EducationMalaysia

Study in Malaysia ( Life & Custom)

Study in Malaysia becomes one of the best choose for international Students
Malaysian Higher Educational Institutions

There are more than 400 private and public higher educational institutions around the country. Malaysia offers international students a wide array of choices to pursue their studies. As a result, study in Malaysia becomes one of the best choose for students.

During your study in Malaysia can provide you with opportunities to learn many things such as the social customs of various ethnic group and on how to handle lifestyles, beliefs and worldviews which may differ greatly from yours.

When study in Malaysia you can choose to experience one of Malaysia’s twenty public universities, or pick the branch of a foreign university, or other private HEIs in Malaysia which all offer a wide variety of useful and highly rated degree or postgraduate degree courses.

Whichever you pick, you will firstly have an enriching experience, Secondly inculcate greater cultural awareness, pick up new life skills and become more independent as you will be living away from home.

Climate and clothing of Malaysia

The weather in Malaysia is unique :

  • Average year-round temperatures of between 23°C and 33°C (and 15°C to 25°C in the highlands).
  • Rainfall average between 2,000mm to 2,500mm year.
  • Predominantly sunny weather throughout the year.
Suitable clothing

Bring apparel suitable for warm and humid weather:

  • Linen, light cotton and cotton blend clothing are a good choice.
  • Sandals for informal occasions.
  • Covered leather shoes for more formal situations.
  • For men, lounge suits or shirts with a jacket are perfect for occasions that call for formality Outside of school. For women, modest dresses work well. You will see traditional costumes worn in everyday life, both at work, and after working hours
Diverse, cosmopolitan community

Malaysia is a multi-religious and multicultural country. Malaysians celebrate many festivals based on their varied religion and cultures. The government of Malaysia has set aside national and state public holidays to cater to all the major ethnic groups.

There is also respect for the various cultural and religious norms such as dress codes and it is not unusual to see Malaysians attired in various styles of cultural attire at the office and institutions of higher learning. All these are modest and welcomed even in professional circles.

You will also hear an interesting variety of languages, including English; Malay (in different dialects); Chinese dialects; Indian dialect such as Tamil, Hindi, and Bengali; and other native tongues.

If the locals speak in their own languages in your presence, do not feel embarrassed to ask for a translation – they will quickly switch to English to accommodate you.

A learning experience in Malaysia

Studying in Malaysia can provide you with opportunities to learn many things such as the social customs of various ethnic group and on how to handle lifestyles, beliefs and worldviews which may differ greatly from yours. This could help to broaden your outlook and understanding, which is important for both personal growth as well as for business purposes.

The Malaysian work culture

The internationally accepted business cultures of punctuality, modest corporate attire, loyalty to organization, teamwork and working harmoniously with co-workers are the norm in Malaysian work culture.

  • Address colleagues and clients using titles such as ‘Mr’, ‘Miss’, ‘Encik’, ‘Puan’, and so forth (the latter two being the Malay terms for ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’), instead of just calling them by their first names.
  • Introductions are normally acknowledged with a handshake. In the Muslim culture, handshakes are normally between people of the same gender.
  • With many Malaysians, it is important to use the right hand in accepting or giving things.
  • For business people it is usual to exchange business cards when meeting new business associates for the first time.
Working hours in Malaysia

The working hours in Malaysia as follow

Office hours:
Mondays to Fridays
8.00 am or 9.00 am to
5.00 pm or 6.00 pm
Lunch break is usually from:
1.00pm to 2.00pm except on Friday when it is from
12.30 noon to 2.45 pm
Banking hours:
Mondays to Fridays
9.15 am to 4.00 pm or 4.30pm
(varies from bank to bank)

Note

Working hours in the states of Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu may differ as the working days in these states are from Sunday to Thursday.

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