There are more than 100,000 international students, from all over the world. The number of countries easily exceeds 150 different countries from every continent. Malaysian education has an international standard and provides high-quality education. It is closely monitored by the Malaysian Education Ministry through its quality control authorities and various legislations
The country is divided by the South China Sea into West Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia) and East Malaysia (Sabah and Sarawak on the island of Borneo) and lives with a year-round tropical climate where temperatures range from 21°C (70°) to 32°C (90°F). Highlands are much cooler however and can see temperatures that range from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). Malaysia's climate throughout the year is hot and humid so light and thin clothing is advisable.
Malaysia is home to many ethnic groups, each living in harmony with each other and helping to enrich and diversify the country's cultural lifestyle. Its rich blend of food, traditions, clothing, lifestyle and cultures ensure there are many interesting and exciting experiences awaiting the visitor. Local cuisines can vary from hot and spicy Indian, exotic Mediterranean, Arab, African, and Western and Chinese cuisines. The multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia
Today, the Malays, Malaysia's largest ethnic group, make up more than 65% of the population. In Malaysia, the term Malay refers to a person who practices Islam and Malay traditions, speaks the Malay language and whose ancestors are Malays. Their conversion to Islam from Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism began in the 1400s, influenced by the decision of the royal court of Melaka. The Malays are known for their gentle mannerisms and rich heritage.
The second largest ethnic group, the Malaysian Chinese form about 20% of the population. Mostly descendants of Chinese emigrants who emigrated during the 19th century, the Chinese are known for their diligence and business sense. The three sub-groups who speak a different dialect of the Chinese language are the Hokkien who live predominantly on
Smallest of three main ethnic groups, the Malaysian Indians form about 10% of the population. Most are descendants of Tamil-speaking South Indian immigrants who came to the country during the British colonial rule. Lured by the prospect of breaking out of the Indian caste system, they came to Malaysia to build a better life. Predominantly the Indian emigrants are Hindus and they brought with them their colorful culture such as ornate temples, spicy cuisine and traditional attire.