Malaysia Malaysia Asia Current Local Time & Date, Time Zone and Time Difference

Malaysia compromises of landmass of almost 330 thousand square kilometer. Located in South East Asia it consists of two large landmasses separated by the South China Sea. The capital of the country is Kuala Lumpur, however the federal government is actually located in the city of Putrajaya. Malaysia uses Malaysian Standard Time (MST) which is eight hours in advance of Greenwich mean time. MST is also referred to as Waktu Piawa Malaysia (WPM) or Malaysia Time (MYT). Originally Kuala Lumpur used British Malaysian Standard Time which was seven and half hours in advance of GMT. But in they changed to 1981 MST to match with East Malaysia.

How many time zones does Malaysia have?

Malaysia has 2 time zones and a time difference from UTC+8 to UTC+8.

2 Time Zones

Time Zones (2)

Time Zone Universal Time Coordinated Current local time Major Cities in Time Zone
Asia/Kuala_Lumpur UTC+8 22:53 Kuala Lumpur, Petaling Jaya, Klang, Johor Bahru, Ipoh
Asia/Kuching UTC+8 22:53 Kota Kinabalu, Sandakan, Kuching, Tawau, Miri

Country Information


Malaysia Flag



Continent: Asia


Kuala Lumpur


329,750 km²




Ringgit (MYR)



Phone Calling Code / Prefix

  • +60
  • 0060

Source: » Malaysia Phone Calling Code / Prefix

Country Code

ISO 3166

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