in a Nutshell
马来西亚 mǎ lái xī yà
简而言之 jiǎn ér yán zhī
面积 miàn jī
330 thousand square km
330,000 square km)
首都 shǒu dū
Kuala Lumpur 吉隆坡 jí
气候 qì hòu
热带 rè dài
温度 wēn dù:
21 to 32 degrees Celsius
rainfall: 2000 mm to 2500mm
行为 xíng wéi
Malaysians refrain from hugging and kissing in public. It would be
inappropriate for visitors to do so, too.
Federation of Malaysia can be geographically divided into Peninsula
East Malaysia (the states of Sabah and Sarawak).
Cards 信用卡 xìn yòng kǎ
Mastercard, American Express and all other major credit cards.
Many establishments in the major cities accept mobile payments /
e-wallets such as Alipay.
币 huò bì
(MYR) 令吉 lìng jí
RM100, RM50, RM10, RM5 and RM1 and sen (50 sen, 20 sen, 10 sen and
the seldom used 5 sen).
a duty-free port. Hotel tariffs and retail goods are exempted from
Government duty. Visitors who stay more than 48 hours on Langkawi do
not have to pay tax on
wine and liquor
portable electronic goods
穿着 chuān zhuó (Recommended)
and sweat absorbent material for daily wear - such as cotton.
(Illicit) 贩毒 fàn dú
trafficking of illicit drugs carries a sentence of mandatory death
Volts (Alternating current A/C)
2 and 7 degrees North of the Equator
Democracy with Constitutional Monarchy
is permissible for Muslims by Muslim law. Restaurants that are
certified "halal" do not serve alcohol and pork.
Minister Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak. Click HERE for
Ministry of Tourism's programme where foreign and local visitors
are invited to enjoy a homestay in traditional communities /
潮气 cháo qì
humidity level 75% - 80%
寒喧 hán xuān
a handshake among men. General acknowledgment by Muslim women are
a smile and a nod.
名字 míng zi
来人 mǎ lái rén:
name is given name.
after the word "bin" is the name of the father.
Ahmad bin Mohamad
- name of the person
- name of Ahmad's father
中华民族 zhōng huá mín zú:
name is surname or family name.
next two are given names. It is also common practice that the
second name refers to the generation (level) of the family.
Yeoh Seng Siang
- surname or family name
- name of the generation
- given name
印度人 yìn dù rén:
The first name is the given name followed by the family name.
Siva a/l Kumar
- given name
- anak lelaki (literally translated as "son of")
- name of father
Language 官方语言 guān fāng yǔ yán
is widely spoken.)
Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia
Nation of ASEAN
Religion 官方宗教 guān fāng zōng jiào
伊斯兰 yī sī lán (practiced by all Malays
来人 mǎ lái rén)
also practiced in Malaysia. Among them:
人口 rén kǒu
major races 族 zú in Malaysia are the Malays
来人 mǎ lái rén,
中华民族 zhōng huá mín zú and Indians
印度人 yìn dù rén.
Other races include the Kadazandusun
Ruler called the "Yang
di-Pertuan Agong" or simply in English the "King".
"handshake" 握手 wò shǒu practiced by Muslims 清真 qīng
zhēn. Both hands are offered to the other party. The other
reciprocate by extending the hands as well. However, the contact
is brief and light - unlike the firm grasp of a handshake. The
hands are then brought toward the chest signifying a greeting that
comes from the heart.
States - 11 in Peninsular and 2 in East Malaysia
时间 shí jiān
小费 xiǎo fèi
customary as quite a number of restaurants and eateries add a 10%
service charge and a 5% government tax. But tipping to show
appreciation is quite common among visitors.
conferred by the government:
Tan Sri, Dato', Dato' Seri, Datuk and Datuk Seri.
dignitaries: Yang Berhormat (YB) and Yang Amat Berhormat (YAB)