Kuala Lumpur is suitable for visits all-year-round, with no particular period or season to avoid.
How to get there
Over 45 international airlines fly into the country while national carrier Malaysia Airlines has a global network that spans six continents and a national network that covers more than 36 local destinations. www.letsgotravelstours.com can provide you Air Ticketing service
What to Wear
Light summer clothes are best to suit the warm, humid climate. Sandals or walking shoes are necessary for rain-forest trails. When visiting mosques & places of worship it is polite to cover your shoulders and knees.
Money can be exchanged at banks or Money Changers found in major shopping centers. Currency is called Malaysian Ringgit.
Travelers cheques and most credit cards are accepted at all hotels, major department stores and restaurants. ATMs are also readily available and, depending on your card, you can withdraw cash in local currency.
Visitors to Malaysia must be in possession of a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months beyond the period of stay. Visitors from Pakistan require visa to Malaysia. Lets Go Travels & Tours can provide you the assistance to obtain visa. Please visit www.Letsgotravelstours.com for this service.
No vaccinations are required & malaria treatment is generally not required unless spending time in remote & seldom visited areas.
We suggest you contact your own physician or travel doctor for your own circumstances.
Try it all! You can learn a great deal about a country and it’s people from the food they serve and eat. A diverse range of Malaysian curries, local fruits and vegetables are found. Most eateries operate until late at night. Western food is also readily available at resorts and many restaurants.
Although Malaysia doesn’t have a tipping culture (most hotels and restaurants levy a 10% service charge and 5% government sales tax on bills), you might want to offer a token of appreciation for the excellent service you’ve received.
Although handshakes are generally acceptable for both men and women, some Muslim ladies may acknowledge introductions to gentlemen by merely nodding and smiling. A handshake should only be initiated by ladies. The traditional greeting or salam resembles a handshake with both hands but without the grasp. The man offers both hands, lightly touches his friend’s outstretched hands, and then brings his hands to his chest to mean, “I greet you from my heart”. The visitor should reciprocate the salam.
Drinks are generally offered to guests. It is polite to accept.
Toasting is not a common practice in Malaysia. The country’s large Muslim population does not drink alcohol.
Shoes must be removed when entering places of worship such as mosques and temples. Some mosques provide robes and scarves for female visitors. Taking photographs at places of worship is usually permitted but always ask permission beforehand.
240V and a UK flat 3 pin plug is used.
Most retail outlets have a fixed price for their goods, however bargaining is most common and expected at night markets, stalls and at bazaars.
Shopping centers operate mostly from 10am to 10pm.
While Malay is their local language, English is widely spoken.
Why not learn a few Malay words to break the ice, get a smile and have some fun?
|Malay (Behasa Malayu)|
Take a cheap poncho (rain cover) with you. You never know when a tropical afternoon thunderstorm may occur.
Mosquito repellent is needed around some of the coastal areas to ward off sand flies, but surprisingly rain forests can be relatively free of mosquitoes.