Some quick facts about Malaysia:
Malaysia’s has one of the most well developed infrastructures among Asia’s newly industrializing countries. Malaysia is a haven for students and expatriates who want a safe and comfortable living environment with 21st century amenities, good healthcare and medical facilities, excellent educational institutions, and world-class recreational and sports facilities – at costs much lower than those of other developed countries.
The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo separated by the South China Sea.
Malaysia is administratively divided into 13 States and 3 Federal Territories. The States found in Peninsular Malaysia are Perlis, Kelantan, Kedah, Terengganu, Pahang, Perak, Penang, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Johor. The state of Sabah and Sawarak lies on the Borneo Island. Malaysia’s capital is Kuala Lumpur.
Malaysia has a combined population of over 25 million people.Historically Malaysia is a meeting place for traders from China and India and hence today Malaysia is a bubbling, bustling melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other people live together in peace and harmony.
Although Malay is the official language, English is widely spoken, especially in business, and the English language is a main medium of instruction in private universities and colleges. Malaysia is among the friendliest and most hospitable places in the world to study, work and live in.
Located in the tropics, Malaysia’s climate is warm and wet all year round. Temperatures range from 21 °C to 32°C. Annual rainfall varies from 2000mm to 2500mm.
Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are the other major contributors to its economy.