||GMT + 8 hours
||The population is approximately 25
||Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia
is centrally located on the west coast of Peninsula Malaysia
with a population of approximately 1.5 million. Kuala
Lumpur leads the country's fast paced development in trade
and commerce, banking and finance, manufacturing, transportation,
information technology and tourism.
||The official language is Bahasa Malaysia.
However, English is very widely spoken especially in business.
||Islam is the official religion of
Malaysia, but freedom of worship is enshrined in the Constitution
and other widely practiced religions Buddhism, Hinduism
||The Malaysia currency is called Ringgit.
As of June 2002, the official exchange rate of the Ringgit
to the US Dollar is USD 1 = RM3.80. There are currency
restrictions in place and the ringgit is not convertible
||The annual GDP growth for 2002 was
|Weights and measurements
||The metric system is used although
the imperial system is understood and may still be occasionally