All foreign nationals entering Malaysia must hold a valid passport with a minimum..Travel Health
Malaysia is a tropical country with many tropical diseases. Malaria, although not..Local Currency
The Malaysian unit of currency is the Ringgit Malaysia (RM), which is divided into 100..Weather
The climate in Malaysia is tropical, with both peninsula Malaysia and Eastern Malaysia..Local Customs
Malaysia is a multicultural society with Malays constituting around 50%, Chinese 24%..Languages
Malaysians of all ethnic groups are generally very friendly and keen to help visitors..Transport Options
Malaysia’s main International airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport, situated..Travel Tips
Whilst Malaysia offers many stunning destinations, a warm friendly people and shopping..Local Food
Malaysia's multiculturalism has resulted in a paradise for lovers of good food. With..Local Timezones
Malaysia has one time zone and is eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8) and..Dutyfree Limits
For inbound visitors, the duty free allowance is: Wine, spirits, or other liquor up to 1..
Kuala Lumpur is the bustling centre of commerce of Malaysia as well as its capital city. Kuala Lumpur's amazing..Penang Information
Penang, often referred to as the Pearl of the Orient, is one of the most picturesque and romantic cities in all of..Sabah Information
Often called the 'Land Below the Wind' because it lies below the typhoon belt, Sabah occupies the eastern part of North..Melaka Information
The city of Melaka is divided into the new and old sections. The older part of the city is fairly compact and has many..Sarawak Information
The name 'Borneo' has long meant magic to travellers, and if you skip Sarawak, you'll miss something special. The state..Johor Information
Johor is the southern most state of Peninsular Malaysia, with a long coastline flanked by the Straits of Melaka on its..Kedah Information
Kedah Darul Aman (Kedah's official name) lies between Perlis in the north and Perak to the south and forms one of the..Kelantan Information
One of the northernmost states in Peninsular Malaysia, Kelantan Darul Naim borders Thailand in the north, Perak in the..INDEX OF ALL states AND LOCATIONS
Malaysians of all ethnic groups are generally very friendly and keen to help visitors during their stay. Although the official language in Malaysia is Malay, in practice many Malaysians are able to speak English, especially in urban or tourist areas. Apart from the Malay language and its regional variants, various dialects of Chinese and Indian are commonly used by the respective ethnic groups, whilst the more remote indigenous tribes of Eastern Malaysia speak their own languages , including Iban and Kadazan.
When calling Malaysia from another country , the country code is +60. When placing an international call from Malaysia, the international access code is 00, except when dialing a Singapore number, in which case there is no need to dial either the access code (00) or the country code. Simply dial the area code of 02, followed by the number. Malaysia is serviced by four mobile phone carriers which mainly utilise the GSM (900 and 1800), 3G networks. Coverage is generally good, especially in the urban and main tourist areas. Although international roaming is possible if your carrier allows it, prepaid sim cards are widely available, with all of the major carriers offering competitive rates.
Internet access for travellers is widespread and reasonably priced with a good choice of connection options. Most hotels and hostels offer either cabled or WiFi access, whilst many restaurants and coffee shops offer free access to customers. Prices at internet cafes typically range between RM 2.5 to RM 5 per hour.
Rising from the Andaman Sea in emerald perfection is Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 island jewels just 30 kilometres..Perhentian Islands Information
The Perhentian Islands are a situated just off the coast from Kota Bharu in the north east of Malyasia. They are a..Redang Island Information
Redang Island or Pulau Redang is about 30 kilometres off the coast of Terengganu state in north eastern Malaysia...Kota Kinabalu Information
Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah State, sits on the northwest coast of Borneo facing the beautiful South China Sea...Datai Beach Information
A short wander down a jungle track on Langkawi’s northwest tip brings visitors to Datai Beach, voted by the Discovery..Sipadan Island Information
Sipidan Island is about a half hour journey from Semporna on Eastern Malaysia. It is just a few minutes from Mabul..Kuching Information
Kuching is located almost exactly on the equator in eastern region of Sarawak and is both the capital and most populous..Batu Caves Information
The Batu Caves are a series of spectacular 400 million year old chambers beneath limestone hills just 30 minutes north..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS