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).
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.
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.
One US dollar is roughly equivalent to RM4.2.
Please refer to your respective local health authority.
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
- 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.
|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…|