Malaysia Destinations Travel Guide

Flag of Malaysia

Language: Malay

Currency: Ringgit (RM)

Calling Code: +60


Malaysia or Federation of Malaysia, is one of the forty-nine countries that make up the Asian continent. Its capital and most populated city is Kuala Lumpur but Putrajaya is the seat of government. It is located in the central area of ​​the Southeast Asian subregion, distributed in a territory divided into two regions by the South China Sea. Peninsular Malaysia is located on the Malay Peninsula and borders Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south. East Malaysia, for its part, is located in the northern Borneo and borders Indonesia to the south and Brunei to the north. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories, with an area of ​​329 847 km², has a population of twenty-seven million inhabitants, is located near the equator and has a tropical climate.

Its head of state is the monarch Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and the government is the prime minister. The foundations of his government take as a starting point the parliamentary system of Westminster.

The country only began to exist as a unified state in 1963; its territory, dominated by the United Kingdom from the eighteenth century until independence, was until that year divided into a series of colonies. Its eastern half was composed of separate kingdoms, known as British Malaysia until its dissolution in 1946, and reorganized as the Malayan Union. Due to the great opposition, it was reorganized once again as the Malaya Federation in 1948 and reached independence on August 31, 1957. Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo and the Federation united to form Malaysia on September 16, 1963. But from the beginning strong tensions arose that led to an armed conflict with Indonesia and the expulsion of Singapore on August 9, 1965.

During the second half of the 20th century, the country experienced an economic bonanza that allowed it to develop rapidly. The growth of the 1980s and 1990s, with an average of 8% from 1991 to 1997, transformed Malaysia into a newly industrialized country, since it is one of the three countries that control the Strait of Malacca, international trade is part It is the main exporter of tin, rubber and palm oil, industrial activity accounts for a large percentage of its economic activity, it also has a great biodiversity of flora and fauna, he considers him one of the seventeen mega-diverse countries.

The Malays constitute the majority of the national population. There are also considerable Chinese and Indian communities, the Malay language and Islam respectively being the official language and religion of the Federation. English, Chinese and Tamil are also spoken

Malaysia is one of the founding countries of ASEAN and is a member of other international organizations such as the United Nations, as a former British colony it is part of the Commonwealth of Nations.


Travel Destination in Malaysia

Endau Rompin National Park

Endau Rompin National Park is located in Johor and Pahang states of Malaysia.


Gunung Ledang

Gunung Ledang is a isolated mountain situated in a state of Johor in Malaysia.


Niah Caves

Niah Caves is famous for remains of an ancient human settlement situated on the Malaysian island of Borneo.


Taman Negara National Park

Taman Negara National Park is a large nature reserve in the states of Pahang, Kelantan and Terengganu.