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
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.