Pre-Arrival Information

Transport

Malaysia has well-developed air and sea connections. It is also accessible by road and rail through Thailand and Singapore on the Peninsula. More than 25 major airlines service the international airports throughout the nation. Port Klang and Penang in the Straits of Malacca link the country to the rest of the world by sea. Internal

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Sports

Malaysia has plenty to offer sports enthusiasts whether you like to watch or participate. If you prefer being a spectator then satellite TV shows many major sporting events live and has several dedicated sports channels. Many bars and even restaurants have large screen TVs for people who like company and some excitement when they watch

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Living Costs

Living in Malaysia is far cheaper than most Western countries and some other Asian countries such as Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore. The cost of housing, communications, transport (including taxis), local food, holiday accommodation, airfares, clothing, medical expenses, entertainment and recreation are all very reasonable. Cars, alcohol and imported foods are generally more expensive than

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Language

The National Language is Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) but English is widely spoken, being a compulsory subject in schools and the main Primary 6, Lower Secondary and the local version of `O’ Level examinations. Other major languages used are Chinese and Tamil. The government has also been encouraging the frontliners of hotels and tourism-related business people

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History

Malaysia’s recorded history dates back to the first century BC. Located strategically at the crossroads between the East and West, Peninsular Malaysia had attracted early travellers from different parts of the world. Evidence of ancient civilisations such as tomb stones can be found in Bujang Valley and Merbok Valley in the state of Kedah, as

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