Malaysia international travel guide

Landscape view of Malaysia

Malaysia πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ύ

Malaysia is part of Asia with main city at Kuala Lumpur. It's usually 🌀️ 26.05 °C in Malaysia with a rainfall of 🌧 234.35 mm. Tipping is usually not expected in Malaysia. Internet speed in Malaysia is on average 5.2 Mbps. In Malaysia you drive on the left side. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Malaysian Ringgit. The languages spoken are Malaysian. Automatic teller machines are common in Malaysia. Current travel safety advice is Do not travel. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
πŸ‘ Developing Β  🌀️ ~26.05 Β°C Β  🌧 ~234.35 mmΒ  πŸ‘¨β€πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦β€πŸ‘¦ 31M people

Advice

πŸ›‘οΈ Travel safety

Do not travel

Malaysia has implemented a 'Movement Control Order', which includes an entry ban for all foreign tourists; the closure of non-essential government services, businesses, education and religious institutions; and the prohibition of large gatherings and mass movements. There are no direct flights from Malaysia to Australia at present, and options to return to Australia via transit hubs are rapidly disappearing. If you are seeking to return to Australia, keep checking with your airline or travel provider as the flight situation changes from day-to-day. If you remain in Malaysia, follow the advice of local authorities, make arrangements for a possible extended stay and take care to minimise your exposure to COVID-19. Stay in touch with family and friends so they know you’re safe. If you have Twitter or Facebook, follow @AusHCMalaysia or https://www.facebook.com/ausinmalaysia or visit the Australian High Commission in Malaysia website . If you need urgent consular assistance, or to register with us, contact ahckl.consular@dfat.gov.au or +60 3 2146 5555 during business hours or call the 24-hour consular emergency helpline in Australia on +61 2 6261 3305. We now advise you to: Do not travel toΒ Malaysia.

issued date: March 27, 2020

Weather

🌀️ Temperature

🌧 Rainfall

General

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Malaysia uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

🌐 Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Malaysian

Money

πŸ’± Currencies Used

Malaysia uses the Malaysian ringgit (symbol: RM), code MYR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ringgits. Ringgit is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10 and 5 sens.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are common in Malaysia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ’β€β™‚οΈ Tipping

Not expected, but can leave extra tip Tipping is usually not expected in Malaysia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small β€˜extra’ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Calling

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Malaysia is on average 5.2 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Malaysia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 59.26 MYR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis or U Mobile. Malaysia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malaysia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Malaysia, dial +, then 60 (the country code for Malaysia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Malaysia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .

Driving

πŸ›£οΈ Road rules

In Malaysia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick). Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.

Useful Information
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Last updated: April 1, 2020