Malaysia comprises 13 states and two federal territories - Kuala Lumpur and Labuan (an islandoff the coast of Sabah). Nine of the states have a hereditary ruler respectively from which the Supreme Head of State, the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong (King) is elected every five years
PEOPLE & LANGUAGE
Malaysia is a truly multicultural and racially harmonious country. Malays make up about half of the total population of over 26 million, while the rest consists of mainly the Chinese and Indians. Other indigenous groups traditionally inhabit Sabah and Sarawak.
Many languages are spoken. Bahasa Malaysia (the Malay language) is the National language while English is the main medium of instruction.
Eating and food is a popular Malaysian pastime and it comes as no surprise that our country is well known for its variety of food. Almost anywhere you go you’ll be reminded of food in its many splendours and variation of enticements.
The unique and authentic cooking styles and flavours of Malay, Chinese, Indian and the other ethnic communities is a very fulfilling experience. Dining out is relatively inexpensive.
The different types of religion in Malaysia reflect the different beliefs of the people. Islam is the official religion but Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and other religions are practiced freely. In fact, freedom of worship is guaranteed by the Malaysian Constitution.
Malaysia is located 7 degrees north of the equator and is a tropical paradise. The climate is generally warm and humid throughout the year. Temperatures range from between 27 to 32 degrees Celsius during the day and around 22 degrees Celsius at night. There are rainy seasons but there is no fear of a typhoon.
TRANSPORTISBAUK College is strategically located at cities in Malaysia, therefore, access to public transport is not a major problem.
Daily requirement cheaply available with shopping complex opening 7 days a week up to about 10pm.