Malay means mountain in Indian languages. Mount Tahan is the highest peak of peninsular malaysia at the height of 7175 feet msl. Indian traders and dynasties have referred to malaysian peninsula as Malaya Dvipa. The ethnic groups, language and culture of Malaysia is influenced by India and China.The Malacca Sultanate in 1400 spread Islam in Malaysia and neighbouring parts.
So this is a true Asian country welcoming you. If you have a short time you can make a quick visit of 4 days or combine it with Singapore. Malaysia has potential of two weeks holiday with its highlands, islands, adventure and ethnic heritage.
December to February is perhaps the best time to visit Malaysia for Indians.
You can opt for Genting instead of Cameron if you are interested in visiting Casinos. From Kuala Lumpur you can opt for 1 or 2 days rainforest trips with ethnic heritage groups visit.
Mallaka and Desaru Coast are added attractions of Malay peninsula. Desaru is close to Singapore. Each of them would require 2 days.
Cool Highland Resorts - Genting Highlands, Cameron Highlands, Fraser Hill, Bukit Larut, Penang Hill, Bukit Tinggi, Kinabalu Park.
Langkawi - Group of 99 tropical islands is a perfect place for doing exciting things like jetski tours or nothing at all.
Desaru Coast -This is a premium integrated destination resort and one of Malaysia's most anticipated new tourism developments.
Exotic Ethnic Heritage - Welcome to Malaysian rainforest, home to the country’s indigenous and aboriginal people.
Singapore is located on the tip of Malaysian Peninsula and can easily be combined with Malaysia.
The federation of Malaysia is made up of Peninsular Malaysia which has 11 states. Three federal territories and states of Sabah and Sarawak is separated by South China sea and lies north of Indonesia.
Capital - Kuala Lumpur
Time - The standard time is eight hours ahead of GMT i.e. two and a half hours ahead of India.
Currency - Ringgit is malaysian currency donated as RM.
Climate - Malaysia has a tropical climate and the weather is warm all year round. Temperature range from 21 degrees celsius to 32 degrees celsius with average rainfall of 2000 to 2500 mm. It rains on west coast from April to October, for east coast it rains from November to February.
Religion - Islam is the official religion but all other religions are practised freely.
Language - Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the national language
People - 57 percent of people are Malays, Chinese, Indian and others make the rest.
Population - 28 million
Area - 329,758 sq km