10 Things You Need to Know About Beautiful Malaysia

  1. Malaysia is located near the equator at South East Asia surrounded by its neighboring countries of Thailand, Brunei, Singapore & Indonesia
  2. Malaysia’s weather is classified as tropical with hot, humid and rainy whole year long. Temperature varies between 29/32 °C to 25/27 °C. There are usually 2 monsoon seasons; the northeast monsoon which happens around mid October to January and southwest monsoons which happens between June to September. During these seasons, it would not be suitable to visit beaches where areas are affected.
  3. Malaysia’s landscape is broken down into 2 parts separated by the South China Sea – The Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia. Peninsula Malaysia which is the mainland of Malaysia shares is land borders with Thailand in the North and is separated by the Straits of Johor with Singapore on its South. As for East Malaysia, its located on the Borneo Island sharing its borders with Brunei and Indonesia
  4. Malaysia’s population is estimated at around 32 Million in 2018 with the Malays as the largest ethnic group, followed by Chinese, Indians and other indigenous ethnic groups
  5. Malaysia consists of 13 states and 3 federal territories. These 13 states are Penang, Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Malacca, Sarawak, Perak, Pahang, Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis. Meanwhile, the federal territories are Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Labuan.
  6. Malaysia’s official language is Bahasa Malaysia, with some similarities with Bahasa Indonesia but English is commonly used and widely spoken among its citizens as well. Official government documents are usually written in Bahasa Malaysia but you may also find common documents such as banking documents to be written in English as well
  7. Malaysians love for sport is known to be badminton. Talk about any badminton tournament and you will get most Malaysians talking excitedly. Apart from badminton, Malaysians love football, marathon and cycling.
  8. Malaysia’s culture varies because of the various ethnicities that are subsiding in Malaysia. A melting pot of races, Malaysians all live harmoniously together tolerating and respecting each other’s culture and beliefs. One thing all Malaysians have in common is the love for food
  9. You can find a variety of different types of food in Malaysia mostly because of the different ethnicities. Due to that, most of the food are already a blend of the different culture and races. A typical example would be such as Chinese food are pretty much localized and not similar to China Chinese food.
  10. Malaysia’s transportation system is still very dependable on highways unlike some countries where train systems are more frequently used. If you plan to travel between states, you can opt to take the train, drive or fly. Travelling within the city is easily accessible through the public transport, car or through e-hailing rides