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
Malaysia's multiculturalism has resulted in a paradise for lovers of good food. With traditional Malay cuisine and all of its regional specialities, and the almost endless variations brought about by the fusion of Malay, Indian and Chinese cuisine, one could spend many a day sampling different delicacies and still only scratch the surface of what is on offer. Probably best know aspect of Malaysian cuisine are the Malaysian curries, including Rendang dry curries (spicy rather than hot), the slightly spicy peanut-based BBQ skewers of meat known as Satay, and Sambal - the chilli-based condiment sauces.
The Chinese food found in Malaysia is generally similar to that found in southern China, but often with some interesting tropical variations, whilst Indian food with its local variations has become firmly established as a popular aspect of the Malaysian food culture. Food stalls abound in Malaysia and many different offerings can be found at very reasonable prices. Although standards of hygiene are often better than many other Asian countries, care should be taken. As a general rule, if you see a lot of locals buying from a particular stall, it’s more than likely that the food is safe to eat.
Another option is to sample some of the large range of offerings to be found at the food courts of shopping malls; just slightly more expensive than hawker stalls but with the added bonus of air conditioning. In addition to the stunning array of local foods, those with less adventurous tastes will find a liberal sprinkling of all of the usual American style fast foods such as KFC, McDonalds and Pizza Hut, as well as their local imitations.
Common drinks to be found in Malaysia include coffee and tea served sweet with condensed milk. Another popular soft drink is called “limau” - Milo mixed with lime juice. Another quirky local favorite is “kopi tongkat ali ginseng”. Known as the local alternative to Viagra and Red Bull, it’s made from coffee. a local aphrodisiac root, ginseng and condensed milk. Fresh fruit juices are also plentiful.
Despite Malaysia being a Islamic country, alcohol is widely available in many states, although it generally tends to be expensive.
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