Basic Information About Malaysia
Malaysia is home to 32 million people. Around 48.8% of the total population consists of ethnic Bumiputera. The main minority ethnic groups are Malaysia Chinese, Malaysian Indian and other.
2. Official Language
The official language is Malay.
Malaysia's official currency is the Malaysian ringgit (currency code MYR). One Euro/US dollars is equal to roughly 4.7-4.3 MYR.
With a territory of 330,803 square kilometers, Malaysia is the 20th largest country in Asia. Malaysia has maritime boundaries with Vietnam and the Philippines and shares the borders with Thailand in West Malaysia, and Indonesia and Brunei in East Malaysia. It is also linked to Singapore by a narrow causeway and a bridge.
6. Economy & Budget
Malaysia is the third wealthiest nation in Southeast Asia after the smaller city-states of Singapore and Brunei. It has a newly industrialized market economy, which is relatively open and state-oriented. The average monthly income is $700-800, making it a relatively budget-friendly country for traveling. Backpackers can survive with around $40 per day, while mid-range travelers spend between $70 and $90 per day on average.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia with a total population of 1.8 million.
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