Understanding Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. It is well-known for beaches and islands, tropical rainforests and national parks with a mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European cultural influences. The capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, is the home to many colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451metres-tall Petronas Twin Towers.

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Dialing Code: +60

Official Script: Malay (Latin) alphabet

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)