Dynamic cities, fabulous food, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests – all of this can be found in Malaysia.
Malaysia is a tremendous holiday destination, as it has something for everyone … a gentle coastline with lovely beaches, dense jungles, high forested mountains, world-renowned resorts and gentle, hospitable people.
Total Area: 329,847 km²
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Country Code: +60
Country Population: 30,496,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels.
Currency: Ringgit (RM = 100 Sen)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax.
Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz
Ethnic Groups: 57% Malays, 43% Chinese, Indian, Bumiputeras and other
Location: Southeast Asia
Official Language(s): Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil. Bahasa
Religion: Islam, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Taoist
Time Zone: UTC +8
Tipping: Generally, you are not expected to tip in Malaysia, but if you offer one, it will be appreciated. We suggest you tip a private tour guide around RM 20 – 30 per person, per day. At restaurants tipping is not required and a 10% service charge is usually added to the bill. Many locals round-up the bill and leave the change.