Malaysia is a small country with a fast-growing economy. The country is made up of two main landmasses, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Located on a trade route in the South China Sea, the Southeast Asian country has an open, diversified, upper-middle income economy.

The country declared independence from the British Empire in 1957. the merger of the Malaya, Sabah and Sarawak to form a state called MALAYSIA is achieved on 16 September 1963. The government operating within a constitutional monarchy under the Westminster parliamentary system and is categorised as a representative democracy.

Ethnic Malays account for roughly half of Malaysia’s estimated 31 million people. Other significant groups include Chinese, Indians and various indigenous peoples.


i. Government Support

This programme is initiated, organised and launched by the malaysian government and is thus one that the government will continuously seek to improve, to ensure its success.

ii. Culture & Language

The Malay language (Bahasa Melayu) is the national language of the country; English is the second language but other languages can be freely used and practiced. Similarly the Malay culture is dominant in the country because the Malays are the dominant race in Malaysia and in the region. but other cultures can be practiced very freely and there is a free intermingling of different cultures.

iii. Recreation & Entertainment

The country has everything for the family,-theme parks, jungle trails, sports, water sports and one of the highest numbers of golf courses.

iv. Weather

Malaysia enjoys tropical weather year round however due to its proximity to water the climate is often quite humid. Despite this, the weather is never too hot and temperatures range from a mild 20°C to 30°C average throughout the year; however the highlands experience cooler temperatures. The nature of Malaysia’s weather and climate means that it experiences a monsoon season however this varies depending on the destination. However outside the monsoon season, the climate is very pleasant and the weather is characterised by warm sunny days and slightly cooler nights making Malaysia a pleasant place to visit at almost any time of year.

v. Food & Fruits

International cuisine is available here at a very reasonable cost. with so many races and cultures living together in harmony, it is understandable that each race has picked up the best of each other’s food and made Malaysia into Asia’s food paradise. Similarly the tropical fruits of Malaysia are unique, exotic and available in abundance practically throughout the year. it should be a real joy to savour these fruits.

vi. Shopping

From high-end couture to ethnic handicrafts and the internationally acclaimed pewter ware, Malaysia has it all. enjoy the comforts and convenience of shopping in air-conditioned malls and hypermarkets. besides shopping, families have a choice of watching a movie, having fun at the bowling alley or enjoying the spread at the food court. shoppers can also browse for interesting curios on display at the weekly flea markets. join in the excitement of haggling at the night markets, an interesting feature of local life. the best time to enjoy fantastic discounts and special offers is during the annual mega sales.

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