Travel to Malaysia

A land of picturesque fishing villages, hillside resorts, tropical forests and miles of pristine white-sand beaches, Malaysia is full of rural beauty and charm. Yet its capital city, Kuala Lumpur, with a collection of modern skyscrapers and Moorish architecture, epitomizes the economic success of the country. In contrast, across the South China Sea, the island of Borneo with its stunning natural wonders, evokes a sense of adventure.
Weather in Malaysia:
Malaysia is tropical with warm temperatures, varying little annually. Rainfall can be expected along with quick downpours.
What to Wear in Malaysia:
Lightweight clothing and comfortable walking shoes are best. Informal fashions are prevalent throughout the year. Modest clothing is appropriate when visiting temples or country villages.

Language in Malaysia:
Bahasa Malaysia is the official language. English is spoken in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and major tourist areas.

Malaysia Culture & Customs:
Malaysians are charming and friendly. Pointing a finger at a person is considered very rude. Most temples and mosques have a donation box to maintain the building; contributing a few coins before leaving is customary. Tipping is not common in Malaysia, especially in more rural areas. A simple thank you and a smile will do.
What to Buy in Malaysia:
Batik fabric and silk songket are great treasures. Malaysian silver, pewter and kites are traditional souvenirs.

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Malaysia Fast Facts

Country Full Name
Federation of Malaysia
Name: Malaysian Ringgit
Code: MYR
Symbol: RM
Electrical Plugs

240V 50Hz
Languages Spoken
Official: Malay
Time Zones
Country Dialing Code
Weights & Measures