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Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. The federal constitutional monarchy consists of 13 states and three federal territories, separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.
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Malaysia - General information

Location
Asia
Capital
Kuala Lumpur
Area
330,803 km²
Currency
Malaysian Ringgit
Best time to visit
Mar to Oct
Country code
+60
Population
3.20 crores
Language
Malay
Sports
Football and Field hockey
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Vacation spots
Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca City, George Town, Penang Island, Johor Bahru, Putrajaya, Kuching, Ipoh.

Travel to Malaysia – Overview

Malaysia currently ranks 9th among the worldwide destinations that Indian visit. We have had more than 1 lac travellers every month to Malaysia, both in terms of business and leisure travellers, reaching almost 12.5-13 lacs travellers in the past year.

  • Location
  • Visa Requirements
  • Top 10 Tourist Attractions
  • Things You Must Do
  • Food on the Plate
  • Travel Medical Insurance
Location / Language of Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand and maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. Kuala Lumpur is the national capital and largest city while Putrajaya is the seat of federal government. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the world's 44th most populous country.

Malaysia’s official national language is Malay (sometimes referred to as Malaysian), but there are several various languages that are fluently spoken and used all over the country, which include English, Tamil (South Indian Language) and Mandarin.
Visa Requirements / Currency (please note these procedures / exchange rates can changed from time to time…please get an update from the embassy prior to travel)

There is No Visa on arrival for Indians for Malaysia as of now. You would need to apply for a Visa beforehand if you are an Indian Passport holder. There is a Visa on Arrival for Indian travellers provided they are arriving into Malaysia from Singapore or Thailand.
Currency : Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
Conversion : ₹1 INR = 0.059 MYR
1 MYR = ₹ 16.91 INR
Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

  1. Petronas Towers - Petronas towers are twin skyscrapers located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur and an icon representing an unusual paradigm of Malaysia’s innovation.
  2. Kuala Lumpur – Kuala Lumpur is the favourite vacation spot for millions of tourists. This lively city is a cultural basin with rich heritage specially noted for its flourishing and buzzing urban life.
  3. Mount Kinabalu – Ascending to more than 4,000 meters, Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and lies in the northern town of Borneo.
  4. Taman Negara - Taman Negara is a national tropical rainforest that encompasses three different Malay states, covering an area of more than 4,000 square kilometers.
  5. Cameron Highlands - Cameron Highlands are a stretch of plantations and extensive hill-stations and is Malaysia’s oldest tourist haven. The place offers beautiful gardens, flower greenhouses, and curvy lush-green hills.
  6. Langkawi - Langkawi is an archipelago consisting of 99 islands and is renowned as the country’s best holiday destination. It is situated off the coast on the Andaman Sea and boasts breathtaking beaches, coastal mangrove swamps, green-laced mountains and an opaque rainforest.
  7. Gunung Mulu National Park - Gunung Mulu National Park is a World Heritage Site in Malaysia’s city of and famed for its bizarre limestone karst formations and remarkable cave systems.
  8. Malacca City – Malacca is a primeval city located in southern region of the country which has been used as an important trading route and was battled over by different nations for centuries.
  9. Perhentian Islands - Perhentian Islands are a group of palm-fringed islands, blessed with some of the world’s best beaches and outdoor activities, the place boasts two major peninsulas: Kecil and Besar.
  10. George Town - Named after King George III of Britain, George Town is a suburban area and the capital city of the Penang Island has its present display of fascinating mix of multicultural events.
Things You Must Do in Malaysia

  1. Dive Away at Sipadan Island, Sabah – Formed by living corals, Sipadan Island is the best place to realise your diving dreams, presenting amazing Marine Life.
  2. Foodies Paradise at Jalan Alor - Head to Jalan Alor, Malaysia’s most famous food street, to enjoy an authentic Malaysian, Thai and Chinese street food experience.
  3. Shop till you Drop at BBKLCC - Nine signature malls stretching from Bukit Bintang to KLCC.
  4. Its Kids Stuff at Legoland and Kitty Town – Great Experience for the kids (and adults to relieve their childhood days).
Food on the Plate

Malaysian cuisine consists of cooking traditions and practices found in Malaysia, and reflects the multi ethnic makeup of its population. The vast majority of Malaysia's population can roughly be divided among three major ethnic groups: Malays, Chinese and Indians and the foods are influenced by these cultures.
Don’t forget to try the following Malaysian delicacies:
  • Banana Leaf – Chettinad cuisine is the cuisine of the Chettinad region of Tamil Nadu state in South India. If you love rice, you will definitely love the Banana Leaf Rice.
  • Nasi Dagang - Nasi dagang consists of rice steamed in coconut milk, fish curry and extra ingredients such as fried shaved coconut, solok lada, hard-boiled eggs and vegetable pickles.
  • Bakuteh – Pork meat
  • Hokkien Mee – Fried Hokkien mee (Chinese style- fried yellow noodles).
  • Nasi Kandar – Another popular rice dish.
Overseas Travel Medical Insurance Malaysia

Travel health insurance India is necessary and important for Indian travellers visiting Malaysia. As a the travellers are in a foreign country and they are more prone to fall sick leading to hospitalization and huge medical bills which are nightmare for any traveller. Most of these medical expenses will be taken care of by the India travel medical insurance for Malaysia. The international health insurance also offer other benefits like coverage for accidental injury, trip interruption, trip cancellation, trip delay, personal liability and pre-existing conditions. Overseas health insurance for Malaysia is much cheaper when compared to more developed destinations in Americas and Europe. The Travel Insurance from India should be purchased for “Excluding Americas” or “Asia” Plan.

Illustration for 15 days travel medical insurance to Bhutan.
Sum Insured($ USD) / Premium in Rs. INR Insured Age 33 Insured Age 63
Asia - $30,000 Rs.693 Rs.1,264
Excluding - $50,000 Rs.763 Rs.1,492
Excluding - $100,000 Rs.988 Rs.1,946

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Popular tourist destinations in Malaysia

Perhentian Islands
Perhentian Islands
Located off the coast of northeastern Malaysia not far from the Thai border. The Perhentian Islands are the must-go place in Malaysia for budget travelers.
Petronas Twin Towers
Petronas Twin Towers
The Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur were the world’s tallest buildings before being surpassed in 2004 by Taipei 101.
Cameron Highlands
Cameron Highlands
The Cameron Highlands is one of Malaysia’s most extensive hill stations, first developed by the British in the 1920s.

Sipadan
Sipadan
Sipadan, in the Celebes Sea, is a diver’s paradise. Malaysia’s only oceanic island, Sipadan was formed by living coral atop an extinct volcano cone.

Popular tourist destination cities in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur city

Kuala Lumpur

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