WELCOME TO MALAYSIA
Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia. It is a federation which has 13 states. It is divided into two parts by the South China Sea. Its mainland is on the Malay Peninsula. It faces the Straits of Malacca on its west coast and the South China Sea on its east coast. The other part of this country, sometimes known as East Malaysia, is on the northern part of the island of Borneo in the South China Sea. Kuala Lumpur on the Malay Peninsula is its capital. The federal capital was recently moved to Putrajaya, a newly created city exclusively designed for administration.
Malaysia is a mix of the modern world and a developing nation with a peaceful multi-cultural population. Indigenous Malay and traditional tribes such as Iban and Bidayuh, live harmoniously with the large Chinese and Indian population and this blend of these cultures makes living in Malaysia very interesting and provides an international flavor. With its investment in the high technology industries and moderate oil wealth, it has become a rich nation in Southeast Asia. Malaysia, for most visitors, presents a happy mix: there is high-tech infrastructure and things generally work well and more or less on schedule, but prices remain more reasonable than, say, Singapore.
With a tropical and warm climate and inviting culture, Malaysia is a welcoming country in which to visit and study. Crime rate is low and transport links are excellent with major towns and cities connected by air, railway and buses. Politically and economically Malaysia is considered stable and there are many opportunities for a vivid cultural experience.