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Malaysia Country Quickfacts

  • Kuala Lumpur skyline
  • Malaysian kite maker
  • Kota Kinabalu Mosque in the morning
  • Kuching riverside esplanade
  • Statue of Lord Murugan a Hindu deity
  • Petronas twin towers were once the tallest buildings in the world
Area:  329,847 km²
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Country Code: 60
Country Population: 30,496,000
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels.
Currency: Ringgit (RM = 100 Sen)
Departure Tax: There is no departure tax.
Drives on the: Left
Electricity: 220V AC 50Hz
Ethnic Groups:  57% Malays 
43% Chinese, Indian, Bumiputeras and other
Flag: Malaysia Flag
Location:  Southeast Asia
Official Language(s): Malay, English, Chinese, Tamil. Bahasa
Religion: Islam, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Taoist
Time Zone: 13 hours ahead of Toronto and 17 hours ahead of Vancouver
Tipping: Generally, you are not expected to tip in Malaysia, but if you offer one, it will be appreciated. We suggest you tip a private tour guide around RM 20 – 30 per person, per day. At restaurants tipping is not required and a 10% service charge is usually added to the bill. Many locals round-up the bill and leave the change.



Malaysia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to Malaysia.

Learn about the history and culture of Malaysia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Malaysia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Malaysia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Malaysia tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Malaysia tour, consider taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Malaysia tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Malaysia tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a romantic island stay,  a stay of distinction, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Malaysia.

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