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Destination Guide >> Malaysia

Malaysia

 

EXPLORING MALAYSIA

A vibrant blend of Asian cultural influences and British colonial heritage, Malaysia is one of the southeast Asia region's most fascinating and diverse destinations. From the cosmopolitan capital of Kuala Lumpur with its iconic twin towered skyscraper to the humble oceanside fishing communities that pepper the country's east coast, Malaysia offers a cornucopia of delightful travel experiences. Foodies can indulge in the diverse national cuisine that includes Chinese, Indian and Malay dishes, while visitors in search of escape can head to the hill stations or well tended national parks where nature takes centre stage and the variety of flora and fauna is immense. A well developed road and rail network makes travelling around Malaysia swift and comfortable and with English widely spoken, communication is easy.


TRAVEL INFORMATION

Considering a villa holiday in Malaysia?  Here's some useful information to get you started on your vacation planning.

Location:

  • Southeastern Asia, with country borders: Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei. Water borders:  South China Sea.

Passport and Visa Information

  • Citizens of US, UK, and EU countries may enter Malaysia without a visa for a period of 3 months. For updates and visa requirement information for other countries, visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs site (www.kln.gov.my)

Currency

  • Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
  • USD1:MYR3
    EUR1:MYR4.3
    GBP1:MYR4.9
    (for exchange rate updates check on www.xe.com)

Official Language(s)

  • Malay

Climate:

  • Tropical, with southwest monsoons from April to October;  northeast monsoons from October to February.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: 28.7 million
  • Capital City: Kuala Lumpur
  • Country Calling Code(s): +60
  • Electricity: 230/240V, 50 Hz
  • Type(s) of plug / socket:  mainly C, G

Destination Information

  • Tourism Malaysia (www.tourism.gov.my)

 

TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Now that you've decided on your destination, here are some pointers on how you can get to your Malaysia villa.

Airport Info

  • Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL). Depending on your destination, you may need to connect with another domestic flight, or check with us for the most convenient airport depending on your point of origin.

Main Airlines

  • All major airlines

Flag Carrier

  • Malaysia Airlines

Approximate Travel Time from:

  • Los Angeles:  21hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • New York:  21hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • London:  12hr 25min direct
  • Moscow:  14hr+ depending on connecting layover
  • Shanghai:  4hr 50min direct
  • Sydney:  8hr 40min direct

 

 

 

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