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Malaysia

INTRODUCTION

Malaysia is a beautiful country, and well worth the visit. It's magnificent countryside, rolling hills, awesome jungles, beautiful beaches, and terrific people will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

Capital: Kuala Lumpur

Currency: Ringgit

Languages: Bahasa Melayu, English, Cantonese, Mandarin and Thai

Time Zone: UTC + 8

Power: 240 V, 50 Hz

Climate: Hot humid days and warm sultry nights nearly all year round. Check on the wet seasons though.

Hints and Tips to make a great trip

Be sure to drink only bottled water and rinse any fruits or vegtables with bottled water as well.

Before traveling to Malaysia, check with your doctor to ensure that you are up-to-date with polio, typhoid, tetanus and Hepatitis A vaccinations. If you are planning to travel in rural areas, you must also be vaccinated against Hepatitis B, tuberculosis and rabies. Also, wear plenty of insect repellent to protect against mosquitoes because they're known to carry dengue fever, which is a problem in Malaysia.

Malaysia
Malaysia

ATTRACTIONS

Browse through the markets, where you can get an incredible bargain! Bartering is definitely the order of the day. This is where you can bargain your way to an incredible price.

Taman Negara National Park

Ancient rainforests come alive with wildlife so see if you can catch sight of a leopard, deer or some monkeys. Go with an experienced tour guide. Packages are available to suit everyone. Trek or have a magical experience up in the canopy. The choice is all yours!

Penang Island

Penang Island is steeped with history. This little island is a must-see!

Malacca

Visit Malacca's multicultural past at the Cultural Museum, which is built to represent a sultan's palace and reconstructed from historical documents (Kota Road, next to Porta de Santiago, 06 282 6526). The picturesque street, Jalan Tokong, reflects the port's history. It has a Malay mosque, a Chinese temple and a Hindu temple that are a must see.

RESTAURANTS

NIGHTLIFE

LODGING

Accommodations are suited to all budgets. Be sure to check their availability before you start your trip.

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