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Country

The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Currency

The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. USD1 is roughly equivalent to RM3.20. Foreign currency can be converted at banks and money changers.

Geographical Location

Located between 2º and 7º north of the Equator, Peninsula Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsula Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are north of Indonesia in Borneo while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.

Climate

Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). The highlands are cooler, where temperatures range between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

Economic Profile

Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are other major contributors to the economy.

Government

Malaysia is governed by a Parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislative system. The Head of State is the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position that is awarded to a different State Monarch every five years and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.

Language

Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects.

Time

Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

Distance to Malaysia
CountryMilesKilometres
Moscow, Russia5,046 miles8,122 km
London, United Kingdom6,557 miles10,552 km
Paris, France6,483 miles10,432 km
Rome, Italy6,038 miles9,716 km
Stockholm, Sweden5,812 miles9,353 km
Berlin, Germany5,979 miles9,622 km
Madrid, Spain6,885 miles11,079 km
New York, USA9,400 miles15,126 km
Los Angeles, USA8,790 miles14,144 km
Vancouver, Canada7,944 miles12,783 km

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Country

The Federation of Malaysia comprises Peninsular Malaysia and the states of Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo.

Currency

The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. USD1 is roughly equivalent to RM3.20. Foreign currency can be converted at banks and money changers.

Geographical Location

Located between 2º and 7º north of the Equator, Peninsula Malaysia is separated from the states of Sabah and Sarawak by the South China Sea. To the north of Peninsula Malaysia is Thailand while its southern neighbour is Singapore. Sabah and Sarawak are north of Indonesia in Borneo while Sarawak also shares a border with Brunei.

Climate

Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21ºC (70ºF) to 32ºC (90ºF). The highlands are cooler, where temperatures range between 15°C (59° F) to 25°C (77°F). Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm.

Economic Profile

Manufacturing constitutes the largest single component of Malaysia’s economy. Tourism and primary commodities such as petroleum, palm oil, natural rubber and timber are other major contributors to the economy.

Government

Malaysia is governed by a Parliamentary democracy with a bicameral legislative system. The Head of State is the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong, a position that is awarded to a different State Monarch every five years and the Head of Government is the Prime Minister.

Language

Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken. The ethnic groups also speak various languages and dialects.

Time

Eight hours ahead of GMT and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time.

Distance to Malaysia
CountryMilesKilometres
Moscow, Russia5,046 miles8,122 km
London, United Kingdom6,557 miles10,552 km
Paris, France6,483 miles10,432 km
Rome, Italy6,038 miles9,716 km
Stockholm, Sweden5,812 miles9,353 km
Berlin, Germany5,979 miles9,622 km
Madrid, Spain6,885 miles11,079 km
New York, USA9,400 miles15,126 km
Los Angeles, USA8,790 miles14,144 km
Vancouver, Canada7,944 miles12,783 km
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