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The British secured and colonized the area that is now Malaysia during the late 18th and 19th centuries. In 1948, the British-ruled territories on the Malay Peninsula except Singapore formed the Federation of Malaya, which became independent in 1957.

Malaysia was formed in 1963 when the former British colonies of Singapore, as well as Sabah and Sarawak on the northern coast of Borneo, joined the Federation. Singapore was expelled in 1965

  • Kuala Lumpur (includes Petronas Towers, Bukit Bintang, National Museum);
  • North Borneo Railway;
  • Semenggoh Nature Reserve;
  • Batu Caves;
  • Kek Lok Si Temple;
  • Malacca City;
  • Manukan Island;
  • Lenggong Valley;
  • Sarawak Cultural Village
  • Private Jets, Helicopters and Airliners
  • Finest Onboard Catering
  • Ground Transport and Yachts
  • Luxury Villa & House Rentals
  • Local Guide & 24/7 Assistance
  • Customized Global Services
  • The State's Capital
    Kuala Lumpur
  • Time Zone
    UTC +8
  • Telephone Code
  • Total Area
    329 847 Km2
  • Population
    34 219 975 (2023 est.)
  • Main Languages
    Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese
  • Currency
    Ringgits (MYR)
  • GDP Per Capita
    USD 26300
  • Airports
  • Heliports

    Tropical; annual southwest (April to October) and northeast (October to February) monsoons

    Bumiputera 62.5% (Malays and indigenous peoples, including Orang Asli, Dayak, Anak Negeri), Chinese 20.6%, Indian 6.2%, other 0.9%

    Nod or give a slight bow when greeting a women or an older person. Introduce high-ranking people and older people first.

    Nasi Lemak — rice soaked in coconut cream overnight and cooked with pandan leaves, lemon grass, ginger, and other spices; usually served with a hard-boiled egg, fried anchovies, sambal paste, and roasted peanuts

    Upper middle-income Southeast Asian economy; implementing key anticorruption policies; major electronics, oil, and chemicals exporter; trade sector employs over 40% of jobs; key economic equity initiative; high labor productivity

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