Malaysia Travel Information

  • Time Difference: UTC+8 (13 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
  • Capital City: Kuala Lumpur; note - nearby Putrajaya is referred to as a federal government administrative center but not the capital; Parliament...
  • Airports: 39
  • Travel Climate: The weather in Kuala Lumpur varies little throughout the year. Daily minimum and maximum temperatures remain fairly constant averaging 27°C...
  • Area Comparative: slightly larger than New Mexico
  • Travel Currency: ringgit (MYR)
  • Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official), English, Chinese dialects (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai
  • Ethnic Groups: Malay and other indigenous 58%, Chinese 24%, Indian 8%, others 10%
  • National Holiday: Independence Day 31 August (1957) (independence of Malaya); Malaysia Day 16 September (1963) (formation of Malaysia)
  • Inflation Rate: 1.7%
  • Geographic Coordinates: 2 30 N, 112 30 E
  • Location: Southeastern Asia, peninsula bordering Thailand and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia, Brunei, and the South China...
  • Terrain: coastal plains rising to hills and mountains

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