Located in southeast Asia and consists of two regions - the Peninsula or West Malaysia, and East Malaysia, situated 650 kms to the East. West Malaysia occupies the southern half of the Malay Peninsula; it is about 800 kms long and 300 kms wide. East Malaysia occupies almost 200,000 sq. kms and is situated on the northwestern part of Borneo. It consists of the states, Sarawak in the west, Sabah in the east. Most of West Malaysia is covered by tropical rainforest, including the central highland that runs north to south down the peninsula. The east coast is sandy.

Malaysia's equatorial climate is influenced by two monsoon periods, the northeast (November or December to March) and southwest (June to September or early October). Rainfall is high with a mean annual of 100 inches - lower in West Malaysia and high in Sabah. Relative humidity averages 80 to 85 percent.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Pre-travel preparation will help keep you safe and healthy while you are away. Please consult the Travel Doctor-TMVC before you travel overseas. We will provide specific recommendations tailored to your itinerary. Our doctors will assess and advise you on your risks, and recommend appropriate vaccination and medication to minimise your risk of becoming seriously unwell on your trip.

Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Warm Climates

Travellers invariably overindulge in ‘sunlust’ activities while traveling in warm climates. It is important to make sure you apply sunscreen regularly and stay hydrated as dehydration and heat stroke often go unrecognised.

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