Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It is no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As folks, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly. One of Malaysia's key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs. For the perfect incentive full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.
General information -MALAYSIA
AREA 329,758 km²
CAPITAL CITY Kuala Lumpur
CURRENCY Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
LANGUAGES Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
TIME ZONES + 08:00 (GMT/UTC)
COUNTRY PHONE CODE +60
ELECTRICITY 220 V (Asia)
TIPPING Optional but appreciated.
BANKS OPENING HOURS Most states: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Saturday & Sunday: Closed (some banks are open on Saturdays).
HEALTH Medical service is available in most towns. Non-prescription drugs are available at pharmacies.
GENERAL INFORMATION NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New Year Day: 01.01.2013,Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: 24.01.2013, Chinese New Year: 10-11.02.2013, Labour Day: 01.05.2013, Wesak Day: 24.05.2013, Kings Birthday: 01.06.2012, Hari Raya: 08.–09.08.2013, National Day: 31.08.2013, Malaysia Day: 16.09.2013; Hari Raya Qurban: 15.10.2013, Deepavali: 03.11.2013, Awal Muharram: 05.11.2013, Christmas Day: 25.12.2013
CONTACT Asian Trails Co. Ltd., 11-2-A Jalan Manau, Kampung Attap, 50460 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia