Malaysia is a Southeast Asian country occupying the Malaysian Peninsula and part of the island of Borneo. It’s known for its beaches, rainforests and mix of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences.
Although it is located between Thailand and Singapore, Malaysia represent a unique culture comprising of multi culture practice from three main races of Malay, Chinese, Indian. So whether if you are going for beach vacation, adventure activities or city shopping, or to dive in one of Malaysia most beautiful beaches, Malaysia always have a variety of choices for International Travellers.
Below are TOP 8 Things You Need To Know Before Going To Malaysia
(1) THE CULTURE OF MALAYSIA :
Malaysia is just like few Countries in One, combining culture practices from Malay, Chinese, Indian and other smaller ethic group that form Malaysia, a truly Asia place where you can experience different countries in one place.This is also a place that are famous for it food; from the Malay-Chinese “Nyonya” Cuisince, Spicy Indian Curries, Chinese Food Restaurant, Malay Food Street Stall, Night Markets and amazingly wide selections of International Cuisine available, travellers can never go hungry here. The Only Difficulties maybe To Choose What To Eat from this wide selection.
(2) DO MALAYSIA SPEAK MY LANGUAGE? :
Although the National Language for Malaysia will be Bahasa Malaysia, other languages are also widely spoken here; includes major languages such as Mandarin, Tamil and English as well.
Try To Learn & Speak Simple Local Language Always Make You Feel More Welcome & Travel Like A Local
Apa Khabar ~ How Are You
Khabar Baik ~ I’m Fine
Nama Saya ~ My Name is
(3) DO I NEED A VALID VISA TO ENTER MALAYSIA? :
Visa requirement various from different countries. To make it easier for your, I have made a file uploaded here for your reference. Click this to download the PDF : COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT REQUIRE VISA TO COME MALAYSIA
(4) ACCOMODATIONS & LODGGING :
Depending on your travel style, there are various affordable accommodations available in Malaysia. Almost all hotels here in Malaysia can be found online, its easy for your to look for any type of accommodations that suit your travel style and budget. Ranging from Backpackers Doom, Home Stay to Resorts, all can be found and book with a click via major search engine.
(5) CHEAP FLIGHT TO AND TRAVEL AROUND MALAYSIA :
Flight Fare can be vary depending on which country you are departing from. If you are looking for a Flight Fare comparison, just visit Google Flight . While if you are interested to hopping around Major Cities in Malaysia, do consider Malaysia Low Cost Carrier Air Asia. Although their new tagline is “Now Everyone Can Fly”, AirAsia fare sometimes may not the cheapest but yet extremely competitive. What capture my attention on this airline is that you could take out what you don’t need as a service to get a much lower rate. For example : Without Check In Luggage + Without Meal On Board + No Advance Seat Selection can save you extra fund on your next destination.
(6) YES! BORNEO IS PART OF MALAYSIA TOO :
East Malaysia (Malaysia Timur), also known as Sabah, Sarawak and Labuan (Sabah, Sarawak dan Labuan) or Malaysian Borneo, is the part of Malaysia located on the island of Borneo. It consists of the Malaysian states of Sabah (well know for Mount Kinabalu; 20th Most prominent mountain in the World), Sarawak (Orang Utan Reserve Park), and not to forget, this side of Malaysia also consist of many beautiful island which are divers paradise too.
(7) POWER & ELECTRICITY :
Electrical sockets (outlets) in Malaysia usually supply electricity at between 220 and 240 volts AC. If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need.
(7) LEGAL MATTERS HERE! :
Drug trafficking carries a mandatory death penalty. A number of foreigners have been executed in Malaysia, some of them for possession of amazingly small quantities of heroin. Even possession of tiny amounts can bring down a lengthy jail sentence and a beating with the Cane. So Just don’t do it.
(8) HEALTH & SAFETY :
Malaysia is relatively well known for its Good Health Conditions, but taking extra precaution is always better. Located in this hot and wet climate, Dengue is always in a rise in this country. Try to avoid venues or locations which have water clog (a great breeding location for Aedes Mosquitoes) who contributed to the Dengue Fever. Other then that, Malaysia is still a healthy place to enjoy a great holiday.
Nevertheless, as a frequent travellers, I always encourage my readers to be Insurance Covered on any of your trip aboard. Regardless how advance or well safe is one country, accidents are always non detectable no matter how much you are prepared for it. This article ” Do I Really Need A Travel Insurance? ” tells you why you need one.
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