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Malaysia

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Malaysia is a federation of thirteen states in Southeast Asia. The country consists of two geographical regions divided by the South China Sea

Peninsular Malaysia (or West Malaysia) on the Malay Peninsula shares a land border on the north with Thailand and is connected by the Johor-Singapore Causeway and the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link to the south with Singapore. It consists of nine sultanates (Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Perak, Perlis, Selangor and Terengganu), two states headed by governors (Malacca and Penang), and two federal territories (Putrajaya and Kuala Lumpur).

Malaysian Borneo (or East Malaysia) occupies the northern part of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and surrounding the Sultanate of Brunei. It consists of the states of Sabah and Sarawak and the federal territory of Labuan.

The name Malaysia was adopted in 1963 when the Federation of Malaya (Malay: Persekutuan Tanah Melayu), Singapore, Sabah and Sarawak formed a 14-state federation. Singapore was expelled from the federation in 1965 and subsequently became an independent country.

  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Currency: Ringgit (Malaysian Dollar)
  • Religions: Anglican, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism
  • Languages: Malay

Organisations

The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

The Leap Overseas Ltd - member since 2005

Award winning volunteering and intern programmes across Africa, Asia and South America. All our programmes include a mix of projects, in a mix of locations, challenging both mind + muscle whilst satisfying your desire for travel + adventure...
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Raleigh International - member since 2000

Raleigh International - member since 2000

Raleigh International is a sustainable development charity with 30 years’ experience of working with young people and communities. Here at Raleigh, we believe that when young people and communities work alongside one another they are empowered to create lasting change...
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Gapforce - member since 2002

Gapforce - member since 2002

Do you want to join a similar age group, in exotic locations, undertaking an epic gap year from only 2 weeks to up to a whole year? Why not explore South America, work in Australia, learn to dive in the Caribbean, global internships with jobs, help Doctors in Cambodia, become a Ski Instructor in Val D’Isere, volunteer teacher in Africa – all programs have our own UK Gapforce UK leaders to ensure your safety and so you are free to have an amazing time!Your Gapforce program has been seen in reality TV series in the UK and USA...
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Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster Worldwide - member since 2006

Oyster is a well regarded Gap year organisation specialising in challenging voluntary projects and paid work abroad.  Oyster prides itself on its personal approach getting to know every participant before departure...
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Travellers Worldwide - member since 2000

Travellers Worldwide - member since 2000

Established in 1994 Travellers is a founder member of the Year Out Group with 15 years experience and a knack for developing exceptional projects with imagination! We know this once in a lifetime opportunity has to be perfect...
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Frontier - member since 2000

Frontier - member since 2000

Dive, Teach, Trek, Explore.Imagine spending your gap year diving in beautiful coral seas, tracking exotic game through lush jungles, or teaching English to groups of eager children. Best of all, you'll gain the qualifications that could make the difference to you getting that prestigious university spot or lucrative job...
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