Region: South eastern Asia
Currency: Ringgit (MYR)
Official language: Malay
Surface area: 329847 sq.km
Capital city: Kuala Lumpur
UN Membership date: September 17, 1957
Tourism: Kuala Lumpur, George Town, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Kota Kinabalu, Kuala Terengganu, Kuantan, Melaka, Miri, Putrajaya and Petaling Jaya are some of the major cities with excellent tourist attractions with comfortable stay arrangements in hotels and resorts.
The inner town of George Town is a World Heritage Site.
Malacca Town has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Miri - the resort city of Sarawak is the gateway to the World Heritage Site of the Mulu caves and numerous magnificent tourism attractions.
Kinabalu National Park is a World Heritage Site in the east Malaysian state of Sabah.
Bako National Park is the home for Proboscis monkeys.
Malasia also offers streches of beaches of immense beauty throughout the islands for visitors.