Malaysia

Malaysia Highlights

"Truly Asia"

Malaysia Ratings

Cultural Exchange: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Outdoor Activity: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Nature Discovery: 4.1 out of 5 stars (4.1 / 5)

Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

Outdoor Activities in Malaysia

BASE Jumping, Caving, Climbing & Mountainering, Diving, Hiking, Rafting, Stand-up Paddleboarding

Country Profile

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Important cities: Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Malacca (Melaka), Miri

Currency: Ringgit (MYR)

Visa policy: Link

Area: 329,750 km2

Languages: Malay, English, Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Hainanese, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Thai; in addition, several indigenous languages are spoken in East Malaysia, especially Iban and Kadazan

Mobile Phone: Celcom, DiGi and Maxis are the best mobile phones operators. Global roaming GSM phone can tune into one of the region’s networks. Otherwise, buying a SIM card is recommended.

Country code: +60

Electricity: 230V, 50Hz

Internet TLD: .my

Time Zone: UTC+8

Sources: Lonely Planet, Wikipedia, Wikitravel

Weather

Description: Located near the equator, Malaysia's climate is categorised as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year. The average rainfall is 250 cm a year and the average temperature is 27°C. The climates of the Peninsula and the East differ, as the climate on the peninsula is directly affected by wind from the mainland, as opposed to the more maritime weather of the East.

When should you go: Adventurers should visit Malaysia from May to September because there's less rain than October and February.

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