Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. Malaysia (Malayadvipa) in Sanskrit means “mountain country”.
According to smb, the capital is Kuala Lumpur. The official language is Malay. Currency – Malaysian ringgit (1 US dollar = 3.7 Malayan ringgit). Religion – Islam.
The climate is equatorial (hot and humid) throughout the year. The average temperature is +27*С. Humidity is elevated. The water temperature is constantly +30*С. It is always warm here, but monsoons blow in summer. The rainy season on the east coast of mainland Malaysia, western Sarawak and northeastern Sabah usually lasts from November to February. On the west coast of the country, the rainy season lasts from April to May and from October to November.
There is no distinct rainy season. However, they go almost every day, which of course does not interfere with rest and good mood.
The territory of the country is seismically stable, but Malaysia suffers from floods quite often.
The population is multinational – Malays are about 52%, Chinese – 32%, 10% are from South Asian countries, who are usually called Indians in Malaysia. The official language is Malay. Almost the entire population of the country speaks English. Islam is the official religion, but the Constitution allows free religion, so in a small area you can simultaneously meet mosques, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu temples.
Emergency numbers: police – fire – ambulance – 999. Malaysian time is 5 hours ahead of Moscow in winter and 4 hours in summer.
They say about Malaysia: A land untouched by time. The territory of Malaysia is 70% covered with forests. Millions of years ago, the glacier that changed the climate of the Northern Hemisphere did not reach these places. On the island of Borneo, tropical forests have been preserved in their original form with thousands of rare species of plants, trees, insects, birds and mammals. But next to the riot of nature, elegantly fitting into it, there are cities. They, despite the appearance of modern highways and skyscrapers, still resemble quiet provincial towns.
Malaysia is a country of bright colors, hot sun, gentle sea and endless festivals and holidays that constantly take place here. Territory: in the center of Southeast Asia, on the border of the Pacific and Indian oceans. The country is divided into 2 parts – West Malaysia is located on the Malay Peninsula, south of Thailand, and East Malaysia, which occupies the northwestern part of the island of Borneo, where there are two states, Sabah and Sarawak.
The total area is more than 342 thousand square meters. m. From Malaysian goods, of particular interest are products from batik – a multi-colored hand-painted fabric, a pattern on which is formed using wax, and shawls or evening dresses from kain songket – a luxurious hand-woven silk material with gold and silver threads. Also traditional local crafts include products made of silver and tin, from which vases, beer mugs, jugs, trays, tea sets are made.
The islands of Langkawi and Labuan, some shops in Kuala Lumpur are declared duty-free zones. Malaysia also has original illuminated night markets that are a delight to visit.
An entry visa is not required for citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in Malaysia for up to 30 days. You only need to fill out an immigration card upon arrival. When departing from Malaysia, an airport tax of 5 mal. ringgit per passenger on domestic and 50 small. ringgit per passenger on international flights.
Resorts and attractions in Malaysia
Malaysia is very popular among Russians. First of all, this is the fabulous beauty of the island and a varied beach holiday. Malaysia has been able to preserve its exoticism and ancient cultural traditions. Tourists are attracted by the untouched jungle, the world’s largest cave system, national parks, majestic temples, fortresses, the beauty of the islands near the coast. And all this is combined with excellent service and security.
Here you can relax for every taste – it will be interesting for lovers of extreme sports, nature, romanticism and interesting excursions.
The climate of Malaysia is very suitable for vacationers – a tropical climate. It provides the country with heat and humidity all year round. The rainy season here takes place on the east coast and lasts from September to January, and the rest of the months are favorable for relaxation.
Malaysia is also famous for its long beaches.
After Malaysia threw off the colonial oppression of England in 1957, its authorities, to celebrate, immediately emphasized their newly acquired independence by decorating Kuala Lumpur with symbols of freedom. One of them is Dataran-Merdeka – the city square of independence. A huge 100-meter flagpole with the Malaysian flag at the top was installed on it among the flower beds. Bands of the Malaysian Armed Forces and its internal troops play in the square every month.
Penang – a fabulous island located northwest of the coast of the Malay Peninsula (the southern tip of the Indochina Peninsula). The area of the island is 285 km2. This is the most basic resort in Malaysia. The symbol of the island is the Penang Bridge, which stretches for 13.2 km. The bridge connects the island part of the state with the mainland. The climate on the island is tropical.
Traditional Malaysian art is wood carving, basket weaving and silversmithing.
Malaysia is a relatively safe country. Serious crimes against tourists are rare, but beware of pickpockets. In Kuala Lumpur, transvestites often turn out to be pickpockets, and they choose tourists as victims. In addition, Malaysia has the worst credit card fraud situation in the world.
Good morning – selamat pagi.
Good afternoon – selamat petanque.
Good evening – selamat malam.
Please – minta.
Thank you – terima kasi.
Welcome – by yourself.
No – tidak.
Sorry – minta maafkan.
Goodbye – selamat tinggal.
Hello, how are you? – apa kabar.
It is forbidden to import goods, coins or banknotes from Israel, pornography, clothing with texts from the Koran printed on it; radios, meat, mushrooms, seeds, primates and gold over 100 g. The export of wild birds and animals, plants, hevea seeds, antiques, military uniforms, gold over 100 g is prohibited
Malaysia is a country that differs from other countries in the region with a unique combination of exoticism, ancient culture and the highest level of development.
It is the second most economically developed and cleanest country in the region after Singapore. Here are: the tallest building in the world, Petronas Towers, the third tallest TV tower in the world, the largest mosque in Asia, the third longest bridge in the world, the richest Underwater World (Aquarium) and much more. The country is so amazing and fabulous that it bewitches tourists at first sight, striking with an unusual combination of ancient and modern. The sun shines here all year round, and various festivals or holidays are constantly held.
Malaysia is one of the states of Southeast Asia, a country of the equatorial belt. It can be attributed partly to the island. The state is divided into two geographical regions that are significantly distant from each other. They are separated by almost 600 km of the South China Sea. The mainland of the country is commonly referred to as West Malaysia. The eastern part, located on the island of Kalimantan (Borneo), is divided into two historical regions – Sabah and Sarawak.
Malaysia borders Thailand in the north, Singapore and Indonesia, and Brunei in the south. The largest islands are Langkawi, Penang, Tioman.
Visas for citizens of the Russian Federation arriving in Malaysia are not required.
Before leaving for the airport, check the availability of the following documents:
international passport (valid for at least 6 months),
1. air ticket,
3. insurance policy,
4. bank statement (when exporting more than $ 3,000 (from 15.03. 03) per person),
5. power of attorney from parents (if a minor child is traveling without at least one of them),
6. birth certificate (if the child and parent have different surnames),
your passport must be valid for 6 months from the date of end of the trip.
At the Moscow airport:
You need to be at the airport: in Domodedovo in 3 hours, and in Vnukovo and Sheremetyevo in 2 hours. Check-in for the flight starts 2 hours before the time indicated on the ticket. If you are traveling with children, we advise you to arrive early in order to book seats that are convenient for you and your children.
On the plane you will receive an immigration card (consists of 2 parts) and a customs declaration. You fill them out in English. For help filling out, please contact the flight attendant.
At the Malaysian airport: Airport taxes: when departing from the airport, an airport tax of 5 mal. ringgit per passenger on domestic and 50 small. ringgit per passenger on international flights.
For questions about hotel accommodation, the choice of excursions, the schedule of departure from the hotel, etc. contact your guide. The mobile phone of the representative of the company is indicated in your voucher.
Credit cards: American Express (AMEX), VISA, DINNERS CLUB, MASTER, JBL are widely accepted. Traveler’s checks are accepted both at hotels and at currency exchange offices.
Language: the official language is Malay (Malaysian). Almost the entire population of the country speaks English. Chinese and Tamil are also common.
Money: the monetary unit is the Malaysian ringgit. 1 US dollar – 3.71 Malaysian ringgit. ($1 = 3.8RM).
All year round in Malaysia is more or less even hot weather. On average, the average annual temperature in the country ranges from 25 to 28 degrees. The coolest time is from November to January. On the east coast of the Malay Peninsula, western Sarawak and northeastern Sabah, it often rains between November and February, while on the west coast of mainland Malaysia it rains from April to May and from October to November. The climate of Malaysia is characterized by high humidity.
Local voltage – 220-240 volts, 50 hertz.
Telephone code: 60
Working hours: all institutions work 8 hours a day, on Saturday – part-time work, on Sunday – a day off. Banks are usually open from 10.00 to 15.00 from Monday to Friday and from 9.30 to 11.30 on Saturdays. Shopping centers and grocery stores are open daily from 10.00 to 22.00.