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About this service

This web site provides the official Malaysian Standard Time, direct from Malaysia’s Caesium atomic clocks. You can view the clock in a full window, or pop-up a smaller version that you can keep open on your screen.

Problems?

If you do not see an animated clock, click here for a static "snapshot" of the current Malaysian Standard Time. Please see the technical notes on the right.

Malaysian Standard Time

Time is precious, and accurate timekeeping is vital to everyday Malaysian life, as well as to international and high technology activities. On August 5, 1992, the Malaysian Cabinet appointed the National Metrology Laboratory to be the national timekeeper, and to assume a variety of responsibilities, including the:

  • maintenance of time interval standards;
  • establishment of the national atomic time scale; and
  • establishment and maintenance of the local Universal Coordinated Time (UTC), which is designated as UTC(NMLS) by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

The national atomic time scale is established and maintained using five Caesium atomic clocks, two of which are high performance and three of which are standard performance. These five atomic clocks are compared to one another in order to detect any abnormality or instability. One of the clocks is designated as the reference clock. By virtue of its participation in the International Bureau of Weights and Measures GPS common view time transfer, the Malaysian atomic timescale is traceable to the International Atomic Timescale.

Please note that this web clock is ideal for everyday time needs, but is not intended to measure frequency or time intervals.

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Malaysia
3° 7' N - 101° 42' E
5° 25' N - 100° 19' E

Need more information?

For more information, please contact:

Ahmad Sahar Omar
Senior Metrologist
Phone: +60 3 87781672
Email: ahmads@sirim.my

Dr Mohd Nasir Zainal Abidin
Senior Principal Metrologist
Phone: +60 3 87781664
Email: drnasir@sirim.my

Technical notes

This web site is fully supported in the following browsers: Microsoft IE 5.5+, Opera 8+, Firefox 1.0+, Mozilla 1.5+ and Camino 1.5+. It may also function in some other browsers. Note that the clock uses sophisticated client-server communication, and utilizes JavaScript to synchronize the precise time. The synchronization process is prevented by some ad-blocking software, and may be inaccessible to non-supported browsers.

This service was developed by the Institute for Dynamic Educational Advancement (IDEA), which seeks new ways to access and interact with information. For more information, see www.idea.org.