Malaysia

MALAYSIA COUNTRY

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Malaysia now truly an important tourist destination in Asia while considering the hotels, flight deals, tour packages when considering the price wise and service quality. From India especially Kerala done a great contribution for making cheap vacation packages marketing with Air Asia flights from Cochin international airport (COK). Kuala Lumpur and Genting highland is the main point of stay for budget travelers.

Malaysia has become ever more popular for tourists during last few years. This is partly due to positive PR (by the government and by websites like this one), but also because flying to the other side of the world is becoming more and more affordable. Malaysia is a perfect country to visit for all types of tourists. It is a great destination for backpackers, for groups, couples and families with children. Every now and then new attractions are discovered in Malaysia; existing attractions are upgraded or renovated regularly. Accommodation in Malaysia is often very affordable compared to neighboring countries; though prices have risen the last few years it is still reasonably cheap.

Malaysia country

Malaysia is a beautiful and diverse country with many highlights. The many different regions, each with their own characteristic features, make this country the perfect destination for tourists. However, Malaysia does not entirely depend on tourism. This country's economy has been going strong for years. On the contrary to what some people (still) believe, Malaysia is not a third world country. The country has developed itself enormously in the past 50 years and this is clearly noticeable when visiting it. Especially in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, you will see many modern buildings, a modern light rail transit system, many luxurious shopping malls and countless expensive cars on the roads. Life outside of the capital is often less developed; but even there the times of people only being able to afford a motorcycle are long gone

Basic Info

Currency: Malaysian ringgit
Population: 29.72 million (2013) World Bank

Currency

The word ringgit is an obsolete term for "jagged" in Malay and was originally used to refer to the serrated edges of silver Spanish dollars which circulated widely in the area during the 16th and 17th century Portuguese colonial era. In modern usage ringgit is used almost solely for the currency. Due to the common heritage of the three modern currencies, the Singapore dollar and the Brunei dollar are also called ringgit in Malay (currencies such as the US and Australian dollars are translated as dolar), although nowadays the Singapore dollar is more commonly called dolar in Malay. To differentiate between the three currencies, the Malaysian currency is referred to as Ringgit Malaysia, hence the official abbreviation and currency symbol RM. Internationally, the ISO 4217 currency code for Malaysian ringgit is MYR.

Bounderies

Land boundaries: total: 2,742 km
border countries: Brunei 266 km, Indonesia 1,881 km, Thailand 595 km

Definition: This entry contains the total length of all land boundaries and the individual lengths for each of the contiguous border countries. When available, official lengths published by national statistical agencies are used. Because surveying methods may differ, country border lengths reported by contiguous countries may differ.

Languages

Malay (Bahasa Melayu / بهاس ملايو) Malay is an Austronesian language spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. The total number of speakers of Standard Malay is about 18 million. There are also about 170 million people who speak Indonesian, which is a form of Malay.

Climate

Malaysia is located in the equatorial region, and has a tropical rainforest climate. Located near the equator,Malaysia's climate is categorised as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year. The average rainfall is 250 centimetres (98 in) a year and the average temperature is 27 °C (80.6 °F).

Religions

Malaysia is a multicultural and multiconfessional country. As of the 2010 Population and Housing Census, 61.3 percent of the population practicesIslam; 19.8 percent Buddhism; 9.2 percent Christianity; 6.3 percent Hinduism; and 1.3 percent traditional Chinese religions.

Malaysia Holiday Packages

MALAYSIA TOUR PACKAGE

04 DAYS Kuala Lumpur Genting

AED 690 Per Person

MALAYSIA TOUR PACKAGE

05 DAYS Kuala Lumpur Penang

AED 810 Per Person

MALAYSIA TOUR PACKAGE

05 DAYS Kuala Lumpur Langkawi

AED 710 Per Person

MALAYSIA TOUR PACKAGE

04 DAYS Kuala Lumpur Cameron

AED 810 Per Person

IMPORTANT SIGHTSEEING PLACES FOR FIRST TIME VISITORS

Kuala Lumpur City Tour

A Short View of Kuala Lumpur city

A must for first time visitors to Kuala Lumpur. An interesting tour which unveils the beauty and charm of the old and new Kuala Lumpur - Garden City of Lights. See the contrast of the magnificent skyscrapers and the buildings of the colonial days. Highlights of the tour include views of the the iconic Petronas Twin Towers that dominate the city skyline, the majestic Istana Negara - residence of the rotating Yang-di Pertuan Agong's or Malay Kings, the Tugu Negara commerating those who perished during the struggle for independence, the National Museum whose architecture mirrors the Minangkabau style, the National Mosque and the Victorian era Sultan Abdul Samad Building on Merdeka Square. A visit is made to the Karyaneka Handicraft Centre to pore over a selection of souvenirs such as batiks, ceramics, glass and crystalware, woodcarvings and Malaysia's famed pewterware.

Genting Highlands

Genting Highlands means fun for all the family, with its casinos, bowling alley, landscaped lake, mini train and bumper cars.

Amidst the freshness of cool, crisp mountain air about 6000 feet above sea level, lies Malaysia's only casino resort. Stop at the cable car station and take a skyway cable car ride (cable car ticket at own expense), with the sky above you and a tropical rainforest below, ride up to the hilltop on the longest and fastest cable car in Southeast Asia. Fringed by one of the oldest tropical jungles in the world, you can try your luck at Blackjack, Keno, Roulette or a host of other casino games. If this in not your cup of tea, then take time off to enjoy the numerous recreational facilities at the indoor and outdoor theme park (indoor and outdoor theme park tickets at own expense). There is the Corkscrew, Euro Express Roller Coaster, Turbo Drop, Super Tabonggan & Sky Venture, the one and only sky diving simulator in Asia.