Malaysia (Malay. Malaysia)
Exotic state in Southeast Asia, consisting of two parts, separated by the South China Sea. It is believed that the name Melayu comes from the Sanskrit words Malaiur or Malayadvipa, which can be translated as "mountainous country." Nature attractions of Malaysia - tropical forests and national parks with rich flora and fauna, national parks with amazing underwater world, cool mountains and unique caves of Borneo.
A bright, exciting country with an excellent opportunities for beach holidays, also here good ecology and ethnographic tourism that are highly developed. Malaysia is also one of the most attractive places for snorkeling. Main types of tourism in the country - excursions, eco-tourism, beach vacation, leisure (diving, surfing).
The location, grounds and landscape
Malaysia situated in Southeast Asia. The western part of the country occupies south of the Malay Peninsula, in the north bordering with Thailand and in the south with Singapore. The eastern part of the country is located in the north of the island of Kalimantan (Borneo) (the rest of the island occupies Indonesia). In the west, Malaysia is washed by Malacca Strait (the strait between the Andaman Sea and Javanese). Between the western and eastern parts the country lies the South China Sea and the island part on the east is washed by the Sea of Sulawesi.
The country's territory is 329 758 km².
Population: more than 29 million 625 thousand people.
Capital: Kuala Lumpur (Malay. Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Jawi: كوالا لومڤور).
Biggest cities: Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya.
Languages: official language is Malay, also very spread are some dialects of Chinese and Tamil. And since earlier Malaysia was a British colony, almost everyone speaks English.
Religion: Islam is declared the official religion of country, also are very common, Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity.
Time zone: UTC +8.
Calling code: +60.
Currency: ringgit, consists of 100 cents, rates 1.00 USD ≅ 3.23 MYR, 1.00 EUR ≅ 4.38 MYR.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.