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The unit currency in Malaysia is the Malaysia ringgit (RM), which is divided into 100 sen. Currency notes are denominations of RM1, RM2(rare), RM5, RM10, RM50 and RM100. Coins are issued in 5, 10, 20 and 50 sen pieses. Licensed foreign money changers are found in all urban centers, key entry and exit points, and shopping complexes. It’s advisable to change your money into ringgit because except for a few hind-end hotels, the ringgit is the only currency accepted in Malaysia. It’s also advisable to change any remaining ringgit back to your currency when you leave- Malaysia offers good exchange rates. Travelers’ cheques can be exchanged for Malaysia ringgit at commercial banks, hotels or at authorized money – changers. All major hotels are only licensed to buy ( not for sell) foreign currencies in the form of notes and travelers cheques. Credit cards such as American Express, Visa, Master Card, and Diners Club are accepted at most hotels, shopping centers and major restaurants.
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The petroleum industry still tops the list in terms of contribution to GDP. Although industrialization has taken a bigger role, agriculture is still important with palm oil, rubber, rubber wood, pepper and cocoa beans being major exports. Another big income contributor is the tourism industry which comes close after the manufacturing sector.

 Religion in Kuala- Lumpur.

Religion place a large role the lives of many Malaysians, and all around Kuala Lumpur you’ll find examples of Malaysia’s various faiths. Islam is the religion of all Malays in Malaysia, and is also the country’s official religion. Mosques generally have a domed ceiling in the main prayer hall and a tall minaret from which the call to prayers is broadcast five times a day. Wherever you are, you are likely to hear the call from one or more mosques. Local mosques are beautiful and most allow visitors, although you will be asked to dress suitably and same areas may be closed off to non- Muslims or women. Masjid Negara on Jalan Sultan Hishamuddin was built in 1960 and is one of the largest mosques in Southeast Asia, able to accommodate up to 8000 worshippers. Masjid Jamek (Jamek Mosque) on Jalan Tun Perak was designed by the same architect who designed the KL Railway Station and the Sultan Abdul Samad building, and is a great example of neo- Moorish architecture. Buddhism is the predominant religion for many Malaysian Chinese, and the Buddhist temples found around KL are generally characterized by arched ceiling, ornate carvings, and embellishments. As with mosques, do behave and dress respectfully when you visit. Most popular with tourists are: Chan See Shu Yuen Temple (on Jalan Stadium) with its exquisite glazed ceramic carvings and sculptures; Sin Sze Sin-Ya Temple on Jalan Tun H.S. Lee (the oldest Buddhist temple in KL); and Thean Hou Temple on Robson Hill. Hindu Temples are also found throughout KL, and you will recognize them by their open design, intricate statues and bright colors. The most stunning example of Hinduism is found at the Batu Caves just north of the city. There are also numerous Christian churches in KL and nearly all welcome tourists .The most photogenic churches in KL include the small, unpretentious St. Mary’sCathedral on Jalan Raja (consecrated in 1893) and St.Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (built in 1918, and home to the International Church of KL). The followers of these various faiths in Malaysia are respectful of other’s beliefs and often attend each other’s festivals and feasts.
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