Malaysia Travel Guide
Malaysia fast facts:
Malaysia is home to extremes. In one block you can find towering skyscrapers and wooden houses on stilts and five-star hotels sitting several metres away from ancient reefs. And just like the landscape, every person jetting off to this Southeast Asia paradise is going for a different reason. You’ll just as likely to be sitting next to someone on the plane who is ready for an action-packed adventure of hiking, kayaking, diving and monkey spotting as you are to be sharing your in-flight magazine with a lazy beach goer looking for some rays and some serious shopping bargains. Yup, Malaysia has got everything to satisfy the most extremed of travellers – and so much more!
Malay (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language, but English is widely spoken, as well as various languages and dialects from the country’s ethnic groups.
Name: Ringgit Malaysia
Code: RM or MYR
Voltage is 220-240V, 50Hz. Standard 3- pin square plugs and socket.
UTC+08, Malaysia Standard Time
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Malays comprise 67% of the population. Chinese, Indian, Bumiputeras and other minority races make up the rest of the country’s population.
Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions are widely practised.
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