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General Information

The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian.

The national currency of Malaysia is Ringgit (RM) (MYR).

1 MYR equals  .
equals  MYR.

Location

Malaysia

The distance from to Malaysia is miles or km. The estimated travel time is .

Climate and Travel Season

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Safety

According to the U.S. Department of State, it should be safe to travel to Malaysia. Exercise normal precautions in Malaysia. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory Exercise Increased Caution in: Click here for the full travel advisory and further information by the U.S. government.

The criminality index of Malaysia is 60. A higher number means more criminality.

Dial 999 to call the police in Malaysia.

LGBT

Malaysia has a score of -9 in the SPARTACUS Gay Travel Index. Malaysia ranks #179 worldwide.

Malaysia's penal code criminalizes homosexual acts, termed "carnal intercourse against the order of nature", leading to punishment of up to 20 years in prison and/or whipping. Several states in Malaysia have instated Islamic Sharia laws, applying to male and female Muslims, criminalizing same-sex activity with up to three years imprisonment and whipping. Transgender individuals have been arrested and charged with "indecent behavior", and received fines and prison sentences of up to three months. LGBTI individuals may face discrimination or even violence especially in more conservative rural areas.

Travel Vaccinations

Your country is on the list of confirmed local Zika virus transmissions. Zika is transmitted by mosquito bites. No vaccine is yet available for the prevention or treatment of Zika virus infections.

All travelers to Malaysia should be up-to-date on the following vaccines:

  • Measles
  • Routine vaccines

Moreover, the following travel vaccines/medicines are recommended because there is a risk of these diseases in Malaysia:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Typhoid

The following vaccines/medicines might be needed depending on where and how long you are staying. Please consult your doctor.

  • Cholera
  • Hepatitis B
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Malaria
  • Rabies
  • Yellow Fever
Visa Information

A visa might be required to travel to this country.

Make sure your passport is valid for your intended period of stay. Some countries even require your passport to be valid for six months beyond the intended date of departure.

Power Plugs

You likely need a power plug adapter in Malaysia to use your electronic devices from .

The voltage in Malaysia differs from the voltage in . You may need a voltage converter to be able to use your devices.

In Malaysia, the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. The following power plugs are used:

  • Type C
Weather

The temperature difference between Malaysia and is °F / °C. Make sure you pack the right clothes.

Looks like it's pretty rainy in Malaysia. Don't forget waterproof clothing!

Rain throughout the week.

Date Temperature Humidity Precipitation
Sat November 09 66–80°F  /  19–27°C 99% 82%
Sun November 10 65–84°F  /  19–29°C 97% 86%
Mon November 11 66–82°F  /  19–28°C 99% 94%
Tue November 12 66–81°F  /  19–27°C 100% 94%
Wed November 13 66–83°F  /  19–28°C 99% 95%
Thu November 14 66–83°F  /  19–28°C 100% 92%
Fri November 15 66–82°F  /  19–28°C 99% 71%
Sat November 16 66–83°F  /  19–29°C 98% 82%

Sunrise and Sunset

The sun rises at 06:58 am and sets at 06:54 pm. This equates to 11.9 hours of daylight.

When the sun rises in Malaysia, it is in . When the sun sets in Malaysia, it is in .

Taxi

The average base fare for a taxi in Malaysia is 3.50 MYR. Every kilometer costs an additional 1.62 MYR. Every hour of waiting time costs 22.75 MYR.

Car Rental

International driving permits are recognized in Malaysia.

The minimum driving age is 16 (motorcycles/B2, B), 17 (light vehicles/D), 21 (commercial vehicles/E).

Left-hand traffic, keep to the left side of the road. Keep this in mind when renting a car!

The price of one liter of gasoline is approximately 2.00 MYR in Malaysia.

Landmarks and Activities

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Food/Drink

The price for the recommended minimum amount of food per person per day is 23.86 MYR.

The legal drinking age in Malaysia is 21. This is also the minimum age to purchase alcohol.

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Tipping Etiquette

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Travel Scams

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