Get to know the general Malaysia travel info and it will greatly enhance your stay in this beautiful country.
The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia which is made up of 13 states, the states of Sabah and Sarawak in the island of Borneo, 2 Federal Territories in Peninsular Malaysia and 1 Federal Territory in Labuan, Sabah. The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur and the government administrative centre is in Putrajaya.
LANGUAGES and RELIGION
Malay language is the official language of the country and English is the second language. Most Malaysians are able to converse freely in both languages. The various ethnic groups also speak dialects and languages such as Mandarin, Tamil, Hokkien, Cantonese, Hakka, Teo Chew and Hindi.
Islam is the official religion of the country but other religions are practised freely as provided by the constitution of Malaysia.
Flag of Malaysia
Malaysia has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 21 °C to 32 °C. The highlands of Malaysia have cooler climate due to their higher altitude and temperatures can range from 16 °C to 24 °C.
The currency of Malaysia is RINGGIT and its conversion rate is approximately RM4.1 for USD 1 based on Aug 2018 rate. The denominations of RINGGIT are RM100, RM50, RM10, RM5 and RM1. Coins are also widely used and the denominations are 50 sen, 20 sen, 10 sen, 5 sen and 1 sen.
24 Hour Emergency Hotline
The number to call in the event of emergency is now 999 be it to report a crime, fire or accident. Previous emergency lines of 994, 991 and 112 will no longer be used. This common line is to improve the response time of the police, hospitals, Fire and Rescue Department and Civil Defence Department. These call centres are supposed to answer all calls within 10 seconds.
Other related information on Malaysia travel info can be obtained from the links below.
Mobile services providers See the main telecommunication companies that offer packages that you can use while in Malaysia.
Malaysia Visa Requirements See the listing of nationality of countries that need to apply for visa in order to enter Malaysia.
The working hours the government offices and banks for the whole of Malaysia is provided here.
Malaysia Distance Chart See the approximate distance in km between major towns in Malaysia to help you calculate an estimated traveling time.
Malaysia Tourism Centre Kuala Lumpur
A one stop centre for tourists. Brochures, internet facilities, currency exchange, souvenir shops and booking of domestic tour packages can be done here.
How is the weather of Malaysia Like?
Find out the overall weather of Malaysia, today's weather and the weather forecast when you plan your travel itinerary in Malaysia.
Find out the listing of major private and government hospitals in the Klang Valley.
Converse In Malay Language
Learn 25 simple conversational Bahasa Melayu while you are in Malaysia. It is easy to learn and you will be able to use it in no time.
Visit Malaysia 2020 Events Get the event calendar and join in the fun.
Malaysia Travel News 2018 Travel news in Malaysia in 2018
2020 Holidays of Malaysia The official national and state holidays in Malaysia is out. Take a look here and plan your holidays.
2019 Holidays of Malaysia The official national and state holidays in 2019.
2018 Holidays of Malaysia The official national and state holidays in 2018. Take a look here and plan your holidays.
2017 Holidays of Malaysia The official national and state holidays in Malaysia in 2017.
2016 Holidays of Malaysia The official national and state holidays in 2016.
2015 Holidays of Malaysia The official national, state holidays and school holidays in 2015.
2014 Holidays of Malaysia Here is the list of the national and state holidays in 2014.
2013 Holidays of Malaysia See the holidays of Malaysia for year 2013.
2012 Holidays of Malaysia Malaysia holidays for year 2012.
2011 Holidays of Malaysia See the holidays of Malaysia for the year 2011.