Fans of exotic holidays will definitely like Malaysia, which is scattered over small islands with sunny beaches in the warm ocean. Not only the famous Malay Peninsula, but also the many small islands that surround it, present great recreational opportunities for tourists. In addition to tropical islands, there are interesting historical sights. In the dense thickets of the local jungle, ancient temples and other structures still stand, many interesting animals inhabit both land and sea waters. That is why in Malaysia you can easily combine a quality beach holiday, hikes of various levels of difficulty and excursions to cultural and historical attractions.
Geography of Malaysia
According to itypemba, Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and is located on the Malay Peninsula, the island of Borneo and many small islands. The Malacca Peninsula is bordered to the south by Singapore and to the north by Thailand. The island of Borneo shares borders with Brunei to the north and Indonesia to the south. Almost the entire territory of the peninsula has a mountainous terrain, which was formed due to several ridges with the highest point at an altitude of 2100 meters. Most of the flat terrain is along the beaches. Since 2005, the administrative functions of the capital have been gradually transferred to a city specially built for this purpose – Putrajaya.
The area of Malaysia is 329,758 km. sq., occupies the 64th place in the world by area.
28.310 million people.
The national currency is the ringgit (MYR).
The official language is Malay.
Visa to Malaysia
For those who do not plan to stay in the country for more than one month, a visa is not required to enter the country. After entering the country at the point of arrival, it is necessary to fill out an immigration card, which must be kept until departure from the country. You must have a passport with you, as well as return tickets with a closed date. It is also necessary to provide evidence of the availability of material resources (at least 500 USD).
Weather in Malaysia
Malaysia has a very hot equatorial climate, which means it is very humid. During the whole year, the average temperature is +27 C, and in some periods it can reach +32 C. The amount of precipitation depends on the area, in the mountains it can reach 5000 mm per year, and on the coast from 1500 mm per year. For the eastern part of the country, the rainy season falls on October-November, and for the western part – May-November. Humidity rarely drops below 70% throughout the year. If you plan to visit the east coast, the best time to visit is from March to September. You can go to the island of Borneo at any time, but if you plan to go diving, it is best to do this in March-June. Rest on the west coast is more comfortable in September-May.
Currency exchange in Malaysia
As of August 2011, the exchange rate of the national currency is 1 USD = 2.97 MYR. The national currency is the ringgit. Banks are open on weekdays from 10.00 to 15.00, as well as on Saturday from 09.30 to 11.30. Special exchange offices are open until 22.00. In addition to banks and exchange offices, currency can be changed in large stores, airports and some hotels. In large cities, you can easily use credit cards.
220V/50Hz (American and European sockets).
The official religion of the country is Islam. Buddhism and Hinduism are also widespread, and to a lesser extent Christianity.
Malaysia is considered the safest country in Southeast Asia. Buying food on the street is safe, as is tap water. Crime is not very high, but being in crowded places you need to carefully monitor bags and photographic equipment. It is advisable to make copies of documents and tickets and keep them in a separate place along with some money. There are a lot of police patrols in tourist areas, so you can always count on their help.
If you plan to visit the western part of Sarawak or the northeast of Sabah, then it is advisable to get vaccinated against malaria, especially during the summer months. It is recommended to get vaccinated against hepatitis A and B, as well as to have health insurance. Medicine in Malaysia is one of the most developed in all of Asia, providing honey. services are provided on a fee basis.