👥  Population: 32.7 million

🌍  Region: Asia

🗣  Languages: Malay, English

🚙  Drive on the: Right

💵  Currency: Ringgit, MYR, RM

☎️  Calling Code: +60

Malaysia is a geographically diverse country in south east Asia. It is split into two main bodies of land and features a modern, developed economy, lush jungles, beaches, and modern cities. Its people are multi-ethnic with Malaysians mainly consisting of Malays, Chinese, and Indians.

3 random facts about Malaysia

🌱 Malaysia has more than 1,000 species of plants that have medicinal properties.

💀 Many buildings in Malaysia don't have a 4th floor, since it sounds like the Chines word for death.

👑 Malaysia has 9 royal families.



Depending on your country of origin you may stay in Malaysia visa free for either 90, 30, or 14 days.

If you require a visit visa, they are valid for up to 30 days.

Immigration Department of Malaysia

Staying longer


Malaysia has a visa specifically designed to attract startups called the "Malaysia Tech Entrepreneur Programme". We've covered the details of it in our resource for Startup visas around the world, which you can access here.

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