Malaysia is like two countries in one, cleaved in half by the South China Sea. While peninsula flaunts bustling cities, colonial architecture, misty tea plantations and chill-out islands, Malaysian Borneo hosts wild jungles of orangutans, granite peaks and remote tribes, along with some pretty spectacular diving.

malaysiaAt a glance

Full Name: Federation of Malaysia
Capital : Kuala Lumpur
Area : 329,758 sq km
Population : 27 million
Time Zone : GMT +8
Languages : Malay, English, Tamil, Chinese
Currency : Malaysian Ringgit
Country Dialling Code: +60


must seeMust See’s and Must Do’s

Batu Caves, Cameron Highlands, Gunung Mulu National Park, Johor, Jungle trekking in the Taman Negara National Park,Kota Bharu, Kuala Gula Bird Sanctuary, Lake Chini’s, Langkawi Island, Malacca, Stay in a Malaysian longhouse, Mount Kinabulu, Orang-utan sanctuary, Bathe in Pedas Hot Springs, Penang Bird Park, Relax on Penang’s sun-kissed beaches, Perak Tong temple cave, Petronas Twin Towers, Scuba-dive, Snake Temple in Penang,  Taman Negara National Park, Tasek Perdana Lake Gardens, Tugu Negara


fun_factsFun Facts

The World´s biggest roundabout  is located in Malaysia at Putrajaya with  3.5 km in diameter

The largest flower on earth finds its home in Malaysia, its name is Rafflesia is over 1 diameter and apperently the flower does not smell nice.
Never use your finger to point at things.  You must point with your thumb.
Sarawak Chamber is the World’s Largest Underground Cave Chamber.
Malaysians have the largest number of facebook friends-an average of 233.
Malaysia has the largest number of reigning royal families in the world-nine of them.
You’ll find elephant crossing road signs along the East-West Highway in Malaysia.


SeasonsBest time to go

Low Season (Mar–Jun)
Avoid the worst rains and humidity; there’s also the chance to enjoy places without the crush of fellow tourists.

Shoulder (Jul–Nov)
July to August, vie with visitors escaping the heat of the Gulf States as the region enjoys what it calls Arab Season. The end of Ramadan (Hari Raya) also sees increased travel activity in the region.

High Season (Dec–Feb)
End-of-year school holidays followed by Chinese New Year push-up prices. Book transport and hotels in advance. Monsoon season for the east coast of Peninsula Malaysia and western Sarawak.

EventsMajor Events

Thaipusam (January)
Chinese New Year (February)
Penang World Music Festival (March-May)
Vesak Buddha rituals (May)
Gawai Dayak (June)
Penang Dragon Boat Festival (June)
Food and Fruits Fiesta (July)
National Day (August)
Lantern & Mooncake Festival (September)
Deepavali (November)
Penang Island Jazz Festival (December)


MoneyMoney and Costs

Ringgit (MYR; symbol RM) = 100 sen. Notes are in denominations of RM100, 50, 10, 5 and 1. Coins are in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 sen. The Ringgit is often referred to as the Malaysian Dollar.

1 AED =1.15 RM



visaVisa Info

Malaysia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 90 days.

Consulate of Malaysia in Dubai :

83 Street 10D, Mankhool, Bur Dubai, Tel : +971 4 398 5843, Website :

Malaysian Embassy in Abu Dhabi :

Villa No. 715B, Sector 40 – 19 Shakhbout Bin Sultan St, Tel :+971 2 448 2775, Website :











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