan Travel Guide
- Sabah Tourism Guide
- Sarawak Tourism Guide
- Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary
- UNESCO Sites
- Virtual Malaysia Travel Guide
- Visitors Guide to Malaysia
- Wonderful Malaysia Guide
PASSPORTS - TRAVEL VISAS - WARNINGS:
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What are the Major Ethnic Groups of Malaysia?
Malaysia is a Southeastern Asian country that is multiracial, with many different ethnic groups living in the country. These include Malays, Chinese, Indians, and other indigenous Bumiputra groups.