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Learn English in Malaysia

Take an English course in Malaysia, a country rich in diversity and unforgettable landscapes.

Malaysia provides an incredible mix of a rich cultural heritage, breathtaking natural beauty and exciting modern city life. Here you can choose to visit pristine beaches, ancient tropical rainforest, expansive highland tea plantations and beautiful national parks, as well as exploring traditional villages, attending cultural festivals, enjoying outdoor activities such as scuba diving, trekking and rafting, and getting close to amazing wildlife.

The Malaysia population combines Malay, Chinese, Indian and indigenous groups. Nowadays Islam is the most important cultural force, but there are also crucial Christian and Hindu influences, making its cities an interesting and attractive mix of Chinese and Hindu temples, mosques and churches. Furthermore, the division created by the South China Sea has created two different sides to the country’s personality. In the peninsula you will find large cities, tea plantations and beautiful islands, while in Malaysian Borneo there are wild jungles and remote Indigenous tribes. If there’s one thing that unites all these disparate elements, it’s the country’s cuisine. Combining elements from Thai, Chinese, Indian and Indonesian recipes, with some Middle Eastern flavors thrown in, Malay food is spicy, fragrant and deliciously addictive.

The national language of Malaysia is Malay (officially Bahasa Malaysia or Bahasa Melayu). English is compulsory in all schools and is spoken widely in larger cities. So much so that in the capital a large proportion of the population’s first language is English. In urban areas, many locals speak a colloquial form of English known as Manglish, and Arabic, Cantonese, Thai, Tamil and Mandarin are also spoken in some communities (depending on the region). 

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Malaysia - Travel Guide


Find out about the required documentation for entry into your destination country. It is mandatory to have appropriate medical insurance during the entire duration of your stay abroad.

Safety and security
The security situation is subject to changes over time. We therefore recommend that you visit the website gov.uk or travel.state.gov for further information.

Health
For general health information we recommend travelhealthpro.org.uk and fitfortravel.nhs.uk.

Currency: Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
The price level in Malaysia is slightly higher than in other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand or Vietnam, but much lower than in Europe.

Tipping
Tipping is not expected and is unusual in most cases. In restaurants, a service charge of 10% is already included in the bill. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip, but are happy if the fare is rounded up.

On the website numbeo you can find more information about the cost of living in Malaysia.

Voltage
An electrical voltage of 240 volts is common in Malaysia. An adapter plug is required.

Clothing
Malaysia has a tropical climate, so that light summer clothes should not be missing in any suitcase. However, religious sites like mosques and temples should not be visited with shoulderless clothing. However, in this case, it is sufficient to simply put a cloth over one's shoulders.

Fun facts
Did you know that the Malaysian flag was designed in 1963 by a 29-year-old architect as part of a competition to design a new flag?

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