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Malaysia international travel advice

Malaysia

Malaysia is part of Asia with main city at Kuala Lumpur. Its Developing country with a population of 31M people. The main currency is Malaysian Ringgit. The languages spoken are Malaysian. Malaysia is the formal name of Malaysia It is adviced to Exercise normal safety precautions Get useful information like travel advice, temperatures, rainfall, socket plugs, languages spoken, SIM cards, ATM, currencies, road rules and emergency numbers.
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Advice

⚠️ Travel advice

Exercise normal safety precautions

We've reviewed our travel advice for Malaysia and included updates on the kidnapping risk in eastern Sabah. We haven't changed the level  – exercise normal safety precautions overall. Reconsider your need to travel to the coastal region of eastern Sabah. Reconsider your need to travel to Coastal region of eastern Sabah including nearby islands and dive sites.

issued date: August 1, 2019

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.

Last updated: December 5, 2019