Malaysia is one of the east Asian countries, and it consists of thirteen states and three federal regions, and it has a total area of 329847 square kilometers, and Kuala Lumpur is the legal capital of the country, while Putrajaya is the seat of the federal government, and the Malaysian peninsula shares the land borders Maritime with Thailand, maritime borders with Singapore, Vietnam, and Indonesia, and the population of the country more than 30 million people, ranking 43th in the world in this respect.
Tourism in Malaysia
Malaysia is ranked ninth in the world, and the first among East Asian countries for tourists coming to it, and it is considered the third largest source of national income in the country, as it represents approximately 7% of the Malaysian economy, as of the year 2005 AD, and a government agency responsible for promoting tourism in Malaysia has been established Tourism, Malaysia known as the MTPB Malaysia, and on May 20 of 1987 AD the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism was created by MOCAT, and in 1999 the country launched a marketing campaign known as Malaysia Really Asia, which gave positive and largely successful results and was attracted More than 7 m Lyon and 400 thousand tourists during that period, and these revenues contributed to solving the economic crisis that swept the country in 2008.
The number of tourists to the country during 2014 reached 27437315 people, with a growth of 6.7% compared to 2013, and 7.99% of the country’s economy in that year, and the most tourists came from Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Brunei, India, and the Philippines, Australia, Japan, and England.
Tourist areas in Malaysia
The country contains many important tourist places such as Gurney Drive, which is a waterfront park, and full of residential units and hotels, and it is one of the busiest streets in Penang, and Iiyue is the capital of Perak State and is famous for serving Chinese food, and Allure Star is the capital of Kedah state and is famous for the cultivation of Arrow, and Bahru the capital Johor is the gateway to Singapore, Kangar is the capital of Perlis and the gateway to Thailand, Kota Kinabalu, Mota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu which is famous for the presence of beaches and turtles, Kuantan, Kuching, Malacca, the historical city that holds a world cultural heritage, and Miri which contains the Sarwa resort It is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Caves, Siremban, and Putrajaya, which is an administrative center in the country and contains luxurious buildings, man-made bridges and lakes, and Petaling Jaya, the satellite city, and contains many beaches and beautiful and picturesque islands such as the Paruan Islands, Langkawi, Pangkor, Redang, Cabas, Lang Tengah, Rantau Abang Beach, Mabul, Toman and Sipadan, and contain many parks and nature reserves.