Malaysia comprises a broad range of rock types, from the sands and silts of the coastal plains to the granite of the Main Range and limestone outcrops of the Langkawi Islands. Geologists group them into units according to their type, age and environment of deposition. Formation is the most common unit used, each with its own geographical name.
Peninsular Malaysia, which forms part of the Sunda
Visitors to the Malaysian heartland cannot help but feel overwhelmed by the beauty of its natural landscape and the spectacular topographical formations. From the scenic coastline to the mangrove swamps and deeper inland into the sprawling rainforests right up its rugged mountains, the terrain changes systematically offering richness in resources and biological diversity.
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Malaysia is blessed with perpetual sunshine. Lying entirely in the equatorial zone, its climate is governed by the seasonal North-East and South-West monsoons. Of the two, the south-west monsoon which cycle from mid-November till March serves as a drier period for Malaysia, particularly for the west coast of the Peninsula as it is sheltered by the land mass of Sumatra. During the North-East
The Federation of Malaysia is situated at one of the most important crossroads in the world. From antiquity, its strategic geographical position made Malaysia a natural meeting point for traders from East and West, riding on the North-East monsoon from November till March and the South-West monsoon from May till September. Lying between 1 and 7 degrees north of the Equator at longitudes 100 to
The easiest way to get to Malaysia is by air. With about 50 international airlines plying the routes to Malaysia you’d have a wide range of options to choose from. We would recommend Malaysia’s flag carrier, Malaysia Airlines (MAS), which flies from numerous destinations around the world. Please contact the Tourism Malaysia office nearest to you for a list of reliable travel agents and value
Almost everything is available in the main towns and cities. So, be mindful that you don't overdo your packing. The following tips have been derived from the experiences of travelers to Malaysia.
What to take
It is not advisable to use suitcases if your itinerary involves traveling overland by bus. A backpack or, preferably, a travel pack is highly recommended.
For clothing, do take note that
A valid passport (and visa if applicable) is required for all persons entering Malaysia. Immigration requests that your passport be valid for at least 6 months. A passport is also necessary for travel between Peninsular Malaysia and the East Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak, as well as between Sabah and Sarawak.
The Malaysian Tourism Centre or MTC is located in one of Kuala Lumpur's historical and architectural landmarks. Built in 1935, it was originally the residence of Eu Tong Seng, a wealthy miner and planter. Through the decades the building has seen its roles changing from being the war office of the British Army, headquarters of the Japanese army during the Second World War, the venue for the first
Malaysia has 19 airports, 5 international and 14 domestic. The international airports are at Sepang in Selangor, Penang Island, Langkawi Island, Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, and Kuching in Sarawak. To cope with the increasing volume in air traffic, a sixth international airport has been planned at Kuala Muda in Kedah. The domestic airports are at Alor Setar, Kota Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Ipoh
Good Evening: Selamat Petang
Good Afternoon: Selamat Tengahari
Goodbye: Selamat Tinggal
Good Morning: Selamat Pagi