Malaysia destination information

All you need to know before visiting Malaysia

Malaysia summary

Malaysia is a medium sized country with around 31M Malaysian. Official language is Malay. Malaysia uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, °C). Time zone is UTC+08:00. Currency used in Malaysia is Malaysian Ringgit (MYR).

🎫 Border Rank #️⃣ 8
🗺️ Passport Rank #️⃣ 28

ATMs in Malaysia are Common. Internet speed in Malaysia is on average 5.2 Mbps. In Malaysia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

🏙️ Kuala Lumpur
🗣️ Malay
👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 31M ☀️ ~26 °C 🌧 ~251 mm 👍 Developing 🚩 331k km2 (128k mi²)
🎫 Visa Exemption
🗺️ Passport Strength
🏥 Health regulation
🛃 Customs rules
🏛️ Embassies


Socket 🔌

Malaysia uses 240V, 50Hz with socket and plug Type G.

Languages 🗣️

  • Malay


Currency 💱

1 MYR = 0.23 USD

Malaysia uses the Malaysian ringgit (symbol: RM), code MYR.Banknotes come in denominations of 100, 50, 20, 10, 5 and 1 ringgits. Ringgit is subdivided into 100 sens. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10 and 5 sens.

ATM 🏧🏦


Automatic teller machines are common in Malaysia. You can usually find them in both large & small cities.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM — your standard magnetic card will work fine.

Tipping 💁🏽

Not expected, but can leave extra tip

Tipping is usually not expected in Malaysia. However, if you are satisfied with the service provided you can show your appreciation by leaving a small ‘extra’ tip. Receipts always include a service charge.

Card 💳


Mobile Phone 📱

Malaysia uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900 and GSM 1800.

Roaming 🌐

If you don't want to buy SIM card in Malaysia upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

Calling ☎️


To call Malaysia, dial +, then 60 (the country code for Malaysia), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number.


For local calls within Malaysia, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 3 .

international: + 60 3 1234567
calling local: 03 1234567

Internet connection

Internet Speed 💯

Internet speed in Malaysia is on average 5.2 Mbps.

Wifi 📡

WiFi coverage in Malaysia is moderate. It's relatively easy to find one when needed.

SIM Card #️⃣

You can buy a SIM card for about 59.26 MYR, which includes 2 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Celcom, DiGi, Maxis or U Mobile.


Rules 🚗

In Malaysia you drive on the left side. Most cars have manual transmission (stick).

Limits 🚦

Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits for cars and motorcycles are as follows: 110 km/h (68 mph) on motorways, 110 km/h (68 mph) on expressways, 50-70 km/h (31-43 mph) in all built-up areas and 80-90 km/h (49-55 mph) on undivided highways.


Temperature 🌡️

Rainfall ☔

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Visa Exemption

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Passport Strength

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Health regulation

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Customs rules

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Malaysian embassies

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