Kuala Lumpur is the national capital of Malaysia, defined within the borders of the Federal Territory, is one of three Malaysian Federal Territories (Wilayah Persekutuan). The nickname: KL, Garden City of Lights. The city remains as the economic and business center of the country. Asia’s most dynamic cities.
Selangor is also the richest state in Malaysia in terms of gross domestic product (GDP) and the first richest in terms of GDP per capita. The state capital is Shah Alam, the first city in Selangor, second city in Petaling Jaya and the royal capital is Klang. Selangor dazzles with a fascinating variety of attractions.
Penang or Pulau Pinang often referred as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities. The capital, George Town, a city steeped in history and tradition yet sparkling with progress and modern development. George Town, was inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Johor, also known as Johore in English is Peninsular Malaysia’s southernmost state and is linked to Singapore by a causeway. Johor Bharu, the state capital, sits at the southern tip. Attractions here include golf courses, seafood villages, plantations and nature parks.
Melaka or Malacca, dubbed The Historic State or Negeri Bersejarah among locals. The capital is Malacca Town and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tourism and manufacturing sectors are the two most important sectors in the state economy. "Visit Historic Melaka means Visit Malaysia".
Perak state capital is Ipoh. Industrial and Agriculture is also one of Perak’s main industries. Tourism is fast catching on as more and more people discover Perak’s hidden gems in the form of natural attractions and cultural sights. Perak have number of islands such as Pangkor Island.
Kedah is the "rice bowl" of Malaysia, accounting for 1/3 of Malaysia's total production of rice. Other agricultural products, such as rubber, oil palm and tobacco are also important. For Tourism, the island of Langkawi is of growing importance. Alor Star is the capital and main commercial centre of Kedah.
Perlis, the state capital is Kangar. Perlis has a famous snake farm and research centre at Sungai Batu Pahat and Gua Kelam and Perlis State Park are tourist attractions. Compared to other states of Malaysia, Perlis has bucolic charm, peace and simplicity. It's economy is dominated by agriculture.
Sabah often called the "Land Below the Wind" because it lies below the typhoon belt. Kota Kinabalu, the capital where most commercial and administrative activities are concentrated. Eco-tourism, is a major contributor to the economy of Sabah. Kinabalu Park has been listed as a UNESCO Heritage Site.
Sarawak, is on the island of Borneo. Kuching, the capital where most commercial and administrative activities are concentrated. Often called the "Land of the Hornbills" beckons the visitor with its rich rainforests, rivers, pepper plantations, and the diverse cultures of its indigenous people.
Pahang, Its state capital is Kuantan for its commercial and administrative activities. The physical geography broken into: the highlands, the rainforest, and the coastal areas. Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Bukit Tinggi, Fraser's Hill, National Park Taman Negara, Gunung Tahan, Tasik Cini, Pulau Tioman.
Kelantan, the capital and royal seat is Kota Bharu. A unique travel destination because of its splendid beaches, rich cultural heritage, ornate handicrafts and wood carvings. Truly live up to its name as the "Cradle of Malay Culture", is a charming blend of quaint villages, small towns and riverine settlements.
Terengganu, the capital and royal seat is Kuala Terengganu. Main industry now is petroleum and gas. Hailed as the "Gem of the East Coast", is a magical destination steeped in culture and heritage. Major tourist attractions: Pulau Redang, Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Kapas, Pulau Perhentian, Tasik Kenyir.
Negeri Sembilan, the capital is Seremban and royal seat is Seri Menanti. Main industry now is agricultural. Is well-known for its strong Minangkabau influences, still evident in its unique Minangkabau architecture (upswept roof designs), matrilineal society (adat perpatih) and the dialect of Malay spoken.
Putrajaya, located south of Kuala Lumpur that serves as the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Putrajaya was made a Federal Territory, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan are the other two. The city is situated within the Multimedia Super Corridor, beside the also newly developed Cyberjaya.
Labuan is the main island of the Malaysian Federal Territory of Labuan. Labuan is best known as an offshore financial centre offering international financial and business services via Labuan IBFC since 1990 as well as a tourist destination for nearby Bruneians and scuba divers.
Discover Malaysia, Travel and Holidays in Malaysia
Endowed with a diversity of cultures, Malaysia offers a ‘truly Asian experience’. Discover a delightful fusion of three of Asia’s oldest civilisations – Malay, Chinese and Indian. A potpourri enriched with the indigenous traditions of the KadazanDusuns, Ibans and other ethnic communities of Sabah and Sarawak. Experience the country’s alluring wonders – colourful festivals, breathtaking skyscrapers, charming heritage buildings, enchanting islands and beaches as well as a million-year-old rainforest with fascinating flora and fauna. Meet the warm and friendly people and enjoy world-class facilities. Marvel at the bewildering range of shopping delights and tempt your palate with mouthwatering delicacies. Bursting with colour, pulsating with life, Malaysia awaits you.
Malaysia has many exciting places of interest and during a holiday of just two weeks, visitors will get a mere glimpse. One thing’s for certain; everyone wants to return to discover more of Malaysia.
Special Interest Holidays
Malaysia offers a wide range of exciting holiday options to cater to the special interests and needs of the traveller. Arrangements can be made with tour operators and agents for customised packages with the services of trained guides. The spectrum of specialised tours include nature adventures, golfing vacations, homestay programmes, deep-sea fishing, health and wellness packages, romantic holidays or whatever the fascination.
Discover The Soul Of Malaysia
Undoubtedly, the soul of Malaysia is reflected in its multiracial population of 27 million living together harmoniously amidst a colourful diversity of cultures and lifestyles. Its three major races, the Malays, Chinese and Indians, along with the ethnic traditions of the KadazanDusun, Iban and many more in Sabah and Sarawak make up the delightful multicultural fabric of Malaysia. The potpourri is enriched further with the influence of the British, Dutch and Thais.
Country The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia made up of 11 states, three Federal Territories and the states of Sabah and Sarawak in Borneo. Its capital is Kuala Lumpur.
Climate Tropical climate with warm weather all year round with temperatures ranging from 21°C to 32°C. Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.
Religion Islam is the official religion but other religions are practised freely.
Languages Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects including Cantonese, Hokkien, Mandarin, Tamil and Hindi.
Currency The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and moneychangers