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Area (sq km): 328,550
Population: 23,953,136
Nationality: Malaysian
Local Name: Malaysia
Language: Malay,
Chinese,
Tamil,
English
Time Zone: +8 GMT
Currency: 1 ringgit =
100 sen
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Dialling Code: +60
Electricity: 240V/50Hz
Internet Code: .my
Religion: Muslim,
Buddhist,
Daoist,
Hindu,
Christian
Climate: Tropical Equatorial
Government: Constitutional Monarchy
Inoculations: None
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Not Required
Banking: M-F 9.30-16.00
Major Airports: Kuala Lumpur(KUL),
Kuching(KCH),
Langkawi(LGK),
Penang(PEN)

Malaysia tourist attractions

Travelling to Malaysia is a rewarding experience for all. Visiting the best Malaysia tourist attractions and getting to know religion in Malaysia will help you create your perfect holiday and your stay in a Malaysia apartment.

Mosque in Putrajaya
Mosque in Putrajaya

Booking a Malaysia apartment and travelling to Malaysia tourist attractions requires consideration and planning. Avoid the monsoon season by visiting staying in villas in Malaysia between May and September. Do keep in mind that Malaysia is a wet land so expect a bit of rain year round.

Tourist attractions

If you are visiting Malaysia tourist attractions on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia, for example to Taman Negara or Pulau Tioman, the rainy season is November to February.

If you are looking to catch some important festivals, plan around Chinese New Year (January or February), Christmas (December) and Hari Raya (March-April). While getting to Malaysia might be pricey, travelling there is quite inexpensive. When travelling to Malaysia always check current visa and inoculation requirements.

Religion in Malaysia

Malaysia has one of the most diverse populations in Asia. Religion in Malaysia is a reflection of that and the people of Malaysia do practice their freedom of religion. Islam is the recognised official religion of Malaysia, although the oldest known practised organised religion in Malaysia is Hinduism.

Hinduism began nearly 1500 years ago, but Islam gained momentum and took over as the chief religion in the 14th century. The influx of Indian labourers to Malaysia around the 20th century brought Hinduism back to Malaysia. The Chinese mix of Buddhism and Daoism is also practiced widely throughout the country. Book a Malaysia apartment so you can experience the diverse religious background of Malaysia.

Top Malaysia tourist attractions

If you are renting a Malaysia apartment make sure to take time to meet the orang-utans! The best place to see them is at the Sepilok Orang-Utan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah which is one of the top Malaysia tourist attractions. A visit to Bako National Park brings you great beaches and gorgeous landscape and wildlife.

The Island of Pulau Tioman is divine on the eastern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Some of the best Malaysia tourist attractions, however, are hidden underwater. Scuba diving in Malaysia is glorious. Seribuat Archipelago and Pulau Redang are two of the best places for diving. For coral gardens, sharks and world class diving make your way to Pulau Sipadan.

Blue Mosque & Batu Caves

From Malaysia apartments explore the Blue Mosque in the Klang Valley in the state of Selangor is the largest and most impressive mosque in Malaysia. It can hold over 24,000 worshippers. Over one million people make a pilgrimage to the Batu Caves and its Temple Cave outside of Kuala Lumpur.

The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur are the tallest buildings in the world. Chinatown in Kuala Lumpur is excellent. When around Panang and Georgetown travel to the many temples and see the Jubilee Clock Tower.

Malaysia tourist attractions can be simple and natural, or huge and manmade. Whether you book a Malaysia apartment in the city of Kuala Lumpur or find more tranquil surroundings for your villas in Malaysia, VillasPeople.com can help you find the perfect place to stay for your holidays.

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