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Malaysia is divided in to two distinct parts, Peninsula Malaysia and the East Malaysia provinces of Sabah and Sarawak
in North Borneo.
The Two regions are 650km apart, separated by South Cina Sea. Peninsula Malaysia shares borders with Thaialan and Singapore.
Sabah and Sarawak border Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of Borneo), and Sarawak surrounds the tiny enclave of Brunei.
The Andaman Sea is on the west coast of peninsula. The east coast of the peninsula, Sabah and Sarawak all adjoin the Sounth Cina Sea.
Peninsula Malaysia accounts for 40% of the country's land mass.
Several mountain ranges run north -south along the spine of the peninsula.
There is wide, fertile plain on the west coast and a narrow coastal plain on the east.
Sabah and Sarawak are covered by dense jungles and have large river systems.
Mr. Kinabalu(4101m) in Sabah is one of the highest peaks in Southeast Asia.
27.17 million
Time Zone
GMT +8hours (8hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time)
50% Malay, 33% Chinese, 9% Indian, plus indigenous tribes such as Oran Asli , Iban, Bidayuhs, Kadazans and Muruts.
Malaysia is a multicultural society, with Malays, Chinese and Indians living side by side.
The Malays are the largest community . The music, art, food, dance, architecture and
general day to day living are influenced by all three to some degree, creating some of
Asia's most fascinating sounds sights and tastes.
Official - Malay (Bahasa Malaysia)
Others - English, Tamil, Chinese
52% Muslim, 17% Buddhist, 12% Taoist, 8% Christian, 8% Hindu, 2% tribal
Malaysian Ringgit (RM)
Bank note - RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM50 & RM100
Coins - 1sen, 5sen, 10sen, 20sen & 50sen
*Foreign currency and traveller's cheques can be converted into Ringgit at banks or authorised moneychangers
throughout the country.
240V 50HzHz
Electric Plug Details
British-style plug with two flat blades and one flat grounding blade is common
Local calls can be made from public phones using coins or prepaid cards.
International calls can also be made using card phones, at any telekom office or hotel rooms.
Malaysia country code is 60.
Commonwealth citizens, most European nationals and some of Asian nationals do not need visas
for visits of less than three months.
Visitors must be in possession of valid passport / travel document with a minimum validity of 6months beyond the period of intended stay.
Passport is necessary for visitor travelling between Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.
The country experiences tropical weather year-round. Temperatures are from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
To avoid "cultural offended", here are some tips;
* Remove shoes when entering homes and places of worship. Do not point your finger at someone
*Dress neatly in suitable attire, which covers arms and legs when visiting places of worship
*Handle food with your right hand.
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