Malaysia is a fairly big country just south of Thailand. Although it is a bit similar to Thailand, both when it comes to the culture and the friendly people, it is very different in many ways. Malaysia is a monarchy, but the king has not so much influence. Malaysia has everything – from beautiful sandy beaches and islands, to lush and green jungle to the metropolitan city Kuala Lumpur.
It used to be a British colony and is still influenced by that. Today people from all over Asia live in Malaysia to work, especially from India and China, so it is a very multicultural country which is especially reflected in its food. Malaysia has some of the best food in Asia, and you will find food from every corner of the world here. It is food heaven!
When To Visit Malaysia
Temperatures vary little in Malaysia and are constantly around 30 C all year round. Rain occurs year-round too. The best time to visit Malaysia is from March – October (less rain and humidity).
We used the Lonely Planet`s Malaysia travel guide on our trip. You can get that and other great books by clicking on the pictures below:
Articles About Malaysia
- Population: 30 million
- Capital: Kuala Lumpur
- Land Area: 329 847 km²
- Language: Malaysian Malay
- Religion: Muslim (61%), Buddhist (20%), Christian (6%)
- Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
- Time zone: UTC+8
- Drives on: Left