Malaysia

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Living in Malaysia

Malaysia federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. The two major regions of Malaysia, Peninsula Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo, are separated by the South China Sea. Malaysia has a combined population of over 18 million people.

Malaysia is within the equatorial region, where a tropical rainforest climate is apparent year round. The tropical climate ensures warm weather with temperatures fluctuating between 25 and 35 degrees during the year.

The official language in Malaysia is Malay, however, English is widely spoken, especially in business. The country is home to a great variety of cultures. The diverse ethnicity of its people with varied religious backgrounds has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise with colourful festivals which are not seen in many other countries. Traditionally, the Indigenous Malaysian are Muslim, the Indian Malaysian are Hindu, and the Chinese Malaysian are Buddhists. Add to all of that the expats from Western countries with their various forms of Christianity, and there is a range of religious holidays celebrated throughout the year. Moreover, Malaysia has an overall excellent infrastructure and transportation system. Malaysia has six international airports and several domestic airports. The railway system is state-run,and covers a total of 1,849 km.

Malaysia at a glance