Here is a simple Malaysia map. Some people have asked, “Where is Malaysia?” If you are planning for tourism Malaysia, it would be good to know the geographical map of Malaysia for planning your holiday travel destination. Malaysia is a very stable country both politically and economically. Nothing extreme ever happens here so it wouldn’t show up much in the news circle. Talk about out of sight, out of mind. Though once in awhile it does shows up but usually just a small blip in the news.


Malaysia map

Anyway, Malaysia is located near the equator, with neighbouring countries like Thailand to the north, Singapore and Indonesia to the south. Malaysia is separated into two land masses and we call them East Malaysia and West Malaysia. The land area is separated by the South China Sea.

Most of the economic activities are located in the West Malaysia. Again within this peninsular, we separate the area into east coast and west coast with the main bulk of economic activities located on the western side of Peninsular Malaysia.

Well known tourism Malaysia spots on the west coast includes Kuala Lumpur city, the historical Malacca, the Pearl of the Orient Penang, and perhaps Langkawi too. While in East Malaysia, Kota Kinabalu and the easy challenge of climbing Mount Kinabalu would be one of the better known locations.

As for beaches, most would probably think of Penang. However for really pristine beaches, the Terengganu coast and Sabah islands offers the best. Perhaps due to the distance or difficult accessibility, the beaches of these places are rather unspoilt from tourism Malaysia activities. If you can make your way to these places you would definitely be pleased at their beauty.

West Malaysia consists of nine states. The west coast states are Perlis, Kedah, Penang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Malacca, and Johor. The east coast states are Kelantan, Terengganu, and Pahang. While in East Malaysia, we have Sabah and Sarawak.

Much of the economic development is in the west coast of West Malaysia, so the transportation infrastructure in this area would be the best. Thus for a simple easy tourism Malaysia, say starting from Penang and travelling by road, you could easily cover the few major city and towns just by using the North-South Expressway. Travelling south, you will pass by Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and Johor. You could of course drive all the way down to Singapore and complete your travel destination tour.

So here you go a simple explanation of the Malaysia map outline travel guide.

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