Malaysia

Key Country Facts

Population: 40 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

Pomelo, an indigenous fruit of Malaysia, is the largest citrus fruit in the world,

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

George Town, Penang Botanic Gardens, Kek Lok Si temple, Petronas Towers

Other Information:

Top exports: electronic equipment, palm oil, petroleum, wood, palm oil, rubber, textiles, chemicals and solar panels.

The capital of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur. There are approximately 30,949,962 people living here (2016). The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia. In East Malaysia, Iban and Kadazan are also widely spoken. The majority of Malaysians practice Islam. The time zone is 12 hours ahead of EST.

When visiting Malaysia, adventurers will enjoy the vibrant city of George Town. While here, one should visit the Penang Botanic Gardens, as well as the Kek Lok Si temple. Also of interest are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, one of the world’s tallest twin towers.

One fun fact about Malaysia is that the pomelo, an indigenous fruit of Malaysia, is the largest citrus fruit in the world, weighing anywhere between 2.2 to 6.7lbs!

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