Malaysia

East Asia

Malaysia

Malaysia is ranked 9th in the world for tourist arrivals. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 ranks Malaysia 25th out of 141 countries overall, which was the fifth best in Asia.

 

In an effort to diversify the economy and make Malaysia’s economy less dependent on exports, the government pushed to increase tourism in Malaysia. As a result, tourism has become Malaysia’s third largest source of foreign exchange income, and accounted for 7% of Malaysia’s economy as of 2005.

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Important Facts

Country

Malaysia

Visa Requirements

Visa required

Languages spoken

Malay, Arabic & English

Currency used

Malaysian ringgit, USD

Area (km2)

330,803 km2