System of government: federal constitutional monarchy
Administrative division: 13 states
Area: 329,750 km2
Population: 25,274,133 (2008)
Capital: Kuala Lumpur (1,145,300 inhabitants)
Other important cities: George Town, Ipoh, Kuching, Johor Baru, Kota Kinabalu, Shah Alam, Alor Setar, Melaka
Highest point: Kinabalu (Gunung Kinabalu), 4,101 m
Most important rivers: Pahang, Perak and Rajang
Official language: Malay
Currency: Malaysian ringgit (1 ringgit = 100 sen)
Neighbors: Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei
Public holiday: 31 August (Independence Day)
Racial and ethnic groups: Malays (58%), Chinese (27%), Indian, Pakistani (8%), other (7%)
Religion: Islam, Sunnites (53%), Buddhism (19%), Taoist, Confucianism (12%), Hinduism (7%), Christian (6.4%), other (2.6%)
Time zone: Slovakia +6
International Vehicle Registration: MAL
Internet TLD: .my
Calling code: +60
Electricity: 220-240 V
Travel documents and visa: passport
Embassy of the Slovak Republic for Malaysia in Indonesia:
Embassy of the Slovak Republic
29, Jalan Prof. Moh. Yamin, SH
P. O. Box 1368
Republic of Indonesia
Phone: +62/21/310 10 68, +62/21/392 67 54
Fax: +62/21/310 11 80
The most precious ecosystems in the world


Owing to its long history Malaysia was a crossroads of various civilizations and cultures in the past. It consists of two regions approximately 650 kilometers distant from each other – Western Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula and Eastern region in the northern part of the Kalimantan Island (Borneo).

Buddhist temples, Taoist sanctuaries, sandy beaches, jungle millions of years old or modern metropolis Kuala Lumpur abounding with life – these are just some of the features of the contemporary Malaysia. Luxuriant equatorial virgin forests covering vast mountain areas are home to rare tigers, rhinoceros as well as orangutans.

Their flora is no less interesting – tropical trees and various species of orchids are thriving here. Tropical virgin forests in the South-Eastern Asia belong among the most precious ecosystems in the world. On the other hand, you will be enchanted by the region’s beach with fine white sand; coral reefs washed by crystalline sea; and the serene atmosphere in an embrace of luxury. Malaysia is a place where exotica meets comfort; a place where you can spend your day in the exciting humid jungle or on the beach with a refreshing drink in your hands.

The region you want to visit plays the most important role in choosing the appropriate season for your stay. In the western part of Malaysia the rainiest weather is from May to September, in the eastern part from October to February. Average year-round sea water temperature ranges from 27 to 29 degrees, average year-round air temperature rises to 30-32 degrees.