The Destination - Malaysia, the former British colony, comprises of the mainland peninsula and eastern states on the island of Borneo in the heart of South – East Asia. The entire country is divided into 13 states and three federal territories in total. Kuala Lumpur is the administrative capital of the country. Being the land of fascinating sights and attractions, Malaysia never fails to leave its visitors in awe. From pristine rainforest to breathtaking mountains, unspoiled islands to amazing underwater kingdoms, bird watching wetlands to mega shopping bonanza, wherever you go the legendary warmth of Malaysia would prove to be a very wonderful experience.
Language - The official language is Bahasa Melayu, but English is spoken by most (it's taught in all national schools as a second language), particularly in urban and tourist areas. Besides, Chinese dialects and Tamil are also spoken.
Population - Malaysia’s total population is estimated around 22 million and mainly comprises of three main races ---Malay, Chinese and Indians. Malays, who are Muslims, form the majority of the country, while the Chinese are mostly Buddhists and the Indians mainly Hindu.
Currency - The Malaysian currency is Ringgit (RM), which is also referred as Malaysian Dollar. Notes come in denominations RM1000, 500, 100, 50, 10, 5, 2, and RM1 while coins come in denominations RM1 and 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 sen (cents). In Malaysia you may also come across many commemorative coins in different denominations, which are legal tender.
When to go - Malaysia has a tropical climate throughout the year, enjoying warm days and mild evenings in all seasons. With temperature fluctuates little throughout the year (usually 21 to 32 decree Celsius), travel in Malaysia is a pleasure.
How to get there - The new KL International Airport at Sepang, 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur is the main gateway to Malaysia. Some other major international airports, which serves as entry points include Penang, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and Langkawi. There are also rail and road connections to Malaysia from Singapore and Thailand.