Travel Information

Climate

Located near the equator, Malaysia’s climate is categorised as equatorial, being hot and humid throughout the year. The average rainfall is 250 centimetres (98 in) a year and the average temperature is 27 °C (80.6 °F).

Time Zone

Malaysia Time (MYT) is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+08). An email sent from someone in the Malaysia Time (MYT) time zone will have the time zone listed as “+0800” in the headers of the email.

Currency

The Malaysian ringgit is the currency of Malaysia. The symbol is RM and the currency code is MYR. It is divided into 100 sen (cents) with coins in denominations of 5, 10, 20, and 50 sen. There are six denominations of banknotes i.e. 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100.

Exchange Rates

One US dollar is roughly equivalent to RM4.2.

Travel Advisory

Please refer to your respective local health authority.

Visa

Every person entering Malaysia must possess a valid national Passport and meet Visa requirements.

For further information, please visit the website of Immigration Department of Malaysia at http://www.imi.gov.my

Public Etiquette

  • Take your shoes off and dress appropriately when entering a mosque, temple, and private house.
  • Always use the right hand to pass or accept anything.

Malay Expressions

English Phrases Malay Phrases
English Greetings Malay Greetings:
Good morning Selamat Pagi
How are you? Apa Khabar?
Thank you Terima kasih
See you later Jumpa Lagi
Good bye! Selamat Jalan
Asking for Help and Directions
I’m lost Saya tersesat
Can I help you? Bolehkah saya bantu anda?
Can you help me? Bolehkah bantu saya?
Where is the toilet? Di manakah tandas?
Go straight. Then turn left/right. Jalan lurus. Kemudian pusing kiri/kanan
One moment please Sila tunggu sebentar
How much is this? Berapakah harga barang ini?
Excuse me …! (to ask for something) Encik? (for male) Cik? (for female) + request
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Maafkan saya…