my life after graduate: [INFO TOURISM] My Country

Monday, May 22, 2006


General Information

Malaysia is a country situated in Southeast Asia. It is between Thailand and Singapore. Malaysia is divided into two parts, that is West Malaysia or Peninsula Malaysia and East Malaysia which is on the island of Borneo. West and East Malaysia is about 400 miles apart. The combined land area of both regions is about 330,400 sq km (127,000 sq miles).

Peninsula Malaysia is again divided into east and west coast by the Main Range (mountain range), known as Banjaran Titiwangsa. It runs from the Malaysian-Thai border in the north right up to the state of Negeri Sembilan.

In East Malaysia, the Crocker Range in Sabah is where the highest peak in South East Asia lies, Mount Kinabalu. The highest point of the mountain is at 4,0952.2 metres above sea level.

Area 329,750 sq km
Population 22 million (growth rate 2.3%)
Capital City Kuala Lumpur (pop 2 million)
Prime Minister YA.B. Dato' Seri Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi
Time GMT + 8 hours
Currency RM (Ringgit Malaysia)
Climate Tropical, hot and humid. Temperatures averages 22°C - 33°C.
People Malay, Chinese, Indian, plus indigenous tribes such as Orang Asli and Iban
Religion 52% Muslim, 17% Buddhist, 12% Taoist, 8% Christian, 8% Hindu, 2% tribal
Government Parliamentary monarchy
Language Bahasa Malaysia is official language, English, Mandarin, Tamil is spoken widely.
Voltage 220 -- 240V, 50 cycles
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