Malaysia Travel Guide

Last updated by coconut at 2017/11/11

Malaysia Overview

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia. Its capital city is Kuala Lumpur. As “Malay” means “gold”, the Malay Peninsula is also called the “Golden Peninsula”. Malaysia consists of 13 states, which is separated by the South China Sea into two regions: West Malaysia and East Malaysia. West Malaysia is also known as Peninsular Malaysia. It borders Thailand to the north, Straits of Johor to the south and connects Singapore via Johor-Singapore Causeway and a bridge. East Malaysia is also known as Malaysian Borneo. It is located in the north of Kalimantan Island and borders Indonesia to the south. Brunei is located between states of Sabah and Sarawak. Folk customs vary in different states of Malaysia with their own characteristics. Malaysia is a good destination for leisure and various water sports, with numerous white beaches and verdant islands.

Malaysia, with abundant sunshine and pleasant climate, has plentiful tourist resources, including high-quality beaches, unique islands, primitive tropical jungles, precious flora and fauna, grotesque caves, ancient folk traditions and customs, long history and modern metropolis. Malaysia is a tropical paradise, a land of sunshine, laughter and hospitality. A distinctive feature of Malaysia is the blending of diverse culture formed by different ethnicities. In addition, the dense tropical forests, white beaches and Azure Ocean are all attractive.

Malaysia abounds with abundant natural resources. It has the largest output of natural rubber, palm oil and tin in the world. It is an important producing country with high-quality tropical hardwood, stones and natural gas. Besides, it also abounds with tropical cash crops, such as cocoa, black peper, coconuts and on the like. Fishery resources are plentiful there with various fishes and lobsters. The national flower of Malaysia is Bunga Raya (also known as Chinese hibiscus). A wide range of varieties of orchids are grown and there are precious wild orchids growing in the deep forests, valleys and plateaus. In the primitive forests, there inhabit rare species of animals and birds that are to the verge of extinction, such as lemur, giant ape, white rhinoceros and gorilla . Wild animals abound in this area, such as birds, snaks, crocodiles and insects. There are over 2,000 species of butterflies in Malaysia, which are bright-colored and some of which are precious. Orchids, giant apes and butterflies are the three treasures of Malaysia.