Malaysia is an inspirational tourism spot with its fantastic diversity and culturally stimulating lifestyle. Home to friendly Malays, Chinese, and Indians, you can look down from skyscrapers, feast on street food, admire historical architecture, and see modern influences in this captivating country of endless wonder. From world-class beaches of Langkawi, tea plantations of Cameron Highland, bright Batu caves of Kuala Lumpur, to the lush green Penang National Park, there's a thrill every step of the way.
USEFUL INFO. ABOUT MALAYSIA
OFFICIAL NAME: Malaysia
FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Federal parliamentary elective constitutional monarchy
CAPITAL: Kuala Lumpur
POPULATION: 32,772,100 (Aug 2019 est.)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S): Malay
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Malay, Mandarin, Tamil, English
CURRENCY: Malaysian Ringgit
ETHINICITY: Malays 50%, Chinese 25%, 10-12% Indians, and the remaining aboriginal people called Orang Asli.
MAP REFERRED: ASIA
AREA: 330,803 km square
Water: 93,000 km square of inland seas
ELEVATION : The highest point is Mount Kinabalu (4,095.2 m)
NEIGHBOURING PLACES - : Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei, Indonesia, and Thailand, and maritime boundaries with China, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
FAMOUS FOR:Kuala Lumpur | KL Tower | Petronas Twin Towers | Aquaria KLCC | Penang National Park | Penang Island | Petaling Street | Langkawi | Labuan | Johor Bahru | Batu Caves | Kota Kinabalu | Cameron Highlands | Port Klang | Malacca | Sarawak
NATIONAL SYMBOLS:The Malaysian Coat of Arms comprises two tigers supporting a shield representing the Malaysian states. There is also a crescent and 14-point star with the national motto: 'Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu' (Unity is Strength) mentioned on the ribbon under.
TIME ZONE: : UTC+8 (MST)
DRIVING SIDE: Left
AIRPORTS IN Indonesia Malaysia has six international airports, 16 Domestic and 18 Airport Aerodromes. The international ones are Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), Langkawi International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Penang International Airport, Kota Kinabalu International Airport, and Senai International Airport
Network / Connectivity
Finding a good internet connection in Malaysia is not a challenge; there are free Wi-Fi hotspots at almost every restaurant, cafe, hotel or shopping center. The larger cities have a wider coverage area, so you will not struggle to connect to Wi-Fi at locations such as Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Cameron Highlands, and Malacca. Smaller cities have slower internet speed and streaming or video conferencing will be of poor quality.
Another option is to buy a prepaid tourist sim at the airport with prices starting at about $5 for 2 GB of data with 4G LTE speeds and 7-day validity. You can also rent Wi-Fi hotspot devices if you're traveling with family and friends. With prices as low as $6 per day, the unlimited data and good speeds are perfect to maintain connectivity while traveling and getting work done on-the-go.