Facts & Fiction

General Information

People
Considered warm and friendly by most tourist and travellers - Malaysians are a motley crew of Malay, Chinese, Indians, Portuguese mixed parentage and indigenous peoples - living harmoniously here. For a short history of how we got here, click to :- historyofmalaya

Weather
Hot and humid, between 26-32 C. Rainy season on West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia between May and Sept, but be prepared for a downpour anytime. Monsoon on the east coast starts from Nov and ends in Feb, so for those who want to visit one of our many islands on the east coast, don&;t schedule your travel during these months.

Population
Population of Malaysia totals about 24.8 million and close to 2 million reside in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia.

Language
In the city, most of us speak, or at least understand Malay and English. The different races speak their own dialects too. If you&;re planning to get out of the city, it might be useful to carry around a pocket dictionary or print a copy of our 'Speak Malay' section

Currency & Money
Ringgit Malaysia (RM), is currently at USD1=RM3.++. If you intend to do some major shopping, most of our large retail outlets accept major credit cards. Moneychangers are also located all around the city. However, if you're planning to travel to some lesser travelled places, bring some extra cash with you.

Religion
Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism and other religions are practiced freely in Malaysia. For a short history of Christianity in Malaysia, click to :- christianity

Getting Here
Getting to Malaysia is easy. Check with your travel agent, many of the major airlines schedule flights to KLIA. If you&;re in Thailand or Singapore, you can take a train, plane, coach or even self drive!! For details on airlines, train schedules and bus services, click to :- transportation

Travel & Leisure

Trivago - Book your accommodation, easy and hassle free

Touristly

Hotels.com - Plan your trips, book your accommodation at affordable rates

Adventoro - Adventure Trips in Malaysia awaits

Ctrip - Book your accommodation, specialises in China and rest of Asia

Trip Hobo - Book Tours and Activities

Travelio.com - book an apartment, villa or house in Indonesia

Club Med

Transportation

BusOnlineTicket - Booking long distance buses, ferry, trains in Malaysia

Catch That Bus - Online booking for buses, trains and ferries in Malaysia

Malaysia Airlines - Malaysia's National and Premier airlines

Qatar Airways

Emirates Airways

Airpaz - Flight Booking for Cheap Airline Tickets Made Easy

Jetradar - searches travel and airline sites to help you find cheap flights at best prices

RC9 - Compare prices from small, medium sized and large car rental companies

Getting You Settled

Amazin'graze - Healthy Snacks & Breakfast ideas

A one - Search for lessons, tutors, instructors and classes in your area

Cameralah! - Online camera shop

Babydash - purchase and delivers items to your doorstep

Cat & The Fiddle - Cheescake delivery

Digi - Your Postpaid Telco plan

Dim Sum - A variety of Asian movies online

Flower Advisor - Malaysia's online florist

HLA - Hong Leong AssuranceHonestBee - Online Concierge and Delivery in Malaysia

Kinokuniya - Premier bookstore in Malaysia is now online

The Lorry - lorry and movers rental services in Malaysia

Moma Wosh - Laundry and Delivery Service

Photobook

Printcious - Print on tshirts, mugs etc

Recommend.my - aircon service and cleaning express service

Servis Hero - Need an electrician, a pumber , movers, cleaners?

The Star epaper - Get your daily local and international news right here!

TIME Internet - 100% Fibre Home Broadband up to 500MBPS High Speed Internet

Lazada - Online shopping made easier

Senheng - Electronics store

Gameon - For hardcore gamers

Medical Departures - doctors and surgeons in Malaysia

Dental Departures - dental experts in Malaysia

GetDoc - Check out our exclusive health screening packages