About Malaysia

In all of the major cities of Malaysia, you will find the vital amenities necessary to your well-being in every corner. These encompass accommodation, public transportation, restaurants, banks, clinics, bookshops, convenience stores, cineplexes and shopping malls, among others.

Malaysia is a great shopping destination offering a wide variety of brand names to satisfy even the most discerning shopper. There is something for everyone, ranging from affordable goods sold in the numerous street-side shops to luxury labels located in high-end boutiques found in many of its modern shopping malls.

Malaysia's malls offer a host of other activities that include dining, bowling, archery, rock climbing, movies, spa attractions, video arcades and many, many more.

Another attraction that Malaysia has to offer is an impressive list of nightlife hotspots. A host of vibrant clubs offer a variety of themes and environments along with strict age restrictions of 21 in some places and 18 in others.

With many different forms of public transportation available such as buses, trains and taxis, travelling is convenient and inexpensive. Buses are the cheapest and most common form of transportation depending on the distance and route.

The railway system in Malaysia is also very well-connected through several railway lines such as the Monorail, commuter trains and Light-Rail Transit (LRT) as well as the soon-to-be implemented Mass Rapid Transit system. Commuter trains run efficiently within the Klang Valley area and will connect you to the amenities you require in different precincts.

Safe & Stable environment:

Malaysia is one of the world's most peaceful and politically stable countries. It boasts of being one of Southeast Asia's most vibrant economies, which is the fruit of decades of industrial growth and political stability.

Consisting of two regions – Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia, which are separated by 1,030km of the South China Sea, Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories where the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Ibans, Kadazans and other ethnic groups live in harmony.

This plural society comprises many races and faiths that speak a variety of mother tongues, and each continues to maintain its respective traditional culture. There is an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance that has ensured peace and stability for the nation through the decades.

Since independence in 1957, Malaya – as it was known then – has grown into Malaysia. Its primarily agricultural economy has been transformed, with the country becoming, over the years, a major manufacturing centre, a global energy and financial sector player, as well as an often-cited role model for other nations on the road to development.

The country continues its quest to develop further into a high-income, knowledge- and innovation-based economy.

For more than half a century, Malaysia has been a federal constitutional monarchy with a multi-party system and a democratically-elected parliamentary government. The structure of government allows the diversity of the country's peoples and regions, its long-standing traditions, its contemporary pluralism and its sense of consensus to be encompassed within the political system.

Since Malaysia achieved independence, preservation of the balance between the main ethnic groups and access to the national wealth have been delicately balanced with concessions and compromises reached between the political parties that make up the ruling government. This has strengthened the people's resolve in calling Malaysia their home.

The stable relationships between the ethnic groups is one of the key ingredients to political and economical stability in Malaysia. A powerful sense of being Malaysian prevails among the population. A common language – Bahasa Malaysia - binds the Malaysian people together, while English is widely spoken.

This coalition government has, over the years, successfully implemented a successful policy of economic reforms and taken an active role in the development and industrialisation of the nation.

Today, Malaysia has emerged as a confident and vibrant entity that is secure, stable and increasingly prosperous at home, and at peace with its neighbours.

With its history of political stability, there are strong foundations on which Malaysia can rely as it moves ahead with efforts to become a high-income, innovation-based society.