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FULL NAME: Malaysia
COUNTRY : The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsula Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo
CAPITAL : Kuala Lumpur
AREA : 329, 758 sq km
POPULATION : 26,000,000
: GMT +8
LANGUAGE : Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects
: Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced
CURRENCY : Malaysian Ringgit
EXCHANGE RATE : 1 USD ≈ MYR 3.3 ( as of March 2013 )
ELECTRICITY : 220 – 240V 50Hz
CLIMATE: Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). The highlands are cooler, where tempera tures range between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm
HEALTH ISSUES : No serious health problems recorded.
SHOPPING MALLS: Daily open from 10:00hrs till 22:00hrs

: Visitors to Malaysia must hold a valid passport or travel documents with a minimum validity six months beyond the intended visiting period.
ECONOMIC PROFILE : Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy, tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are other major contributors to the economy.