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Travel to Malaysia

Malaysia's Information

Flag of Malaysia
Land Area 328,657 km2
Water Area 1,190 km2
Total Area 329,847km2 (#66)
Population 30,949,962 (#41)
Population Density 94.17/km2
Government Type Federal Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
GDP (PPP) $863.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $27,200
Currency Ringgit (MYR)
Largest Cities

About Malaysia

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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.


  • 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.

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  • Malaysia Travel Advice and Warnings

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Malaysia Trivia

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.

Ethnic Groups Of Malaysia

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This page was last updated on November 22, 2017.