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Malaysia Travel Tips is created for the benefit of anybody who wants to know more about Malaysia. To create this online DIY travel guide, I have travelled thousands of kilometers crisscrossing the country, with more trips planned, so that I can provide you a look-and-learn discovery of Malaysia. I have photographed thousands of sights and am adding them to this website as fast as I am able to write! This guide is to act as a reference as well as to provide you suggestions and inspiration to create your own trips. The hallmark of this website is clarity, so almost every sight includes a description with map, and increasingly, GPS coordinates, so that you can go there on your own, with your own group of friends or family members.

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Categories of Sights in Malaysia

  1. STATE CAPITALS IN MALAYSIA
  2. STATES IN MALAYSIA
  3. STREETS IN MALAYSIA
  4. TOWNS IN MALAYSIA
  5. PLACES OF INTEREST IN MALAYSIA
  6. Accounting Firms in Malaysia
  7. Acupuncture Centres in Malaysia
  8. Advertising Agencies in Malaysia
  9. AEON Malls in Malaysia
  10. Aid Organisations in Malaysia
  11. Air Conditioning Repair in Malaysia
  12. Airports in Malaysia
  13. Antique Shops in Malaysia
  14. Apartments in Malaysia
  15. Army Camps in Malaysia
  16. Art Galleries in Malaysia
  17. Auditoriums in Malaysia
  18. Auto Gate Installers in Malaysia
  19. Auto Repair Shops in Malaysia
  20. Auto Service Centres in Malaysia
  21. Auto Spray Painting Shops in Malaysia
  22. Baby Product Stores in Malaysia
  23. Bakeries in Malaysia
  24. Baking Supply Shops in Malaysia
  25. Banks in Malaysia
  26. Beaches in Malaysia
  27. Boutiques in Malaysia
  28. Brethren Assemblies in Malaysia
  29. Bridges in Malaysia
  30. Buddhist Temples in Malaysia
  31. Businesses in Malaysia
  32. Bus Terminals in Malaysia
  33. Car Parks in Malaysia
  34. Car Showrooms in Malaysia
  35. Car Wash in Malaysia
  36. Caves in Malaysia
  37. Cave Temples in Malaysia
  38. Cemeteries in Malaysia
  39. Cenotaphs in Malaysia
  40. Chicken Rice Shops in Malaysia
  41. Child Care Centres in Malaysia
  42. Chinese Medical Halls in Malaysia
  43. Chinese Restaurants in Malaysia
  44. Chinese Temples in Malaysia
  45. Churches in Malaysia
  46. Clan Associations in Malaysia
  47. Clinics in Malaysia
  48. Clocktowers in Malaysia
  49. Coffee Shops in Malaysia
  50. Colleges in Malaysia
  51. Commercial Properties in Malaysia
  52. Condominiums in Malaysia
  53. Consulates in Malaysia
  54. Consultancy Firms in Malaysia
  55. Convention Centres in Malaysia
  56. Cultural Villages in Malaysia
  57. Dental Clinics in Malaysia
  58. Department Stores in Malaysia
  59. Dialysis Centres in Malaysia
  60. Econsave Stores in Malaysia
  61. Embassies in Malaysia
  62. Entertainers in Malaysia
  63. Event Management Companies in Malaysia
  64. Expressways in Malaysia
  65. Eye Specialists in Malaysia
  66. Factories in Malaysia
  67. Federal Territories of Malaysia
  68. Financial Institutions in Malaysia
  69. Fire Stations in Malaysia
  70. Flats in Malaysia
  71. Florists in Malaysia
  72. Food Courts in Malaysia
  73. Foot Reflexology Centres in Malaysia
  74. Forest Parks in Malaysia
  75. Forts in Malaysia
  76. Fountains in Malaysia
  77. Funeral Parlours in Malaysia
  78. Furniture Shops in Malaysia
  79. Garden Centres in Malaysia
  80. Giant Hypermarkets in Malaysia
  81. Golf Courses in Malaysia
  82. Government Buildings in Malaysia
  83. Government Quarters in Malaysia
  84. Graves in Malaysia
  85. Gurdwaras in Malaysia
  86. Handicraft Centres in Malaysia
  87. Hawker Centres in Malaysia
  88. High-Rise Buildings in Malaysia
  89. Highways in Malaysia
  90. Hill Resorts in Malaysia
  91. Hindu Temples in Malaysia
  92. Historic buildings in Malaysia
  93. Historic Sites in Malaysia
  94. Hospitals in Malaysia
  95. Hotels in Malaysia
  96. Hot Springs in Malaysia
  97. Housing Estates in Malaysia
  98. Hypermarkets in Malaysia
  99. Indian Restaurants in Malaysia
  100. Industrial Parks in Malaysia
  101. International Schools in Malaysia
  102. Islands in Malaysia
  103. Jetties in Malaysia
  104. Jewellery Shops in Malaysia
  105. KFC Restaurants in Malaysia
  106. Kindergartens in Malaysia
  107. Klinik Kelihatan in Malaysia
  108. Lakes in Malaysia
  109. Libraries in Malaysia
  110. LRT Stations in Malaysia
  111. Malay Restaurants in Malaysia
  112. Markets in Malaysia
  113. Mausoleums in Malaysia
  114. Metal Works in Malaysia
  115. Middle-Eastern Restaurants in Malaysia
  116. Mini Markets in Malaysia
  117. Mobile Motorcycle Mechanics in Malaysia
  118. Monorail Stations in Malaysia
  119. Monuments in Malaysia
  120. Moral Uplifting Societies in Malaysia
  121. Mosques in Malaysia
  122. Mountains in Malaysia
  123. MRT Stations in Malaysia
  124. Multi-Purpose Halls in Malaysia
  125. Museums in Malaysia
  126. Musical Instrument Shops in Malaysia
  127. Music Schools in Malaysia
  128. Nasi Kandar Restaurants in Malaysia
  129. National Parks in Malaysia
  130. Newspaper Bureaux in Malaysia
  131. Night Clubs in Malaysia
  132. Nursing Homes in Malaysia
  133. Nutritional Product Stores in Malaysia
  134. Nyonya Restaurants in Malaysia
  135. Office Equipment Stores in Malaysia
  136. Old Folks Homes in Malaysia
  137. Organisations in Malaysia
  138. Pakistani Restaurants in Malaysia
  139. Palaces in Malaysia
  140. Parks in Malaysia
  141. Pedestrian Malls in Malaysia
  142. Pet Grooming Shops in Malaysia
  143. Petrol Stations in Malaysia
  144. Pillboxes in Malaysia
  145. Plant Nurseries in Malaysia
  146. Playing Fields in Malaysia
  147. Police Stations in Malaysia
  148. Post Offices in Malaysia
  149. Print Shops in Malaysia
  150. Prisons in Malaysia
  151. Properties in Malaysia
  152. Recreation Clubs in Malaysia
  153. Restaurants in Malaysia
  154. Rest Houses in Malaysia
  155. Rivers in Malaysia
  156. Roundabouts in Malaysia
  157. Royal Galleries in Malaysia
  158. Schools in Malaysia
  159. Seafood Restaurants in Malaysia
  160. Second-Hand Car Dealers in Malaysia
  161. Shopping Malls in Malaysia
  162. Skyscrapers in Malaysia
  163. Souvenir Shops in Malaysia
  164. Spas in Malaysia
  165. Specialty Shops in Malaysia
  166. Stadiums in Malaysia
  167. Stationery Shops in Malaysia
  168. Steamboat Restaurants in Malaysia
  169. Straits in Malaysia
  170. Street Art in Malaysia
  171. Supermarkets in Malaysia
  172. Suraus in Malaysia
  173. Swimming Pools in Malaysia
  174. Tailors in Malaysia
  175. Teochew Associations in Malaysia
  176. Tesco Stores in Malaysia
  177. Thai Restaurants in Malaysia
  178. Thai Temples in Malaysia
  179. Tourist Attractions in Malaysia
  180. Traditional Chinese Medicine Centres in Malaysia
  181. Trains in Malaysia
  182. Train Stations in Malaysia
  183. Universities in Malaysia
  184. Utility Plants in Malaysia
  185. Villages in Malaysia
  186. Waterfalls in Malaysia
  187. Waterfront Promenades in Malaysia
  188. Wesley Methodist Churches in Malaysia
  189. Zoos in Malaysia

Arriving in Malaysia

Useful articles for planning your trip to Malaysia:

1. Arriving in Malaysia.
2. Malaysia Entry Requirements.
3. Arriving in Malaysia by flight.
4. Arriving in Malaysia by road.
5. Arriving by road from Singapore.
6. Arriving by road from Thailand.
7. Arriving in Malaysia by sea.
8. Getting around in Malaysia.
9. Road Trips in Malaysia.
9. Preparing a road trip.
10. Using GPS to explore Malaysia.

Administrative Divisions of Malaysia

Malaysia comprises three Federal Territories and thirteen states. The states in Peninsular Malaysia, as well as the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, are subdivided into districts. Districts are administered under district councils (majlis daerah), while some of the bigger towns and their surrounding areas administered by municipal councils (majlis perbandaran). Towns with city status are administered by city councils (majlis bandaraya), which is also called city hall (dewan bandaraya) in the case of Kuala Lumpur. The districts and municipalities are further subdivided into counties (mukim).

The Federal Territory of Putrajaya is subdivided into precincts while the Federal Territory of Labuan comprises Bandar Labuan and 27 administrative villages (kampung). The states of Sabah and Sarawak are subdivided into divisions (bahagian) which are then further subdivided into districts (daerah).

Geography of Malaysia

Malaysia covers 329,613 square kilometers (127,264 square miles). It comprises Peninsular Malaysia (also called West Malaysia) and East Malaysia. Peninsular Malaysia shares land borders with Thailand, while East Malaysia shares land borders with Indonesia and Brunei. Peninsular Malaysia is also physically linked to Singapore by the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link.

Peninsular Malaysia measures 740 km (460 miles) from north to south, and is roughly 322 km (200 miles) at its widest. The East and West Coasts of Peninsular Malaysia are separated by the main range, Banjaran Titiwangsa, with its tallest peak being Gunung Korbu (2,183 m / 7,162 ft). The tallest peak in Peninsular Malaysia is Gunung Tahan (2,187 m / 7,175 ft) while the longest river is Sungai Pahang (459 km / 285 mi).

Economy of Malaysia

As of 2014, Malaysia has a Gross Domestic Product at Purchasing Power Parity of US$746.821 billion, giving it the third largest GDP in the ASEAN region behind the more populous Indonesia and Thailand, and the 28th largest in the world1 It is the 28th largest economy in the world, and according to HSBC economist Karen Ward2, the economy will in 2050 grow to US$1.2 trillion, making it the 21st largest in the world.

Population of Malaysia

The most populous state in Malaysia is Selangor (as of 2000)3, with a population of 4.2 million people, followed by Johor (2.7 million) and Sabah (2.6 million). Selangor also recorded the highest percentage of in-migrants of any state in Malaysia, 28.2% in 2003-2004 and 16.4% in 2006-2007, with the majority coming from Kedah (8,900), Perak (6,500), the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (5,300) and Kelantan (4,400).

The state of Penang has the highest percentage of migrants, for the period of 2008 to 2009, with the highest number of net migrants (15,400), a contra of 20.7% in-migrants and 5.3% out-migrants. In other words, of 100 persons who either moved to or out of Penang, the state received 60 addition persons.

References

1. Report for Selected Countries and Subjects (Malaysia), by the International Monetary Fund (2014).
2. These Economies Will Dominate The World in 2050, by Business Insider (13 January, 2012).
3. List of Cities, Malaysia (2010), by the Department of Statistics, Malaysia.

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