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Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by on Jan 10th, 2008
Filed Under: About Malaysia

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I came to realize that I’ve been answering the same questions over and over again, and why not just make a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page! On this page, you will find actual emails I have replied, and links to topics that I felt will be useful to answer your queries.

1. Why visit Malaysia?
2. When is the best time to visit Malaysia?
3. Where should I go?
4. Is Malaysia safe?
5. Do I need a VISA?
6. What’s the Malaysia Ringgit exchange rate
7. Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in Malaysia?
8. What is the best airline to get to Malaysia?
9. What travel itineraries will you recommend?
10. How to get to Kuala Lumpur city from the airport?
11. Do I need travel insurance?
12. What islands to visit?
13. What nature parks to visit?
14. Where is the best honeymoon destination?
15. Do you have any suggestions for day trips from Kuala Lumpur?
16. What is the weather in Malaysia?
17. Is the water in Malaysia drinkable?
18. Do you have any bus schedule?
19. Do you have any train schedules?
20. Singapore to Kuala Lumpur – Train or bus?
21. Which express bus company should I use?
22. How do I claim tax refund for my purchase?
23. How to rent a car in Malaysia?
24. How to hire a car in Langkawi?
25. How to hire a car in Kuala Lumpur?
26. Is Malaysia a good place to travel with kids?
27. What to pack to Malaysia?
28. What to buy in Malaysia?
29. What to eat in Malaysia?
30. I don’t speak Malay. Must I learn it?

BOOKS, FILMS & MAGAZINES: Guides, novels, movies…

BORDER FORMALITIES: Tourist visa, student pass, customs…

BUS: Singapore Malaysia express bus …

CAR: Rental, tips on driving, road signs …

CHILDREN: Travel with kids, food allergies, safety…

CLIMATE: Monsoon season, what to wear…

CRIME PREVENTION: See SAFETY

COMMUNICATIONS: Phones, mobile phones, Internet access…

CULTURE & CUSTOMS: Malaysia Customs…

CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION: See BORDER FORMALITIES

ELECTRICITY: Plugs & sockets/points, conversion…

EXCHANGE RATES: See also MONEY

FLORA & FAUNA: Wildlife Conservation, Sumatran Rhinos, Proboscis Monkey

FOOD & DRINK: Malay, Chinese, Indian …

GEOGRAPHY: Map of Malaysia …

HEALTH & MEDICAL CARE: Sick, and getting better…

ISLAM: Modern, friendly and tolerant…

INSURANCE: Auto, baggage, medical, trip cancellation …

INTERNET ACCESS: Lots of DSL and Wifi! More…

KIDS: Travel with kids, food allergies, safety…

LANGUAGE: Learning Aids & Courses, Useful Words

MAPS OF MALAYSIA: Country, climate, Kuala Lumpur, KTM

MARRIAGE: Your wedding, laws & regulations, honeymoon

MONEY: Exchange rates, costs, credit cards, tips, ATMs…

RELIGION: Muslims, Christians, Buddhists,…

RESERVATIONS: Flights, rental cars, trains, hotels,…

SAFETY: Men, Women, Street crime, Trains…

SHOPPING: What to buy, bargaining

SPECIAL INTEREST TRIPS: beaches, nature parks, weddings, golf, diving

TELEPHONE: See COMMUNICATIONS

TIME ZONE: GMT+8

TOURIST OFFICES: Foreign and at home…

VISAS: See BORDER FORMALITIES

WEATHER: Climatic regions, what to wear…

WOMEN TRAVELERS: What to wear, how to act, Women in Mosques…

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10 Responses »

  1. Hi
    We are looking at spending christmas and new year in Malaysia ie late Dec early Jan

    A few yrs ago we spent time in Malaysia and just loved Tioman.

    We now understand that this time is monsun season and would you still recommend us to go during this time?

  2. sir i m pakistani. i want 2 know my visa verification.
    Actually my agent consultants told me yr visa is Ok.but i m not satisfy of it quatation.plz inf me what is the procedure 2 satisfaction.

  3. Give me a list of varsities over there.

  4. I cannot see any information listed under your FAQ’s relating to required innoculations when visiting Malaysia.

    I also searched for information concerning mosquitoes but could not find advice of this either.

    I am specificially interested in information covering these topics if travelling to Kuala Lumpur.

    Could you include these in your list of FAQ’s.

    Thanks in advance

  5. i will be travelling to malaysia very soon i want to visit singapore as well ,what is the the best & cheapest transport i can use????

  6. By bus is your best option.

  7. have any contact number for ktm kl counter?
    thks!

  8. Express Sinaran Pagi (5 & 6) (Sentral johor– segamat,melaka – Sentral johor)
    1st Class Premier (AFC), 2nd Class Superior (ASC),3rd Class Economy (AEC/TC/ EPLUS)
    , Buffet CoachDaily Saturday & Sunday Only – Timetable & Fare price

  9. Express Sinaran Pagi (5 & 6) (Sentral johor– segamat,melaka – Sentral johor)
    1st Class Premier (AFC), 2nd Class Superior (ASC),3rd Class Economy (AEC/TC/ EPLUS)
    , Buffet CoachDaily Saturday & Sunday ,holiday only – Timetable & Fare price (how much)

  10. I would like to know if I can drive in Malaysia using my New Zealand driving license? I will be in Malaysia for 3 weeks.

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