Does Tourism Malaysia ring a bell to you? Have you investigated Malaysia and its tourism potential?

If you are an older student in Malaysia, the country would already have presented you with an amazing diversity in cultures, ethnic groups, landscapes and cuisines.

If you are a new or prospective student, Malaysia is waiting to be discovered by you.

Tourism Malaysia (the organization that oversees tourism related activities in the country) will take on the meaning it elicits in many tourists and students alike – the country of scenic beauty, exhilarating and enriching visitor and student experiences and a real geographical paradise.

Location of Malaysia

Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia and divided into East Malaysia and West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia). East and West Malaysia is divided by the South China Sea.

The country is administered through the 13 states and 3 Federal Territories (more on the names later). Malaysia is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

The popular icon of Malaysia is the Petronas Twin towers - the indisputable tallest twin towers in the world.

Political structure

Malaysia operates a parliamentary Democracy with a constitutional monarch that is the Supreme Ruler of the country.

However, the governing powers are shared by the Executive, Legislature and Judicial arms at the state and federal levels. Further governing structures at the state level include the District and local municipal authorities.

Malaysian (UNESCO) world heritage sites

The following are the famous world heritage sites in Malaysia waiting for all students and tourists to discover. There are:

1. Gunung Mulu National Park

2. Kinabalu Park

3. Melaka and Georgetown, historic sites of the Straits of Malacca

Potential sites already submitted for inclusion by UNESCO includes:

1. Lanjak Entimau Wildlife Sanctuary (LEWS) and Ai national Park (BANP)

2. Prehistoric Archeological Heritage of Lenggong Valley

3. The Taman Negara National Park of Peninsular Malaysia

Exciting tourist destinations in Malaysia

The best way for students – current, new, prospective, indeed everyone to experience the country’s tourism is to consider the exciting destinations in each state and federal territory as listed below:




Kuala Lumpur



Negeri Sembilan












Tourism Malaysia as an organization continues to develop the tourism potential of the country to excite visitors and enrich student lives.

If you are a student wondering which country to complete your tertiary studies abroad, then a plan to study in malaysia will be a smart decision and for other good reasons.

Undoubtedly, new and current tertiary students especially international students will export many exciting experiences of Malaysia back to their home country at the end of their studies thanks to the availability of exciting tourism in Malaysia.

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