The Federation of Malaysia comprises of Peninsular Malaysia, commonly known as West Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo which commonly know as East Malaysia.
Situated between 2º and 7º to the North of the Equator line, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea.
In the northern part of Peninsular Malaysia lies Thailand, and in the south, neighbouring Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are bounded by Indonesia while Sarawak also shares borders with Brunei.
Area - 329,758 square km
Population - 32,385 million
Capital city - Kuala Lumpur
Malays comprise 69.1% of the population, while the Chinese, Indian and Bumiputeras and other races make up the rest of the country's population. While Malay is the national language the many ethnic groups also converse in their various languages and dialects, but English is also widely spoken. Islam is the official religion of the country, but other religions such as Buddhism and Christianity are widely and freely practised. The main languages spoken in Kuala Lumpur are English and Bahasa Malaysia (Malay). You will have no problem conversing with the people here in English, be it to ask for directions or the best spot to eat and party.Currency
The monetary unit of the country is Ringgit Malaysia and is written as RM or MYR.
Notes are available in RM1, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50, and RM100 denominations, while coins are issued in 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen (cents) denominations. Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and money changers.
View the latest exchange rates here at: www.xe.com
The country experiences tropical weather year-round.
Temperatures range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF).
Higher elevations are much colder with temperatures between 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).
Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm. However, the wettest parts of Malaysia could well be the hill slopes of Sarawak’s inland areas, which receive a mean annual rainfall exceeding 5,000mm.
Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S Standard Time.Electricity
Voltage is 220 - 240 Volt AC at 50 cycles per second. Malaysia uses standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets.Weight & Measurement
Malaysia follows the metric system for weight and measurement.Tele-Communication
Postal and communication services are available throughout Malaysia. Mobile networks operate on the GSM network and roaming services are readily available.
Malaysia's international calling code is +60. Kuala Lumpur and Selangor state calling code is +603.
If needed, you can purchase prepaid telephone cards that are available on most flights while arrive in the airports.
There are special rates offered for tourists. Please check the latest rates online or in airport mobile counter when you arrive in Malaysia. Internet services are available to the public via internet cafes and at hotels, and many outlets offer free WiFi for their patrons.
Major Mobile networks commonly use are:
Celcom - https://www.celcom.com.my
Maxis - www.maxis.com.my/
Digi - www.digi.com.my/
Visitors entering Malaysia must possess a valid Passport with a minimum validity for more than six (6) months from the date of entry into Malaysia.
Foreign nationals who require a Visa to enter Malaysia must apply and obtain a Visa in advance at any Malaysian Representative Office abroad before entering the country. A Visa which has been granted is not an absolute guarantee that the holder will be allowed to enter Malaysia. The final decision lies with the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
Every visitor to Malaysia has to fill in a Disembarkation Card (IMM. 26). The card has to be handed over to the Immigration Officer on arrival together with the national passport or other internationally recognized travel document endorsed for travel into Malaysia.
A passport/travel document is also necessary for travel between Sabah and Sarawak.
Visitor passes issued for entry into Peninsular Malaysia are not valid for entry into Sarawak.
CUSTOM GUIDE FOR TRAVELLERSIllicit Drugs
Malaysia imposes very stringent laws for drug trafficking. The penalty for drug trafficking is death by hanging. Import and export of illicit drugs (e.g. morphine, heroine, opium, marijuana, etc.) are strictly prohibited.
Prescribed drugs can only be imported into or exported from the country by virtue of a licence issued by the Ministry of Health, Malaysia.
Under the provision of the Customs Act 1967, travellers entering Malaysia are required to declare all dutiable or prohibited goods in their possession. Failure to declare dutiable or prohibited goods or making false declaration is an offence.
Travellers who visit Malaysia for a period of not less than 72 hours are eligible for a specified amount of customs duties exemption.
Subject to Customs Duties Order, travellers are required to pay customs duty at a flat rate of 30% ad valorem. In the case of alcoholic beverages, tyres, spirits, tobacco, cigarettes and motor vehicles, the rate of duty will be based on prevailing Customs Duties Order.
For more information about customs, please go to www.customs.gov.my
For more information about Malaysia , please click on links :
(Source from : malaysia.gov.my, malaysia.travel, imi.gov.my, kln.gov.my, customs.gov.my )
About Kuala Lumpur - Capital of Malaysia:
For starters, KL (as we fondly call it) has its very own global icon in the PETRONAS Twin Towers, soaring 452 metres above street level and 88 stories tall. This mega structure towers majestically over KL, presenting a universal view of the icon from any corner of the city. Just beneath the Twin Towers are Malaysia's best shopping spots, featuring haute couture brands to trendy street fashions. For those with a penchant for Broadway-like theatres, meet KL's talented acting community that brings you fine shows and performances from the traditional to the satirical. Partygoers will find KL's vibrant night scenes perfect to satiate their appetite for the most happening places to party.
But of course, if you yearn to experience the traditional old world appeal of Malaysia's culture and values, the old streets of KL with its captivating day-to-day activities and aromatic smells will charm you. You'll experience this city, with the echoing music of its entertainment outlets, the beam of vehicle lights searching for the perfect late-night snack and colourful streetlights - a spectacle that proves KL as a definite place to visit for world travellers.
The official operating hours for most retail shops and shopping centres in KL are from 10.00 am to 10.00 pm.
Government offices operate from 8.00 am to 4.30 pm on weekdays only.
Banking hours are from 9.15 am to 4.00 pm on Mondays to Fridays and post offices open from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays.
On the contrary, KL is famous for its round-the-clock eating time, hence you'll see many eateries are open for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In some parts of KL, street side shopping happens from 3.00 pm till midnight.
- Petronas Twin Towers (KLCC双峰塔) & KL Tower
- Merdeka Square (Dataran Merdeka 独立广场) & Sultan Abdul Samad Building
- National Mosque & Kuala Lumpur Old Railway Station
- Central Market, Masjid Jamek & Petaling Street (China Town唐人街)
- Tun Abduk Razak Heritage Park (Lake Gardens) & National Monument
- Kuala Lumpur Bird Park & Orchid Garden
- Batu Cave黑风洞 & BBKLCC (shopping street - Bukit Bintang Street)
For more info on popular sight seeing detail, please log on to below links:
(Source from : Visitkl.gov.my, petronastwintowers, bbklccmalaysia)
National Stadium Bukit Jalil is the most center and prominent sports venue in the country. It’s the only stadium in Malaysia with 85,000 seating capacity making it the largest in Malaysia.
The National Stadium Bukit Jalil in Bukit Jalil, located in the National Sports Complex to the south of the city centre of Malaysia's capital city, Kuala Lumpur, all-seat multi-purpose stadium and the home ground of the Malaysian national football team.
Address : Jalan Barat, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Source from : https://stadium.gov.my/2017/index.php/en/arena/kompleks-sukan-negara-bukit-jalil
Nearest amenities near to Bukit Jalil stadium is Sri Petaling (大城堡). It can be reach with 6 minutes short car ride without heavy traffic or 10 to 15 minutes feeder bus ride from LRT station at stadium. This area is a local housing town which provides various amenities included banks, atm, clinics, hotels, restaurants, café, bakery, clothes & shoes, spectacles shops, 24 hours convenient shops, telecommunication shops, Muslim mosque, schools and residential houses.Vegetarian Restaurants
The best vegetarian choice during events will be vegan food trucks available during 19th & 20th Sep at stadium open car-park which are to cater for event’s participants.
However if participants wish for a proper vegetarian meals, they can visit Sri Petaling where Indian and Chinese vegetarian restaurants are available. Most of local mamak (Indian Muslim) restaurants often provides authentic Indian vegetarian in very affordable prices, operation hours often starts as early as 6am till midnight.
Chinese vegetarian restaurants are plenty too in Sri Petaling, ranging from vegetarian café, air-corn vegetarian restaurants to road-side vegetarian stall.
Here are a few Chinese vegetarian restaurants and café for participant’s choices:
- Le Veggie Restaurant
- BMS Organics Vegetarian Cafe
- Veggies World Café
- Imperial Art Cottage
- The Link café
- Sri Petaling Vegetarian roadside stall
General First Aid is available during event period inside Bulit Jalil stadium.
The nearest clinic, dental to Bukit Jalil Stadium is IMU Healthcare. This is an integrated healthcare facility near Bukit Jalil stadium in Malaysia that offers five main services which are Medical, Dental, Chiropractic, Chinese Medicine and Dialysis to its patients, it is just 3 minutes car ride and 10 to 15 minutes walking distance from the stadium.
Address: 126, Jln Jalil Perkasa 19, Bukit Jalil, 57000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
Operation hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat: 9am - 5.30pm / Tues & Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Careline +603-2731 7661
Toll Free - 1 300 13 13 10
Sri Petaling is available with more clinics and dental services near to stadium, however only 2 clinics opens 24 hours in Sri Petaling:
- Poliklinik Kumpulan City
Address: 26, Jalan Radin Anum, Sri Petaling
Tel: 03-9057 9662
- Klinik Qualitas (Klinik Kumpulan City)
Address: 2-28, Jalan Radin Anum, Sri Petaling
Tel: 03-9057 9662
Both private and government hospitals which opens 24 hours and equipped with ambulance near the stadium are Taman Desa Medical Centre, Hospital Serdang and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (HUKM).Taman Desa Medical Centre (private hospital)
Address: 45, Jalan Desa, Taman Desa, 58100 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 03-7982 6500
Address: Jalan Puchong, 43000 Kajang, Selangor
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 03-8947 5555
Address: Jalan Yaacob Latif, Bandar Tun Razak, 56000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Hours: Open 24 hours
Phone: 03-9145 5555
Others government & private hospitals which opens 24 hours are University of Malaya Medical Centre, Sunway Medical Centre, Subang Jaya Medical centre.