Department of Wildlife and National Parks (PERHILITAN)
Tel: +603 9086 6800
Careline 1 300 80 1010
Department of Marine Park
Tel: +603 8886 1379
Perlis Forestry Department Peninsular Malaysia
Tel: +604 977 6626 / 604 976 5966
Perak State Parks Corporation
Tel: +605 791 4543
Negeri Sembilan Forestry Department
Tel: +606 765 9849
Johor National Parks Corporation
Tel: +607 266 1301
Pahang State Forestry Department
Tel: 09-573 2911 / 09-573 2912
Lembaga Kemajuan Terengganu Tengah (KETENGAH)
Unit Pelancongan & Pembangunan Tasik Kenyir
Tel: +609 823 1000
Tel: +6088 523 500
Sarawak Tourism Board
Tel: +6082 423 600
Forest Department Sarawak
Tel: +6082 442 180 / 319 102 / 319 103
Sarawak Forestry Corporation
Tel: +6082 610 088
Jabatan Perhutanan Negeri Kelantan
Kesedar Hotel Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd
Sabah Forestry Department
Tel: 089 – 242 500
Malaysian Nature Society (MNS)
Tel: +603 2287 9422
Malaysian Ecotourism Association (MEA)
Tel: +603 4257 4688
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Tel: +603 7450 3773
Malaysia Nature Guides Association
Tel: 603 2240 3551
Persatuan Pemandu Pelancong Alam Semulajadi Terengganu
H/P: +6019 917 8000 (Azhari Jannah)
ATV Fun Adventure Marketing
Tel: +6012 377 5005 / 6019 340 7895 / 6019 244 8544
Borneo Eco Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6088 438 300
Borneo Nature Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6088 267 637
Borneo Adventure Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6082 245 175
Catcity Holiday Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6082 414 200
Tel: +6012-6663770 / 6012 6605228 / 6012 3087205
Tropical Adventure Tours & Travel Services Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6085 419 337
Ping Anchorage Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +609 626 2020
NKS Hotel & Travel
Tel: +609 266 4488 / 4499
Asian Overland Services
Tours & Travel Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 4252 9100
Tabin Wildlife Holidays Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 267 266
Kingfisher Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 2142 1454
Natural History Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6012 584 6184 / +604 959 4772
Asian Safari Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +603 2273 0097
Hedaco Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +609 623 4744
My Gopeng Resort
Tel: +605 242 3777
DCL Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 977 3966 / 6966
Bird Malaysia Natural History Tours
Tel: +6019 225 2300 / +6012 584 6184
Tel: +609 627 8888/8886/8876
Pulau Warisan Rivercruise
H/P: +6019 983 7950
Dev’s Adventure Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +60 (0)19 4949193
Natural History Tours Sdn. Bhd.
(formerly known as Junglewalla Tours)
Tel: +6012 584 6184 / +604 959 4772
Naam Sdn Bhd
Tel: +604 963 9200
Tel: +6012 493 0867
Sedim Rainforest Resort
Tel: +604 787 0226
Unic Astana Holidays Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 978 1133
Bintong Travel & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +604 978 2416
Warnaceria Holidays & Tours Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6019 479 4964
Sgi Outdoor Merapoh Travel & Tours (Merapoh)
Tel: +609 912 1143
Merapoh Adventure Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd (Merapoh)
Tel: +609 912 2321
NKS Hotel & Travel Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 4499 / 09 260 1770
Danz Travel & Adventures Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 4269
TN Nature Outdoor Sdn Bhd (Taman Negara Kuala Tahan)
Tel: +609 266 7766
Tuah Travel & Tours Sdn Bhd (Kenong Rimba Park)
Tel: +609 312 2292
Al Hijjrah Vacation Sdn. Bhd.
Tel: +6016 6613424 / +606 6771330
Trek Finder Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 319 480
North Borneo Safari
Tel: +6089-666 196
Traverse Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 261 501 / 2
Wild Travellers Sdn Bhd
Tel: +6016 989 3588 / +6016 665 7844 / +6011 206 58778 / + 6011 206 57878
Greenleaf Holidays & Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: +609-267 2131 +6019-313 1240 / +6019-981 1241
SPKG Tours Sdn Bhd
Sticky Rice Travel
Tel: 088 – 203 026 / 019 – 982 9005
Rustic Borneo Travel Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 385 622
Fieldskills Adventures Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 484 734
TYK Adventure Tours Sdn Bhd
Tel: 088 – 232 821
The federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia, which is made up of 11 states, three Federal Territories as well as the states of Sabah and Sarawak situated in Borneo.
Lying 2º to 7º north of the Equator, Peninsular Malaysia is separated from Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. The Peninsular shares a common border with Thailand in the north, while its southern neighbor is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak share a common border with Indonesia while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei Darussalam.
329,758 sq km
Malays make up about 57% of the population, with Chinese, Indians and other ethnic groups making up the rest.
Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. Malaysians also speak various languages and dialects.
Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practiced freely.
Malaysia practices parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy. The Head of State is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The country has a bicameral legislative system.
Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperatures range from 21ºC to 32ºC and the annual rainfall varies from 2,000 mm to 2,500 mm.
Manufacturing constitutes the largest component of Malaysia’s economy while tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are major contributors to its economy.
Visitors must be in possession of a valid passport or travel document with a minimum validity of six months beyond the intended visiting period. Citizens of most countries do not require visas for social or business visits.
For further information, please visit or call the nearest Malaysian diplomatic mission or Tourism Malaysia office.
The unit of currency is the Malaysian Ringgit, which is denoted as RM.
Foreign currencies can be converted at banks and money changers.
Most states observe Monday to Friday as working days while Saturday and Sunday are rest days. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, working days are from Sunday to Thursday. Friday and Saturday are observed as rest days. This applies to government offices and many private establishments.
In most states, banks are open from Monday to Friday from 9.15 am to 4.30 pm. In Kelantan and Terengganu, banks are closed on Friday and Saturday.
Check the websites of the relevant banks for details on operating hours and rest days. Online banking services are available.
Post offices are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm daily except on Sunday and public holidays. They are open for half–a-day on Saturday (until 1.00 pm).
Post offices that are located in shopping malls have extended operating hours. In the states of Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu, post offices are closed on Friday and Saturday.
The standard Malaysian time is eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of the U.S. Pacific Standard Time.
The voltage used throughout Malaysia is 220 – 240 volts AC, at 50 cycles per second. Standard 3-pin square plugs and sockets are used.
Malaysia uses the metric system.
Malaysia is linked nationally and internationally by telephone, facsimile and via the Internet. Most hotels provide International Direct Dial (IDD) telephone services and Wi-Fi Internet connection.
GETTING TO MALAYSIA
The main gateway to Malaysia is through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang. It is located about 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur.
Over 40 international airlines fly into the country while the national carrier, Malaysia Airlines, has a global network that spans six continents. The airline is a full-fledged member of oneworld, one of the world’s top three airline alliances. The national carrier is complemented by Firefly, AirAsia and Malindo Air. The new KLIA 2, situated about 1.5 km away from the main terminal of KLIA, is the world’s largest purpose-built terminal dedicated to low-cost carriers. Airlines that operate from KLIA2 include AirAsia and AirAsia X. Other major international airports that serve as entry points are situated in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuching, Kota Kinabalu and the island of Langkawi.
The main entry point to Malaysia by sea is Port Klang, about 50 km away from Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.
Malaysia has excellent domestic air links serviced by Malaysia Airlines as well as carriers such as AirAsia and Firefly. The country has a well-developed and efficient public transportation system served by buses, taxis as well as trains. GrabCar and Uber services are available in Malaysia.
Malaysia has a wide range of accommodation with competitive rates.
International star-rated hotels, boutique hotels, beach resorts, chalets, youth hostels and timeshare apartments are among the types of accommodation available.
There is so much to do and so many places to see in Malaysia. To make sure that you don’t miss anything, use this handy map to navigate your way across the country and find great places to visit.
Perlis is the northern gateway to Malaysia. Despite its small size, Perlis has an abundance of attractions that make it a great destination.
Kedah is Malaysia’s largest paddy producing state. Delve into history in Lembah Bujang, the site of an ancient civilisation or relax in Langkawi, a world-famous resort island.
The site of a UNESCO World Heritage City, Penang is a holiday paradise with fabulous beach resorts and eclectic cultures. It is also the undisputable haven for foodies.
A tin-rich state in its heyday, Perak beckons with a range of sights and experiences. The state’s top attractions include Pangkor, an island getaway and Pangkor Laut, an internationally-acclaimed private island.
Hailed as the Cradle of Malay culture, Kelantan is a destination teeming with age-old arts, crafts and pastimes.
Beautiful islands, culture and nature give Terengganu its magical appeal. Dive, snorkel, sunbathe at the islands or journey to its hinterland to experience the best of nature.
The largest state in the peninsula beckons nature-enthusiasts with exciting eco-adventures. From Taman Negara, the oldest national park in the country, to the idyllic Tioman Island, Pahang is simply mesmerising.
Malaysia’s dynamic capital city is bustling with attractions and activities. Explore the city by day and night.
Selangor is home to the country’s main airport KLIA, and the main gateway by sea, Port Klang. It is also the country’s most developed state with a long list of shopping malls and themed attractions.
Putrajaya, the administrative capital of Malaysia, is a well-planned township with impressive buildings, verdant parks, scenic lakes and beautiful bridges.
Find the best attractions in this vast eco-paradise.
Sarawak, the largest state in Malaysia, has a vast wilderness that contains numerous national parks including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Mulu National Park.
Located off the northwestern coast of Borneo, this island thrills visitors with its wreck diving sites, historical relics and duty-free shopping.
The birth place of the nation, Melaka is a treasure trove of history and heritage. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City for vestiges of the past.
Known for its fascinating Minangkabau culture and a unique social system, Negeri Sembilan is the place to learn age-old customs and traditions.
Visit Malaysia’s southern gateway, for a family vacation at the theme parks or escape to its islands for an unforgettable holiday.
Enjoy birdwatching at 55 Important Bird Areas (IBA) throughout the country, tucked away at various habitats such as islands, coasts or lush lowland and montane rainforests.
Love the cool highlands? Find refreshing destinations to unwind in Malaysia. From French-themed settings, energetic amusement parks to forest-clad hills, there is something for everyone.
Find the coolest, trendy spaces to hang out while you tickle your tastebuds with the best delights.
Find the fun and thrill that you are looking for in Malaysia. Meet your favourite characters, plunge down the world’s longest water slide or enjoy the rides and games!
Get your rod ready to reel in the best catch in Malaysian waters.
For those who appreciate the finer things in life, Malaysia is the place to indulge in sheer comfort and sophistication. Luxe Malaysia takes you beyond your expectations.
Enjoy exploring the South China Sea, Andaman Sea, Celebes and Sulu seas for incredible sights from pelagic species, sea turtles to reefs, wrecks and more.
The best way to engage with the locals, a homestay programme gives a peek into the lifestyles, customs, cultures and pastimes of a local family.
What better way to explore Malaysia than through its food! Follow the aroma to track down lip-smacking delights found around the country, together with interesting snippets on its culture and origins.
Get your complete info on cruising, yachting, anchorage facilities and land excursions around the country.
Blessed with year-round sunshine and rain, Malaysia has a wealth of tropical flora and fauna. Visit its national and marine parks to enjoy the captivating sights both on land and underwater!
Get a glimpse into Malaysia’s rich mosaic of ethnic communities and indigenous people.