Malaysia Sights, UNESCO, Climate and Geography
According to COUNTRYAAH, Malaysia is an increasingly popular tourist destination in Southeast Asia. The country is divided into two parts separated by the South China Sea. The northern part of Malaysia is formed by the Malacca Peninsula and the southern part by the northern part of the island of Borneo. The vast majority of the Malaysian population lives on the Malacca Peninsula, which is logically where most major cities can be found.
Before the Europeans colonized Malaysia at the beginning of the sixteenth century, there were several kingdoms here. The oldest date from just after the Common Era. The different kingdoms were influenced by Indian culture and the Chinese Empire, among other things. Later, the country became subject to the Srivijaya Empire. These came from the Indonesian island of Sumatra. During this period, the ports of Malaysia already developed into important trading ports in this part of Asia. The city of Malacca was the first city in Malaysia to be conquered by the Portuguese. The displaced population target several cities in other parts of the country. Later it was the Dutch who again conquered the city of Malacca from the Portuguese. Meanwhile, the English conquered other parts of Malaysia and present-day Singapore. These later exchanged Malacca with the Dutch for a city on the island of Sumatra. After a number of civil wars, the British united the various independent states in Malaysia and made it a federation. it would take until !957 until the United Kingdom gave up this colony except for Singapore and the country became independent. At that time Malaysia was still called Malaya. Later there was talk of the independent states of Singapore, Sarawak, North Borneo and Brunei joining Malaya, but Brunei pulled out at the last minute and Singapore declared itself independent again a few years later. Nevertheless, the foundation was laid for today’s Malaysia. Today, Malaysia is a reasonably politically stable country with good relations with the West. It is an increasingly popular holiday destination.
Malaysia is known for its beautiful capital Kuala Lumpur, its historic colonial cities and its breathtaking nature. In particular, the parts of Malaysia that can be found on the island of Borneo are known for their beautiful nature. Unfortunately, much of the nature on this island has had to make way for agriculture. In particular, the central part of Borneo where the Gunung Mulu National Park can be found is known as particularly beautiful. However, you will not encounter many tourists here because this part of Borneo is known for being inhospitable. The two cities of Malacca and George Town are known for their beautiful historic centers. The historic center of Malacca still has a Dutch touch with the Dutch Square. Both cities are popular tourist attractions, partly due to the colonial and post-colonial buildings. However, the capital Kuala Lumpur is the most popular tourist attraction in Malaysia. The most famous building in Kuala Lumpur is the Patronas Twin Towers. For many years this building was the tallest building in the world, but today it is surpassed in height by several other buildings. A special feature of these towers is the footbridge on the 41st floor from which you have a magnificent view over the city. Other places of interest in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, Chinatown, the various museums and the various temples. A special feature of these towers is the footbridge on the 41st floor from which you have a magnificent view over the city. Other places of interest in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, Chinatown, the various museums and the various temples. A special feature of these towers is the footbridge on the 41st floor from which you have a magnificent view over the city. Other places of interest in Kuala Lumpur are the Batu Caves, Chinatown, the various museums and the various temples.
Malaysia has four inscriptions on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This concerns two cultural and two natural registrations. Gunung Mulu National Park was the first to be added to the list in 2000. Within this nature park are some high mountains, an active volcano and a striking number of caves. More than three million bats live in one of these caves. In the same year, Kinabalu Park was added. This natural park in Sabah on Borneo is known for its beautiful jungle and its high mountains. In 2008, the two historic cities of Malacca and George Town were credited again. Both cities are located on the Strait of Malacca and are known for their beautiful historic centers. The colonial past of Malaysia is still clearly visible in both cities. Finally, the archaeological legacy of the Lenggong Valley was added. Important finds from different periods of human history have been made here.
Laos has a tropical rainforest climate with high temperatures, high rainfall and high humidity. Due to this high humidity, it will often feel a bit clammy in Malaysia. The average daytime temperature is above thirty degrees Celsius throughout the year. While in the evening and night the average temperature will be about ten degrees lower. The only exceptions to this are the different mountains in the country. Here temperatures can occur just above the freezing point. However, you will only encounter this in the central part of the island of Borneo. Because Malaysia is a large and expansive country and because of other geographical features, the rainy season can vary greatly from region to region.
For example, northeast Malaysia has a monsoon period from October to March. The western part of the peninsula from May to October. The eastern part of Malaysia on the island of Borneo has the rainy season from December to February. During the rainy season it can get pretty intense and days with more than six hundred millimeters of precipitation are not exceptional. Due to the high rainfall, the number of hours of sunshine in this period is very low.
Malaysia consists of two parts separated by the South China Sea. The northern part of Malaysia consists of the Malacca Peninsula that borders Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south. The eastern part of Malaysia consists of the northern part of Borneo. This part of Malaysia is divided into three parts Sabah, Sarawak, and Labaun. This part of Malaysia borders Indonesia to the south and encloses Brunei in its entirety. Furthermore, Malaysia claims part of the Spratly Islands. The central part of the part of Malaysia located on Borneo consists of a plateau with several hills and mountains. Mount Kinabalu is the highest point in Malaysia at 4095 meters. The vast majority of this island is covered with tropical rainforest and mangrove forests. Unfortunately, this is seriously threatened by the massive deforestation that is taking place here. Most people live on the Malacca Peninsula. About eighty percent of the country’s total population lives in this part of Malaysia. The largest cities can therefore be found on this peninsula. The largest city in Malacca is the capital Kuala Lumpur. Other major cities in this part are George Town, Ipoh, Kuantan, Tanah Rata and Melaka. The largest cities in Borneo are Kota Kinabalu which is the capital of the state of Sabah and Kuching in the state of Sarawak
The travel advice for Malaysia has been on vigilance for some years now. This is mainly due to the increased risk of forest fires on the entire peninsula of Malaysia. In addition, Sabah states that you should be vigilant on the eastern part of the island and in places where many people gather. Think, for example, of entertainment venues, churches and markets. Tropical cyclones can occur from November to April. These can cause a lot of damage. If you travel in Malaysia during this period, keep a close eye on the local weather reports and keep in touch with the travel agency. In the larger places in Malaysia, street robberies and so-called “bagsnatching” regularly occur. Your bag is ripped out of your hands from a motorcycle. After which the perpetrator smears him right away.
For a visit to Laos you must be in possession of a passport that is valid for at least six months after departure. You will receive an entry visa upon arrival at the airport or at another border crossing. This is no more than a stamp in your passport. However, if you want to stay in Malaysia for more than 90 days, you must apply for a visa at the Embassy of Malaysia. In addition, you must be in possession of a transit or return ticket. Children under the age of twelve must also have their own valid passport.
|Capital city||Kuala Lumpur|
|Phone (country code)||60|
|Language(s) (official)||Bahasa Malaysia and English|
|Language(s) (colloquial)||Bahasa Malaysia and English|
|Time difference summer||In Malaysia it is 6 hours later than in the Netherlands|
|Time difference winter||In Malaysia it is 7 hours later than in the Netherlands|
|Daylight Saving Time Control||no|