About Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Night Scene

Malaysia is home to many ethnic groups, each co-existing in harmony and helping to enrich the country's cultural lifestyle. Its collective blend of food, traditions, clothing and customs ensure there is much for the visitor to experience here. Local cuisines can range from hot and spicy Indian and exotic Mediterranean to Western and popular Chinese dishes.

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colorful festivals. It's no wonder that we love celebrating and socializing. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

Discover a land of intriguing diversity

Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations. All these cultures have influenced each other, creating a truly Malaysian culture.

The largest ethnic groups in Malaysia are the Malays, Chinese and Indians. In Sabah and Sarawak, there are a myriad of indigenous ethnic groups with their own unique culture and heritage.


Tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Temperatures in the lowlands range from 21°C (70°F) to 32°C (90°F). The highlands are cooler, where temperatures range between 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F).

Malaysia's climate is hot and humid, so you would require light and thin clothing throughout the year.

Where to go for meals

What often occurs to a student is what and where to eat.

The Limkokwing Cyberjaya campus itself offers food and drinks at reasonable prices (RM3 - 10 per meal). There are also many other alternative eating spots near the Cyberjaya campus. They include the Food Court and Street Mall in the heart of the Cyberjaya township. All these eateries are approximately 5-10 minutes' drive from the campus.

Living expenses

Below is a rough guide of Monthly Living Expenses for the students' reference. The figures given are estimates (in Ringgit Malaysia) and may be subject to inflation.

Type of Expenses Expenses (RM)
Accommodation RM300.00
Food RM350.00
Transportation RM100.00
Books, Materials, Stationery RM200.00
Entertainment RM100.00
Misc. Expenses RM250.00
TOTAL RM1,300.00

Exchange rate

Malaysian Ringgit fluctuates marginally base on international financial exchanges. For additional information on current exchange, you can check at http://biz.thestar.com.my/business/exchange.asp