Malaysia is an exciting melting pot of races and religions where Malays, Indians, Chinese and many other ethnic groups live together creating a culturally diverse and naturally beautiful hub.
Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals creating a tradition of celebrations and socializing. Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.
Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and 2 states on the northern part of Borneo.
Offering leisure options from rolling mountains to sandy beaches to exciting shopping districts, Malaysia is full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders.
Malaysia – Fast Facts
|Language:||Bahasa Melayu (Malay) is the national language but English is widely spoken|
|Religion:||Islam is the official religion but all other religions are freely practiced|
|Climate:||Average temperature : 32ºC (90ºF), Tropical climate with warm weather all year round Annual rainfall varies from 2,000mm to 2,500mm|
|Currency:||The unit of currency is Malaysian Ringgit indicated as RM. USD1 is roughly equivalent to RM3.18|
|Time:||GMT+8 and 16 hours ahead of U.S. Pacific Standard Time|
Advantages of Studying in Malaysia
- High quality of education of international standard, regulated by the Ministry of Education;
- Twinning programmes offer internatioanal students the best routes to top notch qualifications from the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand for higher studies;
- Relatively affordable fees of lower costs of living;
- English is widely used as the medium of intructions preparing graduates for global market;
- Institutions offer friendly environment and world-class facilities;
- Simple immigration procedures for international students;
- Malaysia is a nation which comprise of people from diverse ethnic background living in harmony, offers international students a unique learning and cultural experience;
- Diversity in food, festivals, customs, races and languages;
- Long history of economic and political stability.