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 main International airport is Kuala Lumpur International Airport, situated 55km south of Kuala Lumpur, with a smaller secondary airport 20km west of the city. Other airports in Peninsular Malaysia operating international flights include Penang, (George Town), Langkawi, and Sultan Ismail International (near Johor Bahru).
East Malaysia is served by Kota Kinabalu International in the State of Sabah, Kuching International in the State of Sarawak. Additionally, there are more than 50 other airports which offer an extensive network of domestic routes which connect all parts of Malaysia. Thanks to budget airlines such as AirAsia, and competitive rates offered by Malaysia's national carrier Malaysia Airlines, air travel within the country is fairly affordable by western standards, and the only practical way of travelling between Peninsular Malaysia and Borneo.
The cheapest way to travel within Malaysia is by bus, with most towns having a bus terminal. There are many companies offering bus services, but two of the most reliable are said to be “Transnasional” and NICE/Plusliner” which both offer 24 seat “luxury” air-conditioned vehicles more suited to longer trips. Usually there is no need to book a ticket, except for weekends and public holidays, when demand is often high.
Malaysia does have a train network, with the state operator KTMB offering a fairly comprehensive selection of services, train types and price tiers within Peninsular Malaysia only. First and second class are air conditioned, whilst third class has fans. Sleeper cars range from basic but clean, to luxury, with KTMB’s Premier Night Deluxe service between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur offering individual cabins and ensuite facilities. Although traveling by train can offer the visitor a potentially inexpensive way of exploring the country and its spectacular scenery, it is generally slower and somewhat less reliable than road travel.
Traffic drives on the left hand side in Malaysia, and the country has a good quality and extensive network of roads,highways and toll-expressways which can take you just about anywhere - especially in Peninsular Malaysia. Generally, Malaysians tend to obey at least most of the road rules, except for motorcyclists that is; they seem to have their own random set of road rules which can be aggressive, unpredictable and sometimes downright dangerous - especially in the cities.
Driving a hire car and finding your way around Malaysia is generally quite easy compared to most other Asian countries, although travelling longer distances may be more comfortable and practical either flying or taking public transport. Hiring a car from the Airport is often cheaper than from a hotel, but even so be prepared to bargain for a good price as the initial asking price will often be up to double to what they will accept. In most cases a valid driving license is sufficient to hire a car in Malaysia, but if in doubt obtain an International Driving License before you arrive.
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