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Malaysia Travel Guide

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The diversity of Malaysia mainly comprises of three ethnic beliefs- the Malays, the Chinese and the Indians. Together, the influence of all these ethnic groups forms the art, music, and literature of the country, thus, the Malaysian culture.
Malaysian Ringgit is the only legal currency in Malaysia. The Malaysian economy is the 3rd largest economy in Southeast Asia and the country is also the third richest in Southeast Asia after Singapore and Brunei, as per its GDP. Tourism sector is a major contributor in the economic growth of the country.
Initially inhabited by traders from India and China, Malaysia was initially an island with Hinduism and Buddhism religion. During the late 15th century the then rulers started trading with Muslim merchants and many of them converted to Islam. After experiencing the aftermath of world War II in the hands of Japanese invaders and the British, Malaysia finally became a federation with 13 states in the year 1963.
  • Malaysia’s Putrajaya city has the biggest roundabout in the world with 3.5km in diameter.
  • The Petronas towers in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur are the biggest twin towers in the world with a sky bridge connecting them at floor 41st of each building.
  • Malaysia boasts of having the oldest rainforests on earth- Taman Negara which is approximately 130,000 million years old.
  • Malaysia is the 9th most visited country in the world according to the World Tourism Organization.
Being located at the equatorial region, the country of Malaysia observes a tropical rainforest climate and thus is hot and humid throughout the year. The average temperature of the country on an average range around 27°C.
The international airport of Kuala Lumpur is very well connected by almost all the major airports of the world. Other than air there’s no other major means to reach the country. within the country, you can travel to different states through seaway and road as well.
Malaysia is one of the best known tourist destinations in the world. To enter Malaysia, tourists do not need any visa. However, the visitor’s passport must be valid for another six months from the date of visiting the country. Upon reaching the country officials shall issue a social visit pass stamp on your passport.

Known for its rainforest, beaches and cuisine, Malaysia comprises of 13 different states and each state is a tourist delight in some way or the other. Out of these Penang, Sarawak, and Sabah are extremely popular amongst tourists.

Penang: Comprising of two parts namely the George Town city and the Penang island, the state of Penang is the most tourist friendly and the most developed state of Malaysia. The city of George Town has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Selangor: Famous for the Batu Caves, museums, and the beaches; Selangor offers some of the best outdoor activities for tourists including the adventure theme parks. The Carey island in Selangor is especially famous for sumptuous seafood.

Pahang: Pahang is known for its natural beauty and Taman Negara rainforest (earth’s oldest). Genting and Cameron highlands are almost always flooded with tourists. The state’s Timon island is a tourist’s paradise.

Reflecting the cultural diversity of Malaysia, the Malaysian cuisine is a collection of Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Javanese, and Sumatran ethnicity. Loved by tourists for its delicious seafood. Some of the original dishes of the country Teh Tairk and Nasi Lemak are the national drink and dish of Malaysia and are extremely popular with the tourists.
From weaving exhibition to the kite festival, Malaysia organizes various national and international events on a global scale every year at different time periods. No matter which state of Malaysia you travel, Rayna tours will help you stay informed on every happening event in the city, and if you want, we’ll help you be a part of it too.
Malaysia’s state of Penang has an impeccable nightlife scene. From clubs to bars, neon lights to sumptuous street food; Penang, glitters after dark. The capital city of Kuala Lumpur too has great pubs and streets offering exciting nightlife activities.
  • Taman Negara
  • George Town
  • Batu Caves
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Genting Highlands
  • Gunung Mulu National Park
  • Kota Kinabalu
Team up with Rayna tours to travel Malaysia like a local. We ensure you enjoy this amazing island country through its best attractions, off beaten paths and the hidden gems. The exemplary cuisine of the country awaits your hungry appetite. From the best of mountains to the deepest secrets of the ocean, Rayna tours ensure you enjoy the best of Malaysia in absolute comfort.
Malaysia is loved by tourists during its dry months of May till September. Starting from the month of November till the mid of February Malaysia observes heavy rainfall and if you are here during this time, carrying an umbrella would certainly be a great idea.

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