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Malaysia,
Truly Asia

- Malaysia for discovering Southeast Asia -

Dynamic cities, fabulous food, beautiful beaches, idyllic islands and national parks with wildlife-packed rainforests – expect these from Malaysia. You may also expect attaining global hospitality experience while immersing yourself in its distinctive culture.

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Malaysia Tourism Industry

Receiving more than 20 million foreign visitors annually, Malaysia’s tourism sector remain the second strongest in Southeast Asia. Thanks to the government’s push, tourism is Malaysia’s third largest source of foreign exchange income. Although most of the visitors come from Southeast Asia, China, India, Japan and Australia, there were significant arrival growths from Spain, Belgium and Russia in recent years.

About Malaysia

Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying parts of the Malay Peninsula and the Borneo Island. Its society is a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European culture, who live together in peace and harmony. The capital, Kuala Lumpur, is home to colonial buildings, busy shopping districts such as Bukit Bintang, and skyscrapers such as the iconic, 451m-tall Petronas Twin Towers.
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Malaysian Culture

Multiculturalism has made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise and home to hundreds of colorful festivals. The strong, spicy yet aromatic Malay cuisine combines rich flavors of herbs and spices that are commonly found in Southeast Asia.

The relaxed, warm and friendly Malaysians love to celebrate and socialize. Muslim Malays and Indians, religiously diverse Chinese, Hindu and other ethnic groups, all muddle along with Orang Asli, aboriginal groups on the Peninsular Malaysia and Dayak in Borneo.

Fact About Malaysia

Malaysia is generally a safe country, still exercise normal safety precautions. Use common sense, avoid high risk areas, monitor news and take official warnings seriously. Treat overly friendly strangers with a good deal of caution. In some parts, including Kuala Lumpur, smoke haze is usual from June to October. When haze level is high, minimize outdoor activity.

While more affordable than European and North American countries, Malaysia is generally more expensive than the other countries in the region due to its strong economy. When it comes to local, intercity and regional travel, Malaysia is reasonable owing to its advanced land and aerial public transport infrastructure.

Its official currency is Ringgit, which values approximately 4.2 for every US Dollar. You may get inexpensive restaurant meal for around USD 2.5, or USD 7 for meal at mid-range restaurant. Single ticket for local transport costs around USD 0.7, while monthly pass USD 24. As a Muslim country, alcoholic drinks are highly taxed.

Malay is the official and most commonly spoken language since the majority of the population is of Malay ethnicity. In spite of this, English is widely spoken and considered as the business language in private sector. Most people in Malaysia, especially the young ones, are multilingual. They are able to speak English, Malay and Mandarin at least with moderate fluency.
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- Arriving in Malaysia -

Entering Malaysia by air is relatively simple and straight forward. The main gateway is through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang, approximately 50 km south of Kuala Lumpur. Aside from there, it is advisable to arrive at Penang International Airport that has convenient connectivity to Georgetown.

Malaysia is also accessible by rail and road from Singapore and Thailand.

Visa type

Professional Visit Pass

Participants need to enter the country with Professional Visit Pass (PVP), a visa addressed to foreign nationals to perform practical training on a temporary basis, for up to 12 months.

- Vaccination -

The usual vaccines like Tetanus, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A and Typhoid are suggested. Furthermore, participants may want to consider cover against a number of other diseases such as Rabies, Dengue and Hepatitis B.

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