Malaysia international travel guide in 2024

Malaysia international travel guide in 2024

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Malaysia has a population of 31M with main currency as Malaysian Ringgit. The languages spoken are Malay. Malaysia travel safety advice is Exercise normal safety precautions. Automatic teller machines are common in Malaysia. 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.

Malaysia travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions
There is a risk of terrorism in Malaysia. Terrorism is a global threat. Possible targets include locations popular with foreigners, including in Kuala Lumpur. Be vigilant in public places and follow the advice of local authorities (see 'Safety'). We advise: Exercise normal safety precautions in Malaysia.

Issue Date : May 31, 2024

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Malaysia essential details

Plugs

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

Languages

The languages that are typically spoken are Malay

Money in Malaysia

Currencies

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.

ATM

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 — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

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 ‘extra’ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Internet in Malaysia

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.

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.

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

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 visa advice

If you're considering exploring Malaysia beyond the usual transit spots, our comprehensive guide on Malaysia transit visa offers deeper insights and broader options for travelers of different nationalities. For those transiting through other countries en route to Malaysia, understanding Malaysia Transit Visa requirements is crucial to ensure a smooth journey.

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The information in the site should be used as a guide only. You are advised to contact your local official mission/consulate/embassy and ensure you have the latest information. We take no responsibility.