Malaysia Travel Guide

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Malaysia Information

Population: 23522482

Time Zone: GMT/UTC +8 (Peninsular Malaysia)

Driving side: drive on the left hand side

Languages: Bahasa Melayu (official)

Religion: Mainly Muslim

Emergency #: Police & Ambulance: 999

Malaysia Local Customs

Steer away from greeting with a kiss, rather shake hands or a smile and nod -to the woman especially.

Malaysia Culture

Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures, religions sights and experiences and has numerous cultural influences that are woven into the daily lives of locals..Many religious and cultural customs are observed. A unique feature of Malaysian celebrations are open houses where friends of other races and communities mix with much merry making and festivity. The country has a strong tradition of dance and dance dramas, some of Thai, Indian and Portuguese origin.

Malaysia Popular Destinations

Pulau Tioman - poster pretty beaches to die for and virgin jungle, this is a popular travellers' destination.

Melaka - A spicy blend of Portuguese, Dutch,Chinese and British flavours. Go back in time as you watch junks sailing past

Gunung Mulu National Park - go caving in the 51km long Clearwater Cave, one of the longest in the world.

Kuala Lumpur - shop and party till you drop in the sophisticated capital of Malaysia

Malaysia Beaches

Tioman Island - Off the eastern coast of Peninsula Malaysia, a poster perfect picture of beautiful beaches with abundant coral and sea life.

Moving Around Malaysia

Express Bus - services are readily available to all destinations and virtually connect to all parts of the country. Fares are reasonable and the buses are air-conditioned and relatively comfortable.

Road travel - The Peninsula of Malaysia can be easily travelled through the North-South Expressway. There are several rest and service areas along this route should the need arise.

Taxi - These can be expensive and not easy to find when you want one.Taxis to out of town areas are usually shared and wait to fill up before leaving (KTM) of Malaysian Railways- an impressive network throughout Peninsula Malaysia.

National festival and holidays

Chinese New Year - Chinese New Year usually falls during mid-January to mid-February.Officially celebrated for 3 days, this festival which features everything from rice dumplings to dragon boat races can last up to 15 days.

Independence Day/Malaysia Day - celebrated on 31 August.

King's Birthday - June 3.

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