Map of Malaysia
Main Geographical Features
Consists of 2 main regions, Peninsular Malaysia in the Asian mainland and East Malaysia in the Malay archipelago
Putrajaya (executive, judicial)
Kuala Lumpur (ceremonial, legislative), largest city
GDP in US$ (Billion)
Global Ranking (2021) 39
Currency Ringgit (RM)
MYR 4.35/US$ (April 30, 2022)
Major Economic Sectors
Agriculture 7%, Industry 37%, Services 55%, Others 1%
Malay or Bahasa Melayu
Other languages are Mandarin & Tamil
English is widely spoken
95% (2018) for adults 15 years old and above.
GDP Growth (%)
Above the 66% average in ASEAN.
GDP Per Capita
Sumit Dutta is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of ASEAN Business Partners. Prior to this, Sumit spent 26 years working for HSBC, one of the biggest banks in the world, in countries including Indonesia, Vietnam, USA, Hongkong and India.