Malaysia is a multiethnic and multireligious country based on Islam and friendly with other religions. Easy to travel, Germans do not even need Visa for the first 3 months but flight tickets and hotel bookings that were never checked. Credit card acceptance is high, Carnet de Passage for the vehicle compulsory.
Keep in mind that Malaysian standards are close to Western in tems of regulations, laws, cleanliness, Police, customs, borders and others. Friendliness and education of people make Malaysia special in Asia and foreigners will enjoy that almost anybody speaks almost perfect English, e.g.