Malaysia, country of Southest Asia. Located between two and seven degrees north of the Equator, Malaysia is formed by 13 states – Kelantan, Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Selangor, Perak, Pulau Pinang, Kedah, Perlis, Sabah and Sarawak; and three Federal Territories – Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan are located in East Malaysia, while others are in Peninsular Malaysia.

Area and climate

Encompassing about 329,847 square kilometres and featuring a pleasant tropical climate spanning 23°C to 32°C, Malaysia offers an extensive array of captivating tourism experiences year-round, inviting visitors to discover and delight in its diverse attractions. 

People and Culture

The people and culture of Malaysia are a vibrant tapestry woven from a rich blend of ethnicities, traditions, and influences. Malaysians take pride in their multicultural society, where various ethnic groups coexist harmoniously, creating a colorful and diverse cultural landscape. 

Based on statistics from the Department of Statistics Malaysia, the country’s population in 2020 is estimated at 32.7 million people. Out of the 29.7 million citizens, the Bumiputera (Malays and Orang Asli or indigenous peoples) comprises 69.6 percent of the population, the Chinese (22.6 percent), and Indians (6.9 percent), while others (1.0 percent).

The country’s evolution into a cultural melting pot is evident in its unique blend of religions, traditions, festivals, languages, food, and  many more. Indeed, the phrase "Malaysia Truly Asia" extends beyond a mere slogan. The nation genuinely encompasses the essence of  ethnic variety and harmony, a fundamental aspect that sets it apart.

National language

The national language is Bahasa Melayu (Malay), but English is widely spoken. Most Malaysians are multilingual, speaking various languages and dialects such as Mandarin, Cantonese and Tamil.

Kuala Lumpur, Capital of Malaysia

It is the country's largest urban area and its cultural, commercial, and transportation center. Kuala Lumpur is a cultural melting pot with some of  the world's cheapest 5-star hotels, impressive shopping districts, food from all parts of the world, and natural wonders within day-trip  distance.The city is home to iconic landmarks such as the Petronas Twin Tower, the Kuala Lumpur Tower, Batu Caves, Merdeka Square, and the  Sultan Abdul Samad Building.