Malaysia Travel Overview

Malaysia Travel Overview

At a glance

Capital: Kuala Lumpur (See more on ITYPEMBA.COM)

Official language: Bahasa, Melau

Currency: Ringgit 1MYR = 0.22EUR

Continent: South East Asia

Two states in one

Holidays in Malaysia can be as different as the country itself. The urban mainland around Kuala Lumpur is the technological contrast to the dense jungle on the island of Borneo.


According to Countryaah, Malaysia is a state in Southeast Asia. Like Indonesia and the Sultanate of Brunei, it is located on the island of Borneo. However, most of the country is located west of the island of Borneo on the Southeast Asian mainland, where it borders Thailand and Singapore.

Travel Malaysia

Traveling in Malaysia can be as diverse as the country itself. The capital Kuala-Lumpur with the two twin towers is a highly modern contrast to the rainforests on Borneo. And then there is the mountainous landscape of the Cameron Highlands. A beautiful scene of rolling hills and dense forests, in the middle of which large tea plantations stretch across the slopes, will present itself to you in the Cameron Highlands.

The climate in the area is tropical and influenced by major weather systems like EL Nino! Temperatures can climb to 35 ° C with a humidity level of 100%, which causes circulatory problems for many Westerners immediately after arrivalleads. So take your time and don’t rush anything. If you want to visit all the sights in a short time, you risk a collapse!

Go on vacation in Malaysia

Where do you find two countries in one? The peninsula is shaped by Indian, Chinese and Thai influences. So first take your time to explore them and, above all, to taste the region’s cuisine. Later you can take the ferry to Borneo to visit the island part of Malaysia. Should the humid weather become too much for you and the green of the rainforests too lush, then you can simply stay in one of the luxury hotels in nearby Brunei.

Diving Malaysia

The island of Sipadan is an insider tip among divers. East of Borneo, it is one of the easternmost parts of the state. Tourists who want to go there have to buy a permit, as the island is under nature protection. Since then, the tourist resort has been closed and there is only one police station on the island. Spending the night on Sipadan is not permitted, only a small number of divers are allowed to go there every day. There wouldn’t be much space either, because this piece of earth in the middle of the Pacific is less than 500 square meters! Sipadan’s fascination lies in its geological composition: the island rests on an old volcanic base on which a coral stock has formed over millions of years. On some sides the island therefore drops 600 meters, which is a special fascination for divers and snorkelers.


Currency (sub-unit)

Ringgit (100 Sen)

ISO 4217 code

MYR / 458


Continent: Asia

Region: Southeast

Geo coordinates: N 4 ° 12 ‘37.7 ” E 101 ° 58’ 32.8″

Highest mountain: Gunung Kinabalu (4,100 m)

Total area: 329,750 km²

Mainland: 328,550 km²

National border: 2,669 km

Coastline: 4,675 km


Dependency: Great Britain until 1957

Formerly dependent states: Singapore until 1965

UN member since: 1957

Other political affiliation: Commonwealth

Form of government: Constitutional monarchy


Malaysia GDP - gross domestic product

Export goods: Rubber, tin, wood

BSP: $ 162,441,000,000

GDP: $ 178.410 billion

GDP purchasing power parity: $ 326.6 billion

Economic growth: 5.6%

GDP share of agriculture: 7.7%

GDP share of industry: 44.6%

GDP share of services: 47.7%

Inflation rate: 4.3%

Unemployment: 3.4%

State budget revenue: $ 4294967295

State budget expenditure: $ 4294967295

National debt: 47%

Export: $ 171.5 billion

Import: $ 136.9 billion

Foreign debt: $ 55.8 billion

Gold and currency reserves: $ 79.47 billion

consumption: 81,473 million KWh

Gas reserves: 2,124,000 million m³

Gas production: 53,100 million m³

Gas consumption: 30,030 million m³

Oil reserves: 3,100 million m³

Oil production: 766,000 million m³

Oil consumption: 552,000 million m³

Cultivation area: 22.97%

Bovine: 787,000 pieces

Pigs: 2,100,000 pieces

Fishing: 1,530,000 t

Demographic data

Residents: 24,385,900

Residents in cities: 14,529,700

Average age: 24.1 years

0-14 years: 32.6%

15-64 years: 62.6%

> 65 years: 4.8%

Population growth: 1.78%

Birth rate: 22.86 / 1,000 residents

Death rate: 5.05 / 1,000 residents

Ratio men / women: 1.01

Fertility: 3.04 children / woman

Infant mortality: 17.16 ‰

Life expectancy men: 69.8 years

Life expectancy women: 75.38 years

Country codes

ISO 3166 Alpha 2: MY

ISO 3166 Alpha 3: MYS

ISO 3166 numeric: 458

Top Level Domain: my

IOC country code: MAS


Source: Abbreviationfinder


Telephone connections: 4,890,000

Cell Phones: 13,640,000

Radios: 11,240,000

TV: 6,710,000

Computer: 4,810,000

Internet users: 12,870,000


Railway lines: 1,714 km

Paved roads: 63,188 km

of which expressways: 1,192 km

Cars: 6,272,000

Merchant fleet (ships over 1,000 GRT): 312

Pipelines: 7,281


Number of doctors: 17,930

Daily food intake: 2,960 kcal / resident

HIV- infected people: 70,000


Illiteracy: 11%


Foundation: 1409

Last sovereign since: 1957


Main religious group: Muslims


Prison inmates: 43,800


Armed forces (troop strength): 107,000

Battleships: 4

Warplanes: 100

Defense Spending: $ 2,807,900,000