Malaysia

Southeast Asia

Malaysia is a tropical country at the center of Southeast Asia, split between Peninsular Malaysia and Northern Borneo across the South China Sea, while sharing its borders with Thailand, Brunei, Indonesia and Singapore. Covering a land mass of 329,847 km², the local community is a diverse mix of indigenous tribes and ethnic groups, the latter a result of migration from surrounding regions and Asian continents over centuries. Colonialisation by the Portuguese, Dutch and British has also left their imprint on the social landscape, introducing their political and economic systems. One of the world's most popular tourist destinations, Malaysia is rich with cultural heritage and natural wonders, including colourful cities, highland landscapes, ancient rainforests, beautiful beaches and remote islands.

Travel Information

Malaysia has several international airports located across the country, and depending on where you want to visit, is easy to book a flight through various aircraft carriers from your country of origin. Malaysia Airlines Service (MAS) and local budget carrier Air Asia fly to various global destinations, including Singapore, Europe, United Kingdom (Britain), Australia, Japan, China, India, Thailand, United States of America (USA) and more. Most flights to domestic airports beyond Kuala Lumpur will transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) - the country's central airline hub at Sepang, about 40 minutes away from KL city. The country is also pretty developed at most parts, ensuring ready accommodation wherever you go, including budget hotels, family apartments and luxury resorts.

Malaysia has a tropical climate which is marked by hot and humid weather, with a short interval of haze in mid-year. Two monsoon seasons bring rain to the country - the North East Monsoon brings the heaviest thunder storms and floods from October till January, while the South West Monsoon from April till August is much milder, with frequent hot spells in between. The average temperature ranges between 30°C - 35°C during the day and 26°C to 29°C at night in the lowlands. For highland regions, such as Bukit Tinggi, Cameron Highlands and Fraser's Hill, there is a lot of mist and cold - often requiring a decent jacket or sweater. The country is relatively free of dangerous weather phenomenons and natural disasters, barring the occasional big flood and even rarer tsunami.