Malaysia, with the capital of Kuala Lumpur, is a country located in Southeast Asia. Its territory is divided into the east and west by the South China Sea, namely the Malay Peninsula (West Malaysia) and the northern part of Kalimantan Island (East Malaysia). Such a special geographical location breeds the diverse culture of Malaysia, making tourists sometimes fall into a trance as if they are in different countries.
The residents of Malaysia are mainly composed of Malays, Chinese and Indians, so you can see the unique culture of these ethnic groups here, especially in the capital city Kuala Lumpur, where you can feel the diverse-culture impact, and the perfect combination of Malaysian history and modernity. You will experience traditional Malaysia in the old city and witness the development of the country in the new city.
There are rich tourism resources here. Culture, food, beaches, sunshine, sunsets, rainforests ... each of them has its own unique charm, attracting tourists from all over the world. When you travel here, you can wander among the food and snacks in Penang, walk through the high-rise buildings in Kuala Lumpur, dive into the beautiful sea of Sipadan, stay in the transparent sea of Semporna, wait for the amazing sunset of Kota Kinabalu, and explore the original natural rainforest in Sarawak. No matter what kind of experience it is, you will feel an extraordinary Malaysia.
Malaysia is suitable for travel all year round. If you want to determine the best time to visit Malaysia, May to September is a good choice. Because Malaysia is located near the equator, there aren't obvious four seasons. The temperature difference is very small throughout the year, and the average temperature is between 26 and 29 ℃, with abundant rainfall. Although it is hot on the day, there are showers in the afternoon and the monsoon blows at night, so it is very cool.
East Malaysia: rainy season is from November to March, with abundant rainfall and severe high tide, so it is not suitable for beach activities; it is very hot from April to May and in October, you may avoid this period or do good sun protection measures.
West Malaysia: It rains less from May to July; while the rainy season is from October to December, so it is best to avoid visiting in this period.
The consumption level of Malaysia has great regional differences. It is relatively higher in Kuala Lumpur, compared to other cities. Admission for most attractions in Malaysia is reasonable, even some attractions are free of charge.
The dining fee at local restaurants in Malaysia is very reasonable, especially Penang street snacks, which is not expensive but delicious. The accommodation in Malaysia is slightly more expensive than that in other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Vietnam, but it is also more cost-effective. Tipping is not mandatory in Malaysia, so you generally do not need to tip. But it is more common to tip the bellman, generally 5-10 MYR for the service.