Bahasa Malaysia / Malay / English
It is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass of 329,847 square kilometers separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo. Land borders are shared with Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei, and maritime borders exist with Singapore, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government.
The country is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, which plays a large role in politics. The constitution declares Islam as the state religion while protecting freedom of religion
Why study in Malaysia?
A high quality educational system with international standards, closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia has the vision to turn the country into a Centre of Excellence for Higher Education. It is also possible to get foreign degree qualifications studying fully in Malaysia from countries like US, UK, Australia, Canada, etc.. Malaysia offers a high quality of life at a comparatively low expenditure of studying and also living. Malaysia has proved to be a comfortable, peaceful and safe environment for students to live and study in.
Malaysia has a classic equatorial tropical climate with high temperatures and wet months throughout the year. It has annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons
Temperatures at sea level range from 21° C to 32°C, whilst at higher elevations it is much cooler with temperatures ranging from 15°C to 25°C
- Lightweight cottons in summer
- Warmer clothes in winter and on cooler evenings
- Raincoats and umbrellas during the monsoons
- National Costume is recommended for festivities
Shopping and Dining
- Shops are open every day of the week 10:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m, Monday to Sunday in Malaysia
- Bazaars are a good place to get cheap objects
- Restaurants have flexible timings and are usually open late
- Fried rice noodles with meat and fish, a variety of meat known as Satay and sago pudding in palm sugar sauce-Gula- are some of the cuisines of Malaysia
- Malaysia offers visitors a myriad of opportunities to shop, from the latest designer brands and electronic hardware to elegant Malay garments and meticulously hand-crafted wooden baskets. The best places to do modern shopping are in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi while those after cultural handicrafts should visit Malacca and the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia
- Malaysia’s cuisine reflects the multi-ethnic makeup of its population.Many cultures from within the country and from surrounding regions have greatly influenced the cuisine. Much of the influence comes from the Malay, Chinese, Indian, Thai, Javanese, and Sumatran cultures, largely due to the country being part of the ancient spice route. The cuisine is very similar to that of Singapore and Brunei, and also bears resemblance to Filipino cuisine
- The aromas — and vendors — compete for your attention at hawker centers across the country (especially Penang), where you can sample local favorites such as nasi lemak(coconut rice with fried fish).
Travel and Transportation
- There are express buses that serve different cities
- Train is probably the most convenient way to travel
- Students’ discounts are also available