MALAYSIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Malaysia in a way like no other. One of the most diverse countries in southeast Asia, Malaysia is a land where cultures and religions live in harmony. There are Malays, Indians, Chinese, Hindus, the indigenous Orang Asli and Dayak tribes in Borneo, and each group celebrates their differences through vibrant festivals and cuisine. Malaysia’s history also tells a complex story, and you can find a fusion of Malay, Dutch, British and Portuguese influences in the UNESCO-listed towns of Malacca and George Town. Our Malaysia holidays will take you from sharing lunch with a local family in Kampung Cantik village, to climbing the rainbow staircase to Batu Caves, a mystical shrine in the mountains. Sample local fruits at Chow Kit Market, set beside the gleaming towers of Kuala Lumpur, then drive through the Cameron Highlands' emerald valleys for local tea and scones. From pulsing cities to pristine beaches, and rainforest-clad mountains teeming with wildlife, Malaysia is bound to inspire. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights.
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"There is so much to explore in Malaysia, and I'll take you from sharing lunch with a local family in a Kampung Cantik village, to enjoying tea and scones in the emerald valleys of the Cameron Highlands."

Travel Director
Malaysia at a glance
From pulsing cities to pristine beaches, from the mystical Batu Caves to the emerald valleys of Cameron Highlands, and from powdery beaches to rainforest-clad mountains teeming with wildlife, Malaysia is bound to inspire. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and discover one of the most diverse countries in Southeast Asia.
Currency
Malaysian ringgit
Winter avg temp
25°C
Summer avg temp
31°C
Time Zone
GMT+8
Capital City
Kuala Lumpur
Language
Malay
Good morning
Selamat Pagi
Good evening
Selamat petang

What to pack for Malaysia

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Adaptor plug

In Malaysia the standard voltage is 240 V and the power plugs and sockets are of type G. The standard frequency is 50 Hz.

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Comfortable shoes

From climbing Malacca Hill and hiking through forested mountains, to walking the cobbled streets of George Town, you’ll need a reliable pair of walking shoes.

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Light modest clothing

Malaysia is hot and humid for most of the year and you’ll need light and loose clothing. It’s also a highly religious country and it’s best to dress modestly with shoulders and thighs covered.

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Sunscreen and repellent

Protect yourself from the natural elements of Malaysia with at least SPF 30 sunscreen and a strong DEET insect repellent.

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Umbrella

A small travel umbrella will come in handy in Malaysia, from shielding you from the monsoon rains to blocking out the blazing sunshine.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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