+60 Country Code – Malaysia Phone Code

60 is the country calling code for Malaysia.

Malaysia is a country on the continent of Asia. The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur.

How to Call Malaysia from the UK

To call a telephone number in Malaysia from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix. For calls from the UK, this is 00 (or '+' from mobile phones).
  • Dial the country code for Malaysia - 60.
  • Dial the number of the person/business, omitting the first zero if there is one.

Area Codes and Landlines

In Malaysia, landline numbers are made up of an area code and a subscriber number. The area code is two or three digits in length (including the leading 0).

For example, the area code for Kuala Lumpur is 03. A number in Kuala Lumpur is written as 03-XXXXXXXX.

When phoning Malaysia from another country, do not use the 0 prefix with the area code. It is used to make calls within Malaysia.

For example, to call a customer in Kuala Lumpur with the number XXXXXXXX from the UK:

  • Dial the international call prefix (00/+), the country code for Malaysia (60), the area code without any leading 0, and then the customer number, i.e., dial 00-60-3-XXXXXXXX or +60-3-XXXXXXXX.
Malaysia Country Code +60 0060
Malaysia Country Code +60 0060

Fixed Line – Usage Statistics

According to the World Bank, there were 24.91 fixed-line (landline) phone subscribers per 100 people in 2022.

In 2008 there were 16.32 fixed-line telephone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Malaysia.

Landline telephone subscription statistics by year for Malaysia are shown in the table below.

YearLandline Telephone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Malaysia
202224.91
202124.56
202022.49
201922.57
201822.93
201720.58
201615.34
201514.45
201414.41
201315.05
201215.47
201115.50
201016.05
200916.03
200816.32

Mobile Phones – Usage Statistics

Data from the World Bank shows that in 2022 there were 141.29 mobile phone subscribers for every 100 people living in Malaysia.

In 2008 there were 100.18 mobile phone subscriptions for every 100 people living in Malaysia.

The table below shows how mobile phone subscription statistics have changed in recent years.

YearMobile Phone Subscriptions (per 100 People) in Malaysia
2022141.29
2021140.59
2020131.70
2019135.96
2018130.91
2017132.41
2016137.87
2015141.96
2014146.79
2013142.71
2012139.33
2011125.62
2010117.90
2009106.83
2008100.18

There are a few reasons for this increase in mobile phone usage. First, the price of mobile phones has fallen a lot in recent years. This means that more people can afford to buy them.

Second, the coverage of mobile phone networks has improved a lot in recent years. This means that more people can use mobile phones in more places.

Third, more and more people are using mobile phones for things like internet access, social networking, and banking. This means that people are using their mobile phones more and more each day.

Internet – Usage Statistics

According to the World Bank, 97.40 per cent of the population of Malaysia were active internet users in 2022.

In 2008, only 55.80 per cent of the population were active internet users.

The table below shows how the percentage of the population using the internet in Malaysia has changed in recent years.

YearIndividuals Using the Internet in Malaysia (% of Population)
202297.40
202196.75
202089.56
201984.19
201881.20
201780.14
201678.79
201571.06
201463.67
201357.06
201265.80
201161.00
201056.30
200955.90
200855.80

Several factors have contributed to the increase in internet usage in Malaysia.

One of the most significant is the growth of mobile technology. With the widespread adoption of smartphones and other mobile devices, more people have had access to the internet.

In addition, the availability of affordable data plans has made it more feasible for people to use the internet regularly.

The rise of social media and streaming platforms has also driven up internet usage, as people increasingly turn to online sources for entertainment and information.

Lastly, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated trends that were already underway, with more people working and studying from home and using the internet for essential services such as shopping and banking.

Together, these factors have helped to boost internet usage in Malaysia.

Time Difference

When calling Malaysia from the UK, please note there is a time difference between Malaysia and the UK.

The time right now in Malaysia is . The date is .

The current time in the UK is . The date is .

The time difference between Malaysia and UK (United Kingdom) is 7 hours.

Exchange Rate

The currency used in Malaysia is the Malaysian ringgit (MYR).

The current exchange rates between the Malaysian ringgit and the British pound (MYR to GBP, GBP to MYR) are:

  • 1 Malaysian ringgit (MYR) = 0.168 GBP
  • 1 British pound (GBP) = 5.96 MYR

Exchange rates on this page were last updated on .

Malaysia – Facts and Figures

Malaysia is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. The country consists of two separate regions, Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia.

Peninsular Malaysia is located on the Malay Peninsula and is bordered by Thailand to the north and Singapore to the south. Malaysian Borneo is located on the island of Borneo and is bordered by Brunei and Indonesia.

Malaysia has a tropical climate and is blessed with abundant rainfall. The country is home to a diversity of flora and fauna.

The capital city of Malaysia is Kuala Lumpur, which is located in Peninsular Malaysia.

The official language of Malaysia is Bahasa Malaysia, which is a form of Malay. English is also widely spoken.

The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian Malay. However, English is an active second language, particularly in business and government circles.

Malaysia is a predominantly Muslim country, with Islam being the official religion.

Malaysia is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary system of government. The head of state is the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, and the head of government is the Prime Minister. The legal system of Malaysia is based on English common law.

Malaysia is a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Useful information about Malaysia:

  • Two-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2): MY
  • Three-letter Country Code (ISO 3166-1 alpha-3): MYS
  • Region: Asia
  • Sub-region: South-Eastern Asia
  • Capital: Kuala Lumpur
  • Area: 330,803 square km
  • Language(s): Malaysian
  • Borders: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand

According to the World Bank, in 2022 the population of Malaysia was 33,938,221.

In 2008, the population was 27,664,296. Over the last 15 years, the population grew by 6,273,925 (22.7%).

The total population by year for Malaysia is shown in the table below.

YearTotal Population of Malaysia
202233,938,221
202133,573,874
202033,199,993
201932,804,020
201832,399,271
201731,975,806
201631,526,418
201531,068,833
201430,606,459
201330,134,807
201229,660,212
201129,184,133
201028,717,731
200928,217,204
200827,664,296

Map of Malaysia

The location of Malaysia is shown on the map below.

Map showing location of Malaysia