Mulu River, Sarawak
Orangutan in Borneo
Sapi Island, Borneo
Cenang Beach, Langkawi
Sarawak Traditional Costume
Malaysia is a country of great diversity from its modern skyscrapers and buzzing city vibe of Kuala Lumpur to the relaxed atmosphere and beautiful beaches of Langkawi and Penang and the simply awe inspiring natural beauty of South East Asia’s highest mountain, Mt Kinabalu. Malaysia has appealed to nature lovers and beach lovers the world over for generations. For a fantastic holiday, come and experience unique cultures, beautiful scenery and all the natural wonders that Malaysia has to offer.
Malaysia is usually tropical, humid and sunny all year round with cooler temperatures in the hill resorts. Tropical rain generally falls from September to February. Enjoy temperatures from 22 degrees at night and 32 degrees during the day.
Passport and Visas
Each person must carry a passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of arrival into Malaysia. Australian passport holders do not require a Visa prior to arrival in Malaysia for stays up to 60 days. Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends all travellers to check all visa requirements with the appropriate embassies or consulates before making travel arrangements. Alternatively, ask your travel agent for more information.
The national language is Malay. English is widely understood in all the main tourist areas of Malaysia. Chinese dialects, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam are also spoken throughout Malaysia.
Bottled water is available at local supermarkets and in your hotel. It is not recommended to drink tap water.
Public transport in Malaysia is efficient, easy to use and inexpensive. Kuala Lumpur has a first rate transport structure including a sky rail and train network. Peninsular Malaysia has an excellent bus system. Alternatively, taxis are also widely available throughout Malaysia.
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Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends that you seek prior qualified medical advice in regards to vaccinations or medications that you may require.
Currency and Money Changers
The local currency is Malaysian Ringgit (MYR). Money can be changed at licensed money changers, banks or hotels. Credit cards are widely accepted in department stores, hotels and restaurants and ATM’S are widely available. Some form of identification will be required if cashing in travellers cheques.
Holidays and Special Days
There are a number of special days/holidays in Malaysia. April is Prophet’s Birthday, in August is National Day and Mid October is Hari Raya Puasa. Surcharges may apply at hotels and for certain flights during these times. Check with your travel agent for public holiday updates.
Malaysia’s voltage is 220-240 volts. Some hotels will provide adaptors on request however purchasing your own is recommended. Power points and plugs in Malaysia are three-flat- pinned.
Asia Escape Holidays highly recommends purchasing comprehensive travel insurance when travelling to Asia. Please discuss your insurance options with your travel agent.
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