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Welcome to Malaysia

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Continent: Asia

Currency: Ringgit (RM)

Driving Side: left

Dialling Code: +60

Official Language: Bahasa Malaysia

Population: 31,176,000

Time Zone: MST (UTC+8)

Expect to be blown away by the beauty and attractions this Asian country has on full display. Living true to its slogan- 'Truly Asia', Malaysia is blessed with reefs and rainforests, mountains and minarets, skyscrapers, sampans amongst other attractions.

One of the world's great melting pot for cultures, expect to meet Chinese, Hindu and other cultures from around the world. Visit the capital city- Kuala Lumpur and be dazzled by the towering skyscrapers, multi-storey shopping malls and monorail tracks.

You can also visit Malaysia’s national parks and wildlife reserves. They are well-organised and well looked after, and you might be lucky enough to see the county's most charismatic resident, the orang-utan (literally, “forest man”). Also, dont miss out on the beautiful islands of Malaysia.

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

Petronas Towers

View how impressive these two buildings looming over downtown Kuala Lumpur like twin rocket ships, the iconic Petronas Towers were the world’s tallest buildings from 1998 to 2004. Towering at 436m (1, 453ft), the towers are connected by a glass walkway with a viewing deck on the 41st floor.

Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

The centre offers the chance to see wild orangutans in their natural environments. The centre rehabilitates orang-utans rescued from hunters and loggers. In fact, it has the world's largest population of these 'wild men of Borneo', numbering some 80 individuals.

Mount Kinabulu

The moutain is Southeast Asia's highest peak. Located in Kinabalu National Park, the soaring granite dome of Mount Kinabulu reaches 4, 094m (13, 432ft), and the summit offers epic views over the island. to climb the mountain, you’ll need a guide and permit.

 

Business

Dry season is the best time to conduct business in Malaysia, but the dry months vary as you move around the country – see the climate section for details. During the monsoon months, flooding can cause delays even in central Kuala Lumpur.

For business meetings, suits are prefered, but a shirt and trousers is acceptable for less formal occasions. Female businesspeople should dress modestly, in long sleeves and a skirt that finishes below the knees. Business visitors should remember that the Malay population is predominantly Muslim and religious customs should be respected. Avoid criticising Malaysia in conversation – national identity is also taken very seriously.

 

Climate

Malaysia weather is a  tropical climate with high temperatures and high humidty throughout the year. Daytime temperatures rise above 30°C (86°F) year-round and night-time temperatures rarely drop below 20°C (68°F).

Communications

The dialing code for Malaysia is +60 and there are Internet cafés everywhere and most chain coffee shops and shopping centres offer Wi-Fi connections. Larger hotels offer in-room internet access and Wi-Fi access in the lobby.

Passport Visa

MALAYSIA VISA REQUIREMENT


1. A valid international passport (The international passport must be valid for 6 months).
2. 2 Passport photograph.
3. Travel history (Copies of all sticker visa on the applicant’s passport, stamped visa are not allowed e.g Dubai Visa).
Visa Processing takes 10 working days after submission

Kindly note that first time travellers cannot apply for a Malaysian visa

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