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About Malaysia

Malaysia is a country located in Asia. It was founded on August 31, 1957.

Malaysia Travel Guide

This local travel guide below will provide you with local travel information & tips to plan your trip to Malaysia and find the best things to see, do and experience in Malaysia even before you arrive here.

Local Attractions

Petronas Twin Towers

Petronas Twin Towers
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Penang

penang

Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Cameron Highlands - Tea Plantation

Mount Kinabalu

mount kinabalu

Perhentian Islands

Perhentian Islands

Shopping

Shopping Malls, Streets, Markets

Malls and Streets

Local Markets

Map

Facts

History [Founded on August 31, 1957] • Capital [Kuala Lumpur] • Government [Constitutional monarchy] • Currency [Riggit (MYR)] • Language [Malay (official), English (official for some purposes), Chinese languages (Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien, Teochew, Hakka, Hainanese, Foochow), Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Punjabi, and Thai] • Religion [ Islam, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism] • Electricity [230V/50Hz] • Time Zone [UTC+8] • Country Code [+60] • Internet TLD [.my] • Emergencies [Dial 999] • Government Work Days (Sunday-Thursday), Week End starts from Friday-Saturday

Climate

Malaysia is located near the equator. The average temperature is 27 °C (80.6 °F).  It is hot and humid all year round.  Malaysia has two season.  It is dry season from May to September.  It is rainy season from mid November till March due to the NorthEast Monsoon.

Events, Festivals and Holiday

January

– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri

February

– Lunar New Year, 8-9 February, Mon-Tue

March

– Good Friday, March 25, Fri

April

– Ching Ming Festival, April 4 , Mon

May

– Labor Day, May 1-2, Sun – Mon
– Vesak Day, May 21, Sat

June

– Birthday of SPB Yang Di Pertuan Agong, Jun 4, Sat

July

– Hari Raya Puasa, July 06, Wed
– Hari Raya Puasa Holiday, Jul 7, Thu

August

– National Day, August 31, Wed

September

– Hari Raya Haji, September 12, Mon
– Malaysia Day, September 16, Fri

October

– Awal Muharram, October 2, Sun

December

– Maulidur Rasul , December 12, Mon
– Christmas Day, December 25, Sun
– Christmas Day (Observed), December 26, Mon

Tipping

Restaurant –  No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – RM20-RM30 per day per person
Hotel –  No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – No tipping expected.

Money & Duty Free

Currency

Malaysian Dollar or Ringgit : MYR with symbol RM
Malaysian Dollar Notes denominations (RM): 1, 5, 10, 50, 100
Malaysian Dollar Coin denominations (sen): 1, 5, 10, 20, 50

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa, Visa and American Express are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants.  It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.

ATM

ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro.

Travellers cheques

Widely accepted. in us dollars recommended

Banking hours

Mon to Fri: 0915-1630