SELAMAT DATANG KE MALAYSIA!
to Malaysia! .... Land that is Truly Asia
Visitors can enjoy all of east Asia
in Malaysia. You can be assured of a warm welcome
with numerous organized events and celebrations all
year round all over the country.
It is easy to
travel round Malaysia by road, rail
or air. Towns, villages, forest parks are linked mainly
by paved roads and a
transport system that reaches out to all parts of
Malaysia. Move around like a Malaysian and you will feel
safe and right at home. Malaysia is the place to enjoy
summer everyday in a tropical landscape - of rain forested
mountains, sandy beaches, exotic islands, peaceful
countryside and kampongs, and to enjoy a unique urban
experience. Small towns, street or open-air markets (pasar)
and bazaars or large
shopping complexes are found all
over the country.
Holidays and celebrations for Malaysia
Where to go in Malaysia
Virgin Forests, Islands and Beaches
The best of Malaysia is what nature has bestowed upon
her - hundreds of beautiful tropical islands in sun, white sandy
beaches, green lush rainforests, emerald green sea. From manicured
gardens to forest parks, nature and adventure lovers will find ample
places to enjoy and have an adventure.
many islands - Pulau Perhentain, Langkawi, Pulau Pinang, Pulau
Redang and many more. Check out
the Langkawi islands, the isles
of myths and legends, a tropical vacation paradise island. Or visit
island, a mix of urban and nature, a place in rich in history
diversity. Hundreds of virtually unexplored island lie off the
coasts of West Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak. (Learn how to travel to the islands at our
Malaysia's hundreds of tropical island are some of the most
beautiful places to visit, some are renowned holiday resorts, yet
some untouched waiting to be explored.
Sabah or Pahang to
explore what the virgin forests and highlands have in store for you. The forested hills and
mountains is a
paradise for the eco-tourists and adventure seekers. You can indulge
in all kinds of adventurous sports - abseiling, canopy walk, treak
into the rainforest, go birdwatching or hike up a mountain. The
virgin rainforests in the states of Pahang (National park), Kedah (Ulu
Muda) and numerous forest of Sarawak and Sabah are great places for
History enthusiast should visit
Penang island to see the
largest collection of 18-19th century houses in south east Asia. To
learn about the Kingdom of Bujang of the 4th century, visit
Kedah, the oldest surviving
sultanate and site of the most extensive archaeological finds
located at the foothills of
Kedah Peak. Many will enjoy the rich cultural mix of
along the Straits of Malacca. Malacca's cultural heritage is a
mix of Malay,
Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Achehnese, English and Arabic.
States in Malaysia
Shopping and a unique urban experience
cities and towns
in Malaysia - walk around the streets, markets. See the diverse
cultural and economic activities all over the country - from street
markets, shop houses to shopping mall
and boutiques. The
best place to shop for bargains or get local foodstuff is to shop at roadside stalls, open bazaars
markets (pasar), but those who cannot take the heat of the sun
can shop at air-conditioned shopping malls or complexes.
The pasar malam or night markets and pasar tani
(farmer's market) are delightful open market and bazaars where you
can shop and bargain for all
sorts of merchandise - from fruits, vegetables and fish to fashion clothes and bags.
In small towns in Malaysia, roadside stalls and wet markets offer fresh food,
fruits and local foodstuff.
Enjoy great bargains on fashion goods at the modern shopping places.
Air-conditioned shopping malls are found in every major towns and
cities such as KL, Johor Bahru
and Penang or shop duty free at Langkawi
island . Shop for
branded international labels or Malaysian and Asian merchandise at
these malls and hypermarkets. The
labyrinth of shops in shopping complexes sells food, fashion goods,
photographic equipments, CD, shoes, books, et , from the cheap to
the expensive. Visit Malaysia during the mid-year Mega Sales to get
the best bargains.
in Malaysia - shopping tips
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Culture and food
Malaysians - Malay,
Chinese, Indians, Eurasians, Thais, etc. practice their own
cultural and religious beliefs - in harmony. You will be able to see
religious festivals all year round in Malaysia.
(more at Malaysian Culture and
What's good in Malaysia? ...its certain the food!
Malaysian food is a potpourri of flavours -
walk the streets of to sample every
delightful hawker or street food found in Asia or even the world - Malay Food, Chinese food,
Indian, Thai, Nyonya and hawker food; from snacks and Malaysian kueh
to noodles and rice dishes. Favourite pastime of
Malaysian... eating! You will find specialty cuisine at top-notch restaurants
to delightful hawker food (street food) at street corners. Fast food joints for
locals may be a roadside stall serving fresh, hot local fare or
franchised outlet of
McDonalds or Kentucky, usually located at shopping malls. In
Malaysia be sure to try traditional
Malay, Chinese, Indian and Nyonya (or Nonya) cuisines. Visitors can
also find continental cuisine and almost any Asian food.
More about Malaysian food and get free recipes at:
Facts on Malaysia
329, 847 sq. km.
Administrative centre: Putrajaya
Population: 26 million (Urban - 62%)
Status: Constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democratic government
Malaysia's monarchy: The king is elected by the
council of rulers from the sultans of the 11 states, to serve a 5 year
Head of Government: Prime Minister (Current Prime Minister: Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi);
Malaysia Election Results 2008
| Government of
territories: 13 states and 2 federal
territories (under the federal government); 11 states are on the Malaysian
peninsular (West Malaysia) and 2 states on the island of Borneo in East
in West Malaysia: Perlis, Kedah,
Pulau Pinang (Penang),
Terrenganu, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan,
Melaka, Pahang and
in East Malaysia: Sabah,
groups: Malays (55 %), Chinese (26%), Indians (8%), Iban, Dayak and other races
(Malay) is the official language, English is adopted as a second language.
Chinese and Tamil widely spoken.
flower: Hibiscus (Rosa Sinensis)/ Bunga Raya
Flag of Malaysia: Adopted
on September 16, 1963. It has 14 red and white stripes.
The crescent moon and star are symbols of Islam, the national religion of
Malaysia. The 14 stripes and the 14 points of the star represent the 14
states in Malaysia. The blue of the canton symbolizes the unity of the
country; yellow represents the monarchy in Malaysia
weather in Malaysia is equatorial, humid, with a uniform temperature and rainfall the whole
year round. The maximum temperature can go up above 32°C between June and
August. Nights are fairly cool, with the temperature falling to about
25°C. The annual rainfall
Malaysia's daily weather
Time Zone: The
standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT (GMT + 8).
Currency: Malaysian ringgit
(RM). Money Matters here
HISTORY OF Malaysia
Malaysia Information Centres
Malaysia Tourism Centre (MTC)
109, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur;
Tel : 03- 2163 3664/2164 3929 Fax : 03- 2162 1149; Office Hours: Monday - Friday : 7.30am - 5.30pm
Government Tourism Malaysia
Other Tourism Malaysia information centres
Bukit Kayu Hitam Tourist Information Centre, Changlun,
Bukit Kayu Hitam 06050, Kedah.
Phone: +604-922 2078 Fax: +604-922 2078
Kuala Lumpur Railway Station, Lot 21, Tingkat 2, Balai
Ketibaan, Kuala Lumpur City Air Terminal, Stesen KL Sentral, Kuala
Phone: +603-227 431 25
Kuala Lumpur International Airport;
Visitor Service Centre, International Arrival Hall, KLIA, Sepang
Phone: +603-877 656 47 / 51 Fax: +603-877 657 22
Langkawi International Airport;
Phone: +604-955 7155
Langkawi Tourist Information Centre, Jalan Persiaran
Putra, Kuah 07000, Langkawi
Phone: +604-966 7789 / 9416 Fax: +604-966 7889
Phone: +604-643 0501
Malaysia My Second Home Programme is promoted by the Government of
Malaysia to allow people from all over the world who fulfil
certain criteria, to stay in Malaysia as long as possible on a
social visit pass with a multiple entry visa. The Social Visit
Pass is initially for a period of ten (10) years (depending on the
validity of the applicants’ passport) and is renewable.
is open to all citizens of countries recognized by Malaysia
regardless of race, religion, gender or age. Applicants are
allowed to bring along their spouse and children (below 18 years
old who is not married).
Malaysia my second home
Immigration department Malaysia
Malaysia Government Official Portal
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Language of communications: Malay, Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien,
Cantonese, Hakka, Teochew, etc), English, Tamil, Malayalee.
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