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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)

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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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Borneo - East Sabah Adventure

This eight-day adventure promises to keep you busy; time spent marvelling at nature’s glory on Libaran Island, close encounters with orangutans at a rehabilitation centre, prowling the streets of Kota Kinabalu by night, and the otherworldly wonders of Borneo.
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Experience Sarawak

Beginning in the dazzling city of Kuching, you’ll venture deep into the wondrous Bako National Park. Next, it’s on to Batang Ai to spend the night in a fascinating Iban longhouse.
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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.
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