With a cultural mix of China, India, Indonesia and Thailand, Malaysia is a melting pot. It’s a popular Southeast Asia destination, with beautiful beaches, tropical islands and the bustling capital of Kuala Lumpur.
KL is home to the famous Petronas Towers, the tallest twin towers in the world. Malaysia is also a popular foodie destination, thanks to so many interesting and unique cuisines found here.
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Currency: Malaysian Ringgit can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Malaysia, however keep in mind that smaller cities or towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you.
Power Points: Malaysia uses a standard three pronged UK plug. I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter.
Official Language: The official language of Malaysia is Malay.
Health: There are a few Insect-borne diseases such as dengue and zika, as well as malaria in some rural areas in Malaysia. I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is generally safe to drink, however, if you are unsure, make sure to ask your hotel receptionist or host. Its recommended to only drink bottled water in markets and from street vendors.
Visa: Most countries don’t require a visa for short stays, to visit Malaysia.
– Nasi Lemak (coconut rice, prawn, fried anchovies, peanuts, cucumber slices, and ayam rendang).
– Nasi kerabu (blue rice served with fried chicken, egg, and fried keropok).
– Laksa (spicy, creamy broth is thickened with coconut milk).
– Fish head curry (Indian curry made with fish head).
When to go: The best months to visit Malaysia are February and September, right after the rainy season, when there is less rain and a lot of tropical foliage, making those months much drier and less crowded.
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