The “Wild East” of Malaysia is characterised by its cultural diversity. Its delicious cuisine with Chinese, Indian and Malay influences is as diverse as its people. Whether you love snorkelling or shopping, beaches or busy cities, there is something for everyone. Read on to learn more.
  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) is a state-of-the-art aviation hub. Not only is it Malaysia’s main international airport, but it is also one of the biggest in Southeast Asia.
  • The Malaysian ringgit is the local currency. It is divided into 100 sen (cents). Other currencies aren’t widely accepted so you’ll need to exchange some travel money.
  • Malaysia boasts 2,900 miles of beautiful coastline and has more than 800 islands. As well as this, Malaysian Borneo is home to one of Southeast Asia’s highest mountains: Mount Kinabalu.
  • Malaysia’s country code is +60 if you want to call your hotel or make a booking ahead of your visit.
  • The official language is Malaysian, also called Malay. More than half of the 31 million population speak some English. “Manglish” is the Malaysian Standard English which has roots in British English. Many indigenous languages are also spoken.
  • The temperature is hot all year round so it is always beach weather! The best time of year to visit is between December to April. Bring an umbrella as even in the driest season there are short rain showers.
Find more information below to help you prepare for your travels!