Getting AroundVarious transportation modes are available for travel within the city as well as to the suburbs. All major towns in Malaysia offer well-developed public transportation system like car rental so, taxis, buses and rail services.
ClimateMalaysia enjoys a tropical climate with relative humidity level of 80% and temperature averaging 30C. The rainy season starts when the north-east monsoon blows between Octobers to March. The dry season occurs during the south-west monsoon between May to September.
LanguageBahasa Melayu (Malay Language) is the official language, While English, Mandarin and Tamil are widely spoken.
ClothingWhile casual, light summer wear is recommended for daily wear, formal dress codes may be required at some establishments. Do check ahead.
ElectricityMalaysia voltage is 240 volts AC, 50 cycles per second. The power plugs used in Malaysia are of three-pin, square-shaped type. However, multiple adapters with round pins are easily available.
Drinking WaterMalaysia’s tap water is safe for drinking but advisable to boil before drink.
Passport InformationValid passport required by all. Passport should be valid for at least six months even for those in transit to neighboring countries. Return ticket required. Requirement may change at short notice. Contact the Embassy before departure.
Travel VisaOverseas visitors who do not require tourist visas may be given social visit passes for up to 30 days upon arrival. Do consult your embassy or tour agent before leaving your country. Please refer to www.imi.gov.my
BankingGeneral banking hours are from 0900Hrs to 1600Hrs from Monday to Friday.
CurrencyThe currency in Malaysia is the ringgit which is available in notes and cent. Ringgit notes come in denominations of RM1, RM2, RM5, RM10, RM20, RM50 and RM100. Coins are in denominations of 5, 10, 20 and 50 cent.
GST RefundTourists may claim for a refund of the 6% Goods and services
Tax (GST) for purchases above RM300 made at participating retail shop. For more information, visit the Tourist Refund Scheme page on the Malaysia Customs website at http://gst.customs.gov.my
Emergency Telephone NumbersPolice: 999