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Malaysia

Travel Guide

Discover the beautiful diversity of Malaysia's landscapes and cities. Trek through tropical jungles, dive or snorkel in colorful reefs, relax on pristine beaches and sample exotic Malaysian cuisine. Nature lovers can fly over to Borneo to spot wild orangutans or climb Mount Kinabalu, whilst city types can get a dose of culture amongst the skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur.

Malaysia Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

Malaysian is the main language in Malaysia, but English is widely spoken. In Borneo, however, there are many more languages.

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Currency

Name: Malaysian ringgit
Code: MYR
Symbol: RM

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Time Zones

Malaysia Standard Time (GMT +8)

Top Places in Malaysia

While you're in Malaysia, why not visit the city state of Singapore? Or, if you're feeling adventurous, book a flight over to Borneo and Brunei.
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Kuala Lumpur

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Singapore

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Borneo

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Penang

Malaysia Travel Costs

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Beers

Beer prices in Malaysia will vary depending on where you want to drink. A bottle can cost anything between $2 and $5.

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Meals

Meals at food courts or markets in Kuala Lumpur and Penang are the cheapest way to eat, with meals costing between $1-2. Mid-range restaurant meals will cost between $5-12.

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Taxi Ride

Taxis in Malaysia are cheap, but you'll pay more in the big cities.

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Transport

Public transport is cheap in Malaysia. Longer distance buses will still be under $30.

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Hostels

A dorm bed in a hostel costs between $2-15 a night.

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Hotels

Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost between $15 and $30 a night.

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Beach Escapes

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Mount Kinabalu

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Penang Street Food

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Batu Caves

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Borneo Adventure Tours

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Best of Borneo
Spend two weeks in Borneo starting in Kota Kinabalu and ending in Kuching. Explore the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak and encounter wild orangutans, proboscis monkeys and other creatures of the rainforest.
14 days from $2,699
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Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok Adventure
Travel up to Thailand through the best bits of mainland Malaysia on this 12 day adventure. Visit Penang, Chenderoh Lake, Cameron Highlands and Kuala Lumpur.
12 days from $1,449
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Highlights of Sabah & Mt Kinabalu
Spend time exploring Malaysia's jungle playground, Sabah. Meet orangutans in a rehabilitation centre, cruise on a river safari and trek up the stunning Mount Kinabalu.
11 days from $2,069
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