Malaysia is a country located in South-Eastern Asia. There are 3 countries (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Thailand) that Malaysia shares its borders with. The official language of Malaysia is Malaysian. Although English is not the official language, a large number of people in Malaysia are fluent English speakers.
In the EF English Competency Index (EF EPI), which assesses the language proficiency of non-native speaking countries, Malaysia was ranked 28th out of 100 countries in 2021.
The national currency in Malaysia is Malaysian ringgit (MYR). The ringgit (RM) is subdivided into 100 sen (Sen).
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 5.17 MYR and 1 USD is worth 4.78 MYR.
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Malaysia is 183.77 Mbps and mobile is 178.1 Mbs.The global average is 179.65 Mbps and 125.35 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density When compared to the world average, Malaysia has more ATMs.54.28 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.49.
SIM Registration In order to purchase a SIM card in Malaysia, a passport or ID is required as identification.
There are 4 socket types used in Malaysia. Type A & Type B are widespread in North America (incl. the U.S.), Central America, Japan, and the Philippines. Type C is a popular socket type throughout Europe (except the United Kingdom), Russia, and certain Asian countries. Type G is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
What hotel chains are present in Malaysia?
There are Mariott hotels in 4 cities.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Malaysia.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Malaysia.
What fast food chains are present in Malaysia?
The McDonald’s chain operates in Malaysia.
The KFC chain operates in Malaysia.
The Burger King chain operates in Malaysia.
What is the weather like in Kuala Lumpur?
Weather data for Kuala Lumpur (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are passenger trains operating between some cities.
Subway Systems The subway system is available in Kuala Lumpur.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Malaysia.
Emergency phones in Malaysia
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban There is no national smoke-free law, but some areas may have their own rules.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
The products are only for your own use or consumption, or as a present for members of your household. They may not be imported for commercial purposes under any circumstances.
- 1L of alcoholic beverages