Asia

Malaysia

The Basics

Currency
Malaysian Ringgit
Language
Bahasa Malaysia, English, and Chinese
Religions
Muslim 61%
Buddhist 20%
Christian 9%
Hindu 6%
Other/None 4%

Located in Southeast Asia, Malaysia has one of the most competitive economies in all of Asia.

Known for the tallest twin towers in the world, the Petronas Towers, it is a rising power in our global economy.

With a large number of immigrants from India, Thailand, China, and Burma, Malaysia is culturally rich, with heavy influences of Hinduism and Buddhism. However, this culturally diverse and rapidly developing nation is mostly Muslim.

Will you share the love of Jesus in Malaysia?

Culture
Visitors should be aware of Muslim customs, especially the ban on Muslims drinking alcohol or eating pork. It is also important to refrain from discussing religion and commenting on Islam.

Western women should dress modestly at all times, concealing their thighs and shoulders. Most people wear Western-style clothing. but is okay to wear traditional clothing (or a mix of the two).

Visitors should use their right hand to eat food when they are using chopsticks or their bare hand. The left is considered unclean. When receiving items from others, use both hands.

Explore
If you are in Kuala Lumpur, check out the Petronas Towers, the tallest towers twin towers in the world. For a view you'll never forget, you can buy tickets to go to the top!

For some of the best tourist shopping in the country, head over to Kuala Lumpur's Central Market.

If you are near Pangkor Island, go spend a day at the beach! You can rent jet skis, ride banana boats, and snorkel for $8 USD.

Strategic Partners

Penang House of Prayer seeks to build a 24/7 house of prayer and intercession. They hope to spark and strengthen what God is already doing in the local churches and work to see revival happen in Malaysia. They serve in partnership with other ministries and organizations in the area and have various worship and burn sets throughout the week.

Ipohbug seeks to use sports as a channel for teaching good sportsmanship, building relationships, and fostering racial unity in a Christian context. They focus on football and ultimate frisbee to teach academies and host tournaments for all different ages.

Youth with a Mission (YWAM) Penang is a cross-cultural missions community, training believers to disciple the nations. We partner with YWAM Penang in many ways including sports ministries, mercy ministries, outreach to the homeless, ministering to migrant workers, ministering to those working in the sex industry, and much more.

On the Ground

Posts from racers on the ground in Malaysia

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