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Malaysia international travel guide in 2024

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Malaysia ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ

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Malaysia is part of Asia with main city at Kuala Lumpur. It's usually ๐ŸŒค๏ธ 25.21 ยฐC in Malaysia with a rainfall of ๐ŸŒง 201.47 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 Exercise normal safety precautions. Get other useful information like socket plugs, SIM cards and emergency numbers.
๐Ÿ‘ Developing ย  ๐ŸŒค๏ธ ~25.21 ยฐC ย  ๐ŸŒง ~201.47 mmย  ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ 31M people

Malaysia Travel Advice

๐Ÿ›ก๏ธ Travel safety

Exercise normal safety precautions
If you're suspected of using drugs, you may be required to take a urine test on arrival in Malaysia. This includes if you're travelling from a country where possession and use of drugs such as cannabis is legal. Penalties for drug offences are severe. (See 'Local Laws'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Malaysia. Higher levels apply in some areas.
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Malaysia Weather

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๐ŸŒง Rainfall

Malaysia Essential travel details

๐Ÿ”Œ Plugs

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

๐ŸŒ Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Malaysian

Money in Malaysia

๐Ÿ’ฑ 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.

๐Ÿง 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 โ€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

๐Ÿ’โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 โ€˜extraโ€™ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Calling in Malaysia

๐Ÿ“ก 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.

๐Ÿ“ฑ 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.

๐Ÿ“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 in Malaysia

๐Ÿ›ฃ๏ธ 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.

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Malaysia travel details

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