Population: 30 million
Capital: Kuala Lumpur
Approximate number of tourists per year: 25 million
Its roots are in the Malay Kingdoms and its thirteen states and three territories are divided into two main landmasses, The Malaysian Peninsula and East Malaysia. The people are 50% Malay, 22% Chinese, 12% Indigenous, 7% Indian and the remainder a mix of other nationalities. Traditionally a Muslim country it also has Buddhists, Christians and Hindus amongst its people.
Malaysia is home to many customs and festivals and this characteristic presents tourists taking holidays in Malaysia with many opportunities whilst visiting. The climate is tropical and it is worth noting that the monsoons in October through to February can bring significant storms to the east of the country. Being close to the equator it is hot all year round.
The island of Penang is known as the ‘Pearl Of The Orient’ and boasts quite possibly the finest street food in the world. Malaysia really is a tremendous holiday destination and will never disappoint.