Malaysia

COUNTRY INFORMATION

Introduction

Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy located in Southeast Asia. It consists of thirteen states and three federal territories and has a total landmass 
of 330,803 square kilometres (127,720 sq mi) separated by the South China Sea into two similarly sized regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia (Malaysian Borneo). Peninsular Malaysia shares a land and maritime border with Thailand in the north and maritime borders with Singapore in the south, Vietnam in the northeast, and Indonesia in the west. East Malaysia shares land and maritime borders with Brunei and Indonesia and a maritime border with the Philippines and Vietnam. The capital city is Kuala Lumpur. With a population of over 30 million, Malaysia is the 44th most populous country.

Language

The official and national language of Malaysia is Malaysian, a standardised form of the Malay language. The terminology as per government policy is Bahasa Malaysia but legislation continues to refer to the official language as Bahasa Melayu. The National Language Act 1967 specifies the Latin (Rumi) script as the official script of the national language, but does not prohibit the use of the traditional Jawi script. English remains an active second language, with its use allowed for some official purposes under the National Language Act of 1967. In Sarawak, English is an official state language alongside Malaysian. Malaysian English, also known as Malaysian Standard English, is a form of English derived from British English. Malaysian English is widely used in business, along with Manglish, which is a colloquial form of English with heavy Malay, Chinese, and Tamil influences. The government discourages the use of non-standard Malay but has no power to issue compounds or fines to those who use improper Malay on their advertisements

Climate

Climate is equatorial climate and is determined annually by the monsoon in the southwest (April to October) or northeast (October to February). The temperature is adequately maintained by the surrounding oceans. The humidity is relatively high, and the average annual precipitation is 250 cm (98 inches). The climates of West Malaysia and East Malaysia are different. While West Malaysia is immediately affected by the mainland wind,  East Malaysia has a marine climate. The local climate is divided into highlands, lowlands, and coastal zones.

Politics

Malaysia is a federation of 13 states and three federal territories. These are divided between two regions, with 11 states and two federal territories on 
Peninsular Malaysia and the other two states and one federal territory in East Malaysia. Each state is divided into districts, which are then divided into mukim. In Sabah and Sarawak districts are grouped into divisions. Governance of the states is divided between the federal and the state governments, with different powers reserved for each, and the Federal government has direct administration of the federal territories. Lower-level administration is carried out by local authorities, which include city councils, district councils, and municipal councils, although autonomous statutory bodies can be created by the federal and state governments to deal with certain tasks. The federal constitution puts local authorities outside of the federal territories under the exclusive jurisdictions of the state government, although in practice the federal government has intervened in the affairs of state local governments. There are 154 local authorities, consisting of 14 city councils, 38 municipal councils, and 97 district councils.

Transportation

Malaysia's road network is one of the most comprehensive in Asia and covers a total of 144,403 kilometres (89,728 mi). The main national road network is 
the Malaysian Federal Roads System, which span over 49,935 km (31,028 mi). Most of the federal roads in Malaysia are 2-lane roads. In town areas, federal roads may become 4-lane roads to increase traffic capacity. Nearly all federal roads are paved with tarmac except parts of the Skudai–Pontian Highway which is paved with concrete, while parts of the Federal Highway linking Klang to Kuala Lumpur, is paved with asphalt. Malaysia has over 1,798 kilometres (1,117 mi) of highways and the longest highway, the North–South Expressway, extends over 800 kilometres (497 mi) on the West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, connecting major urban centres like Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor Bahru. 

Visa

Student Pass Visa: 2 - 4 weeks


REASON TO STUDY IN MALAYSIA

1. Reputable Universities

Malaysia is a top choice of many international students who wants to obtain good reputable degrees atm very low fees.

2. Modern Amenities

Live Comfortably as a student here in Malaysia. We have very good transportation system with world-class highways that connect all the States in Peninsula Malaysia. Travelling within the city is very convenient with light rail system, buses, and taxis.

3. Food heaven

Malaysia being multi-cultural has a large variety of food, cooked in a lot of different styles that have been influenced by the various cultures that exist in the country including popular food from neighbouring countries like Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Also there are many western food available in Malaysia too.

4. Low crime rate

Malaysia is relatively stable politically. With its low crime rate, Malaysia is a safe place to study.

5. Friendly people

Malaysians are very friendly making your stay here a memorable and enjoyable one.

6. Diverse Culture

As an international student, you can experience student life in multi-cultural Malaysia.

7. Established high quality education system and standards

Malaysia’s higher education system is of international standards, closely monitored by the Ministry of Higher Education, which has the vision to turn Malaysia into a Center of Excellence for Higher Education. The Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) under the Ministry of Higher Education is a quality assurance body responsible for monitoring and overseeing the quality assurance practices and accreditation of national higher education.

8. High quality of life 

Malaysia is a newly industrialised country where we have outpaced our developing counterparts. The infrastructure in Malaysia is one of the most developed in Asia with state-of-the-art health care and medical facilities, advanced telecommunications infrastructure, world-class university campus and facilities, and best expressway network in South East Asia.


 


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