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Malaysia

Travel Guide

Discover the beautiful diversity of Malaysia's landscapes and cities. Expect exotic double-barrelled place names, primeval jungles, crystal-blue seas, unique wildlife and some of the best street-food in South East Asia. From the tea plantations of the Cameron Highlands and the jungles of Borneo, to the beaches of Langkawi and the swanky skyscrapers of Kuala Lumpur,  the Malay Archipelago will take your travels to the next level.

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 Kuala Lumpur? Or, if you're feeling adventurous, book a flight over to Borneo and Brunei.
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Kuala Lumpur

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Langkawi

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Borneo

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Penang

Malaysia Travel Costs

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Beers

A bottle of beer in Malaysia will usually cost around £2 in bars outside of the big cities. Drinks in Kuala Lumpur are likely to be more expensive, especially in the big inner city bars.

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Meals

Eating from food stalls and street vendors is very cheap in Malaysia. You can often get a meal for under £2 but in a mid-range restaurant, it might be more like £5-10 dinner.

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Taxi Ride

Taxis in Malaysia are really cheap, especially outside of Kuala Lumpur. Inner city taxis will cost more but are usually metered.

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Transport

Public transport is very cheap in Malaysia. Even long distance buses will usually cost under £20.

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Hostels

A dorm bed in a hostel costs between £2-£6 a night.

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Hotels

Air-con double rooms with a bathroom in a mid-range hotel will cost between £10 and £25 a night.

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Singapore

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Penang Street Food

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Batu Caves

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Malaysia 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 $1,699
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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 ₤949
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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 ₤1,699
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