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Explore Malaysia
Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

Malaysia Fact File Malaysia Fact File

Entry Formalities and Visa Entry Formalities and Visa

Shopping in Malaysia Shopping in Malaysia

Festivals and Culture of Malaysia Festivals & Culture of Malaysia

Bhasa Melayu Bhasa Melayu

Bhasa Melayu Malaysia Tour Packages

 

Malaysia Travel Guide - things to consider before travel
Sultan Abdul Samad building, Kuala Lumpur

 

 

What to Pack

What to Pack

When to Go to Maldives Island

When to go

Health Care Health Care
 
Malaysia Sightseeing
Penang Beach, Malaysia

Jurong Bird Park Batu Caves

Singapore Night Safari Genting Highlands

Singapore Underwater World Petronas Twin Towers

Images of Singapore KL Tower

Singapore Botanical Gardens Langkawi Island

Singapore River Penang

 

Factoids - Malaysia

"Malaysia- Traditional houses in Negeri Sembilan were built of hard wood and entirely free of nails. They are built using beams, which are held together by wedges. A beautiful example of this type of architecture can be seen in the Old Palace of Sri Menanti in Negeri Sembilan, which was built around 1905."

Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands

"Truly magnificent example of Malay architectural creativity is the Istana Kenangan in the royal town of Kuala Kangsar. Built in 1926, it is the only Malay palace made of bamboo walls. "

The Merlion, a half-fish, half-lion beast, is a fitting symbol of Singapore

"Built in the late nineteenth century, the Sri Mahamariaman Temple in Kuala Lumpur is one of the most ornate and elaborate Hindu temples in the country. The detailed decorative scheme for the temple incorporates intricate carvings, gold embellishments, hand-painted motifs and exquisite tiles from Italy and Spain. "

Singapore is a stopover point for thousands of migratory birds

"Congkak is a game of mathematics played by womenfolk in ancient times that required no more than holes in the earth and tamarind seeds. Today, it is a oval solid wood block with two rows of five, seven, or nine holes and two large holes at both ends called "home". Congkak, played with shells, marbles, pebbles or tamarind seeds, requires two players."

The world's first night zoo, The Night Safari, is located in Singapore

"Colourful and captivating, Malaysia's traditional textiles are much sought after worldwide. Varieties include batik, songket, pua kumbu and tekat. These textiles are made into all sorts of decorative items, from haute couture clothes to shoes, colourful curtains and delicate bed linen. "

Singapore has more than 3,000 kilometres of roads

Malaysia Travel Guide


 


Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaSalamat Detang Ke Malaysia -
Welcome to Malaysia

Malaysia is blessed with its location. Situated just north of the Equator between Thailand and Singapore, it is home not only to some of the worlds most beautiful beaches and islands but also to ancient Rainforests and Highlands with a plethora of exotic wildlife and plants. Malaysia is a veritable melting pot of the various Asian peoples and cultures. Nowhere else in Asia can you find such a delightful melting pot of races, comprising the Malays, Chinese and Indians with all their different beliefs and traditions and, of course, the indigenous tribes. Of course, with such a wealth of culture comes the widest choice of cuisines. With Malay and Indian cuisine that varies according to geographical location, Chinese cuisine differentiated by a dialect group, and everything else in between, the variety of food available boggles the mind. The best thing is that Malaysians themselves love to eat, so you can find a delicious meal at any time of day.
 

Factoid: "Malay houses are designed to protect against heat and humidity. Built on stilts, with tiny holes in the walls and high peaked roofs, they encourage even the slightest breeze to move around and cool the interior." Read More Facts about Singapore

Name: The name "Malaysia" was adopted in 1963 when the Federation of Malaya (Malay: Persekutuan Tanah Melayu), Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation. Singapore was expelled from the federation in 1965 and subsequently became an independent country.

 

Petronas Twin Towers,Sultan Abdul Samad Building- houses the High Court of Malaya and the Trade Court, Batu Caves - Kuala Lumpur

Singapore Fact File

Fact File - Malaysia

Country:

The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia and states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo

Independence:

31 August 1957 (from UK)

Flag description: Malaysia Flag - Malaysia Independence is on 31 August 1957 (from UK)

14 equal horizontal stripes of red (top) alternating with white (bottom); there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing a yellow crescent and a yellow 14-pointed star; the crescent and the star are traditional symbols of Islam; the design was based on the flag of the US

Geography:

Located between 2 and 7 degree North of Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is seperated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the south china sea. To the North peninsular Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.

Map References: 

Southeast Asia

Area:

329,758sq.km

Population:

25million

Capital:

KL (Kuala Lumpur)
Note: Putrajaya is referred to as administrative center not capital; Parliament meets in Kuala Lumpur )

People:

Malay 50.4%, Chinese 23.7%, Indigenous 11%, Indian 7.1%, others 7.8% (2004 est.)

Language:

Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken

Religion:

Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced

Climate:

Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year around. temperatures range from 21 o C - 32 o C and the annual rainfall varies from 2000 - 2500mm.

Currency:

Malaysian Ringgit (MYR) which is indicated as RM.

Time:

GMT 8+ Current Time in Singapore

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When to Go

It's hot and humid year-round in Malaysia with temperatures rarely dropping below 20C (68F), even at night, and usually climbing to 30C (86F) or more during the day. The tropics can take some adjusting to so take it easy when you first arrive and avoid running around in the heat of the midday sun.

The temperature averages around:

Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21C (70F) to 32C (90F). The highlands are cooler, where temperatures range between 15C (59 F) to 25C (77F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

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What to Pack while travelling to Singapore

What to Pack

We have compiled a what to pack list specifically made for the needs of a traveler in Malaysia. Staying on resorts or in hotels in Malaysia minimizes the list as they provide most everything. There are also shops located in hotels and in Malaysia where you should find your basic needs.

  • Sunscreen with high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) - The sun is strong throughout the year in the country. Proper care against sunburn must be constantly taken.

  • Sunglasses

  • Hat or Cap for shade from the sun

  • Light cotton clothing

  • Insect Repellent

  • Bathing Suits

  • Credit Card (Visa, American Express, MasterCard, Diners Club, and Eurocard are accepted)

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Where to Stay in Singapore

Festivals and Culture of Malaysia

Having had an interesting past and being a part of the international spice route many hundreds of years ago, Malaysia has turned into a mosaic of cultures. Everything from its people to its architecture reflect a colourful heritage and an amalgamated culture. Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations. All these cultures have influenced each other, creating a truly Malaysian culture.

The largest ethnic groups in Malaysia are the Malays, Chinese and Indians. In Sabah and Sarawak, there are a myriad of indigenous ethic groups with their own unique culture and heritage.

Festivals:

New Year's Day Hari Raya Aidiladha, Chinese New Year, Awal Muharam, Birthday of Prophet Muhammad, Labour Day, Wesak Day, King's Birthday, National Day, Deepavali# Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Christmas

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Where to Stay in Singapore

Bhasa Melayu

Malay (Bahasa Melayu) is an Austronesian language spoken in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei and Thailand. Malay has many words borrowed from Arabic, Sanskrit, Portuguese, Dutch, certain Chinese dialects, and more recently from English.

The earliest known inscriptions in Malay were found in southern Sumatra and on the island of Bangka from 683-6 AD. They were written in an Indian script during the time of the kingdom of Sri Vijaya.  When Islam arrived in southeast Asia during the 14th century, the Arabic script known as the Jawi script was adapted to write the Malay language. In the 17th century, under influence from the Dutch and British, the Arabic script was replaced by the Latin alphabet.

English

Bahasa Melayu

English

Bahasa Melayu

Hello

Helo

How are you?

Apa Khabar?

Good Morning

Selamat pagi

Where is.....?

Di manakah.....?

Good Afternoon

Selamat Tengahari

How do I get there?

Bagaimana saya boleh ke sana?

Good Evening

Selamat Petang

How long will it take?

Berapa Lama?

Good Night

Selamat Malam

Where do you live?

Anda tinggal di mana?

Good Bye

Selamat Tinggal

What time is it?

Pukul berapa sekarang?

See You Again

Jumpa Lagi

How much does this cost?

Berapa harga ini?

Yes

Ya

Do you have...?

Anda ada...?

No

Tidak

Airport

Lapangan terbang

Thank You

Terima Kasih

Train Station

Stesen Kereta api

You are welcome

Sama-sama

Bus station

Stesan bus

Please

Tolong

Today

Hari ini

Excuse Me

Maafkan Saya

Tomorrow

Esok

I

Saya

Yesterday

Semalam

We

kami

Open

Buka

Vegetarian Food

Makanan sayur sayuran

Close

Tuptup

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Health Care in Singapore

Health Care

The sun is strong throughout the year in the country. Proper care against sunburn must be constantly taken. Dehydration and loss of salt through perspiration are two other common problems for the unprepared traveller. Drink plenty of fluids and replace your salt loss. Make sure you pack clothing suitable for a warm humid climate.

Drink only bottled or boiled water, or carbonated (bubbly) drinks in cans or bottles. If possible, avoid tap water, fountain drinks, and ice cubes.
 

"WARNING: Singapore treats drug offences EXTREMELY severely: simple possession of a single dose may get you a year in prison. The mandatory sentence for trafficking is death by hanging. "

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Festivals & Culture of Singapore

Local Customs & Practices of Malaysia:

When visiting Malaysia, the visitor should observe local customs and practices. Some common courtesies are as follows:

  • It is polite to call before visiting a home Shoes must always be removed when entering a Malaysian home

  • Drinks are generally offered to guests. It would be polite to accept.

  • The right forefinger is not used to point at places, objects or persons. Instead, the thumb of the right hand, with the four fingers folded under, is the preferred usage.

  • Shoes must be removed when entering places of worship such as mosques and temples. Some mosques provide Robes and scarves for female visitors.

  • Toasting is not a common practice in Malaysia. The country's large Muslim population does not drink alcohol

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Singapore Shopping - a Shopper's Paradise

Malaysia Shopping - a Shopper's Paradise

Notice how much joy people get from having something new.....

Kuala Lumpur is a shoppers paradise. There is a wide range of shopping establishments and modern air-conditioned shopping malls, department stores, handicraft centers, duty-free shops, bazaars and night markets. Among the items high on the shopping list of tourists are pewter, batik, duty free items, electrical products, sportswear and handicrafts. For a very different experience visit the night markets or 'pasar malam' which begin their trading activities in the late afternoon. These open-air markets feature hawker stalls that sell a variety of local produce, foodstuff, clothing and cakes. Bargaining is a common practice. One can see a number of street artists and traditional medicine vendors.

The Shopping Carnival, an annual sale held in March/April in Kuala Lumpur and other major cities in Malaysia is an opportunity time to pick up great bargains. Kuala Lumpur, the national capital, has a number of shopping districts. The most popular is the Bukit Bintang area, which is bounded by Jalan Bukit Bintang, Jalan Sultan Ismail and Jalan Imbi. This is the oldest shopping center. This place has local and international goods such as clothes, fashion accessories, footwear, sports goods, electrical equipment, pharmaceutical products, computers and furniture. Other popular areas are Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Jalan Ampang, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Petaling Street, and Jalan H.S. Lee.

Most shops are open 0900-1700 daily, with the malls open later 1000-2200. Some shops close on Sundays, but all of the malls are open.

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Entry Formalities and Singapore Visa

Entry Formalities and Malaysia Visa:

All travellers are required to go through immigration clearance on arrival into Malaysia. Visitors must satisfy the following basic entry requirements before they are allowed to enter Malaysia:

  • A passport with at least 6 months validity;

  • Valid Malaysia Visa;

  • Confirmed onward/return tickets;

The documents required when applying for a Malaysia visa are:

  • Original passport valid for at least 6 months.

  • Two photocopies of passport

  • Two passport size photographs with White Background

  • Original air ticket and two photocopies (confirmed and returned ticket)

  • Covering letter to the Visa officer mentioning the purpose of travel.

Time required to issue Malaysia Visa: From 4 working days to 4 weeks. It is advisable to allow plenty of time.
 

"WARNING: Visitors are also reminded that it is a punishable offence to overstay in Malaysia beyond the number of days given. The penalty for an offence on overstaying not exceeding RM10,000.00 or to imprisonment for a exceeding 5 years or both."

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