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Consisting of thirteen states and three federal territories and totalling almost 330 square kilometres of land, the country of Malaysia originates from the Malay Kingdoms and today has one of the most multi-culturally diverse regions in the world. Chosen from the hereditary rulers of the nine Malay states every five years, the head of state is the King, an elected monarch which the head of government is the Prime Minister.

The country has built its economy today off of the exportation of natural resources including palm oil, tin, rubber and petroleum oil as well as having a substantial amount of its money coming in from tourism, telecommunications and automobile manufacturing. 

Stone Age History

In 2008 the very earliest evidence of human habitation in Malaysia was discovered, several stone hand-axes which have been dated at over 1.83 million years old. The oldest human remains in the region are in the Niah Caves – a human skull dating back 40,000 years. However, the oldest anatomically modern and fully complete human skeletons, Perak Man and Perak Woman, were discovered in Lenggong and date back 11,000 and 8,000 years respectively. The first inhabitants of the Malay Peninsula were most likely the Negritos, a tribe of hunter-gatherers.

Bronze Age History

A composite group from another part of South East Asia, the Senoi, another tribe of hunter-gatherers, are known to have migrated into the region around 4000 BC and likely merged with the already existing Negrito population, bringing their language and technology with them.

Iron Age History

By about 1000 BC, the Proto-Malays, a seafaring tribe from Mainland Asia, most likely China, also settled into the region. Around 300 BC they were forced further inland by the Deutero-Malays whom were the first group in the entire peninsula to use metal tools and more advanced farming techniques. It’s also believed that a race of Indian decent settled in the region around 300 BC as well and around 100 BC trade relations with China and India opened up.

1st Century – 15th Century History

Starting from the 2nd Century onwards, the Malay kingdoms numbering over thirty began to appear mainly around the Eastern side of the Malay Peninsula; the earliest of these kingdoms is known as Langkasuka and was based on the northern Malay Peninsula in Kedah.

Becoming the dominant race on the peninsula, Malays were strongly influenced by Indian culture in the region and this was further strengthened by South Indian culture being spread around South East Asia by the Pallava Dynasty in the 4th Century onwards. During these times the Malay people adopted the Indian Hinduism belief system as well as the Chinese Buddhism. Furthermore, from the 4th Century onwards the Sanskrit writing system was used.

Up until the 6th Century, Cambodia had ruled the northern reaches of Malaysia and it is believed that in the 8th Century the Khmer Prince of the region, Raja Ganji Sarjuna, founded the kingdom of Ganga Negara, known as modern-day Beruas, Perak). From the 7th Century onwards a large portion of the Malay Peninsula came under Buddhist rule through the Srivijaya Empire, a trading-strong empire based in modern-day Palembang. From this point on the Maharajas, High Kings of the Srivijaya Empire, ruled the country and became the main power in the region while still retaining friendly relations with the Chola Empire in South India. However, in the 11th Century the Chola Empire attacked Ganga Negara and later on that century the Chola Empire succeeded in taking over Kedah, pushing the Srivijaya Empire back a little.

From the 12th Century onwards the Srivijaya Empire declined in power through the combination of efforts by the Chola Empire and the Khmer & Siamese Kingdoms. Several wars with the Javanese and various Indian states drove the Srivijaya Empire to request assistance from China and after further undermining by the spread of Islam throughout the Peninsula, in which converted states broke away from the Empire’s control, the Srivijaya Empire dissolved.

By the 13th Century the Siamese Kingdoms based in Sukhothai had taken most of the country over and through the spread of Islam via Arabian and Indian traders, Buddhism and Hinduism declined dramatically. As the 14th Century rolled around, the Hindu Java-based Majapahit Empire possessed the region.
Considered the first independent state in the region, the Kingdom of Malacca was founded in 1402 by a Srivijiaya prince of Temasek (modern-day Singapore) named Parameswara, a supposed descendant of Alexander the Great, and rapidly became one of the most successful ports in the region. It was shortly after this founding and success that Parameswara was brought to China by Admiral Zheng He, where he was identified as the legitimate ruler of Malacca by the Ming Emperor and promised him protection from the threat of Siamese attack. It’s believed that Parameswara took the name Iskandar Shah, a combination of his ancestor’s name (Alexander) and the Persian title Shah (meaning King), when he married a Princess of Pasai.

In 1414 the son of Iskandar Shah approached the Chinese Empire to announce that his father had passed away. The Ming Emperor recognized him as the legitimate heir to the thrown and was given the name Raja (King) Sri Rama Vikrama, Raja of Parameswara of Temasek and Malacca. During the rest of the 15th Century, the Kingdom rapidly developed into a dominant Islamic state and rising to power it assumed the prior place of Srivijaya. By the end of the 15th Century, Islam had become accepted as the state religion. Furthermore, by the 16th Century, Islam had converted almost the entirety of the Malaccan Sultanate, the Sultanate of Demak in Java and other parts of the Malay Archipelago and Sumatra, becoming the dominant religion in the region and leaving Bali as the singular Hindu nation in the region.

However, despite the speedy rise, Malacca too fell quickly, lasting a little more than a century. However through its efforts, the arts, fashion, literature, dance and music in the region became a standard for all ethnic Malays, as well as the developed language, Malay, being declared the official language of all Malaysian states.



16th Century – 19th Century History

Whilst looking for a new maritime route to replace the one closed between Asia and Europe by the Ottoman Empire, Afonso de Albuquerque led an expedition into the region and upon seeing Malacca they seized it to use it as a base for activity. The sons of the Sultan at the time fled to the southern and northern tips of the peninsula, founding the states of the Sultanate of Johor and the Perak Sultanate respectively, the latter growing wealthy through the export of Tin while the former grew its forces large enough to rival the Portuguese invaders.

Due to the Portuguese influence in the region, the population was aggressively converted to Catholicism. Meanwhile the Spaniards had taken the city of Manilla in the nearby Phillipines and forces the Sultan of Brunei’s forces out of the area. Despite the Sultanate of Johor’s attempts to take back Malacca, they were unsuccessful and the Portuguese retaliated ferociously with their raids reaching as far as Johor Lama, capital of the Sultanate of Johor, in 1587.

In 1607 the most powerful and wealthy state in the Malay region, the Sultanate of Aceh, began to take conquest over the region, taking over other states such as Perak. However, the ruler, Iskandar Muda, underestimates the forces in Malacca and after attacking the city with a full-force fleet, 19,000 of his troops and all of his ships were wiped out by a combination of Portuguese and Johor forces. However, after regrouping his forces, Aceh conquered Kedah and Iskandar Muda was succeeded by his son Iskandar Thani, the former prince of Pahang. However, fighting for control of the region surrounding Malacca didn’t cease just yet.  
Due to the Iberian Union the Spanish obtained the Portuguese Empire during their war with the Dutch. After forming an alliance with Johor, the Dutch East India Company was established and pushed the Portuguese forces out of Malacca in 1641. With the support of the Dutch government, Johor was able to establish a loose hegemony within the Malay states besides Perak which retained its independence. The Dutch agreed not to interfere in matters in Malacca but instead successfully played off on the trade, diverting the trading groups to its colonies in Java.

Following the assassination of the last Sultan of Johor, the Bugis, a tribe from Indonesia, were able to take over Johor in 1699. With numerous settlements along the peninsula they were able to interfere with Dutch trade and take control of large parts of Johor, Selangor, Kedah and even Perak. In turn, the Minangkabau from Sumatra moved into the Malay Peninsula and established their own state, Negeri Sembilan. Due to Johor’s fall, the Siamese Kings of the Ayutthaya Kingdom took control of the five northern Malay states; Kedah, Patani, Terengganu, Perlis and Kelantan.

Due to the increase in the tea trade between China and Britain, Malayan tin was in high demand for lining tea chests. Additionally, Pahang & Kelantan had gold mines and Malayan Peppers were in equally high demand. This in turn caused an increase in foreign settlers in the region including Chinese, Indian, Arabic and even some British immigrants. During the Napoleonic Wars, the British actually occupied Dutch Melaka (Malacca) with consent of the Netherlands in order to deter the French away from the area.

In 1815, Malacca was handed back to the Dutch and the British acquired Singapore form the Sultan of Johor. Following this, the British exchanged their colony in Bencoolen for the Dutch’s Malacca and this left Britain as the only colonist power in the region. All of the areas dominated by the British were converted into free ports to allow trade, then, through use of the now broken monopoly once held by other colonial powers, they were able to control all trade through the straits of Malacca. Furthermore the Malay feared Siamese expansion and Britain took advantage of this fear to further their goals in the region.

Following this, the Sultans began to believe the British had a superior civilization and after seeing the benefits of being associated with Britain, they aligned themselves with the British Empire. Finally, the Dutch left the Malay Peninsula and renounced all claims on the area, in return for rule over the rest of the East Indies in the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1824. In less than two years the British had taken control of Malacca, Singapore, Labuan and Penang.

Originally the British had decided not to intervene in relations between Malay states, however, the need for tin in Perak led to fighting between the rulers of the region and the British intervened to stop the destabilisation of the states and prevent the disruption of commerce in the area. The British set in place British Advisors in the region to help negotiate matters better and cease the fighting in 1874. By the start of the 20th Century, Pahang, Perak, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan had British Advisors and were named the Federated Malay States.

20th Century History

Only Johor resisted the British Advisory Scheme but only when Sultan Abu Bakar was succeeded by Sultan Ibrahim in 1914 did the state accept a British Advisor too. Johor and the four once-Thai states became known as the Unfederated Malay States.

Throughout the 20th Century, the Malay Nationals became afraid of losing their identity as their Sultans’ power depreciated and their lands were taken over with borders and advisors set up by the British. Through these fears Islam began to spread and revive itself due to the perceived threat of other religions in the region, mainly Christianity. These Islamic bases were steadfast in the northern reaches where western influence was high and to this day the region remains a stronghold of Islamic conservatism, however, it was more Chinese people than Malay that were converted to Christianity.

The British additionally allowed the Malay to run a monopoly of positions in the police and military and while the Chinese build and paid for their own schools and imported Chinese teachers, the British Government opened colleges throughout the country for the Malay in 1905, 1922 and 1935. During the 20’s and 30’s the Kuomintang, the Communist Party of China, built clandestine organizations in Malaysia which caused regular disturbances in the Chinese towns and villages.

During World War II in the Pacific in December 1941, the British in Malaysia had built a large naval base in Singapore but had not been prepared for an invasion moving from the north and due to the high demands of the war in Europe the British had practically no air support in the region. This allowed the Japanese to attack their bases and force the British, Australian and Indian forces out of Malaysia in only two months. In 1942 with no defences, water supply or air support, the base in Singapore too had to surrender as well as North Borneo and Brunei.

Although the Japanese had overrun the country, they attempted to foster nationalism with the Malay people which garnered them collaboration from the Malay rulers and civilians. However, the Chinese were viewed as enemies and over eighty-thousand Chinese civilians were slaughtered during the ‘Sook Ching’ (Purification through Suffering). Most Chinese businesses were burned down as were the Chinese schools with them. However, the Chinese which were led by the Malayan Communist Party became the most potent part of the Malayan Peoples’ Anti-Japanese Army, the most effective resistance force in wartime occupied Asia. Additionally, the Japanese lost the Malay support more so by allowing their ally, Thailand, to reclaim the four northern states of Kedah, Kelantan, Terengganu and Perlis.

Due to the Japanese occupation in the country, Malaysia’s foreign export markets began to collapse in and this added fuel to the hatred of the Japanese occupants in the country. Thus, following the end of the War, the Malay people were glad to see the British back in control of the country in 1945. However, due to the mass nationalism that had swept through the country, independence was on the back of the minds of the Malay governing bodies and Britain in turn, which had been bankrupted and exhausted by the war, wished to assist the Malay people in their independence.

However, the Malay people were more worried about the Malayan Communist Party, run by the Chinese and in control of several heavily armed factions, than obtaining their independence. So the British government drew up plans for the Malayan Union in 1944 which would attempt to unite the Federated and Unfederated states as well as Malacca and Penang. Due to a recent view shift in British society on equality, the view was promoted strongly by the British but the Malayan people felt that the combination of the Chinese being granted citizenship as well as the weakening of their leaders would spell disaster and ruin for the country.

Founded in 1946 by Malay Nationalists lead by the Chief Minister of Johor, Dato Onn bin Jaafar, the United Malays National Organization wished to run a new independent state completely under Malayan control and only geared to benefit the Malay people. Due to the outstanding support that the UMNO received, the British were forced to give up on equal citizenship and rights for all. However, in the end the nationalist run Malayan Union was established in 1946 but was dissolved and replaced by the Federation of Malaya only two years later.

However, this new state had forced the hand of the Malayan Communist Party and the group had moved into insurrection and had set up its bases in the Chinese-run trade unions. Although the MCP was aimed at equal rights and citizenship for all, it was prepared to go to any end to obtain it and in 1947, after the replacement of the current MCP leader Lai Tek by Chin Peng, previous Communist guerrilla forces leader, the party moved into guerrilla operations in an attempt to force the British out of the country. After just a few months the Malayan governing forces struck back after the MCP assassinations of plantation managers. The Malayan forces banned the MCP and arrested its militants, whom could not be captured escaped into the jungle and forced the Malayan Peoples’ Liberation Army, numbering over thirteen-thousand armed Chinese.

The events surrounding the insurgency lasted until 1960 and were only ceased when the British were able to isolate the MCP from its support base by offering the Chinese people in the country brand new villagers in the country, free from the influence of the MCP. Due to this campaign, the number of new recruits that the MCP obtained dropped sharply and after new counter-insurgency warfare techniques had been developed and successfully used against the MCP by the British forces, the MCP collapsed in its entirety.

During the collapse of the MCP, the MCA, the Malayan Chinese Association, was formed as a method of showing Chinese political opinion. It’s leader, Tan Cheng Lock, formed a collaboration with Tunku Abdul Rahman, the leader of the United Malay National Organization, and the two agreed that the Malayan and the Chinese communities had to be able to live and work together in the same independent state, the two formed an alliance alongside the Malayan Indian Congress (MIC) and the combination of parties won many elections in both Chinese and Malay dominated areas. In the height of the Cold War, independence for the Federation within the Commonwealth was granted in 1957, with the first Prime Minister elected as Tunku Abdul Rahman.

In 1961, Rahman proposed the concept of Malaysia, a state formed of the countries Brunei, Malaya, Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore. This would allow their combined governing body to combat the remnants of the communist insurgents and control their activities, especially in Singapore where it was feared that the country’s independence would lead to it being controlled by the Communist Party. The British supported the idea but it was opposed by all of the political parties of every other involved country. However, after agreements were drawn up and approved, the territories of Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore agreed to the merger. Brunei’s Parti Rakyat Brunei staged an armed revolt with the support of the Communist Indonesian Government, who believed that the new state of Malaysia was a Neocolonialist plot against their country, but it was crushed easily, despite at the time being viewed as a potential destabilization source to the new nation.

A constitution for Malaysia was written up and the included parties involved were all given some form of autonomy and in 1963 the countries of Malaya, Borneo, Sarawak and Singapore were approved to form the new state, Malaysia. The state began exporting palm oil, rubber, tin and iron ore and quickly built up a thriving economy. However, tensions grew between Singapore and Malaya as the People’s Action Party, which was essentially viewed as a successor to the Malayan Communist Party, began to attempt to run political candidates in Malaya in 1964 despite agreeing not to in an earlier agreement between the PAP and the UMNO. Under racial tension and threat of insurgency, Tunku Abdul Rahman demanded that Lee Kuan Yew, leader of PAP, pull their politics out of Malaya, which he did so in 1965.

Additionally, despite the combined campaigns of the MCA and MIC, the newly founded Islamic Party of Malaysia (PAS) and the Democratic Action Party (DAP) gained an incredible number of seats in the Malaysian Government Offices and the victorious parties celebrated by holding a motorised parade along the streets of Kuala Lumpur. In fear of what these changes might mean, the Malay people lashed out at the Chinese, killing over one-hundred-and-eighty people and burning over six-thousand homes. In the state of emergency, the Deputy Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, assumed power from Tunku Abdul Rahman after he was forced to retire. The new governing body, the National Operations Council consisted of nine members wielding the country’s full military and political power. This new government brought in new laws making it illegal to criticise the Malaysian Monarchy, the position of Malays in the country and the status of Malay as the national language in an attempt to silence the government’s opposition.

However, in 1971 Parliament reconvened and in 1976 Abdul Razak passed away and was succeeded by Datuk Hussein Onn, before he was replaced by Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad. Parliament began once again making rapid changes, resettling a quarter of a million Malays on new farmland and investing into a more rural infrastructure as well as the creation of trade free zones in rural areas as to create new manufacturing jobs. After discovering oil and gas reserves during the 70’s and 80’s, the money brought in from the oil and natural gas exports as well as the government’s investment into rural economic growth brought the country into a much needed golden age.

21st Century History

By the year 2000, the Education Minister, later the Prime Minister, Mahathir, dramatically increased the number of schools, colleges and academic institutions throughout the country, enforcing the policy of teaching in Malay instead of English, this in turn created a language barrier which drove the Chinese out of higher education due to lack of fluent Malay language speakers and this caused the Chinese to attend universities in Singapore, Britain, Australia and the United States as an alternative.

During the 2004 election the National Front led by Abdullah Ahmad Badawi had a huge victory, wiping out the Keadilan and the PAS parties and was due to Malaysia’s fully developed economy raising the standards to almost all Malaysians to first world standards. The new government aims to turn Malaysia into a fully developed country by 2020 and in turn these aims incorporate a free press, a multi-party democracy, the restoration of all civil and political liberties and an independent judiciary.

In 2007 the country was shaken by two anti-government rallies, the Bersih Rally held by the Barisan National Party and a second rally organized by HINDRAF, the Hindu Rights Action Force. The rallies were protesting the favouring of ethnic Malaysians over immigrants and other national minorities. The following year, HINDRAF was banned by the government, labelling the organization as “a threat to national security”. 

Wording
Phonetic
English
     
Apa Khabar Ah-Pah Cah-Bah Hello/Hi
Selamat Tingal Sell-ah-mat Teng-ahl Good Bye!
Adakah anda fasih berbahasa Inggeris / Malayu Ah-dah-cah an-dah fah-seh ber-bah-hah-sah Ing-gur-riss / Meh-lay-oo Do you speak English / Melay?
Nama saya… Nah-mah say-ah My name is…
Anda boleh membantu saya? Anda boleh membantu saya? Can you help me?
Saya mencari… Say-ah men-cha-ree I’m looking for…
Ya / Ta Ada Yah / Ah-dah Yes / No
Terima Kasih Teh-ree-mah Kah-seh Mr / Mrs / Miss
Hari Ini / Kini Hah-ree ee-nee / Kee-nee Today / Now
Esok / Semalam Esok / Semalam Tomorrow / Yesterday
Ini / Yang / Di Sini / Ada Ee-nee / Yah-ng / Dee see-nee / Ah-dah This / That / Here / There

 


Phrases

Above are a few common Malay phrases to help you get around.

Languages

The region of Malaysia houses over one-hundred-and-thirty differing languages with over a third of them originating in the Peninsula itself. In primary schools the main languages which are taught are Malay (Bahasa Malaysia), Mandarin Chinese and Tamil. Of course, the dialects between languages vary greatly based on location. For example, there are over ten different dialects of Malay spoken throughout Malaysia alone.

Additionally the native tribes of East Malaysia as well as Citizens of Minangkabau, Bugis and Java speak their own languages. In Sarawak the main language spoken is Iban, a tribal language, while in Sabah the natives speak various Dusunic languages. However, many other tribal and ancestral languages are also spoken in the local areas such as Bajau, Murut, Rungus, Iranun, Sungai, Ubian, Suluk, Lundayeh and Bruneian.

Malaysian Standard English and Manglish languages, derived from the collaboration of British, Malay, Chinese and Tamil languages, are heavily spoken in the business world as well as standard English itself which is used to teach Mathematics and the Sciences in schools. The government officially discourages the use of Manglish however.

The Chinese languages also make a strong presence in the country with the main strain spoken as Mandarin. However, other commonly spoken Chinese variants include Cantonese, Hakka, Fuzhou, Hainanese and Hokkien. It’s common for Chinese youths to be fully fluent in at least one type of Chinese, typically Mandarin, as well as Malay and English.

Older Indian residents speak Tamil frequently but it’s becoming less and less frequent among Indian youths. Additionally, a small amount of Malaysians have Eurasian ancestors and subsequently speak Creole languages such as Malaccan Creoles or the Spanish based Zamboangueno spoken mainly in the Phillipines. Other commonly spoken languages are Burmese, Thai, Sinhalese, Filipinos and Pakistani.

Religion

Although the country is multi-religious, the state religion is still declared to be Islam and over 60% of all Malaysians are Muslims. Additionally, no ethnic Malay is allowed to leave Islam whilst non-Malay Muslims may apostacize but only at the permission of a sharia court, which in itself is very rare.

The government prohibits any form of media it feels will incite any form of disharmony, racial, religious or otherwise. However it allows other religions to be practiced provided that all religious structures are registered with the corresponding authorities, and additionally that all religious matters are not displayed or discussed in public.

Other prominent religions in the region are Buddhism which makes up about 20% of the population, Christianity which accounts for about 10% of the religious individuals, Hinduism which is around 7% of the population, traditional Chinese religions such as Confucianism and Taoism make up about 1% of all residents, 1% are said to be Atheist and the remaining 1% are made up of other minor religions.

Museums, Galleries & Architecture

A variety of museums exist throughout Malaysia which help to showcase the extensive and deep history and culture seen throughout the country and across time. The Baba Nyona Heritage Museum exhibits a variety of pieces depicting the local history of ethnic Chinese Malays. Meanwhile, a replica of the notorious Flor de la Mar houses a museum by the same name and showcases the extensive history of the Portuguese expeditions into the region. One of the most prominent museums, however, is the Perak State Museum which is reputed as the oldest museum in all of Malaysia and displays the history of the state in explicit detail.

A combination of many styles including Chinese, Islamic and European (especially Spanish, Portuguese and British), as well as Indian building types, Malay architecture varies greatly depending on the region. Typically however, houses are built to adapt to tropical conditions and as such feature large windows and high roofs to allow air to flow through the house easily. Mainly built using wood throughout history, the more Westernized areas use more contemporary building styles whilst in lesser Westernized areas, such as Negeri Sembilan, the houses are older and built to be entirely nail-free. Meanwhile in East Asia, the Oral Asal live in longhouses on the water which have been elevated on stilts and built into connected villages.



Clothing, Dress Style & Etiquette

Clothing in the Malay language is known as Baju and combines three main cultures together, Malay, India, and China, into several variants worn across the region.

Malay clothing for men is known as Baju Melayu and features a tunic loosely worn over the top of trousers alongside a Sampin, a type of long cloth wrapped around the hips, and a Songkok, a type of cap worn on the head. These products are typically made out of bold and bright silk or cotton. Women on the other hand wear a Baju Kurung, a type of knee-length top worn over a long skirt, usually accompanied with a shawl or scarf. Additionally, it’s not uncommon for women to wear a Kemban, similar to a Sampin but tied above the chest instead of at the waist.

Chinese men typically wear a short sleeved shirt over the top of trousers, often decorated with various patterns, emblems and designs along with sandals. Chinese women wear a Cheongsame, a single-piece dress with a high collar and joined via toggles or clasps on the side or diagonally, often fashioned with slits at the side to breathe more easily and usually made out of silk or another soft fabric. Elderly women are known to commonly wear the Samfoo, sort of like a pair of pajamas but with the top being loosely fitted and the trousers being angle or sometimes shin length.

Indian female fashion sees a large use of the Saree, a long cloth worn with a petticoat draped around the body, and the Salwar Kameez, a type of long tunic worn over trousers with a shawl. Men meanwhile are known to wear the Kurta, a knee length shirt made from either linen or cotton, for formal occasions, while when non-formal, the Sherwani: a type of coast, the Lungi: a variant of a Sampin, the Dhoti: a long piece of draped cloth, and the Kurta-Pyjama: a set including a knee-length top without a collar and pair of trousers with a string tie at the waist, are very common for both men and women.

Literature, Poetry, Music & Dance

Based on the ancient oral tradition existing prior to modern-day Malaysia, the influences from these ancient stories are responsible for a range of influences into more contemporary writings with the early works being inspired heavily by Indian epics and folktales. During the late 15th Century Arabic Jawi Script appeared in the region alongside the sweeping of Islamic culture across the region and as such the Malay Sultanates began their own literary traditions.

These traditions developed into what is modern-day Malay literature and include the Hikayat: a form of Malay poetry with a traditional narrative and the Syair: a more varied type of narrative but similar to the Hikayat. Famous works include the Sejarah Melayu (The Melay Annals) which documents the history of the country, the Hikaya Rajit Pasai and the Hikayat Hang Tuah which tell stories of heroes from the country as well as the Hikayat Sang Kancil (an old folk tale), Ramayana (a story adapted from old Indian epics) and Hikayat Abdullah, the biography of Munshi Abdullah, considered to the the father of Malay literature.

The music in Malaysia has been inspired by influences from Indonesia, China, Thailand and India but is thought to have mainly originated in the Kelantan-Pattani region with music based around a variety of drums, natural percussion such as shells and stones as well as various stringed instruments such as the Rebab, a type of bowed string instrument, and wind instruments such the Seruling, a type of flute. In the region storytelling has always been considered an art form and as such the music is used for both celebratory and fable-forming practices. Additionally music has been used during history as a means of long distance communication.

Types of traditional orchestra in the region is split in two, the Gamelan form is used for melodies which require stringed instruments and the gong, while the Nobat uses more wind instruments for a more solemn tune. Of course the variety of music varies greatly dependant on where you are. Both Chinese and Indian Malaysians have their own forms of music inspired by their homelands, and the ancestrally-based tribes of the Peninsula and East Malaysia have their own ancient music as well.

It should be noted that many types of music have been restricted in the country at least to some degree, Rap music is heavily criticised and Heavy Metal has been limited. Additionally, all foreign bands must submit a recording of a recent concert before they are able to play in Malaysia due to the government believing that the music is a bad influence on youths.

Dance wise, a multitude of performing arts including drama, dance and martial arts are based in the country. These include the Mak Yong: based in Kelantan and incorporating dance and drama strongly, Zapin: a form of dance performed in pairs and using a range of traditional instruments, and Silat: a type of martial art and dance form focusing on bladed weaponry, joint manipulation and throws. Additionally, the Chinese Lion and Dragon dances are highly popular and the Indian Baharata Natyam and Bhangra dances are incredibly prominent as well. There are also a variety of traditional tribal dances with a strong sense of spirituality.


Calendar & Events

Starting in mid-May a month-long celebration of Malaysia’s distinctively diverse cultures commences and celebrates a range of culinary tasting sessions and events, bright and colourful parties and a variety of cultural happenings and goings on all over the region. Typically roadshows happen frequently starting in Dataran Merdeka and move through Johor, Sabah, Negeri Sembilan, Terengganu and finally Penang.

In late April the state of Sabah begins to celebrate Sabah fest and holds a variety of events celebrating the state’s history, traditions and cultures. The events mainly take place in Kota Kinabalu.

Throughout the entirety of August the nation celebrates it’s month of independence with a range of firework shows, parades and a huge multitude of parties.
At the same time as Independence Month, the Ramadan Bazaar opens up for fasting Malays, allowing Muslims practicing the month of Ramadan to sample incredible food at the vibrantly coloured bazaars all across the country, especially in Kuala Lumpur.

It’s also important to mention that plenty of non-Malaysian traditions are celebrated as well, for instance, Chinese New Year is celebrated around the same time as it is in China and in Penang especially there are many, many wondrous fireworks displays for a truly colourful spectacle. 


The Bukit Bintang in Kuala Lumpur is an area which comes to life especially at night, with so much to do including a range of street performers, painters and coffee shops, you’ll kick yourself if you miss it during your travels!

The Night Market in Penang, also known as the Sidewalk Bazaar, opens up as early as 6pm but bases the opening time off of the time of the sunset and sells a range of goods from clothes to souvenirs to food.

For a truly mystical night out, Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur is the idea destination. This beach club features amazing live bands and outputs an amazing atmosphere throughout the evening.

The Hard Rock Café in Kuala Lumpur has been based around Western styles and features European beer, American food and some of the very best most relaxed atmosphere across the length of the entire city.

Ideal for that midnight stroll, the Jalan P. Ramlee area in Kuala Lumpur springs into life as soon as the late night sets in with dancers across the street, music booming out of the bars and nightclubs in the area and all sorts of unique fashion styles exhibited throughout the location.

With four rooms and an abundantly large dance floor, the Zouk Club in Kuala Lumpur often has some of the top artists from across the world performing and regularly exhibits break-dancers, a wild atmosphere and a truly unique night out.

Little Havana in Kuala Lumpur is more for the dedicated dance individual with quick-paced dance steps of the salsa at the ready throughout the week and around the clock. This high-speed dancing stage club is also home to some of the country’s top Salsa dancers.

Luna Bar in Kuala Lumpur is situated near the top of the PanGlobal Skyscraper and is guaranteed to give you an amazing view of the whole city, the bar itself stocks a range of drinks and the connected club plays numbers from around the world.

Another bar with an astounding view, the SkyBar in Kuala Lumpur is located on the top of the Traders Hotel and incorporates some of the best views from across the city into its night time atmosphere. The bar stocks a range of drinks and mixes some of the most unique cocktails in the region.

Nouvo in Kuala Lumpur incorporates both a dance club upstairs for those that like to party and move to a funky beat as well as the Sangria Bar downstairs for a more relaxed evening away from the hustle and bustle. 

Money

Malaysia’s currency is the Malaysian Ringgit and can be divided into 100 Sen. 1 Ringgit is equal to about $0.30 or £0.18. The Malaysian Ringgit is also known as RM and more commonly, MYR.

The currency comes in many coin variants including 1 Sen in both Bronze and Copper-clad Steel coins, 5 and 10 Sen Cupronickel and Stainless Steel coins, 20 Cupronickel and Nickel Brass coins, 50 Sen Cupronickel and Nickel Brass-clad Copper coins as well as 1 Ringgit variants in both Cupronickel and Copper-Zinc-Tin coins.

Bank notes come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 Ringgit variants with a range of different colours and designs for each note. Additionally, Gold Bullion Coins known as Kijang Emas are issued in 50, 100 and 200 variants and are used primarily for investment; their values fluctuate with the international gold market price.

Economy

The third largest economy in South East Asia only narrowly behind Indonesia and Thailand, and the 29th largest economy in the world, the Economy of Malaysia is a newly industrialised open market and state-oriented in nature, albeit in recent years the state’s input in the economy has declined significantly. International trade, especially exporting tin, palm oil and rubber, has always been its forte.

Each year since its independence in 1957 it has grown by an average of 6.5% GDP per year, although it may have started as the world’s biggest exporter of rubber, tin and palm oil, today Malaysia contains a huge multi-sector economy and produces a range of semiconductor devices and components as well as electrical goods, ICT products and solar panels.

Recently the country crossed the MYR 2 Trillion mark ($601.5 Billion or £368 Billion) for the first time ever and the country aims to be a self-sufficient industrialized nation by 2020, with estimates placing that provided the country’s growth either remains constant or increases, it could achieve this as early as 2018.

Banking

Luckily due to the quick development of a the economy within Malaysia in the last few decades, the banking services in the country are not limited in any way and are usually open between 9:30am to 4pm on Mondays to Fridays and 9:30am to 11:30am on Saturdays. Banks within the country include BNP Paribas, Barlcays Bank, Bank of American, ABN Amro Bank, Commerzbank and many more.

Account types in the country typically include Current Accounts: used for day to day banking which function the same way their western counterparts do, Savings Accounts: offer higher interest rates but usually only having a limited amount of withdrawals before a fee is due, and Deposit Accounts: offer the highest rates of interest but most frequently do not allow for withdrawals until the account’s maturity date. ATM machines are also widespread all throughout the larger towns and cities across the region.

Taxes

Malaysia incorporates a mix of varied taxes into its systems in order to help fund the variety of government programs going on to develop the region further. Included are the Income Tax, Vehicle Tax, Property Tax and Consumption Tax.

Income Tax works similarly to the way it does in the West and is only applied when an individual has been in Malaysia for 182 consecutive days or has lived in Malaysia for at least three of the four preceding years and has been living in Malaysia for 90 days. Those over 55, those receiving a pension or living off bank interest and those employed in Malaysia for less than 60 days. Those living in Malaysia for between 90 and 30 days are taxed differently. Income Tax typically falls between 2% and 30% based on the income amount.

Car Insurance is compulsory in Malaysia and Road Tax must be paid by car owners, typically the larger the vehicle’s engine the more road tax is due; other defining factors include the type of car, fuel type and whether the vehicle is for domestic or commercial use. Additionally, Car Tax, sometimes of up to 100%, has to be paid on any foreign vehicle imported into the country.

Property Tax is payable on all property including shops, agricultural land and shops, the amount due is based on the local jurisdiction. Assessment Tax is also due and is based on the annual rental value of a property at usually around 6%, decided by local authorities. Quit Rent Tax is also applied at around MYR 10,000 (about $3010 or £1840) and Stamp Duty Tax is applied to all bought properties based on the value (MYR 0.01 to 100,000 at 1%, 100,000.01 to 500,000 at 2% and 500,000.01+ at 3%).

Although there is no VAT in Malaysia, two types of tax, Sales Tax and Service Tax, take its place. Sale Tax is applied at 5%, 10% and 15% to non-essential food and building materials. Cigarettes and Alcohol are taxed at 15%. Service Tax is applied at 6% on food at drinks in restaurants and hotels as well as on certain other goods. 


Due to Malaysia’s wide influence of cultures from all over the world, Malaysian cuisine is extremely diverse and takes on dishes and ingredients from Malay, China, India, Portugal, Thai, Indonesia and Arabia as well as many other countries.

Some of the most staple sources of food in the country come from Rice, Bread, Noodles, Fish and a variety of Meat such as Beef, Mutton (typically more goat than sheep), Poultry and Pork to name a few. Additionally, usage of Vegetables and Fruit is common and Malaysian Desserts are world-renowned as an international delicacy.



Common dishes include Nasi Lemak: steamed rice mixed with coconut milk often served with anchovies, cucumber, peanuts, hard boiled eggs and spicy chilli pasta, Fried Noodles: usually made from golden wheat, mung beans or rice, and Roti Canai: a type of Indian bread. Meanwhile, meat dishes are frequently prepared as halal meat and although Pork is avoided by the Muslim and Hindu communities making up a majority of the population, it is not illegal to sell or consume the meat and can be openly purchased in markets all over the region.

Popular fruit in the region includes the Durian: a fruit with a spiky protective layer and a pungent scent, the Mangosteen: a fibrous fruit with a sweet tangy flavour, and the Longan: resembling an eye when peeled and easy to shell just by squeezing the fruit out. Meanwhile Desserts are widespread and include such dishes as Ais Kacang: sweetcorn, grass jelly and red beans topped with condensed milk and shaved ice, Payasam: a type of pudding with a sweet flavour made from rice or vermicelli, and Pengat: a boiled banana covered in a mix of coconut milk and brown sugar. 

VISA Requirements

There are three types of VISA that can be obtained, a Single Entry VISA, a Multiple Entry VISA and a Transit VISA.
The Single Entry type is issued to any foreign national wishing to visit Malaysia, typically for social reasons and usually is valid for up to around three months from the date of issue.

The Multiple Entry type is issued to foreign nationals entering Malaysia for business or governmental matters and is normally valid from three to twelve months from the date of issue. The VISA stays valid for up to one year and each entry is for up to thirty days at a time without the possibility of extension. To obtain a Multiple Entry VISA, you must show proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stays and possess a valid and confirmed return ticket. Indian and Chinese citizens are also eligible to apply for this rather than a Single Entry VISA provided that MYR 100 or MYR 30 is paid by the Indian or Chinese citizen respectively.

The Transit type is issued to foreign nationals to require a VISA to enter Malaysia during transit to other countries; if you do not leave the airport premises on arrival in Malaysia then you do not require a Transit VISA.

Unless living in Malaysia for employment, no VISA is required of any USA Passport holder.

Passport holders from the following countries are able to travel and live in Malaysia, VISA Free, for up to 90 days:

  • European Union
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • Bahrain
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Cuba
  • Egypt
  • Iceland
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lebanon
  • Liechtenstein
  • Morocco
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Qatar
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Switzerland
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uruguay
  • Yemen
While Passport holders of the following countries may stay in Malaysia VISA Free for up to 30 days:
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Botswana
  • Brunei
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cambodia
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Costa
  • Rica
  • Dominica
  • Ecuador
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guinea
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Indonesia
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Lesotho
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Palestine
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Togo
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
Holders of Passports of Libya or the Ivory Coast may reside in Malaysia for up to 14 days, while Citizens of Taiwan may stay for up to 15 days.

Israeli nationals must additionally obtain permission from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Malaysia as well as a Malaysian VISA to be able to enter the region.

Health Care

Due to the modern government’s Ministry of Health, Malaysia’s healthcare system has dramatically improved in the last few decades and incorporates a high standard in both the government-run healthcare facilities as well as the private healthcare system. Life expectancy at birth is currently around 75 years and the infant mortality rate is at below 10, similar to that in the US and Western Europe.

Malaysia has a wide list of medical schools and has recently invested over MYR 2 Billion into developing its hospitals and medical facilities to an even higher standard. Due to the risk of Influenza, the Government also has designed a plan to deal with pandemic, should it ever occur, to ensure that all governmental health forces are effectively mobilized to handle any sort of outbreak, this has been designed in response to the Nipah virus outbreak in 1999 and was able to effectively prevent the outbreak of SARS and Bird Flu within the country in the most recent decades.

Transportation

The Roads in Malaysia are highly extensive and cover almost 100 thousand kilometres with over 80 thousand kilometres paved. The main highway extending over 800 kilometres and reaches the Thai border from Singapore. Typically developed roads are more prominent in the Malayan Peninsula rather than in Eastern Malaysia.

The Railways, meanwhile, cover almost two thousand kilometres and incorporates high speed trains and light rail transit systems in some of the largest cities in the country.

Malaysia’s Waterways stretch over seven thousand kilometres and features a huge amount of ports, harbours and ferry services all over the region, additionally, over 360 merchant chips operate in the region.

Finally, there are over 117 Airports in the region with 38 supporting paved runways and 2 with heliports. There is only a single national airline, Malaysia Airlines, but a number of other airlines operate in the region including Malindo Air, MASwings, Layang Layang Aerospace, Sabah Air, Gading Sari, Transmile Air Services, MASkargo, Neptune Air, Weststar Aviation of Malaysia, MHS Aviation, Eaglexpress, Firefly, Berjaya Air and AirAsia.

Embassies

The Embassies in Malaysia include:



Afghani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
2nd Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber
 
258 Jalan Ampang
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +603-4256 9400/ +603-4253 4707
 
    Fax: +603-42566400
 
    Email: embassy@afghanembassykl.org
 
    Office Hours: 9.00 am - 4.00 pm (Monday - Thursday) / 9.30 am - 1.00 pm (Friday)
 
 
 
Albania Albanian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Albania in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
2952 Jalan Bukit Ledang Off Jalan Duta
 
50480 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3 2093 7808/(+60) 3 2093 8102
 
    Fax: (+60) 3 2093 7359
 
    Email: albania@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 5.00 pm
 
    Details: Chargé d'Affaires: Mr. Hadjar Muneka
 
 
 
Algeria Algerian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria
 
No. 5. Jalan Mesra
 
Off Jalan Damai
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2145 9604/2148 8159 0173840186 (H/P)
 
    Fax: 603-2148 8154
 
    Website: http://www.algerianembassy.org.my/
 
    Email: dz@algerianembassy.org.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
 
 
 
Argentina Argentinian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Suite 16-03 Menara Keck Seng 203
 
Jalan Bukit Bintang
 
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
55100 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-21441451/1461/1469/1487
 
    Fax: 603-21441428
 
    Email: emsia@pd.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
 
 
 
Australia Australian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Australian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
1-C Lorong Hutton
 
10050 Penang, Malaysia
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: (604) 262 5285 / 263 3320
 
    Fax: (604) 263 3320
 
    Website: http://www.malaysia.embassy.gov.au
 
    Email: Public-Affairs-KLPR@dfat.gov.au
 
    Details: This post is headed by an Honorary Consul.
 
 
 
Australia Australian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
 
No. 6, Jalan Yap Kwan Seng
 
Kuala Lumpur 50450
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 3 2146 5555
 
    Fax: +60 3 2141 5773
 
    Website: http://www.malaysia.embassy.gov.au/
 
    Email: dima-kuala.lumpur-visaenquiries@dfat.gov.au
 
    Office Hours: 8:30am - 12:30pm, 1:30pm - 4:30pm daily (weekdays only)
 
 
 
Australia Australian Consulate in Kuching, Malaysia
 
Australian Consulate in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
 
Suite 504, 5th Floor
 
Wisma Bukit Mata Kuching
 
Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
 
93100 Kuching, Sarawak
 
    City: Kuching
 
    Phone: (60 82) 233 350
 
    Fax: (60 82) 313 388
 
    Website: http://www.malaysia.embassy.gov.au
 
    Email: philipting66@gmail.com
 
 
 
Australia Australian Consulate in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Australian Honorary Consul, Kota Kinabalu
 
Suite 10.1, Level 10
 
Wisma Great Eastern
 
65 Jalan Gaya
 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah 88000 Malaysia
 
    City: Kota Kinabalu
 
    Phone: (60 88) 267 151
 
    Fax: (60 88) 266 509
 
    Email: andrewsmk@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Austria Austrian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Austria in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Wisma GoldhillSuite 10.10-01, Level 10,
 
67, Jalan Raja Chulan
 
50200 Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60/3) 205 700 20
    (+60/3) 205 794 32
    (+60/3) 205 789 69
 
    Fax: (+60/3) 2381 7168
 
    Website: http://www.aussenministerium.at/kualalumpur
 
    Email: kuala-lumpur-ob@bmeia.gv.at
 
    Office Hours: Public Hours: Mo - Fr 09:00 - 12:00 hrs
 
 
 
Austria Austrian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Austria in Penang, Malaysia
 
19, Halaman Bukit Gambir 2, 11700 Gelugor
 
Penang, Malaysia
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: (+60/4) 656 85 25
 
    Fax: (+60/4) 659 85 25
 
    Email: austrianconsulate@carmelita.com.my
 
 
 
Azerbaijan Azerbaijani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Malaysia
 
2nd Floor
 
Wisma Chinese Chamber
 
258 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4252 6800 / 603-4253 4800
 
    Fax: 603-4257 1800
 
    Website: http://www.azembassy.com.my/
 
    Email: kualalumpur@mission.mfa.gov.az
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
 
 
 
Bangladesh Bangladeshi Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Bangladeshi High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Block-1, Lorong Damai-7
 
Jalan Damai
 
Kuala Lumpur 55000
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3 2148 7940 / (+60) 3 2143 0768
 
    Fax: (+60) 3 2141 3381
 
    Website: http://www.bangladesh-highcomkl.com
 
    Email: bddoot@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
 
 
 
Belgium Belgian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Belgium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Suite 10-02, 10th Floor
 
Menara Tan & Tan
 
Letter Box N 10-02
 
207, Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 KUALA LUMPUR
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 (3) 2162 0025
 
    Fax: +60 (3) 2162 0023
 
    Website: http://www.diplomatie.be/kualalumpur
 
    Email: KualaLumpur@diplobel.fed.be
 
    Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM
    Friday 9 AM to 2 30 PM
 
 
 
Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Republic of Malaysia
 
JKR 854, Jalan Bellamy
 
Kuala Lumpur, 50460
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2144 0353, 2142 1843
 
    Fax: 603-2144 0353, 2142 1843
 
    Email: embbhkl@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
 
 
 
Brazil Brazilian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Brazil in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Suite 20-01, 20th Floor
 
Menara Tan & Tan
 
207 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2171 1420
 
    Fax: 603-2171 1427
 
    Website: http://www.brazilembassy.org.my
 
    Email: embassy@brazilembassy.org.my
 
    Office Hours: The reception of the Visa Section is open to the public from Monday to Friday from 8.30AM to 2.30PM. The office is closed on all Malaysian and some Brazilian public holidays.
 
 
 
Brunei Bruneian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
HIGH COMMISSION OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
 
No.19-01Tingkat 19
 
Menara Tan & Tan
 
Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2161 2800/ 21612828 03-2161 2820/ 2161 2804
 
    Fax: 603-2163 1302/ 21630144 /03-21621679 (Defense)
 
    Email: bhckl@brucomkul.com.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am  12.30 pm 1.30 pm  4.30 pm
 
 
 
Brunei Bruneian Consulate in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
Bruneian Consulate in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
No. 325 Lorong Seladah 10
 
Jalan Seladah
 
93350 Kuching
 
Sarawak, Malaysia
 
    City: Sarawak
 
    Phone: (6082) 456515 / (6082) 458515
 
    Fax: (6082) 453616
 
    Email: Kuching.malaysia@mfa.gov.bn
 
    Office Hours: 0800 - 1600 hrs Monday - Friday
 
 
 
Brunei Bruneian Consulate in Sabah, Malaysia
 
Bruneian Consulate in Sabah, Malaysia
 
Lot No. 8-4, 8th Floor
 
Menara MAA, Api-Api Centre
 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Sabah
 
    Phone: 6088 - 236113
 
    Fax: 6088 - 241110
 
    Email: sabah.malaysia@mfa.gov.bn
 
    Office Hours: 0800 - 1200 hrs 1330 - 1630 hrs Monday - Friday
 
 
 
Bulgaria Bulgarian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consul of the Republic of Bulgaria to Malaysia
 
Bangunan SSA NO. 9, Jalan Bangsar Utama 3, Bangsar Utama
 
59000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2282 9909
 
    Fax: 603-2283 1699
 
    Email: steven_soh@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Cambodia Cambodian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Royal Embassy of Cambodia to the Federation of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
 
No 46,Jalan U-Thant,
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 4257 1150, 4257 3711
 
    Fax: (603) 4257 1157
 
    Email: camemb.mys@mfa.gov.kh
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 am - 5.30 p.m.
 
 
 
Canada Canadian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Canada in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
17th Floor, Menara Tan & Tan,
 
207 Jalan Tun Razak,
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (011 60 3) 2718 3333
 
    Fax: (011 60 3) 2718 3399
 
    Website: http://www.international.gc.ca/kualalumpur
 
    Email: klmpr@international.gc.ca
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Thursday : 08:00 - 16:30
    Friday : 08:00 - 13:30
 
 
 
Canada Canadian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Canada in Penang, Malaysia
 
Leong Bee & Soo Bee sdn bhd 3007, Tingkat
 
Perusahaan 5, Prai Industrial Park, 13600
 
Prai, Penang, Malaysia
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: (011 6 04) 389 3300
 
    Fax: (011 6 04) 389 2300
 
    Email: tyt@lbsb.com.my
 
 
 
Chile Chilean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
EMBASSY OF CHILE
 
Wisma Selangor Dredging 8th Floor,
 
West Block No. 142-C
 
Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2161 6203/6214/7797
 
    Fax: 603 262 2219
 
    Email: cochile@embassyofchile.org.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
 
 
 
China Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Chinese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
1st Floor, Plaza OSK
 
25 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (006)03-21636815
    (Ext: 102, 103, 104, 105, 106),21636814
 
    Fax: (006)03-21636809
 
    Website: http://my.china-embassy.org/eng/
 
    Email: cn@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Office Hours: 9:00am-11:45am Monday-Friday
 
    Details: Ambassador : H.E. Chai Xi
 
 
 
China Chinese Consulate in Kuching, Malaysia
 
Chinese Consulate General in Kuching, Malaysia
 
Lot 3716 Dogan Garden, Dogan Road
 
93250 Kuching City, Sarawak, Malaysia, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuching
 
    Phone: 006082-240344
 
    Fax: 006082-238344
 
    Email: zhicun@tm.net.my
 
    Details: Consul-General: Mr. Xie Fugen
 
 
 
Colombia Colombian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Colombia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Business Suite 19A-26-1
 
Level 26 U.O.A. Centre
 
No.19 Jalan Pinang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 3 2164 5487
    +60 3 2164 5488
    +60 3 2164 5489
 
    Fax: 009 60 3 2645487
 
    Website: http://www.ecolombia.com.my
 
    Email: emcomal@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
 
 
 
Croatia Croatian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Republic of Croatia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 3, Jalan Mengkuang Off Jalan Ru
 
Off Jalan Ampang
 
55 000 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 0060 3 4253 5340
 
    Fax: 0060 3 4253 5217
 
    Email: croemb.kuala-lumpur@mvpei.hr
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Counsular : 9.30 am - 12.30 pm
 
    Details: Covers SR of Viet Nam, Lao PDR, the Union of Myanmar and Brunei Darussalam
 
 
 
Cuba Cuban Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Cuba in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No.18 Jalan Kent 2
 
Off Jalan Maktab
 
54000 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 2691 1066 /71/75
 
    Fax: (603) 2691 1141
 
    Website: http://www.cubadiplomatica.cu/malasia
 
    Email: admin@cubaemb.com.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 pm Closed on Cuba holidays and holidays in Malaysia
 
    Details: Ambassador: Rubén Pérez Valdés
 
 
 
Cyprus Cypriot Consulate in Selangor, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Cyprus in Selangor, Malaysia
 
23 Jalan Taming Tujuh
 
Taming Jaya Industrial Park
 
43300 Seri Kembangan,
 
Selangor, Malaysia
 
    City: Selangor
 
    Phone: +603 89612621/ 2
 
    Fax: +603 89612624
 
    Email: chewan@pc.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: 09:00 -13:00, 14:00 - 17:00 (Mon. - Fr.)
 
 
 
Czech Republic Czech Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
32, Jalan Mesra Off Jalan Damai,
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 00603/21427185, 21413205
 
    Fax: +60-3-2141 2727
    +60-3-2144 5314
 
    Website: http://www.mzv.cz/kualalumpur
 
    Email: kualalumpur@embassy.mzv.cz
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Wendesday 08.00 - 17.00
    Thursday 08.00 - 16.30
    Friday 08.00 - 15.00
 
 
 
Czech Republic Czech Consulate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Hotel Selesa, Business Centre, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir / Jalan Tebrau
 
Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
 
PO Box 293
 
83000
 
    City: Johor Bahru
 
    Phone: 00607/2513999
 
    Fax: 00607/3321999
 
    Email: johorbahru@honorary.mzv.cz
 
 
 
Denmark Danish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Royal Danish Embassy in Malaysia
 
Wisma Denmark 22nd Floor
 
22nd Floor, 86 Jalan Ampang
 
P.O. Box 10908
 
50728 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +603 2032 2001
 
    Fax: (+60) (3) 2032 2012 or 2015
 
    Website: http://www.ambkualalumpur.um.dk
 
    Email: kulamb@um.dk
 
    Office Hours: Mon - Thurs: 9:00 - 3:00 Friday: 9:00 - 2:00 Sat - Sun: Closed
 
 
 
East Timor Timorese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Timor-Leste in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Jalan Ampang Hilir, No. 62
 
55000, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603 4256 2046
 
    Fax: 603 4256 2016
 
    Email: embaixada_tl_kl@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Ecuador Ecuadorian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF ECUADOR
 
8th. Floor
 
West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging 142-C Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2163 5078 603-2163 5094
 
    Fax: 603-2163 5096
 
    Email: embecua@po.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
 
 
 
Egypt Egyptian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Egypt in Malaysia
 
12 Jalan Ru off Jalan Ampang Hilir 55000
 
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4256 8184 603-4256 / 8745
 
    Fax: 603-4257 3515
 
    Email: egyembkl@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 3.00 pm
 
 
 
Fiji Fijian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of the Republic of Fiji in Malaysia
 
Level 2 Menara Chan 138
 
Jalan Ampang
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 925 5335 or (603) 925 1939
 
    Fax: (603) 925 7555
 
    Email: fhckl@pd.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 12.30 pm 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm
 
    Details: Fiji High Commission (Malaysia) High Commissioner H.E. Adi Samanumu Talakuli Cakobau Also accredited to: ESCAP, Thailand.
 
 
 
Finland Finnish Consulate in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Finland in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consul of Finland
 
c/o Uli Motors SDN BHD, Jalan Miniyak
 
Off Mile 5.5 Jalan Tuaran
 
88746, Sabah
 
    City: Kota Kinabalu
 
    Phone: (60-88) 431 336, 431 337
 
    Fax: (60-88) 430 677
 
 
 
Finland Finnish Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Finland in Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
 
5th. Floor Wisma Chinese Chamber 258
 
Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (60-4) 229 4300
 
    Fax: (60-4) 227 4533
 
    Email: sanomat.kul@formin.fi
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.15 pm
 
 
 
France French Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
192-196 Jalan Ampang - 50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: [603] 20 53 55 00
 
    Fax: [603] 20 53 55 01
 
    Website: http://www.ambafrance-my.org/
 
    Email: ambassade.kuala-lumpur-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
 
 
 
France French Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Consular Section of the Embassy of France in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
192-196 jalan Ampang - 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: [603] 20 53 55 61
 
    Fax: [603] 20 53 55 51
 
    Website: http://www.ambafrance-my.org/
 
    Email: ambassade.kuala-lumpur-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr
 
 
 
Germany German Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
German Embassy in Malaysia
 
26th Floor Menara Tan&Tan
 
Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 60 3 21 42 96 66
 
    Fax: (0060 3) 21 61 98 00
 
    Website: http://www.kuala-lumpur.diplo.de
 
    Email: contact@german-embassy.org.my
 
 
 
Ghana Ghanaian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
HIGH COMMISSION OF THE REPUBLIC OF GHANA
 
14 Ampang Hilir Off Jalan Ampang
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4252 6995/4257 9703 603-42571264
 
    Fax: 603-4257 8698
 
    Email: ghcomkl@tm.ney.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.
 
 
 
Greece Greek Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Greece in Kuala Lumpur
 
33rd Floor 340-33-1, vista Damai 340, jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malay
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (00603) 27752388
 
    Fax: (00603) 27752688
 
    Email: niotis@pd.jaring.my
 
 
 
Greenland Greenlandic Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Royal Danish Embassy in Malaysia
 
22nd Floor, 86 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 60 3 2032 2001
 
    Fax: 60 3 2032 2012
 
    Website: http://www.ambkualalumpur.um.dk
 
    Email: kulamb@um.dk
 
    Office Hours: 9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m
 
    Details: The Faroe Islands and Greenland are part of the Kingdom of Denmark. As a main principle, the Danish Constitution stipulates that the foreign and security interests for all parts of the Kingdom of Denmark are the responsibility of the Danish government.
 
 
 
Guinea Guinean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF GUINEA
 
No. 5 Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang Hilir
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4257 6500
 
    Fax: 603-4251 1500
 
    Email: mwcnakry@sotelgui.net.gn
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
 
 
 
Hungary Hungarian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Republic of Hungary in Malaysia
 
30C Empire Tower
 
Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (60-3) 2163-7914 or (60-3) 2163-7915
 
    Fax: (60-3) 2163-7918
 
    Website: http://www.hungarianembassy.com.my/
 
    Email: huembkl@tm.net.my
 
 
 
India Indian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of India in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 2, Jalan Taman Duta
 
Off Jalan Duta
 
50480
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 03-2093 3504 / 2093 3509 03-2093 3510
 
    Fax: 03-2093 3507/2092 5826
 
    Email: highcomm@po.jaring.my dhc002@po.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.30 pm
 
 
 
Indonesia Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Indonesia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
233 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur
 
P.O.Box 10899 50728 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2116 4000
 
    Fax: 603-2141 7908, 2142 3878
 
    Website: http://www.kbrikl.org.my/
 
    Email: kbrikl@po.jaring.my, kbrikul@time.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm Friday 9.00 - 5.00
 
 
 
Indonesia Indonesian Consulate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Consulate General of Indonesia in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
723, Jl. Ayer Molek
 
Johor Bahru 80000
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Johor Bahru
 
    Phone: (60-7) 221-2000, 222-3396, 222-9301
 
    Fax: (60-7) 224-8309, 2223397
 
    Email: kjrijb@tm.net.my
 
 
 
Indonesia Indonesian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Consulate General of Indonesia in Penang, Malaysia
 
467 Jalan Burma
 
Pulau Pinang 10350
 
Malaysia
 
(P.O.BOX 502)
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: (604) 226-7412, 227-4686
 
    Fax: (604) 227-5887, 227-1370
 
    Website: http://www.kjripenang.org.my
 
    Email: info@kjripenang.org.my
 
 
 
Indonesia Indonesian Consulate in Sabah, Malaysia
 
Consulate General of Indonesia in Sabah, Malaysia
 
Lorong Kemajuan
 
Karamunsing, Kota Kinabalu
 
Sabah 88817, Malaysia
 
(P.O.BOX 11595)
 
    City: Sabah
 
    Phone: (60-88) 218-600, 218-258, 218-518, 219-110
 
    Fax: (60-88) 215-170
 
    Email: indocon@indocon.po.my
 
 
 
Indonesia Indonesian Consulate in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
Consulate General of Indonesia in Kuching, Sarawak
 
No. 21 Lot 16557
 
Block 11 MTLD
 
93350 Kuching
 
    City: Sarawak
 
    Phone: (60-82) 241734, 421734
 
    Fax: 60-82) 424370
 
    Email: kjri@streamyx.com
 
 
 
Iran Iranian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Iran in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No.1 Lorong U Thant Satu Off Jalan U-Thant
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4251 4824/4829/4826/4830
 
    Fax: 603-4256 2904/42532767
 
    Website: http://www.iranembassy.com.my
 
    Email: ir_emb@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 5.00 pm
 
 
 
Iraq Iraqi Consulate in Malaysia
 
Embassy of The Republic of Iraq in Malaysia
 
No. 2 Jalan Langgak Golf Off Jalan Tun Razak
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-21480555
 
    Fax: 603-21414331
 
    Email: quaemb@iraqmofamail.net
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 4.00 pm
 
 
 
Ireland Irish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia
 
Ireland House The Amp Walk
 
218 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2161 2963 603-21640618 (Commercial Office)
 
    Fax: 603-2161 3427 603-2164 0619 (Commercial Office)
 
    Website: http://www.embassyofireland.my
 
    Email: kualalumpurembassy@dfa.ie
 
    Office Hours: The public office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30  13.00 and from 14:30  16:00
 
    Details: Ambassador: His Excellency Declan Kelly
 
 
 
Ireland Irish Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Commercial Section: Embassy of Ireland in Malaysia
 
The Amp Walk
 
218 Jalan Ampang
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 3 2164 0618
 
    Fax: +60 3 2164 0619
 
    Website: http://www.enterprise-ireland.com/
 
    Email: terry.mcparland@enterpriseireland.com
 
    Details: Counsellor: Terry McParland
 
 
 
Italy Italian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Italy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
99, Jalan U Thant, 55000
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4256 5122/4256 5228/4256 4371 012-3821200 (H/P)
 
    Fax: 603-4257 3199
 
    Website: http://www.ambkualalumpur.esteri.it
 
    Email: ambasciata.kualalumpur@esteri.it
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
 
 
 
Jamaica Jamaican Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Jamaican Consulate in Malaysia
 
25th Floor
 
Bangunan AmBank Group
 
55 Jalan Raja Chulan 50200
 
or P.O. Box 12402
 
50776
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-207-82801/82841/603 2078 2633 ext 6510/6511
 
    Fax: 603-203-23031
 
    Email: dah@ambg.com.my
 
    Details: HONORARY CONSUL-GENERAL: MR. DATO AZLAN HASHIM
 
 
 
Japan Japanese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Japan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
11 Pesiaran Stonor
 
Off Jalan Tun Razak
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2142 7044/2167 2314
 
    Fax: 603-2141 3443
 
    Email: Consular-ryo@kl.mofa.go.jp/ Info-jis@kl.mofa.go.jp/ Study-edu@kl.mofa.go.jp
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
 
 
 
Japan Japanese Consulate in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Consulate General in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Wisma Perindustrian 18F, Jalan Istiadat, Likas 88400
 
Sabah, Malaysia
 
(P.O.Box 11001,88811)
 
    City: Kota Kinabalu
 
    Phone: +60-88-254169
 
    Fax: +60-88-236632
 
    Office Hours: Office Hour: 08:30-12:30 14:00-16:00 Monday - Friday
 
 
 
Japan Japanese Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Consulate General in Penang, Malaysia
 
Level 28, Menara BHL,
 
51, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah,
 
10050, Penang
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: +60-4-226-3030
 
    Fax: +60-4-226-1030
 
    Website: http://www.penang.my.emb-japan.go.jp/
 
    Email: japanculture@myjaring.net
 
    Office Hours: Office Hour: 09:00-12:00; 14:00-16:00 Monday - Friday
 
 
 
Japan Japanese Consulate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Consular Office in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Suite 15B, Level 15, Manara Ansar, No. 65 Jalan Trus
 
8000 Johor, Malaysia
 
    City: Johor Bahru
 
    Phone: +60-7-221-7621
 
    Fax: +60-7-221-7629
 
    Office Hours: Office Hour: 08:30-12:30; 14:00-16:30 Monday - Friday
 
 
 
Jordan Jordanian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Jordan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No.2 Jalan Kedondong
 
Off Jalan Ampang Hilir
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4252 1268/4252 8549 /4253 3685
 
    Fax: 603-4252 8610
 
    Website: http://www.jordanembassy.org.my
 
    Email: jorembkl@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.30 a.m - 3.00 p.m
 
 
 
Kazakhstan Kazakhstani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Kazakhstan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Suite 6.07, 6th Floor,
 
North Block The Ampang Walk 218,
 
Jalan Ampang 50540 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2166 4144 603-2166 7872
 
    Fax: 7 (727) 387 0333
 
    Website: http://www.kazembassy.org.my
 
    Email: kuala-lumpur@kazaembassy.org.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
 
 
 
Kenya Kenyan Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
8 Jalan Taman u Thant 55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: + 603 21461163
 
    Fax: + 603 21451087
 
    Email: admin@kenyahigh.org.my
 
    Details: Other countries of Accreditaion: Indonesia, Philippines
 
 
 
Kuwait Kuwaiti Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Kuwaiti Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
229 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 2410033
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 2426125
 
    Email: q8kl@po.jaring.my
 
 
 
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic
 
1 Lorong Damai Sepuluh
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 21632012, 21649862
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 21632024
 
    Email: kyrtyz@tm.net.my
 
 
 
Laos Lao or Laotian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Laos in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
25, Jalan Damai
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3 2148 7059
 
    Fax: (+60) 3 2145 0080
 
    Office Hours: 09.00-16.00
 
 
 
Luxembourg Luxembourg Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Luxembourg in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Menara Keck Seng Building
 
(16th Floor) 203 Jalan Bukit
 
Bin Tang 55100
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (++60 -3) 21 43 31 34
 
    Fax: (++60 -3) 21 43 31 57
 
    Email: kualalumpur.amb@mae.etat.lu
 
 
 
Madagascar Malagasy Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Madagascar in Malaysia
 
3M's Investments SDN BHD
 
Box 283, lot 4 116
 
4th Floor, Wisma Central
 
Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 60 162 330 103
 
    Fax: 60 321 620 103
 
 
 
Malta Maltese Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Maltese Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 51-3, 2nd Floor
 
Feisco Suite.Kompleks Udarama
 
Jalan 2/64A, Off Jalan Ipoh
 
50530 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 00 603 4042 3618
 
    Fax: 00 603 4041 7773
 
    Website: http://malta.galileokl.com/
 
    Email: paul@galileokl.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday to Thursday - 09.00 until 16.30
    Friday - 09.00 until 12.00
    Monday to Wednesday - 10.30 until 14.30
    Any other Time - by Appointment Only
 
 
 
Mauritius Mauritian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Mauritius in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Lot W17-B1 & C1 17th Floor,
 
West Block Wisma Selangor Dredging
 
Jalan Ampang 50450 Kuala Lumpur,
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +603 2163 6303; +603 2162 3941; +603 2163 6295
 
    Fax: +603 2163 6294
 
    Email: maurhckl@streamyx.com
 
 
 
Mexico Mexican Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Mexico in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Menara Tan & Tan, 22nd Floor
 
207, Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60(3) 2164 6362
 
    Fax: +60 (3) 2164-0964
 
    Website: http://portal.sre.gob.mx/malasia/
 
    Email: embamex@po.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm daily (Monday to Friday)
 
 
 
Morocco Moroccan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Morocco in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Box 9, Wisma Selangor Dredging,
 
3rd floor East 142B
 
Jalan Ampan
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3 2161 0701 / 5 / 8
 
    Fax: (+60) 3 2162 3081
 
    Email: sifmakl@tm.net.my,moremb@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: 08.30-15.00
 
    Details: Ambassador:Mr Badre Eddine Allali
 
 
 
Myanmar Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Myanmar in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 8(C), Jalan Ampang Hillir
 
55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 4251 5595, 42514455, 4251 6355
 
    Fax: (603) 4251 3855, 4251 3535
 
    Email: mekl@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: 09.00-13.00
 
    Details: Head of Mission H.E. U Tin Latt(Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary) Deputy Head of Mission Daw Ei Ei Tin (Counsellor) mekl@tm.net.mm ,
 
 
 
Namibia Namibian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Namibia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Namibian High Commission
 
Suite 15-01, Level 15
 
Menara HLA
 
No. 3, Jalan Kia Peng
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3-2164 6520, (+60) 3-2162 8950
 
    Fax: (+60) 3-2168 8790
 
    Email: namhckl@po.jaring.my
 
    Office Hours: 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.00
 
    Details: High Commissioner: Mr. Neville Melvin Gertze
 
 
 
Nepal Nepalese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Nepal in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Suite 13A.01,
 
13th A Floor Wisma MCA,
 
163 Jalan Ampang
 
50540
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-2164 9653 / 603-2164 5934
 
    Fax: 603-2164 8659
 
    Website: http://www.nepalembassy.com.my
 
    Email: info@nepalembassy.com.my
 
 
 
Nepal Nepalese Consulate in Selangor, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate General of Nepal in Selangor, Malaysia
 
No. 115 Jalan Templer
 
46050 Petaling Joya
 
    City: Selangor
 
    Phone: 60-3-75-714 90 / 603-754 8033
 
    Fax: 60-3-754-8033
 
    Email: shali_14@hotmail.com
 
 
 
Netherlands Dutch Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Netherlands Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
7th Floor, South Block. The Ampwalk
 
218, Jalan Ampang
 
50480 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 00-60-3-21686200
 
    Fax: 00-60-3-21686240
 
    Website: http://malaysia.nlembassy.org/
 
    Email: kll@minbuza.nl
 
    Office Hours: Consular Section: Monday to Friday 09.00 - 12.00 hours Reception: Monday to Thursday 09.00 - 16.00 hours Friday 09.00 - 14.00 hours
 
 
 
Netherlands Dutch Consulate in Miri, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Netherlands in Miri, (East-Malaysia)
 
12A, Piasau Camp
 
98000 Miri, Sarawak
 
Postal address: c/o Sarawak Shell Bhd
 
Locked Bag no. 1 98009
 
Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia
 
    City: Miri
 
    Phone: 00-60-85-453 084
 
    Fax: 00-60-85-455 791
 
    Website: http://www.eblom.com/consul
 
    Email: consul@eblom.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 08:00 - 18:00
 
 
 
Netherlands Dutch Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Netherlands in Penang, Malaysia
 
202, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
 
11900 Bayan Lepas
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: 00-60-4-647 3333
 
    Fax: 00-60-4-647 3800
 
    Email: gteh@thestar.com.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday 09:00-14:00
 
 
 
New Zealand Kiwi Consulate in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
New Zealand Consulate in Sarawak, Malaysia
 
Lot 8679, Section 64,
 
Pending Commercial Centre, 93762 Kuching, Sarawak
 
P.O. 3201
 
    City: Sarawak
 
    Phone: +82 482 177
 
    Fax: +82 482 279
 
    Email: shazwi69@tm.net.my
 
 
 
New Zealand Kiwi Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
New Zealand High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Level 21, Menara IMC
 
8 Jalan Sultan Ismail
 
Kuala Lumpur 50250
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) 3 2078 2533 or (+60) 3 2078 4899
 
    Fax: +60 3 2078 0387
 
    Email: nzhckl@po.jaring.my,nzhckl@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Mon - Thu: 0800 - 1630 Fri: 0800 - 1230
 
    Details: High Commissioner:Mr Geoffrey John Randal
 
 
 
Norway Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur
 
53 Floor, Empire Tower Jalan Tun Razak,50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-2175-0300
 
    Fax: +60-3-2175-0308
 
    Website: http://www.norway.org.my/
 
    Email: emb.kualalumpur@mfa.no
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 1200 and 1300-1600 Friday: 08.30 - 13.00
 
    Details: Ambassador: H.E. Mr Arild Braastad In case of emergency outside of opening hours: Please call +60 3 2175 0300 and follow the instructions given
 
 
 
Norway Norwegian Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Royal Norwegian Consulate in Penang
 
4 Jalan Sepoy lines, 10450
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: +60-4-226-3459
 
    Fax: +60-4-227-6529
 
    Website: http://www.norway.org.my
 
    Email: ratna@pmc.edu.my
 
    Details: Honorary Consul: Dato'Dr R. Ratnalingam
 
 
 
Norway Norwegian Consulate in Port Klang, Malaysia
 
Royal Norwegian Vice Consulate in Port Klang
 
26-28 Jalan Cungah, off Jalan Sekolah,
 
42000, Selangor Darul Ehsan
 
    City: Port Klang
 
    Phone: +60-3-367-1385
 
    Fax: +60-3-368-7496
 
    Website: http://www.norway.org.my
 
    Email: kmmlmgt@kline.com.sg
 
    Details: Vice Consul: Tengku Zainal Raschid bin Tengku Mahmood
 
 
 
Oman Omani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
6 Jalan Langgak Golf
 
Off Jalan Tu Razak, 55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603-4257 7378, 4257 7375
 
    Fax: 603-4257 1400
 
    Office Hours: 09:00 - 16:00
 
 
 
Pakistan Pakistani Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission for Pakistan, 132 Jalan Ampang,
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 2161-8877 to 79 (three lines) or (603) 2161 1880
 
    Fax: (603) 2164-5958
 
    Email: parepklumpur@po.jaring.my
 
 
 
Pakistan Pakistani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
132 Jalan Ampang
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: + 6 (03) 2161 8877 - 79
 
    Fax: + 6 (03) 2164 5958
 
    Website: http://www.pahickl.com/
 
    Email: pakhc@po.jaring.my, phckl.consec@gmail.com
 
 
 
Palestine Palestinian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Palestine Embassy in Malaysia
 
PO Box 10554-50716,
 
63 Jalan U Thant, 55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 60-3-42568905
 
    Fax: 60-3-42570802
 
    Website: http://www.palesmbassy.com
 
    Email: embassyofpalestine@gmail.com
 
 
 
Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Papua New Guinea in Malaysia
 
No. 11 Lingkungan U-Thant, Off Jalan U-Thant
 
55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 42575405 / 42579260
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 42576203
 
    Email: kundukl@streamyx.com
 
 
 
Peru Peruvian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Peru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Wisma Selangor Dredging, 6th floor, South Block
 
142-A, Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
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    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60) (3) 2163 3034 / 5
 
    Fax: (+60) (3) 2163 3039
 
    Website: http://www.embperu.com.my
 
    Email: info@embperu.com.my / embperu@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: 08.30-16.30
 
 
 
Philippines Filipino Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Philippines in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 1 Jalan Changkat Kia Peng
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (00603) 2148 4233; 2148 4654; 2148 4682 & 2148 9989
 
    Fax: 00-603-2148-3576
 
    Website: http://www.philembassykl.org.my
 
    Email: webMaster@philembassykl.org.my / eci@philembassykl.org.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m
 
 
 
Poland Polish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Poland in Malaysia
 
No 10, Lorong Damai 9 Off Jalan Damai 55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60.3.2161.0805
 
    Fax: +60.3.2161.0779
 
    Website: http://www.kualalumpur.polemb.net/
 
    Email: kualalumpur.amb.sekretariat@msz.gov.pl
 
 
 
Romania Romanian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Romania in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
114, Jalan Damai (Off Jalan Ampang)
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (00) (60) (3) 21423172 or 21482065
 
    Fax: (00) (60) (3) 21448713
 
    Email: roemb@streamyx.com
 
 
 
Russia Russian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Russia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
263 Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +603 4256-0009, 4256-7252
 
    Fax: +603 4257-6091
 
    Website: http://www.malaysia.mid.ru
 
    Email: ruemvvl@tm.net.my, rusembmalaysia@yandex.ru
 
 
 
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
4th Floor, Wisma Chinese Chamber, No. 258, Jalan Ampang
 
PO Box 12002
 
50450
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 60-3-42579825
 
    Fax: 60-3-42578751
 
    Website: http://www.mofa.gov.sa/Detail.asp?InSectionID=2967&InNewsItemID=63892
 
    Email: myemb@mofa.gov.sa
 
    Office Hours: From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
 
 
 
Senegal Senegalese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Senegal Embassy , Malaysia
 
No 9 Lorong U-Thant 1
 
Off Jalan U-Thant
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 42567343 / +60-3-42565496
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 42563205
 
    Email: senamb_mal@yahoo.fr
 
 
 
Seychelles Seychelles Consulate in Selangor, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Seychelles in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
C/O Jark Enterprise SdnBhd, Jack Trading SdnBhd
 
50 Jalan SS19/ID
 
47500 Subang Jaya
 
    City: Selangor
 
    Phone: [60 3] 56 36 20 04
 
    Fax: [60 3] 56 36 59 82
 
    Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sc/static.php?content_id=29
 
    Email: seyconkl@gmail.com
 
 
 
Singapore Singaporean Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Singapore in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
209 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 02-(03) 2161-6404, 02-(03) 2161-6277
 
    Fax: 02-(03) 2161-6343
 
    Website: http://www.mfa.gov.sg/kl
 
    Email: singhc_kul@sgmfa.gov.sg
 
    Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays - Closed
 
 
 
Singapore Singaporean Consulate in Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 
Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore - Malaysia (Johor Bahru)
 
Suite 35.02, Level 35
 
ohor Bahru City Square Office Tower 106-108,
 
Jalan Wong Ah Fook 80000 Johor Bahru
 
-
 
-
 
    City: Johor Bahru
 
    Phone: 60-7-226 5012
 
    Fax: 60-7-226 5013
 
    Website: http://http://www.mfa.gov.sg/jb/
 
    Email: singcon_jhb@sgmfa.gov.sg
 
    Office Hours: Mon - Fri 8.30am to 1pm 2.00pm to 5pm Sat, Sun & Public Holidays - Closed
 
 
 
Slovakia Slovak Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Slovak Republic Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
11 Jalan U-Thant
 
55000
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-2115-0016/+60-3-2115-0017/+60-3-2115-0018//
 
    Fax: +60-3-2115-0014
 
    Website: http://www.mzv.sk/KualaLumpur
 
    Email: emb.kualalumpur@mzv.sk
 
 
 
Slovenia Slovenian Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Slovenia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Yangtzekiang Industries SDN. BHD. (54830-U), LOT 8241, Wisma G.A.M., Jalan Secti
 
46100
 
Petaling Jaya
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-79585190
 
    Fax: +60-3-79561618
 
 
 
South Africa South African Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
South African High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, malaysia
 
Suite 22, 01 Level 22 No. 3 Jalan Kia Peng
 
50450 Kaula Lumpur
 
-
 
-
 
-
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: + 60 3 2170 2400
 
    Fax: + 60 3 2168 8591
 
    Website: http://-
 
    Email: sahccons@streamyx.com
 
 
 
South Korea Korean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
22nd Floor, Wisma MCA
 
163 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 03-4251 2336
 
    Fax: 03-4252 1425
 
    Website: http://mys.mofat.go.kr/eng/as/mys/main/index.jsp
 
    Email: korem-my@mofat.go.kr
 
 
 
Spain Spanish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Spain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
200, Jalan Ampang
 
P.O. Box: 10659
 
50720 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603- 21484868, 21428776, 214846558
 
    Fax: (+60) 21 42 45 82
 
    Email: embespmy@mail.mae.es
 
    Office Hours: 08.00-15.30
 
 
 
Sri Lanka Sri Lankan Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Sri Lanka
 
12 Jalan Keranji Dua, Off Jalan Kedondong, Ampang Hilir, 55000 Kuala Lumpur,
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 4510000/9
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 4513850
 
    Website: http://www.slhc.com.my/consular.html
 
    Email: slhicom@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: The Consular Section from 9.30 am to 3.30 pm on working days (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays declared by the High Commission are not working days.)
 
    Details: Passports are issued by the Controller of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo and not by the Sri Lanka High Commission in Kuala Lumpur. Citizens of Sri Lanka with residence in Malaysia can apply for a passport at the High Commission. The application will be forwarded to the Immigration Department in Colombo where a machine-readable passport is issued. After receiving the passport from Colombo, the High Commission will inform the applicant to call over at the High Commission and collect the passport. A Sri Lankan passport is now issued for a period of ten years. After 10 years Sri Lankans are expected to apply for new passports. New passports can also be obtained when there are no more pages for visa endorsements. In the case of L and M series passports, names of children under 16 years of age will be endorsed in either of the parents passports. Since the inclusion of childrens photographs in N series passports has now been automated, the High Commission is unable to entertain requests for inclusion of child/childrens details into the parents passports. However, the High Commission could issue a Non-Machine Readable Passport or an Emergency Certificate as a separate travel document until such time the Department of Immigration and Emigration in Colombo processes the application for a new N series passport
 
 
 
Sudan Sudanese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Sudan in Malaysia
 
No 2 Persiaran Ampang,
 
Off Jalan Ru
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 42569104 / (603) 42516054
 
    Fax: (603) 42568107
 
    Website: http://www.sudanembassy-kl.org.my/
 
    Email: admin@sudanembassy-kl.org.my
 
 
 
Swaziland Swazi Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of the Kingdom of Swaziland
 
Menara Lion Building
 
Level 22, Suit 22.03.03 (A), 50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+603) 216-2511, (+603) 216-2361
 
    Fax: (+603) 263-3326
 
 
 
Sweden Swedish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Sweden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
6th Floor, Wisma Angkasa Raya,
 
123 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 (0)3 2052 2550
 
    Fax: +60 (0)3 2148 6325
 
    Website: http://www.swedenabroad.com/kualalumpur
 
    Email: ambassaden.kuala-lumpur@foreign.ministry.se
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Visa (applications and processing): Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.
 
 
 
Sweden Swedish Consulate in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Kota Kinabalu
 
Jalan Minyak off Jalan Tuaran
 
Mile 5 1/2
 
88746 Inanam, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kota Kinabalu
 
    Phone: +60 (88) 43 13 36
 
    Fax: +60 (88) 43 06 77
 
    Email: hpmarine@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., 2 to 5 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
 
 
Sweden Swedish Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Honorary Consulate of Sweden, Penang
 
Penang Medical College
 
4 Jalan Sepoy Lines
 
104 50 Penang
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: +60 (0)4 226 3459
 
    Fax: +60 (0)4 227 6529
 
    Email: medfaculty@pmc.edu.my
 
    Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 
 
 
Switzerland Swiss Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Switzerland in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
P.O. Box 12008
 
50764 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60 3 2148 0622
 
    Fax: +60 3 2148 0935
 
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday: 9 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.
 
 
 
Syria Syrian Embassy in Malaysia
 
Syrian embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    Phone: 0060321634110
 
    Fax: 0060321634199
 
    Email: syriaemb@tm.net.my
 
 
 
Thailand Thai Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Thailand in Malaysia
 
Royal Thai Embassy
 
206 Jalan Ampang
 
50450 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (60-3) 2148-8222, 2148-8350, 2148-8420, 2145-8004
 
    Fax: (60-3) 2148-6527, 2148-6615
 
    Website: http://www.thaiembassy.org/kualalumpur
 
    Email: thaikula@mfa.go.th
 
    Office Hours: Office Hours :Monday - Friday 09.00-13.00 hrs. and 14.00-17.00 hours Visa and Consular section : 09.30 - 13.00 hrs.
 
 
 
Thailand Thai Consulate in Kelantan, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Thailand in Malaysia
 
4426 Jalan Pengkalan Chepa, Kota Bharu
 
    City: Kelantan
 
    Phone: (+60-9) 744-5266 / 744-5934 / 748-2545
 
    Fax: +60-9 744-9801
 
    Email: thaicg@streamyx.com
 
 
 
Thailand Thai Consulate in Penang, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Thailand in Malaysia
 
No. 1, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman
 
    City: Penang
 
    Phone: +60-4 226-8029 / +60-4 226-9484
 
    Fax: +60-4 226-2123
 
    Email: thaipg@tm.net.my
 
 
 
Turkey Turkish Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Turkey in Malaysia
 
118, Jalan U Thant
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3 4257-2225 / +60-3 4257-2226
 
    Fax: +60-3 4257-2227
 
 
 
Uganda Ugandan Consulate in Kajang, Malaysia
 
Consulate of the Republic of Uganda in Malaysia
 
33 Jalan Tan Sri Abdul Aziz
 
Sungai Kantan
 
Kajang, Malaysia
 
    City: Kajang
 
    Phone: +60.(0)3.87338997
 
    Fax: +60.(0)3.87338997
 
    Website: http://www.ugandaconsulate.my/
 
 
 
Ukraine Ukrainian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Ukraine in Malaysia
 
22d Floor, Suite 22.02, Menara Tan & Tan, 207, Jalan Tun Razak
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-21669552
 
    Fax: +60-3-21664371
 
    Website: http://www.ukraineinfo.gov.ua/main
 
    Email: emb_my@mfa.gov.ua
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates Emirati Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of United Arab Emirates in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No 1, Gerbang Ampang Hilir,
 
Off Persiaran Ampang Hilir,
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-42535221/ +60-3-42535420
 
    Fax: +60-3-42535220
 
    Email: kualalumpur@mofa.gov.ae
 
 
 
United States American Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
U.S. Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
376 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: 603 2168 5000
 
    Fax: 603 2148 5801
 
    Website: http://malaysia.usembassy.gov
 
    Email: klconsular@state.gov
 
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
 
 
 
Uruguay Uruguayan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Republic of Uruguay in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Jalan Taman U-Thant 21
 
zip 55.000 Kuala Lumpur
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 243 33 64
 
    Email: urukuala@streamyx.com
 
    Office Hours: Monday to Friday Public attention: 10hs.-12.30hs. 13.30hs.-16.30hs. Visas : 10hs.-12.30hs.
 
 
 
Uruguay Uruguayan Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Consulate of Uruguay in Malaysia
 
Edificio MICASA Apto.346 (Provisorio)
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 21798000
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 21611186
 
    Email: conurukuala@yahoo.com
 
 
 
Uzbekistan Uzbekistani Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Uzbekistan in Malaysia
 
2, Jalan 12, Taman Tun Abdul Razak 68000 Ampang. Selangor
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +60-3-4253 3406 / +60-3-4253 2406
 
    Fax: +60-3-4253 5406
 
    Website: http://www.malaysia.mfa.uz/
 
    Email: uzbekemb@tm.net.my
 
    Office Hours: Mon-Fri:9:00am - 6:00pm
 
 
 
Venezuela Venezuelan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in Malaysia
 
Suite 20-05, 20th floor
 
Menara Tan & Tan, 207 Jalan Tun Razak
 
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: +(603) 21633444/45
 
    Fax: +(603) 21636819
 
    Website: http://www.venezuela.org.my
 
    Email: info@venezuela.org.my
 
    Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. - Consular Section
 
 
 
Vietnam Vietnamese Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Vietnam in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
No. 4, Persiaran Stonor
 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 2148 4036, 2148 4534
 
    Fax: (603) 2148 3270, 2141 4696
 
    Website: http://www.mofa.gov.vn/vnemb.my/
 
    Email: daisevn@putra.net.my
 
 
 
Yemen Yemeni Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Yemen
 
No.7 ,Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang Hilir
 
55000 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 42511793,42522481
 
    Fax: (603) 42511794
 
    Website: http://yemenembassykl.com/
 
    Email: secretary@yemenembassykl.com
 
    Office Hours: * Embassy Working Hours: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST) from Monday to Friday. * Consular Section: Monday - Thursday 10:00AM - 1:00PM (EST) T)
 
 
 
Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
Embassy of Zimbabwe in Malaysia
 
Lot 124 Jalan 9 Taman Ampang Utama,
 
68000 Ampang
 
Kuala Lumpur,
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (603) 4251 6779 / 6782 / 7346
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 42517252
 
    Email: zhck@tm.net.my
 
 
 
Zimbabwe Zimbabwean Consulate in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
 
High Commission of Zimbabwe
 
124 Jalan Sembilan
 
Taman Ampang Utama
 
Ampanga
 
68000 Kuala Lumpur,
 
Malaysia
 
    City: Kuala Lumpur
 
    Phone: (+60-3) 4251 6779
 
    Fax: (+60-3) 42517252
 
    Email: zhck@tm.net.my

Phone Lines

There are over 4.5 million main Telephone lines in use with around 29 million Mobile phones in use. Domestic communications are provided via a microwave relay within the region and two satellites are used for international communications as well as submarine cables stretching to India, Hong Kong and Singapore. The biggest telephone companies in Malaysia are DiGi, U Mobile, Maxis, TM Berhad, Celcom P1 WiMax and YES 4G.

Internet

There are over 17 million Internet users in the country with over four million Dial-up connections and over two million Broadband connections. ISPs include Yes 4G, AMAX, DeConneXion, Packet One, Time, TM NET, Nasionet, PersiaSYS, JARING and Maxis Communications. The top level domain is .my.

Communications

There are over four million TVs in the region with around thirty active broadcasting stations live, these include the free channels TV1, TV2, TV3, ntv7, TV Alhijirah and 8TV & TV9 (only in West Malaysia), as well as the paid channels Vision Four, Astro, MiTV, Fine TV, DeTV, Hypp.TV and Maxman.tv.

There are also over ten million radio stations in the region on shortwave 5, FM 31 and AM 56 supporting over two thousand amateur radio stations. 

Weather & Climate

Malaysia has a typically equatorial climate, holding a humid and hot condition during the entirety of the year. The temperature has ranged between 7.8 degrees Centigrade (46 degrees Fahrenheit) and 40.1 degrees Centigrade (104.2 degrees Fahrenheit), which averages out to 27 degrees Centigrade (80.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

Rainfall typically averages at around 2500mm a year but has been as low as 608mm and as high as 5,687mm. The usually large amount of rainfall is due to two monsoon seasons that lead to large downpours of rain every year.


Holidays

Ranging wildly in culture and featuring a vivid variety of exhibits and activities, the locations across the region vary greatly, below are some of the best places to stay whilst seeking out these unique events:

The Shangri-La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur is located in the centre of the city but behaves very much like a hidden paradise. Utilizing a range of styles and natural shapes, the hotel has been designed for that much-needed getaway and features masterfully-prepared cuisine and an amazing view across the city.

The Majestic in Malacca features a range of activities and events including a spa village for that desired pampering session, the hotel itself is situated in the heart of Malacca and has been designed with both Western and Chinese influences in mind.

Often called the ‘new breed of Heritage Boutique Hotel’, Campbell House in Georgetown utilizes a truly sophisticated style and service to ensure that every one of its residents is made to feel special during their stay. Furthermore, the hotel’s rooms have been designed to be extremely comfortable and welcoming.

Designed to mimic that resort getaway that you’ve always wanted, Casa del Mar (Spanish: Home by the Sea) in Langkawi is based right on the foot of the beach and incorporates a wide array of dining options as well as quick and easy access to a range of surrounding airports, cafes and restaurants.

Chic, slick and absolutely beautifully designed with a kick, the Hotel Eden 54 features a contemporary westernized stylization and utilizes the vibe of the city to welcome its guests subtly into each and every one it its rooms, giving the whole hotel a wide sense of luxury and refinement.



The Seven Terraces Hotel in Penang has been widely inspired by an ancient oriental style and has much of its style influenced by Ancient China, the lobby, for example, features heavy symmetry to represent balance but ensures to keep a distinctive degree of curvature through natural means to simulate flow.

Another beautiful boutique beauty and this time located in the heart of Kuching, the Lime Tree Hotel boasts an eco-friendly reputation and utilizes a welcoming contemporary design whilst retaining a powerful sensation of luxury. The hotel features over fifty rooms and suits equipped with completely free Wi-Fi internet in every room and throughout the hotel.

A true tropical paradise in every sense of the phrase, the Rimba Resort of Malaysia is the ideal place to kick back and relax while you enjoy your vacation and take part in the events going on throughout the day, these include snorkelling and diving but the more laid back individual might prefer to just pick up a cocktail and relax on the beach.

With the surrounding area incredibly rich in Malay culture, the Renaissance Kota Bharu Hotel helps to balance out the quota with a distinctive western metropolitan style and the city’s only five star rating. The hotel is additionally located in the city’s centre for quick access to Kota Bharu’s shopping and commercial district as well as the nearby airport.

Truly sublime and borderline fantastical, the Banjaran Hot Springs Retreat utilizes purely natural hot springs for incredible spa treatments and relaxation sessions. The hotel also offers massage services, private pools, hot tubs, a wellness centre and much, much more. 

Children below two years old do not require their own seat on most airlines but you will still be typically charged around 10% of an adult ticket for their travel with you, additionally only one child per adult is allowed to travel in this way. Children must also obtain a VISA the same way adults do at the same costs.

Fish, Cats and Dogs are allowed to be imported into Malaysia provided the following conditions are met:

1. An Import Permit must be obtained from the Malaysia Department of Veterinary Services.
2. An Export Permit must be obtained from the country of origin.
3. A Health Certificate must be obtained for the animal from your local vet.

The following breeds of dog are banned:

Ame / Pit Bull
Ame / Pit Bull Terrier
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Akita
Ame / Bull Dog
Dogo Argentino
Filo Braziliero
Mastiff
Japanese Tosa

The following breeds of dog are restricted by can be imported through certain terms and conditions:

  • Bull Mastiff
  • Bull Terrier
  • Doberman
  • German Shepherd / Alsatian
  • Canary Dog
  • Rottweiler
The pet should be stored in a container strong enough to withstand force from other possible luggage and big enough to allow the animal to stand up, turn around and lie down as well as being well ventilated on at least three sides, complete with food and water troughs or attached to the container. Upon arrival the pet will be held in quarantine for an undisclosed period of time. 

Education in Malaysia begins at a preschool level, at which there are no solid rules that define when this begins but most tend to start when the child turns five years old but it can begin earlier at up to three years old. At age seven the child moves on to Primary School.

Primary Schools vary in type but typically last for six years up until the child is thirteen. The years are known as Year (Tahun), the first to third years are known as Level One (Tarhap Satu) and the fourth to sixth years are known as Level Two (Tarhap Dua). Regardless of performance all students move on at the end of each year to the following one. At the end of Primary Education, the Year 6 students sit the Primary School Achievement Test (Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah or UPSR) which tests Malay Comprehension, Written Malay, English, Science and Mathematics. In Chinese Schools, Chinese students additionally are tested on Chinese Comprehension and Written Chinese. Whilst in Tamil Schools, Tamil students are additionally tested on Tamil Comprehension and Written Tamil.

Secondary School lasts for five years up until the age of eighteen and Secondary Education teaches Melay, English, Chinese and Tamil languages with some schools additionally teaching Arabic, Japanese, German and/or French. The forms are known as Form (Tingkatan) with forms 1 to 3 known as Lower Secondary (Menengah Rendah) whilst forms 4 and 5 are known as Upper Secondary (Menengah Atas). Primary Students are required to have a C grade minimum before being able to attend Secondary School, if not then a year-long class must be attended to compensate before they can move on. Additionally, co-curricular activities are compulsory and at least 2 or 3 activities must be participated in, this may include Performing Arts, Clubs, Societies, Sports, Games and Uniformed Groups. 

At the end of the Lower Secondary, the Lower Certificate of Education (Penilaian Menengah Rendah or PMR) is taken and based on the results the students are divided into Art and Science oriented classes, however, over time some students may shift back and forth between the two. At the end of Upper Secondary, the Malaysian Certificate of Education (Sijil Pelajaran Rendah or SRP) is taken before being able to graduate Secondary School. Within these primary and secondary schools there are typically a large number of free government-run ones with a widespread amount of private ones. There are even residential schools used for those considered to be academically gifted and have been modelled after British Boarding Schools.

Following Secondary School, students may move into Sixth Form or go into a type of College called Matriculation (Pre-University). In Sixth Form the students will take the Malaysian Higher School Certificate (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia or STPM) whilst in Matriculation students undergo several semesters with an exam at the end of each one and a final exam at the end of the course. Each option lasts between one and two years in length.

University-level and postgraduate education is readily available and the country incorporates not only a string of facilities and programs for most subjects but additional Polytechnic facilities which provide courses for Bachelor Degrees, Advanced Diplomas, Basic Diplomas and Special Skills Certificates. 

To teach in Malaysia typically you will need to be a Native English speaker, have 3 years of experience, have a degree in line with what you are teaching and hold a valid teaching qualification.

It should be noted that many schools ask only for teachers over 27 and a large amount additionally ask for a teacher with an understanding of the UK Curriculum.

Finally, TEFL, CELF, Delta and other certificates of a similar nature are not considered valid teaching qualifications but will work towards you when applying, should you have them, 

Typically monthly rent in Malaysia is extremely cheap with a one-bedroom apartment outside of the city centre going for MYR 880 ($270 or £160) and a three-bedroom apartment going for MYR 1470 ($440 or £270). In the city centre prices are scaled a little but not too significantly, with a one-bedroom apartment costing MYR 1540 ($460 or £280) and a three-bedroom apartment costing MYR 2590 ($780 or £480).

Living costs are similar with 1 litre of milk costing around MYR 5.60 ($1.70 or £1.00), 500g of bread costing around MYR 6.00 ($1.80 or £1.10) and 12 eggs costing MYR 4.50 ($1.40 or £0.80). Meanwhile a meal at a restaurant can cost between MYR 7.00 to 50.00 ($2.10 to $15.00 or £1.30 to £9.20) and a litre of water costs around MYR 3.50 ($1.10 or £0.70).

Luxuries such as half a litre of beer will cost around MYR 10.70 ($3.21 or £2.00), a pack of cigarettes costs around MYR 10.50 ($3.20 or £1.90) and a bottle of mid-range wine will set you back MYR 50.00 ($15.00 or £9.20). Average monthly wage after tax is at MYR 3220 ($960 or £590). 

All across the country the diverse population specializes in a brilliant blend of competitive, creative and other societies and clubs, below are some of the most notable:

The Persatuan Senifoto Petaling Jaya (Photographic Society of Petaling Jaya) is based in the venue of the same name and celebrates over 25 years of incredible activity with events being run throughout the year for newbie to veteran photographers alike.

One of the very oldest scuba diving clubs in Malaysia after being formed in Kuala Lumpur in 1959, the Malayan Sub Aqua Club (MSAC) is completely non-profit and promotes conservation of the environment, running regular classes for members of all skill levels.

Like to fly solo or with a group? With the Johor Flying Club you’ll always be able to join a good group of friends as you soar through the skies, up through the clouds and on into the great blue beyond.

The Football Association of Malaysia is responsible for maintaining a variety of clubs spread throughout the region as well as organizing competitions, matches and leagues during the course of the year.

Maybe you prefer your full-on-body-contact sports? The Cobra Rugby Club has been assembled to run premiere Rugby events through the region of Malaysia and have rallied an impressive number of members behind them.

The Asian Cricket Council is known for their regular events that take place during the year as well as organizing the country’s top teams and readying them for the world stage ahead.

How about a song and dance for your troubles? The Penang Players are one of the top music and drama societies within the region of Penang and have regular plays and theatre productions.

The Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) is the country’s oldest and largest non-government environmental society and actually predates the country’s independence. Each year they are responsible for a wide variety of events and activities open to their members.

Even the Chopin Society has a chapter in Malaysia, the Chopin Society of Malaysia celebrates the life and works of Frederic Chopin, pays tribute to this truly talented historical musician and is a part of the International Federation of Chopin Societies. 

Crime in Malaysia is comparable to developed western nations and may manifest in forms most frequent as corruption, money laundering, murder, drug trafficking, fraud and black marketeering.

It’s most frequently used as a destination, supply and transit point for women and children used for sexual exploitation and in the last decade over forty thousand women were arrested for prostitution in the country. People in general are also used in human trafficking for work as labourers in the region.

Drug trafficking is another common problem, especially concerning heroin and as a result the crime is punishable by death as an attempt to dissuade traffickers away from the practice. Crimes against tourists are typically more minor with common crimes being pickpocketing, burglaries, credit card fraud and vehicle theft being the most frequent. Scams in Kuala Lumpur are rampant and usually involve card games and the purchase of jewellery.

Corruption is the last issue the country faces crime-wise but it is still less common than most other countries in the South East Asian region with only Singapore being considered less corrupt by Transparency International. Malaysia also frequently suffers from corporate fraud and counterfeit IT, automobile and currency production.

Emergency Numbers

  • Civil Defence – 991
  • Police / Ambulance – 999 (Landline) 112 (Mobile)
  • Fire / Rescue – 994 (Landline) / 112 (Mobile)
  • Tourist Police – 03 2149 6590
  • National Poison Centre – 04 657 0099