Love Malaysia !!
Malaysia is like a beautiful ornament piece on the chiseled body of Southeast Asia. Offering a plethora to those bitten by the travel bug, the country is definitely worth exploring. From its bustling cities to the rich colonial architecture; from misty tea plantations to happening islands and beaches that are ideal for diving to Malaysian Borneo, which is the home of orangutans and remote tribes, this blessed peninsula gives a good run to other tourism rich countries in Asia.
Malaysia Tours & Travel
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Malaysia is between March and early October, when there’s less humidity and less rain. Although despite the rains, the months of January and February are rewarding as a number of significant festivals, notably Chinese New Year and the Hindu celebration of Thaipusam can be witnessed then. Visiting just after the rainy season allow one to witness the verdant countryside and bountiful waterfalls. Arrive a little later in May, and one can be a part of Sabah Fest, which is a week-long celebration of Sabahan culture. In June, Gawai Festival is well worth attending, when longhouse doors open for several days of rice-harves celebration with dancing, eating, drinking and music.
In November and December, the west coast destinations begin to invite travellers. Visitors start to flock to Penang and Langkawi. While in January, most of Malaysia remains bathed in sunshine, with very little rainfall expected. Average temperatures sit at a comfortable 30°C. February also remains quite pleasant to be on the west coast.
It begins to brighten up on the east coast, and islands such as Tioman begin to open up again. In April, visitors continue to rise on the east coast,Penang and Langkawi and Kuala Lumpur open for the travellers. While in the Cameron Highlands and Pangkor Laut odd shower at this time of year can be expected. In May, June, July and August, Malaysia becomes the hotspot for tourists.
At the start of the month of September, the east coast remains sunny sunshine; however, as the month passes by, temperatures begin to drop and rougher seas are visible around the islands. Over on the west coast of the country, the rains begin to die down and sunny days become frequent. While in October, the rains on the west coast have one last downpour before months of dry weather. The east coast, on the other hand, receives high winds and heavy rains.
At a Glance
Capital city:Kuala Lumpur and Selangor
Population:31, 076, 000
Currency:Ringgit (RM) (MYR)
Time zone:MST (UTC+8)
Electricity:220 and 240 volts AC
Malaysia Travel Tips
- When greeting someone in Malaysia, offer your right hand
- Remove shoes when entering homes and places of worship. Dress in a suitable attire which covers arms and legs when visiting places of worship.
- Handle food with your right hand.
- Do not point your foot at someone.
- When giving or receiving money gifts to/from a Malaysian, do so with your right hand.
- Avoid drinking alcohol as Malaysia is a Muslim country.
- Refrain from displaying affection in public.