Malaysia is a country in South east Asia composed from 13 states and 3 Fed Territories, with a total landmass of 329,845 square kilometres. The major city is Kuala Lumpur, while Putrajaya is the seat of the government. The population stands at over twenty-eight million. The country is divided by the South China Sea into 2 regions, Peninsular Malaysia and Malaysian Borneo ( AKA East Malaysia ) .Malaysia borders Thailand, Indonesia, and Brunei.It is close to the equator and has a tropical climate.Malaysia’s state head is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong,an elected sovereign, and the head of state is the Prime Minister.The state is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system.

Malaysia as a unified state did not exist till 1963. Formerly , the UK had established influence in colonies in the territory from the late eighteenth century. The western 1/2 modern Malaysia was composed from one or two separate dominions. This group of colonies was known as Brit Malaya till its dissolution in 1946, when it was reorganized as the Malayan Union. Due to widespread opposition, it was reorganized again as the Federation of Malaya in 1948 and later gained autonomy on 31 Aug 1957.Singapore, Sarawak, UK North Borneo, and the Federation of Malaya combined to form Malaysia on sixteen Sep 1963.Tensions in the earlier years of the new union sparked an armed contest with Indonesia, and the expulsion of Singapore on nine August 1965. In the late 20 th century, Malaysia experienced a business boom and underwent fast development. It borders the Strait of Malacca, a vital global shipping crossroad, and world trade is vital to its economy.Manufacturing makes up a major arena of the country’s economy.Malaysia has a biodiverse range of flora and fauna, and is also considered one of the 17 megadiverse nations.

Transportation

Like every other country with a colonial past, transport in Malaysia developed during its section of UK colonial rule.

Today Malaysia boasts of one of the best transport networks in the East. The country boasts of top quality road and train line network. Malaysia’s road network is among the best in the East covering 63,445 km. The primary road of the country covers a distance over eight hundred km reaching the Thai border from Singapore. The network of roads in Peninsular Malaysia is of top of the range nonetheless, the road system in Sabah and Sarawak isn’t as developed as the other bits of the country. Malaysia also boasts of 6 global first class airports. Official Airline of Malaysia is Malaysia Airlines, providing world and domestic air service and there are 2 more carriers offering domestic and regional flights. The train line system of the country is state run, but then the train line network covers only West Malaysia. The train line network covers a total distance of 1798 km of track. Another method of transport is very favored in Malaysia ; in the towns is Light Rail Transit ( LRT ). It’s a benefit to the crowded towns of the country as it reduces the traffic load, is safe, cushty and reliable. Malaysia has roughly thirteen gigawatts ( GW ) of electrical generation capacity, of which 84% is thermal and 16% is hydroelectric. In two thousand, Malaysia generated around 63 bill kilowatthours of electricity. The Malaysian govt expects that investment of $9.7 bln will be needed in the electrical application sector thru 2010.

Much of that amount will be for coal-fired plants, as the Malaysian presidency is promoting a shift away from the states’s heavy dependency on natural gas for electrical power generation. In contemporary developments, Tenaga Nasional Bhd, the primary government-owned use, started in 1999 to relieve some of its power generation units. Finally , Malaysia is expecting to achieve a completely competitive power market, with generation, transmission, and distribution decoupled, but reform is still at an initial stage and the precise process of to move to a tough market hasn’t been decided. The problem’s still under study, and many observers have announced caution given the experiences of other deregulated use systems.

Malaysia, Truly Asia

Located in the south eastern part of Asia, Malaysia is a beautiful country. It shares its borders with countries like Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. Malaysia is a country where you will find people from all ethnic backgrounds in the world. It has a very rich culture that has the influence of many other cultures on it. In the past few years, Malaysia has reinvented itself as the favourite tourist spot for people who are looking for a holiday destination where they can get a mix of history, culture and natural beauty with all the trappings of a comfortable vacation like good hotels, great food and good shopping experience.

Let’s have a look at some of the main attractions of Malaysia:

Kuala Lumpur: If you are coming from abroad, then there is a good chance that your plane will land in this city. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and provides the perfect blend of the colorful heritage and amazing modern facilities. The soaringly high Petronas Towers which have become the symbol of Malaysia are in this city. There are many shopping malls, enchanting temples, small colonial churches and mosques in this city which you must visit.

Ipoh: Around 180 km away from Kuala Lumpur lays a town called Ipoh that was established by Chinese miners. There are two Buddhist temples called Perak Tong and Sam Poh Tong in this town which are a must visit for every tourist.

Cameron Highlands: This place lies around 160 kilometers away from Kuala Lumpur. It has a great climate and you will simply fall in love with the Orchids, tea gardens, natural scenery and waterfalls of this place.

Sabah: Situated in the northeastern end of Borneo Island, it is second largest city in the country. It is the home of many primitive tribes. You can go for a trek on Mt. Kinabalu. The peak of this mountain provides the most amazing view of forests lying below and far away sea. Sabah has another tourist city called Sandakan. You can also go to the Turtle Islands National Park. This is the place where every year, turtles lay their eggs in the sand. You can also go to Sepilok Orang Otang Rehabilitation Center and Gomantong Caves.

Georgetown: Located around 290 kilometers away from the nation’s Capital Kuala Lumpur, Georgetown lies on the Penang Island. This is actually a beautiful seaport with many tourist attractions like Malay Mosque, St. George’s Church, Clock Tower, Ft. Cornwallis etc.

Melaka: Just 150 km away from Kuala Lumpur, Melaka is one of the oldest cities in the country. Also known as the “City of Dreams”, Melaka has a lot of heritage architecture and culture to offer. It has the oldest Chinese Temple in Malaysia called Cheng Hoon Teng. This temple is worth visiting for its centuries old architecture.

Apart from these, Malaysia has hundreds of other attraction which you can enjoy with your friends and family. Malaysia has something for everyone. Doesn’t matter if you are a 5 year old kid or an eighty year old, you will love Malaysia.

Travel Insurance

Holiday.my is affiliated with JS Insurance ( Jade Stanley Ltd ) in order to provide the reliable travel insurance service to our traveller.

Jade Stanley Ltd was launched in September 1999. The whole concept was to provide customers with instant travel insurance by maximising the use of internet technology, but at the same time never losing the personal touch.

Jade Stanley has now issued policies to over 500,000 customers and continues to offer first class customer service. We aim to provide instant cover but at the same time provide full details of the policies available and the highest level of customer service.

Jade Stanley Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority, registered no. 306205.

Our policies are underwritten by AXA Insurance UK plc and White Horse Insurance Ireland Limited, who are also authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Jade Stanley Ltd is also registered with the Data Protection Act of 1996 and complies with all the rules and regulations that this entails. Registered no. Z5486768.

Basically we have 4 types of travel insurance:

Single Trip Travel Insurance

Longstay / Backpackers Travel Insurance

Over 65’s Travel Insurance

Annual Travel Insurance

Car Rental in Malaysia

We work with up to 50 car hire suppliers. Our unique search engine compares cars from up to 50 of the best car hire companies. Below are just some of the top car rental providers we work with :

Thrifty Car Hire & Rental
Thrifty Car Rental operates a fleet of over 60,000 cars in over 1,000 locations throughout the world. Thrifty is a gratitude-driven company, making sure to reward its loyal customers with different benefits and incentives.

EasycarGroup

EasyCar, part of the easyGroup, provide car rental in more than 2,400 locations in over 60 countries. Their locations are conveniently situated at popular visitor destinations, at airports and in city centres.

Sixt Germany

Established in 1912, Sixt was the first car rental service in Germany which originally centered on tours and day-trips. In the United Kingdom alone, it has over 143 service outlets, all offering the same quality of cars and services for which Sixt is known.

Opodo1

Opodo offer access to more than 7000 car rental locations worldwide. Owned by nine of Europe’s leading airlines, Opodo uses the power of Thrifty and Auto Europe to provide the very best car hire deal.

HolidayAutos by LastMinute.com

Part of the lastminute.com group, Holiday Autos is a car hire brand that takes pride in giving its customers the best quality car hire at the cheapest price possible.

Alamo Rent a Car

Alamo Rent A Car is one of the most respected players in the industry, building on over 30 years experience.

Carhire3000

Car Hire 3000 offers car hire services from thousands of locations across the world with one simple ambition. They want every one of their customers to receive high quality service and benefit from their guaranteed low prices.

Eeconomy Car Hire Mediterranean

Economy Car Hire provides genuine, fully-inclusive car hire rates, with no insurance excess, unlimited mileage and Free additional driver. Specialising in the mediterranean, Economy Car Hire has over 200 locations throughout Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Cyprus, Malta and Italy.

Hirecars-co-uk

Hirecars.co.uk offers a range of options in over 4000 locations all over the world including UK, Spain, France, USA, Czech Republic and Australia. Car Hire

121carhire.com

121carhire.com has the best priced car hire in over 7000 locations in 115 countries worldwide. We have pick up locations at airports, city and central locations. Cheap Car Hire

Ebookers

ebookers partners with the biggest car hire companies to provide you with the cheapest car hire. We are an online car hire broker with a large supplier network covering 9000 locations in 134 countries worldwide.

Citrox Car Hire

Citrox doesn’t believe in complicating car hire, we adopt a simple approach as car hire should be. Bookings are made in 3 simple steps and all our prices are clear with no hidden extras. US Car hire

Affordable Worldwide

Affordable Car Hire is a leading independent car rental wholesaler selling an all inclusive product for your holiday car hire needs. They operate in over 4500 locations around the world.

Carrentals UK

Carrentals.co.uk is the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s premier car hire service provider. Backed by the biggest names in the car hire industry, it strives to gives its customers maximum satisfaction by giving quality services with the lowest prices.